How to Make a Custom Splash Screen in Lightroom 5

You can easily make a custom splash screen for Lightroom 5, which you will see every time the program opens. Watch the video above, courtesy of Craig McCormik, for the simple 5 minute tutorial.

Here are the specifics he mentions in the video:

  • Max Image Dimensions: 900 x 600
  • OSX File Path:
    Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Splash Screen
  • Windows File Path:
    Users/[username]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/L­ightroom/Splash Screen

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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.

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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.