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Q: What’s Wrong with the Lightroom 5 Radial Filter?

A: It’s backwards!

In my opinion, the Lightroom 5 Radial Filter is the most useful of all the Local Adjustment tools. As you can see in the example slide show at the end of my post, it can work like a little spotlight, highlighting areas here and there – faces, objects, whatever. Or you can create an off-centered vignette, which you cannot do using Lightroom’s Effects Panel. I could go on about the different ways you can use it, but I’d rather tell you how to use the tool and leave the creativity up to you.

Unlike the Main Adjustment Panels (Basic,

By |2014-06-04T09:00:00+00:00June 4th, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic|Comments Off on Q: What’s Wrong with the Lightroom 5 Radial Filter?

Be the Drink or Be the Bartender

Imagine you’re in a bar and order a strong mixed drink. Let’s say a Moscow Mule.

It’s the Bartender’s recipe. She cuts a slice of lime, squeezes the juice into a lovely Collins glass, grabs two or three ice cubes from the ice bucket, pulls down a bottle of Vodka from the top shelf, dribbles a few ounces into the glass, adds exotic ginger beer, mixes it with a bright red stirring stick and tosses a slice of lime on top.

Mmmmm. Now that’s a good Mule.

Too much in one glassNow (don’t forget we’re still

By |2014-05-23T17:20:44+00:00May 23rd, 2014|Digital Photography|Comments Off on Be the Drink or Be the Bartender

Why Lightroom?

...consider Lightroom as a digital gateway drug. Photoshop might come later, once you’re hooked. You may actually become quite enamored with Lightroom and decide to completely forego Photoshop altogether. Many do. You may even decide make Lightroom a verb.

By |2014-05-13T22:32:05+00:00May 13th, 2014|Adobe Lightroom|0 Comments