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. :)
thanks for sharing this extra practical tips. They’re really useful, especially for someone who use Lightroom to edit photos. :)
Totally agree on the split ND’s with the dynamic range our cameras have, although I think LM masking in Photoshop is even better.
luminosity masking ?
More control over selections than in LR
got a good reference for it ?
Not at home, but by selecting the brighter areas of the sky then using a curves, blending mode etc, then not effecting items you don’t want to darken. I especially use this in sunsets where I want brighter areas darkened without effecting the darker areas like clouds. LM’ing creates infinitely better gradients.
Great LR tips, Scott. Much appreciated. I like the ability to brush out areas you don’t want the ND gradient applied to, BUT if you happen to mess up with the brush, you’ve got to start over from scratch with your gradient. Trying to brush back in the “messed up” areas will apply the reduced exposure uniformly, not in a gradated form. Frustrating! I hope Adobe corrects this in an update.