Hi gang — the weekend’s almost here, and that’s reason enough for an awesome little Lightroom tutorial that I hope will make you finally, and hopelessly, fall in love with HDR — yes, that HDR that you hate so much. Don’t worry — I hate that type of HDR, too. We all do. Even small animals hate that type of HDR (except squirrels for some weird reason).
It’s a short little video, but you’ll totally “get” why this type of HDR exists, and why it’s a really great technique to know.
Also (yet totally unrelated), I shared some photos of the new set for “The Grid” at the bottom of this post, so make sure you scroll all the way to the end). :)
Hope you find that helpful, and that it sent some HDR “love” your way.
Hey, if you’re looking for a good Photoshop class to watch this weekend… May I suggest Dave Cross’s awesome new KelbyOne class on Perfecting Selections. Members are totally loving this class (and if you’re not a member, you can still watch it right now – just take the 10-day free trial and start watching it immediately). Here’s the official trailer:
OK, you’ve got some fun Photoshop learnin’ happening now from Dave this weekend. Hope yours is a great one, and we’ll catch ya back here next week. :)
P.S.Hey, did you catch the all-new set design, graphics, music, mics, and all on ‘The Grid?” Here’s some pics (below) is case you missed out. We went with an “Underground Hacker” look, and we got such great feedback from the live crowd (my guest this week was Rick Sammon). You can watch the entire episode (our blind critique episode) at http://kelbytv.com/thegrid
Lot’s of Lightroom stuff to share with you today, but let’s start with Lightroom Magazine news! :)
“Lightroom Magazine” has been “a magazine within a magazine” as its own section inside Photoshop User magazine (the official magazine publishing 10-times a year for KelbyOne members), but Lightroom has become such a big thing, that we felt it needed to be its own separate stand-alone magazine, and well…now it is!
This gives us the opportunity to expand our Lightroom coverage going forward (like adding new columns from Lightroom gurus Martin Evening, and Serge Ramelli), and to include photography related articles and features. Both of these magazines are created exclusively for KelbyOne members, if you are one, you’ll now receive both magazinse now as part of your membership (basically, you’ll be getting a new magazine, either Photoshop User or Lightroom Magazine, every few weeks).
Back Issues are here, too! Also (this is huge!), we are putting an archive of the past year’s Lightroom Magazine on the KelbyOne member site, so you can easily access any issues you’ve missed. We’ve done the same for Photoshop User magazine back issues issues as well — we have back issues now available online going back to January of 2014. You’ll find these on the magazine link on your member dashboard (and if you’re not a member already, why the heck not? Here’s the link to join now!)
The new issue of Photoshop User is here! You might have already caught my Holiday Gear Guide here on the blog, but there’s a TON of awesome stuff in the issue (available right now from your KelbyOne members dashboard).
Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile for IOS Updates By now you’re probably heard about yesterday’s launch of new updates for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile for IOS (with a whole new editing User Interface for the iPhone version -seen above), but if you missed any of that, I covered them both over at LightroomKillerTips.com
Sharpening and Noise Reduction in Lightroom Mobile These were actually released in the last update, but now you can actually find them. Here’s the link to my article today about how to take advantage of these previously kinda hidden features.
Oh, but there’s more Lightroom love today….
What to learn something seriously awesome in Lightroom this weekend? Pro retoucher Kristi Sherk’s new course on “Portrait Retouching in Lightroom” is getting such rave reviewers from our members — it’s a big hit! Watch the official trailer above, and then this weekend, make it point to catch her class. You will absolutely LOVE what you learn about Lightroom brushes in this class. Here’s the link to Kristi’s course.
