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
One of my favorite features within Lightroom is the Straightening Tool. I have the exceptional ability to consistently produce images with slightly crooked horizons; my theory is that I am somehow 5 degrees off kilter to the planet. The Straightening Tool fixes this quickly and easily; click, drag, fixed! But, you don’t always have a distinct horizon to go by to get things straightened out, which requires you to do some experimentation to get your shot looking right. Since I photograph around a lot of water, I picked up a trick in Lightroom … [Read more...] about Straighten Your Photos with a “Reflection Correction”
If your photos are crooked, they can look very distracting If a photo is not straight (because it was shot at a slight angle), it is easy to fix. Here's a simple recipe for Adobe Photoshop. In Photoshop, select the Ruler Tool (I). Locate a line or surface that you think should be horizontal (or vertical). Click and drag a line to measure the angle. In the Options bar click the Straighten button. The correct value is used to rotate the image. Crop the image to taste to remove the gaps at the border. You can also use Content … [Read more...] about Straighten a Photo in Photoshop
Adobe has released updates for Lightroom. Versions 6.6 and 2015.6 are now available. Open Lightroom, go to the Help Menu at the top, and choose "Updates..." to initiate your download. If you're using Creative Cloud, you should do this, too, which will force your Creative Cloud app to make the updates available. What's New for 6.6 and 2015.6? I'm excited because this update makes RAW files from Lumix's brand new GX85 (aka GX80 and GX7mk2) readable by Lightroom. There are a few other cameras now supported, as well, and tons of new lenses added … [Read more...] about Lightroom Update: It’s A Big One!
One of my pet peeves are crooked photos. You know the kind... where the image seems to be leaning to the left and right. Sure, maybe that's by design... but often it's just because of being careless. I'd like to offer you several ways to avoid this amateur mistake. In fact if you're shooting a panoramic photo, this type of error can be very problematic. Check your tripod. Many have a level to ensure that your shooting platform is solid. Add a hot shoe bubble level. There are many of these simple devices on the market. Just … [Read more...] about Crooked Shot? Get it Level
Rich Harrington shows you - How to use Crop & Straighten To Make Scanning Easier DISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-processing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they might be helpful to someone. … [Read more...] about Free Video Tutorial – How to use Crop & Straighten To Make Scanning Easier