June 18, 2012
In this Quick Tip, (Creating 32-bit HDR images in Lightroom 4.1), Julieanne demonstrates how to create a 32-bit file from multiple exposures in Photoshop and then take that file back into Lightroom 4.1 in order to use the Develop module to refine color and tonality — all while still working in 32 bit!
In the tutorial, I don’t believe that I mentioned that when I choose Edit > In, my default setting is to hand off a TIFF file to Photoshop. That way, when I save the file, it saves a 32-bit TIFF – which is what Lightroom prefers (not a PSD file).
May 8, 2012
In this episode, join Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost as she shows off some of the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, part of the new Adobe Creative Cloud. See the blazingly fast performance of the new Mercury Graphics Engine. Learn about the new improved processing and enhanced controls in Adobe Camera Raw 7, the new photographic blur effects, how to straighten objects using the new Adaptive Wide Angle, and more. Explore many of the timesaving and user-inspired enhancements including new type styles, re-engineered Shape layers, and the all-new Crop tool.
I ran out of time before I could cover video but here is a link to another video that I have done. Video Features in Photoshop CS6.
February 10, 2012
I have received several questions lately on How to Use the Lens Blur Filter in Photoshop. I recorded this video tutorial a while back, but it’s still completely appropriate and so I thought it would be worth re-posting it now.
January 9, 2012
I’m excited to present 8 new videos on Lightroom 4 Beta!
• Introduction to Lightroom 4 Beta– Join Adobe Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost as she discusses what will be covered in this series of Lightroom 4 Beta tutorials.
• Develop Module Advancements– This episode covers some of the new features in the Develop Module and Basic Panel of Lightroom 4 Beta including major improvements to image processing.
• Soft Proofing and DNG Enhancements – Learn some of the great ways Lightroom 4 Beta allows you to soft proof your images. Also in this episode, Julieanne covers improvements to the way Lightroom handles the Digital Negative Format.
• Working with DSLR Video – Learn how the new Lightroom 4 Beta will work with and share video clips.
• Mapping Your Photos – Discover how Lightroom 4 Beta allows you to sort and manage your images based on where the pictures were originally taken via the new map Module.
• Book Module Basics – In this first of 3 videos, Julieanne Kost gives an overview of the new Book Module in Lightroom 4 Beta release, which allows you to layout and print books from Lightroom.
• Modifying Book Layouts – This episode shows you how you can customize your book layout in the new Lightroom 4 Beta.
• Advanced Book Features – This episode covers more features of the Book Module in the Lightroom 4 Beta including different ways to work with captions and templates.
To download Lightroom 4 Beta, click here.
To participate in the forums, click here.
If you prefer a simple list of new features, click here.
Well, I seem to be a bit tardy already.
I’m sure that most of you have started on your new year’s resolutions and yet I am still reflecting on the images from the past 6 months. I enjoy revisiting these “moments in time” as I always find it fascinating to try to find connections between events that I would miss if I relied only on my memory. The snapshots that I take are my visual journal, and at the end of the year, they allow me to identify the obvious information – such as the events that I have attended as well as the locations that I have visited. Yet they do much more than that, and I am always surprised at the number of memories and emotions that are triggered by seeing the photographs again.
Certainly I would not expect the images to hold the same significance to you, the viewer, as they did for me. But that is not the point. I am sharing this slideshow (Passing Time) to encourage every image-maker to begin a visual journal for themselves – as a personal project. I am a firm believer that you have to exercise your creativity and you have to practice in order to improve. So when I found myself in a rut last year, I started capturing images that were meaningful to me – purely because I wanted to, for my own reasons – not because I think someone else is going to “like” it. And I had a delightful time.
I hope you enjoy the video, but more importantly, I wish everyone a healthy, prosperous and happy new year.
November 16, 2011
In this episode of the Complete Picture, (The Two Most Common Methods for Importing Files into Lightroom), Julieanne Kost demonstrates the two most frequent methods for importing files into Lightroom. She discusses the advantages of each workflow, whether you’re importing directly from a card or importing images already copied to a specific location on your hard drive.
November 15, 2011
In this video (How To Move & Archive Images and Export A Catalog), you will learn how to create a smaller subset of your images to take home with you to work on “off-line”. Because this tutorial answers three questions, you will want to jump to 6:20 in the movie. And yes, it is the same video as in yesterday’s post – I have now learned NOT to mix different topics in one video – even if they’re all popular questions!
(This Episode was first published on 2010/03/09 but I neglected to blog about it.)
November 14, 2011
Video Tutorial – How to Move and Archive Images in Lightroom
Because you want to work on your fastest drive, many photographer put both their catalog and their working files on their internal drive. Then, as they finish with a client job, they want to archive the images to an external drive for longer term storage. This video (How To: Move & Archive Images and Export A Catalog) shows how to create a folder on an external drive and move your files to that drive from within Lightroom. Note that the first segment answers the question “What are the question marks on my images/folders and how do I relink files?”. If you prefer to skip this section, start the video at 4 minutes 38 seconds.
(This Episode was first published on 2010/03/09 but I neglected to blog about it.)
November 9, 2011
In this quick tip (How to use Lightroom’s “Show Photos in Subfolders” Feature) Julieanne shows when to toggle Lightroom’s Show Photos in Subfolders feature and why turning it on might show a 0 photo count for your topmost (parent) folders.
November 8, 2011
There are several shortcuts that can make your life easier when using a secondary window (on either your primary or secondary monitor).
F11 will open the secondary window. Add the Shift key on Windows to put the secondary window into Full screen, on Mac you need to add both the Command + Shift key. Note: the secondary window will only go to full screen if it is on a secondary monitor.
To move between views on a secondary monitor (Grid, Loupe, Compare and Survey), simply add the Shift key to the shortcuts keys that you already know! (G, E, C and N). Shift + \ will display the filter bar.
Likewise add the shift key to the normal shortcuts to zoom in/out (Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + (+) / (-) plus/minus) and increase/decrease thumbnail size (Shift + (+) / (-)
For more information, this video will walk you through the advantages of using a secondary window.
November 2, 2011
In this episode of the Complete Picture (Lightroom or Bridge – Which is the Right Application to Manage Your Workflow), Julieanne Kost helps you decide which application is right for your workflow by explaining the differences between Lightroom and Bridge for managing images and assets.
October 26, 2011
In this quick tip (How to Work with Presets in Lightroom), learn how to update, rename and delete presets and templates in Lightroom.
October 19, 2011
In this episode of the Complete Picture, (How to Migrate Lightroom to a New Computer), I explain how to transfer all of your Lightroom Catalogs, backups, presets, preferences and supporting files from one computer to another. I will also provide tips on how to re-link any missing files and folders if the paths to your images change along the way.
October 18, 2011
In June of 2010, I posted this video (Little Known Feature Enhancements in Photoshop CS5) as part of the What’s new in Photoshop CS5 series. I will assume that some of you have upgraded more recently than that, so I thought I would repost it. Sometimes known as JDI’s, Little Known Features, Tips and Tricks or most recently Hidden Gems, this video covers all those little features in Adobe Photoshop CS5 that you may not know about that can make your life easier.
October 12, 2011
In this quick tip (How to Prevent Lightroom’s Previews File from Taking Over the Hard Drive), I explain what makes Lightroom’s Preview file (.lrdata) grow and how to set your Catalog Settings to prevent it for getting out of hand.