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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How to Remove Noise in Photoshop

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shares how to remove noise in Photoshop. He highlights the use of the noise removal tools in Camera Raw, as well as hiding other noise by turning down the black levels.

The same controls are also available in Lightroom, so that portion of the tutorial applies to Lightroom as well. Additionally, you can use the image size and Smart Sharpen tools within Photoshop to combat noise.

How to Use Photoshop to Edit Video

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to make the video experience less intimidating right inside of Photoshop CC.

In addition to working with video clips and trimming the footage, he shows how you can edit the color and effects of video using Photoshop’s tools instead of a video editing application. You can even edit video with the tools inside of Adobe Camera Raw.

How to Use the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

The Clone Stamp Tool is a powerful tool in Photoshop; however, many of us never reach the full potential of what we can do with it. Phlearn has put together a great tutorial video (embedded above) that shows several ways to extend your use of the Clone Stamp Tool, particularly with the use of layers as you are working different areas of an image.

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