- Why Auto Hiding Your Edit Pins Can Help
- How to Make Keyword Lists and Get Them Into Lightroom
- If your camera doesn’t have GPS built-in, you will LOVE this Lightroom tip!
- Here’s the Lightroom Class Schedule for The Big Conference Coming in April
- A hidden secret for using Keyword Sets
- Another Custom Lightroom Photo Album Layout Idea (and free downloadable template)
- It’s “Lightroom Love” Friday!
- Getting More Info From Your Grid View Thumbnails in Lightroom
- Lightroom Mobile’s Awesome New In-Camera HDR
- Beginner’s Tip: How to Import to an External Hard Drive
Hi y'all. It's Tuesday, and Benjamin Warde has a quick little 60-second (or less) video on why Auto Hiding pins can be awesome when you're working with the Adjustment Brush. Not too shabby, eh? Hope you found that helpful, and we'll catch ya back here tomorrow (well, that's the plan, so stick to the plan). Best, _-SCOTT_ The post Why Auto Hiding Your Edit Pins Can Help appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Hi gang. Hard to believe it's already Monday (sigh). OK, well, let's brush that off by learning something new to start the week off. If you've got a lot of keywords to want to add, it can be faster and easier to enter them in a text editor outside of Lightroom, and then take those into Lightroom. Here how: STEP ONE: Open any text editor (I used Apple's built-in TextEdit app), and enter your keywords. Put a return after each keyword (as seen above). STEP TWO: To be able to import this keyword list into Lightroom, this has to be "unformatted text" — so my Mac I pressed SHIFT-COMMAND-T which is the shortcut in the TextEdit application to convert from "Rich Text" (text with formatting, like font selection and bold, italic and such) to "Make Plain Text." STEP THREE: If you want to create hierarchical keywords, then the trick is to hit the 'Tab" key on your keyboard before you enter the keyword. If you want to go another level deeper (like I did here — my top level keyword is NFC Divisions; then nested below that would be NFC East, and then under NFC East I want to list the four teams, so for that last nested level, you'd have to hit the Tab key twice before entering those keywords. To recap: For a top level keyword; just type it. To have a keyword nested inside of that keyword; hit tab then enter the keyword. If you want to have keywords nested inside at that level, add two tabs then a keyword, and so on. STEP FOUR: Now go into Lightroom, to the Library Module, and from the Metadata menu up top choose 'Import Keywords' (as shown above). Those keywords are now added to the Keyword list panel in the right side panels. NESTING EXAMPLES: Here's what it looks like when you add a keyword list with a Top Level keyword, and then other keywords nested inside it (note the right-facing arrow to the left of 'NFC Divisions' shown circled in red above. ABOVE: When you expand the NFC Divisions top level keyword, you can see the other other divisions, and the teams in those divisions nested with them. Hope you found that helpful. -SCOTT P.S. _Only 25-days 'till the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando. It's not too late to get your ticket. Just sayin'_ The post How to Make Keyword Lists and Get Them Into Lightroom appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Hi gang, and happy Friday. Adobe's own TERRY WHITE was on "The Grid" as my guest this week (we were talking about travel photography), and he showed this tip about how to instantly tag all your photos with GPS data for people whose camera doesn't have built-in GPS tagging (or any other kind of 3rd party GPS add-on). So simple, very clever; super easy. Check out the video below: A big thanks to Terry for sharing that tip with you guys here on _Lightroom Killer Tips._ If you'd like to watch the actual episode of The Grid with Terry (with our travel photography topic), click here. Hope you all have a great weekend, and we'll catch ya back here next week. _-SCOTT_ P.S. _Today we're releasing my new class: "SCOTT KELBY'S 'SEVEN POINT SYSTEM' FOR LIGHTROOM" — an expanded version of what I taught on my live "Shoot Like a Pro Tour" and if you're a KelbyOne member, you can go watch it right now (or, at the very least, I hope you'll check it out this weekend). If you're not a KelbyOne member yet, take the 10-day free trial and you can start watching it immediately. _ The post If your camera doesn't have GPS built-in, you will LOVE this Lightroom tip! appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Hey gang — we're just about a month away from the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando (April 20-22nd at the Orange County Convention Center), and I wanted to share the full 3-day Lightroom Training Track class schedule with you (yes, you can come to "Photoshop World" and take nothing but Lightroom classes the entire time). Here's the schedule: THURSDAY April, 20: > Organizing Your Images with Lightroom (with TERRY WHITE) > Getting Creative with Lightroom Presets (with MATT KLOSKOWSKI) > Lightroom Tips & Tricks (with SCOTT KELBY. _Hey, that's me!_)The post Here's the Lightroom Class Schedule for The Big Conference Coming in April appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
