July 22, 2011
Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + “ creates a Virtual Copy.
To apply the settings on a virtual copy to the master, select Photo > Set Copy as Master.
Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + N creates a new Snapshot when in the Develop Module.
For more information about when to use Virtual Copies and Snapshots click here for a video…
July 13, 2011
In this Episode of The Complete Picture (Merging Individual Lightroom Catalogs into a “Master” Catalog) I will demonstrate how to combine individual Lightroom catalogs into a single, “Master” Lightroom catalog to simplify a photographers workflow and enable multi-shoot searching.
June 29, 2011
In this Episode of The Complete Picture (Watermarking Images in Lightroom), I will show you how to quickly save your vector and raster logos in Photoshop to be applied to photographs in Lightroom as watermarks in the Slideshow, Print and Web modules as well as Publish Services).
June 15, 2011
In this Episode of The Complete Picture (Creating Transparent Logos for Watermarks and Overlays in Photoshop) I will demonstrate how to create a single vector logo out of multiple type and shape layers, specify a consistent size, apply a style and save the entire creation as a Tool Preset! In addition, I will show you how to add a scan of your signature to any photograph with a simple change of a layer blend mode.
June 7, 2011
Well I spent my first week on sabbatical in bed with the flu – as you can imagine it was not exactly what I had in mind!
However, I thought, why not make use of my “down” time, to organize the images that I shot and processed using my camera phone and Instagram in past 6 months. After selecting my favorites and printing them (yes, I printed them!) in order to decide how to sequence them, I knew that they had to be shown as diptychs. (Perhaps if you attended Photoshop World in the spring, you might remember some of the early images that I showed on the Art of Digital Photography panel.)
What I should have known, was that Kush (being the phenomenally efficient man that he is), posted the slideshow for me on Adobe TV on Monday but remember, I am on sabbatical, with the flu, and I have to admit that I wasn’t really paying attention. So you can imagine what a surprise it was to me when I clicked the link tonight and saw that there were already people viewing it! Shame on me for not paying attention because, this is not a tutorial – “The Red Thread – Moments Alone” is simply a slideshow of my work. Sorry that I didn’t warn you earlier, but I hope that you will enjoy it for what it is.
June 1, 2011
In this Episode of The Complete Picture (Helpful Hints for Creating Actions in Photoshop) I will focus on little known features and helpful hints for creating actions to successfully automate tasks in Photoshop.
May 18, 2011
In this Episode of the Complete Picture (Selective Coloring Techniques) I will explain two different methods for selectively colorizing an image to differentiate the subject from the background using Lightroom’s Develop module. Note: the same effects could be attained using Bridge/Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop.
April 21, 2011
In this Episode of the Complete Picture, I demonstrate how to quickly create a print template in Lightroom to layout a simple 8 page book from a single sheet of paper. Click here to view the episode…
April 4, 2011
In this episode, I will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom 3’s Develop module by taking advantage of my top 10 favorite shortcuts & time-saving features in order to eliminate many of the repetitive image adjustment tasks when editing large volumes of images. Check it out here…
February 25, 2011
In this episode of the Complete Picture (Using Leading Lines in Photography) Julieanne demonstrates several ways to use leading lines in order to guide a viewer’s eye through an image including leading towards the primary subject, keeping movement within the frame, and adding tension to a composition.
February 8, 2011
In this Episode of the Complete Picture (Mastering the Mysterious “Multi-Select” in Lightroom) I will reveal essential shortcuts and little known features that will make navigating the grid view in Lightroom far more efficient.
February 3, 2011
In this Episode of the Complete Picture (Using Color to Add Emotional Impact to a Photograph) Julieanne discusses how the addition of color as well as supporting imagery can help reinforce the mood and message of a composite image that a single photograph may fail to do on it’s own. Discover how to composite images through the use of masking, blend modes, smart objects, gradients and edge effects.
November 25, 2010
Even if you’re not celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday as we do in the United States, this is the perfect time of year to reflect upon the goals that we set for 2010 – evaluating if we have been successful in accomplishing what we set out to do and if not, taking inventory on what we still can complete before the clock rolls into 2011.
Thankfully, I am satisfied with all of the career goals that I set for myself this year. And I made it through all of the practical, pragmatic, “you really need to take care of this” type of goals that one runs across in life. However, I realize now that my creative/photographic/artistic goals suffered this year.
I have not made nearly enough time for my own personal work. I traveled for Adobe, as I knew that I would, and made thousands of photographs, but haven’t spent the time I need to to turn them into the digital composites that I am holding in my imagination. Luckily, I still have time and I’m going to take the next month to really focus on making images that matter to me (my own personal projects) while learning a few new things at the same time as I try some new techniques and tools.
It feels to good (and a little bit unnerving) make that commitment to the universe. But we all know that a promise made to another person has a much greater chance of being kept.
Here is an example of an image that I have in mind to make.
This image was composited after returning from Iceland with Focus on Nature (click here to find out how you can join me next year in Iceland). The components were all shot at Jokulsarlon or the Glacial Lagoon on the south coast of Iceland - the waves at the estuary of the lagoon, the birds flying over at the shore and the ice in the lagoon itself.
Click here to watch a video on how the image was composited.
Wish me luck, it’s going to take some self discipline to focus during the holidays!
November 17, 2010
In this Episode of the Complete Picture I will breaks down the differences and point out the advantages of using Virtual Copies and Snapshots in Lightroom 3. Since both features were designed for specific talks, discovering what they do best will allow you to take advantage of their strengths. Click here to watch the video…
November 11, 2010
In this Episode of the Complete Picture I will answer the commonly asked question: “Should you use a single catalog for all of your photographs or should you use multiple catalogs?”. As a general rule, I recommends that you use as few as possible, but we will also discusses when using multiple could be beneficial. Click here to watch the video…