Scott Kelby

Scott Kelby

Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original "Photoshop Guy", is the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling technology and photography books.

The Rules Welcome to my “13th annual Holiday Gear Guide,” here in Photoshop User magazine. These are my self-imposed guidelines for which products make it into the guide—it’s just two rules actually. To be listed here, they have to be: (1) products that I use myself, and that I absolutely love, and now can’t live without (well, I could live without them, but I just wouldn’t want to); and (2) if a product makes the guide, it has to be one I’d recommend to a close friend without hesitation, especially if my friend was loose with money. Also, to make things easy, we added direct links to...

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The Rules Welcome to my “13th annual Holiday Gear Guide,” here in Photoshop User magazine. These are my self-imposed guidelines for which products make it into the guide—it’s just two rules actually. To be listed here, they have to be: (1) products that I use myself, and that I absolutely love, and now can’t live without (well, I could live without them, but I just wouldn’t want to); and (2) if a product makes the guide, it has to be one I’d recommend to a close friend without hesitation, especially if my friend was loose with money. Also, to make things easy, we added direct links to...

All new and updated for Lightroom Classic! Have you ever wished you could start your Lightroom catalog over from scratch and do it right? If you have, or if you are just starting to use Lightroom for this first time, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he walks you through his simplified Lightroom image management system (SLIM) that keeps his drive organized, his workflow simple, and his piece of mind intact. This is a class you’re going to want to watch in its entirety before you take action, but it may be just the thing you need to rethink how to use Lightroom from the ground up and see things in a new light. By the end of the class, you’ll have an organizational process for moving forward with confidence, clarity, and simplicity.

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All new and updated for Lightroom Classic! Have you ever wished you could start your Lightroom catalog over from scratch and do it right? If you have, or if you are just starting to use Lightroom for this first time, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he walks you through his simplified Lightroom image management system (SLIM) that keeps his drive organized, his workflow simple, and his piece of mind intact. This is a class you’re going to want to watch in its entirety before you take action, but it may be just the thing you need to rethink how to use Lightroom from the ground up and see things in a new light. By the end of the class, you’ll have an organizational process for moving forward with confidence, clarity, and simplicity.

I have a button for the new People sorting feature, but every time I go there, it tells me there are no faces found, but I’ve synced tons of photos with people in them, so it should have plenty to choose from. Am I missing something? Do I have to turn on something that I don’t have on? Adobe is rolling this new feature out in waves, and if yours isn’t working yet, it will be coming (probably when you least expect it). I had friends whose feature was already turned on, and mine wasn’t, but eventually it did finally get turned on, and it works surprisingly well. So, in short, sit tight—it...

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I have a button for the new People sorting feature, but every time I go there, it tells me there are no faces found, but I’ve synced tons of photos with people in them, so it should have plenty to choose from. Am I missing something? Do I have to turn on something that I don’t have on? Adobe is rolling this new feature out in waves, and if yours isn’t working yet, it will be coming (probably when you least expect it). I had friends whose feature was already turned on, and mine wasn’t, but eventually it did finally get turned on, and it works surprisingly well. So, in short, sit tight—it...

Corey Barker Nest a Vector Smart Object When you import a graphic from Illustrator into Photoshop as a vector smart object, you can easily go back to the original vector file in Illustrator to make any edits just by double-clicking its layer thumbnail in the Layers panel. Though the layer appears as a normal smart object, it is limited. Press Command-T (PC: Ctrl-T) to activate Free Transform, and then go under the Edit menu to Transform. You’ll see that Distort, Perspective, and Warp are grayed out. To use those commands and not lose the ability to edit the graphic in Illustrator, be...

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Corey Barker Nest a Vector Smart Object When you import a graphic from Illustrator into Photoshop as a vector smart object, you can easily go back to the original vector file in Illustrator to make any edits just by double-clicking its layer thumbnail in the Layers panel. Though the layer appears as a normal smart object, it is limited. Press Command-T (PC: Ctrl-T) to activate Free Transform, and then go under the Edit menu to Transform. You’ll see that Distort, Perspective, and Warp are grayed out. To use those commands and not lose the ability to edit the graphic in Illustrator, be...

I heard that you can now have collection sets in Lightroom CC for mobile, but I don’t see any way to sync them over to mobile. There’s no checkbox like there is for collections. How do I get them over to mobile? You can have collection sets (called “folders” in Lightroom CC for mobile), but they don’t sync over—it’s a manual process. Go to Lightroom CC for mobile, create a new folder there, and give it the name of your collection set. Then drag the synced collections that you want into that folder. Here I created a folder in Lightroom CC on mobile named “Travel,” and then I dragged the ...

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I heard that you can now have collection sets in Lightroom CC for mobile, but I don’t see any way to sync them over to mobile. There’s no checkbox like there is for collections. How do I get them over to mobile? You can have collection sets (called “folders” in Lightroom CC for mobile), but they don’t sync over—it’s a manual process. Go to Lightroom CC for mobile, create a new folder there, and give it the name of your collection set. Then drag the synced collections that you want into that folder. Here I created a folder in Lightroom CC on mobile named “Travel,” and then I dragged the ...

Whether you are going on a big photo safari or a vacation with family, join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as they share their killer tips for how to travel right. In this class Scott covers everything from choosing the right bag for your gear, tips for ensuring you are within size and weight restrictions, what accessories can make your experience more successful, what to consider about tripods, strategies for backing up on the road, what to do when you get back home, and so much more. All through the class Scott and Larry share their experiences and advice to help you decide what gear to bring, how to get it there, and how to bring it all home with you. Safe travels!

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Whether you are going on a big photo safari or a vacation with family, join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as they share their killer tips for how to travel right. In this class Scott covers everything from choosing the right bag for your gear, tips for ensuring you are within size and weight restrictions, what accessories can make your experience more successful, what to consider about tripods, strategies for backing up on the road, what to do when you get back home, and so much more. All through the class Scott and Larry share their experiences and advice to help you decide what gear to bring, how to get it there, and how to bring it all home with you. Safe travels!

When I use the Command-+ (PC: Ctrl-+) shortcut to zoom in on my image, it never zooms in as close as I want it to. It does zoom in a bit, but it seems like I’d be able to zoom in closer. Is there a way to change this? There is—head over to the Navigator panel and in the top-right corner of the panel you’ll see a pop-up. The zoom amount you currently have selected there is the maximum it’s going to zoom using that shortcut. Choose a tighter magnification ratio from the pop-up menu, and now you can zoom in really tight. I’m shooting in RAW + JPEG mode on my camera, but when I import m...

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When I use the Command-+ (PC: Ctrl-+) shortcut to zoom in on my image, it never zooms in as close as I want it to. It does zoom in a bit, but it seems like I’d be able to zoom in closer. Is there a way to change this? There is—head over to the Navigator panel and in the top-right corner of the panel you’ll see a pop-up. The zoom amount you currently have selected there is the maximum it’s going to zoom using that shortcut. Choose a tighter magnification ratio from the pop-up menu, and now you can zoom in really tight. I’m shooting in RAW + JPEG mode on my camera, but when I import m...

Join Scott Kelby as he shows you how to capture the essence of the locations you visit when you travel. Though this is set in Venice, this is not a class on photographing Venice as the tools and techniques you’ll learn can be applied to any city that you visit. Scott shares his big picture perspective on how his travel photography has evolved, the gear and camera settings he uses, tips for scouting locations before you go and after you arrive, tips for shooting exteriors and interiors of buildings, how to photograph people, and so much more. The ultimate goal is being able to tell a story with your photographs that captures the timelessness of the city, and makes your audience go “wow, I want to go there!”

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Join Scott Kelby as he shows you how to capture the essence of the locations you visit when you travel. Though this is set in Venice, this is not a class on photographing Venice as the tools and techniques you’ll learn can be applied to any city that you visit. Scott shares his big picture perspective on how his travel photography has evolved, the gear and camera settings he uses, tips for scouting locations before you go and after you arrive, tips for shooting exteriors and interiors of buildings, how to photograph people, and so much more. The ultimate goal is being able to tell a story with your photographs that captures the timelessness of the city, and makes your audience go “wow, I want to go there!”

If I apply one of the new Creative Profiles, is there a way to double up on it, or get more of the same effect? I like the look—I just want more of it. After you apply a Creative Profile, look at the top of the Profile Browser and you’ll see an Amount slider. This slider doesn’t just back off on the effect; drag it to the right and it makes the effect more intense. I know this is a beginner question, but how do you get images from one collection to another? I’ve heard you can have the same image in multiple collections, but it’s not obvious how to make that happen. Open a colle...

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If I apply one of the new Creative Profiles, is there a way to double up on it, or get more of the same effect? I like the look—I just want more of it. After you apply a Creative Profile, look at the top of the Profile Browser and you’ll see an Amount slider. This slider doesn’t just back off on the effect; drag it to the right and it makes the effect more intense. I know this is a beginner question, but how do you get images from one collection to another? I’ve heard you can have the same image in multiple collections, but it’s not obvious how to make that happen. Open a colle...

Fall deeper in love with printing! Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through all the steps for creating beautiful prints in Lightroom. Lightroom has an amazing print engine, and once you learn the process there’s no turning back. From choosing your image settings to sharpening and soft proofing, Scott teaches you everything you need to know. Scott not only shows you the right steps to take, but he even demonstrates how to solve the most common problems you’re likely to encounter. Printing is a craft, and you’ll only get better with every print you make.

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Fall deeper in love with printing! Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through all the steps for creating beautiful prints in Lightroom. Lightroom has an amazing print engine, and once you learn the process there’s no turning back. From choosing your image settings to sharpening and soft proofing, Scott teaches you everything you need to know. Scott not only shows you the right steps to take, but he even demonstrates how to solve the most common problems you’re likely to encounter. Printing is a craft, and you’ll only get better with every print you make.

MORE THAN 1,300 creatives from all TYPES OF backgrounds took over Orlando, Florida, May 30–June 1, 2018, for Photoshop World. With various classes on photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, there wasn’t a shortage of knowledge and learning. To honor the Photoshop World attendees who’ve practiced and honed their skills, the coveted Guru Awards were born back in 1999. Every year since then, attendees have been encouraged to submit their work in various unique categories in which we choose two finalists and one winner. From all of those entries, a Best of Show is also chosen. Best of Sh...

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MORE THAN 1,300 creatives from all TYPES OF backgrounds took over Orlando, Florida, May 30–June 1, 2018, for Photoshop World. With various classes on photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, there wasn’t a shortage of knowledge and learning. To honor the Photoshop World attendees who’ve practiced and honed their skills, the coveted Guru Awards were born back in 1999. Every year since then, attendees have been encouraged to submit their work in various unique categories in which we choose two finalists and one winner. From all of those entries, a Best of Show is also chosen. Best of Sh...

Is there a way to make your own Creative Profiles in Lightroom Classic? There is, and it’s not hard, but it takes quite a few steps (and you have to use a different program to create the LUTs [look-up tables] that make up these Creative Profiles). One of the most popular is called 3D LUT Creator, and you can download a free demo version. There’s also a free app called LUT Generator that you can use. Anyway, Adobe’s own Josh Haftel did a tutorial on how to create your own Creative Profiles. (Spoiler alert: You use Photoshop’s Camera Raw to import the LUTs you create, and they get shared...

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Is there a way to make your own Creative Profiles in Lightroom Classic? There is, and it’s not hard, but it takes quite a few steps (and you have to use a different program to create the LUTs [look-up tables] that make up these Creative Profiles). One of the most popular is called 3D LUT Creator, and you can download a free demo version. There’s also a free app called LUT Generator that you can use. Anyway, Adobe’s own Josh Haftel did a tutorial on how to create your own Creative Profiles. (Spoiler alert: You use Photoshop’s Camera Raw to import the LUTs you create, and they get shared...

Join Scott Kelby for an in-depth look at twenty locations in and around New York City for amazing photographic opportunities. From some of the most iconic spots to places you've probably never heard of, Scott shares tips and tricks for getting there, what to shoot while you are there, and things to know before you go. Not only will you come away with stunning photographs but you'll have had a fantastic time experiencing some of the best that New York has to offer. Don't forget to download the provided PDF to get the street addresses for every location mentioned.

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Join Scott Kelby for an in-depth look at twenty locations in and around New York City for amazing photographic opportunities. From some of the most iconic spots to places you've probably never heard of, Scott shares tips and tricks for getting there, what to shoot while you are there, and things to know before you go. Not only will you come away with stunning photographs but you'll have had a fantastic time experiencing some of the best that New York has to offer. Don't forget to download the provided PDF to get the street addresses for every location mentioned.

What does the Flow slider do for Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush? It does something awesome when you lower it; it lets you build up the effect as you paint. Adobe’s Benjamin Warde shared a great tip on our sister site, LightroomKillerTips.com, which is to set the Exposure, for example, all the way to the right to +4.0, then lower the Flow amount to around 25%. Then, when you paint with the brush, it brightens the exposure a bit in the area you painted over. If you want it brighter, you just paint over it again, and it builds up (kind of like an airbrush would). This way you don’t have to k...

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What does the Flow slider do for Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush? It does something awesome when you lower it; it lets you build up the effect as you paint. Adobe’s Benjamin Warde shared a great tip on our sister site, LightroomKillerTips.com, which is to set the Exposure, for example, all the way to the right to +4.0, then lower the Flow amount to around 25%. Then, when you paint with the brush, it brightens the exposure a bit in the area you painted over. If you want it brighter, you just paint over it again, and it builds up (kind of like an airbrush would). This way you don’t have to k...

Learn how to get your Mavic Air off the ground and configured for the best photos and videos it can capture! Join Terry White and Scott Kelby as they teach you everything you need to know before you fly - the apps to use, the hardware, phone setup, safety tips, and all the advanced features. Each lesson builds on the previous one, starting in the studio and then heading outdoors to see the drone in action. Terry and Scott wrap up the class with tips on transferring the photos from the Mavic Air and how to power it down. This class is perfect for anyone interested in drones or other gadgets.

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Learn how to get your Mavic Air off the ground and configured for the best photos and videos it can capture! Join Terry White and Scott Kelby as they teach you everything you need to know before you fly - the apps to use, the hardware, phone setup, safety tips, and all the advanced features. Each lesson builds on the previous one, starting in the studio and then heading outdoors to see the drone in action. Terry and Scott wrap up the class with tips on transferring the photos from the Mavic Air and how to power it down. This class is perfect for anyone interested in drones or other gadgets.

Scott introduces the new Profile-based workflow, including the new B&W profiles, the Creative profiles, and other important new upgrades and updates in this latest version of Lightroom (note: these new profiles are in the latest Lightroom versions: Classic, CC and Mobile).

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Scott introduces the new Profile-based workflow, including the new B&W profiles, the Creative profiles, and other important new upgrades and updates in this latest version of Lightroom (note: these new profiles are in the latest Lightroom versions: Classic, CC and Mobile).

