2017/01/05

Exploring Headline (Point) Type in Photoshop CC 2017

Discover how to work with the Type tool to create headline type in this free video (Exploring Headline Type), from Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design on Lynda.com.

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2017/01/04

Replacing the Contents of a Smart Object in Photoshop CC 2017

Discover how replace the contents of a Smart Object in this free video (Replacing the Contents of a Smart Object), from Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design on Lynda.com.

5:39 AM Permalink
2017/01/03

2016 – The White Zone

For the past several years, I’ve created a slideshow as a simple way to look back at my year through the images that I’ve posted using Lightroom mobile to my Instagram account. I find this yearly exercise yields interesting insights about where I am in my life as well as allows me to reflect upon the places that I’ve gone and the experiences that I’ve had. I would strongly encourage you to create a collection of your own images for the year to see the path that you followed in 2016. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2017, -julieanne

And for those of you that asked, the white zone is for loading and unloading only…   : )

10:12 AM Permalink
2016/12/22

Getting to know the Blend Modes in Photoshop CC 2017

Discover how Blend Modes work in this free video (Getting to Know Blend Modes), from Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: The Basics on Lynda.com.

 

5:02 AM Permalink
2016/12/21

Selecting Colors in Photoshop CC 2017

Discover the many ways to select colors in Photoshop in this free video (Color Basics) from Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: The Basics on Lynda.com.

 

5:20 AM Permalink
2016/12/20

Using the Crop Tool in Photoshop CC 2017

Discover tips and techniques for using the Crop tool in Photoshop in this free video (Using the Crop Tool), from Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: The Basics on Lynda.com.

 

5:18 AM Permalink
2016/12/19

Opening Documents in Photoshop CC 2017

Discover how to open Documents in Photoshop in this free video (Opening Documents in Photoshop), from Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: The Basics on Lynda.com.

5:15 AM Permalink
2016/12/16

Celebrating 2000+ Blog Posts with Photographs from Antarctica

I realized this week that I have posted over 2000 blog posts about Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Camera Raw, Lightroom mobile, and more! In celebration, I thought I would do something a little different by publishing a Spark Page of my recent trip to Antarctica. While being at the right place at the right time is critical when making a photograph, Lightroom and Photoshop are the other half of the equation that enable me to craft my photographs into the stories that I want to tell, in the way that I want to tell them.
I want to sincerely thank all of the remarkable people on the many teams at Adobe that have contributed to these products – your innovations make the impossible, possible.
Click on the image below to view (it might take a few moments to load as I have included a significant number of images…).

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Note: once in Spark, you can click on any of the images in the grid to see them larger.

5:05 AM Permalink
2016/12/15

Quickly Accessing the Camera while in Lightroom Mobile on iOS

This video “Quick Tip – Access Lightroom’s Capture App” shows you how to “pop” open Lightroom on iOS to access the camera as well as use widgets to speed up your workflow.

And, did you know that the volume button will release the shutter?


4:54 AM Permalink
2016/12/14

Using the Image Processor Script to Process Raw Files in Bridge or Photoshop

When using the Image Processor Script to batch process raw files in Bridge or Photoshop, it’s important to know that the workflow settings in Adobe Camera Raw might have an effect on the resulting files. In this example, I selected the raw files in Bridge and choose Tools > Photoshop > Image Processor. I want the resulting images to be a maximum of 2000 pixels in the long side so I enter that value in the width and height options.

If, in Camera Raw, the Image Sizing options are disabled (or if they are set larger than 2000 pixels), then I’ll have nothing to worry about. If however, the Resize to Fit option is enabled in the Workflow Options in Camera Raw, and the Long Side dimension set lower than 2000 pixels (as is illustrated in the example below), Camera Raw will resample the image down to 1000 pixels (throwing away information) and then the Image Processor Script will up-sample it (making up information) based on the Image Processor settings.

Having the Resize to Fit option enabled might produce unexpected results.

Because resampling down and then up will lower the quality of the final image, I would be better off unchecking the Resize to Fit option in Camera Raw (or setting it to the same dimensions that I have set in the Image Processor Script).

5:52 AM Permalink
2016/12/08

Lightroom Mobile 2.6 for iOS “Getting Started Series”

I’ve created a Getting Started Series for Lightroom mobile that covers everything from capture to sharing, and everything in between. Click any of the links below to view the movies. (I will be adding links to the remaining videos as they upload post to YouTube – thank you for your patience!)

1. An  Overview of Lightroom Mobile on iOS

In this video we’ll cover the difference between the free and paid versions of Lightroom mobile on iOS as well as walk through the basic workflow of adding photos from your camera, making edits, and sharing images.

2. Viewing Options in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover several ways to view images in Lightroom mobile including flat vs segmented, grid and loupe views, and overlays.

