Articles tagged 'Lightroom Tutorials'

Exporting Images for Print, Web and Facebook

You have successfully imported images into Lightroom and edited them. Awesome! Now you need to get those precious little files OUT of Lightroom and off to the printer, or onto a thumb drive for your client, or uploaded to Facebook to show potential clients. This vital step is called EXPORTING. During the export all the edits and changes you made in the Develop module will be applied and the new version of your image is created (because Lightroom is non destructive and does not overwrite the original file). Let's go through the export screen a step at a time. Important! Take your.. - Continue Reading

Taking Images from Lightroom to Photoshop

Many photographers, both professional and hobbyists, have more than one editing programs. And, more often than not those two programs are Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If you are new to one or both, you may not realize how beautifully the two programs were designed to work together. Today we want to show you how to set up an external (Adobe) editing program in Lightroom. Lightroom and Photoshop Usually Lightroom will *find* Photoshop and link up with it without you having to do it. However, there are a few changes you may want to make to the settings.. - Continue Reading

Editing in Lightroom Presets with Pretty Presets - Clarissa Hunnewell

Clarissa wrote me recently and shared some edits she had made with the Make It Matte Collection!  I asked if she'd be okay with us sharing them with our page.  Thanks for letting us share, Clarissa.    "I have either used the Pretty Pastels Collection or the Make It Matte Collection. But, overall the Make It Matte is definitely my favorite. Every time I go to edit a photo the very first thing I do it put a preset over it and then adjust everything else from there. Pretty Presets is by far my favorite preset company. I don't edit.. - Continue Reading

From Import to Export: Keeping Tabs on Your Files

When it comes to organizing your files on your computer and in Lightroom, there is no set standard, and everyone has their own way of doing things that works for them, and their way of organizing is usually a combination of a) what they’ve been taught and b) what they’ve learned on their own. The most important thing when it comes to organizing your files is that you understand your system and can locate your images without spending hours searching, and that your files are safe: ie, your computer isn’t about to explode from being full of unused images, and.. - Continue Reading

How and Where to Backup Your Lightroom Catalog

Today I am talking about one of the most important things you should be doing in Lightroom: backing up the Lightroom catalog to an off site location. In a previous post I explained what the catalog was - the compilation of all the images you have imported into Lightroom. Not only is the catalog file (.lrcat) your virtual picture library, but it is also all the organizational systems you have created such as keywords and collections, and it is all the edit steps you have taken for each and every picture you've ever edited in Lightroom (and is still in the.. - Continue Reading

One Setting in Lightroom That Can Make a Big Difference

There is one little setting that is so very often overlooked in Lightroom and it's a setting that can make editing quicker and easier - Lens Correction. Some camera lenses will do weird things to an image, like wide angles can make people or building lean into towards the center of an image. Or, it can stretch subjects wider who are on near the edge of the frame. Some lenses, like my Nikon 60mm f2.8 macro, will put a vignette on the image. Vignettes are an effect many photographers add to an image to help make the subject more of.. - Continue Reading

Editing Newborns in Lightroom

Newborns photos are some of the sweetest images you will ever capture. They are beautiful and precious and all things wonderful. However, newborn pictures can sometimes show the babies to be red, splotchy, jaundiced, with red or purple hands and feet, and so on. Images of newborns almost always need some help in post processing. This post will show you how to use presets and brushes to remedy the most common problems in newborn images. If you are simply going for a "clean edit" then start with the global presets first (presets on the left side of the Develop module,.. - Continue Reading

To Lightroom Photoshop and Back + Free Notes

To Lightroom Photoshop and Back Webinar Learn how to make global and local adjustments to images in Lightroom, then take them to Photoshop for further editing, then return the images back to Lightroom for exporting.  During the webinar we will cover: Global versus local adjustments Syncing multiple images in Lightroom Opening those images in Photoshop (without exporting) Editing in Photoshop with actions, textures, and adjustment layers Taking back to Lightroom for batch exporting  Click here to instantly download the notes that will help guide you through the webinar!   - Continue Reading

Using the Spot Removal Tool On Small To Medium Sized Areas

One of my favorite features in Lightroom is the spot removal tool. The word “spot” is a bit misleading, at least for me – when I read the word “spot” I think of dust spots or skin blemishes. The spot removal tool can remove pretty much anything, though, and in a very discreet way! This is one of my favorite photos of two of my good friends from their wedding in Costa Rica a couple of years ago. It wasn’t until I got home and looked at my images, though, that I saw an unwanted visitor, 3 o’clock. This is an.. - Continue Reading

Make Your Backlit Images Pop in Lightroom

Mastering beautifully backlit photos takes some practice with both shooting and editing. Even if your backlit shots are near perfect in camera, you will, most likely, still want to make some minor adjustments in Lightroom to really make your backlit images pop. Here are a few quick tricks to do just that! This is my original image straight out of the camera: It isn’t too bad, but I think it can use a little boost, for sure. First, I’m making adjustments to the Contrast and Exposure. Backlit images tend to be overexposed in areas, so reducing the exposure slightly will.. - Continue Reading

Printing in Lightroom

If you are like me and enjoy printing your images, you are going to love the Print module in Lightroom! The Print module gives you the option to select from a list of print templates, or use your own print specifications. For this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through how to make a standard 8X10 print using the Print module. Select the image you would like to print, and then navigate to the Print module. Select Single Image/Contact Sheet, since we are only printing one photo:Leave the Zoom to Fill box UNCHECKED, as this will prevent Lightroom from clipping the.. - Continue Reading

Essentials to Editing in Lightroom

This one hour webinar will help you get comfortable with editing in Lightroom by teaching you necessary and time-saving techniques.During the webinar we will cover:Global and local editing in the Develop moduleMaking snapshots for comparing editsCreating virtual copies for multiple versions of imagesSynching edits on similar imagesExporting so edits are applied to imagesDon't forget to sign-up for our last webinar on Sunday + a Marketing Webinar:From Lightroom to Photoshop and Back - This will be held at 5pm EST by Amanda Padgett, our Lightroom Instructor, here at Pretty Presets.Free Marketing Webinar: 10 Reasons Why Your Marketing is Not Bringing In Clients - This.. - Continue Reading