AddingClarity

In the Camera Raw dialog you’ll find clarity.  This is selective contrast, adding it to the areas that need it most.  The same adjustment slider is also in Lightroom. Double-click the Zoom tool to switch to 100% magnification. Slowly drag the Clarity slider to the right.  Stop when you notice halos or blooming along the […]

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vibrance

Are you trying to get the colors to pop in your photo? The Vibrance adjustment is available in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw.  It does a great job boosting colors in a more selective and natural way. Can’t see this video — click here. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop, Photography & […]

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Using Lightroom and Photoshop, you can create stunning HDR images without the use of a 3rd party plugin, and you’ll be left with with great results! Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with HDR For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the […]

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Whenever I do any type of travel, whether it’s domestic or overseas, I always joke that it’s difficult for photographers to not look like traveling hoarders. After all, along with the standard luggage (for me, that’s one normal-sized suitcase and a small carry-on), we also have our camera gear to deal with, which is one […]

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Chromatic

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @ 28mm, f/11, 7 frame HDR, finished in Photomatix Pro. Chromatic aberration may show up as a colored halo in your images, usually surrounding a dark object placed against a bright background, like a mountain against the sky. In my experience, the color is usually pink or green or […]

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PainterTool

An often overlooked feature of the Library Module’s Grid view is the Painter Tool. Do you see that little spray paint icon in the Grid view Toolbar? If you don’t see it make sure you are in Grid view by pressing G, and if you still don’t see it then press T to make sure […]

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This video goes through the process of post processing the 5 bracketed HDR image in Lightroom and Photoshop, and how Graduated Filters can ‘spice’ up your images! Disclaimer: This is just one way to edit sunsets For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Viewbug  Stick With Viewbug […]

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7steps-001-2

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400. Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a really powerful tool for making memorable black and white photographs. Take a look at this video to see the seven steps I take to make a terrific B&W […]

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LRBANNER

You might have noticed that we’ve started holding Google Hangouts each month (in fact we’re about to hold multiple ones).  It’s all a part of our campaign to make Photofocus a more important part of your photography education. In case you missed it (or couldn’t catch the whole thing). Here’s the recording.  A big thanks […]

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LRQT

One very useful feature inside of Lightroom’s Library Module is the Survey mode. This is a fantastic tool to use when you have a photo-shoot filled with many similar images, and you need to edit them down to just a few keepers. I use this a lot with my food photography images, since I tend […]

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lightroom-collections

One of my absolute favorite features inside of Lightroom is the Collections panel. Collections allow the user to “collect” photos from different folders all into one place to organize projects or ideas. Putting photos into a collection does not move the image; instead, it references the file and groups them however you like, similar to […]

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PFLRhangout

We are thrilled to have another fun yet informative Google+ Hangout with some industry pros who want to tackle and throw down some pretty cool Photoshop Lightroom tips and tricks. This time its all about getting organized and keeping your photos safe. Of course we’ll thrown in a few tips on developing (we can’t help […]

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Editor: Don’t miss Howard Pinsky and Bryan O’Neil Hughes in our Photoshop Hangout this Friday! Yellow teeth are one of the few things that can’t be covered up with makeup. If your models are suffering from dark, yellow teeth, both Lightroom and Photoshop contain many tools to help you solve this issue. This video will […]

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LightroomUpdate

A few weeks back we told you about the new Lightroom beta that offered bug fixes and additional lens profiles.  Well, that version is now officially shipping and adds a few more features.  Get it here for Windows | Mac. New Features in Lightroom 5.3 Support for 20 New Cameras (see the full list). Added Camera Matching color profiles […]

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smartpreviews

In Lightroom 5, Smart Previews are ‘light’ versions of your original images, which are automatically called upon in the case that the original is unavailable (offline). These images can be edited in place of the original, until it comes back online. Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with Lightroom. For more tutorials go […]

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sync_bi-directional

I’ve been keeping my eye on this for a while and I am excited that Mosaic has released a huge update.  They’ve now added two way syncing from the Mosaic iOS App. This means that if you use an iPhone or iPad, you can now rate and flag your Lightroom photos on the go. Imagine this… […]

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Mosaic-is-Now

Our friends over at Mosaic have just released a huge new version of their Lightroom companion app. This app makes it easy to take your latest Lightroom images with you on the go. They have a wide range of plans (even a free one) that you should check out. What’s new and improved: The new […]

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LR_Hangout

We recently held our Lightroom focussed Google+ hangout.  Since many of you can’t join us live, we recorded it so you can enjoy it afterwards. The show featured special guests: Rob Sylvan, Levi Sim, and Gerard Murphy and was hosted by Melissa Niu. The show explored several great ways to keep your Lightroom library organized as well as tips […]

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A quick reminder… we’re holding our next Google+ Hangout TODAY. The topic this time is cool Photoshop Lightroom tips and tricks. Be sure to sign up here: https://plus.google.com/events/cmrmpqo45omgo1uhi37u2kgstts If you’re not a Google+ member, you can still see an embedded YouTube video on that page when the event starts Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00AM PT | 1:00 PM […]

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I love a fine art print, with a well fit matte and a custom frame. Unfortunately, my walls (and my wallet!) are not big enough to accommodate all the prints I would like to make. I could cycle my images up and down, and trade frames, but they don’t always look good in the ratios […]

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beforeafterlrtip

Gerard Murphy from Mosaic has this cool tutorial to show you some useful ways to compare the before / after versions of your edited photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Try lynda.com free for 10 days by […]

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