2015/05/07

Quick Tip – Creating Custom Sort Orders in Lightroom

In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to arrange photographs using a custom sequence.

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Transforming Layers Over Time in Photoshop

Did you know that you can not only reposition but also transform images over time? In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates how easy it is using the power of Smart Objects in Photoshop.

5:10 AM Permalink
2015/05/06

Lightroom CC – Viewing and Selecting Images

Discover the many different ways to select and view your images in Lightroom.

5:16 AM Permalink
2015/05/05

Quick Tip – Don’t Move Photos Behind Lightroom’s Back

In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to find and relink missing files and folders in Lightroom.

5:15 AM Permalink
2015/05/04

Lightroom CC – Organizing Your Photographs

Learn how to use the Folder panel in Lightroom to organize and manage your photographs.

5:14 AM Permalink
2015/05/01

Quick Tip – Adding Copyright and Contact Information to Photographs in Lightroom

In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to add contact and copyright information to your photographs by creating and saving Metadata presets.

5:13 AM Permalink
2015/04/30

Quick Tip – Creating a Custom File Renaming Templates in Lightroom

In this quick tip, you’ll discover how to create and save custom File Renaming presets in Lightroom.

5:11 AM Permalink
2015/04/29

Importing Photos from your Computer into Lightroom

Discover how to quickly import photos from your computer into Lightroom.

11:06 AM Permalink

Lightroom CC –  Importing Images From a Camera

Discover how  to quickly download photos from a camera  into Lightroom.

5:00 AM Permalink
2015/04/28

Lightroom CC – Overview of the Lightroom Interface

Take a brief tour through the Lightroom interface to familiarize yourself with Lightroom’s tools and modular workflow.

5:29 AM Permalink
2015/04/27

Learn Lightroom CC with Julieanne Kost

04_25LRCC_GGS GridIf you’re new to Lightroom CC, be sure to check out Julieanne’s new Getting Started with Lightroom CC series You’ll learn everything you need to know from import to output and everything in between. Topics include importing and organizing images, working with collections, enhancing your photographs, creating books, printing the perfect image, exporting files, editing in Photoshop, making web galleries, using publish services, working with video, viewing images on a map, and much more! Check out the entire playlist here.

5:46 AM Permalink
2015/04/24

Tips for Creating Panoramas in Adobe Camera Raw

Click here to watch how to create raw Panoramas images in Camera Raw 9.0.

Below are additional tips for creating raw Panoramas image in Camera Raw 9.0.

• If you have made adjustments to the individual images prior to choosing Photo Merge > Panorama, not all of them carry over to the merged file. For example, if you have made local adjustments – such as applying the radial or a graduated filter, or painting in selective areas with the adjustment brush on individual exposures, those adjustments will not be applied to the merged file! Because of this, I would suggest that you don’t spend a great deal of time making adjustments to each of the individual exposures but, instead, merge the images and then make adjustments to the resulting Panorama image.

• The settings that are NOT copied over from individual exposures to the merged panorama are:

– Lens Corrections/Upright (with the exception of Defringe settings), since the merge tool is changing geometric attributes, and does not copy over existing geometric settings.

– Local Corrections

– Red Eye

– Spot Healing

– Upright

– Crop

• If you make adjustments to an individual exposures that can be copied over to the merged file (such as conversion to B/W or Split Toning adjustments) , make sure that the exposure with the adjustments is the “most selected” image.

Command + Shift + M (Mac) | Control + Shift + m (Win) will run Photo Merge > Panorama based on the last used settings (without displaying the Merge preview window).

• By default Camera Raw appends the file name with -Pano. You can change this in the Camera Raw Preferences.

• Post-merge, lens profiles don’t make any sense to apply to panoramas, so the feature is disabled.

Tap “1” to select Spherical

Tap “2” to select Perspective

Tap “3” to select Cylindrical

• There is a size limit of 65,000 pixels on the long side of a file or, 512 MP – whichever comes first.

5:07 AM Permalink

Tips for Creating Panoramas in Lightroom CC

Click here to watch how to create raw Panoramas in Lightroom CC.

Below are additional tips for creating raw Panoramas in Lightroom CC:

• If you have made adjustments to the individual images prior to choosing Photo > Photo Merge > Panorama, not all of them carry over to the merged file. For example, if you have made local adjustments – such as applying the radial or a graduated filter, or painting in selective areas with the adjustment brush on individual exposures, those adjustments will not be applied to the merged file! Because of this, I would suggest that you don’t spend a great deal of time making adjustments to each of the individual exposures but, instead, merge the images and then make adjustments to the resulting Panorama image.

• The settings that are NOT copied over from individual exposures to the merged panorama are:

– Lens Corrections/Upright (with the exception of Defringe settings), since the merge tool is changing geometric attributes, and does not copy over existing geometric settings.