3. Organizing Photos Using Collections in Lightroom mobile

In this video we’ll discuss the advantages of creating collections to organize your photographs in Lightroom mobile.

4. Adding Photos from the Camera Roll to Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover how to add a selection of photos from the camera roll as well as how to enable Auto Import photos to a specific collection. 

5. Taking Advantage of Lightroom’s Capture Settings

In this video we’ll walk through Lightroom’s Capture Settings including DNG and “Pro mode”, providing control over shutter speed, ISO, and focus .

6. Cropping and Straightening Photographs in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover all of the cropping and straightening options in Lightroom mobile.

7. Applying Presets in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll discover how to quickly apply creative and practical presets in Lightroom mobile.

8. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Light Section

In this video we’ll discover how to tone and enhance photos using exposure, highlights, shadows, contrast, blacks, whites, and curves.

9. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Color Section

In this video we’ll discover how to set white balance, make local and global color adjustments using hue, saturation, vibrance, as well as convert photos to black and white. 

10. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Effects and Optics Section

In this video we’ll cover adding Clarity, Dehaze, and vignette effects to photos as well as how to enable lens corrections.  

11. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: Making Selective Adjustments

In this video we’ll cover making selective adjustments in Lightroom mobile using the Graduated and Radial filters.  

12. Applying Edits to Multiple Photos

In this video we’ll discover how easy it is to apply the same enhancements (or a subset of enhancements) across multiple images.  

13. Adding Star Ratings, Flags, and Info to Photos

In this video we’ll discover how to add titles, captions, and copyright information as well as rate, flag, and filter photos in Lightroom mobile.  

14. Sharing Photos and Publishing Collections

In this video we’ll see how easy it is to share individual photos as well as publish collections using Lightroom mobile.

15. Syncing Photos Between Lightroom mobile and Lightroom on the Desktop

In this video we’ll cover how Lightroom mobile syncs with Lightroom on the desktop, where to find your files, collections, and sync settings.

Enjoy!

9:20 AM Permalink

New Reference View Announced in Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC now has a Reference View in the Develop module! This view provides a dedicated 2-Up view which lets you place a Reference (static) photo next to an Active (editable) photo. This view is incredibly useful when you’re trying to match one image to another and essential when preparing multiple images to use together in a layout or presentation!2016_12_07_rp

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Additional improvements include Performance Improvements, Fit/Fill Improvements, the ability to filter or create a Smart Collection for images that have Snapshots associated with them, and the ability to export a Collection Set as a new catalog.

For more information about camera support and bug fixes in this release, click here.

9:18 AM Permalink

Adobe Announces Updates for Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw

Today Adobe announced updates for Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw. Here’s the short list of new features and enhancements:

  • iPhone
    • Completely new edit experience including the ability to quickly find and access tools and ensure the fastest way to enhance and edit images on a phone.
    • New Info panel, where you can easily add Titles and Captions to your photos, customize copyright information.
    • New capture experience with pro mode, providing control over seconds (shutter speed), ISO, and focus.
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
  • iPad
    • New capture experience with pro mode, providing control over shutter speed, ISO, and focus.
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
  • Android
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
    • Bug fixes.

Click here for more information from the product team or click the following links to open new windows for the announcements of Lightroom 6.8 and Adobe Camera Raw 9.8.

8:06 AM Permalink
2016/12/07

Remove Adobe Branding from Your Spark Stories!

Did you know  that if you are a paid Adobe Creative Could member, you can now remove the Adobe branding from the social graphics, web stories, and animated videos you create from the Spark web app? All you need to do is select the option when you share your Spark (you can even update the links to your previously shared stories and remove the branding).

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Click here to find out more. Enjoy!

5:11 AM Permalink
2016/12/06

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for Painting Tools in Photoshop CC

Update! Click here (20 Brush and Painting Tool Shortcuts in Photoshop CC) to see twenty of my favorite tips related to brushes and painting in Photoshop CC in a single post.


 
Did you know that you can create custom keyboard shortcuts to toggle options such as Brush Pressure Controls for Size and Opacity?

To do so, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. Next to “Shortcuts For”, choose Tools. Then scroll down to the bottom of the list. To add a Keyboard shortcut to an item, click in the empty space to the right and tap the shortcut on the keyboard.

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Note: the “K” and “N” keys are not assigned to any other tools (in Photoshop’s default Essentials workspace), so you might want to assign those first. And, the keyboard shortcuts for Tools  are limited to a single key (i.e., you can’t add modifier keys like Command/Control or Option/Alt).

While you’re in this dialog, be sure to check out the other options that you can assign shortcuts to including the Mixer Brush and other options like Airbrush mode!

5:12 AM Permalink