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Batch Editing Photos in Lightroom

Batch Editing Photos in Lightroom

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One of the greatest things about using Lightroom to edit is the ability to apply the same settings from one photo to several others with the same lighting and exposure!  This means that you can quickly and efficiently edit a session with just the click of a button. How to Apply Edits to Multiple Photos Once you have a photo edited just the way you like, you can add those same edits to other images from your session with the same lighting and exposure. Highlight the image that you just finished editing. Control/Command + Click on any other images you...

6 Tips for Editing Hazy Photos in Lightroom

6 Tips for Editing Hazy Photos in Lightroom

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Haze generally happens when you have taken a backlit photo with the sun directly behind your subject. The haze that naturally happens from a backlit photo is a beautiful effect.  However, too much haze can also hide your subject and keep them from being the focus of your image.  These tips and tricks should help you enhance your subject, increase the contrast, and decrease a little of the hazy effect. 1. Dehaze Slider in the Effects Panel Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC have recently introduced the Dehaze slider. You will find this new slider in the Effects Panel of the...

5 Tips for Using the Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom

5 Tips for Using the Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom

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1. Why Choose a Radial Filter Most of the edits that you will make in Lightroom's Develop Module in the Basic Panel and other panels will apply adjustments to the full photo. However, like many of the other Adjustment Tools in Lightroom, a radial filter gives you the ability to target an adjustment to a specific area.  This is super helpful in editing since there are many times that we need to be able to edit one specific area and leave the rest alone! 2. Where to Find the Radial Filter The Radial Filter is an adjustment tool and can...

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Jillian Leaming on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Jillian Leaming on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

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I do feel like I have so far to go in my work! So to say that I am honored to be a part of "Transformation Tuesday" on Pretty Presets is an understatement! I am a self- taught photographer so having the tools that presets provides is so amazing. It has helped me with my workflow so much! (Especially the weddings I shoot.)  I have always been a creative and artistic person, but I purchased my first DSLR (bare minimum with a kit lens) when my son, Hudson, was 4 months old. He is now 5 1/2 and is so...

7 Tips for Getting Sharper Images at Open Apertures

7 Tips for Getting Sharper Images at Open Apertures

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Shooting at open apertures gives a beautiful creamy bokeh and blur to the background.  But shooting at open apertures also comes with it's own set of difficulties too.  These tricks will help you get sharper photos at open apertures. 1. Keep Your Subjects on the Same Plane. When shooting at open apertures, keeping your subjects on the same plane becomes very important because there isn't very much depth of field.  The easiest way to do this is to have your subjects feet all lined up, have them lined up shoulder to shoulder, holding hands, or have them sitting with their bums...

Coming Back After Taking Time Off from My Photography Business

Coming Back After Taking Time Off from My Photography Business

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In May of this year, I finished my M.F.A. (Photography, of course!) and after three years in the protective bubble of the academic art world, I am so fortunate and very thankful to be able to pick up where I left off here at Pretty Presets. I love this community so very much, and coming back is like seeing an old friend - it's so easy and as though no time has passed at all! On the other end of things, though, I am finding it quite difficult to get back into the swing of things by finding new opportunities...

The Editing Cheat Sheet: Editing Children With The Clean and Creative Workflow Collection + The Pretty Presets Workflow Collection

The Editing Cheat Sheet: Editing Children With The Clean and Creative Workflow Collection + The Pretty Presets Workflow Collection

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Let's talk editing! This week's Editing Cheat Sheet is all about editing children, or any other subject, using the Clean and Creative Workflow Collection and the Pretty Presets Workflow Collection together. I love using the different workflow sets offered by Pretty Presets together or even on their own, because they are easy, varied, and built to layer, allowing you to easily create your own custom edits. Here are some easy edits using these two collections together. Edit One: For my first step, I used the spot healing tool to remove the sniffle from underneath her nose. Then I used Make Matte from Clean...

Photo Composition Rules (and When to Break Them)

Photo Composition Rules (and When to Break Them)

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Whether you have a trained eye of a photographer, or you are a regular Joe off the street, we all have the ability to look at an image and be wowed or walk away saying "ehhh". I am fairly certain that both of those reactions come from the photo's composition.Basically, an image's composition is the balance of elements in the frame. An image with good composition tells a story by guiding the viewer to the most important element in the frame, the subject.So, how can you ensure each image meets those standards and has great composition? Here are a few,...

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Shannen Speer on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

Transformation Tuesday: Featuring Shannen Speer on Pretty Presets for Lightroom

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  I strongly believe in fate and that everything happens for a particular reason. This is how I feel about photography and my journey to becoming a photographer. Never in my early years of artistry did I expect photography to become a strong passion in my life. Now that it has, I feel a new sense of success and faith in myself that I hadn’t had before, and for this I am grateful. I had always taken pictures for fun. I would never fail to bring my family’s camera (a Canon 300D) with me whenever I hung out with my friends....

Using the Sugar and Spice Brushes to Achieve Beautiful Skin Tones

Using the Sugar and Spice Brushes to Achieve Beautiful Skin Tones

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I absolutely love the colors I get in my photos when I add a presets from the Sugar and Spice Collection.  They were created to add and transform the color in your photos to produce a nice, warm fall-inspired look.  In order to transform the colors in your photo, the presets have to be strong.  Strong presets are great for gorgeous background color but sometimes not for skin tones.   That is one of the reasons I LOVE this Sugar and Spice Collection.  Not only do the presets bring out lovely color, but the brushes included help make removing some...

Free Lightroom Training: Achieving a Fall Inspired Look in Lightroom (Sugar And Spice Fall Collection)

Free Lightroom Training: Achieving a Fall Inspired Look in Lightroom (Sugar And Spice Fall Collection)

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Free Lightroom Training: Achieving a Fall Inspired Look in Lightroom Thank you to everyone who joined us today for the training! We're offering another live training on Sunday. If you're interested in joining us and asking questions then please sign-up here to reserve your spot. We have a free tip sheet we'd like to give to you today, too. It will instantly download to your computer upon clicking on the link.  Enjoy and we hope this helps as you edit. Want to learn more about the Sugar & Spice Fall Collection? Read Below! We are so excited to share our...

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...