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Using Lightroom's Hue Panel to Green-Up Grass

Using Lightroom's Hue Panel to Green-Up Grass

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The HSL panel in Lightroom isn't one that often gets talked about or sees lots of use—especially the Hue section of that panel.  Moving the sliders in the Hue Panel can create some interesting color shifts that are unnatural and crazy. But this tool also has some amazing super powers when it comes to subtly changing the color of the grass and sky to better fit your vision for the photograph. Watch this video or follow the steps below to learn how you can change dead grass to a more healthy green or over-exposed mid-day sun grass to a prettier...

Editing Seniors With The Limited Edition Summer Collection + The Color Luxe Workflow Collection

Editing Seniors With The Limited Edition Summer Collection + The Color Luxe Workflow Collection

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This week's Editing Cheat Sheet is all about editing seniors, or any other subject your heart might desire, using the Limited Edition Summer Collection and the Color Luxe Workflow Collection together. I love using the different workflow sets offered by Pretty Presets in conjunction with my other Pretty Presets collections such as the Summer Collection because they really allow you to fine tune your edits to fit your own personal processing style. Here are some incredibly easy and varied edits using these two collections together. Love what you see? Add the Limited Edition Summer Collection and the Color Luxe Workflow Collection to your...

Adjusting the Matte and Haze Effect of a Pretty Preset

Adjusting the Matte and Haze Effect of a Pretty Preset

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One of the questions we get asked a lot is about how to reduce the matte or haze effect of a preset. Some of the presets in our collections add a slight matte or haze effect to your image and it is easy to adjust if you know how. You can adjust the these effects using the tone curve!  Watch this video to learn how to adjust this effect or follow the steps below the video! Using the Tone Curve Both these effects are created using the Tone Curve Panel. The Tone Curve Panel is located just below the Basic...

Creating Blog Boards in Lightroom Using Lightroom's Print Module

Creating Blog Boards in Lightroom Using Lightroom's Print Module

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We get asked frequently if it is possible to use Lightroom to create collages to share on social media and blogs.  The answers is a big YES!  Not only is it possible but it is simple to do once you understand how to set your settings and add your images.  And once you create a blog template, it is easy to save them for use next time! Follow the steps in the video or instructions below the video to easily create collages for your blog or social media! Getting Started To create a blog board in Lightroom's Print Module, you...

Video Editing In Lightroom: How To Apply Your Favorite Pretty Presets to Video

Video Editing In Lightroom: How To Apply Your Favorite Pretty Presets to Video

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Did you know that you can edit video in Lightroom? In this tutorial, we will show you Lightroom's video capabilities, how to make basic adjustments, capture a still frame, and how to apply your favorite Pretty Presets to a video. Note - Keep in mind that Lightroom will only allow you to edit all the frames as a whole, so you will not be able to splice video clips together, and any adjustments you make to exposure and color tones will be applied to the video in its entirety. IMPORTING You import video the same way you would a photo,...

5 Must-Know Shortcuts for Lightroom's Brush Tool

5 Must-Know Shortcuts for Lightroom's Brush Tool

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Here at Pretty Presets we are all about saving you time so that you can spend more time with those you love and less time on the computer.  Shortcuts are another way that you can save time in Lightroom. These 5 Lightroom shortcuts for the brush tools are MUST-KNOW! Adjustment Brush Tool Shortcuts K—Open the Brush Tool/Close the Brush Tool This is the most basic shortcut you need to know and it will save you from having to click the "Done" button or clicking "Close".  All you need to do is type the "K" key to open the Brush Tool and...

3 Things You Might Not Know About the Split Toning Panel

3 Things You Might Not Know About the Split Toning Panel

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You love the look of your favorite presets, but have you ever investigated to see how they're created? Lightroom is a masterful tool and its split toning panel is one of many awesome elements. Here are a few things you might not know about split toning. Where is the Split Toning Panel? Split toning is located on the right hand side right underneath the HSL panel. (Hint: right click on any of the panels and select "solo mode" if you prefer to open one panel at a time. My OCD thanks me.   What Does It Do? Split toning affects...

5 Must-Know Shortcuts for Lightroom's Develop Module

5 Must-Know Shortcuts for Lightroom's Develop Module

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  At Pretty Presets, almost everything we do is about saving time in Lightroom.  We want you to spend less time on the computer and more time with those that you love.  That is why keyboard shortcuts are so valuable in Lightroom. Get familiar with these must-know shortcuts for Lightroom's Develop Module and you will quickly be saving lots of time in Lightroom!  Develop Mode Shortcuts D—Develop Mode We'll start with the most obvious.  Since we spend so much time developing our photos in the Develop Module it is important to know how to get there with just a finger...

Editing Recipe: Recreate the Look of Film Using the Clean & Creative Advanced Workflow

Editing Recipe: Recreate the Look of Film Using the Clean & Creative Advanced Workflow

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Recreating the look of film in digital photography is quite the trend at the moment! Many photographers edit in a style that replicates the look of film photos that have been printed and have aged over time. The thing is, when the photos were first printed, though, they didn't have the green and magenta shifts that have become so popular when recreating a "vintage" look in digital photography. I have written several tutorials over the years that address how to get that faded/distressed photo look, but today I want to talk about how to replicate the look of film straight...

Adding More Haze and Enhancing Sun with the Enchanted Garden Collection

Adding More Haze and Enhancing Sun with the Enchanted Garden Collection

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Beautiful sun can make a good photo great!  But we don't always get the beautiful sun that we were looking for on each shoot. The Enchanted Garden Collection includes some beautiful haze brushes that allow you to add an extra touch of sun or just an overall hazy effect to your images! Watch Amy edit this photo and using the Enchanted Garden Collection and specifically the included haze brushes!   

Getting a Perfect White Balance with the Enchanted Garden Collection

Getting a Perfect White Balance with the Enchanted Garden Collection

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White Balance is one of the questions we get asked about when using presets.  With this preset collection, we have taken a step that we hope will help people get the best results with as little tweaking as possible. Each of the presets in this collection have the white balance set to Auto.  By doing this, we give the most amount of images the best results possible.  However, your image may not look it's best adjusted this with this white balance setting so we have created some one click changes you can make to your image to get the white...

Editing Portraits With the Enchanted Garden Presets and Brushes

Editing Portraits With the Enchanted Garden Presets and Brushes

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The Enchanted Garden Collection is a gorgeous set of spring-like presets to enhance color and create light airy edits!  Hopefully you have purchased this collection and had a chance to go through it and get familiar with what it offers as a collection. The Enchanted Garden Collection does a great job of handling white balance and skin tones.  Make sure to take advantages of the white balance POST presets in this collection as well as the brushes to help enhance and reduce color. When editing portraits with any presets, it is generally best to add your brush edits for skin...