You already know you can send a photo from Lightroom Classic CC to Photoshop to apply a wide variety of adjustments and special effects. But did you know you can actually send multiple photos at one time? Check out the trick in the video below. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering Lightroom" bundle of courses. … [Read more...] about Send multiple photos to Photoshop from Lightroom Classic CC
I met Aircam’s co-founder Evan Rufkin at the 2019 WPPI event in Las Vegas. I interviewed him about a unique tool his company created for event photographers. Imagine photographing an event — weddings, charity, sporting — and giving guests instant access to every image on their smartphone or the ability to create a permalink to share on social media. Now imagine once the event is over, you are DONE working for the day! Sounds too good to be true? That’s what I thought until I gave it a try on a special private event for Philip Labonte, lead … [Read more...] about First look at Aircam for event photographers
A lot of times when you take a picture, there could be unwanted distortion. Maybe you're higher or lower than the subject, and you'd like to make it really look even. This is super easy with the upright command. How do I remove perspective issues? from Lightroom Classic CC: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard Harrington … [Read more...] about Lightroom Classic CC: How do I remove perspective issues?
If you have a picture of somebody who drinks a lot of coffee or smokes cigarettes, or just as they age, you might notice that the teeth take on a slight discoloration. It's possible in Lightroom to use its Brush engine to target the area and give them a better smile. How do I whiten teeth? from Lightroom Classic CC: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard Harrington … [Read more...] about Lightroom Classic CC: How do I whiten teeth?
(Editor’s note: This is a guest article by Jeremy Chan, a Master Photographer/artist who is based in San Francisco, CA. Jeremy’s passion about fine art and creative has helped him refine a unique vision which embraces the timeless artistry. By mixing fine art and graphic design in his image making, he helps his clients create one of a kind timeless images. Learn more about Jeremy on his Facebook page.) Most people have confusion about the difference between the Vibrance and Saturation sliders found in post-processing tools like Lightroom and … [Read more...] about Saturation vs. vibrance
Want to switch out the background color in Lightroom? It's easy. Select Lightroom CC > Preferences from the top toolbar (or on Windows, go to Edit > Preferences), and then click on the Interface tab. Once there, you'll see a Background area where you can switch the color for the main and secondary windows to one of six options — white, light gray, medium gray (default), dark gray, darker gray and black. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Change the Lightroom Classic background color
Organizing your photos don’t seem important until you need to find them fast. In this video from Developing a naming convention for your files from Learning ON1 Photo RAW by Vanelli (Me), I show photographers how to save time and frustration by creating proper folders and subfolders to organize and store images. Developing a naming convention for your files from Learning ON1 Photo RAW by Robert Vanelli … [Read more...] about The best way to organize your photos
When look at a photograph of a person, getting the skin tones right is important. You want nice, natural looking skin tones with rich color. Let's explore how we can refine this using the controls in Lightroom. In this case, while the white balance setting is useful, it may not get us the exact results that we're going for in the skin tones. How do I fix skin tones? from Lightroom Classic CC: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard Harrington … [Read more...] about Lightroom Classic CC: How do I fix skin tones?
