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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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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.

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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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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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Finding Your Best Photo with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s View Modes

In these four video tutorials, I explain how each of the View Modes–the Grid, the Loupe, the Survey, and the Compare view–can help you identify your best photographs. Each of the View Modes can be a huge help when you are sorting through your images seeking out your very best compositions. Carefully reviewing your captures, and identifying your best photographs, is a critical skill in today’s all digital world.

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Using the PhotoSafe Plugin to Protect Important Photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Jeffery Freidl’s PhotoSafe plugin prevents knuckleheads like me from accidentally deleting really important files. The new PhotoSafe plugin leverages the power of Collections and the new Publish Services feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom version 3 to create an extra layer of protection for your most important photos!

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Slideshow Collections in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Grouping images together for a slideshow is a simple project once you understand the awesome new Slideshow Collections feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom version 3! Today’s tutorial demonstrates how you can use this new type of Collection to make the gathering, and arranging, phases of slideshow building into easy work.

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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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Using Search By Filename to Find Duplicate Images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Searching for duplicate images in an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog can be a real pain. Scrolling through folder after folder of images looking for duplicate photographs is time consuming and inefficient. In this video tutorial, I am going to use a little bit of knowledge about how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works to find and eliminate unwanted duplicates in no time!

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Selection Secrets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

You must know how to select multiple files using your mouse and keyboard to get the most out of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. In today’s video tutorial for beginners, I am going to demonstrate all of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s selection secrets! There are even some advanced tricks in here that can really boost your productivity as your Lightroom catalog grows larger and larger.

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Tracking Sales and Submissions using Collection Sets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Tracking sales and editorial submissions are part of the business of professional photography. As a working artist, I need to keep accurate records about where my images have been published but how to track sales and submissions without putting undesirable information into each file’s metadata? My solution to this problem is to use Collections and Collection Sets inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

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Introduction to Collections in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The Collections feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom really shines when you need to pull together a group of images for a specific project. What most Lightroom users usually miss though is that clicking and dragging is not the most efficient way to add images into your current project. In this video tutorial, I demonstrate how to use Collections, and the Set as Target Collection option, to quickly gather up my favorite images for my portfolio.

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Using the Find Missing Folders Command in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom gets upset when the path that it has recorded to a specific photograph is suddenly broken. Moving files, and folders, that have been added into your Catalog using your computer’s operating system breaks the path and thus upsets the index! If you have broken the path to one of your folders then the Find Missing Folders command can be quite useful. You can use this command to teach Lightroom the new path to your images. This command is also quite useful when we want to move a folder full of images from one place to another.

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Searching with Metadata in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

There have been lots of reader questions lately about how to search and organize a large image library using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Working with metadata tools like keywords, colored labels, and star ratings is the only way to really harness the full potential of Lightroom as an organizational tool!