//Tag:Lightroom 3

Blurring Backgrounds in Lightroom

I posted this tip a little over a year ago when Lightroom 3 came out, but I thought I'd post it again, since surprisingly it is one of my most-read posts. Looking to blur out a background to reduce distractions?  In Lightroom 3 or later, use the adjustment brush with Sharpness at -50 to -100.   [...]

2017-07-09T12:33:22-07:00 August 1st, 2011|19 Comments

Using the HSL Panel to Work On Individual Colors

The HSL panel allows you to affect individual colors in your image.  HSL stands for Hue, Saturation, and Luminance. You can use Hue to shift a color towards another color, for example,  blue to purple or green.  (Yes, you too can have purple skies!)  Saturation is the intensity of color, so you can make your blues, for [...]

2017-07-09T12:35:40-07:00 July 14th, 2011|1 Comment

Lightroom Update 3.4.1 available

Adobe has released an update to Lightroom, 3.4.1.  According to their website it includes: Additional camera support for several new camera models including the Canon Rebel T3i, Nikon D5100 and Fuji FinePix X100 • Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom 3 • The Lightroom 3.4.1 update includes an important correction for a bug [...]

2017-07-09T12:36:19-07:00 May 27th, 2011|4 Comments

Update: Inverting Your Images

Quite a while back I wrote about a technique to invert your images from negatives to positives or vice versa that involved an Adobe Camera Raw workaround.   In looking at my blog stats, I notice that people are still reading that post, so I thought I would provide an easier technique — now that Lightroom 3 [...]

2017-07-09T12:42:07-07:00 August 12th, 2010|19 Comments

Video: Using the Adjustment Brush

I am working on a Lightroom 3 training DVD, which I will be offering for sale, hopefully soon.  The concept is a "Lightroom Workshop on DVD".  It is a series of many videos, several hours long in total, designed for beginning and intermediate Lightroom users.  I cover just about everything I teach in my two-day Lightroom [...]

2017-07-09T12:45:32-07:00 July 28th, 2010|31 Comments

Book Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3: The Missing FAQ

Victoria Bampton, a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen,  has just recently released her Missing FAQ book updated for Lightroom 3.    She is an administrator and Lightroom Guru on lightroomforums.net, and is one of the most knowledgeable Lightroom users and troubleshooters I know — if I don’t know the answer to a question myself, I often turn to Victoria [...]

2017-07-09T12:46:18-07:00 July 19th, 2010|1 Comment

Lightroom 3: New Blur Brush and Filter

Looking to blur out a background to reduce distractions?  In Lightroom 3, use the adjustment brush with Sharpness at -100.   If this is not enough blur, do it again:  click on New to start a new adjustment, and paint a second time. Also consider using the graduated filter with -100 Sharpness to simulate a shallower [...]

2017-07-09T12:47:14-07:00 June 20th, 2010|4 Comments
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