Pretty Preset Collection Edits: Matte, Film, Summer, Color Luxe & Pastels

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One of the most common questions asked about Pretty Presets is which collection to purchase and, of course, everyone loves to see a good before and after example. We've put together some various edits from five of the Pretty Preset collections, all with the same image. This way, you can see how various presets from the various sets impact the same image and this should help you to choose which collection will be fit your personal processing style. Stay tuned for Part Two, which will showcase the remaining Pretty Preset Collections.  The Summer Limited Edition Collection Starting Preset: Aurora Sky Adjustments: Skin...

The Editing Cheat Sheet #2: Includes 10 Recipes for Editing in Lightroom

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Last week, we walked through ten easy editing recipes and this week we are going to do ten more, so sit back and enjoy. Of course, as I've mentioned before, it is important to remember that presets will act differently on various images. By that I mean, the quality, color, and direction of your light, the choices you make during exposure, and the true-to-life colors existing in your original image will all play a role in how a preset impacts your image. However, these weekly Editing Cheat Sheets should shed some light on how presets, workflow sets, brushes, filters, and manual...

The Editing Cheat Sheet: Includes 10 Recipes for Editing in Lightroom

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Everyone loves a good before and after example, but sometimes, they can leave you wondering exactly how a certain edit was achieved using a particular preset. In this blog post, I'm going to dive a bit deeper into several edits and tell you exactly how I came to a final image. Of course, it is important to remember that presets will act differently on various images. By that I mean, the quality, color, and direction of your light, the choices you make during exposure, and the true-to-life colors existing in your original image will all play a role in how...

Free Training: Workflow from Start to Finish in Lightroom

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Workflow from Start to Finish in Lightroom We listened to your recommendations! Join us for the one hour workshop that will illustrate an efficient and effective workflow for a batch of pictures. With one small group of images we will: Go through the import process  Add keywords and make collections in the Library  Edit images in the Develop module with presets, brushes, and other tools  Go through the export process for the web and print Collections used during training: Workflow Collection, Perfect Portrait Brushes, Graduated Filters and Fine Art Film. Free Notes: CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ENJOY THE...

Free Lightroom Training Available - Reserve Your Seat!

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We'd love to help you SAVE MORE TIME! This is the first time we've offered the same class within the same week, but are offering two different times. We know your schedules are busy, but we're hoping you can make it! Reserve your seat here: http://bit.ly/savingtimelrtraining We've put together a one-hour training dedicated to helping you use presets, brushes and graduated filters to their full potential. We'll also be sharing other great tips and tricks to save you time during our time together. Our hope is that this hour together will encourage you as you use lightroom and ultimately save...

NEW!! Summer Limited Edition Collection

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JUST RELEASED: Summer Limited Edition Set for only $35 We're so excited to introduce our newest Pretty Presets collection to you! Plus, for a limited time it's only $35. This includes 14 Pretty Presets. You can also enjoy a special bonus: 12 Horizontal Bokeh Presets. Come check out the entire collection here! The Summer Limited Edition Collection brings beautiful light and color to your natural light images! Create your own signature style with soft and sunny summer colors, rich jewel tones, and luscious black & white conversions. This collection is perfect for any style of natural light portrait photography. You can use these...

Video Tutorial: How to Clone in Lightroom

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How to Clone in Lightroom Some Additional Tips for Cloning in Lightroom: If you need to clone a smaller area next to a larger area that you've already cloned, you can move the the already cloned area out of the way to allow you access to that spot you need to clone. Once you're done cloning that that small area, simply move your larger clone backgo over clones areas with a skin smoothing brush to make it look more seamless. That helps the edges look blend in better. Run a skin smoothing brush over cloned areas to make it look...

The Lightroom Lab: An 8-Week Course to Mastering Lightroom

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***SOLD OUT*** We'll be offering again next year, see you then! We're so excited to launch our brand new 8-week course on Mastering Lightroom! We've had requests for this type of course for years, and are so thrilled to finally be able to offer it to you. The nine lessons covered in the Lightroom Lab are comprehensive and are designed to help you learn core principles and then gradually build your skills. By the end of the eight weeks you will have a deeper understanding of Lightroom and be able to use it confidently and effectively.Your teacher will be Amanda...

4 Days to Sharper Photos: Sharpening in Lightroom

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In the last 3 posts, we have talked about how to get sharper images in-camera.  Today, I am going to share how to take an already sharp image and give it a little bit more sharpening in Lightroom. **NOTE: You can’t make an out-of-focus image instantly sharp in Lightroom. Sharpening a blurry photo in Lightroom will do nothing except for sharpen the blurry pixels.  This isn’t a fix for a badly out-of-focus image.** As you begin to move each slider in the Detail panel, hold down the ALT/OPTION key while adjusting each.  As you do this you will see the...

Mini Session Edit With Pretty Presets

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Mini Session Edit with Pretty Presets

Workflow Wednesday Edits

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Workflow Wednesday Edits

5 Ways to Customize Your Pretty Presets in Lightroom

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One of the most asked question on our Pretty Presets Facebook Page and in the Pretty Presets Facebook Group is, “The preset I applied is too much.  How do I tone it down?” Or, “Is there a way to lower the opacity of a preset?” Today, I thought I would address this question in a blog post because there are several different ways to adjust your presets in Lightroom and the way you choose to adjust them may be different depending on the preset you apply. **Disclaimer: It is really hard to adjust a preset if you know very little...