Lightroom Tips

How to Add Grain in Lightroom To Achieve a Film-Like Look

How to Add Grain in Lightroom To Achieve a Film-Like Look

In a world that has widely transitioned from film to digital, some traces of film still remain and are often recreated in post-production. And grain has always been one of those notable features that make a photograph stand out instantly. High-resolution digital images have dominated the industry, but there is something about the grainy textured film-like look that enhances the elements of nostalgia and romance. Therefore, photographers and filmmakers, nowadays, have been experimenting with film grain to add to the aesthetic appeal of an image or footage. However, the key to attaining the perfect look lies in using it right. So if you ever found yourself asking what is grain, when to add it, and how to add grain in Lightroom – this blog is here to help with an extensive overview and a step-by-step guide.

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How to Make Digital Photos Look Like Film in Lightroom

How to Make Digital Photos Look Like Film in Lightroom

With the introduction of digital photography in 1975, film photography rapidly transitioned towards digital, but its influence remains. The cinematic effect, the artistic element, the warm skin tones – whatever it is that draws you towards film-like photos, there’s a way to recreate it in post-production. How? Even if you find yourself moving away from the traditional aspects of film photography in this digitally dominated world, you can still attain the effect through Lightroom. So for all the film enthusiasts who want to learn how to make digital photos look like film, here’s how you can make that happen.

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How To Use The Tone Curve in Lightroom

How To Use The Tone Curve in Lightroom

Lightroom is a fantastic image editing software that offers you multiple ways to improve the quality of your photographs. With just some clicks and the help of Lightroom tools, you can make adjustments or changes to your images without ruining their original quality. One such tool that helps you turn your images into better versions of themselves is the Tone Curve tool. It is similar to the HSL Panel’s Luminance section, but instead of making changes to separate colors, the Tone Curve tool in Lightroom controls specific ranges of tones in your photos. Its main function? By adjusting the tone curve, you can change the colors in your wedding photos and make them brighter or darker. In this blog, we will take you through the purpose of this tool and how to use the Tone Curve in Lightroom while editing your wedding photos.

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How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom: Tips & Tricks

How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom: Tips & Tricks

There are many features in Lightroom that help you turn your images from a well-photographed picture to a visual masterpiece. And one such feature is the Gradient Filter tool. This filter allows you to apply graduated edits over selected parts of your image, giving it a slight edge over a physically graduated neutral density (GND) filter. In this blog, we will walk you through the different aspects of Gradient Filter in Lightroom and how to use it to enhance your photographs. 

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How to Sharpen Images in Lightroom

How to Sharpen Images in Lightroom

You take a photograph, think it looks great on the camera, but then it turns out to be soft and blurry when you view it on a bigger screen. Bummer, right? Unless it’s being done intentionally, blurry images are pretty much unusable. But if there’s any scope of saving a photograph, sharpening it during post-processing might just keep it from heading to the trash can. Sharp images look cleaner, and the details are more visible too. And the most important part? Sharpening your images could give you better quality prints too. Your couples chose you to deliver only the best to them and to help you do that, in this blog, we will take you through the different steps to sharpen images in Lightroom. 

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How to Crop and Straighten Images in Lightroom

How to crop and straighten images in Lightroom

Cropping and straightening photos is a crucial and fundamental step in image processing. For a wedding photographer, it’s one of the most helpful features in Lightroom. With Lightroom’s crop and straighten tools, you can improve the composition of your photos and also align them with your signature style. The best part about using these tools is that Lightroom’s non-destructive editing feature keeps your original images safe! Whether you are a beginner or would like a quick recap of how to crop and straighten in Lightroom, this blog could be your guide.

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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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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 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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