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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When Panels, Modules, Tools and More Go Missing in Lightroom

I get a fair number of emails from frantic users who have lost some critical part of the Lightroom interface. In this video I show you how to find missing panels, tools, and more.  Watch the video to learn not only how to find what you have lost, but also how to hide what you don’t need. For those of you who need to just get to what you are looking for, below is what I cover and where you can find it in the video: Find your missing Lightroom: module (0:30) panel (0:50) – the Basic panel is most common – white balance, exposure, etc panel strip / filmstrip (1:30) toolbar (1:52) library filter bar (2:15) tool in toolbar […more]

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How to Upgrade to Lightroom 5

You have taken the plunge and bought Lightroom 5. In the video below, I show you how to upgrade. I discuss how you can find your old catalog if necessary, how to ensure that your new Lightroom 5 catalog is named appropriately and that your presets come along, and how to remove  your old catalog and software. This video has been UPDATED to include the scenario where Lightroom does not prompt you to upgrade your old catalog. For higher quality video, hit Play, then click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD. (For those of you more experienced users wondering why in this video I have users who store their presets with their catalog rename their […more]

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Lightroom 4 Book Tutorial: Changing and Refining Page Layouts

In this Lightroom video tutorial, I’ll show you how to change and refine your page layouts. After an overview of page layout options, you’ll learn how to choose a page layout and refine it with cell padding, add two page spreads, and select and change layouts of multiple pages at once. I then cover flagging layouts as favorites (for easy access, and to use in Auto Layout) and copying and pasting layouts. For those not familiar with the Book module in Lightroom 4, it allows you to design and order photo books from Blurb.com, and to create PDFs and JPEGs to share electronically or to print. When I don’t have time to write new tutorials for you, I find sharing […more]

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Lightroom 4 Book Module Tutorial: Basic Skills

I haven’t written many tutorials about Lightroom 4’s Book module on this blog, so I thought I’d share a video tutorial on some basic  skills: swapping and replacing photos,  usage badges,  adding more photos to your book collection, removing photos,  selecting and moving one or more pages, adding and removing pages, zooming a photo to fill, and a discussion of resolution.  This is the 5th of 14 videos (3 hours) on the Book module from my Lightroom 4: Producing Great Output series. For better quality, once you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD. Find out more about Lightroom 4 Producing Great Output here. Enjoyed this article? Enter your email address below to […more]

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Video Tutorial: Using Lightroom’s Print Module to Create Cool Custom Photo Layouts

My favorite layout style in Lightroom’s Print module is the Custom Package, which allows us to layout multiple photos on the page. These can be laid out on top of each other, they can overlap, text can be added, etc..  Here are a couple examples — a tryptic that I designed to print, and a collage that I started working on, sized for my computer monitor to use as a desktop background: My video series available for sale on DVD or by download, Lightroom 4: Producing Great Output, consists of almost 12 hours of training on 55 videos, on everything you need to know to make great prints, photo books, slideshows and web galleries — including not just “the how-to” […more]

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