I want to use my studio’s logo as my identity plate, but when I bring my logo into Lightroom using the Identity Plate Editor, I see a white box around my logo and it doesn’t look right against Lightroom’s black background in the top nav bar. How can I make that white box go away? You just need to make that white background transparent in your logo, and you’ll need to do that in Photoshop. Start with an empty document; place your image into that document (it will come in on its own layer). Now delete the Background layer so the area behind your logo is transparent, and then save the fil...

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I want to use my studio’s logo as my identity plate, but when I bring my logo into Lightroom using the Identity Plate Editor, I see a white box around my logo and it doesn’t look right against Lightroom’s black background in the top nav bar. How can I make that white box go away? You just need to make that white background transparent in your logo, and you’ll need to do that in Photoshop. Start with an empty document; place your image into that document (it will come in on its own layer). Now delete the Background layer so the area behind your logo is transparent, and then save the fil...

Get up and running with Lightroom CC - this is the new cloud storage-based version of Lightroom. Join Scott Kelby for a special one hour class designed to give you everything you need to know to start using Lightroom CC. From importing your photos, organizing them, editing them, and keeping them synced across all your devices, Scott shows you his workflow and shares a wealth of tips and tricks along the way. This class is perfect for anyone who needs to get up and running with Lightroom CC.

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Get up and running with Lightroom CC - this is the new cloud storage-based version of Lightroom. Join Scott Kelby for a special one hour class designed to give you everything you need to know to start using Lightroom CC. From importing your photos, organizing them, editing them, and keeping them synced across all your devices, Scott shows you his workflow and shares a wealth of tips and tricks along the way. This class is perfect for anyone who needs to get up and running with Lightroom CC.

Join Scott Kelby for the conclusion to his Mastering the Natural Light Portrait class, as he works through his process for editing the photos from that shoot. In this class you'll learn the core types of edits you will apply to all of your natural light portraits. In this class you’ll learn different techniques for reducing distractions and making the face the most eye-catching part of the photo. From soft northern exposure light to dappled light, Scott teaches you how to analyze the photo, plan your approach, and get the most out of what Lightroom and Photoshop have to offer. This class is perfect for anyone looking for tips on post processing or editing natural light photos.

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Join Scott Kelby for the conclusion to his Mastering the Natural Light Portrait class, as he works through his process for editing the photos from that shoot. In this class you'll learn the core types of edits you will apply to all of your natural light portraits. In this class you’ll learn different techniques for reducing distractions and making the face the most eye-catching part of the photo. From soft northern exposure light to dappled light, Scott teaches you how to analyze the photo, plan your approach, and get the most out of what Lightroom and Photoshop have to offer. This class is perfect for anyone looking for tips on post processing or editing natural light photos.

How come when I choose a preset, the results can sometimes look different? For example, when I’m trying out different presets and I come to my favorite one, when I apply it, it looks completely different than it usually does, even if it’s on a photo taken in the same light at the same time. Why would this happen? It’s because presets just move your sliders to predetermined locations, and if you click on a preset, and then click on a different preset (in this case, your favorite portrait preset), there’s probably a slider or two that was moved in the previous preset that’s still in plac...

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How come when I choose a preset, the results can sometimes look different? For example, when I’m trying out different presets and I come to my favorite one, when I apply it, it looks completely different than it usually does, even if it’s on a photo taken in the same light at the same time. Why would this happen? It’s because presets just move your sliders to predetermined locations, and if you click on a preset, and then click on a different preset (in this case, your favorite portrait preset), there’s probably a slider or two that was moved in the previous preset that’s still in plac...

Join professional photographer Scott Kelby as he teaches you how to shoot with natural light. You’ll walk through an entire shoot from planning to post processing. Scott discusses his go-to lenses and camera settings to capture natural light and then discusses a variety of different lighting scenarios and offers tips of how to work with and modify it.

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Join professional photographer Scott Kelby as he teaches you how to shoot with natural light. You’ll walk through an entire shoot from planning to post processing. Scott discusses his go-to lenses and camera settings to capture natural light and then discusses a variety of different lighting scenarios and offers tips of how to work with and modify it.

I notice that sometimes when I use the Dehaze slider, especially if I apply a lot of Dehaze, I start getting some large color casts in parts of the image. Or, if I can see the sky in my image, the corners of my image turn dark blue (and sometimes the entire image starts to turn bluish). Is this normal? It is—particularly because Dehaze is just another form of contrast (an extreme form of contrast, you might say), and that definitely can affect the overall color (just like adding regular Contrast makes all your colors more vibrant). The trick that I use to get around these color shifts i...

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I notice that sometimes when I use the Dehaze slider, especially if I apply a lot of Dehaze, I start getting some large color casts in parts of the image. Or, if I can see the sky in my image, the corners of my image turn dark blue (and sometimes the entire image starts to turn bluish). Is this normal? It is—particularly because Dehaze is just another form of contrast (an extreme form of contrast, you might say), and that definitely can affect the overall color (just like adding regular Contrast makes all your colors more vibrant). The trick that I use to get around these color shifts i...

Okay, I can’t swear Adobe released them for the holidays but anytime we get cool new features, I consider it a gift, and this time they spread them out across the whole Lightroom family. We’ll start with Lightroom Classic, which is now officially at version 7.1 Here’s what’s new: This actually isn’t just a Classic feature, because they added this to CC, mobile, and Web, but it’s a totally new reimagined “Auto” tone feature. It uses Adobe’s Sensei technology, which analyzes your photo and then compares it to thousands of professionally edited images in its database. It uses that informati...

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Okay, I can’t swear Adobe released them for the holidays but anytime we get cool new features, I consider it a gift, and this time they spread them out across the whole Lightroom family. We’ll start with Lightroom Classic, which is now officially at version 7.1 Here’s what’s new: This actually isn’t just a Classic feature, because they added this to CC, mobile, and Web, but it’s a totally new reimagined “Auto” tone feature. It uses Adobe’s Sensei technology, which analyzes your photo and then compares it to thousands of professionally edited images in its database. It uses that informati...

Over the years, I’ve created a lot of watermarks, and now the list is so long I want to delete some but I don’t see a delete button. Can you delete old watermarks? You can. In the Watermark Editor dialog, first choose the watermark you want to remove from the pop-up menu in the top-left corner of the window. Then go back to that same menu and you’ll see “Delete preset” followed by the name of that preset. Choose it and click Delete in the resulting dialog to remove your watermark. I’m using Lightroom Classic’s new Color Range Mask feature and I know you’re supposed to be able to ad...

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Over the years, I’ve created a lot of watermarks, and now the list is so long I want to delete some but I don’t see a delete button. Can you delete old watermarks? You can. In the Watermark Editor dialog, first choose the watermark you want to remove from the pop-up menu in the top-left corner of the window. Then go back to that same menu and you’ll see “Delete preset” followed by the name of that preset. Choose it and click Delete in the resulting dialog to remove your watermark. I’m using Lightroom Classic’s new Color Range Mask feature and I know you’re supposed to be able to ad...

Join Scott Kelby as he teaches you the essential things you need to learn about Photoshop to get up and running. Photoshop has a lot of depth, but you don’t need to know everything, just the tools people use every day. Starting with a lesson on how to view your photos, Scott moves on to the most commonly used tools such as cropping, Levels adjustments, using Camera Raw as a filter, making selections, removing distractions, understanding layers, and much more. There’s even a bonus lesson on extracting hair from a background. At the end of the hour you’ll be ready to dig deeper into any of the topics you’ve learned, and take it as far as you want to go.

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Join Scott Kelby as he teaches you the essential things you need to learn about Photoshop to get up and running. Photoshop has a lot of depth, but you don’t need to know everything, just the tools people use every day. Starting with a lesson on how to view your photos, Scott moves on to the most commonly used tools such as cropping, Levels adjustments, using Camera Raw as a filter, making selections, removing distractions, understanding layers, and much more. There’s even a bonus lesson on extracting hair from a background. At the end of the hour you’ll be ready to dig deeper into any of the topics you’ve learned, and take it as far as you want to go.

This year, photographers from around the world gathered on October 7 to explore, photograph, share photos with one another, make new friends, and be a part of a great cause. The Worldwide Photowalk supports the Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates, and empowers young orphans. With more than 1,000 walks and 20,000 walkers from all around the globe, this year we raised over a staggering $17,000 for the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage. In addition to all of this, some of the winners and finalists won more than $10,000 in prizes. Big thanks to our frien...

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This year, photographers from around the world gathered on October 7 to explore, photograph, share photos with one another, make new friends, and be a part of a great cause. The Worldwide Photowalk supports the Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates, and empowers young orphans. With more than 1,000 walks and 20,000 walkers from all around the globe, this year we raised over a staggering $17,000 for the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage. In addition to all of this, some of the winners and finalists won more than $10,000 in prizes. Big thanks to our frien...

Welcome to my “12th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” here in Photoshop User magazine. Believe it or not, when I first started this gear guide, Gerald Ford was still President, we were watching Happy Days on TV, and we were all driving around in AMC Pacers. Although many things have changed since then (now we’re watching Little House on the Prairie), the wholesome goodness of a carefully selected piece of holiday gear still glistens in the crisp morning air (I have no idea what that actually means). I know it’s easy to get caught up in joy of giving, and the warmth and magic of the holida...

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Welcome to my “12th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” here in Photoshop User magazine. Believe it or not, when I first started this gear guide, Gerald Ford was still President, we were watching Happy Days on TV, and we were all driving around in AMC Pacers. Although many things have changed since then (now we’re watching Little House on the Prairie), the wholesome goodness of a carefully selected piece of holiday gear still glistens in the crisp morning air (I have no idea what that actually means). I know it’s easy to get caught up in joy of giving, and the warmth and magic of the holida...

Is there a way for me to have my most-used collections appear at the top of the collection panel (so I don’t have do so much scrolling) instead of being listed alphabetically? There are two ways you can go with this one. The first is to put a character or number at the beginning of your collection’s filename that moves it to the top of the panel. For example, if you go to your portfolio collection a lot, you could rename it “aPortfolio” or “1 Portfolio” and it will move near the top of your Collections panels because it now starts with an “a” or a “1.” To rename a collection, Right-clic...

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Is there a way for me to have my most-used collections appear at the top of the collection panel (so I don’t have do so much scrolling) instead of being listed alphabetically? There are two ways you can go with this one. The first is to put a character or number at the beginning of your collection’s filename that moves it to the top of the panel. For example, if you go to your portfolio collection a lot, you could rename it “aPortfolio” or “1 Portfolio” and it will move near the top of your Collections panels because it now starts with an “a” or a “1.” To rename a collection, Right-clic...

Get up to speed on Photoshop CC 2018! Join Scott Kelby as he goes through all of the new features added to this latest release. There’s something here for everybody. There are new features in Camera Raw, new ways to quickly share to social media, new ways to organize your brushes, improvements to the Pen Tool, cool technology previews, performance enhancements, and a whole lot more!

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Get up to speed on Photoshop CC 2018! Join Scott Kelby as he goes through all of the new features added to this latest release. There’s something here for everybody. There are new features in Camera Raw, new ways to quickly share to social media, new ways to organize your brushes, improvements to the Pen Tool, cool technology previews, performance enhancements, and a whole lot more!

Learn how to critique your own photos! Join Scott Kelby as he shares with you his tools for evaluating photographs across a wide variety of genres. These tools, in the form of downloadable checklists, are only meant to be guidelines to help you learn. They are not laws you must follow. This class was born from Scott’s experience hosting blind photo critiques on the Grid, where he discovered that many submitted photos suffer from a range of technical issues that every photographer should be trying to avoid. This class is all about gaining a strong foundation in understanding the technical problems we all encounter, whether you are shooting landscapes, portraits, sports, travel, or in the studio, and how to use that information to evaluate the photos you plan to share with the world. Of course, it is not all about the technical. You need to have strong visual elements in your photos to evoke an emotional response in your viewers. By the end of this class you’ll have a new way to see your photos, and new tools to help you curate a portfolio of your strongest work.

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Learn how to critique your own photos! Join Scott Kelby as he shares with you his tools for evaluating photographs across a wide variety of genres. These tools, in the form of downloadable checklists, are only meant to be guidelines to help you learn. They are not laws you must follow. This class was born from Scott’s experience hosting blind photo critiques on the Grid, where he discovered that many submitted photos suffer from a range of technical issues that every photographer should be trying to avoid. This class is all about gaining a strong foundation in understanding the technical problems we all encounter, whether you are shooting landscapes, portraits, sports, travel, or in the studio, and how to use that information to evaluate the photos you plan to share with the world. Of course, it is not all about the technical. You need to have strong visual elements in your photos to evoke an emotional response in your viewers. By the end of this class you’ll have a new way to see your photos, and new tools to help you curate a portfolio of your strongest work.

Restore Background Layer When you create a new document in Photoshop, the default layer in the Layers panel is a locked Background layer. Think of this as the base layer. If you have a document that doesn’t have a Background layer, you can establish any existing layer as a Background by selecting the layer, then going under the Layer menu, to New, and choosing Background from Layer. This will re-establish the locked base layer of the document. 3D in Stock Many of you have perhaps heard about the new 3D compositing software Adobe recently released called Adobe Dimension. W...

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Restore Background Layer When you create a new document in Photoshop, the default layer in the Layers panel is a locked Background layer. Think of this as the base layer. If you have a document that doesn’t have a Background layer, you can establish any existing layer as a Background by selecting the layer, then going under the Layer menu, to New, and choosing Background from Layer. This will re-establish the locked base layer of the document. 3D in Stock Many of you have perhaps heard about the new 3D compositing software Adobe recently released called Adobe Dimension. W...

Will there be a Lightroom 7? Nope. Lightroom 6 will be the last stand-alone version that you can buy. So, can I still buy Lightroom 6? You can still find it at B&H Photo and other online retailers, but it only has the features that were in it when it was originally released back in April of 2015. No new features have, or will, be added going forward. Will they be adding any new camera support to Lightroom 6? Usually when Adobe does a major release, they stop updating the old version. That’s normally the case, but it’s my understanding that Adobe has made an exception ...

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Will there be a Lightroom 7? Nope. Lightroom 6 will be the last stand-alone version that you can buy. So, can I still buy Lightroom 6? You can still find it at B&H Photo and other online retailers, but it only has the features that were in it when it was originally released back in April of 2015. No new features have, or will, be added going forward. Will they be adding any new camera support to Lightroom 6? Usually when Adobe does a major release, they stop updating the old version. That’s normally the case, but it’s my understanding that Adobe has made an exception ...

If I have Lightroom back up my catalog, does it back up my photos, as well? No, it absolutely does not, which is why it’s so important to back up both your catalog and photos. Actually, it’s more important to back up your photos, because if on the rare chance your Lightroom catalog were to become corrupt (it’s only happened to me once in all these years), you’d just lose whatever edits you made since the last time you backed up your catalog. So the worst-case scenario would be that you’d have to start over from scratch, but at least you’d still have your photos. If you haven’t backed up...

