Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days--Developing Photos With Presets

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Editing photos in Lightroom using presets saves me so much time!  I can’t imagine editing photos without them.  That being said, the workflow is a little different than editing it on your own.  So let’s get started. **Note: When I say presets, I am also including Lightroom Brushes and Filters. Just thought you should know at the start! :) Where to Start? I always start by evaluating my photo and making a few decisions about what it needs.  Is it underexposed? Is the white balance WAY off? Did it turn out the way I envisioned it? Does it need a...

4 Secrets to a Faster Lightroom Workflow

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As much as I love photography and Lightroom, I don’t want to spend endless hours editing there.  I am a busy mom and my time is valuable. Today I want to share with you 4 secrets I have discovered for speeding up my photo editing workflow in Lightroom. 1.  Pick your Favorites First!   The VERY FIRST thing I do after I shoot a session is come home and pick my favorites.  For a typical family portrait or engagement session, I am looking for 25-40 favorite images (depending on the session) that I will show to my client.  When I...

Backing Up Your Pretty Presets for Lightroom

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I love my Lightroom presets.  I use them everyday. I never want to be without them. So I give them a little TLC and choose to back them up so they will always be there for me when needed.   Here are some tips for backing up your Lightroom presets and a step-by-step for guide for doing it. Why Should I Backup My Presets? Because thousands of computers crash everyday.  And thousands of people change computers everyday. Approximately 6 of those are Pretty Presets users.  How do we know that? Just guessing. (Actually, we field your support questions.) ;) When...

Workflow from Start to Finish

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Workflow from Start to Finish 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 We have FREE NOTES for you!  Click on the button below to download.   Reserve your spot for Sunday, March 8th!  We're so exciting to have a webinar all about using templates in lightroom and exporting! Learn how to export for web and print. We'll also be sharing...

Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: Developing Your Photos

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Exporting Your Photos for Print

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Exporting images can sometimes get confusing.  Let’s face it, there are lots of different settings to choose and endless combinations of numbers to input. So today I am going to break it down in an easy step by step and let you know exactly what you need to do to export photos for print. **Please Note: When I say print, I mean anytime you are giving files to clients or sending them to a lab/printer for print. Opening For Export You can get to the Export dialog in 3 ways.   The first is just highlight/select any photo from your...

Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: The Develop Module

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The develop module is where you will be developing your photos.  This is the the most exciting place to hang out in Lightroom.  There are so many options for editing your photos and when you are finished here your photos will look fabulous. There is lots to know about this section, so lets dig in and get you oriented! Navigator We covered this in the last lesson, but as a review, this is where you will see a preview of your image.  As you use the zoom tools above this small view of your photo, a rectangle will appear and...

Free Lightroom Templates for You (Facebook Timeline and Blog Templates)

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Free Lightroom Print Templates For You Something I appreciate about our private group on Pretty Presets (which you should join HERE) is the feedback we receive.  So many great ideas are shared on how we can enhance your business.  Whether it be through blog posts, the webinar material or through products.  One idea that was shared, was the idea of Lightroom Print Templates.  These templates are not only fun to use, but will save you the time of having to run to Photoshop.   Click on the button below to download them.  It will take you to a page to checkout,...

Snapshots, Virtual Copies, Histograms and Noise Reduction

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Lightroom Webinar Recording + Free Notes We had such a great webinar and wanted to split it up so you could enjoy each part individually. Amanda shared about histograms, virtual copies, snapshots and noise reduction in lightroom. Also, be sure to download our free notes!  Thanks for being a part of our community.   Histograms and Lightroom   Snapshots and Virtual Copies in Lightroom     Noise Reduction in Lightroom

Export Your Lightroom Photos for the Web

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Exporting images can sometimes get confusing.  Let’s face it, there are lots of different settings to choose and endless combinations of numbers to input. So today I am going to break it down in an easy step by step and let you know exactly what you need to do to export photos for the web. **Please note: When I say web, I am including Facebook, blogs, and pretty much anywhere you post on the web!  The setting will all be the same or very similar. Opening for Export You can get to the Export dialog in 3 ways.   The...

Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: Library Module

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Modules.  This is a word you will hear around Lightroom a lot. Just think of Lightroom’s Modules as different sections of Lightroom.  Each one does something completely different.  So the next two posts in this series are going to cover the two most important modules for beginners: The Library Module and the Develop Module Where to Find and Access the Modules The different Lightroom Modules (sections) are found at the top to the main Lightroom window.  To move to a different module, all you need to do is click on it’s name and you are there! You should also know...

Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days—Importing

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Once you are a Lightroom user, the best way to import photos from your memory card to your hard drive will be through Lightroom.  This way you can add your photos to your hard drive AND let Lightroom know about them at the same time. **The best way to learn from these tutorials will be to follow along.  So open up Lightroom and get ready to import.** Amanda always tells new users to really go slow with this process the first few times.  I think that is GREAT advice.  Once you have done it several times, you’ll get into a...