Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7 Now Available

Lightroom 5

Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7, which includes the Aperture importer tool and adds support for 24 new cameras, including the Canon 7D Mark II and Nikon D750.

Lightroom 5.7 also adds support for tethered capture for the Nikon D4S and D810.

The full list of newly supported cameras for RAW files is as follows: [Read more...]

Show Focus Points Plugin for Lightroom

Show Focus Points Lightroom Plugin

Show Focus Points is a new plugin for Adobe Lightroom 5. The plugin does just what the name says – finally allowing you to see focus points in your photos from Lightroom.

It also reveals other focus info like focus distance and focus mode. Currently, the plugin only works with Canon and Nikon DSLRs, and only in Lightroom 5. It supports both Mac OS X and Windows installations.

Best of all though, the Show Focus Points plugin is free for now. Check it out here on the Show Focus Points website.

[via PetaPixel]

How to Create a Vignette in Photoshop

Here’s another quick tutorial from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to create a vignette in Photoshop. In the video, he shows off the effects of different sliders in the Post Crop Vignette panel inside Camera Raw. Of course, the same sliders and tools are present in Lightroom if you haven’t explored them yet.

Additionally, he shows how to use the Lens Correction tools inside of Photoshop itself to add a vignette. Finally, he shows how to use the radial filter tool in Camera Raw to create an off-center vignette.

Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook – New Book

Photoshop CC and Lightroom - A Photographer’s Handbook

Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from photographer and Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch.

This book is “a guide for a clear, effective workflow for editing photographs in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC and its companions: Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 5. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow, this book is designed to get you working quickly. The various applications are presented side-by-side so that a user of one can learn how to use the others. If you’re a new user, this book will be your roadmap.”

Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.18 on Amazon.com.

The book is also available as a Kindle Edition for $29.62.