2018/07/10

Seven Tips for Working with Layer Groups in Photoshop

Discover seven tips for working with Layer groups in this episode of 3, 2, 1, Photoshop! 

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2018/07/03

3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Three Tips to Find, Filter, and Isolate Layers in Photoshop

Learn tips to find, filter, and isolate layers in  this episode of 3, 2, 1, Photoshop!

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2018/06/26

3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Four Popular Blend Modes to Use When Compositing Images

In this episode of 3, 2, 1, Photoshop, you’ll discover when to use Multiply, Screen, Overlay, and Softlight Blend Modes when compositing images in Photoshop CC.

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2018/06/19

Syncing Profiles and Presets from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom CC Mobile

While Lightroom Classic will not have the ability to automatically sync presets and profiles with Lightroom CC Mobile, it is possible to sync presets and profiles between Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Mobile using the Lightroom CC desktop application. To do this: 

  • Download and launch Lightroom CC. Click here for more information about downloading and installing Creative Cloud applications.
  • When you launch Lightroom CC desktop (v1.4 June 2018 release or later) for the first time after installing or updating, the existing Lightroom Classic profiles and presets on your computer are automatically migrated to Lightroom CC.
  • Once your profiles and presets have been migrated, you don’t need to do anything else in Lightroom CC.

Note: while you could delete Lightroom CC once you migrate your presets, if you plan to continue to create, update, and/or install presets using Lightroom Classic and want to sync them with Lightroom CC Mobile, I would suggest leaving Lightroom CC installed and then follow the instructions below for migrating updated presets. 

If you install new profiles or presets or update presets in Lightroom Classic, and want them to sync with Lightroom CC Mobile —and you’ve previously  launched Lightroom CC,  you will need to import the new/updated presets and profiles manually. To do this:

  • Launch Lightroom CC.
  • Select File > Import Profiles & Presets.

  • Navigate to the Settings folder (which is hidden by default), by following the instructions below.

On Macintosh: Use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift+ G to display the “Go to the folder” dialog, then paste the following path:

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings

On Windows: paste the following path (replacing [user name] with your user name)  

C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

  • Select the files that you want to import and click Import.
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Updates to Lightroom Classic ­—Profile & Preset Management, Color Labels, and Auto-Stack

I’m excited to announce several updates and new features in Lightroom Classic including new profile and preset managers, color labels for organizing  folders, auto-stacking options for HDR, panoramas and more. 

Improvements to Preset management. 

  • To selectively hide and show groups of presets, click on the ‘+’ icon on the Presets panel and select Manage Presets.

  • Use the check to toggle the visibility of preset groups.   

  • To reset the visibility of all presets, Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on the Preset group (not an individual preset), and select Reset Hidden Presets.
  • To disable presets from previewing in the Loupe view upon rollover, under Preferences > Performance, uncheck “Enable on hover preview of presets in Loupe”. The preset will still preview in the Navigator panel. 

With the preference unchecked, rolling over a preset in the preset panel displays a preview of the preset in the Navigator panel, but not Loupe view.

Improvements to Profile management. 

  • To selectively hide and show groups of profiles, right-click on a Profile set (not an individual profile) and select Manage Profiles.

  • Use the check to toggle the visibility of profile sets. Note: the Favorites set can not be hidden.

 

  • To reset the visibility of all profiles, Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on a Profile Set and select Reset Hidden Profiles. 
  • Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on the name of the Profile Set and choose to expand or collapse all Profile Sets. 
  • When previewing profiles, press and hold Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) to temporarily disable loupe preview for a quick before/after comparison.

Color Labels for Folders.

  • Right-click on a folder in the Folder panel and choose Add Color Label to color-code a folder.

  • To filter based on folder color label, select Labeled Folders from the Folder Search drop down menu.

New Auto-Stack options.

  • To automatically stack the source and resulting images of a merged Panorama or HDR, check the Create Stack option within the HDR/Panorama merge tools (Photo Merge > HDR/Panorama). The resulting (merged) image conveniently appears at the top of the stack.

  • When using Photo > Stacking > Auto-Stack by Capture Time, stacks will now collapse by default.

Faster Searching in Folders

  • The speed in which you see folders when you search for them has been greatly improved. 

HEIC Image Support

  • Lightroom Classic now supports HEIC files in OSX 10.13 or higher. 
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New Features and Updates in Lightroom CC Web

Lightroom CC Web now supports synced profiles and presets, extends the number of controls when sharing images, and returns improves results when using the Best Photos Technology Preview. 

Synced Profiles and Presets.

Profiles and presets that have been synced using either Lightroom CC Desktop or Lightroom CC Mobile will be available in Lightroom CC Web.

  • Select a photo and click the Edit this Photo button. Then, click Presets to access synced presets.

  • Select a photo and click the Edit this Photo button. Then, click Adjust and click on the Profile Browser to access synced profiles.

