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
Editor’s Note: Perfectly Clear is offering Photofocus readers a special $99 bundle, including Perfectly Clear Complete and SharkPixel presets. A $163 value! There are times in Perfectly Clear, when I make adjustments to a photograph and want to save them, so I can quickly and easily apply them to other photographs. The way to do that is to save them as a favorite or as a preset. In Perfectly Clear, user favorites are called presets. There are two kinds of presets, those that come with Perfectly Clear (or that you purchase) and the ones you … [Read more...] about Creating a favorites set in Perfectly Clear
I recently went out to the Muskegon Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Muskegon, Mich. Sounds...smelly, right? Well, there was a reason for this — snowy owls are known to be spotted there. Last year, I went out with fellow Photofocus author Cathy Seaver to check them out, and we found about several of them during our time there. This year, we were excited to capture them again, especially with snow on the ground. However, we weren't that lucky this time around. Our search for snowy owls failed, but we did see some other great birds in … [Read more...] about Stylizing images in ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019
Have a new machine, or want to share your Perfectly Clear presets with an editor or another photographer? Perfectly Clear 3.5 makes it really easy. To get started, click the gear icon next to the Presets heading, and then click Export Presets. It'll prompt you to select where you want to save the export file, and you're done! When you're ready to import the presets, click the gear icon next to Presets again, and click Import Presets. All your custom and previously added presets will now be available on your machine. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Share your Perfectly Clear presets to a new machine
How long do you spend on editing an image? Minutes, hours, days, more? It varies by image, by photographer and all depends on what it is you’re trying to accomplish. One way of trying out different looks for your images is to use presets. Skylum’s Luminar comes with 67 presets that you can use to experiment with. After opening image in Lumiar click on categories. Then just click away on presets to see how each one affects your image. Don’t get stuck thinking you need to use Portrait presets only for portrait and Outdoor presets only for … [Read more...] about Using Presets in Luminar to Achieve Different Looks
I totally understand that there are people out there who picked up a camera at the same time they picked up a laptop just so they could edit images. I, however, wasn't one of those individuals. I actually didn't buy any retouching software until a couple years after I picked up my first DSLR. I really was so fascinated with being able to understand everything my camera could do and trying so hard to get things right in the camera that adding in the editing part was almost too much for my brain. I was completely content with just capturing what … [Read more...] about Perfectly Clear: Beginning Retouching for the Non-Retoucher
Registering your images with The United States Copyright Office isn't as hard or as expensive as you may think. Here's how and why you should register your photos. I thought my images were already protected? The moment you capture an image, you automatically own the copyright of the image. If someone violates that right by using your image without your consent, you can take legal action. However, you need to register your image before a judge will hear the case. Let me stop for a moment and say I'm not a Lawyer, I am a photographer. I … [Read more...] about The End of the Year is Here, Remember to Register Your Photos
There are many photo-editing products available for processing images in conjunction with Lightroom. Many of these products are third-party plugins which can be used directly from Lightroom or as stand-alone applications. Other products provide presets or brushes used within Lightroom. Presets actually move the Lightroom sliders, creating enhancements that affect the entire image. Brushes are used to selectively brush in adjustments through the Lightroom adjustment brush or the gradient tool. Recently I began incorporating Sleeklens presets … [Read more...] about Lightroom Brushes and Presets by Sleeklens
I've written in the past about why you should have a photographic specialty. Simply put, you want to be known for being an expert in that particular type of photography. The same can be said for your photographic style. Having a consistent look and feel to your photos will make you stand out and become known for the way your images are delivered. It isn't just about post-processing — it starts when you first begin your photoshoot. But why is it important to have a consistent look and feel? Simply put, I want someone viewing my photos to know … [Read more...] about Photography Marketing: Developing a Style
A few weeks ago during Adobe Max 2018 some major updates were announced for the Adobe CC plans. While all of them were pretty exciting and amazing, (in theory), photographers were left pretty confused. The big question most of us had, was "What's up with this CC vs Classic thing for Lightroom?" and the more important one, "Should I upgrade/replace my currently Lightroom with the updated "Classic" and CC versions?" Making Sense of it All Well, to answer the specifics about Lightroom CC and Classic, I'll refer you to a few articles. What's … [Read more...] about Should You Update to Adobe Lightroom “Classic”?
Last week there was a lot of uproar about the changes Adobe was making to its Lightroom platform. And while I've continued to use Lightroom Classic CC for my everyday work, I've taken a look at Lightroom CC to see if I'm missing anything, specifically in its organization and editing tools. The Best Features There's actually a lot to like about Lightroom CC, even though I consider it to be Lightroom CC Classic's little brother. Intuitive Interface The Lightroom CC interface is like a breath of fresh air. All of the panels are organized in a … [Read more...] about Adobe Lightroom CC: The Best Features, And What’s Missing
How cool is this! As fellow Photofocus author Levi Sim and I prepared for a Webinar on how we use Perfectly Clear, we stumbled upon a neat trick--using a Lightroom Preset in Photoshop! Instead of bouncing back and forth between programs, I can stay in Photoshop to complete my edits. It’s not as hard as you may think, here’s how. Getting your Lightroom Preset into Photoshop Step 1: Select a RAW file in Lightroom and apply a preset. Working in the development module, apply a preset to an image. Step 2: Edit in Photoshop as a Smart … [Read more...] about Using a Lightroom Preset in Photoshop…What???
Have you checked out Luminar yet? It's a cool new app from the folks at Macphun and it makes it very easy to create your own preset recipes. With more than 30 filters to choose from (plus blending modes) a preset can go a long way. Customizing Presets Remember, a preset in Luminar is merely a starting point. Different photographers will desire different looks. Plus a preset may work great on some photos, but need a little tweaking for others. Once you select a preset, you have the ability in Luminar's Side Panel to use Filters controls … [Read more...] about Creating Custom Presets with Macphun Luminar
Split toning is an effect which involves assigning different colors to the shadows and the highlights of an image to produce a unique look. Typically, using opposite colors for each --cyan and red, magenta and green, yellow and blue– produces the best results. Here’s how to use Lightroom’s Split Toning tool to set the colors, adjust the strength and balance out the effect to add a touch of lavender to an image. Rest all values to zero To ensure previous settings will not interfere with our new look, click on the Development module and reset … [Read more...] about Split toning: Add a Touch of Lavender in Lightroom
Getting a new computer is both wonderful and completely frustrating. The new machine's speed is marvelous, but getting all your settings, presets and preferences setup is enough to drive you crazy. The following steps will help get your Perfectly Clear presets installed on your new machine. You can also use these steps to transfer your presets to your other computer, or share them with a friend. It's super simple. (For instruction on making presets and using Perfectly Clear, click here.) All you have to do is open Perfectly Clear, and click … [Read more...] about How to Transfer or Share Perfectly Clear User Presets
Once Photomatix Pro 5 opens a set of bracketed images, especially in Tone Compressor, the choices of controls is kind of intimidating. The first question that comes to mind is "Where in the world do I start???" The answer? Presets. Quick start: Photomatix Pro Before jumping into presets, here's a quick start for opening a series of bracketed photos. The graphic that follows shows the series of dialogs to navigate to merge photos into an HDR file. Drag a set of images made at least one stop apart into the Photomatix Pro dialog. Tell … [Read more...] about Presets Make Photomatix Pro Simple to Learn