2017/03/01

Automatically Add Photos to a Collection on Import in Lightroom

When importing files into Lightroom, under the File Handling options, enable the Add to Collection option to automatically add the imported images into a collection. You can select a collection from the list or, click the plus (+) icon and add a new collection.


If you forget to add your images to a collection on import, and you want to quickly create a collection from a folder, drag the folder from the Folders panel into the Collections panel. If you drag a folder that contains subfolders, it will create a single collection including all of the files in the parent folder and all subfolders.

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2017/02/27

The Secret Power of the Quick Develop Module in Lightroom CC

The Quick Develop panel is an excellent way to make relative changes to large numbers of images. For example, lets assume that yesterday you retouched a series of images in the Develop module – making slight changes to each image’s exposure. Today however, you are finding that they are all about +1/3 of a stop too dark (perhaps you were tired when editing or had too much coffee or whatever). If you were to add +1/3 of a stop to one of the images in the Develop Module (that perhaps you had already increased by 1/2 stop ( or +.5) yesterday) the Exposure slider would read +.83 (.5 + .33 = .83). Using the Sync command in the Develop Module to apply that change to other selected images, will NOT add +1/3 (.33) of a stop to each already manipulated image – instead it will change all of the other image’s exposure value to the same exposure value of the image being “Synced” from (+.83). If on the other hand, you have that same series of images with individually corrected exposure values, and in Quick Develop you clicked on the single arrow next to exposure (to add 1/3 of a stop), Lightroom would add +.33 to all images. Secret power!
And here is a video demonstrating this.

5:28 AM Permalink
2017/02/23

Quick Develop in Lightroom CC

When you need to make really subtle refinements using Quick Develop in Lightroom, Shift -click on any of the icons to cut the default amount of change applied in half.
Here are the default values for the single and double arrow icons (adding the shift key would cut these in half):

• Exposure 1/3 stop / 1 stop

• Contrast 5 and 20

• Highlights 5 and 20

• Shadows 5 and 20

• Whites 5 and 20

• Blacks 5 and 20

• Clarity 5 and 20

• Vibrance 5 and 20

• Holding down the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) key toggles the Clarity option to Sharpen and the Vibrance to Saturation (which also make changes in increments of 5 and 20).

• The Temperature and Tint sliders are dependent on the file format. When working with JPEG files, you guessed it, the changes are in increments of 5 and 20.For raw images, the increments for Temperature and tint are also 5 and 20. However in this case they are being calculated in relative percentage terms. (Camera raw translates the relative percentage amount to the absolute temperature and tint value using curve functions – both are quadratic and perhaps not as obvious!)

5:24 AM Permalink
2017/02/22

Syncing Upright Transform Corrections in Lightroom CC

When applying Upright transformations on a sequence of images (to create a time lapse like the on below), in the Transform panel in Lightroom, select one image and apply the desired Upright transformation (you can even use Guided Upright if you want). Then, select all of the other images in the sequence, click Sync, and enable Upright Transforms.


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2017/02/21

A Quick Introduction to Templates in Photoshop CC 2017

In this video, (Working with Templates in Photoshop CC 2017), Julieanne will demonstrate two ways  to replace the contents of a smart object, change the color of a shape layer, and alter a text layer using one of the new Adobe Stock templates in Photoshop CC 2017.

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2017/02/16

Setting a Preview Size on Import in Lightroom

If you choose to build “Standard” previews (under the File Handling panel options) when importing files into Lightroom CC, the size of the preview will automatically adjust to the resolution of your monitor. To designate a specific preview size, select  Catalog Settings > File Handling and in the Preview Cache area, select a specific size from the drop down menu. This can be helpful if you know that you are importing files while connected to a lower/higher resolution monitor than you will be editing them on.

5:34 AM Permalink
2017/02/15

Antarctic Photo Editing Tips In Photoshop and Lightroom with Julieanne Kost

Here is a link to a post on Adobe.com that shows some of the enhancements and edits that I made in Lightroom and Photoshop while post processing my images from  Antarctica. Enjoy!

10:41 AM Permalink
2017/02/14

Setting White and Black Points in Lightroom CC

Shift double-click Whites  or Blacks (the name of the slider),  in the Basic panel in the Develop module in Lightroom to automatically set the white and black points in a photograph (to extend the dynamic range of the photograph across the entire histogram.

5:24 AM Permalink
2017/02/13

Assigning a Download Location for Lightroom CC Mobile Images

When capturing photographs using the Lightroom CC mobile capture app, the photographs are stored in a the Lightroom app until they have time to be uploaded to the cloud. After the photographs are uploaded, launching Lightroom CC on the desktop, will automatically start the images downloading to a default location on your local machine. You can change the default location by selecting Preferences > Lightroom Mobile. In the Location area, click Choose… and navigate to your preferred location. Note: you can also have Lightroom automatically create subfolders based on capture date.

You must be a member of either the Creative Cloud for Photography or Creative Cloud member to access syncing services.

5:12 AM Permalink
2017/02/08

Video – Using Blend Modes to Emulate an Image Transfer Effect in Photoshop CC

Discover how to emulate an image transfer effect in this free video (Using Blend Modes to Emulate an Image Transfer Effect), from Photoshop CC  Essential Training on Lynda.com.  (This video was free before and I didn’t include it in my training series).

 

4:46 AM Permalink
2017/02/06

Lightroom Mobile – Five Common Questions 

This video covers 5 common questions about Lightroom Mobile including:

1) How to download photos to enable offline editing (working with files without an Internet connection)

2) How to limit syncing to WiFi (to avoid using your data plan)

3) Can Smart Collections be synced (short answer – no)

4) Can collections from multiple catalogs be synced simultaneously (short answer – no)

5) And deleting from collections vs “All Photos”

5:28 AM Permalink
2017/02/02

Quickly Access the Lightroom Capture App on iOS

This video quick tips demonstrated two different ways to quickly access the Lightroom Capture app on iOS.

7:41 AM Permalink
2017/01/30

Deleting Synced Photos from Collections in Lightroom

When deleting photos from a synced collection, Lightroom displays the following warning dialog:

If you want to remove the photo(s) from the collection, yet still have them accessible via the All Synced Photographs view on your mobile devices, choose “Yes”. If you want Lightroom to remove the photo(s) from the collection as well as from All Synced Photograph, click “No”.

To set Lightroom’s default behavior (and skip this dialog), check the “Don’t show again” checkbox, and select your option. From then on, Lightroom will do whatever you elected to do this time.  For example, if you click “No” with the “don’t show again” checkbox checked, then it will do “No” in the future, without asking you.

Note: you can always reset this warning in Lightroom’s Preferences > General > Prompts: Reset all warning dialogs.

5:47 AM Permalink
2017/01/26

Adding Adjustment Layers without Layer Masks in Photoshop CC

Photoshop’s default behavior is to add a layer mask whenever an adjustment layer is created. You can however use the fly-out menu on the Adjustments panel to check/uncheck “Add Mask by Default” to toggle this behavior.

5:22 AM Permalink
2017/01/25

Creating a Transparent Watermark in Photoshop CC 2017

Discover how to create a transparent watermark in this free video (Creating a Transparent Watermark in Photoshop CC 2017), from Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Photography on Lynda.com.

 

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