Adding Contrast (and Using the Tone Curve) in Lightroom CC

If I had to point to the biggest problem I see in most people’s images (we get hundreds sent to us each month for “Blind Photo Critiques” on our weekly photography talk show, The Grid), it’s not white balance or exposure problems, it’s that their images look flat (they lack contrast, big time). It’s the [...]

Using Image Overlay in Lightroom to Preview Layouts While Shooting Tethered

This is one of those features in Lightroom that once you try it, you fall in love with it, because it gives you the opportunity to make sure an image you’re shooting for a specific project (like a magazine cover, brochure cover, inside layout, wedding book, etc.) looks and fits the way you want it [...]

How Do I Build a Web Gallery for Client Proofing in Lightroom?

Learn how to easily build a web gallery for client proofing in Lightroom.

Using Virtual Copies in Lightroom—The “No Risk” Way to Experiment

Create virtual copies in Lightroom, which don’t take up space and allow you to try different looks without the overhead.

Stitching Panoramas Right in Lightroom CC

We can now create panoramic images (stitching multiple frames into one very wide, or very tall shot) right in Lightroom—no more trips over to Photoshop necessary.

Setting Your White Point and Black Point

CREDIT: SCOTT KELBY One way to get the most out of your image editing is to expand the tonal range of your photo by setting your white point and black point (this is something Photoshop users have done for many years using Photoshop’s Levels control). We do this using the Whites and Blacks sliders. We [...]

Check out the Lightroom CC Launch

It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s [...]

Dealing with Exposure Problems (the Highlights and Shadows Sliders) in Lightroom

I always think of the Highlights and Shadows sliders as “problem solvers.” Sometimes the problems are caused by what I did in-camera (I took a shot where I let the highlights get clipped, or I took a shot where my subject is backlit and they are pretty much a silhouette), or these problems happen in [...]

Fixing Backlit Photos

By Scott Kelby Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers One of the most common digital photography problems is photos where the subject is backlit, so it is almost a black silhouette. I think it’s so common because the human eye adjusts for backlit situations so well that, to our naked [...]

Creating Backscreened Prints in Lightroom

For all the wonderful things Lightroom’s Print module does, one feature it doesn’t have is one that lets you backscreen a photo (a staple in most wedding albums). So, I came up with a workaround, where we can use a backscreened image as our page background, and then put another non-backscreened image in front of it on the same page. It’s easy, but not really obvious.

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