Lightroom Web Share settings.

You can now adjust the Share settings of Albums published with Lightroom CC from within Lightroom Web.

  • Click the Share icon (the globe) and click Shared in the options bar. 

  • In the Share Options dialog, click Share Settings.
  • In the Album Settings dialog, enable/disable  Allow Downloads, Show Metadata, and Show Location as needed. 

Best Photos Technology Preview.

The Best Photos technology preview gives you a chance to play with some of the exciting new technologies that our researchers are working on and provide feedback on what you like, what you don’t like, and features that you’re wishing for. Best Photos stemmed from the desire to pick more quickly the best photos from a group without the long and sometimes monotonous task of sorting through a number of similar photos. Best Photos leverages a number of Adobe Sensei technologies to help automatically identify and group similar photos, pick the best photo from that group, and then select the best photos of each of the groups. 

To enable Best Photos, click the Lightroom mnemonic and choose Technology Previews and enable Best Photos.

Then, within any album, click Best Photos.

On the left, choose between viewing Best Photos and Other Photos. On the right, use the slider to change the number of photos selected as “Best Photos”. To manually remove unwanted images from the selection, click the minus icon below the image.

When finished, chose to Share or Create Album based on your best photos.

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New Features in Lightroom CC Mobile for iPhone, iPad, Android, and ChromeOS

I’m super excited to announce that the Healing Brush is now available on Lightroom CC Mobile! In addition, you can create, manage, and sync Presets and Profiles across Lightroom CC on desktop, mobile and web. Also new to iOS, is the ability to remove Chromatic Aberration as well as two Technology Previews: Long Exposure and Guided Tutorials. New features to Android and ChromeOS are sort by Star Rating, Guided Tutorials, and the Technology Preview: High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture.

The Healing Brush

The video below demonstrates how to quickly remove unwanted or distracting elements in images, using the Healing Brush in Lightroom CC. 

Create, manage, and sync presets in Lightroom CC Mobile. 

You can now create presets using Lightroom CC on your mobile device which will sync across Lightroom CC clients and manage presets on one device independently of another. The video below demonstrates how:

Note: importing custom presets and profiles is only possible through the Lightroom CC desktop app.

Additional updates unique to Lightroom CC Mobile on iOS

Remove Chromatic Aberration: The Optics panel now includes a toggle to Remove Chromatic Aberration. Chromatic Aberration is a byproduct of the lens as it attempts to capture different wavelengths of light, and often results in either red/cyan or green/magenta misalignment of pixels along the edges of an image, especially in areas of high contrast. 

A green/magenta halo appears in the image (left) but is quickly diminished by enabling Remove Chromatic Aberration (right).

Technology Previews: Technology previews are features that the Lightroom team is still working on, but want to get into your hands as soon as possible.

  • To enable Technology Previews, tap the LR mnemonic on the home screen.

  • Then, tap Technology Previews.

  • Tap to enable the desired features. 

Long Exposure is a new capture mode that captures a burst of exposures (DNG or JPEG), aligns, and blends them images together to simulate a long exposure (without a tripod.)

  • On the main screen (or within a collection), tap the camera icon. 

  • Choose Long Exposure from the popup menu. 

  • Select the number of seconds and tap the shutter icon.

In the example below, the image on the left was taken with the camera capture mode set to Professional with an shutter speed of 1/2400 of a second. This short exposure results in “freezing”the motion of the water in the river. The image on the right was taken with the camera capture mode set to Long Exposure with a shutter speed of 5 seconds. The long exposure simulated “flowing” water. Note: Long Exposure images begin processing upon exiting the camera (so as not to interrupt or decrease camera performance during capture).  Depending on the length of exposure chosen, the resulting files(s) might take a few moments to process.

Guided Tutorials walk through different features to help you get the most out of the app. 

  • Tap the LR mnemonic.

  • Tap Help & Support. 

  • Tap Guided Tutorials.

  • Select the desired tutorial.  

 

Additional updates unique to Lightroom CC Mobile on Android and ChromeOS.

Sort by Star Rating: after staring your favorite images, you can now sort by Star Rating.

  • While in  a collection, tap the More icon. Tap Sort By… , and choose Star Rating.

Guided Tutorials

  • Tap the triple bar icon in the upper left corner. Then, tap Help & Support.
  • Tap Guided Tutorials and select the desired tutorial.

Capture in High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology Preview

Technology previews are features that the team is still working on, but want to get into your hands as soon as possible.

To enable the HDR Technology Preview, tap the triple bar icon in the upper left corner. Then, tap Technology Previews and enable the feature. Note: the HDR technology preview requires a device that can capture DNG, has >2.5 GB of RAM, is running Lollipop on Android OS, and is an ARM8 device(64-bit device).

Tap the camera icon and choose HDR from the pop-up list.