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If I have Lightroom back up my catalog, does it back up my photos, as well? No, it absolutely does not, which is why it’s so important to back up both your catalog and photos. Actually, it’s more important to back up your photos, because if on the rare chance your Lightroom catalog were to become corrupt (it’s only happened to me once in all these years), you’d just lose whatever edits you made since the last time you backed up your catalog. So the worst-case scenario would be that you’d have to start over from scratch, but at least you’d still have your photos. If you haven’t backed up...

Expand the power of Lightroom desktop to your mobile devices! Join Scott Kelby for an in-depth look at the latest round of updates for Lightroom Mobile. In this class Scott will help you get set up on the right foot, show you how to view your photos on mobile, how to add new photos from your camera roll, how to edit with the updated editing interface, how to share photos on the web, and so much more! This update has created the most desktop-like experience on mobile so far, and Scott gets you up to speed on all the new features and interface changes. All along the way Scott shares tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the experience. By the end of this class you’ll be able to use Lightroom anywhere you are, and on any device.

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Expand the power of Lightroom desktop to your mobile devices! Join Scott Kelby for an in-depth look at the latest round of updates for Lightroom Mobile. In this class Scott will help you get set up on the right foot, show you how to view your photos on mobile, how to add new photos from your camera roll, how to edit with the updated editing interface, how to share photos on the web, and so much more! This update has created the most desktop-like experience on mobile so far, and Scott gets you up to speed on all the new features and interface changes. All along the way Scott shares tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the experience. By the end of this class you’ll be able to use Lightroom anywhere you are, and on any device.

I have an Android phone and I downloaded the latest update to Lightroom Mobile, but there are features Scott showed during his Members-Only Webcast that I can’t find, and I’m pretty sure I have the latest version. Are they hidden? They’re not hidden. There are still a few features that haven’t made their way over to the Android phone version update yet (and sadly, it’s worse for the Android tablets—they don’t even have the new user interface the Android phone has, not to mention the missing features). According to Adobe, they’ll be added and updated, but while we’re still in this trans...

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I have an Android phone and I downloaded the latest update to Lightroom Mobile, but there are features Scott showed during his Members-Only Webcast that I can’t find, and I’m pretty sure I have the latest version. Are they hidden? They’re not hidden. There are still a few features that haven’t made their way over to the Android phone version update yet (and sadly, it’s worse for the Android tablets—they don’t even have the new user interface the Android phone has, not to mention the missing features). According to Adobe, they’ll be added and updated, but while we’re still in this trans...

Learn how to add Luminar to your Lightroom and Photoshop workflow! Join Scott Kelby as he introduces you to exactly how he uses Luminar. Macphun’s Luminar is a plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as being a standalone image editor, which means there are lot’s of ways you can add this tool to your existing workflow. You can think of Luminar as special effects plug-in that can be used for creating quick looks, finishing touches, or even serving as a substitute for Photoshop if you are a Lightroom-only user. Luminar is currently a Mac-only product, but a Windows version is scheduled to be released soon. In this class Scott shows you how to access Luminar, gets you oriented to its interface, and then shows you how he uses its filters, presets, and features to give his images that extra finishing touch through several start to finish projects.

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Learn how to add Luminar to your Lightroom and Photoshop workflow! Join Scott Kelby as he introduces you to exactly how he uses Luminar. Macphun’s Luminar is a plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as being a standalone image editor, which means there are lot’s of ways you can add this tool to your existing workflow. You can think of Luminar as special effects plug-in that can be used for creating quick looks, finishing touches, or even serving as a substitute for Photoshop if you are a Lightroom-only user. Luminar is currently a Mac-only product, but a Windows version is scheduled to be released soon. In this class Scott shows you how to access Luminar, gets you oriented to its interface, and then shows you how he uses its filters, presets, and features to give his images that extra finishing touch through several start to finish projects.

I have a Sony A7II and I read somewhere that I can’t tether it to Lightroom. Is there an alternative or some way around this? In Adobe’s official list of cameras that it supports for tethering, it doesn’t list any Sony cameras at all, but there’s a workaround that will still let you shoot and have your images automatically appear in Lightroom, so it’s the “next best thing.” Here’s what you’ll need to do: Use Sony’s Remote Camera Control application to do the actual tethering. Inside that software, there’s an option for where you save your images (which folder to save them to). Once you’...

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I have a Sony A7II and I read somewhere that I can’t tether it to Lightroom. Is there an alternative or some way around this? In Adobe’s official list of cameras that it supports for tethering, it doesn’t list any Sony cameras at all, but there’s a workaround that will still let you shoot and have your images automatically appear in Lightroom, so it’s the “next best thing.” Here’s what you’ll need to do: Use Sony’s Remote Camera Control application to do the actual tethering. Inside that software, there’s an option for where you save your images (which folder to save them to). Once you’...

Just One More Flash

with Scott Kelby

Learn how to add one more flash to your portrait lighting with Scott Kelby! Building on the foundation you gained in Just One Flash, Scott teaches you the why, when, and how of adding a second flash to your Speedlight setup. Whether you want to create separation between your subject and the background, add a fill light to your subject, or change the look of the background itself, you’ll be amazed at all the great things you can do with a second flash. Be sure to re-watch the Just One Flash class first, then you’ll be ready to take it to the next level with the skills you’ll learn here.

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Learn how to add one more flash to your portrait lighting with Scott Kelby! Building on the foundation you gained in Just One Flash, Scott teaches you the why, when, and how of adding a second flash to your Speedlight setup. Whether you want to create separation between your subject and the background, add a fill light to your subject, or change the look of the background itself, you’ll be amazed at all the great things you can do with a second flash. Be sure to re-watch the Just One Flash class first, then you’ll be ready to take it to the next level with the skills you’ll learn here.

Building on Everything Else in Lightroom Classic, Part 1, Scott Kelby has assembled a new set of skills every Lightroom user should know into Everything Else in Lightroom, Part 2. This series is designed to teach you a wide range of Lightroom topics and serve as a reference for those times when you just want to dive into a specific topic, or come back and review. In this class, you can master custom file name templates, learn how to use the Map module, become more efficient with export actions, customize your default settings for raw photos, develop a smart object workflow, and a host of other killer Lightroom techniques. You’ll be amazed at how many things Lightroom can do!

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Building on Everything Else in Lightroom Classic, Part 1, Scott Kelby has assembled a new set of skills every Lightroom user should know into Everything Else in Lightroom, Part 2. This series is designed to teach you a wide range of Lightroom topics and serve as a reference for those times when you just want to dive into a specific topic, or come back and review. In this class, you can master custom file name templates, learn how to use the Map module, become more efficient with export actions, customize your default settings for raw photos, develop a smart object workflow, and a host of other killer Lightroom techniques. You’ll be amazed at how many things Lightroom can do!

How can I change the name of my catalog? Well, first I’d quit Lightroom, then go to the folder on your computer where you store your catalog file (on my computer, it’s in my Pictures folder, inside a folder called “Lightroom”). Now you can rename the catalog like you would any other file (just make sure you leave the .lrcat file extension at the end of the name); however, your catalog is more than just one file—there’s also a Previews file that holds all your thumbnail and standard size previews, etc., and you need to change that file’s name to match exactly what you renamed your catalo...

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How can I change the name of my catalog? Well, first I’d quit Lightroom, then go to the folder on your computer where you store your catalog file (on my computer, it’s in my Pictures folder, inside a folder called “Lightroom”). Now you can rename the catalog like you would any other file (just make sure you leave the .lrcat file extension at the end of the name); however, your catalog is more than just one file—there’s also a Previews file that holds all your thumbnail and standard size previews, etc., and you need to change that file’s name to match exactly what you renamed your catalo...

Time to learn everything else there is to know in Lightroom! Join Scott Kelby in this class designed to teach you a wide range of specific topics every Lightroom users needs to know. You can jump in on any topic that interests you and get up to speed on that aspect of Lightroom, and use this class as a go-to resource any time you need to expand your skill set even further. Maybe you need to know how to transfer a collection of photos from one computer to another, how to get the most out of the powerful Before and After options when editing, how to find any missing photos, or finally master Lightroom’s search feature. All these topics and more have been bundled into this first part of a multi-part series of classes, so pick the topic that interest you the most and dive right in!

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Time to learn everything else there is to know in Lightroom! Join Scott Kelby in this class designed to teach you a wide range of specific topics every Lightroom users needs to know. You can jump in on any topic that interests you and get up to speed on that aspect of Lightroom, and use this class as a go-to resource any time you need to expand your skill set even further. Maybe you need to know how to transfer a collection of photos from one computer to another, how to get the most out of the powerful Before and After options when editing, how to find any missing photos, or finally master Lightroom’s search feature. All these topics and more have been bundled into this first part of a multi-part series of classes, so pick the topic that interest you the most and dive right in!

More than 1,300 creatives from all TYPES OF backgrounds took over Orlando, Florida, this year for Photoshop World. With various classes on photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, there wasn’t a shortage of knowledge and learning. To honor the Photoshop World attendees who’ve practiced and honed their skills, the coveted Guru Awards were born back in 1999. Every year since then, attendees have been encouraged to submit their work in eight unique categories in which we choose two finalists and one winner. From all of those entries, a Best of Show is also chosen. Best of Show winners ha...

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More than 1,300 creatives from all TYPES OF backgrounds took over Orlando, Florida, this year for Photoshop World. With various classes on photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, there wasn’t a shortage of knowledge and learning. To honor the Photoshop World attendees who’ve practiced and honed their skills, the coveted Guru Awards were born back in 1999. Every year since then, attendees have been encouraged to submit their work in eight unique categories in which we choose two finalists and one winner. From all of those entries, a Best of Show is also chosen. Best of Show winners ha...

Scott's "Seven Point System" book revolutionized how photographers edit their images, and in this new course you're going to learn his latest updates and refinements to the system (including his own post processing "secret sauce") for Lightroom (or Camera Raw) users. Once you learn these Seven Points, you'll know exactly what to do, in what order, and why for every JPEG, Raw, and TIFF photo you edit. It will transform the way you edit your photos from this moment on.

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Scott's "Seven Point System" book revolutionized how photographers edit their images, and in this new course you're going to learn his latest updates and refinements to the system (including his own post processing "secret sauce") for Lightroom (or Camera Raw) users. Once you learn these Seven Points, you'll know exactly what to do, in what order, and why for every JPEG, Raw, and TIFF photo you edit. It will transform the way you edit your photos from this moment on.

I plugged in a brand-new external hard drive, but when I go to the Import window, Lightroom doesn’t see it. I can see it on my desktop, but I don’t see it in Lightroom. Why doesn’t it show up since I know it’s mounted? It’s just that Lightroom doesn’t recognize the drive. All you have to do is go to Lightroom’s Folder panel in the Library module, and from the drop-down menu (click the + icon to the right of the header in the Folders panel), choose New Folder. Create a new empty folder on your external drive, and Lightroom will now recognize the drive (you’ll see it listed in your Source ...

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I plugged in a brand-new external hard drive, but when I go to the Import window, Lightroom doesn’t see it. I can see it on my desktop, but I don’t see it in Lightroom. Why doesn’t it show up since I know it’s mounted? It’s just that Lightroom doesn’t recognize the drive. All you have to do is go to Lightroom’s Folder panel in the Library module, and from the drop-down menu (click the + icon to the right of the header in the Folders panel), choose New Folder. Create a new empty folder on your external drive, and Lightroom will now recognize the drive (you’ll see it listed in your Source ...

The Mavic Pro may be small, but its packed with power. Learn how to shoot great photos and capture beautiful video with Scott Kelby and Terry White, as they take you through everything you need to know to get up and flying safely. In this class you’ll learn what you must do before you take your first flight, how to operate the drone safely, all the key settings for still and video capture, how to perform a pre-flight check, how to safely land, and a whole lot more. Don’t forget to download the accompanying PDF to take that pre-flight checklist with you everywhere you go.

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The Mavic Pro may be small, but its packed with power. Learn how to shoot great photos and capture beautiful video with Scott Kelby and Terry White, as they take you through everything you need to know to get up and flying safely. In this class you’ll learn what you must do before you take your first flight, how to operate the drone safely, all the key settings for still and video capture, how to perform a pre-flight check, how to safely land, and a whole lot more. Don’t forget to download the accompanying PDF to take that pre-flight checklist with you everywhere you go.

Beginners Start Here

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Imagine going out shooting with Scott Kelby at your side giving you tips, advice, and strategies for using your camera the same way he does, and that’s what this class is all about. Scott’s goal is to help beginners go beyond auto mode, be in control, and make great photographs. It’s as simple as that, and it doesn’t even matter what brand of camera you are using, as these lessons apply to all cameras. Scott shares his favorite camera settings, tips for getting tack-sharp photos, favorite lenses for different situations, and so much more. Once you start putting these concepts into practice you’re going to see an immediate improvement in your work.

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Imagine going out shooting with Scott Kelby at your side giving you tips, advice, and strategies for using your camera the same way he does, and that’s what this class is all about. Scott’s goal is to help beginners go beyond auto mode, be in control, and make great photographs. It’s as simple as that, and it doesn’t even matter what brand of camera you are using, as these lessons apply to all cameras. Scott shares his favorite camera settings, tips for getting tack-sharp photos, favorite lenses for different situations, and so much more. Once you start putting these concepts into practice you’re going to see an immediate improvement in your work.

I’m a bit of a histogram freak, and I’m wondering if there’s some way to know precisely which part of the histogram is affected by the sliders in the Basic panel. There is: If you go up to the Histogram panel and hover your cursor over different parts of the graph, not only will it tell you (directly below the graph) the name of the slider that controls that region, it will even highlight the slider for you. Better yet, if you click-and-drag your cursor on any part of the histogram itself, it will move the sliders that represents that part of the graph. I find the sliders in the Dev...

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I’m a bit of a histogram freak, and I’m wondering if there’s some way to know precisely which part of the histogram is affected by the sliders in the Basic panel. There is: If you go up to the Histogram panel and hover your cursor over different parts of the graph, not only will it tell you (directly below the graph) the name of the slider that controls that region, it will even highlight the slider for you. Better yet, if you click-and-drag your cursor on any part of the histogram itself, it will move the sliders that represents that part of the graph. I find the sliders in the Dev...

My heart sank when I heard the news that my dear friend and colleague Jim DiVitale had passed away on December 13, 2016, after a long tough battle with cancer. Jim was one of the brightest, most passionate, most helpful photographers on the planet—a working commercial photographer, dedicated educator, and just one of the nicest, most down-to-earth guys you’d ever want to meet. Respected and admired by his peers, and loved by his students around the world. We have lost one of the greats. There will be so much written about Jimmy’s career, and his countless contributions to photography, ed...

