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Forget Photoshop, Launch Lightroom!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Forget Photoshop, Launch Lightroom!

“What software should I get first?” is a common question to aspiring photographers, especially when first getting into using DSLR cameras. Or more commonly, “Should I get Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop Elements to start out?” With the term Photoshopped entering the vernacular, it is not surprising that most people think about it first when starting […]

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It’s Adobe CS5 Day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

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It’s Adobe CS5 Day!

In case you have not heard (hard to believe), today at precisely 11am EST, Adobe launches their next version of their ever so popular, and some would say essential, Creative Suite, bringing it to CS5. Watch the unveiling live over at the CS5 Launch site For us photographers, the most significant part of the Creative […]

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Lightroom Week: Sharpening Saturday

Saturday, April 3, 2010

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Welcome to Sharpening Saturday! Follow along as I describe Lightroom’s sharpening features and functionality. We will build a solid workflow to execute an effective and efficient input sharpening workflow. Hope to meet all of you at the California Photo Festival later this year! Check out the DPE gang who will be attending http://www.CaliforniaPhotoFest.com. Fiat Lux! […]

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Lightroom Week: Filter Friday

Friday, April 2, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Filter Friday

I’ve already written about Lightroom’s Library filters (read the article HERE), so I’m going to talk about a different type of filter for Filter Friday. There is an adjustment in Photoshop called “Photo Filter”. It contains several preset colors that warm or cool your image, as well as presets for adding more dramatic colors. These […]

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Lightroom Week: Tone Curve Thursday

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Tone Curve Thursday

The Tone Curve panel  is one of the most powerful features in Lightroom. It’s often my first stop when working on an image – when I have a good exposure that does not need any Recovery or Fill Light (creative controls  that you’ll f ind in the Basic panel). When you adjust the Tone Curve, […]

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Lightroom Week: White Balance Wednesday

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Lightroom Week: White Balance Wednesday

White balancing in LR is fast, easy and synchronize-able. The Quick Develop options in the Library module offers instant presets along with Temperature & Tint controls. My favorite click white balancing tool is the XRite Color Checker Passport. Besides setting a preset or custom white balance in camera, I hardly ever shoot anything these days […]

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Lightroom Week: Treatment Tuesday

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Treatment Tuesday

One of Lightroom’s great strengths is the speed at which it enables us to work with our imagery. Lightroom offers us flexibility and efficiency when ingesting a card full of photos, developing a batch of images, and even exporting to the web or printing. One of the ways in which we can speed up our […]

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Lightroom Week: Monochrome Monday

Monday, March 29, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Monochrome Monday

Lightroom has an outstanding conversion to black-and-white from color. In Lightroom 2 it is called Grayscale, and for the upcoming Lightroom 3, they have gone back to the traditional photographic term of black-and-white. Let’s look at converting a color image I shot in the ancient bristlecone pines in California. I recommend that you do your […]

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Set Your Sights On Lightroom Sunday – And Stay Tuned All Week

Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Set Your Sights On Lightroom Sunday – And Stay Tuned All Week

Photograph © Rick Sammon • All Rights Reserved We have a fun – and of course educational – week of posts planned for you here on DPE. We are devoting the entire week to tips on using Adobe Lightroom (version 2) – brought to you by some of our DPE gang members, as we like […]

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Targeted Color Adjustments in Lightroom

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Targeted Color Adjustments in Lightroom

One of the things I have always liked about Lightroom is it’s simplicity. With just a few tips, most people can be up & running organizing and developing photos in no time. Another thing I enjoy about Lightroom is finding uses for the adjustment tools that are not necessarily obvious at first glance. Here are […]

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