Don't Miss Out On Photoshop Week 2017!

Whether you are an expert photographer who has been in the business for years or you are just beginning on your photography career or hobby, you do not want to miss out on Photoshop Week 2017, May 15-20, brought to you by CreativeLive! In only 6 days of classes, you can master Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop®... and there is so much amazing stuff to learn!

Photoshop Week includes 42 dynamic workshops taught by 16 world-class instructors including Lindsay Adler, Jesus Ramirez, Khara Plicanic, Dave Cross, Jared Platt, and more. You will learn everything from compositing to masking to layers, and how to cut down the amount of time you spend on post-processing. You will sharpen your skills which will help you with your photography business.


After Photoshop Week, you will have learned these essential tools and techniques including:

  • How to utilize Smart Objects and Smart Filters to work more efficiently and creatively
  • How to create, edit and use Layer Masks
  • Helpful tips and hidden options when using actions in your portrait workflow
  • The magic behind the Face Aware Liquify tool and how it can improve your retouching sessions
  • The incredible power behind Blend Modes and the control it gives you between pixels and layers
  • Go from shoot through post-processing so you’ll walk out with the skills to create an image from capture to final product

You will also be able to access classes on the Photoshop® and Lightroom® topics including:

  • Transforming standard images into beautiful, powerful photographs using Blend Modes.
  • Special Effects to take your composites even further by using custom brushes or advanced techniques like 3D
  • Creating and blending texture into your images
  • Strategies and techniques to help you create a workflow for organization that fits your needs
  • Color Management and paper selection and how to utilize both Adobe® CC® Photoshop® and Lightroom® to create digital prints that look amazing


If you prefer to have on-demand access, purchase for $299 and you will recieve 42 video classes in HD, and will have lifetime access to the classes anywhere and anytime. You will also have access to streaming and downloadable files and all is availalbe on desktop, mobile and tablet. 

Lightroom Tips

Are you wondering if Adobe Lightroom is right for you? Here are some great Lightroom tips from Bethany with Bethany Cleg Photography. These will help you get off to the right start with the program if you have never used it or will give you a refresher if you have used it in the past.  

Developers of Adobe Lightroom designed the program to streamline the modern photographer's capture, process, print and post workflow. Photoshop Lightroom makes each step of the chain as simple as possible. Lightroom uses a powerful image management system, and they offer a fantastic tool to provide quick and easy digital image enhancement. While Lightroom does not have all the features that the full Adobe Photoshop version offers, it lets users work much faster with the image enhancement system. When renting or hiring out camera gear or trying to cut costs on a shoot, many people don't realize that time and money can be saved in post processing as well. This is where Lightroom shines. If the right person is behind the mouse and keyboard they can accomplish more work in less time than their Photoshop using counterparts.

So how does Lightroom increase efficiency, convenience and also cut costs? And in what areas is it the most effective? Below are 10 Lightroom tips that are popular uses for the program. Just be sure to remember that this list by no means covers everything the program is capable of doing.



Here are 10 Lightroom tips of the program’s popular uses:

Accessing RAW Photos: Sorting through hundreds or thousands of photographs without using an application such as Lightroom becomes a tedious process. Lightroom links photographs to a catalog file and keeps them intact when stored.

Adding Keywords: When trying to locate a specific photo, keywords can be applied while importing photos, and they can be added to groups of selected imaged. Otherwise, photographers may apply them quickly using the Painter tool and keyboard shortcuts can be used for a set of keywords.

Geo-Tagging with Built-in Google Maps: Organized photos based on geographic location. Photographers with a GPS device in their camera will not have to do anything because their photos will automatically be placed on the map with the Map Module.

On-Image Editing: Users will find this tool under the Tone Curve and HSL panels. Select it to apply local adjustments to specific parts of the photo. The adjustments will be intuitive and effective. 

Before and After Views: Comparing changes with the original photo become a crucial step in the image editing process. In the Develop Module, users can access four different view options to see the difference between the original edited picture.

Filter the Catalog: Filtering and searching through photos has never been easier with the Library Module. Users may refine their search and add criteria to select the right pictures.

Virtual Copies: Lightroom does not change photos but records and amends them into a separate database. Save several different edits of the same photograph and save a plethora of space on the computer. Here you can play around with presets on the same image to see what might work best.

Editing Video Files: While developers intended for Lightroom to catalog and edit photos, users may also use the video editing features. However, do not expect advanced features like Adobe Premiere.

Create a Photo Book: With the photos imported to the catalog, create photo books and create an extra professional service with printed photo books.

Crop Overlay Tool: Changes regions for preservation after a crop. Adjust the areas with clicking and dragging. It makes changing the format of images quick and easy.


Common Workflows for Integrating Lightroom into the Shooting Process

Lightroom maintains the convenience for shooting pictures. The most important aspect that photographers use it for is importing and processing RAW files. The photo can be seamlessly shared with others or sent to a remote location as the shooting process occurs.


Problems Lightroom Can Fix

Lightroom can fix images before printing them. In addition, it can correct perspective, color correct photos and repair dust spots and scratches.

The aspect to keep in mind with Lightroom is that it does not offer the full package that Adobe Photoshop comes with. Lightroom does not give users the ability to work with layered changes such as Photoshop Elements. If an individual encounters a crash when using this software, be sure to submit the report and include an email address with the report.

Lightroom comes with numerous applications, but a few of the more innovative ideas include creating panoramas and fashion photographers using it to design new clothing. When looking at a company, consider an expert that has years of experience with Lightroom for the best results.


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