- Some Really Handy Cropping Tips
- The Lightroom Training Track at the Photoshop World Conference 2017 in Orlando
- Lightroom By The Numbers (A bunch of really handy keyboard shortcuts using numbers)
- Long Press Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts
- Creating The “Tilt Shift” Look in Lightroom
- It’s Time For Another Custom Print Layout Template (and a free download, too!)
- How To Save a Collection As a Favorite
- How The “Flow” Control For The Adjustment Brush Brings Awesomeness
- Seven Really Handy Lightroom Shortcuts
- Quick Tips for Using Lightroom Print Templates (and other useful printy stuff)
Happy Friday, everybody! Here's one from the "best of" collection — it's some really handy tips cropping tips, sent in by one of our readers/viewers (I love it when readers send in awesome tips — thank you!), and I wanted to share them with you here to start your Friday off right. Here we go: TIP #1: When you have the crop tool in place, if you need to straighten the image, just hold the Command-Key (Windows: Ctrl-key) and your cursor temporarily changes to the Ruler tool, so you can drag it out along any straight area and it will straighten your image. TIP #2: If you're resizing the crop box by dragging one side of the crop boundary and maintaining the ratio - it will move the center of the crop box the direction you're dragging… eg. the visual center changes (as seen above) - which you might want - but it you don't… (see next image) …if you hold the Option key (Windows: the Alt key) while doing this, it will keep the center of the crop box in the same place…and change the periphery while maintaining the visual center point. TIP #3: If you think it would be nice if they had a cross hair in the center of the crop as part of the overlay, try this: Go under the View menu, to Loupe Overlay; choose Grid, and choose "Show." Now hold the Command key (Windows: Ctrl-key) to make the grid size control visible at the top center of the preview area then drag the Overlay Grid all the way over to the biggest size and you end up with± a cross hair in the center like you see here. Hope you found that helpful. Have a great weekend everybody, and I hope to see you back here on Monday. Best, _-SCOTT_ P.S. _Lightroomers in Boston or Philly — I'm there next month with my full-day Lightroom seminar - come on out and spend the day with me learning Lightroom. Just $99 for the full day (included a detailed workbook), and it's 100% money back guaranteed if you don't absolutely super dig it (because we know you will absolutely super dig it. Guaranteed!). _ The post Some Really Handy Cropping Tips appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Registration for the 2017 PHOTOSHOP WORLD CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO (APRIL 20-22, 2017) is in full swing, but but what I wanted to highlight is the fact that we have an entire LIGHTROOM TRAINING TRACK that runs the entire three days of the conference (in short: you can come to Photoshop World and immerse yourself in nothing but Lightroom learning the whole time). >> DOWNLOAD a PDF of the BROCHURE with full CLASS SCHEDULE RIGHT HERE << Of course we’ve got lots of cool new things, too; new instructors, new workshops, fun networking events, cool parties, and a whole lot more! Plus, you'll be learning from the best in the business in our Lightroom Track - people like SERGE RAMELLI, MATT KLOSKOWSKI, TERRY WHITE, and ROB SYLVAN, among others. You can register right now at PhotoshopWorld.com and SAVE $100 by taking advantage of the Early Bird discount (to get this discount, you must register before March 17th, 2017). Also, if you’re a KelbyOne member, you can sAVE ANOTHER $100 off the full conference pricing. I hope you can join us there this spring in Orlando. It’s going to be (wait for it…wait for it…) epic! (you knew that was coming). Hope you have a great Thursday. Best, _-SCOTT_ P.S. _There is NO Vegas Photoshop World this year — this is the only Photoshop World Conference for 2017, so don't be left out — get your tickets today!_ The post The Lightroom Training Track at the Photoshop World Conference 2017 in Orlando appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Hi Gang. First, please let me apologize for posting the totally wrong video yesterday for Ben Warde's "Lightroom Coffee Break."Totally my fault, and worse yet, I didn't learn about the problem until late in the day. Luckily, it's fixed now, and it's a really handy tip so here's a link to jump back to yesterday to catch his helpful 60-second tip. Today, I did a short video for you with a bunch of really handy keyboard shortcuts that all use numbers. They're really easy to learn and remember, but they can save a ton of time (and I'll bet there's a few in there that even really seasoned Lightroom pros might not know). It's worth checking out. Hope you found that helpful. WHAT I'M TEACHING AT THE PHOTOSHOP WORLD CONFERENCE THIS APRIL IN ORLANDO Yesterday on my blog I did a post about the classes I'm teaching at the conference, including a few classes on the Lightroom Learning Track (which runs all three days of the conference). Here's the link if you've got a sec. Hope you all have a massively great Wednesday! _-SCOTT_ P.S. _PETER HURLEY is my guest on THE GRID today at 4pm ET - we're talking about portraits (of course), and our topic is "10 can't-miss tips for connecting with your subject." Come join us this afternoon (link) — Peter is a wonderful guest, and you might pick up some really helpful techniques. Hey, it's always a possibility. _ The post Lightroom By The Numbers (A bunch of really handy keyboard shortcuts using numbers) appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
