Lightroom Quick Tip of the Week: Borrowing a Color from Your Photograph

Anywhere you see a color selection square in Lightroom, such as for page background color in the Print module, you can choose a color not only from the color picker that comes up when you click on it, but also a color from one of your photos. How?  Simply click in the main color selection area (shown above where the eyedropper is), hold the mouse button down, and drag out to your photo, either in the main window or down in the filmstrip. You can actually select a color from anywhere on your monitor, so if you want a color that is on a web page, for example, position it next to Lightroom, then just click, hold and drag out […more]

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Lightroom Quick Tip of the Week: Printing to Jpegs

Do you like Lightroom’s print layout capabilities, but don’t have a printer to print to, or want to just share your design electronically? Perhaps you saw my video tutorial on using the Lightroom Custom Print Package to design collages, but you thought it wasn’t relevant to you because you don’t have a printer. No problem — design your layout in the Print module, and print to a jpeg instead of to a printer.  Send the jpeg out for someone else to print, or email it out to your clients or friends.  In the Print Job panel in the bottom right, change Print to: Printer to Print to: Jpeg File.

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