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My heart sank when I heard the news that my dear friend and colleague Jim DiVitale had passed away on December 13, 2016, after a long tough battle with cancer. Jim was one of the brightest, most passionate, most helpful photographers on the planet—a working commercial photographer, dedicated educator, and just one of the nicest, most down-to-earth guys you’d ever want to meet. Respected and admired by his peers, and loved by his students around the world. We have lost one of the greats. There will be so much written about Jimmy’s career, and his countless contributions to photography, ed...

I’m thinking of upgrading from Lightroom 6 to the Adobe CC Photography plan, but I have a question. What happens if at some point I decide to leave the plan? Does it delete Lightroom CC from my computer automatically? Surprisingly enough, it doesn’t. Not only that, it leaves pretty much all of Lightroom’s functionality in place and working, with the big exception that it disables the Develop module (and I believe the Map module, as well). So, even if you stopped paying, you could still organize your images in the Library module, and even print your images, play slideshows, etc. You just ...

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I’m thinking of upgrading from Lightroom 6 to the Adobe CC Photography plan, but I have a question. What happens if at some point I decide to leave the plan? Does it delete Lightroom CC from my computer automatically? Surprisingly enough, it doesn’t. Not only that, it leaves pretty much all of Lightroom’s functionality in place and working, with the big exception that it disables the Develop module (and I believe the Map module, as well). So, even if you stopped paying, you could still organize your images in the Library module, and even print your images, play slideshows, etc. You just ...

Consider this your very own photographer-friendly guide on where to go for the best photographs of Venice, Italy. Join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as Scott shares his favorite locations to shoot, along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you’ll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you’ll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers (including a downloadable PDF), so there’s no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

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Consider this your very own photographer-friendly guide on where to go for the best photographs of Venice, Italy. Join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as Scott shares his favorite locations to shoot, along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you’ll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you’ll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers (including a downloadable PDF), so there’s no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

Consider this your very own photographer-friendly guide on where to go for the best photographs of London, England. Join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as Scott shares his favorite locations to shoot, along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you’ll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you’ll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers (including a downloadable PDF), so there’s no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

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Consider this your very own photographer-friendly guide on where to go for the best photographs of London, England. Join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as Scott shares his favorite locations to shoot, along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you’ll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you’ll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers (including a downloadable PDF), so there’s no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

I heard Adobe added a Reference View image feature in the latest Lightroom CC update. Didn’t we already have that in Compare mode? You could put an image on the left side, and then make changes to the image on the right. Why is this better, and why would I use it? You do have a point in that Compare mode will let you compare two images and let you edit one to match the other, but there’s a serious drawback—it doesn’t work in the Develop module. Compare mode switches you to the Library module, so all you can use is Quick Develop, which is pretty limiting. You can find Compare under the Vi...

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I heard Adobe added a Reference View image feature in the latest Lightroom CC update. Didn’t we already have that in Compare mode? You could put an image on the left side, and then make changes to the image on the right. Why is this better, and why would I use it? You do have a point in that Compare mode will let you compare two images and let you edit one to match the other, but there’s a serious drawback—it doesn’t work in the Develop module. Compare mode switches you to the Library module, so all you can use is Quick Develop, which is pretty limiting. You can find Compare under the Vi...

If you are new to DSLR photography, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the ten most important things every photographer should know about their camera. We all want to get great images, and taking the time to get to know the ten or so most important features on our cameras can really help keep our photos sharp, clean, well exposed, and showing the right colors whether we’re shooting moving subjects or still landscapes. This class may be named the top ten, but Scott manages to pack a whole lot more into each lesson, providing a firm foundation for getting the most out of every tip and technique.

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If you are new to DSLR photography, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the ten most important things every photographer should know about their camera. We all want to get great images, and taking the time to get to know the ten or so most important features on our cameras can really help keep our photos sharp, clean, well exposed, and showing the right colors whether we’re shooting moving subjects or still landscapes. This class may be named the top ten, but Scott manages to pack a whole lot more into each lesson, providing a firm foundation for getting the most out of every tip and technique.

Just One Flash

with Scott Kelby

You cannot believe all the stuff you can do with just one flash! Join Scott Kelby as he starts from scratch and covers everything you need to know to get the kind of images you’ve always dreamed of when using your flash. You’ve got to love your flash, and in this class Scott shares all the things he’s learned over time to teach you the settings you’ll use, how to control your flash wirelessly, how to diffuse the light, and how to do it all without breaking the bank. This class contains three live shoots that demonstrate how to put all of these concepts and equipment to work for you, both indoors and out. Your flash is a great instrument, and with the right settings, the right accessories, and the right attitude you can fall in love.

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You cannot believe all the stuff you can do with just one flash! Join Scott Kelby as he starts from scratch and covers everything you need to know to get the kind of images you’ve always dreamed of when using your flash. You’ve got to love your flash, and in this class Scott shares all the things he’s learned over time to teach you the settings you’ll use, how to control your flash wirelessly, how to diffuse the light, and how to do it all without breaking the bank. This class contains three live shoots that demonstrate how to put all of these concepts and equipment to work for you, both indoors and out. Your flash is a great instrument, and with the right settings, the right accessories, and the right attitude you can fall in love.

Photographers around the world gathered on October 1 to explore, photograph,share photos, make new friends, and be a part of a great cause. The WorldwidePhotowalk supports the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization thatfeeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans. With more than 1,000walks and 20,000 walkers from all around the globe, this year we raised more thana staggering $20,000 for Springs of Hope. In addition to all of this, we gave awaymore than $10,000 in prizes. Turn the page to see this year’s winners and finalists. The Walker Photo Contest Winners Wal...

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Photographers around the world gathered on October 1 to explore, photograph,share photos, make new friends, and be a part of a great cause. The WorldwidePhotowalk supports the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization thatfeeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans. With more than 1,000walks and 20,000 walkers from all around the globe, this year we raised more thana staggering $20,000 for Springs of Hope. In addition to all of this, we gave awaymore than $10,000 in prizes. Turn the page to see this year’s winners and finalists. The Walker Photo Contest Winners Wal...

Welcome to my “11th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide,” featuring another magical collection of awesome gear that’s simply too gonzo to live without for another minute but, at the same time, will give you perfect gift ideas for the gonzo photographer on your Holiday Gift list. It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 years since I started this tradition here in the magazine. Why, when I started it, Jimmy Carter was still President; we listened to music on our 8-track tape players; and every home had a VCR that could record up to 60 minutes on one tape (don’t think about any of that too long, beca...

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Welcome to my “11th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide,” featuring another magical collection of awesome gear that’s simply too gonzo to live without for another minute but, at the same time, will give you perfect gift ideas for the gonzo photographer on your Holiday Gift list. It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 years since I started this tradition here in the magazine. Why, when I started it, Jimmy Carter was still President; we listened to music on our 8-track tape players; and every home had a VCR that could record up to 60 minutes on one tape (don’t think about any of that too long, beca...

Have you ever wished you could start your Lightroom catalog over from scratch and do it right? If you have, or if you are just starting to use Lightroom for this first time, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he walks you through his simplified Lightroom image management system (SLIM) that keeps his drive organized, his workflow simple, and his piece of mind intact. This is a class you’re going to want to watch in its entirety before you take action, but it may be just the thing you need to rethink how to use Lightroom from the ground up and see things in a new light. There’s a Q&A session with the live studio audience at the end to expand your understanding even further.

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Have you ever wished you could start your Lightroom catalog over from scratch and do it right? If you have, or if you are just starting to use Lightroom for this first time, then this class is for you. Join Scott Kelby as he walks you through his simplified Lightroom image management system (SLIM) that keeps his drive organized, his workflow simple, and his piece of mind intact. This is a class you’re going to want to watch in its entirety before you take action, but it may be just the thing you need to rethink how to use Lightroom from the ground up and see things in a new light. There’s a Q&A session with the live studio audience at the end to expand your understanding even further.

I call this a “new” Web proofing feature (where you send your images to your client to proof them so they can choose which ones they like), because the old way of creating a Web gallery using Lightroom’s Web module is, honestly, pretty much obsolete at this point. Not to mention that using the Web module requires you to have some understanding, and access to, a Web server, and so there was only a small percentage of folks who could actually create a working Lightroom Web gallery. Not to mention the fact that if you did get it up and running, there was no way for your client to actually pick...

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I call this a “new” Web proofing feature (where you send your images to your client to proof them so they can choose which ones they like), because the old way of creating a Web gallery using Lightroom’s Web module is, honestly, pretty much obsolete at this point. Not to mention that using the Web module requires you to have some understanding, and access to, a Web server, and so there was only a small percentage of folks who could actually create a working Lightroom Web gallery. Not to mention the fact that if you did get it up and running, there was no way for your client to actually pick...

I know there’s a shortcut for just about everything in Lightroom, so is there one for moving through the different sliders in the Develop module? There sure is—it’s the Period key (.) on your keyboard. Each time you press it, it moves down to the next slider. The name of the active slider will turn white. Press the Comma key (,) to move up through the sliders. When you stop at a particular slider, you can increase or decrease the amount of that slider using the Plus (+) or Minus (–) keys, respectively, on your keyboard. The buttons in the Library’s Quick Develop panel seem to move too...

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I know there’s a shortcut for just about everything in Lightroom, so is there one for moving through the different sliders in the Develop module? There sure is—it’s the Period key (.) on your keyboard. Each time you press it, it moves down to the next slider. The name of the active slider will turn white. Press the Comma key (,) to move up through the sliders. When you stop at a particular slider, you can increase or decrease the amount of that slider using the Plus (+) or Minus (–) keys, respectively, on your keyboard. The buttons in the Library’s Quick Develop panel seem to move too...

Don’t let distractions ruin good photographs! Join Scott Kelby for a class devoted to teaching you how to remove all of those distracting elements from your photographs. Whether it is unwanted bright spots in the background, power lines stretching across a sky, walls covered in graffiti, stray hairs on a portrait, or too many tourists in your landscape (to name a few), Scott has a technique to save the day. This class is designed to start you off with an introduction to the essential tools you’ll need inside of Photoshop, and then each lesson that follows is a project unto itself that demonstrates a wide range of techniques you can add to your skill set. You can even download the project files and follow along. Even if you’re familiar with some of the tools, Scott has included all kinds of little tricks he’s picked up over the years to help you get the job done faster than ever before.

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Don’t let distractions ruin good photographs! Join Scott Kelby for a class devoted to teaching you how to remove all of those distracting elements from your photographs. Whether it is unwanted bright spots in the background, power lines stretching across a sky, walls covered in graffiti, stray hairs on a portrait, or too many tourists in your landscape (to name a few), Scott has a technique to save the day. This class is designed to start you off with an introduction to the essential tools you’ll need inside of Photoshop, and then each lesson that follows is a project unto itself that demonstrates a wide range of techniques you can add to your skill set. You can even download the project files and follow along. Even if you’re familiar with some of the tools, Scott has included all kinds of little tricks he’s picked up over the years to help you get the job done faster than ever before.

This is one of those features that once you try it, you love it, because it gives you the opportunity to make sure an image you’re shooting for a specific project (like a magazine or brochure cover, inside layout, wedding book, etc.) looks and fits the way you want it to, because you get to see the artwork as an overlay in front of your image as you’re shooting tethered. This is a big time and frustration saver, and it’s simple to use (you just need a little tweaking in Photoshop to set up your artwork). step one: You’ll need to start in Photoshop by opening the layered version of the cove...

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This is one of those features that once you try it, you love it, because it gives you the opportunity to make sure an image you’re shooting for a specific project (like a magazine or brochure cover, inside layout, wedding book, etc.) looks and fits the way you want it to, because you get to see the artwork as an overlay in front of your image as you’re shooting tethered. This is a big time and frustration saver, and it’s simple to use (you just need a little tweaking in Photoshop to set up your artwork). step one: You’ll need to start in Photoshop by opening the layered version of the cove...

I noticed that there are a lot of missing images in my Lightroom library. Is there an easy way to find all of the images that are unlinked so I can relink them to the originals? Thankfully, there is. In the Library module, go under the Library menu and choose Find Missing Photos, and it will display all the photos that are missing their originals. By the way, Lightroom lets you know that a photo is missing by displaying an exclamation mark in the upper-right corner of its thumbnail in Grid view (G). When I look at the Sharpening controls in the Detail panel in Lightroom, I’m totally i...

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I noticed that there are a lot of missing images in my Lightroom library. Is there an easy way to find all of the images that are unlinked so I can relink them to the originals? Thankfully, there is. In the Library module, go under the Library menu and choose Find Missing Photos, and it will display all the photos that are missing their originals. By the way, Lightroom lets you know that a photo is missing by displaying an exclamation mark in the upper-right corner of its thumbnail in Grid view (G). When I look at the Sharpening controls in the Detail panel in Lightroom, I’m totally i...

Time for some Lightroom killer tips! Join Scott Kelby as he digs deep and shares dozens of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you work faster, more efficiently, and have more fun while using Lightroom. From little known features to time-saving techniques, Scott will help you get more out of Lightroom than you knew was possible. Feel free to jump in with any lesson that catches your eye, or take it from the top. These killer tips can be found almost every corner of Lightroom and can be applied to any workflow.

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Time for some Lightroom killer tips! Join Scott Kelby as he digs deep and shares dozens of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you work faster, more efficiently, and have more fun while using Lightroom. From little known features to time-saving techniques, Scott will help you get more out of Lightroom than you knew was possible. Feel free to jump in with any lesson that catches your eye, or take it from the top. These killer tips can be found almost every corner of Lightroom and can be applied to any workflow.

Welcome to the 17th installment of our “Annual 100 Photoshop Hot Tips” extravaganza. Every year, we go to the best and brightest designers and photographers in the industry and beg ask them to share their favorite tips and tricks that will give your productivity and creativity in Photoshop a supercharged burst of energy. Over the next 20 pages, you’re almost guaranteed to learn something new. You may even discover something that will save you hours of work in the future, and then you might start kicking yourself when you realize how much time you’ve wasted in the past—just because you didn’...

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Welcome to the 17th installment of our “Annual 100 Photoshop Hot Tips” extravaganza. Every year, we go to the best and brightest designers and photographers in the industry and beg ask them to share their favorite tips and tricks that will give your productivity and creativity in Photoshop a supercharged burst of energy. Over the next 20 pages, you’re almost guaranteed to learn something new. You may even discover something that will save you hours of work in the future, and then you might start kicking yourself when you realize how much time you’ve wasted in the past—just because you didn’...

Lightroom lets you take a series of shots that were bracketed in-camera and combine them into a single 32-bit HDR image (something we used to have to jump to Photoshop for in the past). But, I'll tell you up front—it doesn’t create the traditional tone-mapped HDR “look” (like Photoshop’s HDR Pro does). In fact, the 32-bit HDR will look a lot like the normal exposure. But, when you edit it, this 32-bit image has increased highlight range and better low noise results when you really have to open up the shadows, so the image has a greater tonal range overall to work with from the start. step...

