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Using Lightroom's Hue Panel to Green-Up Grass

Using Lightroom's Hue Panel to Green-Up Grass

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The HSL panel in Lightroom isn't one that often gets talked about or sees lots of use—especially the Hue section of that panel.  Moving the sliders in the Hue Panel can create some interesting color shifts that are unnatural and crazy. But this tool also has some amazing super powers when it comes to subtly changing the color of the grass and sky to better fit your vision for the photograph. Watch this video or follow the steps below to learn how you can change dead grass to a more healthy green or over-exposed mid-day sun grass to a prettier...

Adjusting the Matte and Haze Effect of a Pretty Preset

Adjusting the Matte and Haze Effect of a Pretty Preset

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One of the questions we get asked a lot is about how to reduce the matte or haze effect of a preset. Some of the presets in our collections add a slight matte or haze effect to your image and it is easy to adjust if you know how. You can adjust the these effects using the tone curve!  Watch this video to learn how to adjust this effect or follow the steps below the video! Using the Tone Curve Both these effects are created using the Tone Curve Panel. The Tone Curve Panel is located just below the Basic...

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...

Fixing Wrinkles on a Background Using the Spot Healing Tool in Lightroom

Fixing Wrinkles on a Background Using the Spot Healing Tool in Lightroom

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Last month, Erika of Erika Marie Photography posted a photo in the Facebook Group where she had done lots of cloning and healing in Lightroom instead of taking the photo into Photoshop.  Since many think that cloning in Lightroom not as good as Photoshop, we are on a quest to prove them wrong. We loved her edit and wanted to let you see a video of how she uses the cloning and healing tool in Lightroom.  Go ahead and try it on one of your images.  It won't take long before you aren't taking many images into Photoshop any more!...

Workflow Wednesday: Getting a Correct White Balance

Workflow Wednesday: Getting a Correct White Balance

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Fixing White Balance with The Eye Dropper Tool Getting the proper white balance on your images is an important factor in editing.  The more you edit photos, the more you will be able to see when the white balance is wrong and how to fix it.  Lightroom's eye dropper tool can be a HUGE help to get the white balance right.  Watch Amy in this video use this tool to get it just right!   Fixing Blue and Red Casts Start this video at about 6 minutes in to watch Amy as she fixes a blue cast and red skin...

Workflow Wednesday Video Tutorials: Removing Green Color Casts, Cloning Large Objects, and Portrait Editing Workflow

Workflow Wednesday Video Tutorials: Removing Green Color Casts, Cloning Large Objects, and Portrait Editing Workflow

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Using Pretty Presets Perfect Portrait Brushes to Fix Green Cast One of my favorite sets here at Pretty Presets is the Perfect Portrait Workflow Bundle.  It bundles the Workflow Clean Edit Presets with the Perfect Portrait Brushes.  The Workflow Clean Edit set is amazing at giving a nice clean edit to your image.  The Perfect Portrait Brushes provide all the little finishing touches that take your portrait to the next level. Watch this bundle transform this beautiful portrait. Editing Portraits with the Clean and Creative Set and the Perfect Portrait Brushes These two portraits were beautiful out of the camera,...

Workflow Wednesday - Working with Heavily Backlit Images, Underexposed Images and More!

Workflow Wednesday - Working with Heavily Backlit Images, Underexposed Images and More!

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Workflow Wednesday Each week we do a "Workflow Wednesday" in our blog.  We give you the chance to share your unedited image and we offer to show you what can be done in Lightroom to help enhance the image and show you the workflow we used.  Special thanks to Amy Phipps and Gayle Vehar for putting together this incredible Workflow Wednesday lineup.  If you see them in the group, be sure to thank them.  Enjoy the videos. If you would like to be a part of our group on facebook, click here to join! Workflow Wednesday - Underexposed Black and...

Using the NEW Filter Brush in Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Creative Cloud 2015

Using the NEW Filter Brush in Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Creative Cloud 2015

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This was really one of the features I was most excited about when I saw what was being introduced in the newest version of Lightroom!  It is such a handy tool and it makes customizing the Luminous Collection presets a breeze!  Check out this video or follow along below to see exactly how this new feature works!     You'll see the Filter Brush Tool when you click on either the Graduated Filter or the Radial Filter.  It won't be activated for you to click on until you actually have a Radial Filter or Graduated Filter activated on your photo!  To...

Mastering Skin Tones and Brushes in Lightroom

Mastering Skin Tones and Brushes in Lightroom

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Mastering Skin Tones and Brushes in Lightroom Thank you so much for attending.  We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed all of the fantastic questions at the end, too.  Be sure to watch it through to the end, so you can check out the Q&A session also.   During the webinar Amanda shared about how to create natural skin tones in Lightroom, how to take advantage of the Pretty Presets brushes and graduated filters and how to enhance your images in Lightroom.  She used the Perfect Portrait Brushes and the Graduated Filters for these edits. Be sure to click...