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Bestest of Friends – Histogram and Tone Curve

12. January 2010

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Bestest of Friends – Histogram and Tone Curve

It sits in the upper right hand corner of the Library and Develop Modules of Lightroom. Outside of a quick glance now and again, how often do you even consider the Histogram in Lightroom? For that matter, outside of helping detect highlight and shadow clipping, what is the Histogram even good for? Simply put, the […]

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Making the Split – Split Toning for the rest of us

30. December 2009

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Making the Split – Split Toning for the rest of us

Split Toning in Lightroom is quite simply a real-life lesson in simple complexity. The tools is five, simple sliders that together create an effect over an entire image. Split Toning is amazingly simple to use, but using the Split Toning tools effectively can be surprisingly complex. Split Toning can be easily used to quickly and […]

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Adobe DNG – the future is NOW

15. December 2009

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Adobe DNG – the future is NOW

To the modern digital photographer, the Raw data from the camera is the modern day equivalent of the traditional photographer’s negatives or slides. Everything we need to create stunning final images is provided by the single simple file, regardless of its format – be it .NEF, .CRW, .CR2, .PEF; the list goes on and on. […]

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Mad Stacks Yo! – Stacking images in Lightroom

2. December 2009

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Mad Stacks Yo! – Stacking images in Lightroom

One of the biggest debates in using Lightroom revolves around the best way to organize your library. I used to have images scattered all over different drives with no format whatsoever and had tons of duplicates from shoots with different flags, colors and stars. I started to browse the internet for some guidance and found […]

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Slamma’ Jamma’ – Lightroom Panorama

24. November 2009

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Slamma’ Jamma’ – Lightroom Panorama

Not one to be left with just 1 time consuming project, I’m also working on another blog to be added to the X-Equals + Media network focused around skateboarding. As part of this new endeavor, I have been working with Lightroom and Photoshop to create some very nice panorama’s. Even though some of you may […]

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Lightroom Collections – Bringing Your Images Together

18. November 2009

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Lightroom Collections – Bringing Your Images Together

Much has been mentioned lately about using Collections in Lightroom for organizing your images as opposed to using your system folders you store your images in. Even if you maintain a meticulous folder structure, organizing your photos on your hard drive, it can sometimes become cumbersome finding particular images, or working with images that are in […]

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Turn down the volume – Noise Reduction in Lightroom

4. November 2009

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Turn down the volume – Noise Reduction in Lightroom

When it comes to shooting high ISO images and processing in Lightroom, the general consensus is Lightroom is unable to do a reasonable job at reducing noise. While it is true that Lightroom will not perform as well as Noise Ninja or Nik Dfine day in and day out, Lightroom can handle much of you […]

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Good to the last Drop – Photoshop Droplets

27. October 2009

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Good to the last Drop – Photoshop Droplets

I always loved Photoshop for its ability to create Actions, and in turn automate a LOT of my work by leveraging those actions to create Photoshop Droplets for batch processing. And, the best part is I can access these Actions from directly within Lightroom. By leveraging Droplets within your Lightroom workflow, you can take advantage […]

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Keeping it Raw in Photoshop – Part 3 of 3

22. October 2009

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Keeping it Raw in Photoshop – Part 3 of 3

Previously in Part 1 and Part 2, we created a composite image utilizing Smart Objects and layer masking in Photoshop. From those previous two articles, you are armed with the required tools to create dynamic images easily in Photoshop without having to lose the versatility of Raw. Today we will finish the images created, covering […]

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Keeping it Raw in Photoshop – Part 2 of 3

15. October 2009

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Keeping it Raw in Photoshop – Part 2 of 3

Alright, so Part 1 of this series is fully digested, right? Well it is time to build on that procedure and really flex this workflows muscle. If you recall, I asked you to think about what presets you really like in Lightroom and to convert then to Adobe Camera Raw profiles using the past tutorial. […]

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