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New Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Tutorials Now Online At MSJPhotography

I am delighted to announce that my good friend, and Photoshop wizard, Mark Johnson and I have teamed up to provide a new top-quality Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CC video tutorial subscription site. This is all new content and these are lessons that I have never shared online before…

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Using Keyword Sets To Quickly Tag Your Family Photos

Using a custom Keyword Set makes it easy to add searchable keywords onto all your precious family photos.

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How To Upgrade To Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Step-by-step instructions for current Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users upgrading to Photoshop Lightroom version 5. Tutorial covers downloading, installing, and updating an existing Lightroom Catalog to the new Lightroom 5 format.

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Working With The New Radial Filter Tool In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5’s new Radial Filter tool is a great new way to create off-center vignettes and to spotlight important areas of your image. The Radial Filter allows us to create local adjustments with a circular mask and a feathered falloff zone.

Bryce Canyon Storm Cleaned Up With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Removing Dust Spots, Lens Flare, and Lines In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

In the first four versions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom we were able to hide dust spots in our photos, but removing larger objects required a trip over to Adobe Photoshop CS6 for more powerful tools. With the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 upgrade, we now have the power to create other brush shapes plus the magic of Advanced Healing.

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Fixing Tilted, Slanted, and Skewed Photos With Upright In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 brings a new set of Upright tools to the Lens Correction windowpane. The Upright repair tools utilize a new technology that attempts to automatically straighten out images that are tilted, slanted, or distorted. These new tools are an amazing time saver when correcting images with weird horizon lines, slanted buildings, or the dreaded keystone effect.

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Connecting Adobe Photoshop Lightroom with the Google+ Social Media Network

My search for the right social media platform for my photography has lead me to Google+. Here are a series of video tutorials on how to connect Adobe Photoshop Lightroom with Google+ via Jeffery Friedl’s amazing “Export to PicassaWeb” Plugin.

Mendocino Beach Sunset Photo Enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Enhancing Landscape Photographs with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4’s Graduated Filter Tools

New video tutorials about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4’s Graduated Filter and how useful this tool can be when enhancing landscape photographs.

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Working with 32-Bit HDR Images within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1

The first full update for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 has just been released. This free update fixes some bugs and adds support for raw files for a host of new digital camera bodies but there is a lot more to this update. Hidden below the surface are some huge advances in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Develop Module technology including a set of new color fringe repair tools and the ability to enhance 32-bit HDR images!

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Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4’s New Book Module to Create a PDF Portfolio

You can use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Beta’s new Book Module to create your own PDF “portfolio pieces” that combine images and words! This new feature is not a replacement for Adobe InDesign or a professional-grade page layout program, but it is a wonderful new way for me to share my photography with friends, students, and clients.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4’s Big Develop Module Changes

Each version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom introduces exciting new tools for serious photographers and Lightroom 4 Beta is no different. This time, the software engineering team has introduced some new features and improved some old ones. This post demonstrates our favorite new features!

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v4 Beta Map Module

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4’s New Map Module

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Beta introduces an awesome new way to search and organize digital photographs. Photoshop Lightroom 4 Beta makes it easy to work with digital images and GPS data in the new Map Module.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v4 Beta Library Module

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Library Module Enhancements

These video tutorials explore some of the new features and improvements inside of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Beta v4 Library Module. These videos cover Photoshop Lightroom’s new video editing capabilities; the new integrated email engine, the ability to move multiple folders at once, and the new filter by metadata status option.

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Professional-Grade Backup Plans

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a wonderful image management tool but it is not a backup system. If you have neglected to prepare for total system failure, then you should expect to lose everything when disaster inevitably strikes. Here is an overview of my three-tiered backup plan.

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What Does “Export” Mean in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?

“Export” in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom vernacular means “to save a new copy of your photograph for a specific purpose.” Use Photoshop Lightroom’s Export Dialog whenever you need to create a copy of your photo for distribution via email, print, or the web.