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Dan Havlik  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve probably noticed that lots of photographers these days are offering Lightroom preset packs. And you’ve probably wondered, how do they create all these awesome Lightroom presets? Even better, how do you create one yourself?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 10, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Lightroom is such a deep image editing and organizing program, most photographers only scrape the surface of what it can do. And that’s fine.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer and Photoshop expert Scott Kelby is back with another quick tips video for Shutterbug. In the below two-minute video, Kelby explains a simple way to clean up and control sliders in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2018  |  0 comments

What calamity is even worse than having your camera crushed by a tank? According to photographer Pierre Lambert, the ultimate disaster is losing all the images you worked so hard to create because you failed to take proper backup precautions.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2018  |  0 comments

French photographer Serge Ramelli is known for spectacular landscape images. Yet, despite his mad skills, every so often Mother Nature needs some help because of poor light, pale skies, or weak colors. In this tutorial, Ramelli provides 27 free Photoshop presets, and demonstrates how to use them, so you can turn good photos into great ones.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 20, 2018  |  0 comments

We all know how a bland, pale sky can spoil an otherwise beautiful nature scene. But if you have a minute to spare, the powerful video below explains how to create dramatic skies and add the WOW factor to images in Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 16, 2018  |  0 comments

You might already know how to do “dodging and burning” techniques in Lightroom to tweak the exposure of your images, but here’s a way to do it even better thanks to a special new feature called Luminance Range Masking. In the video below, Aaron Nace of Phlearn explains how to “dodge and burn quickly and accurately in Lightroom using luminance range mask.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how you edit your images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re still learning about all that Lightroom has to offer (and who isn’t?), it’s great to get insider knowledge on some of the key hidden features of this vast image editing/organizing program from Adobe. For this kind of expertise, we love turning to photographer and educator Serge Ramelli who knows Lightroom inside and out.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 06, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re not familiar with the Transform tool in Lightroom or if you just need a quick brush up on it, Toronto, Canada-based software expert Lucy Martin is here to teach you all about it. In the below video, Martin shows you how the Transform tool can “shift the perspective in photos or get really clean crisp lines.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Tom Mackie gets so many questions about how to make photos “pop,” he decided to do a whole video on the subject, which we have embedded below. And while a lot of folks might think all you need is some deft Photoshop skills to get your images to sparkle, there’s really a lot more that goes into it than that.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a typical photo scenario: someone you know has an otherwise attractive portrait which, unfortunately, also includes an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend in the shot. They want to keep the portrait of them but get rid of the now unwanted dude or gal in the shot. Knowing that you know a little something about Photoshop they come to you to, ahem, retouch the image.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 19, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve been following Lucy Martin’s excellent series of Lightroom tutorials you have, no doubt, already learned a lot. A few months ago, we shared her helpful video on how to use the important Tone Cure tool in Lightroom, and now here’s another great Lightroom tutorial on using the handy Effects panel.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s just so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging software. Peter McKinnon, one of the most popular photographers on YouTube right now, has done several Lightroom how-to videos and has just come out with another one, which is essential viewing for novices (and, believe us, there are a lot of you out there.)

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