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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...

Achieve Soft, Dreamy Images: Adjusting Clarity, Contrast & Vibrance

Achieve Soft, Dreamy Images: Adjusting Clarity, Contrast & Vibrance

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  Are you new to Lightroom and wondering how you can achieve dreamy, soft images in post-processing? While there are many different ways to achieve this sought-after look, one way that is quick (and by quick, I mean you can do this in 30 seconds) and easy is to reduce Clarity, boost Contrast, and reduce Vibrance. Let's do a quick walk-through! SELECT THE DEVELOP MODULE Note: this can also be done in the Library Module, but you will have more control in the Develop Module We are going to be working with Clarity, Contrast, and Vibrance (which is just below...

Editing Faces With the Perfect Portrait Brushes

Editing Faces With the Perfect Portrait Brushes

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Editing faces and skin is such an important part of any portrait session.  I don't like to do a heavy edit on a face. How I Use the Perfect Portrait Brushes in My Editing Workflow The Perfect Portrait Brushes are a huge part of my portrait workflow. For each of my senior girl sessions, I edit the face using the following brushes: Add Clarity to eyebrows and eyelashes (I don't change the strength), Eyes Sharpen to the eyeballs (Again, I don't change the strength) and Skin Smooth (I usually change the clarity to around -70. If there is acne, I use...

3 Minute Intro to Sharpening in Lightroom

3 Minute Intro to Sharpening in Lightroom

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  When shooting in RAW, you may find that your images tend to look sharp in the LCD preview on your camera, but soft when you bring them in to Lightroom. This is because your camera's software is generating a JPEG preview, since RAW images are not viewable, and need to be converted to a viewable file format. In order to replicate what you saw on your camera's LCD screen, you will need to apply a bit of sharpening in Lightroom. Here is a quick overview of some of the most commonly used sharpening sliders in Lightroom! In the Develop...

Mastering Brushes and Graduated Filters in Lightroom

Mastering Brushes and Graduated Filters in Lightroom

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Mastering Brushes and Graduated Filters in Lightroom We'd like to help you save time while editing in Lightroom! This one-hour training has been dedicated to helping you use brushes and graduated filters to their full potential. We'll also be sharing other great tips and tricks to save you time during our time together. Our hope is that this hour together will encourage you as you use lightroom and ultimately save you more time, too! During this training, Amanda used the Perfect Portrait Brushes and the Graduated Filters.   Free Training: Mastering Your Workflow from Start to Finish in Lightroom us for...

2016 Bestseller Bundle: Your Images Edited

2016 Bestseller Bundle: Your Images Edited

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Edits with the Sugar & Spice Collection and Summer Limited Collection Sometimes with Lightroom presets, we see the gorgeous before and after images and worry that OUR images may not look as good using the presets as what we see showcased. Today we wanted to show you that your images look just as wonderful edited with the NEW 2016 Bestseller Bundle as the sample images you see on the site.  Here are some images that were shared in our Facebook Group for us to edit using this collection. Photo Credit: Ashley Burton Sugar and Spice Collection Honeycrisp, Add Drama I,...