Archive for June, 2009

New sites in Lightroom Community Help

I’m very excited to have added some new websites to the Lightroom Community Help custom search engine (CSE).

First is Laura Shoe’s Digital Daily Dose blog. Laura is an instructor and photographer based in Seattle, WA. Some of her tutorials include Are you clear on Clarity?, which explains the Clarity slider in both Camera Raw and Lightroom, including how to use negative values to improve certain types of shots. Another is An easier way to get your color in Lightroom, which explains how to use the color palette in Lightroom 2. Laura also wrote About your images and the Lightroom catalog, which explains the catalog concept by making an analogy to a public library.

Next is The Lightroom Lab. The writers at The Lightroom Lab, including Scott Rouse and David Marx, aren’t afraid to tackle both technical and creative topics. For example, Converting Camera Raw files to DNG in Lightroom is not exactly a glamorous subject, but it confuses many people and the tutorial explains it well. Using Photoshop actions as droplets in Lightroom, meanwhile, is a clever tutorial about expediting tasks by saving Photoshop actions as droplets so that they’re available from the Lightroom Export dialog box.

Finally, I’ve added Lightroom tutorials from the Digital Photography School. The site offers great photography tutorials, such as How to shoot in direct sunlight and Where is your subject looking and why does it matter?, as well as tutorials about working in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements. Some of the articles now in our CSE are Working with virtual copies in Lightroom and Warning, don’t make these 5 mistakes in Lightroom, both by contributor Helen Bradley.

Check out the sites, or just read their tutorials when they come up in Lightroom Community Help search results.