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Free Course on Lightroom and Photoshop for the next 24 hours!

Realizing that many of us have a bit more time on our hands as we shelter in place, I thought I would offer my Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Workflows: Start to Finish Studies online course for the next 24 hours –  for FREE.  

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Lightroom Mobile Workflow – Death Valley

In this video I use Lightroom on my mobile device to demonstrate how to make quick edits to close the gap between the image that I saw in my minds eye and what my camera captured.

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Fill and Adjustment Layer Shortcuts in Photoshop

In this post, I’ve gathered all of my favorite shortcuts for working with Fill and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop

3, 2, 1, Photoshop!  How to Capture Patterns, Shapes, Colors and Gradients From Images in Photoshop

With the new Capture from Image functionality in Photoshop, you can automatically create patterns, shapes, color themes, and gradients from your images.

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Adobe Enables Distance Learning Globally for Schools Impacted by COVID-19

Starting today, Adobe is giving higher education and K-12 institutional customers globally — who currently make Creative Cloud apps available to students who login through on-campus labs — the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators. This will be granted through May 31, 2020 at no additional cost.

Working with Keywords in Lightroom Classic

While perhaps not my favorite task in Lightroom Classic, adding keywords to photos is a critical part of my workflow as I often need to search through my entire image library to find components for my composite images. Here are several tips and shortcuts for working with keywords in Lightroom Classic:

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3, 2, 1, PS!  Five Reasons to Use Fill and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

In this video you’ll learn discover five reasons to use non-destructive Fill and Adjustment layers to your images in Photoshop.

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From the Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) Team: Merge to Panorama

Josh Bury, Sr. Computer Scientist on the Adobe Camera Raw team, wrote an excellent article calling out best practices for shooting and stitching multiple images together using the Merge to Panorama command (found in Lightroom Classic, ACR, and Lightroom on the desktop). He has great suggestions both for capture and post processing so be sure to check it out here: From the ACR Team: Merge to Panorama.  

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG

Happy Birthday Photoshop! 

Happy Birthday Photoshop! I thought it might be fun to post this short videos demonstrating how Use several elements to build my composite images in Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop on iPad – Object Select and Type Settings

Today’s update to Photoshop on the iPad takes a huge leap forward with the addition of the Object Selection tool and enhanced Typographic settings.

Adobe Photoshop

Improvements to Content Aware Fill, Lens Blur, and more in Photoshop v21.1!

This release of Photoshop (v21.1) includes improvements to the Content Aware Fill workspace, Lens Blur, Performance, and Dark Mode on Mac OS. 

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How to Create Custom Raw Defaults in Adobe Camera Raw (v12.2) 

Adobe Camera Raw’s new Raw Defaults Settings panel provides a much easier and more intuitive way to assign and manage the default rendering of your raw files across multiple camera models. For example, you may want to change the default rendering setting (such as apply a custom camera profile, change the amount of sharpening, or enable lens profile corrections), on all of the images that you import from one camera model but not from another instead of first importing your photos and then having to changing the settings.

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG

Updates to Lightroom for Mac, Win, Android, iOS, iPadOS, & ChromeOS (2-2020)

I’m excited to announce several updates and enhancements to Lightroom for Mac and Windows including improvements to Import, Export, PhotoMerge, and Shared Albums as well as improvements made to Learn and Discover content on iOS and Android, direct import of presets and profiles on Android, and support for Split Screen on iPadOS.

Adobe Lightroom

How to Customize Lightroom Classic’s Default Develop Settings (v9.2) 

Lightroom Classic now provides an easier and more intuitive way to customize the default rendering of your raw files in order to streamline your editing workflow. For example, if you prefer to apply custom raw settings upon import (such as using camera styles defined “in-camera” or using a different camera profile or  slider settings in Lightroom), instead of first importing files and later changing the settings, you can use the new Raw Defaults Presets preferences to manage the default rendering of your images.

Adobe Lightroom Classic