Very often in Lightroom Classic CC if you increase the value for Vibrance and decrease the value for Saturation, you'll find an excellent balance for the overall intensity of colors in a photo. See how it's done in this quick tip 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 Vibrance up and saturation down in Lightroom Classic CC
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
Teeth come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Your primary goal when retouching teeth should be to keep the teeth from distracting from the eyes. If teeth are very colorful, then they can be distracting, but if you make them bright white, then you're not doing any favors for your subject when people meet them and see yellower teeth than their portrait depicted. Lightroom's Adjustment Brush is a good tool for whitening teeth. One of the best things about using it is that the Auto Mask feature allows you to paint sloppily but keep the effect on … [Read more...] about Portrait Tips: Teeth whitening in Lightroom (easy does it!)
For a limited time, Adobe is offering 20% off its All Apps Creative Cloud plan, offering you programs like Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, Premiere Pro, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign and more for just $39.99/month. That's a savings of $13 per month! You can also subscribe to the plan plus Adobe Stock for $69.99/month (originally $82.98 per month). Adobe rarely offers discounts on its All Apps plan, so be sure to subscribe today! Visit adobe.com to get started. … [Read more...] about Get 20% off Creative Cloud!
Remember back in our school days, when we had to look up something in our school's library? We relied on the Dewey Decimal System, basically a reference that told us where in the library to find a specific book we were looking for. We knew that all our favorite photography books, for instance, were in the 600-699 range — within the Fine Arts and Recreation category. Well, a photo catalog is kind of like a modern version of that. If you use Lightroom Classic, there are a few things to take into account when it comes to importing and managing … [Read more...] about Understanding Lightroom catalogs
Right there in the middle of the Basic panel are two mysterious controls bearing the names "Whites" and "Blacks." Whatever do they do? More to the point, how are they used? First, let's explore clipping. What is clipping? Simply, clipping is the area of a photo that is pure white or pure black. Not everything in an image is meant to show detail. There are areas where detail must appear in both their highlights and shadows. There are other areas that want to be completely white or black. The "Whites" and "Blacks" are how to set the brightest … [Read more...] about How to use the whites & black sliders in Lightroom
In this video, I show you how to create a unique social media graphic that the couples you photograph can share on Instagram. While this is tailored for Valentine's Day, it would be perfect for things like engagements and weddings, too! Using Photoshop CC, I walk you through how to create something that shows the couple's love for each other in a creative way. Click here to register and download the brushes talked about in the video. You'll also get access to a ton more freebies! … [Read more...] about Create a unique Instagram photograph showing love
We invite you to join us for Boosting Your Photoshop Workflow with New Technology with Richard Harrington How can AI, LUTs, and Tone mapping improve your images? Live Video Event in the Photoshop and Photography Group Saturday, February 16th at 11 AM Pacific Time. Join us here – https://www.facebook.com/events/376493476476815/ Would you like to dramatically improve how you work in Photoshop or Lightroom? In this Live Video event, you’ll learn how new and emerging technology can dramatically improve your photos. Join Rich Harrington as he … [Read more...] about Free Photoshop Webinar Today
Apple's updated Photos app in Mojave included some very helpful features for those in their ecosystem, but still not enough for me to keep using Apple Photos over Lightroom Classic CC. In this post, we will show you a quick and dirty way to move your photos from Apple Photos to Lightroom Classic CC. For those of you who own a 2008-2011 Mac and haven't been able to update your Mac OS to Mojave, you can still move from Photos into Lightroom by following along with the guide here, which is confirmed to work for OSX 10.10-10.13 — although, this … [Read more...] about Moving from Apple Photos in macOS Mojave 10.14 to Lightroom Classic CC
This morning, Adobe announced its February round of updates to its Lightroom ecosystem. The most exciting new feature is Enhance Details, which is powered by Adobe's Sensei technology. Harnessing the power of machine learning and computational photography, Enhance Details takes a brand new approach to demosaicing raw photos. An integral part to RAW processing, this technology enables users to increase the resolution of both Bayer and X-Trans based photos by up to 30%. Enhance Details works on any RAW file (apart from files converted to a … [Read more...] about Lightroom update highlights new Sensei-powered feature, Enhance Details
(Editor's note: In this guest post, photographer Kelly Anderson shows a simple Photoshop technique that anyone can do to lighten or darken (dodge or burn) areas in a photo. Kelly Anderson is a photographer, often gathering inspiration from music, painting, photography and dancing. See her work on kellyandersonphoto.com.) I love Adobe Photoshop. It’s a big, wonderful whale of a program that offers something for everyone — from color management to image correction, compositing through video and 3D. Considering all of that, I have consistently … [Read more...] about How to dodge, burn and create depth in Photoshop with soft light
One of my most used tools in Lightroom Classic has to be the cropping tool. While simple at its core, it can have a substantial effect to your photographs. And while we all know how to click and drag each edge to get the crop we want, the tool is much more powerful than that. Here are four cropping tricks to enhance your post-production workflow in Lightroom Classic. Get a centered crop You know the drill by now. Usually when cropping in Lightroom, you have to drag the points and then drag the crop to the position you'd like. And oftentimes, … [Read more...] about Cropping tricks in Lightroom Classic
Editing video can get pretty complicated, and working with color grading and the overall style is no easy task. While I'm primarily a still photographer, I often take some videos for Instagram or other social media usage, in addition to some client work. So when it came to stylizing some quick videos, did I want to go through the process, clip-by-clip, in Premiere Pro? Or did I want to utilize a tool that I've used since day one of my photography? Believe it or not, you can style video in Lightroom — and I mean beyond just the Quick Develop … [Read more...] about How to develop video in Lightroom Classic
Sometimes, even the best of us have to deal with underexposed images. Here is a comparison between three popular RAW developing software plus important tips to help us in our quest to recover tough exposure! Starting point Bad location or bad lighting can leave us with tough exposures to recover. Fortunately, RAW files can be modified and enhanced with good developing software. With so many of them available on the market, it isn't always easy to know which one suits best our needs. I got into the game and edited the same image with three … [Read more...] about Tips to recover tough exposures
A couple years ago, Adobe made headlines by completely revamping the import dialog in Lightroom Classic. Since then, they've restored the classic look and feel that much of us are used to. But there are still several options here that most of us don't utilize, and we're really missing out! Things like applying develop settings, metadata, smart previews and more are always available to us in the import dialog. And what's the difference between Add, Move, Copy and Copy as DNG menu items? Here's an introduction (or refresher) into the Lightroom … [Read more...] about Understanding Lightroom Classic’s import dialog