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Beginner’s Tip: How to Import to an External Hard Drive

Mornin’ everybody, and greetings from a chilly Philadelphia (where it’s 23° and raining. Brrrrr!). I’m here for the 2nd stop on my nationwide “Lightroom On Tour” full-day seminar. Sorry I missed blogging on Friday — I … [Read more]

Lightroom Mobile’s Awesome New In-Camera HDR

I love what Adobe has been doing with Lightroom Mobile, and the direction it’s been going, and their latest edition (in an update released late last week for iPhones and Android phones that can capture RAW images) adds an HDR shooting mode to … [Read more]

Getting More Info From Your Grid View Thumbnails in Lightroom

I missed posting Benjamin Warde’s Lightroom Coffee Break yesterday because of that new HDR in-camera thingy, but I didn’t want skip it this week, so I just moved it until today. It’s a pretty handy one, too as Benjamin shows how to … [Read more]

It’s “Lightroom Love” Friday!

Hi Gang — the weekend’s almost here, and there’s a lot going on in Lightroom land, so let’s get to it: Freakin’ awesome Lightroom guest blog post from Lightroom Guru Rob Sylvan The guest blogger this week on my blog was none … [Read more]

Only 5-Days Left to Save $100 on Photoshop World 2017 Tickets

Pack your bags – we’re going to Orlando (but you might as well save $100 by getting your tickets before this Friday, when the early-bird discount expires). But before you do anything, watch this video (below), and then we’ll talk after (it’s … [Read more]

Portrait Retouching Tip of the Day

The tip is simple. Don’t do what you see above. Don’t go too far. When people submit images for blind critiques on “The Grid” and we say “That’s some bad retouching…” it’s not that they don’t know … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Rob Sylvan!

Photo by Levi Sim at Photoshop World 2016 10 Years of Lightroom Help Desk Advice On Feb 19th, 2017 Lightroom celebrated it’s 10th anniversary, which also happens to be the day I celebrated 10 years of providing Lightroom Help Desk support. Huzzah! … [Read more]

It’s “Back-up Your Photos Friday” (and I’m giving away 5-copies of my Photoshop CC book!)

Go Back Up Your Photos. Right Now! Seriously. If you want to do the most important thing you’ll do all day — stop what you’re doing right now and go back up your photos.This past Wednesday on The Grid our topic was backing up your photos … [Read more]

Born of the Dragon – Create this Symbolic Gothic Composite in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn, how to make this gothic and symbolic photo manipulation. I’ll show you basics of Photoshop, like making night or create lights and shadows. You can read extra tips about photo manipulations and you will learn, … [Read more]

Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation of Valkyrie

Learn how to do this fantasy photo manipulation with mythological goddess – Valkyrie. You will learn, how to create dark themed background by using only two stock photos, how to add dramatic effects with particles and how to make depth of field … [Read more]

The Advantage of “Open as Smart Object in Photoshop”

Happy Monday everybody (stop snickering). OK, let’s get to it. When you take an image from Lightroom over to Photoshop (to do some things Lightroom can’t do), you can choose to send a regular “pixel-based” image over there, or … [Read more]

TIP: How Using Keyword Sets Can Speed Your Keywording

Happy Tuesday, folks. It’s time for another awesome little Lightroom Coffee Break tidbit from Adobe’s own Ben Warde. This time he’s showing the advantages of using keyword sets to speed up the process. Thanks, Benjamin! Are you … [Read more]

Yet Another Custom Print Layout for Wedding Albums (or whatever)

It’s Wednesday, and time for another custom print layout. This is a six-photo layout with three wide photos, two small tall photos, and one large tall. Of course, I also make the template downloadable, but you should still watch the video (ya … [Read more]

Lightroom users in Philadelphia — I’m headed your way one week from today!

Hey, that rhymes. Must be a sign…a sign that if you’re a photographer in Philly, you should come out and spend the day with me next Monday for my “Lightroom On Tour” live seminar. Here’s the scoop: Who: you (and me). What: My … [Read more]

You’re Just a Simple $20 Accessory Away From Much Better Portraits Using Flash

Just a quick tip today, but I think it’s an important one. Last week I was talking to a photographer and he told me had a hot-shoe flash and when I asked him how he liked it, his exact response was, “I hate it.” He hates it because … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Chip Litherland!

10 Ways to Help Find Clients Find You The hard truth about this industry is never really advertised. The gap between hobbyists and professional photographers has never been smaller. Technology has leveled the playing field when it comes to focus, … [Read more]

Create This Incredible Surreal Photo Manipulation of a Dancer in Photoshop

Learn how to use Photoshop to create this amazing photo manipulation using several clever techniques such as using the Liquify tool to bend twigs and branches. The most important part of this tutorial will show you how to use layer blending modes and … [Read more]

Create an Anti-Alcohol Concept Artwork with Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an anti-alcohol concept artwork using a range of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll work with blending, masking, image extraction, lighting, coloring and more. What you’ll be creating … [Read more]

Lightroom for Beginners: Collection Sets (what they do and why they are so helpful)

This one’s for all the folks out there that are new to Lightroom. I get a lot of questions about Collections Set — what they do and why you might ever use them, so I did a short video that I hope will show why they’re so useful for … [Read more]

The Joy and Wonder that is “Lights Out” Cropping

Hi gang – it’s Tuesday and time for Benjamin Warde’s “Lightroom Coffee Break” and this one is on using two features together to make cropping just so awesome (a perfect follow-up to my cropping tips post last week). Hope … [Read more]