Presets are ways to change up your work globally (meaning the whole image). Even if you don’t like the presets, it will show you the different ways that your work can feel and look. It starts your creative juices flowing.
The Quick Dive video shares how to upload your presets to Lightroom with a couple of examples. I know it will help you push your work to the next level…so let’s get to it 😉
How to Change Image Files for the Internet using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and On1 Raw
I’ve had some questions asked about how to get your high-resolution JPEG images ready for the Macro Chat Live Show. That’s a good question and to tell you the truth I also thought this would help you prep for Social Media sharing. That can be confusing too.
I also found a helpful site so you can see what sizes works well with various social platforms. Check it out at the bottom of this article.
Click on Export on the bottom left in your Library Module
Click on where you want the file to go too once completed
Change to JPEG and sRGB in the File Settings
Image Size for High Resolution Files uncheck the Resize to Fit and change resolution to 100
Image Size check Resize to Fit and add what you want the file size to be. Check ‘don’t enlarge’ and change resolution to 100
Click on File on the top left area
Go to Export > Save for Web (Legacy)
Bottom right Image Size leave alone for High Resolution jpegs or change size for social media
Keep Percent to 100 for High Resolution JPEG
Under Preset click on small arrow for drop-down to select jpeg if you don’t see it and quality to 100
Check Convert to sRGB
Bottom left click Preview if you would like to see it on the internet.
On1 Photo Raw
Click on Resize on the right
In Document Size change resolution to 100 and don’t change file sizes for high-resolution files
In Document Size keep resolution to 100 and change file sizes for social media and/or your website dimensions
Click bottom right on Export Icon
Set your Location on were you want the file to go after you’re done
In File Type click on small arrow if you don’t see JPEG. Select JPEG
Bottom right-click on Export
My example image
Joshua Tree Rocks – Light painting during Blue Hour
Story behind this image:
I shot this during the blue hour. I took a large flashlight to highlight the beautiful rocks in the desert of California. I love to photograph desert landscapes (if you couldn’t tell 🙂 ). We had a great time camping! Kevin helped a Swedish couple with their RV and they gave us a bottle of champagne. I love Swedes 🙂 What an evening….I had champagne, enjoyed a nice camp fire and I shot this image playing with light painting. Yes, I was one happy lady.
I want you to know that when I share on social media I don’t change all the sizes that the link below gives us. That would take forever…I see what’s the minimum and go from there.
Take your Drab Landscape photograph and change it into a Beautiful Landscape
Have you been with family and friends in some great places and just don’t have the time to set up your tripod and camera? Or you’re learning how to bracket exposures but don’t have the time to really understand how it works?
My favorite way to fix these shots is in Adobe Photoshop but if I just want to add a bit of fun I’ll Split Tone in Lightroom
Develop Module > Increase the Shadows > Decrease the Highlights > Play with Contrast and Clarity
> Split Tone play with highlights and shadow squint my eyes just a bit I move the slider Saturation to %50…move to see what I like. Do the same thing to the Shadow area. I next play the amount of saturation in both highlight and shadow and if I need to, I’ll adjust the Balance to more of the Shadow or more of the Highlight color.
Last part I usually add a bit of vignette.
Now to my favorite…
In Photoshop – this has more steps but is my go to workflow.
Before and After taking a drab landscape to a pop landscape.
Copy your layer > Bottom Layer is highlighted > Command J
Image > Mode > LAB Color > Don’t Flatten
Image > Adjustments > Curves
In the Channel area click on the drop-down to “a”
Drag the Dark and Light tabs to the next Vertical line see below.
In LAB adjust your channels.
Now click on the same drop-down and choose “b” and do the same steps as you did for the “a” channel.
Go back to Image > Mode to change back to RGB
If the color seems too much change the Opacity a bit. I notice that sometimes the reds maybe too much so I will isolate in:
Filter > Camera Raw Filter> HSL/Grayscale to reduce the saturation in the reds/oranges if needed.
If your sky needs more pop, in your Camera Raw Filter area:
Graduated Filter > drag down the filter line > Dehaze
Take a couple of these quick steps and put a huge smile on your face seeing the fun times you had while photographing landscapes that just didn’t work for you at the time.
Rock’in Social Media with Adobe Lightroom’s Email!
We just started to get into Instagram, so I was looking for a variety of ways to figure out how to share my images to Ashley’s phone that I have processed from my camera. When right in front of me (because I’m on Lightroom all the time), Lightroom was saying, “Hey, I’m here – use me!”
It’s so easy and fast that how can you not use it? Many of us use our phones to work nowadays and Lightroom knows it. Send your images from one email to another, grab it from your phone and bam…Instagram here you come.
Let’s share the fun and how easy it is to set it up.
Ok…if you just don’t have time for the video, here are the steps. Make it easy so you use it.
Today I want to talk to you about how to use the Export tool in Lightroom. I feel that most people don’t use this tool to it’s full potential. The export area is, I feel, one of the best options that Adobe Lightroom has to offer. You can take your original photo file and export it to a jpg, png, psd, tiff and also change it’s color space with ease. You can export many files at once making it an amazing time saver. In this video I show various ways on how to export your images and get into detail with the following:
This is my latest video on how to install and remove plugins in Adobe Lightroom. I also talk about a couple of other goodies too 🙂
This week went by fast! I’m working on a couple of projects and will share them with you later. My husband is from Boston so we are glued to the World Series games 🙂 To support the Red Sox and my red nails (for Halloween) I’ll share a couple of my red photographs with you all.