Advance masking is what Photoshop lives for. The program is designed for graphic artists with tools photographers can also use. Luminar, on the other hand, is designed for Photographers to develop and process images with graphics tools such as layers and masking to blend creativity with solid photography. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create an editable poster of a football player using Photoshop and Luminar Flex as a Smart Object and Smart Filter. Let’s get started. https://youtu.be/pY881vBeLGE?rel=0 Create a blank Photoshop … [Read more...] about Elevating your Photoshop workflow with Luminar Flex
This morning, Skylum announced Luminar Flex, a new app that offers unique and powerful editing features. Luminar Flex features all the great editing features found in Luminar 3, but allows users to tie in to their existing photo editing and management software. Luminar's AI-powered editing technologies — such as Accent AI, AI Sky Enhancer, Sun Rays, Foliage Enhancer and LUT Mapping — are all found in Luminar Flex. It fits into almost every photographer's workflow, integrating into third-party tools like Photoshop, Lightroom and Photos for … [Read more...] about Skylum announces Luminar Flex to extend a photographer’s editing experience
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) is comprised of members from magazines around the world in Europe, Asia, Australia and North and South America. Each member publication is engaged in the selection and final vote in the TIPA World Awards that name the best photo and imaging products of the year. This year's awards were announced in a ceremony on March 17, 2019, in Bankok, Thailand. Luminar 3 — Best Imaging Software award winner for 2019 Simplicity in an image editor need not mean being limited to only basic effects and … [Read more...] about TIPA Awards: Skylum Luminar wins 2019 Best Imaging Award
Learn about Motion Graphics Templates for Adobe Premiere Pro. What are they? What do they do? How can they save you time? These templates are a game changer and bring easy to use motion graphics to just about any creative project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAAJJLaKWs … [Read more...] about Adobe + designers bring motion graphics to the masses
Up until recently, I found myself trying to figure out the best way to share photos between my laptop when I was on the road, and my iMac back at home. There's no perfect solution, but with a little bit of experimenting, I was able to get a solution that worked really well. What I tried During my recent trip to Las Vegas for WPPI, I knew I'd have a ton of different photos I would take both at the conference and during my spare time. I knew I would have to import at least some of my photos to my laptop, otherwise, I'd run out of space on my … [Read more...] about Best practices when using Lightroom Classic on multiple computers
A careful exposure helps to assure there is detail in the highlights and shadows. It's easy to know how by checking the percentages in Lightroom or the numbers in Photoshop. Here's how to know. It's easy. Detail by the numbers The numbers or pixel brightness values must be understood to get a grasp on clipping. Fortunately, they are not difficult to understand. In Lightroom, black is represented by 0% and white is known as 100%. (Yes, I know that means there are 101 possible percents. Seriously, black is always zero. And white just would seem … [Read more...] about How to know there is detail in the highlights and shadows
Cinematic photos are eye-catching and can add value to a portfolio. They may not be the style you normally shoot, but they draw attention to your work. Think of a cinematic photo as a fancy sports car in front of a car dealership, it catches the eye of everyone, including those looking for a minivan. With a little planning, a creative scene and post-processing, you can add a cinematic look to your portfolio to help draw attention to your work — plus it’s a fun way to be creative! What is a cinematic image A cinematic image is an artistic … [Read more...] about How to create a cinematic look
In this article and video, I'm going to show you Skylum's new drone specific software, AirMagic, for taking your drone photos, both JPG and DNG RAW, and quickly producing beautiful results with them. How does it work? Here's how Skylum describes it: There’s no doubt drone photos look breathtaking. You can see our world from places previously unreachable. But drone photos often lack quality. You may spend ages getting that one shot with a drone, and then you may spend even more time making it look perfect with manual editing. That’s why … [Read more...] about Using AirMagic to process your drone photos
Many photographers are aware of the ability to use a template-driven approach to renaming multiple images in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. But there is also a quick and easy way to rename a single photo, as demonstrated in this quick video. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering Lightroom" bundle of courses. … [Read more...] about Quickly rename a single photo in Lightroom Classic CC
There I was, in a ghost town in the desert in Arizona, or Nevada — it was so remote it's hard to be sure — with a super-telephoto zoom lens, a model in a flowy dress and an empty highway. I just got so excited to lay down in the middle of the road that I forgot that the sky was totally bland. Now, a bland sky doesn't ruin a portrait, but it would have been nice if there were some huge monsoon thunderheads up there. I could use Luminar to combine this with another photo of puffy clouds and combine the two images (and maybe I will later), but I … [Read more...] about Portrait Tips: Utilize graduated filters to finish your portraits
This example was created using concepts and techniques from "Vanelli's Weekend Tips: Skin so soft." There are countless ways to edit skin and remove wrinkles. As a portrait photographer, I would rather have a makeup artist fix the skin and I focus on photography. But there are times when you don’t have a makeup artist and you have to enhance the portrait using image editing software. Here’s how to use Luminar to get soft, smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Start with a quality portrait I taught a group of photographers how to capture a natural … [Read more...] about Get soft, smooth, wrinkle-free skin with Luminar 3
