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PROGRAMMING NOTE: Today I’m kicking off my pre-conference workshop for the Portrait Photography Conference, and if you want to join us (the official conference kicks off tomorrow and runs through Wednesday – two tracks, all online, with a killer roster of instructors), it’s not too late – tickets and more info here. I’ll see a whole b bunch of you later today at the pre-con.

OK, I know it’s Monday and technically this is a “Photo Tip Friday” but do you really want to start November splitting hairs like that? ;-)

This one’s a quick tip using the awesome new masking features in Lightroom – it’s just 60-seconds or so, but it’s a really handy little tip. Check it out:

Told ya – I’m already using this one a lot in my own work.

OK, I’m off to teach my pre-conference workshop. Looking forward to seeing you all online today – it’s going to be epic! :)

-Scott

Tomorrow is the kickoff and opening keynote for Adobe’s annual Max Conference, and historically Adobe releases big updates to all their software tomorrow. Now, if that were to happen, and it was something really big, I would probably have a full length course, all ready to go for release tomorrow to get KelbyOne members up to speed fast, but of course, that’s only if Adobe releases something really earth shattering, and of course, who knows if that will happen, but if it did, well…I would be ready.

Also, if Lightroom were to get anything major, I’ll bet we would be covering it tomorrow over at LightroomKillerTIps.com with an in-depth article from Rob Sylvan, but again, this is all just speculation, but if history is any indicator, there should at least be some new stuff tomorrow, and there’s always that potential for really big game changing stuff, but really, who knows? Anything’s possible. That’s tomorrow folks, a day of possibilities, but really, who knows? :)

Here’s to a great “Day before tomorrow” (which would make a great name for a movie about Adobe Max’s opening keynote). ;-)

-Scott
A guy who is just guessing about tomorrow, and he could be right, but it’s just a guess.

We actually launched the book last night with a live “Book Chat” (now kind of a tradition) where I talked about the book, how it works, and revealed the basis of “The System” through a series of tutorials, and I’m embedded the whole book chat below, in case you’ve got a chance to check it out.

These Book Chats are fun and very informal, but there’s a lot of cool Lightroom stuff, too. My publisher literally gave 50% deals on the book (in print or ebook or both), and the deals are good all week (here’s the link).

You can also order it direct from Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.com

Thanks for giving that a look — hope you found it helpful. Have a great weekend everybody, and we’ll catch ya next week. :)

-Scott

Happy Monday, everybody! The Print module in Lightroom Classic lets you create these really cool multi-photo layouts, and best of all —  you don’t have to just print them — you can save these layouts as JPEGs and share them on social, email them, whatever. Check out the video below (you’ll be surprised at how easy this is).

Hope you found that helpful (and if you have any questions about these multi-photo layouts, drop them in the comments section below).

This is going to be a great week — let’s make the most of it! 

-Scott

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.

Lastly, if your Lightroom is running slow, here’s probably why.

Hope you found those helpful, and here’s wishing you a safe, happy, healthy week! Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow for “Travel Tuesdays with Dave.” :)

-Scott

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.

Here’s a link to the course.

Remember, learning cool new stuff is a great way to start your week off right. :)

-Scott

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!” ;-)

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