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Pretty Presets & Actions 2021 Lightroom Scholarship Winner

Pretty Presets & Actions 2021 Lightroom Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our 2021 Lightroom Essay Scholarship Winner! We received many amazing essays written by some very incredibly talented students from around the world.  It was a pleasure to read all of the creative ...

6 On-Camera Flash Tips

6 On-Camera Flash Tips

6 Tips for Using On-Camera Flash For me, personally, and for a lot of the photographers I know, we all love natural light.  However, sometimes you will find that you just NEED to use a flash.  For example, when shoot...

High-Key and Low-Key Lighting Explained (Simply)

High-Key and Low-Key Lighting Explained (Simply)

Understanding High-Key VS Low-Key Lighting In this post, we will look at two different, yet very popular, lighting techniques: HIGH-KEY and LOW-KEY.  High key lighting is just what you would imagine - very bright and...

How to Use Library Filters in Lightroom (to Sort & Search Images)

How to Use Library Filters in Lightroom (to Sort & Search Images)

How to Use Library Filters to Sort, Search & Manage Images in Lightroom Lightroom is an amazing program, designed to help you manage thousands and thousands of images, as well as quickly edit and process them for...

I Love Pretty Photo Challenge Winners!

I Love Pretty Photo Challenge Winners!

20+ Top #ILovePretty Photos Pretty Presets & Actions Photo Challenge We are so excited to share these beautiful photos with you from our Pretty Presets and Actions photo community.  Below are our favorites from t...

Photoshop Layers (What are They and Why Use Them?)

Photoshop Layers (What are They and Why Use Them?)

Photoshop Layers: The Basics I get asked all the time about using Layers in Photoshop.  What are Layers?  What type of Layers should I use?  How do I effectively use them?  We will answer all these questions but lets...

How to Do a Head Swap in Photoshop (Step by Step)

How to Do a Head Swap in Photoshop (Step by Step)

How to Do a Head Swap in Photoshop Anyone who has ever picked up a camera and taken family or group photos has had to deal with closed eyes, turned heads, unwanted expressions and other things that can cause a great ...

7 Steps to Turn Your Photography Hobby Into A Career

7 Steps to Turn Your Photography Hobby Into A Career

Do You Want to Turn Your Photography Hobby Into a Career? If you’ve been enjoying your photography as a hobby and decided you’re finally ready to take the leap and do it as your FULL TIME job, there are plenty of thi...

Editing with Brushes & Filters in Lightroom

Editing with Brushes & Filters in Lightroom

Basics of Editing with Brushes, Radial Filters & Graduated Filters in Lightroom Lightroom's adjustment brush tool, radial filters and gradient filters are the perfect way to add a certain effect to a specific are...

Top Photos of 2020 - Photo Challenge Winners

Top Photos of 2020 - Photo Challenge Winners

20+ Top Photos of 2020 Pretty Presets & Actions Photo Challenge We are so excited to share these incredible photos with you from our Pretty Presets and Actions photo community.  It's always so hard to narrow it d...

9 Things NOT to do During a Portrait Session

9 Things NOT to do During a Portrait Session

9 Things NOT to Do During a Portrait Session Being a good portrait photographer takes more than just shooting beautiful photos.  The portrait experience begins from the moment the client first contacts you, and doesn...

Top 3 Most Downloaded Lightroom Presets

Top 3 Most Downloaded Lightroom Presets

Top 3 Most Downloaded Lightroom Presets Photographers in our Pretty Presets community are always asking us what our best selling presets are.  Below, we have included our top three most downloaded Lightroom preset co...

Understanding Lightroom's Sharpening Sliders

Understanding Lightroom's Sharpening Sliders

Understanding Lightroom's Sharpening Sliders Sharpening in Lightroom isn't something that's talked about very often.  It isn't one of the exciting things that makes your photo beautiful or transforms it in amazing wa...

Working With Smart Previews in Lightroom

Working With Smart Previews in Lightroom

Working With Smart Previews in Lightroom Lightroom was designed to easily manage thousands of images, but should we be housing thousands of images on our computer hard drives?  Most users do not have the space and ev...

Interior Design Photo Editing in Lightroom

Interior Design Photo Editing in Lightroom

How to Edit Interior Photos in Lightroom In my previous post, I listed my top 5 tips for taking beautiful interior photos.  I talked about the importance of being detailed, cropping in camera, etc. Following those ti...

How to Install Photoshop Actions

How to Install Photoshop Actions

How to Install Photoshop Actions Welcome to Pretty Actions for Photoshop!  We have the best Photoshop action install instructions and video tutorials which you can find below. The good news is that installing Photosh...

How to Find Missing Lightroom Panels

How to Find Missing Lightroom Panels

How to Find Missing Lightroom Panels Have you ever been using Lightroom, editing your way through a collection of images, only to suddenly realize your "Detail" panel is missing, or your "Presets" panel has disappear...

Migrating From Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic

Migrating From Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic

How to Move from Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic Here at Pretty Presets we hear from so many users in our Lightroom Facebook group who: have mistakenly downloaded and are using Lightroom CC only to find out THAT v...

How to Change Hair Color in Photoshop

How to Change Hair Color in Photoshop

How to Change Hair Color in Photoshop Pictures and photography have become an essential tool in everyone’s day to day lives.  Professional photography, especially, has high standards when it comes to quality of image...

Pretty Presets & Actions 2020 Photoshop Scholarship Winner

Pretty Presets & Actions 2020 Photoshop Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our 2020 Photoshop Scholarship Winner! We received many amazing essays written by some very incredibly talented students from around the world.  It was a pleasure to read all of the creative and in...

How to Shoot Hot Cocoa Mini Sessions

How to Shoot Hot Cocoa Mini Sessions

How to Shoot Hot Cocoa Photo Sessions The most magical time of the year is almost here and after the long and difficult year we've all had, a little magic is what we all need, am I right? This is the time of year I t...