Here’s a quick tip on using keyword sets in Lightroom, along with the reason why keyword sets are limited to 9 keywords. This was a new one for me!
In this new tutorial from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to use content-aware scale tool in Photoshop to create an ad. He also works in some tips with the warp tool to get his composition just right. Check out the video above.
Here’s a quick video in which I walk through a very simple technique for correcting too much red in faces using just Lightroom.
I picked this tip up from Aaron Nace’s tutorial on a similar technique in Photoshop. I generally try to avoid going to Photoshop if it is something I can deal with in Lightroom. It’s just faster and a preferred piece of software for me.
If you need to do this in Photoshop, check out this Phlearn video for an explanation of how to accomplish this inside Photoshop, where you’ll have much more control in isolating colors.
Collections are a powerful organizing tool inside of Adobe Lightroom, which lets you group photos together that may or may not be found in the same folder of your overall file organization. You can create Collections for portraits, landscapes, specific individuals and infinite other selection criteria.
One of the newer features in Lightroom is that you now have the ability to add images to a Collection during import. It is a simple and straightforward process that might save you quite a bit of time in organization that you would otherwise do later. [Read more…]
Here’s a new sharpening technique that I had not seen before but works very well, particularly with low light images. It uses a combination of Photoshop with Unsharp Mask, Topaz DeNoise and then back to Photoshop for another pass with Smart Sharpen before using blend modes to apply the sharpened layer with the original color layer.
There are several examples of the technique in the video walk-through above.
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Here’s a short video from Tony Northrup that shows you how to add your own logo to Lightroom’s Identity Plate, as well as change the font and font size for the module labels.
Tony Northrup’s Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Video Book: Training for Photographers mentioned in the video is available here on Amazon.com.
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You can use a Hue & Saturation adjustment layer to first isolate the specific red areas that you are trying to correct and then adjust the hue to blend in with the surrounding skin areas.
In the above video from Phlearn, you can learn how to remove objects from you photos using the tools inside Photoshop like clone stamp and selection tools. It clocks in at 20 minutes; however, if you don’t know how to cleanly remove objects from an image (beyond just using Content Aware tools on simple portions of images), this is a great lesson.
Photoshop has presets available in a variety of locations – from Camera Raw to filters and adjustment layers. Not only can you apply presets to still images, you can also apply presets to videos. Check out the above video as Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes demonstrates how to use presets with Photoshop.
Adobe Wordwide Design Evangelist, Terry White, put together this brief video about 5 things you need to know about your Lightroom 5 catalog.
These are helpful tips that advanced Lightroom users probably already know about; however, if you don’t know about them, they could potentially improve your workflow. Here’s a list of the highlights of the tips. [Read more…]