Like most things, presets have pros and cons. Applying a preset is an easy way to try a variety of different settings, to decide what style you like or what suits the photo. On the other hand, badly written presets can create more trouble than they’re worth.
2013 flew by quickly, and 2014 is already upon us. Have you set any goals or new year’s resolutions? Weight Loss with Lightroom According to Lifehacker, the most common resolution is to lose weight. Perhaps you’ve gained a few pounds over the holidays. Do you need a little encouragement to get started on your… Click to continue
A cottage industry has grown up around Lightroom, with creative users making a range of Develop presets available for download. There’s no secret sauce in commercial Develop presets. They simply move the Develop sliders to new positions, just like the presets you can create yourself. The key is knowing which combination of sliders to move… Click to continue
The Lightroom 4 beta was released just over a week ago. Are you getting used to the changes? The new Develop controls undoubtedly take a little getting used to, particularly if you’ve used ACR or Lightroom for some years. There are some great tutorials on the new Develop sliders, so we won’t reinvent the wheel… Click to continue
A couple of weeks ago, Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Project Manager, gave a quick preview of the powerful new lens corrections tools that are promised for Lightroom 3’s final release. You’ve been dying to play, ever since? ACR 6.1 for CS5 is now available on Adobe Labs as a release candidate, and will give you a… Click to continue
This one catches all of us out at some time or other… The white balance is perfect on photo A, so you sync the settings to photo B… but it doesn’t change. So you try it again… and it still doesn’t change. Why? As Shot is the key. If photo A is set to As… Click to continue
Extract from Adobe Lightroom 2 – The Missing FAQ Think of it this way… did you ever play with colored modeling clay when you were a child? Imagine you’ve got a ready made little model, made out of a mixture of different colors, and you’ve also go separate pots of the different colors that haven’t… Click to continue
Extract from Adobe Lightroom 2 – The Missing FAQ When the first preview appears, it looks just like it did on the camera, and then that disappears and it applies other settings. How do I turn that off? The initial preview you’re seeing is the JPEG preview embedded in the file by the camera. That… Click to continue