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Lightroom lets you take a series of shots that were bracketed in-camera and combine them into a single 32-bit HDR image (something we used to have to jump to Photoshop for in the past). But, I'll tell you up front—it doesn’t create the traditional tone-mapped HDR “look” (like Photoshop’s HDR Pro does). In fact, the 32-bit HDR will look a lot like the normal exposure. But, when you edit it, this 32-bit image has increased highlight range and better low noise results when you really have to open up the shadows, so the image has a greater tonal range overall to work with from the start. step...

I use both Lightroom and Photoshop. Where should I do my sharpening? Well, I can tell you what I do. If I wind up taking a file over to Photoshop, then I sharpen it there, simply because I like the way Photoshop displays sharpening onscreen (it seems easier to see the effect of the sharpening there than it does in Lightroom—at least to me anyway). If I stay in Lightroom, however, and don’t take the image into Photoshop, then I just sharpen the image right within Lightroom itself. The sharpening is actually probably better in Lightroom; it just doesn’t display as clearly as it does in Pho...

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I use both Lightroom and Photoshop. Where should I do my sharpening? Well, I can tell you what I do. If I wind up taking a file over to Photoshop, then I sharpen it there, simply because I like the way Photoshop displays sharpening onscreen (it seems easier to see the effect of the sharpening there than it does in Lightroom—at least to me anyway). If I stay in Lightroom, however, and don’t take the image into Photoshop, then I just sharpen the image right within Lightroom itself. The sharpening is actually probably better in Lightroom; it just doesn’t display as clearly as it does in Pho...

KelbyOne and Photoshop User magazine is proud to announce the winners of the Photoshop World 2016 Guru Awards. The winners in eight categories, including the Best of Show, were revealed on July 21 during the Guru Awards & Wrap-Up Ceremony at KelbyOne’s annual three-day Photoshop, Lightroom, photography, and design convention in Las Vegas. Sponsored by B&H , the ceremony featured images and photography from international entries in a wide variety of styles, techniques, and skill levels. Congratulations to all the Photoshop World 2016 Guru Award Winners! Best of Show Jocelyn ...

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KelbyOne and Photoshop User magazine is proud to announce the winners of the Photoshop World 2016 Guru Awards. The winners in eight categories, including the Best of Show, were revealed on July 21 during the Guru Awards & Wrap-Up Ceremony at KelbyOne’s annual three-day Photoshop, Lightroom, photography, and design convention in Las Vegas. Sponsored by B&H , the ceremony featured images and photography from international entries in a wide variety of styles, techniques, and skill levels. Congratulations to all the Photoshop World 2016 Guru Award Winners! Best of Show Jocelyn ...

Designing with Type

with Scott Kelby

Join Scott Kelby and learn how to design with type. Calling all non-designers who have the need to create slideshows, photo books, watermarks, and other items that may require type. In this class Scott will share tips and tricks that will make your layout more impactful, show you some of the cool type features in Photoshop, teach you what NOT to do with type, and walk you through a series of in-depth type layouts that you can use with confidence in your projects. At the end, Scott wraps up the class with a look at some of his favorite and most useful fonts and where to find them.

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Join Scott Kelby and learn how to design with type. Calling all non-designers who have the need to create slideshows, photo books, watermarks, and other items that may require type. In this class Scott will share tips and tricks that will make your layout more impactful, show you some of the cool type features in Photoshop, teach you what NOT to do with type, and walk you through a series of in-depth type layouts that you can use with confidence in your projects. At the end, Scott wraps up the class with a look at some of his favorite and most useful fonts and where to find them.

Photoshop is an invaluable tool for all Lightroom users, and in this class Scott Kelby teaches you the most important Photoshop techniques you’ll need to know to get the most out of it. Starting off with the basics of moving between Lightroom and Photoshop, Scott moves on to covering the fundamentals of working with selections and layers, and then builds up from there using various projects to demonstrate how it all comes together. Through the class you’ll learn how to remove distractions, how to blend layers with layer masks, how to work with high contrast images, the fundamentals of portrait retouching, how to get started with compositing, and how to deal with all kinds of problems you might encounter in your photographs. By the end of the class you’ll realize that Photoshop is not that hard when you focus on just the techniques you can’t do inside of Lightroom.

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Photoshop is an invaluable tool for all Lightroom users, and in this class Scott Kelby teaches you the most important Photoshop techniques you’ll need to know to get the most out of it. Starting off with the basics of moving between Lightroom and Photoshop, Scott moves on to covering the fundamentals of working with selections and layers, and then builds up from there using various projects to demonstrate how it all comes together. Through the class you’ll learn how to remove distractions, how to blend layers with layer masks, how to work with high contrast images, the fundamentals of portrait retouching, how to get started with compositing, and how to deal with all kinds of problems you might encounter in your photographs. By the end of the class you’ll realize that Photoshop is not that hard when you focus on just the techniques you can’t do inside of Lightroom.

If I had to point to the biggest problem I see in most people’s images (we get hundreds sent to us each month for “Blind Photo Critiques” on our weekly photography talk show, The Grid), it’s not white balance or exposure problems, it’s that their images look flat (they lack contrast, big time). It’s the single biggest problem, and yet it’s about the easiest to fix (or it can be a bit complex, depending on how far you want to take this). I’ll cover both methods here (the simple and the advanced): step one: Here’s our flat, lifeless image. Before we actually apply any contrast (which makes t...

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If I had to point to the biggest problem I see in most people’s images (we get hundreds sent to us each month for “Blind Photo Critiques” on our weekly photography talk show, The Grid), it’s not white balance or exposure problems, it’s that their images look flat (they lack contrast, big time). It’s the single biggest problem, and yet it’s about the easiest to fix (or it can be a bit complex, depending on how far you want to take this). I’ll cover both methods here (the simple and the advanced): step one: Here’s our flat, lifeless image. Before we actually apply any contrast (which makes t...

I have a printing question: Is there an easier or faster way to put my image right where I want it on the page, without dragging the Cell sliders around? There has to be an easier way, right? Right! In the Print module, up in the Layout Style panel at the top, click on Custom Package, then scroll down to the Cells panel and click on any of the Add to Package buttons (let’s say, for the sake of this example, you clicked on 5x7; but it doesn’t matter which one you click on). This adds a 5x7 cell to the page, but you’ll notice it’s selected and has resize handles active on all sides. Just g...

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I have a printing question: Is there an easier or faster way to put my image right where I want it on the page, without dragging the Cell sliders around? There has to be an easier way, right? Right! In the Print module, up in the Layout Style panel at the top, click on Custom Package, then scroll down to the Cells panel and click on any of the Add to Package buttons (let’s say, for the sake of this example, you clicked on 5x7; but it doesn’t matter which one you click on). This adds a 5x7 cell to the page, but you’ll notice it’s selected and has resize handles active on all sides. Just g...

Building on his previous landscape photography class, Scott Kelby uses the photos he captured at Cannon Beach to teach you 10 essential post-processing techniques every landscape photographer should know. Starting from a simple example to get oriented to the tools, Scott takes you step-by-step through his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow to learn increasingly more advanced techniques. In this class you’ll learn how to evaluate each photo before processing, different ways to boost contrast, how to stitch multiple frames into a panorama, how to process realistic looking HDR images, how to sharpen to bring out detail, how to enhance washed out skies, and so much more! Be sure to watch the landscape photography class first so that you can see the process through from capture to finish!

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Building on his previous landscape photography class, Scott Kelby uses the photos he captured at Cannon Beach to teach you 10 essential post-processing techniques every landscape photographer should know. Starting from a simple example to get oriented to the tools, Scott takes you step-by-step through his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow to learn increasingly more advanced techniques. In this class you’ll learn how to evaluate each photo before processing, different ways to boost contrast, how to stitch multiple frames into a panorama, how to process realistic looking HDR images, how to sharpen to bring out detail, how to enhance washed out skies, and so much more! Be sure to watch the landscape photography class first so that you can see the process through from capture to finish!

Join Scott Kelby on the amazing Oregon coast and learn everything you need to know to create the best landscape photos you’ve ever taken! There are 10 essential tips that every landscape photographer needs to know, from the right gear and how to use it, to knowing how to prepare before you go and what to do when you are there. As a landscape photographer you want to be able to show people not only what you saw, but how it made you feel when you were there, and with these essential tips, all demonstrated on location, you’ll be able to bring home the kind of images you’ve always dreamed of making.

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Join Scott Kelby on the amazing Oregon coast and learn everything you need to know to create the best landscape photos you’ve ever taken! There are 10 essential tips that every landscape photographer needs to know, from the right gear and how to use it, to knowing how to prepare before you go and what to do when you are there. As a landscape photographer you want to be able to show people not only what you saw, but how it made you feel when you were there, and with these essential tips, all demonstrated on location, you’ll be able to bring home the kind of images you’ve always dreamed of making.

In this class, Scott gets you up and running fast on creating realistic composite images (where you put your subject on a different background or different environment than they were photographed on), and he takes you through a host of techniques that cover the “Holy Grail” of compositing, which is masking hair and keeping lots of detail intact. He covers a number of different techniques, including using channels and blend mode tricks for easy masking. You’ll learn how to match tone and color and finishing moves that pull it all together. It’s a really solid introduction into the art of masking and compositing and the essential techniques you need to know from the start.

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In this class, Scott gets you up and running fast on creating realistic composite images (where you put your subject on a different background or different environment than they were photographed on), and he takes you through a host of techniques that cover the “Holy Grail” of compositing, which is masking hair and keeping lots of detail intact. He covers a number of different techniques, including using channels and blend mode tricks for easy masking. You’ll learn how to match tone and color and finishing moves that pull it all together. It’s a really solid introduction into the art of masking and compositing and the essential techniques you need to know from the start.

Get up to speed fast with the new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5! Join Scott Kelby as he shares his favorite tips, techniques, and shortcuts designed to help you get the most out of this fantastic update. From Face Aware Liquify to the new Select and Mask space, plus all kinds of hidden tweaks, you’ll discover the best ways to use these new tools and take your workflow to the next level.

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Get up to speed fast with the new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5! Join Scott Kelby as he shares his favorite tips, techniques, and shortcuts designed to help you get the most out of this fantastic update. From Face Aware Liquify to the new Select and Mask space, plus all kinds of hidden tweaks, you’ll discover the best ways to use these new tools and take your workflow to the next level.

In this class, Scott unlocks the power of local Adjustments in Lightroom and how to go way beyond simple Dodging and Burning to open a whole new world of editing. You’ll learn the most important shortcuts; techniques; brush settings; how to tweak the Adjustment brush so it works optimally, plus you'll learn how to use the related tools, like the Graduated Filter, the Spot Removal Tool, and the Radial Tool (among others), plus you'll lots of shortcuts, workarounds, and creative ideas to help really make the most of this amazing tool. If you've always wanted to take this genie out of its bottle and take your editing skills in Lightroom up a big notch, then this is the class for you.

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In this class, Scott unlocks the power of local Adjustments in Lightroom and how to go way beyond simple Dodging and Burning to open a whole new world of editing. You’ll learn the most important shortcuts; techniques; brush settings; how to tweak the Adjustment brush so it works optimally, plus you'll learn how to use the related tools, like the Graduated Filter, the Spot Removal Tool, and the Radial Tool (among others), plus you'll lots of shortcuts, workarounds, and creative ideas to help really make the most of this amazing tool. If you've always wanted to take this genie out of its bottle and take your editing skills in Lightroom up a big notch, then this is the class for you.

Your Lightroom Library of images is more than just thumbnails, it's more than just your catalog, it's more than just your images — it's all of this, and Scott takes you through the process of having a solid system in place to back up your photos — that's first and foremost. Then how to backup your Lightroom Library so if your library should become corrupt or you were to lose your computer (it crashes, gets stolen, you pour a diet coke into your keyboard, etc.), you can get back up and running fast. Lots of solid info here that will help you sleep better at night knowing that you are fully backed up and prepared for any problems that might come your catalogs, or images, way.

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Your Lightroom Library of images is more than just thumbnails, it's more than just your catalog, it's more than just your images — it's all of this, and Scott takes you through the process of having a solid system in place to back up your photos — that's first and foremost. Then how to backup your Lightroom Library so if your library should become corrupt or you were to lose your computer (it crashes, gets stolen, you pour a diet coke into your keyboard, etc.), you can get back up and running fast. Lots of solid info here that will help you sleep better at night knowing that you are fully backed up and prepared for any problems that might come your catalogs, or images, way.

Vignettes (where you darken the outside edges all the way around your image) have become very popular in the past couple of years. Normally, we would apply them using the Effects panel, and it works great—as long as your subject is right in the middle of the frame (which, hopefully, isn’t always the case). Now, not only can you create vignettes in any location within your image, but you can do more than just darken, and you can have more than one vignette, so you can also use it to re-light your image after the fact. step one: The viewer’s eye is drawn to the brightest part of the image fi...

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Vignettes (where you darken the outside edges all the way around your image) have become very popular in the past couple of years. Normally, we would apply them using the Effects panel, and it works great—as long as your subject is right in the middle of the frame (which, hopefully, isn’t always the case). Now, not only can you create vignettes in any location within your image, but you can do more than just darken, and you can have more than one vignette, so you can also use it to re-light your image after the fact. step one: The viewer’s eye is drawn to the brightest part of the image fi...

In the Library module, there’s a Comments panel. What is that for? It’s for use with Lightroom Mobile, for client feedback purposes. For example, you could be doing a shoot and having the images from your shoot appear on a custom webpage that you can share with your client. They can then review your images and even comment on them right from their Web browser. Their comments are then synced back to that Comments folder, so if you click on an image you shared, you can see any comments they made on that image there (you’ll also see a comment icon appear in the Library grid thumbnail beside...

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In the Library module, there’s a Comments panel. What is that for? It’s for use with Lightroom Mobile, for client feedback purposes. For example, you could be doing a shoot and having the images from your shoot appear on a custom webpage that you can share with your client. They can then review your images and even comment on them right from their Web browser. Their comments are then synced back to that Comments folder, so if you click on an image you shared, you can see any comments they made on that image there (you’ll also see a comment icon appear in the Library grid thumbnail beside...

Did you know you can have a beautiful, professionally-designed online portfolio up and running tonight for free, if you subscribe to any of Adobe's Creative Cloud plans, including the Photographers Bundle plan? It's called "Adobe Portfolio" and it's included in your Creative Cloud subscription and this course, by Scott Kelby, is designed to take you, step-by-step through the simple process of getting your portfolio up and running right away. You'll be amazed at how full featured Adobe Portfolio is, and how easy it is to pick your template, upload your images, customize your layout, and share it online. It's way better than you'd think.

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Did you know you can have a beautiful, professionally-designed online portfolio up and running tonight for free, if you subscribe to any of Adobe's Creative Cloud plans, including the Photographers Bundle plan? It's called "Adobe Portfolio" and it's included in your Creative Cloud subscription and this course, by Scott Kelby, is designed to take you, step-by-step through the simple process of getting your portfolio up and running right away. You'll be amazed at how full featured Adobe Portfolio is, and how easy it is to pick your template, upload your images, customize your layout, and share it online. It's way better than you'd think.

