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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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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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Getting Started with Lightroom: Where Should I Store My Photos?

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a wonderful image management tool but this software does not automatically devise a well-reasoned mass data storage plan for you. The complexity of digital image storage doesn’t emerge until we have hundreds, or thousands, of images scattered around our hard drive. As the volume of images increases the need for organization and logical divisions between groups of photos climbs….

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Identity Plate Editor

Personalizing Your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Identity Plate

In the top left corner of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Module Picker is an area called the Identity Plate. Taking control over this minor feature is easy and the results can be really helpful especially for novice Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users.

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Getting Started: Where Should I Keep My Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog?

Both your digital images and your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog files can be moved from one drive to another drive. Moving your photos, or your Lightroom Catalog, from one disk to another is not a hard process. The big question though is what arrangement of these puzzle pieces best suits your needs?

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How to create an alias, or a shortcut, that leads directly to your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog

There is a simple way to guarantee that the correct Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog launches every time. Using an alias or a shortcut that points directly to your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog is a great way to avoid a common Photoshop Lightroom confusion.

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Getting Started: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Preference Menus

Getting Started: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Preference Menus

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is not a hard program to figure out on your own, but there are some critical switches buried deep inside its preference menus. Preference menus are dull material in any program, but a wise man looks the under the hood before buying a used car.

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Getting Started: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Setup and Catalog Creation

Getting Started: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Setup and Catalog Creation

Lightroom is a very straightforward program but to use it properly you must rethink your entire workflow from initial capture all the way to final output. To really get your money’s worth, you need to rethink every step in your photographic routine and look for inefficiencies. We want to think everything through and setup ourselves up for long-term success from day one with Lightroom.

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Getting Started: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom View Options Menu and Library Module Toolbar Customization

I released a whole bunch of tutorials recently on crucial parts of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 setup process. The videos in this post are not nearly as important as the ones on building your catalog on an external hard drive or the ones on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Preferences Menus. Still, setting the View Options Menu up right and customizing the Library Module’s Tool Bar is a big help when you are new to the program.

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How to Move an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog to an External Hard Drive

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalogs are easily moved from one hard drive to another. I demonstrate all of the steps involved in this process of moving an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog to another hard drive in this short video tutorial.

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My Photo Storage System: External Hard Drives and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

My Photo Storage System: External Hard Drives and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Keeping all of my images, and my Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog, on the right type of external hard drive is the best way to meet my image storage needs. After much experimentation, I have come to rely on a professional-grade RAID-0 (stripped) external hard drive for my primary image storage.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Introduction

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Introduction

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom takes some of the best features from many other programs and combines them together to make a streamlined photographer’s workflow system. Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful image management tool with additional capabilities….

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