FRIDAY, April 21: > Tack Sharp! Sharpening in Lightroom (with DANIEL GREGORY) > Cityscape Master Class (with SERGE RAMELLI) > Creating Unique Styles & Looks in Lightroom (with ROB SYLVAN) > Black & White Today & Yesterday (with SERGE RAMELLI) > Everyday Portrait Retouching in Lightroom (with KRISTINA SHERK) > The Lightroom Ecosystem: Working in Lightroom Across All Devices (with ROB SYLVAN)
SATURDAY, April 22: > Creating Beautiful Photo Book in Lightroom (with ME.) > All The Other Lightroom Stuff: HDR, Panos, Video, History, Customizing, and more (with TERRY WHITE) > Working with Photoshop (with SERGE RAMELLI) Plus, there's all this: and it's just a month away (and it's not too late to register). Sign up right now at PhotoshopWorld.com and we'll see you next month in Orlando for the biggest, best, Lightroom love fest on the planet! You are gonna love it! Whoo Hoo! Hope you have a rockin' Wednesday! -Scott P.S. _My guest today on The Grid (at 4pm ET) is none other than Adobe's own Terry White. Come join in the discussion. http://kelbytv.com/thegrid_
Hi everybody. First, as many of you know, I kinda messed up last week's "Lightroom Coffee Break" by accidentally posting the wrong video (instead of the one that showed how to get more info from your library module thumbnails). It's fixed now (sorry about that), and thanks for letting me know about it. This week, in a video that has doubly tested to ensure that it is indeed the correct video from the awesome Benjamin Warde, he shows us a little-known secret about why Keyword Sets are limited to just nine key words, and believe it or not, it's a good thing, because he reveals why, and the why will make your keyworking faster! Ahhhh, see? That's a pretty sweet little tip-a-roomie! Hope you found that helpful, and we'll catch ya back here tomorrow. Best, _-SCOTT_ The post A hidden secret for using Keyword Sets appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
Hi Gang - I had planned on doing another photo book/print layout last week, but my whole schedule got off with my trip to Philly on Monday, and then the HDR camera thing, and blah, blah, blah, etc. here it is today: This is another 5-photo layout (since Lightroom doesn't have any 5-photo template), and I give you an alternate layout as well, and a free downloadable preset, too! Here's how to make your own: And without further ado, here's the downloadable template I made for you: Download Hope you found that helpful. Here's wishing you a spendifilious Monday! _-SCOTT_ P.S. _Do you know a photographer in Chicago? Maybe one in Detroit? Can you let them know for me that I'm headed their way next month with my full-day Lightroom training seminar (Monday, April 10th in Chicago and the 11th in Detroit). Much appreciated. _ The post Another Custom Lightroom Photo Album Layout Idea (and free downloadable template) appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
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 other than Photoshop World Instructor ROB SYLVAN, and he did one heck of a Lightroom post called "10 YEARS OF LIGHTROOM HELP DESK ADVICE" where he shared the answers to some of his most-asked questions over the years. Such a helpful, practical post — you've got to read it — here's the link. Thank Rob! If you went to my Lightroom seminar in Boston or Philly, and you downloaded the custom presets I made for you… Here's how to install them: Go to the Presets panel in the Develop Module, and right-click on any existing preset to bring up the pop-up menu you see here. Choose Import, and navigate your way to the preset of mine you want to import, and click ‘Import.’ That preset will now appear in the Presets panel under ‘User Presets." That's all there is to it! Big shoutout to Boston & Philly! I had over 650 photographers come out to my new Lightroom seminar, and I am so grateful for the wonderful turnout and gracious welcome to your towns. Such fun days — such totally engaged crowds — I loved it (and I got out before the storm hit). Thanks for coming out, and for making me feel so at home. IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT USING THE CLOUD TO BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS… Then check out this past Wednesday's episode of The Grid (my weekly show for photographers) where our topic was Backing up; my guest was backing up techie guy Erik Kuna, and we answering so many questions, but really dug deep into cloud backup strategies and pricing (including some that were free, or that maybe are included in something you're already paying for). Really good stuff — you can watch it below: TODAY IS THE DEADLINE… …to save $100 using the “Early Bird Discount” on the PHOTOSHOP WORLD CONFERENCE 2017 coming up April 20-22, 2017 in Orlando — make sure you sign up now, today, and save 100 bucks. Right here for details and tickets. _NOTE: We have a ton of Photoshop, photography, flash, and lighting training (nearly 100 classes in all), but come for the Lightroom training Track – and lose yourself in three days of "Lightroom love!" _ MY LIGHTROOM TOUR IS COMING TO CHICAGO ON MONDAY, APRIL 10TH I hope you can come out — I've got lots of helpful stuff to share, including how finally get your images really organized (on a level you'd never thought they'd be — you will so dig it). It's just $99 FOR THE FULL DAY (you can SAVE $10 if you sign up now). Skip another boring day at work and come out and spend the day with learning all the latest Lightroom techniques. IT'S 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEED if it's not the best Lightroom seminar you've ever been to, at any price, period! Here's the link for tickets (Boston sold out in advance, so don't miss out — seating is limited). Here's wishing you an awesome weekend! Best, _-SCOTT_ P.S. _Tomorrow night is the grand opening of The Gallery at KelbyOne, and we're having a wine & cheese reception (open to KelbyOne members) at our Headquarters in Tampa, Florida. If you can't make it, you can watch LIVE as it happens on my Facebook page (including the interview with our featured solo exhibition artist, Mark Wegner), and you'll be totally inspired seeing Mark's images, hearing his story, and seeing all the Behind-the-scenes stuff. It's starts at 8PM ET tomorrow (Saturday) over on my Facebook page (where we'll be streaming live) or at https://kelbyone.com/gallery-webcast _ The post It's "Lightroom Love" Friday! appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
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 see more detail on your image's thumbnail (plus, he shows how to customize it to show exactly what you want to see). Good stuff. Thanks Benjamin! 2-DAYS LEFT TO SAVE $100 Don't miss out on the Photoshop World Conference early bird discount — just 2-more days. Come join us in Orlando and learn some Lightroom in warm sunny Orlando. Hope you have a great day! Best, _-SCOTT_ P.S. _Chicago and Detroit – I'm bringing my full-day Lightroom seminar there next month - hope I'll meet you there!_ The post Getting More Info From Your Grid View Thumbnails in Lightroom appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
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 their already robust in-app camera (you access the HDR feature from the pop-up menu in the app, as seen above). BTW: Professional mode allows you to control Aperture, ISO, and shutter speed among others. Anyway, I did a field test shooting with HDR at Disney Springs, (a shopping and recreation area that's part of Walt Disney World) and I'll share my thoughts in the captions below. 1: Taken in "Automatic" (normal, non-HDR) mode. (note the super blown out windows). It looks pretty much like what you'd get with the iPhone's regular built-in camera. 2: Here's the new HDR version (un-edited). Now you can see detail out the windows. It takes three separate images (the normal exposure; one under-exposed and one that over-exposed) and merges them into a single image with the data from all three, and it uses the same technology that Lightroom on the desktop uses. The blue color here out the windows is a bit funky, but overall it's a big improvement, and it doesn't look too "HDR-y." 3: Here's the same HDR shot but I tweaked it in Lightroom Mobile, mostly by adding contrast, a little bit of clarity, and a -11 edge vignette. The blues in all these shots looks a bit "off" to me somehow (they look too cyan), but of course that's something I could have probably fixed when I was editing the image in Lightroom Mobile. Here's another example: 1: Taken in "Automatic" (normal, non-HDR) mode. Notice the outside is pretty blown out (look out the door, and the windows directly above it, and the window panes up near the roof. Totally blown out). 