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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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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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Slanted skyline repaired with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Vertical Upright command

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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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v4 Beta New Graduated Filter Controls

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!

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Using Camera Raw Profiles in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom's Develop Module

Using Camera Raw Profiles in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Develop Module

Reader Question:I recently shot some pictures with a Nikon D300 in raw. When I downloaded these raw files into Lightroom 2.5 the brilliant colors that I saw on the camera changed to dull within Lightroom. It actually happened as I watched, one after another, the pics on lightroom changed from brilliant to dull after the download was complete. Any Clues?

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Using the Snapshot Feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom's Develop Module

Using the Snapshot Feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Develop Module

Lightroom’s Snapshots panel tends to go unnoticed by many Lightroom users, but I find it an incredibly useful feature. Basically, a “snapshot” is a version of your image that you like and way want to revert back to later on. After you’ve made a snapshot of your image, you can continue to experiment with different develop settings, knowing that you can always go back to the version you liked.

Read on for an explanation of the snapshots feature in Lightroom.

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An Overview of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom's History Panel

An Overview of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s History Panel

The History panel is, to me, the unsung hero of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The breakthrough killer feature, if you will. Think about this with me. As long as an image is in Lightroom, every edit you make on it is infinitely un-doable and re-doable. Every black and white conversion, every crop, every dust and spot removal, every brush stroke…everything…is stored in a database of changes and can be undone at any point down the road. Wow!

Check out this post for a quick review of the Lightroom History panel’s features.

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Using the Navigator Panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Using the Navigator Panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

One of the first panels you notice in Lightroom is the Navigator Panel. Located near the upper-left of the Lightroom interface, this oft forsaken panel can be quite useful.

Read on for more information.

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Understanding Adobe Photoshop Lightroom's Nondestructive Image Enhancement System

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Nondestructive Image Enhancement System

After teaching Lightroom for almost two years, I have noticed some places where new users get confused. One of the main problem areas involves Lightroom’s nondestructive image enhancement system.

Check out this post for some vital information about how Lightroom alters (and doesn’t alter) your files.

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Using the Crop & Straighten Tool in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Using the Crop & Straighten Tool in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The Crop and Straighten tool in Lightroom is used for two main purposes: Cropping a photo and straightening a photo. Imagine that!

Read on for more information on how to use these tools.

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