Lightroom

My 5 Favorite Lightroom Sliders
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Lightroom is a mature, fully featured photo-processing app. It has tools bursting out at the seams, from lens corrections to color corrections and even camera styles and mode emulations. That doesn’t stop you from having some favorites though. These are the ones that I seem to use on every photo that I choose to edit. […]

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Using Lightroom Alongside Photoshop: Working with Smart Objects
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What software do you use to process your digital images? As of the writing of this article, Adobe Lightroom sports over 1.4 million Likes on their official Facebook page. And Photoshop? That Facebook page is pushing 7.7 million Likes. If those numbers are any indication of the overall use of the editing software, then it’s safe […]

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Four Ways to Use Snapshots in Lightroom
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What’s Lightroom’s most underrated feature? If you ask five different photographers you’ll probably get at least six answers. But for me, it’s Snapshots. Unused and unloved – that was the fate of Snapshots in my Lightroom workflow for many years. It’s taken me a long time to appreciate how useful they are. For most of […]

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Tips for the Creative Use of Grain in Lightroom
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Nobody likes a grainy photo, right? The majority of the time we want less graininess. In the digital world, we see grain as the enemy. But is it really? I’ll tell you now that grain isn’t always bad. I’ll go even further than that and say that grain can actually be something that adds to […]

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How to Use Auto Mask in Lightroom to Make Your Photos Shine
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Lightroom is a fantastic tool for organizing, editing, sharing, and even printing photos and is an essential tool in the workflow of many photographers today. Unfortunately, it sometimes gets a bad rap when compared to its big brother Photoshop since the latter can do far more in terms of altering, enhancing, changing, or otherwise editing […]

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How to Make Creative Lightroom Develop Presets for Portraits
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It’s natural for portrait photographers to take lots of photos during a shoot. Therefore, it’s also helpful to have a system in Lightroom that allows you to save time processing your portraits. The easiest way to do this is with Develop Presets. A Develop Preset is a record of the processing work you have done […]

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How to Use the Folders Panel in Lightroom
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The web is full of articles about Lightroom’s Develop Module. It’s the flash part of Lightroom, making our images look so much better. It truly is the heart of Lightroom, but if you can’t find images when you need them, you may as well have never shot them. That’s where the Folders Panel in Lightroom. […]

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How to Use Your Camera’s Color Profiles in Lightroom
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Your camera has several color profiles that you can enable to change the look of your photos. On most cameras, these have names like Standard, Portrait, and Landscape. The names are fairly self-explanatory and tell you what each profile is designed to be used for. This article will show you how to use those camera […]

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DEAL: Save 62% on Our Lightroom Presets Today
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This week as part of our Mid Year Sale we’re excited to offer you any of our Lightroom Preset packs at a massive 62% discount. Yesterdays deal on our eBook range had an overwhelming response (we were a little worried our servers wouldn’t cope for a while there) but today we’re taking things up a […]

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