From Flat to Fabulous

with Scott Kelby

Take your photos from flat to fabulous with Scott Kelby! If you've ever experienced being let down by how a photo can look right out of the camera then this class is for you. Join Scott as he takes you from start to finish through his entire post-processing workflow on a wide variety of photos, with an even wider range of problems. You'll learn how to use Camera Raw to do the basics, how to use Photoshop's suite of tools for magically removing unwanted objects from the scene, how to crop, how to convert to black and white, how to do whatever it takes to make your photos look fantastic. Pull up a seat and watch over Scott's shoulder as he shares his thought process, his tips, and his techniques for dealing with landscapes, portraits, collages, cityscapes, panoramas, and more. By the end of the class you're sure to be thinking differently about some of those photos you were ready to delete, and you may uncover areas of Photoshop that you've never seen before.

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Take your photos from flat to fabulous with Scott Kelby! If you've ever experienced being let down by how a photo can look right out of the camera then this class is for you. Join Scott as he takes you from start to finish through his entire post-processing workflow on a wide variety of photos, with an even wider range of problems. You'll learn how to use Camera Raw to do the basics, how to use Photoshop's suite of tools for magically removing unwanted objects from the scene, how to crop, how to convert to black and white, how to do whatever it takes to make your photos look fantastic. Pull up a seat and watch over Scott's shoulder as he shares his thought process, his tips, and his techniques for dealing with landscapes, portraits, collages, cityscapes, panoramas, and more. By the end of the class you're sure to be thinking differently about some of those photos you were ready to delete, and you may uncover areas of Photoshop that you've never seen before.

Five-Up Photo Layout

with Scott Kelby

In this “Down & Dirty” we’re creating a multi-photo layout that you could use for anything from the front of a business card to a website slash page to the opening for a slide show or presentation. Setting it up the first time is easy—it just takes a couple of minutes, but the nice thing is that once you’ve created it, you can save it as a template. (If you’re comfortable with using smart objects, you could import each image as a smart object, rather than just opening them normally, which will make switching out the images in the future even easier.) Here we go: Step One: Create a new ...

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In this “Down & Dirty” we’re creating a multi-photo layout that you could use for anything from the front of a business card to a website slash page to the opening for a slide show or presentation. Setting it up the first time is easy—it just takes a couple of minutes, but the nice thing is that once you’ve created it, you can save it as a template. (If you’re comfortable with using smart objects, you could import each image as a smart object, rather than just opening them normally, which will make switching out the images in the future even easier.) Here we go: Step One: Create a new ...

The Photo Recipes series continues with a focus on fashion lighting! Join Scott as he takes you through three different fashion lighting setups, from start to finish, to show you everything you need to know to recreate these fantastic looks. A lot of fashion photography is done with just one light, so whether you are using studio strobes or speedlights, you'll learn how to position the light, which lighting modifiers to use, and how to direct your subject to get each shot. The differences in each look can be subtle, but knowing how to craft each one will give you the tools to perfect the one you like best as you practice it on your own. Once the shooting is done Scott demonstrates key steps in his post-processing workflow to finish the photos for delivery to a client.

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The Photo Recipes series continues with a focus on fashion lighting! Join Scott as he takes you through three different fashion lighting setups, from start to finish, to show you everything you need to know to recreate these fantastic looks. A lot of fashion photography is done with just one light, so whether you are using studio strobes or speedlights, you'll learn how to position the light, which lighting modifiers to use, and how to direct your subject to get each shot. The differences in each look can be subtle, but knowing how to craft each one will give you the tools to perfect the one you like best as you practice it on your own. Once the shooting is done Scott demonstrates key steps in his post-processing workflow to finish the photos for delivery to a client.

Working with Videos

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In earlier versions of Lightroom, you could import video clips from DSLR cameras and…well…that was pretty much it. In Lightroom CC, you can do everything from trim a video to add special effects, like black and white, or split-tone looks, or well, basically, a lot of the stuff you can do to photos, you can now do to video (including applying curves, adding contrast, changing hues, or standard stuff like matching color across multiple videos). Here’s whatcha need to do: step one: You import a video into Lightroom just like you would a photo, but you’ll know it’s a video because you’ll see a...

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In earlier versions of Lightroom, you could import video clips from DSLR cameras and…well…that was pretty much it. In Lightroom CC, you can do everything from trim a video to add special effects, like black and white, or split-tone looks, or well, basically, a lot of the stuff you can do to photos, you can now do to video (including applying curves, adding contrast, changing hues, or standard stuff like matching color across multiple videos). Here’s whatcha need to do: step one: You import a video into Lightroom just like you would a photo, but you’ll know it’s a video because you’ll see a...

When I save my Lightroom images as JPEGs and post those images to the Web, the color looks kind of drab and muted compared to what I’m seeing in Lightroom on my screen. Do I need to calibrate my monitor? Yes, you need to calibrate your monitor, but that’s probably not what’s causing this problem. It’s most likely that when you exported your JPEG from Lightroom, you used the default color space (Lightroom’s native color space), ProPhoto RGB, which sadly isn’t supported by most Web browsers, so the colors in your images look drab and muted when you see them on the Web. Luckily, the fix is ...

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When I save my Lightroom images as JPEGs and post those images to the Web, the color looks kind of drab and muted compared to what I’m seeing in Lightroom on my screen. Do I need to calibrate my monitor? Yes, you need to calibrate your monitor, but that’s probably not what’s causing this problem. It’s most likely that when you exported your JPEG from Lightroom, you used the default color space (Lightroom’s native color space), ProPhoto RGB, which sadly isn’t supported by most Web browsers, so the colors in your images look drab and muted when you see them on the Web. Luckily, the fix is ...

Join Scott Kelby for the second installment in his Photo Recipes series with a focus on beauty headshots! Scott takes you through the entire process, from discussing his gear to setting up the lights, and from getting the shots to retouching the final images. This very popular beauty lighting look is easy to pull off and it works for both men and women. Whether you are using studio strobes or speedlights, Scott shows the light modifiers you’ll need, how to position them, and how to work with your subjects to nail the shots you need. Scott wraps up the class by showing you his approach to processing the photos from the shoot along with a demonstration of some of his favorite finishing moves to make the photos look their best.

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Join Scott Kelby for the second installment in his Photo Recipes series with a focus on beauty headshots! Scott takes you through the entire process, from discussing his gear to setting up the lights, and from getting the shots to retouching the final images. This very popular beauty lighting look is easy to pull off and it works for both men and women. Whether you are using studio strobes or speedlights, Scott shows the light modifiers you’ll need, how to position them, and how to work with your subjects to nail the shots you need. Scott wraps up the class by showing you his approach to processing the photos from the shoot along with a demonstration of some of his favorite finishing moves to make the photos look their best.

This is a technique I sometimes use to show my images online, maybe on my blog (scottkelby.com ), or on my Facebook page (facebook.com/skelby ), and whenever I do, people always ask, “How do you get that frame around it?” Well, I do it just like this. Step One: Create a new blank document (File>New) at the size that you need, and then click the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of your Layers panel to create a new empty layer. Take the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) and draw out a selection at the shape and size that you’d like for your frame. Tip: Press-and-hold the Spacebar while ...

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This is a technique I sometimes use to show my images online, maybe on my blog (scottkelby.com ), or on my Facebook page (facebook.com/skelby ), and whenever I do, people always ask, “How do you get that frame around it?” Well, I do it just like this. Step One: Create a new blank document (File>New) at the size that you need, and then click the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of your Layers panel to create a new empty layer. Take the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) and draw out a selection at the shape and size that you’d like for your frame. Tip: Press-and-hold the Spacebar while ...

Join Scott Kelby as he shows you all of his tips and secrets for using the FREE Nik Collection from Google! This plug-in suite has long been many photographers' secret weapon, and now it's free to everyone! In this brand new class, Scott will walk you through each of the eight plug-ins in the suite and show you how to best utilize them to your advantage. From making killer black and white images with Silver Efex Pro, to adding a special look to your images with Color Efex Pro, using Viveza to control specific colors, creating amazing HDR images with HDR Efex Pro, refining the details with Dfine and Sharpener Pro, or making your digital images look like film with Analog Efex Pro, Scott has you covered!

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Join Scott Kelby as he shows you all of his tips and secrets for using the FREE Nik Collection from Google! This plug-in suite has long been many photographers' secret weapon, and now it's free to everyone! In this brand new class, Scott will walk you through each of the eight plug-ins in the suite and show you how to best utilize them to your advantage. From making killer black and white images with Silver Efex Pro, to adding a special look to your images with Color Efex Pro, using Viveza to control specific colors, creating amazing HDR images with HDR Efex Pro, refining the details with Dfine and Sharpener Pro, or making your digital images look like film with Analog Efex Pro, Scott has you covered!

Discover a cool recipe for a dramatic lighting look with Scott Kelby! Join Scott as he shows you, step-by-step, how to configure your camera, arrange the lighting, position the subject, and create a very nice, yet dramatic lighting look. You'll learn the full process, from the initial setup to the subject direction to the retouching of your best photos at the end, and all throughout the class Scott shares additional tips and tricks to help you nail the shot when you try it on your own. This look can be achieved with studio strobes or speedlights, and Scott discusses the gear you'll need for both situations, so there's no reason not to add this recipe to your bag of tricks.

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Discover a cool recipe for a dramatic lighting look with Scott Kelby! Join Scott as he shows you, step-by-step, how to configure your camera, arrange the lighting, position the subject, and create a very nice, yet dramatic lighting look. You'll learn the full process, from the initial setup to the subject direction to the retouching of your best photos at the end, and all throughout the class Scott shares additional tips and tricks to help you nail the shot when you try it on your own. This look can be achieved with studio strobes or speedlights, and Scott discusses the gear you'll need for both situations, so there's no reason not to add this recipe to your bag of tricks.

Retouching Portratis

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When it comes to detailed retouching, I generally jump over to Adobe Photoshop, but if you just need to do a quick retouch, it’s amazing how many things you can do right in Lightroom using the Adjustment Brush and the Spot Removal tool, with its healing power. Here’s a quick retouch using just those two tools. step one: Here are the things we’re going to retouch in this image: (1) remove any major blemishes and wrink­les, (2) soften her skin, (3) brighten the whites of her eyes, (4) add contrast to her eyes and sharpen them, and (5) add some highlights to her hair. Although we’re see­ing t...

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When it comes to detailed retouching, I generally jump over to Adobe Photoshop, but if you just need to do a quick retouch, it’s amazing how many things you can do right in Lightroom using the Adjustment Brush and the Spot Removal tool, with its healing power. Here’s a quick retouch using just those two tools. step one: Here are the things we’re going to retouch in this image: (1) remove any major blemishes and wrink­les, (2) soften her skin, (3) brighten the whites of her eyes, (4) add contrast to her eyes and sharpen them, and (5) add some highlights to her hair. Although we’re see­ing t...

I have a long list of collections in my Collections panel, but I use the same few collections most of the time. Is there a way to have easier access to them without scrolling through a long list, or changing their names to put them at the top of the list? You can mark your most-used collections as Favorites, and then you can jump directly to them from the pop-up menu at the top left of the Filmstrip. You add them in the same place—click on the collection you want to set as a favorite, and then click on that menu and choose Add to Favorites. Now that collection will appear in this pop-up ...

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I have a long list of collections in my Collections panel, but I use the same few collections most of the time. Is there a way to have easier access to them without scrolling through a long list, or changing their names to put them at the top of the list? You can mark your most-used collections as Favorites, and then you can jump directly to them from the pop-up menu at the top left of the Filmstrip. You add them in the same place—click on the collection you want to set as a favorite, and then click on that menu and choose Add to Favorites. Now that collection will appear in this pop-up ...

Okay, drumroll please (wait for it, wait for it)—the 2016 Photoshop World Conference (in Las Vegas, July 19–21, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino) is on! And, official registration is now open! That’s right, we’re back in Vegas, baby! Awwwww, yeah! Now that I have that out of my system, welcome to this quick look at Photoshop World. Since we have so many new KelbyOne members out there (whoo-hoo!), I wanted to put this together so you’d know what it’s all about it, and most importantly, that you’re invited! Photoshop World is the world’s largest Photoshop training event (bu...

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Okay, drumroll please (wait for it, wait for it)—the 2016 Photoshop World Conference (in Las Vegas, July 19–21, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino) is on! And, official registration is now open! That’s right, we’re back in Vegas, baby! Awwwww, yeah! Now that I have that out of my system, welcome to this quick look at Photoshop World. Since we have so many new KelbyOne members out there (whoo-hoo!), I wanted to put this together so you’d know what it’s all about it, and most importantly, that you’re invited! Photoshop World is the world’s largest Photoshop training event (bu...

Everything you do in the Basic panel affects the entire image. If you drag the Temp slider, it changes the white balance for the entire image (it’s a “global adjustment”). But what if you want to adjust one particular area of your image (a “local” adjustment)? Then you’d use the Adjustment Brush, which lets you paint changes just where you want them, so you can do things like dodging and burning (lightening and darkening different parts of your photo). Step One: Here’s the original image—one of the amazing ceilings at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Italy. It needs a lot of work. T...

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Everything you do in the Basic panel affects the entire image. If you drag the Temp slider, it changes the white balance for the entire image (it’s a “global adjustment”). But what if you want to adjust one particular area of your image (a “local” adjustment)? Then you’d use the Adjustment Brush, which lets you paint changes just where you want them, so you can do things like dodging and burning (lightening and darkening different parts of your photo). Step One: Here’s the original image—one of the amazing ceilings at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Italy. It needs a lot of work. T...

When I’m painting over large areas with the Adjustment Brush, sometimes the brush really lags. Is there any way to speed this up? Here’s one thing that can make a big speed difference: Turn off the Auto Mask checkbox in the Adjustment Brush (K) panel. When you’re painting over a large area with Auto Mask turned on, it’s trying to detect the edges of things, so it’s doing all this behind-the-scenes math, and that slows the brush down (and gives you little gaps sometimes as well). So turn it off when you’re well away from areas you don’t want to paint over, and this will really speed thing...

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When I’m painting over large areas with the Adjustment Brush, sometimes the brush really lags. Is there any way to speed this up? Here’s one thing that can make a big speed difference: Turn off the Auto Mask checkbox in the Adjustment Brush (K) panel. When you’re painting over a large area with Auto Mask turned on, it’s trying to detect the edges of things, so it’s doing all this behind-the-scenes math, and that slows the brush down (and gives you little gaps sometimes as well). So turn it off when you’re well away from areas you don’t want to paint over, and this will really speed thing...

