//Tag:Camera Raw

Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 Released Tonight

The prereleases came out a while ago on labs.adobe.com, but now the official versions of Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 are out.  If you have Lightroom and/or Photoshop set to automatically check for updates, they will prompt you next time you open Lightroom 3 or Photoshop CS5. Otherwise, in your software go to Help>Check for [...]

2017-07-09T12:18:59+00:00 September 28th, 2011|2 Comments

Straightening Photos in Lightroom

When I don’t take the time to use a tripod, my horizons are often not straight.  Here’s an example: Crooked Horizon To fix this in Lightroom, in the Develop Module tool drawer underneath the histogram, click on the Crop Overlay tool (R).    Crop options appear beneath it, and a grid is placed over your [...]

2017-07-09T15:10:16+00:00 February 9th, 2009|8 Comments

Selective Black and White

Take advantage of Lightroom 2's  (or Camera Raw's) adjustment brush to create images that are part black and white and part color. I will start with the color image below, and convert all of it to black and white except the poster and the can. In the Develop module, click on the adjustment brush [...]

2017-07-09T15:11:14+00:00 January 15th, 2009|5 Comments

Getting Rid of the Winter Blues

In overcast conditions, your images may have a blue color cast, as does this great snowman image shot by my friend Debbie Espinosa. It was shot with the camera on daylight white balance, so the camera did not adjust for the bluish color that overcast light has. What the image "should" look like is subjective. Blue [...]

2017-07-09T15:11:24+00:00 January 7th, 2009|6 Comments

More on Spot Removal in Camera Raw

I showed you how to use the spot removal tool in Lightroom and Camera Raw, and how to copy your spot removals from one image to others in Lightroom in my spot removal video. However, I didn't mention how to copy your spot removals from one image to others in Camera Raw. (Thanks, Teri for this [...]

2017-07-09T15:17:11+00:00 December 3rd, 2008|0 Comments

Using the Spot Removal Tool in Lightroom and Camera Raw

9/2011: Here's an updated video tutorial on how to use the spot removal tool to retouch photos in Lightroom.  I also show how to use it to reduce the appearance of circles under eyes. This is from my Lightroom 3 Fundamentals and Beyond video series, available as a download or DVD.  (Update: My editing skills and audio [...]

2017-07-09T15:21:22+00:00 November 25th, 2008|2 Comments

Painting Back What You Take Away

Sometimes you want to make an adjustment to your image almost everywhere. You could use the adjustment brush and paint almost everywhere, but that could be slow. Instead, make the adjustment everywhere, with a global change in the Basic panel, and then use the adjustment brush to change back the area you didn't want to affect. [...]

2017-07-09T15:21:43+00:00 November 21st, 2008|1 Comment

Chromatic Aberration

When you are working on an image for print, or any application where it will be viewed full size, it is important that you zoom in to 100%, and inspect the entire image for issues that you can’t see when it is smaller. I was working on this image today and when I zoomed [...]

2017-07-09T15:22:58+00:00 November 9th, 2008|2 Comments

Clarity — Part 2

I showed you in my first clarity post how to use negative clarity in Lightroom or Camera Raw to soften skin. For a creative look, try heavy negative clarity on the whole image: […]

2017-07-09T15:23:39+00:00 October 30th, 2008|0 Comments

Are you clear on Clarity in Lightroom?

The clarity slider was introduced in Lightroom 1.1, and is also now in Camera Raw. A positive clarity value punches up an image, makes it look a little more three dimensional, by enhancing contrast along edges. The changes are concentrated in the midtones, and do little to highlights and shadows. Here is an example, a portion [...]

2017-07-09T15:25:24+00:00 October 27th, 2008|9 Comments
Sign Up Today!
  • FREE Limited Time Only: Learn How to Clean Up Your Lightroom Mess in my 80 minute video!
  • Receive my Lightroom newsletter with news and tutorials
  • Receive PDFs of my favorite Lightroom shortcuts

Your trusted source for all things Lightroom!
I will not share your email. Unsubscribe anytime.