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Processing an Infrared Image using Lightroom and Photoshop @ Weeder

Processing an Infrared Image using Lightroom and Photoshop @ Weeder | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

I recently had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at LensRentals.com, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon. I ended up with some really great images, and wanted to share my start-to-finish processing steps with one of the photos to show some of the basics on how to process infrared images. 

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Infrared Images have been getting a lot of buzz right now. So if you want to get into the game, try processing them through Lightroom or Photoshop. Here is one process of taking those landscape photos and transforming them into a whole other world.

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Lightroom Tutorial for Beginners: Tips for Street Photography - 121Clicks.com

Lightroom Tutorial for Beginners: Tips for Street Photography - 121Clicks.com | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

We are sharing this tutorial from Jarden Polin. These tips will be very useful for aspiring street photographers. From this tutorial you will understand how to balance exposure, contrast, colors and B&W conversion.

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Understanding all the movement and color that comes with street photography means understanding how to use Lightroom for just that purpose. Between color and B/W editing, getting both sides is essential. 

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Lightroom Workflow : Good to Great - Mike Hoffman

Lightroom Workflow : Good to Great - Mike Hoffman | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Here’s a peek at my Lightroom workflow for taking a pretty good image and making it pop, using just the tools in the Develop module.

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From good to great, that's what anyone would want. Picking out the best images, instead of going through and trying to save every image. Just choose the ones you know stand out and have become your best work. Being bold is a big step in using Lightroom, don't be afraid to adjust, change or manipulate any image without destroying the original data.

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4 Not-so-Secret Tricks to Speed up Your Lightroom Workflow @ Weeder

4 Not-so-Secret Tricks to Speed up Your Lightroom Workflow @ Weeder | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Start with a Yes or No rating system. Also the Auto Advance rating option, is something that would be preferred for Adobe. Set "On" as a default and then it gives you the option to turn it off if you choose.

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Four tricks to help speed upir your Lightroom Workflow, that is a sentence I wish I had read eariler. For any Lightroom user this will be a benefit you will want to read about.

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Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom. ... when I'm travelling, not at home; No, I'm worried about wrecking my camera; No, but I'll consider it.


When you hold Alt (option) and drag any of these sliders you will see any areas where whites and blacks are clipped as a result of the adjustment - the color shows which channel is being clipped. When you adjust Shadows and Blacks, the white areas of the image aren't clipped.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

I'm all for any tips that can help make things move a bit faster. And it's no different using Lightroom. The magic ALT key may just win an award for how useful it can be.

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3 Lightroom History Tips - Digital Photography School

3 Lightroom History Tips - Digital Photography School | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Like Photoshop, Lightroom has a History feature that shows a list of the fixes you’ve applied to an image. It can be used to wind back changes that you have made to an image. Unlike the Photoshop history, the LIghtroom history entries don't disappear when you close Lightroom - they remain accessible from one instance of Lightroom to the next.


The History panel is on the left in the Develop module. Click to open it and you'll see a list of the edits made to the image. These read from bottom to top so the topmost history setting is the one you applied last to the image. These History settings show not only the sliders you adjusted when editing the image but also the final value of that slider and the amount of change you made at that step.


Delete History:


You can delete the Lightroom history for any selected image. To do so, click the X (Clear All) button in the top right of the History panel. This removes the history steps from the History panel - it doesn't actually remove the edits from the image - it just clears the History panel.

 You can set the Before version of an image to be the image as it was at any earlier History step. To do this, right click the History step that shows the image at the point you want to make the Before image and choose Copy History Step Settings to Before. If the most recent history step isn't selected, select it to return to the current state of the image. Now, when you press the Backlash key you will compare the curent state of the image with the selected history state.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

3 Lightroom History Tips...I bet that may have slipped your mind. What tips should I know about Lightroom History? Deleting your history is a common sense, but creating a vitual copy may seem second nature. But we forget.

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How to Shoot and Isolate Photos Onto Pure White Backgrounds | Psdtuts+

How to Shoot and Isolate Photos Onto Pure White Backgrounds | Psdtuts+ | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it
In this tutorial, we will explain how to quickly shoot and isolate images onto a white background using a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom.


Over the years, I have spent quite a bit of time experimenting with product photography; sometimes more successfully than others. While I spend my days working as the editor of Psdtuts+, I often spend time in the evenings helping my wife by shooting photos of her jewelry. In this tutorial, I wanted to share the workflow that I have developed for quickly shooting, and retouching images using a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom. Let’s get started!

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Photo Tip: 5 Reasons Why We Fell in Love with Lightroom

Photo Tip: 5 Reasons Why We Fell in Love with Lightroom | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it
It’s been a while since we’ve talked about our love for one of the best photo tools on the market, Lightroom. We’re going to share some of our favorite things about it that knocks our socks off and...
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Why do we love Lightroom? An article that explains why Lightroom is a breeze, JPGs are not required and easy to replace proofs led to the most excellent experience. 

