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On Wednesday’s episode of “The Grid” we did one our most popular episodes (an idea from our friend Terry White), where we ask our viewers to send in an unedited photo (like the Raw “before” photo seen below sent in by Fredrik Brettman). The photo is solid – very well composed, it’s a great subject, there’s just a ton to like, but when you shoot in RAW, you usually get a very flat-looking photo to start with, but as you’ll see in the short video below – you don’t have to settle for what comes out of the camera. That’s why we have Lightroom and Photoshop – to bring images like Fredrik captured to life.

In this clip from ‘The Grid” below I take you from the Raw image (above left) to the after image on the right, and you see every step of the process along the way. The video starts 9-minutes and 21-seconds into the show – right where where I start editing the Raw image. It’s most Lightroom/Camera Raw, with some cool, but very easy, moves in Photoshop, and then an optional move at the end. Hope you’ll check it out below:

See, that’s why we need post-processing. That’s why learning this stuff is so important, but once you learn it, it’s just so much fun watching what develops.

Hope you found that informative, helpful, fun, and here’s wishing you a great, safe, healthy, happy weekend! :)

-Scott

P.S. Don’t forget – the Lightroom Conference kicks off next week – 2 full days (plus a pre-conference “Lightroom Crash Course” the day before), with two simultaneous training tracks, with an all-star team of instructors, and you get the entire conference archived for an entire year. Here’s the link to the full conference schedule, more info, and tickets (get yours name and save a bundle). 

Amazon fulfilled all the pre-orders, and then they were out of stock for a while, but now thankfully the print edition is back in stock. All the new Masking stuff is in the edition, and lots of other important new stuff, updates, and improvements (it’s my biggest update for the book in years). 

Check out the trailer below for more details on the new edition: 

Here’s the link to pick up a copy (perfect to get with that Amazon gift card you got for Christmas) or for a friend (idea gift), or just because you’re loose with money. You can also pick it up at Barnes & Noble (love B&H), right here. 

Here’s wishing you an absolutely kick-butt week, full of Lightroom learnin’.

-Scott

P.S. Excited that the Bucs won their playoff game yesterday – we play the winner of tonight’s Cardinals/Rams game next week (GoCards!). 

Very excited to be announcing our first conference for the year, and it’s a doozy!!!! We just announced it to KelbyOne Members last week, and the sign-ups are through the roof, which is really exciting. Check out the short trailer below for more details. 

We would love to have you with us for the conference (and the pre-conference session the day before). 

Here’s the link to grab your ticket today at the early-bird discount price. Hope you can make it. :) 

-Scott

I’m very excited about this collaboration with the creative team at On1 (maker’s of awesome plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop), and they are doing a 50% off deal right now on my signature collection (just in time for Christmas, and it’s an instant download, so no waiting on shipping).

Here’s how they describe my new collection (and it’s more than just presets):

“ON1 has partnered with world-renowned photographer Scott Kelby to bring you his new Signature Bundle! It’s an ON1-exclusive featuring over 70 of his best ON1 presets, 20 beautiful textures, and 20 high-resolution skies along with his most popular video course “10 Essential Tips Every Landscape Photographer Should Know.”

Whether you’re using ON1 Photo RAW 2022 or Effects 2022, this creative collection is an essential addition to your ON1 editing toolkit.”

I know a lot of you already have one or more of On1’s awesome plug-ins, and if you do, I think you’ll super-dig this bundle (especially when it’s on sale like this). I hope you’ll check it out. :)

Here’s the link to get the 50% off deal.

Have a great Holiday week (technically, I’m on vacation this week, but I wanted to share this today since it just came out).

Merry Christmas, everybody! :)

-Scott

Last week Adobe’s own Terry White did an excellent live webcast about what’s new in this recent update to Lightroom. Terry is so great at this stuff, and I wanted to share it with you, so I embedded his Webcast from Adobe Live right here below so you can check it out. It’s super informative and there’s lots of great stuff in there. So worth checking out. 

Thanks, Terry. So well done (as always). :) 

Here’s wishing you a fantastic Monday (hey, it could absolutely happen). :)

-Scott

P.S. Over on my other blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, we’re talking about “How to cancel your Adobe subscription.” What? What! It’s the good, and bad, and well…it’s just those two things.

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