Lightroom & Photoshop Tips

Speed Up Your Workflow With Smart Previews in Lightroom

Speed Up Your Workflow With Smart Previews in Lightroom

As a wedding photographer, you probably have several TBs of data in the form of photographs and videos. These might be stored on an external hard disk, or you could even store these on your computer. However, saving these on your computer might slow down your system, especially when you start editing in Lightroom. While an easy solution to this is simply saving everything on an external hard drive, working in Smart Previews in Lightroom is also an effective way to keep your system from slowing down as you work on Lightroom. In this blog, we tell you all about Smart Previews and how they can help speed up your post-production workflow. 

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How To Add Bokeh Effect In Photoshop

How To Add Bokeh Effect In Photoshop

Derived from the Japanese word ‘boke,’ meaning ‘blur,’ bokeh is a photography jargon commonly known to the world as a photography effect. Many photographers use this technique to create a soft out-of-focus blur in their photographs. It enhances the visual appeal of any image by making it appear dreamy and aesthetically pleasing. Often achieved by using fast prime lenses while photographing, it can also be created during the post-processing stage. Moreover, many photographers find that adding bokeh using Photoshop gives the most realistic effect. So, here’s an amazing tutorial that will take you through the step-by-step process of learning how to create the bokeh effect in Photoshop for any image.

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How to Fade Presets in Lightroom

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With enough practice and some creative tricks, editing photos in Adobe Lightroom can be a simple and easy process especially with the use of Lightroom Presets! But sometimes, a preset can completely change the look of your photograph or doesn’t match your usual editing style. In this case, we’d like to introduce you to The Fader. If you are looking for a quick and easy tutorial on how to fade presets in Lightroom, then you have come to the right place! Read on to learn more about how to subtly get the desired mood and style for your photographs. 

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How to Blur the Background in Photoshop in 7 Easy Steps

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Imagine this: You capture an amazing portrait of the bride and the groom at a wedding. You are excited about that one epic photograph you can’t wait to share on your social media and website. So, when it’s time to finally view the picture on your computer, something in the image’s background distracts you instantly. As a wedding photographer, you already know that no matter how perfectly timed or focused your image, backgrounds can often ruin an otherwise perfect wedding photo. This is quite common when you are photographing in a crowd. However, whether it’s a distracting element or an unpleasant background in general, a little bit of work on Photoshop could fix your photograph. To help you make even your rejected pictures make it to the list of final deliverables, we offer you tips and tricks to blur background in Photoshop in this blog. 

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12 Easy Steps to Editing Portraits in Lightroom

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You may not edit all your photos in Adobe Lightroom, but editing portraits in Lightroom could be another skill to add to your portfolio. It’s a relatively simple process in Lightroom, but you still have to be extra cautious while editing portraits. Even though it’s a part of most post-production processes, these images may sometimes look unnatural and altered. The key is to balance the way you edit and not go overboard. Since editing in Lightroom involves a non-destructive workflow and your actual photos never get altered, you can always go back to any editing stage. And even though it may be a simple process, we narrow down editing portraits in Lightroom to 12 steps in this blog. 

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How to Use The Patch Tool in Photoshop

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The Patch Tool in Photoshop can completely transform your images by removing unwanted or distracting spots or objects from them. Therefore, making it one of the most helpful tools for photo editing. Even with several years of experience, you could still accidentally include something unflattering or distracting in a photograph. And once you have taken the image, the chances of recreating it are relatively low. In such cases, the Patch Tool, which belongs to the family of Healing Brush Tools, can become a life-saver. Moreover, just like a magic trick (which needs some practice, of course), this feature can also help you add or copy objects to further enhance your image. It may be a little confusing at first, but in this blog, we offer you some ways to successfully use this tool for your future edits.

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How To Use The Lightroom Before And After Tool

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As a wedding photographer, chances are that you end up editing several of your images. Lightroom can help you spot the minutest of details, which you can alter to get the desired results. But even then, you don’t want to go overboard with the editing and still want your images to look realistic. So, next time you sit down for an edit, you could use Lightroom to compare the before and after photo. The program even keeps your originals safe and creates another copy for you to edit on. Therefore, you can always go back and compare the before and after images using the Lightroom Before and After tool. And in order to help you do that, in this blog, we take you through the different ways you can compare your before and after images in Lightroom. 

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Best Lightroom Export Settings

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Once you finish photographing a wedding, the post-production work of importing, culling, and color-correcting the photographs follows. And once you are done with that, it’s time to export and deliver the final photos to your couple! Because there are multiple Lightroom export settings you can choose from for using images on different platforms, this blog will help you decide which export settings to choose and when.

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Color Correction in Lightroom: An Overview

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As a wedding photographer, your primary job is to document picture-perfect moments on your couple’s special day. No matter how amazing the day is, or how technically perfect you try to make your images, chances are when it’s time to edit your wedding photos, you will need to do some basic changes – like color-correcting and white balance – to many of them. Lightroom is our go-to software to help you edit your photos, no matter how little or how much editing is required, and in this blog, we teach you how to use it to do simple, classic color edits that will make you and your clients happy!

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Culling Images in Lightroom: A Step-By-Step Guide

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As a wedding photographer, you have many tasks to manage. You book the wedding, you help plan the wedding, you photograph the wedding, and then the work really begins! Now you need to go through the thousands of images you captured and select the best ones to edit for your couple. This process, which is known as culling, may be the thing you least look forward to and continuously put off because it’s time-consuming. We are here to help! In this blog, we will teach you the process of culling images using Adobe Lightroom, one of the best software programs in the industry.

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