Getting Great Editing Results in Lightroom

On April 1st I published a 90-second video on how to turn boring photos into stunning photos. It was in fact  a (hopefully entertaining) April Fool’s Day joke. If anyone tells you that they can teach you in 90 seconds how to turn boring photos into stunning photos, you should be skeptical! In all seriousness, the most important step to getting the most out of your photos with Lightroom is to master the Basic panel. In the 20 minute video below I go through several examples to teach you all aspects of this most important panel in the Develop module. This video is one of the 76 in my Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series. With the purchase of […more]

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Lightroom Video Tutorial: Quickly Crop Many Photos to the Same Aspect Ratio

Sometimes when you’re preparing your photos for output, whether for print or for your website, you need all of them to be the same aspect ratio, such as 8×10, 5×7 or square. In my latest video tutorial below, learn how to crop them all to the same aspect ratio quickly.   In a nutshell: In Grid view in the Library module, select all your photos and use the Quick Develop panel to set the crop ratio Select your first photo and type R to jump to the crop tool in the Develop module Refine the crop to your liking Hold down the Ctl/Cmd key as you hit the right arrow key to jump to the next photo and do the […more]

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How to Remove Spots and Objects and Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

Lightroom’s spot removal tool with its incorporated advanced healing brush is great for getting rid of spots and some objects, as well as for retouching tasks such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and softening skin. Watch the two video tutorials that Adobe asked me to make last year on how to use this tool.  In the first video, learn how to get rid of sensor dust or annoying objects in your composition, and learn the difference between healing and cloning. In the second, learn how to use the visualize spots feature so you don’t miss hard-to-see spots, do a quick portrait touch-up, and see how to go to Photoshop for advanced retouching.  Click on the image below to go to the Adobe video tutorial […more]

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Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.5 with iPhone Mobile App

Today Adobe released Lightroom 5.5 along with Lightroom mobile for the iPhone. Along with the usual new camera support, new lens profiles, and bug fixes, the free Lightroom 5.5 update includes support for syncing with the new iPhone app, and a few other changes targeted at Lightroom mobile and Creative Cloud subscribers. Watch my video below to see the changes in action, or read on below the video for details. Creative Cloud subscribers: update through the CC app. Otherwise, to install the free update, if Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Check for Updates, download the file, then double-click on it to run the installation wizard. If Check for Updates doesn’t find the update, try again later or download […more]

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Touching Up Teeth with Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush and Spot Removal Tool

In this video tutorial I show you how to easily brighten, whiten, and fix flaws in teeth, using Lightroom’s adjustment brush and spot removal tool. (This video was made with Lightroom 4 or 5, but is applicable to CC and 6 as well.) For best quality, hit Play, then click on the Youtube sprocket wheel. in the bottom right and choose 720/HD. Enjoyed this article? Enter your email address below to sign up for newsletter updates: Related Video Tutorial: Using Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool / Advanced Healing Brush

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Creating a Faux-HDR Look in Lightroom and Saving It As a Preset

Sometimes it’s fun to take photos a little over the edge. In this video tutorial, I show you how to create a bit of a faux-HDR effect in the Develop module in Lightroom, adding a lot of light into the shadows of your photos, and punching up color and edge definition, using Basic panel settings, the Graduated Filter tool, and the HSL panel. Whether you like this effect or you create a different effect, I then show you how to copy your settings to other photos to test out the effect you have created, and finally, how to save your settings as a preset so that you can apply them to other photos at any time. Enjoyed this article? Enter […more]

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