The team of developers at Photo Mechanic have two big software announcements for 2019. First, Camera Bits (Photo Mechanic’s parent company) is releasing a new version of their excellent browsing software in March 2019. Second, they are releasing their long-awaited image catalog functionality in April of 2019. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this software announcement. I’ve known for years that Photo Mechanic was working on a catalog feature, but due to the technical difficulty of creating a photo cataloging tool that is also fast, it … [Read more...] about Photo Mechanic details version 6 and Plus, announces catalog feature
Many digital cameras include a GPS receiver (or offer an accessory device) so location metadata can be added to your photos automatically at the time of capture. If your camera is not equipped with GPS capabilities, you can still add location to your photos with ease using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. In the video below you'll learn how to add location information quickly and easily by dragging photos to the map within Lightroom. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering … [Read more...] about Drag and drop to the map in Lightroom Classic CC
In this video quick tip you'll learn how to apply a more traditional RGB color balance adjustment in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, which can be helpful for photographers who aren't comfortable with the Temperature and Tint adjustments for color. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering Lightroom" bundle of courses. … [Read more...] about Using the tone curve for RGB color balance in Lightroom Classic CC
One can probably imagine the amount of annoyance felt when unwanted black freckles show up on an image you're cleaning up. Not very long ago, I smashed more than three dollars worth of Hi-Chews in my hand out of sheer frustration over a bug known in Adobe's Photoshop CC 2018 and 2019. Sadly, it was unknown to me, but known to Adobe. Adobe has the bug aptly named, "Black artifacts on image after using the Liquify filter." The issue comes down to having graphics acceleration turned on when using the Liquify Filter when you're using certain … [Read more...] about Photoshop CC 2018/2019 and macOS Mojave 10.14: Black artifacts
Photographing in the panoramic format can give your images a different look. Anything out of the ordinary can help set your images apart. And that’s a good thing. Here's how. Photographing panorama images: Technique Let’s talk for a moment about the technique of making a panoramic capture of a scene. While this may seem obvious to many I find that it is a common error in holding your camera in the horizontal orientation. While there might be a time for this, the resulting panorama will be very thin. You can add some pixels and height to your … [Read more...] about Capturing Red Rock panoramas
In Adobe Lightroom Classic CC you can add a photo to the Quick Collection by pressing the letter "B" on the keyboard. But you can also use this keyboard shortcut for any collection you'd like by setting the target collection. You can see this helpful tip in action by watching the video below. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering Lightroom" bundle of courses. … [Read more...] about Setting the target collection in Lightroom Classic CC
If I didn't know much about photography and just wanted photos to easily sync up with my Mac and all my iOS devices all while being able to lightly edit photos, Apple Photos would be a grand piece of software. The option for iCloud Photo Library within the Photos app makes it super easy and hassle-free to have your photos synchronized to a remote server (iCloud), and consequently other Macs, iPads and iPhones that have that feature turned on. That's pretty awesome because if you lose your device, you at least know your pictures are safe on … [Read more...] about Why switch from Apple Photos to Adobe Lightroom?
After announcing its new AirMagic software in late February, Skylum has started accepting pre-orders, and has released additional details about the software. With typical drone photographs, the photos often lack quality, contrast, saturation and sharpness. With AirMagic, these problems are a thing of the past. Drone photographers can take advantage of the program's artificial intelligence-powered enhancer, allowing for a quick, one-click solution to editing drone photographs. AirMagic works by first detecting the drone camera used, and … [Read more...] about Skylum opens pre-orders for new AirMagic software
I've been a long time user of JPEGmini Pro, which helps shrink down JPEG file sizes to help save space and decrease website loading times while still retaining image quality. I've used it in my workflow with their Lightroom plug-in to produce images to clients and update my website via Lightroom Presets. Capture One users though, had to first export their images to a location on the hard drive, then drag them into JPEGmini Pro in order to take advantage of the software. In the last major update brought to Capture One, they enabled support for … [Read more...] about JPEGmini Pro comes to Capture One 12
Now's the perfect time to get Perfectly Clear Complete on sale! The software is available for $50 off through March 1 as a part of its WPPI show special. Many of the world's best wedding and portrait photographers rely on Perfectly Clear to enhance client proofs and for adding the finishing touches as they prepare their work for clients. Take advantage of your savings today with the promo code PHOTO50. … [Read more...] about Last chance to save $50 on Perfectly Clear Complete!
Presets in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC enable you to quickly achieve a specific look for a photo. In this video tip, you'll learn how you can apply a preset from the Develop module to multiple photos at the same time, with a trick involving the Library module. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering Lightroom" bundle of courses. … [Read more...] about Applying a Lightroom preset to multiple photos