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December 20, 2013

Fractured Moments – 2013 Year in Review

Last year I created a short slideshow (Moments Alone), from images taken over the year using my mobile phone. I found it to be a enjoyable way to look back at the year and reflect upon the places that I’ve gone, the people I’ve met and the things that I paid attention to. So, I decided to do it again this year and here is the result  “Fractured Moments”. I would strongly encourage you to create a collection of your own images for the year -I have found both the process and the results to be very insightful.

See you after the Holidays! And don’t forget, every time a bell rings, a layer gets its mask… : )

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December 10, 2013

Video Tutorial – Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5

Since sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference in our workflow, I thought I would repost this video (Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5) today.  I cover  the additional, seldom talked about, features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images.

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November 27, 2013

Printing Questions from creativeLIVE

After my 2-day class on creativeLIVE, I had a number of great questions that I wanted to answer. Well, I’ve finally had some time to sit down and answer the questions regarding printing (both in the Print and Book modules).

1) phylbyrdy: can we use the LR format and page templates to create book pages to use with another publisher?

JK: Yes and no. In the Book Module, there are three different options under Book Settings: Blurb, PDF and JPEG. So, if the other publisher will use PDF or JPEG files then yes, you can use the book module to create pages to use with another publisher. One thing to be aware of though: if you are printing to JPEG from the Book module, you will notice that the width of the JPEG files will be smaller than the selected book size as those dimensions are calculated with the assumption of a gutter.  Therefore you might have to do some resizing of the images in Photoshop.  You might also want to try using the Print module (especially the Custom Package Layout Style) to print to JPEG files - to create additional custom layouts.  

2) mquinteiro: I have a question about changing the colour of the background. On LR it’s not possible though we can do it on blurb booksmart. Will that be possible in the future or do we have to import a coloured background?

JK: In the Background panel in the Book module, you can check Background Color and then click the color swatch to change the background color – but this is a global setting. You are correct, it’s not possible to set the background color differently for each page – unless you wanted to make some solid color “images” in a program like Photoshop, and use them as the background image – because individual images can be added on a per page basis. 

3) jozibel: Does filmstrip hide photos you have used in the layout?

JK: If you want to hide the photos that you have used in the layout, use the Filter options to choose to view the files that are “Used” or “Unused”. The illustration below is a bit misleading because you don’t actually want to click on the word “Filter” you want to click on the pop-up menu to the right where, by default it says “Filters Off”. As soon as you select it, as you can see in the illustration below, it hides where I’m telling you to click.

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In addition, the filmstrip will display a count of how many times an image is used in the Book.

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Photography1001: Is there any option for different size for blurb? Because in original Blurb book creating software there are several sizes available.

JK: Lightroom only includes the 5 different options for book sizes that you can select in the Book Settings panel.

4) eddytheteddy: Q (Oslo, Norway) Can you save custom templates in the Book Module?

JK: Yes, and this video (Lightroom 5 – Improved Book Creation Experience) will show you how. This post on Creating Custom Pages might also help.

5) How do I create a PDF file with previews of all the photos that you can send to a client?

JK: You can use the Print module to create a PDF file using the “Single Image / Contact Sheet” option found in the Layout Style panel. This video (Print the Perfect Imagewill help layout the contact sheet that you want, but you will need to set up your Printer Settings to “Save as PDF” instead of printing to a printer. 

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November 26, 2013

Catalog Questions from creativeLIVE

After my 2-day class on creativeLIVE, I had a number of great questions that I wanted to answer. Today we will focus on working with Catalogs. Fortunately, I have videos already recorded that will answer these questions!

1) MQuinn: So you ALWAYS create a new CAT when you are on the road?

JK: Yes, I always create a new catalog when I’m on location so that I don’t mess up the files inadvertently when doing demos. And, in fact, I have posted a new video tutorial on this exact subject - How to Use Lighroom 5 On-Location

4) jjack: If you want to put all of your files on a new HD, how do you deal with your LR Catalog and Previews?