Learn how to create beautiful wedding albums in Lightroom CC! Join Scott Kelby as he shares his favorite design tips, tricks, and techniques for creating wedding photo books with high impact. Scott takes you through the process, from beginning to end, showing you how to get started with your book, maximize the Lightroom interface for an efficient workflow, how to add photos, customize pages, work with text, and all the while sharing his insights into how to design your layouts like a pro. You’re going to fall in love with the process once you realize how much control you have over the design, and your clients will fall in love with your albums.

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Learn how to create beautiful wedding albums in Lightroom CC! Join Scott Kelby as he shares his favorite design tips, tricks, and techniques for creating wedding photo books with high impact. Scott takes you through the process, from beginning to end, showing you how to get started with your book, maximize the Lightroom interface for an efficient workflow, how to add photos, customize pages, work with text, and all the while sharing his insights into how to design your layouts like a pro. You’re going to fall in love with the process once you realize how much control you have over the design, and your clients will fall in love with your albums.

Take your Instagram presence to the next level! Join Scott Kelby as he shares everything he’s learned about creating an interesting and compelling Instagram account that encourages people to interact and follow you. This is an incredibly important time to be on Instagram since it is the only social media platform that is made specifically for photography. In this class Scott explains the advantages Instagram has over other social media outlets, how to work with your images before posting, the importance of captioning, why you need to use hashtags, and all kinds of tips and tricks to help you develop a strategy for growing your Instagram audience and have fun doing it.

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Take your Instagram presence to the next level! Join Scott Kelby as he shares everything he’s learned about creating an interesting and compelling Instagram account that encourages people to interact and follow you. This is an incredibly important time to be on Instagram since it is the only social media platform that is made specifically for photography. In this class Scott explains the advantages Instagram has over other social media outlets, how to work with your images before posting, the importance of captioning, why you need to use hashtags, and all kinds of tips and tricks to help you develop a strategy for growing your Instagram audience and have fun doing it.

Setting the White Balance

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I always start editing my photos by setting the white balance first, because if you get the white balance right, the color is right, and your color correction problems pretty much go away. You adjust the white balance in the Basic panel, which is the most misnamed panel in Lightroom. It should be called the “Essentials” panel, because it contains the most important, and the most used, controls in the entire Develop module. Step One: In the Library module, click on the photo you want to edit, and then press the letter D on your keyboard to jump over to the Develop module. By the way, you’...

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I always start editing my photos by setting the white balance first, because if you get the white balance right, the color is right, and your color correction problems pretty much go away. You adjust the white balance in the Basic panel, which is the most misnamed panel in Lightroom. It should be called the “Essentials” panel, because it contains the most important, and the most used, controls in the entire Develop module. Step One: In the Library module, click on the photo you want to edit, and then press the letter D on your keyboard to jump over to the Develop module. By the way, you’...

Take your studio lighting game on location! Join Scott Kelby for an action packed class on how to use the Elinchrom ELB 400 in a variety of locations. From a local golf course to the Nevada desert to a wedding venue, Scott shows you all kinds of ways to leverage the portability and power of the ELB 400 to unleash your creativity. Scott starts off by introducing the kit he uses on location, explaining the various components, and showing you how they work together. From there it is location, location, location, as Scott demonstrates how this kit works by putting it through its paces indoors and out. At the end of the class Scott shows you three very cool special effects modes this kit can do that are a lot fun to see in action. All along the way Scott digs deep and shares lighting tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your time and get the best results possible.

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Take your studio lighting game on location! Join Scott Kelby for an action packed class on how to use the Elinchrom ELB 400 in a variety of locations. From a local golf course to the Nevada desert to a wedding venue, Scott shows you all kinds of ways to leverage the portability and power of the ELB 400 to unleash your creativity. Scott starts off by introducing the kit he uses on location, explaining the various components, and showing you how they work together. From there it is location, location, location, as Scott demonstrates how this kit works by putting it through its paces indoors and out. At the end of the class Scott shows you three very cool special effects modes this kit can do that are a lot fun to see in action. All along the way Scott digs deep and shares lighting tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your time and get the best results possible.

Join Scott Kelby at the Mirror Lake Lyceum in St. Petersburg, Florida and learn how to use three different light modifiers with your speedlights. When shooting weddings and events you need your lighting setup to be portable, fast, flexible, and deliver awesome results. In this class Scott shows you how to use a very large softbox, a 7 foot parabolic shoot through umbrella, and a strip bank softbox to get great results shooting everything from bridal portraits to a group shoot, and from formals to casual shooting on the go. In many cases one light is all you'll need, but Scott also shows you how to take it to the next level with a second light and modifier. Through each shoot Scott shows you how to assemble the light modifier, put it in position, and get the results you need.

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Join Scott Kelby at the Mirror Lake Lyceum in St. Petersburg, Florida and learn how to use three different light modifiers with your speedlights. When shooting weddings and events you need your lighting setup to be portable, fast, flexible, and deliver awesome results. In this class Scott shows you how to use a very large softbox, a 7 foot parabolic shoot through umbrella, and a strip bank softbox to get great results shooting everything from bridal portraits to a group shoot, and from formals to casual shooting on the go. In many cases one light is all you'll need, but Scott also shows you how to take it to the next level with a second light and modifier. Through each shoot Scott shows you how to assemble the light modifier, put it in position, and get the results you need.

Create a cool fashion shoot on a budget! Join Scott Kelby as he shows you how you can pull together a high-end looking fashion shoot on a low-end budget. Scott takes you step-by-step through the process of building a set, re-creating window light with a single speed light, shooting a variety of looks, and all the while sharing money saving tips and tricks that you can put to use on your next shoot. Throughout the class you'll learn resources for acquiring sets and clothing, how to prepare before the shoot, what gear you'll need, how to set the lighting, and so much more. Scott wraps up the class with a look at his streamlined post processing workflow. You don't need a large budget if you can be resourceful, clever, and creative.

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Create a cool fashion shoot on a budget! Join Scott Kelby as he shows you how you can pull together a high-end looking fashion shoot on a low-end budget. Scott takes you step-by-step through the process of building a set, re-creating window light with a single speed light, shooting a variety of looks, and all the while sharing money saving tips and tricks that you can put to use on your next shoot. Throughout the class you'll learn resources for acquiring sets and clothing, how to prepare before the shoot, what gear you'll need, how to set the lighting, and so much more. Scott wraps up the class with a look at his streamlined post processing workflow. You don't need a large budget if you can be resourceful, clever, and creative.

Retouching Brides

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Learn new ways to retouch brides with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott demonstrates techniques targeted at helping photographers who have to do their own retouching to make the job quicker, easier, and more efficient. Dealing with skin tends to be the most important and most time consuming aspect of retouching brides, so Scott takes you step-by-step through a series of techniques that you can apply to a variety of situations, and he even shows you how to automate the techniques using Photoshop actions. It's not all about skin though, Scott has techniques for color corrections, enhancing eyes, reducing noses, performing all kinds of repairs, and even conversions to black and white. There's even a technique for giving grooms a cleaner shave. If you're a wedding photographer who has to retouch your own photos, then this class is for you.

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Learn new ways to retouch brides with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott demonstrates techniques targeted at helping photographers who have to do their own retouching to make the job quicker, easier, and more efficient. Dealing with skin tends to be the most important and most time consuming aspect of retouching brides, so Scott takes you step-by-step through a series of techniques that you can apply to a variety of situations, and he even shows you how to automate the techniques using Photoshop actions. It's not all about skin though, Scott has techniques for color corrections, enhancing eyes, reducing noses, performing all kinds of repairs, and even conversions to black and white. There's even a technique for giving grooms a cleaner shave. If you're a wedding photographer who has to retouch your own photos, then this class is for you.

Learn all about the Westcott Spiderlight TD6! Join Scott Kelby as he shows you all the advantages of using a continuous lighting setup with the Spiderlight TD6. After demonstrating the ease of setup, Scott walks through a series of live photo shoots, from people to product shots, demonstrating a variety of lighting setups and showing you firsthand the power and flexibility of using these lights.

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Learn all about the Westcott Spiderlight TD6! Join Scott Kelby as he shows you all the advantages of using a continuous lighting setup with the Spiderlight TD6. After demonstrating the ease of setup, Scott walks through a series of live photo shoots, from people to product shots, demonstrating a variety of lighting setups and showing you firsthand the power and flexibility of using these lights.

As part of our in-depth look at Lightroom CC, join Scott Kelby as he takes you through an up close look at the import process. Getting started on the right foot is the key to success with Lightroom, so Scott gives you strategies that will help you move forward with confidence by avoiding the most common pitfalls that new Lightroom users encounter. From there you'll learn the ins and outs of every panel and function on the Import dialog as Scott shows you the different options for getting your photos into Lightroom.

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As part of our in-depth look at Lightroom CC, join Scott Kelby as he takes you through an up close look at the import process. Getting started on the right foot is the key to success with Lightroom, so Scott gives you strategies that will help you move forward with confidence by avoiding the most common pitfalls that new Lightroom users encounter. From there you'll learn the ins and outs of every panel and function on the Import dialog as Scott shows you the different options for getting your photos into Lightroom.

Work faster by working smarter with this collection of tips and tricks for Lightroom CC! Scott Kelby has compiled dozens of performance boosting tips that range from the top keyboard shortcuts every Lightroom user needs to know to time saving settings hidden in the preferences. Each tip is short and to the point, and by the end of this class you'll be amazed at how much more efficient your workflow will become.

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Work faster by working smarter with this collection of tips and tricks for Lightroom CC! Scott Kelby has compiled dozens of performance boosting tips that range from the top keyboard shortcuts every Lightroom user needs to know to time saving settings hidden in the preferences. Each tip is short and to the point, and by the end of this class you'll be amazed at how much more efficient your workflow will become.

Add a new dimension of creativity to your workflow by designing your own photo book in Lightroom CC! Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the process of creating your very own photo book. From getting started on the right foot when pulling your images together to laying them out on the pages, Scott shows you each step in the process. Along the way you'll learn all kinds of tips and tricks for avoiding common problems, speeding up the process, and even how to design for maximum impact. Designing a photo book has never been easier and you'll be blown away when you hold the finished product in your hands for the first time.

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Add a new dimension of creativity to your workflow by designing your own photo book in Lightroom CC! Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the process of creating your very own photo book. From getting started on the right foot when pulling your images together to laying them out on the pages, Scott shows you each step in the process. Along the way you'll learn all kinds of tips and tricks for avoiding common problems, speeding up the process, and even how to design for maximum impact. Designing a photo book has never been easier and you'll be blown away when you hold the finished product in your hands for the first time.

Lightroom's support for mobile workflows continues to evolve and offer more ways for us to access, view, edit, and share our photography. In this class Scott Kelby gets you up and running in Lightroom mobile, then shows you all the ways you can leverage this technology for Creative Cloud subscribers to work smarter, faster, and better while on the go. Whether you are extending Lightroom to your mobile devices for your own use or sharing your work with others, you'll discover all the ways to get the most out of what Lightroom Mobile has to offer.

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Lightroom's support for mobile workflows continues to evolve and offer more ways for us to access, view, edit, and share our photography. In this class Scott Kelby gets you up and running in Lightroom mobile, then shows you all the ways you can leverage this technology for Creative Cloud subscribers to work smarter, faster, and better while on the go. Whether you are extending Lightroom to your mobile devices for your own use or sharing your work with others, you'll discover all the ways to get the most out of what Lightroom Mobile has to offer.

Imagine if you could sit down with Scott Kelby and have him help you get up and running with Lightroom in an hour. Well, imagine no more! From the Library to Develop and Print to Export modules, Scott focuses on all the key tools you need to know to be successful in Lightroom. He'll show you how to get your images into Lightroom, how to keep them organized, how to make them look great, and then share them with the world.

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Imagine if you could sit down with Scott Kelby and have him help you get up and running with Lightroom in an hour. Well, imagine no more! From the Library to Develop and Print to Export modules, Scott focuses on all the key tools you need to know to be successful in Lightroom. He'll show you how to get your images into Lightroom, how to keep them organized, how to make them look great, and then share them with the world.

If a Canon 7D Mark II is in your future or already in your camera bag, then this class is for you! Our own Scott Kelby will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started on the right foot with your Canon 7D Mark II. From getting oriented to all of the buttons and dials, to making the right choices for image quality, white balance, playback, and focus modes, Scott methodically steps through each feature and function explaining its purpose and showing you how it's done.

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If a Canon 7D Mark II is in your future or already in your camera bag, then this class is for you! Our own Scott Kelby will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started on the right foot with your Canon 7D Mark II. From getting oriented to all of the buttons and dials, to making the right choices for image quality, white balance, playback, and focus modes, Scott methodically steps through each feature and function explaining its purpose and showing you how it's done.

Take Lightroom Mobile to the next level by using it for client proofing! In this class Scott Kelby demonstrates how you can leverage Lightroom's native tethering functionality to transfer photos from the camera to your computer while you shoot, and then seamlessly integrate Lightroom Mobile into the process so that you can share those photos with others on the set or far away in a remote location as it happens. Once configured the process is so streamlined you're not going to believe how easy it is and how cool it looks to your clients.

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Take Lightroom Mobile to the next level by using it for client proofing! In this class Scott Kelby demonstrates how you can leverage Lightroom's native tethering functionality to transfer photos from the camera to your computer while you shoot, and then seamlessly integrate Lightroom Mobile into the process so that you can share those photos with others on the set or far away in a remote location as it happens. Once configured the process is so streamlined you're not going to believe how easy it is and how cool it looks to your clients.

If you are a photographer who has heard all the buzz about Lightroom, and are curious to learn more, then this is the class for you! Join Scott Kelby as he walks you through a compelling array of features, functions, and tools found in Lightroom that are designed to make your digital photography workflow faster and more complete. You might be familiar with the typical Bridge, Camera Raw, Photoshop workflow, so Scott shows you where they overlap, where Lightroom does more, and how well they can integrate together when needed. This class is designed so that you can dive into any topic that interests you the most, or you can dig in and go through them all. By the end of the class you'll be presented with a solid case for why you should consider making the switch to Lightroom.

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If you are a photographer who has heard all the buzz about Lightroom, and are curious to learn more, then this is the class for you! Join Scott Kelby as he walks you through a compelling array of features, functions, and tools found in Lightroom that are designed to make your digital photography workflow faster and more complete. You might be familiar with the typical Bridge, Camera Raw, Photoshop workflow, so Scott shows you where they overlap, where Lightroom does more, and how well they can integrate together when needed. This class is designed so that you can dive into any topic that interests you the most, or you can dig in and go through them all. By the end of the class you'll be presented with a solid case for why you should consider making the switch to Lightroom.

We all want sharp photographs, and while software sharpening can't fix an out of focus photo it can really bring out the best of a correctly focused photo. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you step-by-step through each of Lightroom's three types of sharpening. From capture sharpening intended to correct the inherent softness in raw captures, to the creative sharpening of localized areas of the photo, to output sharpening, where a specific amount of sharpening is applied to the photo based on the size of the photo and its output destination. Lightroom can do it all, and you'll learn what settings to use and when to use each one.

