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Create Custom Print Size for Saving as JPEG

If you need to save out a JPEG version of a print layout for uploading to an online print service, or maybe create a JPEG version for some other reason, then this little tip is for you. Print Job Panel to the Rescue Creating custom print layout sizes … [Read more]

Has Adobe Forgotten About Lightroom CC?

Ever since Adobe announced a major update to Lightroom Mobile earlier this week (which has been met with much love), I have seen comments to the effect of “This Lightroom Mobile update looks really good, but has Adobe forgotten about Lightroom … [Read more]

Yet Even More Photoshop Buried Treasure: Bringing Back The Old Refine Edge

Hi, gang, and happy Monday! I’ve been sailing the seven seas (not really), and I’ve dug up (not really) some more Photoshop Buried Treasure (OK, this part is true), and this time it’s on how to get back to the previous version of … [Read more]

I have a better post coming later this morning…

I’m working on a post for later this morning, that I promise will be a lot more interesting than this non-interesting post, so if you would be so kind as to come back around 11:00 AM EST today, I will have a cool video for you. Also, if … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Austin Burke!

Hello my name is Austin Burke and I am a food photographer in Orlando, Florida. I want to thank Scott and Brad for having me as a guest on the blog and to have the opportunity to share a bit of light on something that I think gets passed over. … [Read more]

This One Goes In The “Dreams Do Come True” Category

Tonight Melanie Kern-Favilla, a Railroad Engineer from Long Island, New York, will have a solo gallery showing of her photography. How cool is that! Yesterday when Melanie toured the gallery in preparation for tonight’s opening, something very … [Read more]

How to Create a Rainy Lake Scene in Photoshop

Photoshop has been one of the best tools for matte paintings and photo manipulations. This tutorial will show you how I created this dramatic lake scene and techniques you can use to create your own. Preview of Final Results Rainy Lake Scene … [Read more]

Quick Tip: Erase Backgrounds Quickly With The Background Eraser Tool

Many people use complicated methods to erase backgrounds when they can do it much easier with the Background Eraser tool. It creates great results with its automatic edge detection and selection feathering. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use … [Read more]

How to “Spray On” Lightroom Presets

Here’s a pretty cool little tip: in the Library module you can use the Paint Can (in the toolbar along the bottom of the thumbnail grid) to “spray” on the preset of your choice. That’s right, any thumbnail you click on gets … [Read more]

Adjusting Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool Source Locations

Hi Gang – it’s Tuesday, I’m on vacation in Vegas, but luckily Lightroom Team Member Benjamin Warde stands at the ready with a very cool little tip (in less than 60-seconds, no less). Thanks, Benjamin! BIG NEWS FOR TOMORROW! … [Read more]

Create Custom Library Filter Presets

The whole point of the import process is to add information about each photo to Lightroom’s catalog (database), so creating custom Library Filter presets is a great way to leverage all that data to help you find photos. Library Filter Bar The … [Read more]

Uncovering more of Photoshop’s Buried Treasure: The Tree Maker Filter

Hi gang, and happy Monday (groan). Aw come on, it’s going to be a great week (especially since I’m on vacation out in Vegas. Whoo hoo!). Anyway, here’s another installment in my on-going series of Photoshop Buried Treasure — this … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Emily McGonigle!

THINKING ABOUT POST PROCESSING BEFORE YOU SHOOT Hey everyone, my name is Emily McGonigle, and I’m super stoked and honored to have the opportunity to be a guest blogger today. I’m a portrait photographer and retoucher from Nashville, TN. Being … [Read more]

How to Create a World Under the Sky using Photoshop

Create this surreal photo manipulation of a woman sleeping on clouds above a house. This Photoshop tutorial will show you basic photo manipulation techniques such as combining photos, blending, and making color correction. Preview of Final Results … [Read more]

Create a Pixel-Perfect Notebook Icon in Photoshop

Learn how to create a beautiful notebook icon with Photoshop! This beginner drawing tutorial will show you how to create shapes, add texture, and use layer styles to create a quick and easy notebook icon. Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources · … [Read more]

Five Things You Need to Know About Tethering In Lightroom

Could there possibly be more to tethering? Well, yes. These five glorious things: Here goes: Not every camera can tether to Lightroom Here’s a list from Adobe of the cameras it supports for tethering. It’s pretty much Canon and Nikon … [Read more]

Happy 4th (and how to shoot the fireworks tonight)

Howdy Lightroom Lovers across this great land of ours, and Happy 4th of July to ya! Our offices are closed today as our nation celebrates our Independence from England (some 240 or so years ago), but what’s most important is…it’s a day off from work! … [Read more]

Choose where in Lightroom Desktop, Your Lightroom Mobile Photos Are Stored

Hope you all had a safe and happy Independence Day (though my friend Dave Clayton tells me what they call July 4th in England is “Tuesday.”). LOL!! Hey, before get into today’s tip: my in-studio guest today on ‘The Grid‘ … [Read more]

Happy ‘Fourth of July’ Everybody

I want to wish all my readers Happy Independence Day (well, at least the US-based ones). I’m taking today off to spend some time with my family, and I hope you’re able to do the same. Have a great day and we’ll see you here tomorrow … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Steve Hansen!

Food Photography in Motion! Have you ever wondered how dynamic food and liquid splashes can be captured in a home studio setting with both basic and more advanced techniques and gear? When I began photographing splashes and crashes in my first home … [Read more]