JK: I think this video (How to Migrate Lightroom to a New Computer), will help explain all of the components of Lightroom and what you might need/want to move to a new machine:  Or, if you simply want to move files, this video, will show you how (Questions About Lightroom and Photo Management).

5) AlexSanDiego: How do you merge catalogs, ie secondary catalog to Master?

JK: This video (Merging Individual Catalogs into a Master Catalog), will demonstrate how to merge catalogs.

6) Wayne: How do you export a catalog from one computer and import the catalog on another computer?

JK: This video (Questions About Lightroom and Photo Management), covers 3 topics including how to export a catalog. You might want to skip to 6:20 where I start discussing how to export a catalog.

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November 25, 2013

Develop Module Questions from creativeLIVE Lightroom 5 Course

After my 2-day class on creativeLIVE, I had a number of great questions that I wanted to answer. Well, I’ve finally had some time to sit down and answer them so that’s what I’llbe concentrating on this week. Today we’ll look at the questions about the Develop Module:

1) Guest6550: I created a folder for presets but couldn’t make another folder within that… is it possible?

JK: Unfortunately, no – you cannot “nest” a folder of presets within another folder of presets in Lightroom.

2) lizj: can Julieanne show us how to install a preset we download from her blog (or from somewhere else)?  Thanks.

JK: The easiest way to download the presets on my blog would be to do a search (in the upper right corner) for .zip. Look through the search results for the presets you desire – the instructions on how to install will be listed with each blog that has presets.

3) SSchwarz: Is there a way to auto-balance several flash images? For example, when the flash’s power differs and thus brightness. In Photoshop, I could manually check histogram info average brightness and change one picture until it’s the same as another. Can this be done in Lightroom automatically?

JK: Select all of the desired images in the Grid view and choose Photo > Develop Settings > Match Total Exposures. Each image might still need a bit of refinement (using Quick Develop or in the Develop Module), but this might allow you to automate some of the process.

4) peter-minneapolis: regarding post-crop vignetting: if you perform one vignette with color priority on one virtual copy and create another virtual copy  with highlight priority, can you mask out the color-distorted highlights or shadows then merge the two images like HDR? Would you need to export the images first, then re-import them to merge like HDR?

JK:There isn’t an automated way to do this (like the Merge to HDR Pro command) but you could open both files in Photoshop and use layer masks to hide and show the areas that you prefer. 

5) Spencer:  Is there -any- possible way to create a preset that rotates an image a set amount or set cropping?

JK: Presets can’t contain cropping information, but you can modify one image and then copy and paste and/or synchronize the crop setting between images. 

6) BKlock: I have another Preset question: does the version of lightroom matter?  Understanding they are just starting points for further tweaking.

JK: Yes, the version of Lightroom can matter. If Lightroom makes changes to the slider between versions ,it would change the preset. This is why it might be a good idea, when saving presets, to include the Process Version. 

7) Cosmo: Q: If you make a bunch of edits to a photo then discover that you accidentally auto-sync’d it to several other photos, how can you undo the sync’d changes without undoing the first photo’s edits?

JK: There isn’t an easy answer for this one. If you use the Undo command (multiple times if necessary), it will undo all of the changes to all of the images – but that means that you are also Undo-ing the changes made to the primary image that you wanted to keep. If it’s more important to you to keep the changes to the primary image, then it becomes a manial process of Undo-ing all of the other images (disable auto sync, click on each of the other images that were changed and use the History panel to move back in time – unfortunately specific History states can’t be synced).

So, your decision will probably be based on whether it will take you more time to reset the images you didn’t mean to change, or redo the changes you made to the primary image.

9) WheresMyTiara: Would like to know where the “brightness” and “fill” sliders went from the develop module?? They are very important to my style of editing. Please help!