– Local Corrections

– Red Eye

– Spot Healing

– Upright

– Crop

• If you make adjustments to an individual exposures that can be copied over to the merged file (such as conversion to B/W or Split Toning adjustments) , make sure that the exposure with the adjustments is the “most selected” image.

Command + Shift + M (Mac) | Control + Shift + m (Win) will run Photo Merge > Panorama based on the last used settings (without displaying the Merge preview window).

• By default Lightroom appends the file name with -Pano. Although you can not change the default file naming convention, you can always rename after the file is created.

Post-merge, lens profiles don’t make any sense to apply to panoramas, so the feature is disabled.

• There is a size limit of 65,000 pixels on the long side of a file or, 512 MP – whichever comes first.

5:05 AM Permalink
2015/04/23

Tips for Creating Raw HDR Images in Lightroom CC

Click here to watch  how to create raw HDR images in Lightroom CC. 

Below are additional tips for creating raw HDR imagse in Lightroom CC.

• Not all adjustments that you make to individual images will carry over when selecting Photo > Photo Merge > HDR. For example, if you have made local adjustments on individual exposures using the radial filter or the adjustment brush, those adjustments will not be applied to the merged file. Because of this, I would suggest that you don’t spend a great deal of time making adjustments to each of the individual exposures but, instead, merge the images and then make adjustments to the resulting HDR image. The settings that are NOT copied over from individual exposures to the merged file are:

– The primary tone settings in the Basic panel including: Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks (since the merge is expanding tonal range using its own calculations).

– Tone Curve

– Local Corrections

– Red Eye

– Spot Healing

– Upright

– Crop

– Process Version (if set to anything other than the most recent, Lightroom will automatically update it)

• If you make adjustments to an individual exposures that can be copied over to the merged file (such as conversion to B/W or Split Toning adjustments) , make sure that the exposure with the adjustments is the “most selected” image.

• Merging HDR images requires exposure metadata. If aperture and ISO information is available, then it is used as well.

• Lightroom will  show an error if you try to merge photos of different sizes, focal lengths, etc.

• Option + Shift + H (Mac) | Alt + Shift + H (Win) will run Photo Merge > HDR based on the last used Merge settings (without displaying the Merge preview window).

• The merged HDR images is 16-bit due to the significant (and painful) file size that would result if the HDR merge was 32 bit.

• By default Lightroom appends the file name with -HDR. Although you cannot change the default file naming convention, you can always rename files after they are created.

• The resulting (merged) DNG files will always default to Process Version (PV) 2012, despite any differing PV settings applied to the source images. This is because PV2012 is required for the extended Exposure range (+/- 10 stops) of 16 & 32bit files, where as PV2003 & PV2010 are restricted to (+/- 4 stops).

5:12 AM Permalink

Tips for Creating Raw HDR Images in Camera Raw 9.0

Click here to watch how to create raw HDR images in Camera Raw 9.0

Below are additional tips for creating raw HDR images in Camera Raw 9.0. Not all adjustments that you make to individual images will carry over when selecting  Photo Merge > HDR in Camera Raw. For example, if you have made local adjustments on individual exposures using the radial filter or the adjustment brush, those adjustments will not be applied to the merged file. Because of this, I would suggest that you don’t spend a great deal of time making adjustments to each of the individual exposures but, instead, merge the images and then make adjustments to the resulting, merged, HDR image. The settings that are NOT copied over from individual exposures to the merged file are:

– The primary tone settings in the Basic panel including Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks (since the merge is expanding tonal range using its own calculations).

– Tone Curve

– Local Corrections

– Red Eye

– Spot Healing

– Upright

– Crop

– Process Version (if set to anything other than the most recent – 2012)

• If you make adjustments to an individual exposures that can be copied over to the merged file (such as conversion to B/W or Split Toning adjustments) , make sure that the exposure with the adjustments is the “most selected” image.

• HDR merging requires exposure metadata. If aperture and ISO information is available, then it is used as well.

• Camera Raw will  show an error if you try to merge photos of different sizes, focal lengths, etc.

• The merged HDR images is 16 bit due to the significant (and painful) file size that would result if the HDR merge was 32-bit.

• By default Camera Raw appends the file name with -HDR. You can change this in the Camera Raw Preferences.

• The resulting (merged) DNG files will always default to Process Version (PV) 2012, despite any differing PV settings applied to the source images. This is because PV2012 is required for the extended Exposure range (+/- 10 stops) of 16 & 32bit files, where as PV2003 & PV2010 are restricted to (+/- 4 stops).

– Tap the “A” key to toggle the Align Images feature

– Tap the “T” key to toggle Auto Tone

– Tap the “Y” key  to show the Deghost Shadow Overlay

5:12 AM Permalink