2023 Post-Processing Tips of the Week

Week 1: An Interview With Julianne Kost

Adobe Lightroom (in its myriad versions) has become the industry standard for image management and processing, and as the programs have grown and evolved over the years, Julieanne Kost has been there to make sense of it all.

As Adobe's Digitial Imaging Evangelist Director, she has a distinct knack for making the complex and often-confusing process of turning piles of pixels into works of art as easy as possible.

In this episode of the Photocombobublate podcast, hosts Jeff Carlson and Mason Marsh pepper Julieanne with their most pesky questions about Lightroom, and she blows their minds with insider tips, new approaches and fresh perspectives on software they thought they knew well.

Here are some of Julianne's recent instructional blog posts and YouTube videos:

  • Creating Compelling Composite Images in Photoshop
  • Using the Object Selection Tool to Quickly Edit Images in Photoshop
  • Discover How to Use the Clone, Heal, and Content Aware Remove Healing Modes in Lightroom Classic
  • Over 225 Shortcuts, Tips, and Tricks for Adobe Camera Raw!

    Week 2: Automatic Photo Restoration with Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is focusing heavily on brand new artificial intelligence tools such as automatically selecting the subject, the sky, or the background. They are also adding artificial intelligence filters like the new Photo Restoration Filter and Colorize Filter.

    To access the new artificial intelligence filters in Photoshop, first be sure to update to the latest version of Photoshop via Adobe Creative Cloud. Added in late 2022, these filters will automatically analyze the content of your image and look for imperfections such as wrinkles, dust, scratches, and discoloration and automatically remove those features.

    When used in combination with the brand new artificial intelligence Colorize Filter you can bring a photo back to life and give it new found color and detail.

    Additional resources on this topic:

  • Photo Restoration in Photoshop
  • NEW Photo Restoration Filter in Photoshop!
  • Old Photo Restore in Photoshop; How to Repair Old Photos
  • Photoshop's NEW AI Photo Restoration Filter is Insane!

    Week 3: Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Lightroom Classic

    Learning keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom doesn't have to be difficult. The easiest way to learn shortcuts is a few at a time.

    In this video Mike Wardynski shares some of the easiest and most useful keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up your Lightroom Classic workflow.

    Learning keyboard shortcuts can be intimidating but it doesn't have to be. He suggests watching this video and making notes of the keyboard shortcuts that you think will help you the most in your particular workflow. Keep that note next to your computer when using Lightroom and use it as a cheat sheet in case you get stuck.

    Additional resources on this topic:

  • TOP 10 LIGHTROOM Shortcuts All GREAT Photographers Use!
  • Top 10 Absolutely Essential Lightroom Classic Shortcuts - Edit 2x Faster!
  • Lightroom Classic Function Keys

    Week 4: 19 Amazing Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts You (Probably) Don't Know

    In this tutorial from Jesus Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel, you will learn 19 Photoshop keyboard shortcuts you probably don't know.

    Additional resources on this topic:

  • Photography Keyboard Shortcuts | The Best Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Workflow
  • Best Keyboard Shortcuts | Adobe Photoshop
  • Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts You NEED to Know
  • 10 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Learn in Photoshop!



    Week 5: How the Calibration Tool in Lightroom REALLY Works

    The Calibration Panel in Lightroom Classic is located in the Develop module and is used to adjust the color balance and tone of a photo. It allows you to fine-tune the colors in a photo by adjusting the primary colors of red, green, and blue, as well as the overall tone of the photo by adjusting the brightness, contrast, and saturation.

    In this tutorial from Pat Kay, you will learn how to use Lightroom's most powerful tool to help create a unique look for your pictures.

    Additional resources on this topic:

  • Master Lightroom's MOST POWERFUL TOOL | Calibration
  • Unlock the Power of the Calibration Tab in Lightroom
  • 5 Practical Uses For Color Calibration in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom
  • How To Use and Understand the Calibration Tool in Lightroom Classic



    Week 6: How To Keep Your Ever-Growing Lightroom Photo Library Organized

    In this photography masterclass, Adobe's Terry White will show you how to clean up your mess and keep your ever-growing photo library better organized so that you can always find the photos you’re looking for.

    Additional resources on this topic:

  • Streamlined Organization in Lightroom Classic with Tim Grey
  • The Easiest and Most Effective Way to Organize Your Lightroom Catalog
  • My NEW Adobe Lightroom workflow - FINALLY Understanding the Lightroom Library
  • How to QUICKLY Organize Your Lightroom Catalogs
  • Adobe Lightroom: Keeping Things Organized




    Week 7: Clarity vs. Dehaze vs. Texture

    In Lightroom Classic (and Adobe Camera Raw), Clarity, Texture, and Dehaze are contrast adjustments that selectively affect areas of your photo. Clarity affects midtones, Texture affects only the details, and Dehaze targets low-contrast areas.

    In this instructional video, Matt Granger will illustrate how each of these sliders impacts an edited image to help you see when is the best time to use each one of them your own editing sessions.

    Additional resources on this topic:

  • I Used To Hate This Amazing Lightroom Tool
  • Clarity VS Texture VS De-Haze, Detail Magic
  • Lightroom Texture, Clarity and Dehaze: What's the Difference?
  • How And When To Use The Texture, Clarity, And Dehaze Sliders In Lightroom Classic
  • STOP USING Contrast, use THIS TOOL instead (Lightroom Texture vs Clarity)




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