Mar 072013

Lightroom Book Module Page - Picture in Picture

Lightroom Book page layout

In the video below, I show you how to create these cool picture-in-picture page layouts in Lightroom’s Book module.  If you’re not interested in making a photo book, remember, you can export your Book pages as individual JPEGS to share electronically or to re-import and print.

Thank you to my workshop student, Albert I., for this idea!

To master the Book module as well as Print, Slideshow and Web, check out my Producing Great Output video series, or tune into creativeLIVE March 18-20!


Related Posts:

Lightroom 4 Book Module Video Tutorial: Basic Skills

Lightroom 4 Book Module Video Tutorial: Changing and Refining Page Layouts

Creative Page Layouts in Lightroom’s Book Module



Mar 032013

creativeLIVEJoin me for this free, live, worldwide online workshop with creativeLIVE on Lightroom’s Output Modules — March 18-20, 2013.

Learn how to make beautiful prints, photo books, slideshows and web galleries in Lightroom. In addition to teaching you how to use Lightroom’s output modules, I’ll demystify critical output concepts that often confuse and intimidate photographers: color management (monitor calibration, color spaces, printer profiles, soft proofing), resolution and how large you can print your photo, what JPEG quality means, and more. In the Print module you’ll learn not only how to do your own printing, but also how to export your layouts so that someone else can print them for you or to share electronically. In Book, you’ll learn how to create not only photo books, but also beautiful PDFs that you can share electronically.

This course will be taught with Lightroom 4; all except the Book module section is applicable to Lightroom 3 as well!

Live 9 am-4 pm Pacific Daylight Time / Los Angeles. Recorded rewatch starts at 5 pm.

 Click here to ENROLL TODAY!


Lightroom Book Module Lightroom Print Module Lightroom Slideshow Module Lightroom Web Module


Workshop Sponsors and Prize Donors: X-Rite, Craft & Vision, The Lightroom Queen, The Turning Gate, Mosaic, LRB Plugins, and more to come!


Mar 012013

I was honored to find out this week that I have been awarded the Adobe Community Professional designation for 2013!

Adobe Community Professional

Adobe Community Professionals are a small worldwide team of highly skilled users from across the whole range of Adobe products, who contribute at high levels to supporting Adobe software users.  I hope to continue to earn this going forward by continuing to provide you with useful Lightroom tutorials, video series, and more!


Feb 282013

Lightroom Book Page LayoutHere’s an idea for a cool Book photo layout in Lightroom — choose a multi-photo page layout, and use different parts of the same photo in each cell!


  • Select your page by clicking on it, click on the downward triangle and choose a multi-photo layout:


  • Drag your single photo from the Filmstrip up into each of the photo cells on the page:


  • At this point each photo fits entirely within each frame. To get just a portion of the photo to show, click inside the photo cell, and enlarge it by increasing the Zoom percentage.



  • Then click and drag within the photo to choose which part of the photo should show in the cell.  Figuring out what Zoom percentage works and positioning the pieces so that the lines in your photo match up is the part that takes a a little bit — or sometimes a lot — of fiddling with — but it works!

Here’s another example, with a page caption also added (black border not included):

Lightroom book page with caption



Related Posts:

Lightroom 4 Book Module Video Tutorial: Basic Skills

Lightroom 4 Book Module Video Tutorial: Changing and Refining Page Layouts


Feb 272013

Adobe Photoshop TouchYesterday, Adobe announced the availability of Photoshop Touch on iPhones through the App Store, and on Android phones, through Google Play, for $4.99.  (It has been available on tablets for a while now.)

According to Photoshop Product Manager, Stephen Neilson, “much like the tablet version, Photoshop Touch on the phone has core Photoshop features like layers, advanced selections tools, adjustments and filters. We also packed in features exclusive to Photoshop Touch, like Scribble Selection for high-precision selections using only your finger, and Camera fill for real-time creative blending of your camera feed with layers. This app features the same creative filters as the tablet version, like Color Drops and Acrylic Paint, and also a new Ripple filter.”

Here are more details on Photoshop Touch.

I look forward to using it!

Feb 262013

Lightroom 4.4 Release CandidateThe Lightroom team has announced the availability of the release candidates for Lightroom 4.4.  Release candidates are made available before official releases in order to get broader community testing and feedback. This release contain bug fixes, new camera support, as well as much-improved support for cameras with Fuji X Trans sensors. (Check out the quality difference in DPReview’s review here.)

New Camera Support:

  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
  • Fujifilm X100s
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Hasselblad Lunar
  • Leica M
  • Nikon 1 J3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Pentax MX-1

Improved Fuji X-Trans Sensor Demosaic Algorithms:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • Fujifilm X-E1
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

Here is the full Adobe announcement, which includes the list of bugs fixed.

The link to download the update is on Adobe Labs. As usual, if you don’t have one of these cameras and the bug fixes don’t impact you, I would recommend waiting for the official release of 4.4.

The Adobe Camera Raw 7.4. release candidate is also available.


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