Hi gang, and welcome to Tuesday. Day Nine in this month we call May. ;-)
I wanted to share a tip with you I did a while back on LightroomKillerTips.com (the other daily blog I write, in an effort to ensure I never actually sleep), and I still get comments about it. It’s a feature Adobe snuck into Lightroom in one of those late-night under cover of darkness updates they do to Lightroom, and it’s about why the added ability to move an Edit pin can be a huge timesaver. Check it out below:
Hope you found that helpful (it’s pretty handy, right?). :)
Have a great Tuesday everybody, and we’ll catch ya back here tomorrow for Guest Blog Wednesday!
Hi, gang – Happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share some Lens Correction stuff in Photoshop (this works in Lightroom, too!) that a lot of folks have overlooked (like the Aspect slider for one). This is really powerful stuff — it uses a number of different parts of the Lens Correction and Transform panel, but it’s good solid stuff; it’s easy to use, and there will be times when you really oughta be using it.
I made a video for ya (below). Lots of little tips inside this one:
Again — that works the same way in Lightroom — the panels are just in a different location.
Hey, that rhymes. Must be a sign…a sign that if you’re a photographer in Philly, you should come out and spend the day with me next Monday for my “Lightroom On Tour” live seminar. Here’s the scoop:
Who: you (and me). What: My full-day Lightroom seminar Where: The Philadelphia Convention Center When: Monday, March 13th starting at 10:00 am. Why: Because you want to get really good at Lightroom, really fast!
It’s just $99 for the full day, including my detailed workbook, and 10 of my own custom Lightroom presets.Here’s the link for more details, and tickets.
Boston Photographers: I’m there this Friday (in just four days!). If you haven’t already signed up, don’t be only photographer in Boston not there that day — come on out and let’s learn some Lightroom.
Hope you’ll share this with any photographers you know in either Philly or Boston. :)
Hi Gang – you might have heard me talk about an online course I did on “Designing Beautiful Wedding Albums in Lightroom CC“ and I said it was more about the design and layout ideas for the wedding album, than on teaching you how to make photo books in Lightroom (especially since I already have a course on that topic).
So, I asked our video crew to pull out an actual excerpt from the online course so you can see what I’m talking about, and once you watch it, it will be immediately clear. In this excerpt I did two layouts (in the full online class I do a whole bunch! In fact, that’s most of the class — showing you how to create, and then save, these layouts as your own custom templates so they’re just one-click away in the future).
Anyway, the clip (below) is 5-1/2 minutes long, but you’ll learn some really solid techniques — enough that I hope it will make you want to watch the full class this weekend.
Here’s a link to the full class if you’re a KelbyOne member and you want to check it out (and if you’re not, you can join now for just $19.95 for a month and watch it (and nearly 50 other full length Lightroom classes) to death (to death I tell ya!).
But first, if you’re in Boston or Philly… I’m inviting you to come out and spend the day with me as I kick off my new Lightroom On Tour full-day seminar. It’s just $99 (including a detailed workbook), and it’s 100% guaranteed — if it’s not the best Lightroom seminar you’ve ever attended, at any price, we’ll refund your ticket right on the spot! I’m in Boston on Friday, March 10th, and Philly on Monday the 13th. Come on out – we’ll have a blast! Details and tickets are here.
P.S.My next seminar stops after that are Chicago on April 10th and then the Detroit area on April 11th . If you’re up that way, I hope you’ll come and spend the day with me.
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. :)