Mornin’ everybody. Today over on our sister-site, LightroomKillerTips.com, I did a post on a quick and super-easy technique for dealing with a common portrait lighting situation. It’s just two steps — 30-seconds, tops. Here’s the link.
Inspired by an article on DigitalCameraWorld.com called “Why I dumped Lightroom CC and went back to Lightroom Classic,” I wound up going into Photoshop and mocking up what Classic might look like if Adobe simply updated the look and feel with from Lightroom “cloud” (what he refers to as ‘cc’ in the article). Here’s that link.
A buddy of mine just did a survey about what people struggle with in Photoshop and the #1 response didn’t surprise me at all, because sooooooo many Photoshop users struggle with the same issue — printing. It’s only because, printing in Photoshop kinda stinks (and that’s being kind).
The fix is so simple — when it comes to printing — stay the heck out of Photoshop and ALWAYS print from Lightroom Classic.
Lightroom’s printing is everything Photoshop’s isn’t. It’s flexible, you have lots of great printing options, features and layouts, it’s streamlined, powerful, and modern, and it just works. It’s literally one of the things Lightroom does best and Photoshop (for all it’s magic, and there’s plenty) does worst. I’ll bet I haven’t printed an image from Photoshop in probably 10 years (and no, there haven’t really been improvements since then).
If you’re a KelbyOne member, you can watch this class I did on printing from Lightroom Classic (the trailer is above above), and I take you through the process from start to finish. If you’re not, either buy it and watch it right now ($29 I think), or join for a month and watch it as part of your subscription. Once you see how easy, and powerful Lightroom’s printing is versus Photoshop’s, you’ll never go back.
Remember, learning cool new stuff is a great way to start your week off right. :)
P.S. Speaking of learning new stuff – I had to learn to play a little slide guitar this weekend for a recording of Elton John’s Rocket Man. First time I ever actually tried slide (well, I tinkered for about 10 minutes once a few years ago when I bought a glass slide on a lark), but this time I needed it for the song, so I was patient and just practiced a bunch and son-of-a-gun it actually sounds OK. No one is more surprised than me. Now I’m thinking, it’s time for “Freebird!” ;-)
The conference itself is Wednesday and Thursday of next week, but it kicks off a day early on Tuesday with a special pre-conference session I’m teaching called “What makes a great travel photo?” I’ve got such a great session put together for this pre-con — I can’t wait to share it with the folks who’ve signed up.
Give the trailer above a quick look (it’s only like 2 minutes or so), and then go sign up right now — it’s going to be an amazing few days with an incredible team of instructors from all over, and you’ll learn a ton (there are a number of sessions on Lightroom and Photoshop for travel photography, including a session I’m doing on “Travel Photography Special Effects.”
Today at 11:00 AM ET the wonderful Terry White himself is doing a live Photography Master Class on JPEG vs. RAW: Which one is right for you, and folks I talked with Terry this morning, and he’s got a lot of really helpful fascinating stuff in this video podcast stream today — even if you’re already shooting RAW, you will learn new stuff about it today for sure.
You can watch it right above.
Have a great weekend, everybody. Here’s wishing you good health, and I hope to see you back here next week. :)
WeCould Possibly See Some New Photoshop & Lightroom Features Released Tomorrow
Hey, it’s possible, because tomorrow morning is the opening keynote for Adobe’s MAX conference, and historically they’ve announced new Lightroom and Photoshop updates during the keynote. So, since this is historically the case, Rob Sylvan will be doing a post on any new Lightroom features over on my other blog — LightroomKillerTips.com tomorrow just in case they do release any new Lightroom features (hey, it could happen, right?)
Catch My “Maybe There Will Be New Lightroom & Photoshop Features” Webcast tomorrow
At 11:00 am tomorrow ET, I’m doing a Webcast for KelbyOne members just in case Adobe does indeed announce new features. If they do, I’ll be showing them, if, ya know, they are announced. So, stop by tomorrow to see if history is on our side, and then if you’re a KelbyOne member, drop in and see what, if anything, is up.
It’s that time again. It’s been about 8-months since our last “Back-up Your Lightroom Classic Catalog” day, so you may be well overdue for a backup (if you’re not already doing it on a regular basis, and best as I can tell, most of us aren’t). Let’s wrap up this summer knowing that we backed up our Lightroom Classic catalog and we’ll all be sleeping better tonight for it.
While the process of backing up your catalog is easy, first you might want to know why you need to backup your Lightroom catalog and then how to do it, step-by-step. So, first read this below from my other blog, LightroomKillerTips.com:
After reading that, you might ask, “Where should that backup be stored?” So, read this:
OK, that’s the plan — stop what you’re doing; backup that Lightroom Classic catalog, and wrap up this summer off like a boss!
The Landscape Conference is less than one month away!
It’s an all online, two-day, two track live learning event, and it’s going to be incredible! If you haven’t heard about it, check out the video below (high-five to our own Juan Alfonso who did a brilliant job creating it and really capturing the vibe and feeling of what we’re doing). Tickets and details at this link.
Have a great backed-up feelin’ weekend, and we’ll catch ya back here on Monday (well, that’s what I’m hoping, anyway)! :)
P.S.If you’re already backing up your catalog on a regular basis, then check my post today about freeing up a bunch of space by throwing your old, outdated catalog backups away. Here’s that link.