After a recent update of Photoshop CC 2015.1 (around the end of November or early December 2015, I didn’t really pay attention), my custom workspace disappeared. Indeed, when opening Photoshop after that update, the interface was set to the default “Essentials” workspace and the one I had customized and used for the last couple of years wasn’t even in the list. Fortunately, it was not completely removed from my system and I could restore it. Continue reading
Even though you certainly take pictures in many different places, you probably regularly take some at home, the office, some family or friends’ place, our simply at your favorite beach or garden. Just as with many parameters in Lightroom, location data (GPS coordinates, country, state, city,…) can be added as a preset, so you can save yourself some time by adding your favorite places to the presets list. Continue reading
Lightroom CC was released not long ago and here are the main new features:
- Facial recognition: You can now easily assign keywords for people in your pictures. Lightroom automatically detects people’s faces and is often able to recognize who they are.
- HDR Merge: Combine multiple pictures to create High-Dynamic Range photos.
- Panorama Merge: As for HDR, you can now stitch pictures together to create amazing panoramas without having to use Photoshop.
I’ll do my best to write about those features in details in the near future, especially about facial recognition, which I think is in itself well worth the upgrade.
Just like Photoshop, Ligthroom makes extensive use of shortcuts. And just as in Photoshop, there are so many shortcuts in Lightroom, some quite complicated, that it’s next to impossible to remember them all. So here are the ones that I find the most useful, not only because they are associated to very common tasks, but also because they are pretty easy to remember, many of them being just one key. Continue reading
A small option appeared in Lightroom 5.2, which is very useful for spot removal. It’s Visualize spots, which is in the toolbar when the Spot removal tool (Q key) is activated in the Develop module. Continue reading
The new version of Lightroom was released a few weeks ago and I finally upgraded. At first sight, you could think that it hasn’t changed much. The interface is almost identical to that of Lightroom 4 and there are only a few changes to some panels, which now include a few new features. Continue reading
As I often mention, keywords are essential to having an efficient and easy-to-use catalog. Fortunately, Lightroom offers multiples ways to tackle that task; you just have to find the one that is best adapted to your workflow. Continue reading
In Photoshop, a Layer style is a group of effects that are grouped together, so that they can be applied all at once. Such effects include shadows, pattern and color fill, strokes and much more. Continue reading
Lightroom offers three methods to classify your pictures, namely the stars, flags and colors. When I started using Lightroom, I was wondering which one to use and in the subsequent months I went back and forth from one to another. After a trial and error period, I finally found something that worked for me. Continue reading
The library is the basis for the organization of your pictures and therefore is, in my opinion, Lightroom’s most important module. Continue reading