Hi friends and fellow photography enthusiasts! Once again, it’s time to say thanks and reflect on the past year. I just want to reach out to everyone and offer my deepest thanks to all of you who have continued to support me over the last eight years. Whether it’s been through books, online training, or joining me on my workshops and tours, you all have a special place in my world.
It’s been a busy year for me, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be able to pursue my passion for photography, travel and education. You have all helped make this dream of mine possible, and for that I will forever be grateful. Whether you celebrate thanksgiving in the US this week or not, please know that I am thankful to each of you and I wish you and your families all the best this holiday season.
Over the last year, Adobe has made a lot of significant updates to Lightroom, especially in the Develop Module. I’ve spent the last month updating my comprehensive video tutorials to cover the new features found in Lightroom Classic CC. The updated video tutorials cover the sort of details that you won’t find in a basic Lightroom class.
In Advanced Masking with Lightroom Classic CC, I take an in-depth look at how you can use brushes and gradients to produce fine-art quality photographs. New features include gradient overlays, brush refinements, and the two new range masking options. I even show you how you can create Luminosity Masks and gaussian blurs in Lightroom!
In Advanced Sharpening with Lightroom Classic CC, you’ll get a deep dive into Lightroom’s Detail Panel, where you’ll learn to control the effects of sharpening and noise reduction on your images. I’ve also included a new section on using Adobe Photoshop for creative sharpening.
Both video tutorials are presented in high-definition QuickTime format and include printable PDF notes.
When: Thursday, October 11th 7pm Eastern Time (4pm Pacific) Where: Live Online Class via GoToMeeting
Did you know you can create Luminosity Masks in Lightroom?
Adobe continues to add power and funtcionality to Lightroom Classic CC. In this online class (live via GoToMeeting), I’ll be presenting an in-depth look at the local selection (Masking) tools that Lightroom Classic CC offers to photographers. We use selection tools to make adjustments to specific areas of our images, such as a sky or a foreground object. Selective adjustments allow you to fix or enhance specific areas in your image without impacting the rest of your image. The new tools in Lightroom Classic CC offer some tremendously powerful features (like Luminosity Masking) that I can’t wait to show you!
Using the three local adjustment tools (Brush/Linear Gradient/Radial Gradient)
How to make precise selections with the auto-masking brush
Modifying gradients with brushes
How to visualize your selection masks in Lightroom
How to create a “Select All” mask
How to create Luminosity Masks in Lightroom
Practical examples of local adjustments in photo editing
DXO Software recently acquired the Nik Collection from Google. Yesterday, they released the first new update to the Nik Collection in several years. The seven plug-ins are available directly from DXO and support the latest Mac and Windows OS. My printable PDF guides and custom presets will help you get up to speed with the Nik Collection quickly and easily!