Let’s wrap up with a tip on dealing with Clipping in Lightroom This is a video tip (above) I did for my other blog, LightroomKillerTips.com (I post four-days a week there). The tip above is short, sweet, but shows you how to deal with something we have to deal with in our photography, and Lightroom makes it’s easy. :)
OK, that’s a lotta Lightroom Love for one day! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, full of Lightroom and eggnog, and we’ll catch ya next week. :)
Howdy everybody. A few quick things to share with you (including a really slick Lightroom trick), but before we get to that stuff, just wanted to mention that in case you didn’t get to take advantage of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, we’ve extended the deal for 24-hours. You have ’till midnight tonight and then they’re gone. Here’s the link to take advantage of our best prices of the year.
(Note:it’s $50.oo off a KelbyOne one year membership and $300 off a Photoshop World 2017 Full Conference pass).
OK, onto my tip: I did this tip on Friday over at my other blog (lightroomkillertips.com), and I wanted to share it with you all here. It’s a quick, easy trick for creating a shallow depth-of-field effect right within Lightroom. It looks pretty good, and it’s super simple, and I even tossed in a couple of extra Lightroom tips, too! (check it out below):
Tomorrow it’s gonna be a GOOOOOD episode of “The Grid” Dog photographer extraordinaire, wonderful educator, and just an absolutely delightful person all around, Kaylee Greer, is my guest tomorrow on “The Grid” (my weekly talkshow for photographers) at 4pm ET. Hope you can join us.
Hope you all have a great Tuesday (that’s a thing, right?).
…and of course it’s in bookstores now, so you can find it wherever cool books on Lightroom are sold.
I hope you’ll give it a look – I went really in-depth on the book, and I think it’s going to help a lot of people.
Just 12 days to my9th AnnualWorldwide Photo Walk If you haven’t signed up for a walk, – now’s the time – we have over 1,000 photo walks in cities all around the world. Come sign up (it’s free, and open to everybody!).
New this year: the “Video Shot During the Photo Walk” competition And our awesome sponsor, Canon USA, has put together an amazing prize for the winner of this category — They are giving away a Canon Video Creator Kit (seen above), to the best video submitted from the walk (the video has to be created during the official photo walk). The kit includes the new Canon EOS 80D Body; their new 18-135mm lens; a Canon Power Zoom Adapter; RODE VideoMic Go; a 32G SD Card, and all the other goodies (battery, charger, strap, etc.).
What could be a better start for your week than helping some Orphans? We’re at about 25% of our donation goal, but you can get us a lot closer. Here’s the link to donate to the Springs of Hope Orphanage (built with the help of donations from people who read this blog, and who participate in the Worldwide Photo Walk each year). Thank you in advance for having a giving heart.
I shared this a few weeks ago over on my daily Lightroom tips blog (LightroomKillerTips.com) and I thought you guys over here might find them useful as well. It’s three of my favorite, quick little Lightroom shortcuts. Nothing really earth-shaking here, but just really useful bread-and-butter stuff worth knowing.
Here’s what they are, and why I think they’re so handy:
Hi Gang, and welcome to vivacious Tuesday (I just couldn’t write “happy Tuesday” again for the bajillionith time, so I hit up the thesaurus and came up with vivacious. Don’t judge).
Anyway, I’m not sure if you know this but in an effort to ensure I never sleep I write another blog called LightroomKillerTips.com and I share Lightroom tips there three days a week, and a lot of them are quick video tips on Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile so I thought I’d post a few of ’em here in hopes that:
(a) you might find them helpful, and (b) you might start catching all my posts over at LR KillerTips.
So, without further ado (yes, that was ado), here’s five of my recent favorites:
Hope you find some, any, all of those helpful, and again, I invite you to follow me over at LightroomKillerTips.com for a year-round Lightroom love affair (say that last sentence with a French accent, and it sounds much more invite). ;-)
P.S.If you’re in to travel photography, I hope you’ll follow me over on Instagram where I post travel photos daily. It’s really a super nice, very supportive community over there, and you’ll super dig it (and I’ll dig having you there). Here’s my Instagram account name. Ready? It’s @scottkelby – that’s all I could come up with. :)