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Migrating my blog content to

Hi Everyone! If you’re looking for tips, tricks and shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, I’m going to be migrating my blog content to Please help me spread the word, and I hope to see you there!  -j

3, 2, 1, PS!  Ten Super Useful Photoshop Preferences

In this Episode of 3, 2, 1, Photoshop (Ten Super Useful Photoshop Preferences), Julieanne reveals the power behind several overlooked preferences in Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Vintage Look in Lightroom Mobile

In this video, Julieanne demonstrates how to give a vintage look to your photograph using Lightroom on mobile.

Adobe Lightroom Mobile

Showcase Your Work using Adobe Portfolio – Downloadable “How-To” PDF

Adobe Portfolio is a fast and easy way to showcase your work and, if you subscribe to Creative Cloud or the Creative Cloud for Photography plan, Adobe Portfolio is included in your subscription! This PDF will step you through the process.

Adobe Portfolio Is Now Free for 1 Year for 2020 College Graduates

If you graduated in 2020, you are now eligible for one free year of Adobe Portfolio! Use Adobe Portfolio to build your website, stand out online, and show the world who you are beyond your resume with beautiful, customizable layouts. Click here for more information and click here to read the FAQ.

Lightroom Mobile – 3 Tips to Increase Your Productivity!

In this video, I share 3 of my favorite tips to help increase your productivity while working with Lightroom mobile including how to apply the previous photo’s settings, Copy and Paste a subset of settings and apply to multiple images, and create Presets.

Adobe Lightroom Mobile

3, 2, 1, PS!  Three Reasons to use the Libraries Panel in Photoshop

In this video (3, 2, 1, Photoshop! Three Reasons to use Libraries in Photoshop), you’ll discover three ways to improve your workflow using the Libraries panel in Photoshop! 

Adobe Photoshop

Zooming in Lightroom Classic

When in Grid view, tap “L” or double click an image thumbnail to preview in Loupe view. Once in Loupe view, you will automatically be given the zoom tool; click on the image to zoom to the default zoom percentage (Lightroom’s default zoom percentage is 1:1). Once you’ve zoomed into an image, Lightroom displays the Hand tool; drag with the Hand tool in the image area to view other portions of the image. Single click in the image area to return to Loupe view or double click to return to Grid View. 

Adobe Lightroom Classic

A Complete Guide to Shortcuts for Adobe Camera Raw

Given the recent changes made to Adobe Camera Raw 12.3, I spent the holiday weekend updating my previous post of shortcuts, tips, and tricks for using Adobe Camera Raw. You can view them below or use this link (2020_ACR_Shortcuts) to download the 10 page PDF!

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG

Santa Fe Workshops: Perspectives ­— Beyond the Single Image

I’m extremely excited to be a part of Santa Fe Workshop’s “Perspectives” seminar series! In this unique three-part series, I’ll walk through my creative process from ideation to completion, sharing insights into my workflow including: my sources for inspiration, approach while capturing photos, and techniques used in post processing in Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.

Events and Workshops

Lightroom Classic v9.3 – ISO Adaptive Presets, Tone Curve, Local Hue Editing, Batch Export Updates, and More!

I’m pleased to announce updates to Raw Defaults including ISO Adaptive Presets, a new look and feel for the Tone Curve, Local Hue Editing for the Local Adjustment tools, additional control when using Batch Exports, and more – in Lightroom Classic v9.3.

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Photoshop v21.2 – Pattern Rotation, Auto Font Activation, Select Subject, and More!

I’m pleased to announce pattern rotation, automatic font activation, updates to Select Subject, Match Font, and more in Photoshop v21.2!

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Camera Raw v12.3 – Modernized Interface, Local Hue Editing, ISO Adaptive Presets, and more!

I’m pleased to announce that Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) v12.3 has a new, modernized interface,  ISO Adaptive Presets, Local Hue editing and more. 

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG

How to Create Custom Raw Defaults in Adobe Camera Raw v12.3

The new Raw Defaults interface in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) provide a much easier and more intuitive way to assign and manage the default rendering of your raw files across multiple camera models. Raw Defaults enable you to set custom defaults instead of having to first import files and then change settings.

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG