‘Lightroom Dashboard’ Browser App Helps Identify Your Photography Habits

lightroom-dashboard-header

Ever get curious about what your most-used camera settings actually are?  Ever wonder what focal length you rely on the most?

Lightroom Dashboard is a free online tool developed by Cheyne Wallace to provide an answer to all your burning Lightroom statistics questions by helping you “visualize your catalog data.”  Well, THAT rocks.  As Cheyne says, “I built this tool so I could better understand my photography habits and possibly justify to my self purchasing that new f/2.8 lens (as it turns out, I can’t).”  Well, maybe next time, brother…

[Read more…]

8 Minute Photoshop Tutorial: Get To Know The Patch Tool For Fast Fixes

patch-tool

Most Photoshop users are familiar with the Clone and Healing Brushes as a means to remove distracting objects from a photo, but there’s also a useful little tool called the Patch Tool that can help you get the job done, too. The Patch Tool is kinda buried under the Healing Brushes, so it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves from those just learning Photoshop. If you’ve never used it before, Aaron Nace has put together a great tutorial on how and when to use it, which you can watch below. [Read more…]

This Tutorial Covers Everything You’ll Need to Know about Photoshop’s Clone Tool

The team at Phlearn put together a pretty detailed video tutorial over mastering the cloning tool, and they’re not wrong when they emphasize on how important it really is. I’ve been Photoshopping since I was in the 8th grade, and just from reading that you can probably already imagine the atrocities that came out of my, uh… “graphic design” skills back in the day. One thing I never really made myself learn was the cloning tool. It just looked too complex, and I thought using blur on pretty much everything was the way to go. At the time, I was basically under the impression that the Blur tool was all I needed because it does the same thing the Clone tool would do.

Please don’t make the mistakes I’ve done.

If you’re like me, and never really got the hang of a tool like that, do yourself a favor and check this video out. The seventeen minutes that comprise this tutorial aren’t wasted by any means at all; covering four different sections, Phlearn’s Aaron Nace gives us a broken down, professional, and intricate look into the software, and in the end it’s downright easy to follow along with.

[Via Phlearn]