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Just Released: Sugar & Spice Collection for Lightroom

Just Released: Sugar & Spice Collection for Lightroom

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We are so excited to share our Sugar & Spice Collection with you! Add beautiful jewel-tones and rich warm colors to your images with easy one-click presets. Customize your own signature style using quick post presets, and finish your image with our Fall Mini-Brush Collection for that perfect one-of-a-kind look. Your Fall photo sessions will be infused with soft, sunny light and deep, dramatic color.  Luckily for you, you can grab the new Sugar & Spice Fall Collection for a steal of a price. No tricks, just treat yourself to this amazing collection and show your clients that like sugar...

A Walk Through the New Importing Dialog Box in Lightroom CC (October 2015)

A Walk Through the New Importing Dialog Box in Lightroom CC (October 2015)

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This week Adobe released a new Lightroom Creative Cloud update that totally changed the way that photos are imported in Lightroom.   Since change can be scary, we thought we would walk you through the new process and show you that it isn't THAT much different from the old.  You can watch the video or follow the screenshots below for a step by step walk through!   A Look at the New Import Dialog Box When you let Lightroom know that you want to import photos, you will now see the above screen open.  You have choices to add photos from...

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Erica Wolfe on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Erica Wolfe on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

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5 THINGS I'VE LEARNED SINCE STARTING MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS: 1. Balance is Key For me over the years it has always been hard to find the correct balance between home life and photography life. When that balance is out of whack, things just don't work. I keep a tight editing schedule, always cull for a certain amount each day, and edit for a certain amount each day. I have days off where I don't need to edit and days off where I’m not shooting. Its ok to have a weekend day off. Don't miss your families special moments, you will...

Enable Profile Corrections: Enhance Your Photo with One Click!

Enable Profile Corrections: Enhance Your Photo with One Click!

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Have you ever taken an image and then noticed slight distortion and heavy, dark corners? Often, this is an easy fix. Head down to the Lens Corrections Panel on the right side in Lightroom. Under this panel, you'll see the option to Enable Profile Corrections. Enabling Profile Corrections enables automatic corrections based on the lens used so as long as Lightroom supports the lens you are using, checking this box will automatically apply the correct Profile Corrections to your image. Watch what happens to the dark corners of this image upon Enabling Profile Corrections.  Wondering where to find this setting? Check out...

Free Training: Getting It Right In Camera + Free Notes (Instant Download)

Free Training: Getting It Right In Camera + Free Notes (Instant Download)

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GETTING IT RIGHT IN CAMERA + FREE CHEAT SHEETS/NOTES FOR YOU! Do you find yourself spending too much time editing to fix problems with your images? Enjoy this fantastic recording from our live training all about getting it right in camera. During our time together we will talk about the exposure triangle, using manual mode, how to meter for optimal exposure, how shutter speed affects focus, and more. Be sure to enjoy the FREE CHEAT SHEETS/NOTES to the class by clicking on the button below. Thanks for being here and enjoy the video and notes!

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Perla Salazar on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Perla Salazar on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

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What encouraged me Pretty Presets has taken me to the next level in photography, it has helped me learn the different ways in editing an image, to take it from the ordinary to the extraordinary achieving amazing results.When I first started photography in 2012 I had no idea how editing worked, I never went to photography school, lightroom offers many ways of editing a photo when you know how to use it. I was not happy with my editing results, my images were not getting the finish I desired and felt discouraged many times. Looking at other photographers edits made...

Editing Cheat Sheet: Editing Images of Children in Lightroom

Editing Cheat Sheet: Editing Images of Children in Lightroom

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Editing Images of Children in Lightroom Kristen has been sharing fabulous edits with our Facebook Group for many months now.  We asked her to share a few of them with us and include her steps to editing these images.  Hopefully, it provides some wonderful inspiration to you as you edit your own images!  Thanks to Kristen for all her work on this!   Presets Used: Pretty Onyx from the Summer Limited Edition Collection, Graduated Filter Toolbox I started by applying Pretty Onyx from the Summer Limited Edition Collection. I noticed that the shadows were darker than I liked on the...

Editing Fall Images with Pretty Presets

Editing Fall Images with Pretty Presets

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So many have been asking about a Fall Collection and/or how to achieve that warm, earthy fall look. I am just as excited as you are for a Fall Collection *but* that golden look can still be achieved with a little help from the different Pretty Preset brushes! What's awesome about these two edits, is the base preset for both is Peacock from the Pretty Forum Treasure Chest (see special promo below!). Fall Edit #1: Smoothed skin using the PP Portrait Brushes  Peacock from the Pretty Forum Treasure  Adjusted white balance to warm the image (a bit more than the...

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Tina Auten on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Tina Auten on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

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I come from a family of “picture takers” and don’t remember a family get together or holiday when my grandmother didn’t have a camera of some sort in her hand. My great grandfather (her dad), owned a portrait studio in Amarillo, Texas back in the 1930s and 40s so I suspect my love of photography is genetic. My first camera was the Kodak Pocket Instamatic and I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen! By high school I was an aspiring journalist and took a photography class as an elective. This was back in the days of the...

Are Your Eyes Focused?

Are Your Eyes Focused?

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When we talk about focus on the eyes, we all know what that means, right?  We want the eyes to be in focus.  Anytime you are doing portraits and you have someone looking at you in the photo, you want the eyes to be in focus unless you are doing something more artistic or are purposely taking a different approach.  Sometimes when you take that shot you are so confident that you nailed it, only to be let down when you get home and are looking at nothing but eyes magnified on your computer screen.  Sound familiar? Here are 3...

FAQ About Joining Pretty Forum

FAQ About Joining Pretty Forum

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If I am a Current Member of Rock the Shot Do I Need to Join Again to Access All the Goodies? Nope!! It is all there just waiting for you to log in and enjoy!  If you are close to the end of your membership, you can take advantage of the special pricing by cancelling your old membership and signing up for a new one! Was Pretty Forum Always Part of Pretty Presets? Pretty Forum (formerly Rock the Shot) was part of Pretty Presets since almost the beginning. Unfortunately, no one really knew. We decided to move all of the sites together...

Why Join the Pretty Forum

Why Join the Pretty Forum

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I love chocolate.  When I’m in charge of baking dessert, it will usually include some form of chocolate.  The richer and darker, the better.  Every now and then, I venture outside what I love and try something new.  A couple of months ago my husband and I were at an auction to raise money.  Several items were up for bid, but there was one item that was up for bid that my husband had his eye on.  A blackberry pie made by Jane Holiday.  I was confused because my husband doesn’t eat blackberries.  Nor does he eat fruit of any...