Editing photos in Lightroom is my favorite, other than shooting them. It’s fast and convenient, and I try to do as much as I can here so oftentimes I don’t even have to use Photoshop. In this video, Anthony Morganti has a treat for all portrait photographers and retouchers who need a quick way to soften skin. In Lightroom, you can do it pretty much with one click, and Anthony will show you how.
There are several ways to sharpen an image, and each of us has our own go-to method. And of course, some Adobe users prefer doing it in Lightroom while others rather choose Photoshop. In this video, Aaron Nace of PHLEARN compares the two programs and all of the available methods they provide. So, which one wins the sharpening contest?
Straightening your photos sounds like a simple task. But if you’ve ever tried doing it, you know that it isn’t always the case to get it done perfectly. I know it’s something I’ve struggled with when editing some of my images. If you’re anything like me, here’s a super-useful video from Demas Rusli. He’ll show you two simple methods for straightening your photos and nailing it every time.
Applying a cinematic effect to your nighttime city photos is a popular way to turn them from snapshots into something special, like in the examples of Masashi Wakui. I’ve been following his work for years, and finally wanted to try and figure out how this effect is done, without using any plugins in Lightroom and Photoshop. The key parts of this technique are the crushed blacks, the glow in the highlights, and the colour toning.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to recreate this effect by hand in Lightroom and Photoshop, adding a cinematic look to the photo below. The basis of this technique is to use an extreme white balance that is then recovered by split-toning.
As I always say, we all make mistakes, and it’s good because we learn from them. But there are some mistakes that can be avoided, or at least we can learn to overcome them much faster. In this video, Nigel Danson reflects on the five biggest mistakes beginner landscape photographers make when editing their photos in Lightroom.
A very effective way to color-tone an image, is to use the RGB curves in Lightroom. This allows you to manipulate colors effectively, and you face no risk of adding any banding or harsh transition lines between colors. My goal is not to try to write an exhaustive tutorial, but I hope I can give you a few ideas so you can experiment on your own.
Adobe just made it dramatically easier to use Lightroom to manage large files created with exposure blending, Smart Objects, images enlarged for print, and anything that creates a file larger than the 4GB limit for TIF files.
Until now, if you wanted to use PSB files you’ve had to use workarounds to be able to view large documents in Lighroom (such as the “convert layers to linked PSB” utility built into Lumenzia) or something like Adobe Bridge to view PSB files. That’s no longer the case, as Lightroom v9.2 now has native support for the PSB file format.
Lazy or not, I believe most of us would like to save some time when it comes to image editing. I know I’d always rather be outside and take photos than stay at home and stare at the monitor while editing them. Well, if you can relate to this, Serge Ramelli has just the video for you. He’ll show you a neat technique in Lightroom that he calls “Dodge and Burn for lazy people.” It’s very simple to do, and it could save you some precious time.
Adding keywords to photos manually is a time-consuming process. And if you ask me, it’s very boring, too. But Imagga’s Wordroom could help you to significantly speed things up. It’s an Adobe Lightroom plugin that uses AI to “see” your photos. It scans them and automatically suggests up to 30 keywords, and it’s completely free to download and use.