JK: In Lightroom 5, the process version was updated in the Develop Module in order to raise the quality of raw processing. In a nutshell, the “brightness” and “fill” sliders were greatly improved and as a result the sliders were renamed the “highlights” and “shadows” – they had to be unique because their behavior was changed). If you want to revert back to the older technology, you can change the process version for an image by selecting Settings > Process > 2010 but I wouldn’t recommend it as the new process version (2012 technology) is better. This video (Lightroom 4 Develop Module), might help explain in more detail the changes that were made to the process version. Note: you can skip the intro on how to upgrade your catalog and go directly to 2:00.

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November 6, 2013

Video Tutorial – Lightroom 5 Backup Strategies

In this episode of The Complete Picture (Lightroom 5 Backup Strategies), Julieanne discusses backup strategies for the Lightroom catalog, incremental backup catalogs, photographs, presets, preferences, and additional supporting files. Of course there are many ways to manage files – this tutorial is intended to help you identify the best approach for your workflow.

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October 29, 2013

When does Lightroom Use Smart Previews

If the original file is OFF-LINE, Lightroom uses Smart Previews while inside the Develop Module and Standard Previews outside the Develop Module.

If the original file is ON-Line, Lightroom uses the original file while inside the Develop Module and Standard Previews outside the Develop Module.

Click here (blog post) or here (video tutorial) for more information about Smart Previews.

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October 23, 2013

Video Tutorial – How to Use Lightroom 5 On Location

In this episode of The Complete Picture (How to Use Lightroom 5 On Location), Julieanne demonstrates how to create a “template” catalog on the computer that she uses on-location. Then, she shows how to retain all of the edits made to images while in the field (including collections, virtual copies, ratings, saved output projects, etc.) by merging the on-location catalog with her master catalog upon return.

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October 9, 2013

Video Tutorial – Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 in Photoshop CC (v14.1)

In this episode of The Complete Picture (Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 in Photoshop CC (v14.1)), Julieanne takes a close look at the feature enhancements and refinements made to the Crop tool, workflow settings, and batch saving capabilities in Adobe Camera Raw.  In addition she also covers improvements made to the Spot Removal Tool, Noise Reduction, Local Adjustment Brush, and Histogram.

Note: For more information about the Features in Camera Raw 8.0 (PSCC V14), including the new Upright perspective correction, Radial Filter, and Spot Removal  features please see this video “Adobe Photoshop CC: Favorite Features for Photographers”.

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September 18, 2013

Lens Profile Correction for GoPro HERO3

Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2 both include lens profiles for the GoPro HERO3. Click here to find out more with Russell Brown.

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September 5, 2013

Using Lightroom with Two Monitors

I’m often asked if Lightroom’s panels can be moved to a secondary screen like you can do in Photoshop. And, while you can’t physically separate the panels in Lightroom and move them, Lightroom does have the option to use two monitors to display images. This video was recorded with a previous version of Lightroom but the information is still valid today. Click here to learn how to take advantage of using the different display options to compare images using multiple views, achieve a consistent look between images, and use two monitors in a sales environment.

 

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August 22, 2013

Video Tutorial – Share Images Online with Lightroom 5

In this video tutorial, (Sharing Images online with Lighroom 5), Julieanne will demonstrate the many ways that Lightroom can help you share your images including creating web galleries, automating photo sharing (via Publish Services), and  quickly sending images via email.

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August 20, 2013

Video Tutorial – Print the Perfect Image in Lightroom 5

In this video tutorial (Print the Perfect Image in Lightroom 5), Julieanne demonstrates how to use the Print module to bring your images into the spotlight and share with clients, friends or family.

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August 15, 2013

Video Tutorial – Publish a Slideshow in Lightroom 5

In this video tutorial (Publish a Slideshow in Lightroom 5), Julieanne will demonstrate how to create, render and publish a slideshow with audio, video and stills in order to tell the perfect story.

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August 13, 2013

Video Tutorial – Creating & Publishing a Book in Lightroom 5

In this video Tutorial (Creating and Publishing a Book in Lightroom 5), Julieanne will demonstrate how to quickly add text and images, change layouts, and customize templates in order to create and publish a book using the Book module in Lightroom.

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