So, last week I was working in Photoshop on a splash screen YouTube thumbnail for a Lightroom tutorial I recorded on renaming your photos in Lightroom. I did this for my other site, lightroomkillertips.com and I ran into a few problems along the way, but the fixes worked out so well, I knew I needed to share them on the blog – it’s 2-1/2 (or more) tips mostly for fixing distracting stuff in your photo using The Patch Tool and a great trick for extending your background seamlessly. There are a few extra handy tips in here as well. :)

I hope you found anywhere from 1 to 2-3/4 of those tips helpful. :)

Hey, photographers in Atlanta…
300+ of you are coming out to my seminar there on Monday – if you’re not…it’s not too late. Here’s the link. Hey, Milwaukee — I’m there on Wednesday, come on out. Columbus, I’m headed there next month. Hope you’ll join me. 

Have a great weekend everybody!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Our interview last week with British fine art photographer Ian Munro (The Gallery at KelbyOne competition winner) – he was so brilliant that we’re airing it again in its entirety TODAY. Great insights and amazing images – streaming on my FB page today at 4pm ET (here’s the link) – don’t miss it.

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Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; KelbyOne.com CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.

4 Comments

  1. In addition, after dragging the content aware patch, structure and color remain live in the toolbar and be tweaked to improve the result

  2. I had been looking around for a tutorial on this exact technique. This is perfect.

  3. Very nice tip(s)! Glad you left in your little ooops at the end (with the content aware vs. normal fill). I would TOTALLY be doing the same thing and going “but it worked when Scott did it!!”.

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