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Hack No More! – The Lightroom 3 Tone Curve

29. June 2010

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Hack No More! – The Lightroom 3 Tone Curve

When you launch Lightroom 3 and head over to the Develop Module, you may notice some minor differences from Lightroom 2. The point of interest today is located in the Tone Curve palette. At first glance you see the old, friendly Parametric Tone Curve tool Lightroom has had since day one. But look closer. At the bottom, […]

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High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop

22. June 2010

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High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop

In Lightroom, sharpening is a rather simple endeavor. While Lightroom’s built-in sharpening tool is excellent, it is a bit lacking when it comes to fine control of sharpening. Photoshop is a much better tool for doing fine sharpening, as it offers a myriad of sharpening option and the ability to use layers and masks to […]

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Lightroom Print Templates – Picture Packages

8. June 2010

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Lightroom Print Templates – Picture Packages

Everyone knows about Lightoom’s presets (if not you should). From Development Presets to Export Presets – presets make you life easier. However, in the print module there are not any presets, per se. Instead you have the ability to save templates, maintaining a layout of images for print jobs. Personally I do not use Lightroom […]

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Freezeframe – Editing Action Sequences in Lightroom

2. June 2010

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Freezeframe – Editing Action Sequences in Lightroom

I’m still having a blast shooting sequences, and would love to hear how you folks are shooting them out in the field. I’m looking forward to your comments! Today, we’re going to dig into the workflow I am using to process action sequences in Lightroom. As always, this is how I do it, and your […]

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Correcting Color Cast with Lightroom

18. May 2010

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Correcting Color Cast with Lightroom

Color casting is, quite possibly, one of the most frustrating issues you can have with an image. Regardless of how the image was captured, digitally or on film, you can easily run into issues with your lighting, leading to some major color issues. Even when utilizing RAW, you will occasionally run into color casts that […]

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 3 of 3

6. May 2010

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 3 of 3

Now that we have learned the basics of the HSL in Part One and the general method of working with the HSL in Part Two, it is time to expand our horizons a bit. So far we have focused on using HSL to improve an image by attempting to get realistic colors that have been […]

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 2 of 3

29. April 2010

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 2 of 3

In the first part of Mastering HSL in Lightroom, we covered exactly what the HSL is and how it is used. If you spent some time experimenting with the Color Checker DNG we provided you should have some sense of how Hue, Saturation and Luminance interact with the different colors. If not, jump back to […]

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 1 of 3

26. April 2010

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 1 of 3

Color – it’s the first aspect of a photograph most viewers ever notice. Colors bring an image to life, and mastering the color rendition of your image is of the utmost importance. Usually the color right from a RAW file is rather unimpressive, and needs some adjustment to make the image pop. To help manage […]

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Harnessing the Lightroom Histogram

10. March 2010

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Harnessing the Lightroom Histogram

A while back we discussed the relationship between the Histogram and the Tone Curve but considering some e-mails and interactions we have had with our readers it seems we should spend a bit of time looking a bit deeper into the Histogram itself. We will take a quick look at what the Histogram tells us, […]

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Cringe at the Fringe – Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom

19. February 2010

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Cringe at the Fringe – Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom

Chromatic Aberration distortion is an issue you see with many non-DSLR and older DSLR cameras. By definition: In optics, chromatic aberration (also called achromatism or chromatic distortion) is a type of distortion in which there is a failure of a lens to focus all colors to the same convergence point. It occurs because lenses have […]

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