OK, I did not know this one. _BENJAMIN WARDE_ is back with another _Lightroom Coffee Break,_ and it's on additional functionality when you press and hold some of Lightroom's keyboard shortcuts versus just tapping the key like usual. While I did know at least one of these (which I'll share below the video), I sure didn't know this one. Great stuff! OK, the one I knew was that if you press and hold the letter "t" it temporarily hides the gray horizontal toolbar that appears below your image in the Develop Module. Pressing "t" toggles it on/off, but press and hold and it stays hidden until you release. There are probably more. There are certainly more, but I can't think of 'em right now (hopefully you will, and post some in the comments below. Thanks Benjamin! Have a good one. _-SCOTT_ The post Long Press Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Mornin' everybody — glad to see you here today. Normally, we'd go to Photoshop and use its Blur Gallery "TILT SHIFT" FILTER to create the "tiny town" look made famous by Tilt Shift lenses — where you photograph a scene from a high angle, (maybe on a rooftop or from a hotel window), and then applying this effect makes the scene look like a tiny toy model. Anyway, here's a way you can do the whole thing in Lightroom. Cool that you can do the whole thing right within Lightroom. OK, READY FOR A COOL PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUE? I did a step-by-step tutorial over on my daily blog on how to create a drop shadow effect that was inspired by "The Gallery at KelbyOne" winner Mark Wegner's portfolio. When we showed Mark's work, one of my readers asked how to create a similar shadow effect, and that's what I did today over on the blog. Hope you find at least one of those helpful. Stop by back tomorrow — it's very possible that I'll have something unusually super cool to show you (OK, it's more than possible). Best, _-SCOTT_ P.S. _We're around 60-days from the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando (we're not doing Vegas this year - just Orlando) so come out and spend three days with us learning and laughing, and making new friends. Click right here to watch the official trailer (betcha it makes you wanna come to Orlando with us!). _ The post Creating The "Tilt Shift" Look in Lightroom appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Hi Gang: Well, since it's the weekend, I thought I'd create another custom print layout - show you how to create your own, and for any lazy Lightroom lovers out there, I even made a template out of it, so YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT and use in your copy of Lightroom. In the tutorial (below) I used aviation photos, but this would work for wedding layouts, automotive, pet photos — really, whatever type images you drag and drop into the layout. Here's a link to download the free Print Template for this layout. Hope you found that helpful. OK, WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND… This is a rockin' class — USING MUSIC TO GROW YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SALES (with _Roy Ashen_) and I want to share a comment I saw on this class from our of our KelbyOne members, who wrote:
_This is one of the best classes on KelbyOne! It's different, a new way to present your photographs, huge impact on your clients and easy to create. I give a movie as a present to my clients and they show the movie to others. In three minutes your clients see [sic] a lot of your work! Again, this is one of the best classes on KelbyOne! A must see! Thanks Roy and KelbyOne!_Here's a direct link to Roy's class. Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend everybody, and hopefully we'll catch you on Monday night for our "PHOTOSHOP WORLD CONFERENCE LIVE Q&A" with me, Larry B. and Vanelli. What could go wrong? - Details are over on my blog today (at the bottom of the post). It's free and open to everybody. Best, _-SCOTT_ The post It's Time For Another Custom Print Layout Template (and a free download, too!) appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Welcome back, and I hope you have a great Valentine's Day! Here's a quick video on a feature that most users I know don't even realize is there, and it's just so handy (especially if you have a lot of collections). Take a quick look: Hope you found that helpful. DON'T FORGET, STELLA KRAMER IS MY GUEST TODAY… …on 'THE GRID.' She's a Pulitzer Prize winning photo editor and portfolio consultant, and just an awesomely insightful and entertaining person. Sooo, good! It's free - open to everybody, and it's 4pm ET at http://kelbytv.com/thegrid - see you then! Best, _-SCOTT_ The post How To Save a Collection As a Favorite appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
