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Tag Archives: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Another for the ‘Little Ideas’ project, this time a large set of cast-iron keys, purchased by my daughter while in Spain.
Photographing objects directly on a black background can be a real challenge, and will almost always require software adjustments and clean-up.
(29 November, 2014. Canon 5D Mk II (now evolved into the 5D Mk III) with the 24-105mm f4 L IS USM lens and a Vello battery grip. ISO 200, 3.2 sec. @ f16. One spotlight, 2 reflectors. Processed in Lightroom)
(27 November, 2014. Canon 5D Mk II (now evolved into the 5D Mk III) with the 24-105mm f4 L IS USM lens and a Vello battery grip. ISO 200, 1 sec. @ f22. Light tent, one lamp, one spotlight, reflector and one flag)
From the B&H Website:
- Smart Previews
- Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Simply generate smaller stand-in files known as Smart Previews. Make adjustments or metadata additions to the Smart Previews and apply your changes to the full-size originals later
- Advanced Healing Brush
- Make your images spotless with a single brush stroke. Adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths. Unwanted objects and flaws–even those with irregular shapes–simply disappear
- Straighten tilted images with a single click. The new Upright tool analyzes images, detecting skewed horizontal and vertical lines and even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden
- Radial Gradient
- Emphasize important parts of your image with greater flexibility and control. The Radial Gradient tool enables you to create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignetted areas within a single image
- Video Slide Shows
- Easily share your work in elegant video slide shows. Combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device
- Improved Photo Book Creation
- Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customized look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
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I have just upgraded my Lightroom 3.6 software to the new Lightroom 4. I began working on it this afternoon, and I noticed a few changes. Now I am not a ‘power user’ by any means, but I do want to get the most out of the program that I have supported since (the rather expensive!) version 1.0.
To start with, I immediately noticed quite a few changes in the Develop module. First, there is an option for ‘Soft Proofing'; all the sliders start at ‘0’ and, most shocking to me, the easy to understand ‘Fill Light’ and ‘Recovery’ sliders have vanished! Did I panic? Well, …almost! But a quick search turned up the very helpful videos at the Adobe TV, and the following video helped with all my initial confusion.
I hope that helped you as well. Visit the Adobe TV channel for more information, and I’ll share more as I work through any new sticky points in the program.
- Getting Started with Lightroom 3 or Lightroom 4: Importing Photos and Videos (laurashoe.com)
- Lightroom 4 arrives (at a great new price, too) (blogs.adobe.com)
- Lightroom 4 Upgrade Issues with Tone Curve Adjustments (laurashoe.com)