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Lightroom Folders vs. Collections: A Simple Explanation

In Post-processing by Rusty Parkhurst3 Comments

Anyone who uses Lightroom knows that it is an incredibly powerful image editing tool.  However, the post-processing features in the software are only half the package.  Lightroom is also great for keeping images organized.  Still, understanding and harnessing the full potential of Lightroom organization can be confusing at best.  Why are there Folders and Collections?  What is the difference and …

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9 Essential Lightroom Organization Tips for Photographers

In Post-processing by Jim Harmer17 Comments

It’s funny.  The main purpose of Lightroom is to help photographers organize their photos; yet, most photographers struggle to keep Lightroom from turning into a disaster and losing your photos. I spent several months last year tweaking the process that I’ve developed as a professional photographer, and I feel like I have an organization system now that has fixed the …

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Learning Advanced Landscape Processing Techniques

In Post-processing by Mark Morris6 Comments

As every digital photographer begins to advance, they quickly realize that there are two halves to creating epic modern images.  The first half of the process is learning to master your camera, the controls, and the understanding of capturing of light with that tool.  The second half is learning how to take the files that you get from your camera, …

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Create Your Own Photoshop Actions + FREE Downloads!

In Post-processing by Tracy Munson0 Comments

If you’re a big fan of Lightroom Presets (like the excellent ones available on Improve Photography +), then Photoshop Actions are going to blow your mind. You get the same, one-click convenience, without the crippling limitations of Lightroom. Adjust the opacity of the entire layer, use masking to apply selectively, or harness the power of blend modes, it’s all possible with Photoshop …

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Getting Smart with Photoshop Smart Objects

In Post-processing by Brian Pex1 Comment

Anyone who has used Photoshop for some time has heard the term Smart Object used from time to time. The phrase “Non Destructive Workflow” is often mentioned in thousands of videos, articles, books, etc. when the subject is of a post processing workflow with photographic images. One of the best and most powerful features within Photoshop is the ability to …