It's Tuesday (and I'm back from my quick one-day trip to NYC), and it's time for a LIGHTROOM COFFEE BREAK with _Benjamin Warde._ This one is about what the often misunderstood (or avoided altogether) "Flow" slider does when you use it with the Adjustment Brush. This is really a helpful one to know. Thanks Benjamin — now we're all going with the flow! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself). TOMORROW ON "THE GRID" IT'S STELLA! Pulitzer prize-winning photo editor, the wonderful Stella Kramer, is my guest tomorrow on The Grid, and we are super psyched. PLUS, she's doing a special "KelbyOne Members Only" Webcast where she's critiquing member-submitted Websites and it is going to be an incredible eye-opener, so don't miss it. Who: Stella Kramer What: The Grid (our live weekly photography show) When: 4PM ET tomorrow Where: http://kelbytv.com/thegrid Check out the official trailer for Stella's class on Building Your Portfolio: Editing and Sequencing Your Photos (below) LOVE, DID I MENTION LOVE? Today is a day…of love. _Happy Valentine's Day_ everybody and I hope you get a big ol' giant red heart filled with chocolate or B&H Photo gift cards (both are totally appropriate). Hope you have an awesome day…of love. Best, -Scott The post How The "Flow" Control For The Adjustment Brush Brings Awesomeness appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
This is going to be a really great week, so let's start it off by learning some really helpful shortcuts for the DEVELOP MODULE in Lightroom. Here we go: (1) To move through the sliders in the Basic panel, press the period ( . ) key to move to the next slider down, or press the comma key ( , ) to move to the previous slider. You'll know which one you're adjusting because as you move to a new slider, it displays which slider you've reader right on screen. (2) When you reach a slider you want to adjust, use the + key to move the slider to the right, or the minus ( – ) key to move it to the left. When using these shortcuts, they all move in 5-point increments (like +5, +10, +15 and so on) except for Exposure which moves in increments of +10. (3) Add the Shift Key to + and – and then they move in larger increments (+20, +40, +60 etc.) (4) Double-click on any of the words (i.e. Exposure, Shadows, Highlights, etc.) and it resets that slider to zero. (5) Double-click on the word "Tone" and it resets all the sliders in the Tone section (Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadow, Whites, Blacks) to zero. (6) To reset the White Balance to the "As Shot" White Balance, double-click on WB. (7) To instantly see your image as a Black & White photo, press the letter "v" on your keyboard. If you want it back in color again, just press "v" again. Hope you found that helpful. YOU KEEP SAYIN'… …that one of these days you're going to go to the Photoshop World Conference. Why not this year? If you register now you can save $100 with the Early Bird discount, plus right now the hotels and airfares are cheap. Come on, say it with me — _"This is the year. I'm going!"_ All the details are at PhotoshopWorld.com NOTE: _we are only doing this one conference this year — there is no Las Vegas event this year as Adobe Max is happening in Vegas in that same time frame, so come to Orlando, and stay a couple of extra days to check out Disney World — It's around 15 minutes from the Convention Center. _ Have a great Monday everybody, and we'll catch you back here tomorrow for _Lightroom Coffee Break!_ Best, _-SCOTT_ The post Seven Really Handy Lightroom Shortcuts appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Hi gang, and Happy Friday! On Wednesday I had posted a video (and a free downloadable template) on how to create a custom print layout template, and it generated a number of questions about templates, and importing, and stuff like that, so I thought I'd do a short video today to not only answer those question, but share some other Print module tips as well. It's short, but packed with goodness (and tipness, and loch ness). Hope you find that helpful. DO YOU WANT TO FINALLY FALL IN LOVE WITH HDR? I did a Lightroom tutorial today over at my blog (http://scottkelby.com) on how to finally fall in love with HDR (and no it's not that awful super-vibrant, over sharpened, fantasy-land type stuff that much of the photography community hates with the passion of a thousand burning suns. I actually think you'll dig it. I hope you'll dig it. You'll dig it. Hope you all have a great weekend. Don't forget _"The Walking Dead"_ is back Sunday after it's mid-season hiatus. Should be a really miserable time for everyone involved. Best, _-SCOTT_ P.S. _If you're into Lightroom, you know you should be at the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando, Florida April 20-22nd right? Everybody else will be there. Why not you, right?_ _Right!_ The post Quick Tips for Using Lightroom Print Templates (and other useful printy stuff) appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.