The HDR capture mode automatically analyzes the scene to determine the appropriate spread of exposure values over three shots. Then, after capture, automatically aligns, de-ghosts, and tone maps the image, creating a DNG file. The resulting DNG file offers a much larger dynamic range than a singe raw file while maintaining all other advantages of a raw file such as higher bit-depth per color, lack of JPEG compression, and the ability to address white balance after capture with no loss of information! Although, HDR files are larger, I believe the superior image quality and greater editing flexibility are well worth the increase in file size.

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Updates to Lightroom CC — Sync Presets, Copy/Paste Edits, and Enhanced Sharing 

I’m excited to announce several new features and product enhancements in today’s updates to Lightroom CC including:

Automatic syncing of Presets and profiles between desktop and mobile devices.

Application of edit settings to to multiple images at once using copy/paste options.

Custom sharing options for Albums including the ability to download images and include metadata and location information.

Create, sync, import, and manage presets and profiles across multiple devices.

Learn how to create a preset based on edited settings, quickly import and sync profiles and presets, and manage profiles and presets on individual devices in the video below:

Note: when importing profiles and presets, all three ways of importing (File > Import Profiles & Presets, Import Presets (using the Preset panel) and Import Profiles (using the Profile browser) import both Profiles and Presets, so it’s really just comes down to which method is more convenient for you. Note: one benefit of using the Import option in either the Preset panel or the Profile browser is that a progress bar is visible when importing.

Copy and Paste specific edit settings to multiple images. 

To ensure consistent edits as well as speed up your workflow, you can now copy and paste edits to multiple images at one time. To copy settings, using one of the following methods:

  • Photo > Edit Copy Settings ­[Command + C (Mac) | Control + C (Win)], to copy the  current state of all of your edits (minus the tools and geometry options).
  • Photo > Chose Edit Settings to Copy [Command + Shift + C (Mac) | Control + Shift +C (Win)], to choose which edit settings to copy. Note: within the Copy Settings dialog, use the Select menu to quickly select All, Modified, Default, or None and refine as needed.

To paste settings, using one of the following methods: 

  • Photo > Paste Edit Settings [Shift + V (Mac) | Shift +V (Win)] to paste settings to individual images.
  • Command + Shift + V (Mac) | Control + Shift +V (Win) to paste settings to all selected images.

Note: settings can be pasted to multiple images in bothin Grid and Detail views. 

Additional control when sharing albums. 

When sharing Albums (Edit > Albums > Share Albums or, right-click on an album and choose Share Album), use the new Preferences options to enable/disable Allow Downloads, Show Metadata, and Show Location data (if available). You can modify these options at any time, and the share will be updated immediately.

 

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2018/06/12

3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Seven Shortcuts for Working with Point  Type

In this week’s episode, Julieanne demonstrates several shortcuts for using Point Type in in Photoshop CC.

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2018/06/05

3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Four Creative Color and Tonal Edits using Blend Modes

In this week’s episode, Julieanne explores different blend modes that can be used for creative color and tonal edits in Photoshop CC.

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2018/05/29

Creating and Applying Camera Raw Presets in Adobe Camera Raw

This video (Creating and Applying Camera Raw Presets in Adobe Camera Raw), is one of several “unlocked” videos in my Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training series. In it, I demonstrate how to become more efficient in Camera Raw by creating and applying presets to multiple images at a time.

Note: the link above takes you to the main page for the course. Use the Contents tab (in the lower-right of the screen), to navigate to the  specific video.

 

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2018/05/24

Highlighting Important Elements Using the Radial Gradient in Adobe Camera Raw

This video (Highlighting Important Elements Using the Radial Gradient in Adobe Camera Raw), is one of several “unlocked” videos in my Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training series. In it, I demonstrate how to add selective adjustments using the Radial Gradient tool in Adobe Camera Raw.

Note: the link above takes you to the main page for the course. Use the Contents tab (in the lower-right of the screen), to navigate to the  specific video.

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2018/05/22

Bringing it all Together In Adobe Camera Raw

This video (Bringing it all Together), is one of several “unlocked” videos in my Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training series. In it, I demonstrate several ways to improve an image using Adobe Camera Raw.

Note: the link above takes you to the main page for the course. Use the Contents tab (in the lower-right of the screen), to navigate to the  specific video.

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2018/05/17

3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Easily Create Seamless Patterns in Photoshop CC

In this week’s episode of 3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Easily Create Seamless Patterns in Photoshop CC, Julieanne shares the quickest way to create a seamless pattern  using Adobe Capture.

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2018/05/15

Previewing Before and After Adjustments In Adobe Camera Raw

This video (Previewing Before and After Adjustments In Adobe Camera Raw), is one of several “unlocked” videos in my Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training series. In it, I demonstrate several different methods for previewing the original, adjusted, and/or current state of an image in Adobe Camera Raw.

Note: the link above takes you to the main page for the course. Use the Contents tab (in the lower-right of the screen), to navigate to the  specific video.

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