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How to Edit Photos on the Go With Adobe Lightroom Mobile @ Weeder

How to Edit Photos on the Go With Adobe Lightroom Mobile @ Weeder | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Adobe has had some trouble breaching the mobile market. With apps like Snapseed and Pixlr dominating the marketplace for free, the complexity of Photoshop hasn’t quite transitioned naturally.

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The mobile version of Lightroom has come in just the nick of time. In this review/tutorial it'll figure out what controls are what easily (that is if you are a beginner when it comes to Lightroom). You may not have all the qualities that Photoshop possess but nonetheless this is a step forward to bigger and better ideas.

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6 hidden tricks and shortcuts in the Adobe Lightroom Tools panel @ Weeder

6 hidden tricks and shortcuts in the Adobe Lightroom Tools panel @ Weeder | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Ligthroom 5 is fast becoming the go-to software for many photo-editing tasks. The ability to work with raw files, takes you image in numerous non-destructive directions, and process multiple files at once makes it a formidable program.

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Tricks and tips when it comes to Lightroom 5. Learning the shortcuts allows you more time and ease with every project that has a deadline. Customize crop overlays and a quick touch up to those pesky stray hairs should do the trick.

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New: Lightroom Presets Designed Specifically for Landscape Photography

New: Lightroom Presets Designed Specifically for Landscape Photography | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

This is a comprehensive suite of presets for Lightroom users designed to drastically improve workflows for processing and editing landscape photos. While there are other systems of workflow presets available for Lightroom users, Landscape Legend was created specifically with landscape photos in mind. it includes exactly what is needed to work with landscape photos without clutter or extra features that distract, making it simple to use. 

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Strictly for landscape photography use, you'll have a basic landscaping processing preset for a quick process. Also looking at the Workflow presets with guaranteed stackable space. Give this new Lightroom update a look through.

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How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View - Digital Photography School

How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View - Digital Photography School | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

For decades photographers have faced the question of how to determine which of their images are the best. There's no doubt that Lightroom is one of the best for the task of comparing images and selecting the best ones.


Compare View:


The toll I use for comparing images in Lightroom is the aptly named Compare View (I also use Survey View, to be covered in a future article).


To get the most out of Compare View, you should use Collections to organise your images, and Grid View to view thumbnails.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

The best comparing view may just belong to Lightroom. Instead of slides and contact sheets that once were the main prize. Using Lightroom will garner a real understanding of how your image comes across and if it fits your needs.

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Appidemic: Tiffen Photo fx for iPhone and iPod touch - AppleTell

Appidemic: Tiffen Photo fx for iPhone and iPod touch - AppleTell | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Not only has the iPhone's camera made snapping and sharing high quality pictures incredibly easy, it's also made it more challenging to edit them. Who wants to wait until the end of a vacation to spend hours in Aperture or Lightroom organizing and editing?

Tiffen has made iOS versions of their photo editing software: Photo fx for iPhone/iPod Touch and Photo fx Ultra for iPad.


Like its larger iPad cousin, the Photo fx app gives you a combination of basic photo editing and software equivalents of Tiffen's most popular optical filters. The app's design is simple enough to make photo editing a breeze, but if you're adventurous start playing around with the setting there's virtually no photo editing task that can't be done. You can do a basic auto adjustment of your photos - including contrast and levels - or get super techincal and apply faux-lighting to an image. All of the filters and presets can be controlled using the app's simple slider-based insterface, so it's easy to get every photo just right.


To start, you can either open a photo from your iPhone’s camera roll or shoot a new one directly with the Photo fx app. Once open, you’re presented categories along the bottom. The app’s built-in presets are arranged into Film Lab, Diffusion, Grads/Tints, Image, Lens fx, Light fx, Photographic, and Special fx. Each of these filter groups contains a variety of software-equivalent Tiffen filters such as Glimmerglass and color compensating filters, as well as basic image editing options like levels and color temperature. Simply tap one of the 800+ presets and the filter is applied to your image. As you work with images, you can easily see a before-and-after comparison by tapping the lightning bolt icon to show the image with/without the filter applied.

For most images, it’s easy enough to find a preset that does exactly what you want. If you need more discrete control, all presets come with a set of sliders that let you adjust the filter’s strength and how it affects the picture. These sliders are easily shown/hidden, and they are labeled for easy use. You can apply multiple effects by adding layers, which lets you build the software equivalent of multiple lens filters. You can also use the simple painting interface to create masks, which let you control to which part of the image a particular filter is applied. I found this particularly useful in a number of scenarios, including adding additional contrast to buildings to make architectural details pop, making sky/foliage more vibrant, and toning down distracting sun reflections on water.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Leave the time when you would come back from your vacation, to spend hours on Lightroom...but you won't have to waste anymore time. Tiffen Photo fx is for your iPhone or iPad. If you happened to have taken a plane to where you were going? You could finish this by the time you reach home. This app acts as the real deal, it's as if it's a mixure between a film lab and a digital lightroom...all in one.

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