Change Default Settings in Lightroom’s Brush and Other Local Adjustment Tools

If you've used Lightroom's adjustment brush (or "brush" in Lightroom CC), you've probably wondered why it starts out with some sliders not at zero and with a particular brush size, feathering, etc.. In this very short video tutorial I'll show you how to set your own default settings in the brush, graduated filter (linear gradient), [...]

2019-02-26T16:32:03-07:00February 26th, 2019|2 Comments

Video Tutorial: How to Use Depth Range Mask in Lightroom Classic CC

If your iPhone 7+, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max or Xr camera is set to capture depth information, now in Lightroom Classic CC v. 8 use Depth Range Mask within the graduated filter, radial filter and adjustment brush to confine your edits based on distance to the camera. For instructions on how to capture images [...]

2018-10-22T12:46:01-07:00October 15th, 2018|4 Comments

Video Tutorial: Luminance and Color Range Masks in Lightroom Classic CC

A lot of my free video tutorials are buried in "What's New in Lightroom X.X" posts, so I'm going to start bringing them to the surface in separate posts. Up first: Range Mask is an excellent tool for isolating edits that you want to make to a particular color range or range of tones in [...]

2018-09-20T15:35:25-07:00September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Video Tutorial: Fix Distorted Perspective and Level Photos in Lightroom

If you ever photograph buildings or other subjects looking up at them or your camera isn't parallel to them or isn't level, you can benefit from Lightroom's transform tools for correcting perspective and leveling photos. In Lightroom 6 .6+, CC 2015.6+ and Classic CC, these tools are found in the Transform panel, and include one-click [...]

2018-08-31T13:28:08-07:00August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Lightroom Quick Tip: Set New Adjustment Brush Defaults

Have you noticed that when you open the adjustment brush, graduated filter or radial filter, one or more of the sliders is set to a value other than zero? This can be handy if it's a good starting point for your planned work, but otherwise it can be annoying. Read on for how to change this [...]

2018-06-12T14:04:58-07:00April 30th, 2018|5 Comments

Learn How to Change or Replace a Color in Lightroom!

In this video tutorial for Lightroom Classic, as well as for Lightroom 4, 5 and 6, I show you how to shift a color to another, and how to completely replace it. We'll use the HSL panel, and then a few powerful options in the adjustment brush. This video does assume basic experience with the [...]

2019-01-01T14:45:51-07:00April 23rd, 2018|12 Comments

Start Your Lightroom Photo Editing with Powerful New Color and B/W Profiles

Adobe today introduced powerful new profiles to all applications in the Lightroom ecosystem - Lightroom Classic, the cloud-based Lightroom CC desktop application, Lightroom CC for iOS and Android, Lightroom CC Web, as well as to Adobe Camera Raw. These profiles provide a starting point for your images in terms of color and tonality. Few users [...]

2018-04-03T07:36:19-07:00April 3rd, 2018|18 Comments

Intensifying Colors in Lightroom: Vibrance vs. Saturation

The Vibrance and Saturation sliders in Lightroom's Basic panel will both intensify colors in your photos. Saturation is an equal-opportunity, non-discrimatory control - it will saturate all colors in your photo equally, even if they start out at different levels of intensity. This is a great control to use if you want to give a quick and [...]

2017-07-26T11:52:01-07:00April 4th, 2017|14 Comments

Learn How to Use Lightroom CC’s New Reference View

In this free video tutorial, learn how to use Lightroom's new Reference view for Creative Cloud subscribers. Reference view allows you to display a reference photo on the left as you edit another photo on the right. It's useful anytime you want to match the appearance of photos (white balance, contrast, color, etc). Consider using it when [...]

2017-07-09T16:28:56-07:00December 8th, 2016|10 Comments
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