Posts in Category "Adobe Lightroom"

March 7, 2014

Find Previous Process (Version) Photos in Lightroom

Selecting Library > Find Previous Process Photos displays all images which have been changed (in the Develop Module or using Quick Develop) using a process version prior to the most current. Note: this command searches the entire catalog regardless of which folder or collection is selected.  

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February 20, 2014

Refine Photos in Lightroom

Did you know that Lightroom has a feature that will take all of your flagged images (the ones that have the pick flag), and demote them to unflagged while also demoting all images that are unflagged to rejected? All you have to do is choose Library > Refine photos. I’m curious to hear if any of you have ever used this feature and what were the circumstances?

 

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February 19, 2014

Flagged Photos in Lightroom

You’ve probably noticed that when you apply the Reject Flag to a photo, the rejected thumbnail is dimmed in the Grid view. But did you ever notice that when you Pick photos (add a flag), Lightroom displays a  highlight around their thumbnails to help identify them? Well, now you know. : )

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February 18, 2014

“The Art of Photoshop Compositing” Now Live on lynda.com!

I’m really excited to announce that my new class: The Art of Photoshop Compositing is now live  on www.lynda.com! 

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“Join Julieanne Kost as she walks you through her creative thought process and explains how she transforms concepts and raw images into entirely new works of art using Adobe Photoshop. Discover how to select the images you need to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Master the tools used in compositing, including adjustment layers, masking, blending, and Smart Objects, so that the technology doesn’t get in the way of expressing your creative vision. Learn how to adjust scale and perspective and manipulate texture and focus to help viewers temporarily suspend their disbelief long enough to enter your world.”

Topics include:

  • What makes a good composite?
  • Refining your story
  • Composing using the basic principles of design
  • Customizing your Photoshop workspace
  • Preparing elements from your source images
  • Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
  • Mastering the Pen tool
  • Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure

I look forward to hearing your feedback!

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February 13, 2014

Finding the Master File in Lightroom

When working with Virtual Copies in Collections, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the Virtual Copy and choose Go To Folder in Library (since Virtual Copies are always located in the same Folder as the original). However, depending on your sort order,  this method might not display the Master file next to the Virtual Copy. Instead, try clicking on the arrow icon to the right of the Copy Name in the Metadata panel to quickly navigate to the Master file. 

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February 12, 2014

Finding Files Based on Date in Lightroom

Although you can use the Metadata filter to quickly find files based on capture date, if you already have an image selected and are looking to view other images captured on that same date, clicking the arrow icon to the right of the Capture Date in the Metadata panel will quickly filter the entire library (based on the capture date of the selected image). 

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February 11, 2014

More View Options in Lightroom

• Command + J (Mac) | Control + J (Win) displays View Options (so that you can customize Compact / Expanded Cell views etc.).

• Tapping the “J” key toggles through Hide Extras, Compact, and Expanded views.

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February 10, 2014

Controlling Info Displayed in Grid View in Lightroom

These two shortcuts help eliminate clutter in Grid view, allowing you to focus on your photographs:

• Command + Shift + H (Mac) | Control  + Shift + H (Win) will Hide Extras.

•Command + Option + Shift + H (Mac) | Control + Alt + Shift + H (Win) will hide metadata Badges.

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February 3, 2014

Adobe Photoshop Photography Program Offer

Back by popular demand, anyone can now take advantage of the Photoshop Photography Program (meaning that you don’t have to have a previous version of Adobe software to take advantage of it).

This offer includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available; 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration; and Behance ProSite for your own fully customizable professional portfolio. Basically, you get all the benefits of a Creative Cloud single-app membership for Photoshop CC, but with Lightroom 5 included as well, for a terrific monthly price.

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January 31, 2014

Adding Additional Images to a Saved Book Project

Once you have started creating and have saved a book project in Lightroom (by clicking the Create Saved Book button), I find it easiest to add additional images by returning to the Library module, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -clicking (Win) on the Saved Book Project and selecting Set as Target Collection. Then, I navigate to the image(s) that I want to add, select them, and tap the “B” key to add them to the targeted collection. Once they are part of the Saved Book Collection, return to the Book module and drag and drop them into your book layout. Note: if you are sorting by User Order, Lightroom will add the image(s) at the end of the collection.

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January 30, 2014

Creating Collections within Collection Sets in Lightroom

When adding a new Collection within an existing Collection Set, instead of clicking the “+” icon in the Collections panel header, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the Collection Set that you want the new collection to be in, and choose Create Collection. Lightroom automatically selects the Collection Set that was clicked on in the Collections panel, in the Location area. 

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January 29, 2014

Centering Text on the Spine of a Book in Lightroom

When creating a book in Lightroom, I prefer to have text that appears on the spine to be vertically centered. To have Lightroom automate this process, enter your text, then in the Type panel, click the Vertical Align Center icon. This is much easier than trying to use the Padding options in the Cell panel. 

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January 23, 2014

Video Tutorial – Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5

In this episode of The Complete Picture (Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5), Julieanne walks though setting up the Tethered capture setting in Lightroom and demonstrates how to automatically apply develop settings and presets as well as sort by descending order to view the most recently taken photograph.

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January 22, 2014

SF Bay Area Lightroom User Group – Jan. 30, 2014 at Adobe, San Francisco

If you’re in the Bay Area, be sure not to miss Sean Teegarden at this month’s SF Bay Area Lightroom User Group.

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January 14, 2014

Reducing the size of Lightroom’s Preview Size

The other day a customer asked me how to decrease the size of Lightroom’s Preview file (yourcatalogname Previews.lrdata). Although I had  previously posted this Quick Tip video (How to prevent Lightroom’s Previews File from Taking Over the Hard Drive), he noticed that when deleting files from the catalog, the preview file size wasn’t  immediately reduced. Well, it turns out that there is a slight time delay because, if you simply remove an image from the Lightroom catalog, you can still tap Command + Z (Mac) | Control + Z (Win)  to undo the removal and have the photo(s) appear back in the catalog. Therefore Lightroom waits to delay  that sort of clean-up task until there is an idle moment (when you aren’t making changes), and then runs in the background, so that priority tasks have all the processing power they need.

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