Jul 312015
 

Lightroom - get rid of spots and objectsLightroom’s spot removal tool with its incorporated advanced healing brush is great for getting rid of spots and some objects, as well as for retouching tasks such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and softening skin.

Watch the two video tutorials that Adobe asked me to make last year on how to use this tool.  In the first video, learn how to get rid of sensor dust or annoying objects in your composition, and learn the difference between healing and cloning. In the second, learn how to use the visualize spots feature so you don’t miss hard-to-see spots, do a quick portrait touch-up, and see how to go to Photoshop for advanced retouching. 

Click on the image below to go to the Adobe video tutorial page, where you can download the practice files and follow along in Lightroom as you watch the videos. If you enjoy the tutorials, please complete the quick feedback survey below the videos to let Adobe know!

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Note that you’ll need Lightroom 5, 6 or CC for all of the features demonstrated. If you have Lightroom 2,3, or 4, do still watch the videos, but note you won’t be able to click-and-drag to do non-circular fixes, and you won’t have the Visualize Spots feature.


 

 

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May 242017
 

Adobe released small updates to Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Mobile today with bug fixes and new camera support. Lightroom Desktop: Lightroom 6.10.1 and CC 2015.10.1 This is a small update with bug fixes, one new lens profile and support for Panasonic and Sony new cameras. To update, go to Help>Update in Lightroom or the Apps tab in your Creative Cloud app. If you don’t see this update, you can download the update file directly here (Mac Windows) and then double-click on the file to run the installation wizard. Bug fixes: Inaccurate warning message with Edit in Photoshop command that stated that ACR 9.10 was required, even if you had already downloaded and installed ACR 9.10. Color cast on images from some […more]

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Apr 112017
 
Learn What's New in Lightroom 6.10 and CC 2015.10

Adobe today released Lightroom 6.10 and CC 2015.10 with support for new cameras, new lens profiles, and bug fixes. There are no new features in this release. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates, or click on the Update button on the Apps tab of your Creative Cloud app, or download the update file from one of these links and then double-click on the file to run the installation wizard:  Mac Windows. New Camera Support Lightroom can now import raw files (and JPEGs) from the following new cameras: Canon EOS M6 Canon EOS Digital Rebel Tyi (EOS 800D, EOS Kiss X9i) Canon EOS 77D (EOS 9000D) Pentax KP Here’s  a list of all cameras supported in Lightroom at this […more]

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Apr 042017
 
Intensifying Colors in Lightroom: Vibrance vs. Saturation

The Vibrance and Saturation sliders in Lightroom’s Basic panel will both intensify colors in your photos. Saturation is an equal-opportunity, non-discrimatory control – it will saturate all colors in your photo equally, even if they start out at different levels of intensity. This is a great control to use if you want to give a quick and equal boost to all colors in your photo. However, when some colors start out more intense than others, you may find that Saturation takes them over the edge into garishness before less-intense colors get to where you want them to be. In addition, using Saturation with photos of people is often a bad idea because in being non-discriminatory it will saturate skin tones, often producing less than […more]

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Mar 232017
 
Exporting in Lightroom: Export Location Settings

In the first article of this series on exporting from Lightroom, I discussed what exporting is, and when you should and shouldn’t export. In short, you’ll click on the Export button to export a copy of your selected photo(s) pretty much any time you want to share them with the outside world. Now I’ll start discussing the settings in the Export dialog – in this second article I’ll start with Export Location options. At the top of the Export dialog towards the center you’ll see a dropdown to choose whether to export to a hard drive, CD/DVD, or email: Select the CD/DVD option from the dropdown to burn directly to disc.  The Export Location section that I discuss in the rest of this article then […more]

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Mar 072017
 
Learn What's New in Lightroom 6.9 and CC 2015.9

Lightroom 6.9 and CC 2015.9 were released today with support for new cameras, new lens profiles, bug fixes, and improved error messages for syncing to Lightroom mobile (CC only). There are otherwise no new features in these free updates to 6 and CC. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates, or click on the Update button on the Apps tab of your Creative Cloud app, or download the update file from one of these links and then double-click on the file to run the installation wizard:  Mac Windows . Lightroom Mobile Sync Error Information (CC Only) The Sync Activity section on the Lightroom mobile tab of Preferences now gives information on why images have failed to sync. Clicking on any image in […more]

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Mar 062017
 
Lightroom Mobile Updates Available for iOS and Android with HDR Capture

Adobe just announced the availability of Lightroom mobile 2.7 for iOS and 2.3 for Android. The big new feature for both is HDR (High Dynamic Range) capture and merge – this allows you to automatically capture three DNG files with detail in highlights and shadows, and Lightroom mobile will  merge them together into a single file with detail throughout the tonal range. This HDR result is a DNG raw file, which gives you ultimate editing flexibility. More Details on HDR Capture According to Adobe product manager, Josh Haftel, “The new HDR mode works by automatically scanning the scene to determine the correct exposure range and then capturing three DNG files which are then automatically aligned, merged, deghosted, and tonemapped in the app. You get a […more]

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