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.
I have used Lightroom for a number of years now for everything from my wedding photography to commercial work to portraits to landscapes. I use it alongside Photoshop, but for the average photographer, Lightroom will be able to handle the bulk of the work.
In this article, we are going to go through 40 ways to speed up your editing and make the most of this powerful tool.
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?
Adobe has released their June update for the Creative Cloud, which they says is the biggest feature update since the Adobe MAX conference in November 2019. It brings some new selection tools to Photoshop, particularly suited to cutting out people and hair, rotatable patterns, font matching, and more for the desktop, as well as a slew of updates for Photoshop for the iPad and Lightroom for all platforms.
We’ve all been there at some point or another. We’ve misjudged our exposure, knocked a dial, the sun’s disappeared behind a cloud, or maybe our flash just hasn’t recycled yet. Whatever the reason, we’ve all had underexposed shots that we would actually quite like if we could better see what’s going on in them.
Well, in this video, commercial food photographer Scott Choucino shows us how he recovers those occasional underexposed shots using Lightroom. These same techniques will also work when using Adobe Camera Raw into Photoshop, too.
The Nik Collection has had a tumultuous history, but it remains one of the most popular and much-loved plugin suites out there for Photoshop and Lightroom. After it was acquired by Google, its future was uncertain, especially after Google announced they’d pretty much abandoned it. Fortunately, they were willing to turn it over to DxO, who released a version 2.5 update a few months later to add some new features and fix a number of issues.
Today, DxO has announced the release of the Nik Collection 3, a major upgrade to the suite, with newly designed Nik Selective Tool (the plugin launcher for Photoshop), new quick edit and non-destructive workflow tools with direct one-click access from within Photoshop to your favourite presets in Silver Efex Pro and HDR Efex Pro. The new upgrade also sees lens and perspective distortion correction and tilt-shift style miniature effects with a new Perspective Efex.
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.
There’s a lot of confusion (and a couple of myths) about the correct way to resize images for web before uploading them to your website. We want that balance of the image looking fantastic, and the site still loading really quickly. This quick guide should get you the best results![Read More…]
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.