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    June 5, 2012

    How-To: Adobe Lightroom 4 – Enhancing Portraits and Photos

    How-to

    In this video tutorial using the New Adobe Lightroom 4, I will go over how I edit a portrait and explain several advanced techniques to make your photos stand out!!  We will go over the basic crop, and then advanced spot removal techniques that the Pros use. I will also show you how to enhance the eyes using the adjustment brush and a few other things thrown in here and there. I kept this video relatively short as I notice most people get bored after about 10 minutes or so, including myself!!

    If your interested in Lightroom and want to learn more, I have a ton of video tutorials on my older website (Click Here) and I cover everything from importing basics HDR Editing worflows and more.

    HD Video Tutorial

    Be sure select the 720P quality option once the tutorial video starts playing!! You can then go full screen and it looks good ;)

     
    Sony A57 w/ 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens @ f/2.8, 1/1250sec

    Sony A57 w/ 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens @ f/2.8, 1/1250sec

     

    Here ares a few other recent edits from Lightroom 4

    Layla from the other day on the deck

    Layla from the other day on the deck converted in Lightroom 4

    Jim - The Bubble Master

    Jim – The Bubble Master

    Jim - The Bubble Master

    Jim – The Bubble Master

    Layla going for the Pop

    Layla going for the Pop

     

    Closing Remarks

    As you can see by these few images and the video tutorial, Lightroom 4 is pretty powerful!! Converting to BW is also awesome and I use it daily.

    I’ve been using Lightroom now since it’s inception and I must say it really is the best option in my opinion for organizing all your photos in a database fashion, and for the fastest workflow possible. There are other programs out their that do the job, but they don’t do it as well. Their is a reason why most Pro’s use Lightroom ;)

    Please feel to ask questions if you have any or request other tutorials if your interested in more!!

    Best,

    Jay

     

    Adobe Lightroom 4

    @ BHPhoto: ~$76.00 for the upgrade and ~$145.00 for the Retail Box | Amazon (Click Here)


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    Jay

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    5 Comments


    1. Mike

      Thanks for this!


    2. Steve

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but it appears you used LR3 for this tutorial.


      • Jay

        Hey Steve,

        It’s lightroom 4, my catalog / database is called Lightroom 3 xxx. You can see it at the top. Don’t mind that as it references the catalog you currently have open on that top bar.

        Best,
        Jay



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