Category: Editing


Understanding Camera Profiles

Have you ever wondered what the camera calibration tab in Lightroom does? Have you noticed when you change the profile, your image can drastically change and wondered why? What is happening to your image when you apply a different profile? Camera Calibration was a part of Lightroom from the very beginning and has always been […]

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Common Colour Adjustments

Adjusting colour can be a great way to balance out an image, especially one with tricky lighting. There are times when using the white balance tool does not cut it and that is when using colour adjustments come in handy. There are a few ways to adjust specific colours in Lightroom. The first being the […]

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Why you should be using Smart Previews

Lightroom is an amazing tool for photography and is constantly getting better with time. We read some articles recently that have called out Lightroom and Adobe to get their act in order and fix their speed issues. Their response? They already did in 2013 with the introduction of smart previews. Lightroom is constantly referring to the […]

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Straightening and Cropping

In a perfect world, we would not need a straightening and crop tool. Horizon lines would always be straight, random limbs would never protrude into our frames, and exit signs would not exist. Unfortunately, these things are a reality and we have to make adjustments in post! There are a few different tools that Lightroom […]

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Perfecting Skin Tones

Skin tones are hard to perfect. However, it’s probably the biggest focus for most photographers. White Balance, Color/HSL Panel, Camera Calibration and Split Toning are four great tools that you can use to help perfect skin tones. Let’s see how these four editing tools can help you perfect your subjects skin tones! 1. White Balance […]

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Split Toning

Today we are going to look at two ways you can use split toning for white balance and style . Before we get into why we use split toning and how to use it effectively, lets look at the functions of the tool so we can know exactly how it operates. The Split Toning Panel […]

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Team Tip – Don’t fear grain

Because we spend all day editing images, and see so many different styles and scenarios, we often get asked our opinions on different editing techniques. We love sharing all the tips we’ve learned! So today, Myles is talking about grain, how to use it properly, and why you shouldn’t fear it. Here’s Myles! If you […]

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White Balance – Tips and Tricks

White balance in an essential key to editing. Once you understand white balance, and you start to recognize the colors and tints that each image has, you can move away from completely neutral images and create your own individual editing style. The most important key to white balance is creating consistency. To understand how to […]

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Product Overview – Alien Skin

Although we spend most of our time editing images in Adobe Lightroom, we also use a few other programs for finishing touches. Today, Myles is going to talk through one of our favourite programs – Exposure by Alien Skin. If you have ever heard of someone talking about photo editing and Alien Skin in the […]

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Smart Previews: What are they?

Before you start using smart previews, it’s probably pretty important that you know what they are. So today, we’re going to talk all the Lightroom creation, and the best way to use them. What are Smart Previews? They’re lossy DNG files that are Lightroom rendered. Or, more simply put they, smaller versions of your images […]

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