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Lightroom Preferences dialog with Show Lightroom Presets Folder button shows where are Lightroom Presets stored

Lightroom Presets Folder and Organisation

Organising Your Lightroom Presets Folder In this tutorial, we’re going to take a close look at the Lightroom Presets Folder.  You will learn about: Where to find the Lightroom Presets Folder. How Lightroom Presets are Stored. The changes Adobe made in April 2018 to how Lightroom Presets are stored. And I'll explain how to work with either the old or ...
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What are Lightroom Presets - The Lightroom Develop module with Presets panel

What are Lightroom Presets

What are Lightroom Presets In this tutorial, we are going to answer the question "what are Lightroom Presets". But we're also going to look at: How to create your own Lightroom Presets, and What are the benefits of using Lightroom Presets To do this, we'll be using Adobe Lightroom CC (2019) but don't worry if you have an older version ...
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what is Lightroom Soft proofing article image

What is Soft Proofing in Lightroom

What is Soft Proofing in Lightroom In my printing tutorials, I strongly recommend the process of soft proofing using Adobe Lightroom. If you’re now asking yourself “what is soft proofing in Lightroom”, this tutorial will explain what you need to know. What is Soft Proofing Soft Proofing is a process where you simulate using software how your photo will look ...
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Lightroom Transform Guides

Using Lightroom Transform to Fix Converging Verticals

Using Lightroom Transform to Fix Converging Verticals If you’ve ever tried to photograph a tall building you’ve probably run into problems like converging verticals. This is where buildings appear to lean backwards in a photograph as the “vertical” sides of the building converge inwards. Tilting your camera to get the building in frame causes the effect and it’s further exaggerated ...
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Lightroom Color Grading for Dramatic Sunsets Lenscraft Newsletter April 2018

Lightroom Color Grading for Dramatic Sunsets

Lightroom Color Grading Tutorial In this tutorial I'm going to explain Lightroom Color Grading and how you can use it to enhance your photography. I've also produced this accompanying video to demonstrate the technnique. Lightroom Color Grading Video I published this on my YouTube channel. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for free to ensure you don't miss future videos. What ...
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Ingenious ways to create Lightroom masks and selections

Ingenious Ways to Create a Lightroom Mask

Ingenious Ways to Create a Lightroom Mask To produce great photography with Lightroom, you need to learn to create a Lightroom mask or selection. It's a crucial image editing skill. Historically if you wanted to create a detailed or precise mask, you had to use Photoshop. You probably had to use complex techniques like channel and luminosity masking; techniques not ...
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Lightroom Clone and Heal Tools

Using the Lightroom Clone and Heal Tool (Video)

Using the Lightroom Clone and Heal Tool Recently I posted a video showing how I had captured and processed some images of Holm Fell in the Lake District. Following this I received a few comments saying the editing was difficult to follow. I had assumed everyone would be familiar with the Lightroom Clone and Heal tools but that wasn’t the ...
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Create Custom Lightroom Profiles

How to Create Custom Lightroom Profiles

How to Create Custom Lightroom Profiles Have you ever wanted to create custom Lightroom profiles for your camera? Perhaps you have seen the excellent film profiles that ship with the Fuji cameras and want something similar for your camera. Have seen some of the bespoke profiles that ship with some Lightroom presets and want to replicate these? Perhaps you’re curious ...
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Installing camera profiles in lightroom

Installing Camera Profiles in Lightroom for Windows and Mac

Installing Camera Profiles in Lightroom for Windows and Mac Installing camera profiles in Lightroom can be tricky and frustrating. It’s difficult to know exactly where to install the profiles and if they don’t work, the process can leave you scratching your head. In this video, we cut through the confusion and show you where to place your bespoke camera profiles ...
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Dramatic black & white conversions before and after

Dramatic Black & White Conversion in Lightroom

Dramatic Black & White Conversion in Lightroom The accepted wisdom in Photography circles is that to produce a dramatic Black & White conversion you need special software or plug-ins. Lightroom has tools to create black and white conversions but you can’t achieve dramatic results. This is rubbish and you shouldn’t listen to people who tell you this. In this video, ...
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