Archive for April, 2009

Terry White’s “My Photoshop Lightroom Workflow” Recording Now Available

Adobe evangelist Terry White has posted a recording of his session “An Evening with Terry White – My Photoshop Lightroom Workflow” along with some follow up Q&A for folks who couldn’t make it to the session last night:

Web Gallery A-Go-Go

Rikk Flohr, photographer, trainer and Twin Cities Lightroom User Group member, recently presented “Building a PayPal Functional Web Gallery in Lightroom” using’s HTML and Flash PayPal galleries at the March UG event. He’s created a follow up article here for folks who couldn’t be at the event.

For photographers looking for a web gallery designed specifically for the the iPhone, Matthew Campagna from The Turning Gate released his TTG iPhone Portfolio Gallery.

Additionally, Matthew has set out to produce a series of tutorials walking users through their first Lightroom-produced website. His first article “An Introduction to FTP: Putting your stuff online” tries to demystify FTP for folks who find putting their work online a daunting task.

Christian Løverås, of Oslo, Norway, blogs about adding Google Analytics JavaScript to Lightroom HTML web template.

Finally, a round up of resources for creating your own gallery templates for use in Lightroom’s Web module:

Sean McCormack’s 5-part series on creating a Lightroom Gallery:

Anatomy of a HTML Gallery
The galleryInfo.lrweb file
The manifest.lrweb and html files
Adding styles
Live Update

While folks have been reverse engineering Lightroom’s web templates since the initial beta with some help from the LR team, the web engine functionality is now officially documented in Lightroom’s SDK.

Saving Time with Local Adjustment Presets

Kelly Castro is an amazing photographer who also happens to be a quality engineer on the Lightroom development team. He has put together a short blog post on creating and using local adjustment presets in Lightroom.

Check out Kelly’s black and white tutorial here and his flickr photostream here

On first glance, the Local Adjustment Panel in Lightroom 2 can be a little intimidating.

One way to make this powerful feature easier to use is to take advantage of its ability to save regularly used groups of effects as presets. Like other types of presets available throughout Lightroom, the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter presets allow you to spend more time enhancing your images and less time dialing in settings.

Saving a Local Adjustment Preset is simple. To see how simple, let’s take a step-by-step look at the creation of two presets that are useful for portrait retouching.

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Lightroom Tweets

Melissa Gaul, Lightroom Technical Evangelist and the Melissa in MelissaRGB, has begun posting nuggets of Lightroom goodness to Twitter.

Other Lightroom team members on Twitter (in a personal and/or professional capacity):

Eric Scouten – Computer Scientist
Tom Hogarty – Product Manager
Troy Gaul – Project Lead
Philip Clevenger – Experience Design Manager
Kevin Tieskoetter – Computer Scientist
Jeffrey Tranberry – Photoshop QE Product Lead & Lightroom Evangelist

Adobe TV tweets updates to free video content featuring expert insight, tips and tricks for Adobe products including Lighroom.

For those interested, Serge Jespers has compiled a list of Adobeans on Twitter here.

Under the Hood with Winston Hendrickson

Our own Winston Hendrickson, Sr. Director – DI Engineering, recently sat down with Derrick Story to discuss Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, and Adobe Camera Raw.

Derrick writes, “During this chat in a conference room at Adobe headquarters, Winston and I talk about what’s happening under the hood for Bridge, ACR, and Photoshop. He explains lots of goodies such as, the difference between the Lightroom and Bridge “databases,” the similarities between the Develop module in Lightroom and the sliders in ACR, improvements in Photoshop, and some great lesser-known features such as Camera Profiles. Terrific, informative interview.”

Listen to the interview here: “Adobe Engineer Pops the Hood on CS4” – Digital Photography Podcast 171

An Evening with Terry White

Join Adobe evangelist Terry White via Adobe Connect for “An Evening with Terry White” where he will cover his Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 workflow from start to finish.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Eastern Time Zone

Details on the event are on his
Facebook event page

Additional details from Terry in this post’s extended entry.

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Free Adobe eSeminars for Photographers

Adobe has put together a series of free eSeminar for professional photographers to learn more about Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4:

Adobe® Lightroom® 2
Thursday, April 9, 2009, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 for photography
Thursday, April 23, 2009, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Adobe® Lightroom® 2
Thursday, May 7, 2009, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Adobe Photoshop CS4 + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 – The pro photo solution
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM US/Pacific

See the Adobe Online Events page for details & registration info.