Articles tagged 'Lightroom Tutorials'

4 Ways to Enhance the Sky in Lightroom

4 Simple and Fast Ways to Enhance the Sky in Your Photos Using Lightroom Sometimes, you just aren’t going to have perfectly blue skies and big, billowy clouds in your photos. Don’t worry, though – there are a few ways to give your skies some zing in a pinch, without having to open Photoshop and make a full-on sky replacement.1. Graduated Filters One of the most popular ways of editing skies in Lightroom is using the Graduated Filter tool, highlighted above. It can be found in the Develop Module. In the image below, we have a typical snow sky – completely.. - Continue Reading

How to Fix Blemishes and Reduce Wrinkles in Lightroom

A common question we get in the free webinars and at the help desk is how to fix blemishes without taking the image to Photoshop. Many Lightroom users do not realize how useful the "spot removal tool" can be for fixing blemishes such as scratches, food particles, pimples, etc. This tool continues to be improved with each Lightroom release and really can handle most of your healing and cloning needs. The spot removal tool is used to remove unwanted objects or blemishes via one of two modes:the clone mode or heal mode. The clone mode is best for hiding unwanted.. - Continue Reading

Editing Skin Tones in Lightroom

Thank you for joining us last night.  It was so good to have you.  If you missed out or simply want to watch it again then please enjoy the recording below.  Don't forget to reserve your spot for our webinars coming up on the 20th and 27th of July.  Also, enjoy FREE NOTES from our webinar last night.  Essentials to Editing in Lightroom  From Lightroom to Photoshop and Back Editing Skin Tones in Lightroom Learn how to identify when a subject’s skin is too cool or warm, and how to make adjustments to correct the problem. During the webinar we.. - Continue Reading

3 Ways to Correct White Balance in Lightroom

Colors. Temperatures. Tints. All things "white balance." It can all get so confusing and take what was a fun activity and turn it into a frustrating one. This tutorial will take some of the frustration away by teaching you how to quickly and easily fix white balance in Lightroom. White balance is the color temperature of an image, as it was captured by your camera. Why isn't the white balance perfect every time? Your camera can't read the color of light like it can the strength of light. It needs YOU to tell it what to do, what the like.. - Continue Reading

How to Make Diptychs in Lightroom

Have you ever wondered how to make a diptych in Lightroom? Not only is it possible, it is simple, though not completely obvious, seeing as how it is in the Print module, not Develop. Here’s how: Once you have your two images edited and ready to be diptyched (not a word, but I’m pretending it is) select the Print module in Lightroom. Under Layout Style, select Custom Package.  Under Rulers, Grid & Guides, turn Grid Snap off, and under Show Guides, you can check or uncheck which boxes suit your needs. I like to have Rulers and Page Grid displayed,.. - Continue Reading

How to Correct Skin Tones in Lightroom

One of the editing steps that many people find the most challenging when editing portraits is how to make skin tones more accurate to the subject and pleasing to the viewer. It is important to mention that skin tones is not a simple subject because much of the "tone" comes from the camera and photographer, but only the editing of skin tones will be discussed in this tutorial. This tutorial will show how brushes from the Perfect Portrait custom brush collection can be used to correct skin tones in Lightroom. Brushes are local adjustments that can be done at any.. - Continue Reading

100+ Free Adobe Lightroom Tutorials

We've put together this fantastic resource page for you!  We hope it will help you as you navigate and learn Adobe Lightroom.  This blog post is full of 100+ lightroom tutorials about Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, lightroom presets and lightroom workshops.  We hope you enjoy and thank you for being here.  Also, be sure to check out our 70+ Free Photography Tutorials that we recently posted.  We hope both of these resources will save you time while using lightroom and encourage you in your photography business. If you don't have time to read this today, you can pin 70+ Free Photography Tutorials and pin 100+.. - Continue Reading

Did You Lose Something in Lightroom? How to get it back!

We love Lightroom here.  But have you ever almost pulled your hair out because a part of it goes missing?  Here are some tips to help you find what might have gone missing! 1. Did You Lose the Toolbar? There is a little Toolbar below the photos or grid of photos in Lightroom.  Depending on the module you are in or the tool you have selected, it shows different things.  And usually they are important things. So you can imagine if the toolbar goes missing, it might be really frustrating.  Luckily, it is an easy fix.  Just press the letter.. - Continue Reading

What is a Lightroom Catalog?

The Lightroom catalog is something that confuses many new Lightroom users. Often they ignore the catalog and entire Library module and simply import and edit. My goal is that everyone will come to understand what the catalog is, how to manage it, and how to efficiently organize their images inside Lightroom. So, what is the "catalog?" Simply put, it is a compilation of images you have imported into Lightroom. You can have one catalog or several catalogs. When you first install Lightroom, a catalog is created for you, either from scratch with no images in it or from a Photoshop.. - Continue Reading

Fixing Under-Eye Circles in Lightroom

Under-eye circles - everyone has them. Sometimes lighting and/or direction can cause them to look worse than they really are, so a bit of editing is called for to reduce them. I will be honest, I used to take every image that needed under-eye circle help to Photoshop Elements because I didn't think the circles could be helped in Lightroom. Then along came the custom brushes from Pretty Presets, with one specifically for under-eye circles and I was hooked! To reduce under-eye circles on a person first activate your brush tool either by clicking 'b' on your keyboard or by.. - Continue Reading

Advanced Lightroom Webinar

Here is a recorded webinar from our Advanced Lightroom Class. We hope you can enjoy it here. During this webinar Amanda discussed more about library filters, metadata, shortcuts that save time, taking pics to photoshop and back to Lightroom, and advanced exporting. You can also watch our Lightroom for Beginners webinar or Intermediate Lightroom Webinar. Thank you for being here! Lightroom for Beginners: We'll cover basic importing, the develop module, simple edit steps with presets and brushes and a basic export.  Intermediate Lightroom Class: We'll cover more about collections, keywords, virtual copies, snapshots, editing with presets and brushes, local adjustment tools, syncing, and exporting.  Advanced Lightroom.. - Continue Reading

How Lightroom’s Collections Can Save You Time

Lightroom has a neat feature called Collections.  It has been there for quite a while.  Some of you may know about it and a few of you may even use it.  But many photographer’s I know don’t really take advantage of this feature. Today, I wanted to share how you can use Lightroom’s Collections feature to save you time. Stop Going Back and Forth Between the Library and Develop Modules Most photographers I know use a folder system to keep their photos organized.  This is smart.  But folders aren’t accessible when you are in the Develop Module.  That means that.. - Continue Reading