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How to Soften Skin in Lightroom CC

By far the coolest way to soften skin inside of Lightroom CC. This will show you first how to select only the skin and then soften the skin to perfection. The basics of this how to video all comes from making a perfect selection of the thing we need to fix. In this case, the skin is that thing we are looking to make changes to but how do we make a selection without grabbing things we don't want. Since this...

Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts 2017

We know that listening to photographers speak the language of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop is as good as listening to a professor teach you how to learn calculus. Don't get me started on the fact that if you are using a Mac or PC that there are slight differences in terminology that you should be aware of when learning keyboard shortcuts that make this more complicated for some. Even seasoned photography veterans who use Lightroom and Photoshop on a consistent...

What is a Lightroom Catalog?

When it comes to photo management software there is good news and bad news. The good news is that there are only two types of software options to choose from, Catalogs or Browsers. The bad news is they can be a little confusing if you are not careful in understanding the differences. If you are using Adobe products (which is what we cover mostly here at Photonerds University) then you are given both types of options. Adobe Lightroom, a cataloging...

File Formats, Left Brain Thinking!

  When it comes to exporting/saving images you have some options on which file format to use. The 5 most common image file types are RAW, JPEG, PSD, PNG & TIFF. You probably have heard of most of the file types but this week I'd like to elaborate on their differences and when each is best used.   RAW: These files are what you get straight out of the camera when shooting in RAW format. They contain the unprocessed data captured by your...

Color Spaces, Left Brain Thinking!

As a photographer you are confronted with many settings beyond the exposure triangle basics. One of the many settings is color space. You can typically set this in your camera and then again in post processing. So lets talk about what it is and what your options are.   What is color space? It is simply a range of colors that can be displayed in an image. There is an overall visible spectrum of color that the human eye can see. The...

How to search for multiple keywords in Lightroom

Looking for one image in an ocean of images can be quite exhausting. Instead, why not take advantage of the power Lightroom offers with filters. To be more specific, knowing how to search for multiple keywords inside of Lightroom, instead of one at a time, can save you loads of work and frustration. Note, if you do not see the filter bar in your menu, you can view it by either hitting the \ key on your keyboard or heading up...

White Balance Presets in Lightroom

How to apply Lightroom's White Balance Presets to a JPEG file? White Balance presets will work on RAW but not JPEG, why? Let us explain. Wether or not you can use Lightroom's built-in presets to adjust the white balance in your photo, really comes down to which file type you have. If your camera is set to RAW then you can use the built in White Balance presets in Lightroom with no problem at all. However, if your camera is set to...