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Happy Monday, everybody. I think I’ve got a good one for ya today (plus a free downloadable print template for you, too). It’s how to create a custom print layout that you can use in a Wedding Album (heck, you could use it for anything I imagine, but I was inspired by seeing this layout in an Australian Wedding magazine).

It’s quick and easy, and I show you how it’s done – all from scratch, and I also have a link below where you can download a print template I made of the layout (just to save you some time, but you should still watch the video, if for nothing more than to see how to install the template).

Hope you found that helpful.

Here’s the link to download the free Print Template I made just for you!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Don’t forget — you can save Print layouts as individual JPEG files. You do that in the Print Job panel at the bottom of the Right Side panels — from the ‘Print to’ pop-up menu choose JPEG file.

It’s “Faster Lightroom Classic Tuesday,” everybody!

Adobe just released another update to Lightroom Classic CC (the regular desktop Lightroom we all know and love), but today we will love it more because it’s much faster than ever before.

Lots of speed improvements throughout (building upon the speed enhancements from the October update), and you’ve probably already read test results leaked around the Web last week that show the new Lightroom Classic 7.2 is significantly faster in many areas (provided you have at least 12 GB of RAM – though I always recommend, and use 16-GB). Plus, they’ve made the process of creating Collections and Collection Sets from Folders tremendously easier, along with some other important tweaks that you’ll dig (it’s all good stuff).

Lightroom expert (and Photoshop World Instructor) Rob Sylvan did a post today on all the new 7.2 update features over on my other blog: LightroomKillerTips.com and if you’ve got a sec, he’s posted all the full details and screen caps there. Here’s the link. 

Next week, it’s you, it’s me, it’s Lightroom in Texas
Next week I’m in San Antonio and Houston for my Full-day Lightroom seminar (and yes — I’ll be showing the new stuff live at the seminar). You can still come out and spend the day with me – here’s the link.

After that I’m heading to the WPPI conference in Las Vegas (I’ll be doing a book-signing there at the Rocky Nook booth. Details to come). Maybe I’ll run into you there. :)

Alright, let’s go download the new Lightroom Classic! :)

Best,

-Scott

Got a quick and easy Photoshop tutorial, that also works in Lightroom, and it’s how to get rid of those nasty purple, magenta, or green color fringe that appears around the edges of object in your image (this problem is a common lens issue called Chromatic Aberration). Here’s how to fix it quick and easy.

Hope you found that helpful. :)

Tomorrow Night You’re Invited to an “Artist’s Talk” with one incredible photographer: Stephen Wallace
He’s the latest winner to have his own solo show at “The Gallery at KelbyOne” (here’s more info on the gallery). Well, after Stephen’s wine and cheese reception tomorrow night, we’ll be going into our theater for an intimate chat about Stephen’s work, his life as a physician/attorney, and his techniques, and you’re invited. His travel photography is pretty amazing — really that next-level stuff, and you will love getting a chance to see his hear, and hear his story.

Who: Photographer Stephen Wallace and host Larry Becker
What: A chat with the photographer about his images
Where: Here’s the link to watch it live online (it’s free and open to everyone)
When: Tomorrow, Saturday December 9th, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET
Why: To take someone from our KelbyOne community and share their wonderful work with a worldwide audience

NOTE: If you’re a KelbyOne member and would like to join us in person for the free wine/cheese reception tomorrow night at 7PM at our headquarters just outside Tampa, Florida, click here to grab one of the last remaining spots, and then I’ll see you tomorrow night. 

Have a great weekend everybody. :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. My Lightroom seminar is in Ft. Lauderdale on Monday, and then in Charlotte on Wednesday. Hope you can come out and spend the day with me learning Lightroom. 

Today, during the opening keynote at Adobe’s MAX Conference in Las Vegas, it’s a day of big announcements, new features, new applications, and just tons of cool stuff! Here’s a brief look at what’s coming:

Above Left: The Lightroom we know and love is now rebranded as “Lightroom Classic” – Above Right: There’s a new Lightroom in town, it’s branded as “Lightroom CC” — it’s Lightroom for “the new generation” (my words, borrowed from Pepsi I think). 

Let’s Start with Lightroom
Lots going on in the world of Lightroom, including an update (which includes a HUGE speed boost in performance, and new features); plus there’s a whole new version of Lightroom!

Today we’re releasing the new issue of Lightroom magazine (Issue #34) published 10-times a year for KelbyOne members, and our cover story is from Lightroom super brain Rob Sylvan, and he goes over the new “Ecosystem” for Lightroom; looks at the new Lightroom CC (who it’s for, and how it works), and goes over the new features in Lightroom Classic. It’s over on our sister site: LightroomKillerTips.com

Photoshop CC gets a BIG update!
Lots of new features in Photoshop CC — lots! (one of my favorites is shown above; the ability to easily edit 360° panos taken with those new 360° cameras that are becoming hot right now), but there’s lots of great stuff throughout, including the ability to open sync’d images from Lightroom from right within Photoshop; a new Quick Share option to get your images directly from Photoshop to social media; big improvements to the Pen tool (including a new Pen tool); Type enhancements; lots of great Brush Stuff; a big new masking feature in Camera RAW, and on and on.

Live “What’s Next in Photoshop and Lightroom” Webcast
Today at 11:00 AM EDT I’m doing a LIVE Webcast for KelbyOne Members to answer questions about all the new Lightroom changes; talk about the new Photoshop stuff, and chat live with members from around the world.

Here’s the link to watch and join in the discussion.

NEW COURSE: “Get Up To Speed FAST on the new Photoshop CC 2018”
Today at KelbyOne we’re releasing my full-length course on all the new features in Photoshop CC 2018, to help our members get up to speed fast! Check out the member’s dashboard today for direct access to this brand new class — there’s a LOT of cool stuff to learn about this major update to Photoshop CC.

It’s an exciting day to be a Lightroom, Photoshop or Adobe Creative Cloud user (lots of new stuff for CC subscribers today, including new applications and updates).

Don’t forget ‘The Grid” at 4:00 PM today with my guest, wedding photographer Justin Wojtczak
It’s going to be a great show – lots to share and talk about. Here’s the link.

See you online today!

Best,

-Scott

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!

Best,

-Scott

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.

Hope you found that helpful. :)

I’m in Indy in three weeks from today with my Lightroom Seminar
You can be there, too. Here’s the link with details. 

Have a great Tuesday everybody, and see you tomorrow for “Guest Blog Wednesday.”

Best,

-Scott

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