Articles tagged 'Lightroom Tutorials'

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

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