• Working with Split Toning in Lightroom

    Published Thursday, April 24th, 2014

    Working with Split Toning in Lightroom

    Today we’ll be looking at the split toning functionality in Lightroom. With the split toning settings you can add color to the highlights and shadows of your photo, and you’ll have precise control over the strength of that color. Split toning is typically used for soft and subtle effects, such as warming up or cooling down a photo. It can be used effectively with both color and black and white photos.

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  • Working with HSL,Color, and B&W in Lightroom

    Published Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

    Working with HSL,Color, and B&W in Lightroom

    In previous articles we’ve talked about how you can use tone curves, tune adjustments, and vibrance and saturation to impact the colors in your photos, and today we’ll look some additional options that Lightroom gives you for working with colors.

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  • Working with Tone Curves in Lightroom

    Published Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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    Continuing on with our exploration of Lightroom’s develop module, we come to the tone curves tool. Working with tone curves can be a little confusing at first, but once you have a grasp of it, there is a lot of potential.

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  • Working with Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation in Lightroom

    Published Monday, April 21st, 2014

    Working with Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation in Lightroom

    In the previous article we looked at the process of adjusting tones in Lightroom. In this article we’ll be moving on to cover clarity, vibrance, and saturation. All of these settings are also in the “basic” section of the develop module, under the title of “Presence”.

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  • Adjusting Image Tone in Lightroom

    Published Saturday, April 19th, 2014

    Adjusting Image Tone in Lightroom

    In the previous article we looked at the process of adjusting white balance in Lightroom. In this article we’ll move on to adjusting an images tone. We’ll talk about exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks. These settings are in the “basic” section of the develop module, just below the temperature and tint sliders.

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  • How to Adjust White Balance in Lightroom

    Published Friday, April 18th, 2014

    How to Adjust White Balance in Lightroom

    If your photos have an unnatural tint to them it may be due to the white balance. In Lightroom you can easily make adjustments to white balance, and there are a few different ways to go about it.

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  • Introduction to Lightroom’s Develop Module

    Published Thursday, April 17th, 2014

    Introduction to Lightroom's Develop Module

    In previous articles we covered Lightroom’s library module and the basic features of it that allow you to organize your photos efficiently. Now, moving on, we will be looking at the develop module, which is where you will process your photos. The develop module is very powerful and once you have a basic understanding of the tools and how they work you will find that you can quickly improve photos.

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  • Using Quick Develop in Lightroom

    Published Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    Using Quick Develop in Lightroom

    In previous articles we’ve covered the most important functionality of Lightroom’s library module, and in future articles we’ll move on to the develop module where you will be editing your photos. But the library module includes a quick develop section where you have some limited tools that can be used to edit your photos right from the library module. Now, only a fraction of the develop module’s functionality is included in the quick develop, but if you only need to make one or two small and specific changes you may be able to do it without going to the develop module.

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  • Finding Your Photos with Lightroom’s Filters

    Published Monday, April 14th, 2014

    Finding Your Photos with Lightroom's Filters

    In previous articles we looked at how you can add keywords to your photos and how you can use flags, star ratings, and color labels to organize your photos. Now we’ll take a look at how you can use this info to find the photos that you are looking for.

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  • Organizing Photos in Lightroom with Flags, Ratings, and Color Labels

    Published Sunday, April 13th, 2014

    Organizing Photos in Lightroom with Flags, Ratings, and Color Labels

    While Lightroom is an extremely powerful program for editing your photos, it’s also equally powerful as an organizational tool. In previous articles we looked at how you can use catalogs and collections, as well as keywords. But Lightroom has several other ways to help you organize your photos and streamline your workflow. In this article we’ll look at the process of using flags, ratings, and color labels.

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  • How to Import and Export Photos in Lightroom

    Published Friday, April 11th, 2014

    How to Import and Export Photos in Lightroom

    Previously we looked at the importance of having a good organizational structure for your photos, and the option of using one catalog in Lightroom, or multiple catalogs. Today we’ll look at the process of importing photos into your first catalog, and we’ll also cover the process of exporting photos while we’re at it.

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  • How to Create and Manage Catalogs and Collections in Lightroom

    Published Thursday, April 10th, 2014

    How to Create and Manage Catalogs and Collections in Lightroom

    In the previous article we talked about catalogs and collections and how they can be used to organize your photos in Lightroom. Now that we’ve covered the basics of how catalogs and collections work, in this article we’ll explain the process of creating and using them.

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  • Working with Catalogs, Collections, and Folders in Lightroom

    Published Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

    Working with Catalogs, Collections, and Folders in Lightroom

    In the first article of this series we took a look at the user interface of Lightroom’s library module. In this article we’ll cover file organization, which is a critical topic for every Lightroom user. It’s important to understand how Lightroom’s catalog system works in order to set up your workflow in a way that will work best for you.

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  • Introduction to Lightroom’s Library Module

    Published Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

    Photo Editing in Lightroom 101 - Intro to the Library Module

    Lightroom consists of several different modules: library, develop, map, book, slideshow, print, and web. Each module allows you to perform different functions, and the library module is essential for organizing and managing your photos. Lightroom is not only great software for editing your photos, it’s also a powerful tool for keeping your photos organized. In order to make use of Lightroom’s potential for organization you’ll need to grasp the basics of how the library module works and what you can do while you are in it.

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  • How to Create HDR Effects in Lightroom

    Published Monday, April 7th, 2014

    How to Create HDR Effects in Lightroom

    There are a lot of different options when it comes to processing HDR photos. You can use standalone programs like Photomatix, you can use Photoshop’s HDR Pro, you can hand process the photos as layers in Photoshop, and there are plugins that you can use within Photoshop or Lightroom. But another option that can work very well with many photos is simply to use Lightroom’s tools with no other plugins or programs.

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