2: Here's the HDR version of the same shot. Now you can see what's outside the door (it's no longer blown out), and compare the window panes near the roof with the previous shot. It captured all that detail. All that being said — the image looks kinda flat and kinda HDR-y, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on how you feel about that look. 3: Here's that same HDR photo with contrast added, a little bit of clarity, a slight edge vignette (-11), and a slightly warmer white balance. I think it makes the HDR image look less "HDR-ie." One last one: 1: Taken in "Automatic" (normal, non-HDR) mode. Blown out, outside. 2: Here's the HDR version of the same shot. Now you can see what's outside the door (it's no longer blown out). 3: Here's the HDR shot tweaked in Lightroom Mobile, in the same way, but making the white balance warmer. The look outside in the HDR version, and this one, aren't awesome, but still an improvement over the straight non-HDR shot. AN ADDED BENEFIT: LOWER NOISE (BIG TIME!) Because of the wider dynamic range of these combined HDR images, if you have to open up any shadow areas, the noise is dramatically lower than it would be using the regular camera without the HDR, and that's a big win. In fact, the difference is pretty startling (like it is on the Desktop version of Lightroom as well). ONE DOWNSIDE… Lightroom Mobile is doing quite a bit of processing and de-ghosting in the background to make this all happen, so it takes a while for the image to appear in Lightroom (it's processing in the background). I imagine over time, it'll get faster (in later updates of LR Mobile), but for now, there's a very noticeable lag (seconds) between when you take the HDR image and when you can actually see it. Hope you found that helpful (and thanks for being patient while I was out launching my new Lightroom seminar tour). Have a great Tuesday, and we'll catch you tomorrow (when we'll be back with Benjamin Warde's _"Lightroom Coffee Break"_). Best, _-SCOTT_ P.S. _Only 4-days left to save $100 on a Photoshop World 2017 Conference Pass using the early bird sign-up special. The conference is next month in Orlando, Florida (April 20-22, 1017). Tickets and more details here. _ The post Lightroom Mobile's Awesome New In-Camera HDR appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
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 was in a less cold (but snowy) Boston for the first stop on my Lightroom and had my hands full prepping to launch the new tour. BTW: Thanks to the 360+ photographers who came out to spend the day with me there — such a fun, gracious, totally "into it" crowd to present to (here's a shot below from Friday). One question that came up more than once on Friday was _"How do I import directly to an external hard drive, in Lightroom's Import Window?"_ so I thought I'd tackle that here this morning. STEP ONE: In the Import window, up in the right hand corner by default it's going to choose the location on your computer where you normally store your photos, as seen here where you can see it wants to import the photos to my computer's Hard Drive. But, did you notice that when you move your cursor over that area (like I did here), it highlights in light gray? It does that to let you know this is a clickable link. STEP TWO: Click anywhere in that highlighted area and a pop-up menu appear (seen here) and to choose an external hard drive, click on "Other Destination…" as shown. This brings up a regular "Open" window where you can navigate not only to your external drive, but to any particular folder on that drive. STEP THREE: Choose your external drive (and folder) where you now what your images to be imported into, and you're all set (as seen here, where the "TO" destination for my images is how my External Hard Drive. Hope you found that helpful. THIS FRIDAY IS… …the deadline to save $100 using the "Early Bird Discount" on the PHOTOSHOP WORLD CONFERENCE 2017 coming up at the end of next month in Orlando — make sure you sign up now (hey, a-hundred bucks is a a-ahundred bucks, right!). Right here for details and tickets. Looking forward to meeting a whole bunch of photographers here in Philly today. Maybe I'll get a cheesesteak from Steve's for lunch!! Mmmmmm. Cheesesteak! Have a good one! _-SCOTT_ P.S. _My next Lightroom Seminars stops are Chicago and the Detroit next month. _ The post Beginner's Tip: How to Import to an External Hard Drive appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.