How to Layer Presets Using the NEW Luminous Collection

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Layer presets is something that we get asked about A LOT.  Not ALL presets can be layered.  However, MANY in our collections can. We want to share with you exactly how to do this. Remember: You can't ruin your photo by playing around with it.  Lightroom's history is FOREVER.  You can always go back in time to the edit you loved.  Also know that Snapshots and Virtual Copies are a great way to play around with your photo and save different editing versions.     Find Out More About the Luminous Collection

7 Days to Mastering Manual Mode: Putting it All Together

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Light Meter To get the perfect exposure, the perfect amount of light has to hit your sensor.  If you let in too little light, your photographs will be dark and generally gray-looking.  If you let in too much light, your photos will be very bright and generally washed-out in color. You control how much light hits the sensor using Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. We’ve talked about these three in our last 3 posts, so hopefully these aren’t new words for you.   We use the in-camera light meter to help us get the perfect exposure.  Your light meter looks...

Free Lightroom Training: Lightroom 6 + Adding Bokeh, Sun Flare and Haze to your Images

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Thank you for joining us! Thank you for joining our webinar tonight. We're so glad you came! We'll be working on getting the recorded training up on the blog so you can view it this week. Don't forget some of the offers we shared during the webinar!  If you have questions, please be sure to join our private facebook group.   Free Notes for Lightroom 6 + Adding Bokeh, Sun Flare and Haze in Lightroom We have free notes just for you!  Thank you so much for joining us.  You can click the link below and the notes will instantly download for...

Add Bokeh, Sun Flare and Haze in Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and the Creative Cloud

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Come see the Luminous Collection in action!  See how easy it is to add bokeh, sun flare and haze to your images.  We've included some great tips and tricks for you, too. Lightroom 6 Release! Learn more about the updates to Lightroom 6 today!  Read more here on the updates to Lightroom 6. New Luminous Collection Make your images "Luminous" with the NEW collection from Pretty Presets for Lightroom The Pretty Presets Luminous Collection will add gorgeous light to your images! For the first time in Lightroom, you can now add bokeh with a click of a button.  New advances in...

Questions and Answers About Upgrading to Lightroom 6

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I am super excited for the new version of Lightroom.  However, I know that many of you have questions about upgrading and some of you even find it downright scary.  Today, I wanted to answer some of the questions I have gotten about Lightroom 6 in hopes that you'll feel more comfortable upgrading! Will my Pretty Presets work in Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC? Yes they will! If you have any of our current sets, they will work in the newest version of Lightroom.  If you have any of the sets we retired earlier this year (Dreamy Baby, Spring, Color,...

Free Training: Lightroom 6 Release + Adding Bokeh, Sun Flare and Haze to your Images

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During this one hour online class we will discuss how to speed your workflow and edit efficiently with the new Luminous Collection. With this set we'll help improve underexposed images, adding light to overcast days and add some creativity to your images. We'll also briefly discuss some of the updates to Lightroom 6. Can't wait to see you there!  Lightroom 6 Release! Learn more about the updates to Lightroom 6 today!  Read more here on the updates to Lightroom 6. New Luminous Collection We're so excited to announce our newest collection! Introducing the LUMINOUS COLLECTION for Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6...

What’s New in Lightroom 6?

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  It is an exciting day for Lightroom users.  The long awaited release of Lightroom 6 is finally here.  If you are wondering what is new in this version of Lightroom, continue reading and I’ll fill you in! 1. NEW Brush Tool in the Radial and Gradient Filters In my opinion, this is the most exciting addition.  Now, when using the Radial Filter or Gradient Filter, you can brush on more of the effect to other areas of the photo OR you can erase the effect from areas of your photo. Graduated and Radial filters also now have colored overlays...

10 Things I Wish I Knew When Starting My Photography Business

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I just celebrated 5 years of being in business (yay me!!).  I remember when I first started my business, thinking it can’t be too hard.  After all, I just need to take great pictures, edit them, and give them back to people.  I could not have been more wrong.  How was I to know that taking pictures was what I would spend the least amount doing?  I spent the first month giving people the cd of images but quickly changed that and began offering prints and products.  I wanted to see in print what I had created!  As I’ve looked...

2 Free Pretty Presets for You!

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We're so excited to give away two Pretty Preset favorites!  Introducing "Dove" from our exclusive member-only download at Rock The Shot and "Aquarius V2" from our retired Retro Portrait Collection.  We hope these two unique presets will make editing just a little bit more fun today!  Join our private Pretty Presets group to instantly download now. Inside your download, you'll receive: Dove and Aquarius V2 Instructions for downloading and installing, possible speedbumps  Special Offer For You IMPORTANT: These will only be available until Sunday, April 26th at midnight EST.  Make sure you download today.  When clicking "DOWNLOAD HERE" you will...

20+ Webinars for Lightroom 5 {With Bonus Webinar Notes Included}

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  Learning Lightroom can be a daunting task!  We love to help you learn and have provided MANY webinars over the years to help you do just that.  The good news is that these webinars are available for you whenever you need to learn.  Scroll through the ones below and find the topics that you need to learn more about!  Happy LEARNING! Lightroom for Beginners   Editing in Lightroom 5    Workflow from Start to Finish   We have FREE NOTES for you!  Click on the button below to download.   Mastering the Brush and Graduated Filter   Free Notes...

7 Days to Mastering Manual Mode: Understanding ISO

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What is ISO? ISO measures the sensitivity of the camera sensor to light.   The term ISO is from the days of film.  Film is made up of little crystal grains.  At ISO 100 or 200, those crystal grains are very tiny and need more light to expose them.  With ISO 1600 or 3200 film, the crystal grains are larger and thus need less light to expose them. The trade off is that the larger crystal grains are more noticeable and photos are less smooth. Digital cameras have ISO equivalents.  However, with digital cameras it isn’t crystal grains that become...

Mastering Skin Tones and Brushes in Lightroom

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Mastering Skin Tones and Brushes in Lightroom Thank you so much for attending.  We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed all of the fantastic questions at the end, too.  Be sure to watch it through to the end, so you can check out the Q&A session also.   During the webinar Amanda shared about how to create natural skin tones in Lightroom, how to take advantage of the Pretty Presets brushes and graduated filters and how to enhance your images in Lightroom.  She used the Perfect Portrait Brushes and the Graduated Filters for these edits. Be sure to click...