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We all want sharp photographs, and while software sharpening can't fix an out of focus photo it can really bring out the best of a correctly focused photo. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you step-by-step through each of Lightroom's three types of sharpening. From capture sharpening intended to correct the inherent softness in raw captures, to the creative sharpening of localized areas of the photo, to output sharpening, where a specific amount of sharpening is applied to the photo based on the size of the photo and its output destination. Lightroom can do it all, and you'll learn what settings to use and when to use each one.

Attention sports photographers! Whether you are shooting professional sports, college games, or just your kids on the weekends, we've got a class for you. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the workflow he's developed from years of shooting for a wire service. From importing the photos from a memory card, through making selects, processing the keepers, and outputting the final images, Scott shares his tips and techniques for speeding up your workflow and getting the job done. There's even a bonus chapter at the end on a second software tool sports photographers can't live without.

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Attention sports photographers! Whether you are shooting professional sports, college games, or just your kids on the weekends, we've got a class for you. Join Scott Kelby as he takes you through the workflow he's developed from years of shooting for a wire service. From importing the photos from a memory card, through making selects, processing the keepers, and outputting the final images, Scott shares his tips and techniques for speeding up your workflow and getting the job done. There's even a bonus chapter at the end on a second software tool sports photographers can't live without.

Finding unique ways to display photos, both as prints and online, is a constant challenge for photographers. Join Scott Kelby as he shares some of his favorite layout ideas that can be created right inside of Lightroom's Print module. With each layout idea Scott shows you how to build it from scratch, and teaches you about a different feature of the Print module. You'll be amazed at how much control you have, and how many different layout variations are possible. The best part is that these layout ideas work equally well for print as they do for saving out as JPGs and uploading to the web. By the end of the class you'll know more about the Print module than you thought possible, and be inspired to create cool new custom layouts of your own!

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Finding unique ways to display photos, both as prints and online, is a constant challenge for photographers. Join Scott Kelby as he shares some of his favorite layout ideas that can be created right inside of Lightroom's Print module. With each layout idea Scott shows you how to build it from scratch, and teaches you about a different feature of the Print module. You'll be amazed at how much control you have, and how many different layout variations are possible. The best part is that these layout ideas work equally well for print as they do for saving out as JPGs and uploading to the web. By the end of the class you'll know more about the Print module than you thought possible, and be inspired to create cool new custom layouts of your own!

Is a visit to Rome on your bucket list? Consider this your travel guide on where to go for the best photographs of this beautiful and historic city. On and off the beaten path, Scott Kelby shares his favorite locations along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you'll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you'll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers, so there's no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

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Is a visit to Rome on your bucket list? Consider this your travel guide on where to go for the best photographs of this beautiful and historic city. On and off the beaten path, Scott Kelby shares his favorite locations along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you'll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you'll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers, so there's no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

On and off the beaten path, Scott Kelby shares his favorite locations along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you'll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you'll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers, so there's no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

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On and off the beaten path, Scott Kelby shares his favorite locations along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you'll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you'll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers, so there's no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

Camera Raw Basics

with Scott Kelby

Inside of Photoshop is this incredibly powerful tool for photographer who shoot in any format (JPEG, TIFF or RAW) that is much faster, easier, and makes more sense to photographers than many of Photoshop's existing tools.

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Inside of Photoshop is this incredibly powerful tool for photographer who shoot in any format (JPEG, TIFF or RAW) that is much faster, easier, and makes more sense to photographers than many of Photoshop's existing tools.

This class is designed to help make everything you do using type look more professional by taking you through the most important typography rules, and teaching you the shortcuts, techniques and how to work with type in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator (which thankfully all pretty much share the same shortcuts), so everything you do with type looks even better.

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This class is designed to help make everything you do using type look more professional by taking you through the most important typography rules, and teaching you the shortcuts, techniques and how to work with type in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator (which thankfully all pretty much share the same shortcuts), so everything you do with type looks even better.

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Camera Raw Beyond the Basics with Scott Kelby

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Scott shares his favorite Lightroom timesaving tricks, slick workarounds, and really helpful shortcuts (along with some hidden features). If you want to work faster, smarter, more efficiently, and have some of those "Ah Ha!" moments — make sure you check out this class.

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Scott shares his favorite Lightroom timesaving tricks, slick workarounds, and really helpful shortcuts (along with some hidden features). If you want to work faster, smarter, more efficiently, and have some of those "Ah Ha!" moments — make sure you check out this class.

In Part 3 of this training series, Scott Kelby rounds out Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers by covering all the other details of your photos that might need touching up. Topics covered include hair retouching, teeth modifications, and face sculpting.

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In Part 3 of this training series, Scott Kelby rounds out Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers by covering all the other details of your photos that might need touching up. Topics covered include hair retouching, teeth modifications, and face sculpting.

In Part 2 of Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, Scott Kelby shows you step-by-step techniques for retouching skin, including removing blemishes, dark circles and stubble, and various effects for smoothing and sharpening the skin.

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In Part 2 of Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, Scott Kelby shows you step-by-step techniques for retouching skin, including removing blemishes, dark circles and stubble, and various effects for smoothing and sharpening the skin.

Learn professional retouching techniques that will enhance your portraits and in turn, your photography business. Join Scott Kelby as he covers eye enhancements, skin smoothing, etc.

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Learn professional retouching techniques that will enhance your portraits and in turn, your photography business. Join Scott Kelby as he covers eye enhancements, skin smoothing, etc.

With the addition of a real Healing Brush in Lightroom, you can now actually use Lightroom for some serious retouching. In this session Scott takes you through all the essential portrait retouches without ever leaving Lightroom. You'll be amazed at what you can do now, right inside of Lightroom. This class includes everything from wrinkle reductions to skin softening to the tricks for sharpening portraits, and much more.

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With the addition of a real Healing Brush in Lightroom, you can now actually use Lightroom for some serious retouching. In this session Scott takes you through all the essential portrait retouches without ever leaving Lightroom. You'll be amazed at what you can do now, right inside of Lightroom. This class includes everything from wrinkle reductions to skin softening to the tricks for sharpening portraits, and much more.

If you're interested in learning how to shoot sports like a pro then this is the class for you! The same basic principles apply whether you are shooting your kids on the weekends or covering a professional sporting event. You'll learn about the gear you need to bring the viewer into the heart of the action, the camera settings that allow you to stop motion and achieve tack sharp focus, compositional techniques you can use to tell the story of what is happening in the game, how to get started on the road to gaining greater access to shooting professional level events, and so much more!

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If you're interested in learning how to shoot sports like a pro then this is the class for you! The same basic principles apply whether you are shooting your kids on the weekends or covering a professional sporting event. You'll learn about the gear you need to bring the viewer into the heart of the action, the camera settings that allow you to stop motion and achieve tack sharp focus, compositional techniques you can use to tell the story of what is happening in the game, how to get started on the road to gaining greater access to shooting professional level events, and so much more!

Nikon DSLRs Camera Basics

with Scott Kelby

This class is designed to accelerate your entry into DSLR photography with a focus on the fundamental skills and concepts you need to take your photography to the next level. While this class is not focused on any one Nikon camera model, Scott and RC have created this class specifically with the Nikon user in mind. By customizing the language and terminology of photography basics around the Nikon family of DSLRs you'll be able to follow along more closely with your Nikon camera in hand.

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This class is designed to accelerate your entry into DSLR photography with a focus on the fundamental skills and concepts you need to take your photography to the next level. While this class is not focused on any one Nikon camera model, Scott and RC have created this class specifically with the Nikon user in mind. By customizing the language and terminology of photography basics around the Nikon family of DSLRs you'll be able to follow along more closely with your Nikon camera in hand.

Lenses: Accessories Basics

with Scott Kelby & Matt Kloskowski

If you've just got your first DSLR and are wondering about what lens to get next, then this is the class for you! Join Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski as they devote an entire class to helping you understand everything you need to know about lenses for your DSLR. Whether you plan to shoot portraits, weddings, sports, or just head out into the world with your camera at the ready, this class will help you choose the right lens for the task at hand.

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If you've just got your first DSLR and are wondering about what lens to get next, then this is the class for you! Join Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski as they devote an entire class to helping you understand everything you need to know about lenses for your DSLR. Whether you plan to shoot portraits, weddings, sports, or just head out into the world with your camera at the ready, this class will help you choose the right lens for the task at hand.

If you are new to DSLR photography and want to dive a little deeper in your pursuit of learning more about exposure then this class is for you. Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion have designed this class to give you a firm foundation in understanding the role of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in creating the correct exposure for a given scene. A solid understanding of exposure will put you in the driver's seat for making creative decisions about what camera settings you want to use to express your vision.

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If you are new to DSLR photography and want to dive a little deeper in your pursuit of learning more about exposure then this class is for you. Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion have designed this class to give you a firm foundation in understanding the role of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in creating the correct exposure for a given scene. A solid understanding of exposure will put you in the driver's seat for making creative decisions about what camera settings you want to use to express your vision.

Mia McCormick sits down with Scott Kelby, the founder of Kelby Media Group, to discuss what it takes to start and grow your photography business in today's ultra-competitive landscape. Scott shares his hard earned wisdom on topics such as choosing the right people to partner with, taking the right kind of risks to move your business forward, using social media for promotion and connection, how to become the kind of person people want to hire, and so much more. If you are just starting out in photography or thinking about making the jump to running your own business then this class made just for you.

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Mia McCormick sits down with Scott Kelby, the founder of Kelby Media Group, to discuss what it takes to start and grow your photography business in today's ultra-competitive landscape. Scott shares his hard earned wisdom on topics such as choosing the right people to partner with, taking the right kind of risks to move your business forward, using social media for promotion and connection, how to become the kind of person people want to hire, and so much more. If you are just starting out in photography or thinking about making the jump to running your own business then this class made just for you.

Scott Kelby takes viewers through the process of designing a photobook using Lightroom's new Book Module. These lessons cover everything from picking which shots to include, to choosing a layout, placing photos in that layout, adding captions and other type, and finally, submitting the finished product to Blurb for printing. Using these built-in tools, photographers can use Lightroom to create a presentation of their work to be shared, sold, or gifted to friends and family. Follow along with these lessons and see how easy it is to design your own photobook using Lightroom. Lightroom - Click here to create your photobook with Lightroom Bookify - Click here to create your photobook with Bookify Blurb - Click here to create your photobook with Blurb

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Scott Kelby takes viewers through the process of designing a photobook using Lightroom's new Book Module. These lessons cover everything from picking which shots to include, to choosing a layout, placing photos in that layout, adding captions and other type, and finally, submitting the finished product to Blurb for printing. Using these built-in tools, photographers can use Lightroom to create a presentation of their work to be shared, sold, or gifted to friends and family. Follow along with these lessons and see how easy it is to design your own photobook using Lightroom. Lightroom - Click here to create your photobook with Lightroom Bookify - Click here to create your photobook with Bookify Blurb - Click here to create your photobook with Blurb

Join Scott Kelby in another installment of his popular Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it series. Learn to get great results with a bare-bones off-camera flash kit. Scott walks you through every step of the process, from selecting the right gear, capturing great shots on location, and retouching the photos to make them look their very best. You'll learn everything you need to know to work efficiently and get the job done with professional results.

This class is perfect for a beginner or intermediate photographer looking to shoot and produce photos quickly and on a budget.

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Join Scott Kelby in another installment of his popular Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it series. Learn to get great results with a bare-bones off-camera flash kit. Scott walks you through every step of the process, from selecting the right gear, capturing great shots on location, and retouching the photos to make them look their very best. You'll learn everything you need to know to work efficiently and get the job done with professional results.

This class is perfect for a beginner or intermediate photographer looking to shoot and produce photos quickly and on a budget.

A Week with Jay Maisel in Paris

with Jay Maisel & Scott Kelby

As they stroll the streets, cathedrals, and cafes, with cameras always at the ready, Jay shares his thoughts on everything from why you shouldn't have a plan to what gesture means to him, and all the while Scott asks the questions that keeps Jay delving deeper into each topic. This class will challenge the way you think about your photography and leave you itching to head out into the street.

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As they stroll the streets, cathedrals, and cafes, with cameras always at the ready, Jay shares his thoughts on everything from why you shouldn't have a plan to what gesture means to him, and all the while Scott asks the questions that keeps Jay delving deeper into each topic. This class will challenge the way you think about your photography and leave you itching to head out into the street.

Join professional photographer Scott Kelby on his trip to Paris. He walks through realistic travel scenarios including night time photography, avoiding tourists, and weather, and offers tips and techniques on how to best handle them to get the iconic photos you want. Make sure to check out Part II of this series “Travel Photography - Post Processing” to learn how to edit all of your travel photos.

This class is perfect for a beginner photographer looking for tips for shooting on vacation.

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Join professional photographer Scott Kelby on his trip to Paris. He walks through realistic travel scenarios including night time photography, avoiding tourists, and weather, and offers tips and techniques on how to best handle them to get the iconic photos you want. Make sure to check out Part II of this series “Travel Photography - Post Processing” to learn how to edit all of your travel photos.

This class is perfect for a beginner photographer looking for tips for shooting on vacation.

On the heels of part 1, Shooting Travel Photos Like a Pro, Scott Kelby puts down the camera and teaches you how to bring your travel photos into Lightroom, get them organized, and process everything from the most basic shot and stitching multi-frame panoramas, to blending HDR while moving seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. When the processing is complete you'll learn how to make slideshows and photo books that your friends and family will absolutely love.

This class is perfect for any photographer needing to learn or brush up on post processing.

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On the heels of part 1, Shooting Travel Photos Like a Pro, Scott Kelby puts down the camera and teaches you how to bring your travel photos into Lightroom, get them organized, and process everything from the most basic shot and stitching multi-frame panoramas, to blending HDR while moving seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. When the processing is complete you'll learn how to make slideshows and photo books that your friends and family will absolutely love.

This class is perfect for any photographer needing to learn or brush up on post processing.

A Day with Joe McNally

with Joe McNally & Scott Kelby

Spend some time with Scott Kelby and crew as they share a day in the life of professional photographer Joe McNally (Time, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, etc.). Start in Joe's studio as they pack for the day's shoot and travel with Joe and Scott to a photo shoot in NYC. You'll get an up-close insight on commercial photography - the kind that a photographer reveals when having a conversation with a good friend - and learn not only the "how" of a job, but also the "why" from choice of subject to motivation. Plus, if you've ever seen Joe and Scott interact before, you know you're going to enjoy yourself and laugh a little along the way.

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Spend some time with Scott Kelby and crew as they share a day in the life of professional photographer Joe McNally (Time, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, etc.). Start in Joe's studio as they pack for the day's shoot and travel with Joe and Scott to a photo shoot in NYC. You'll get an up-close insight on commercial photography - the kind that a photographer reveals when having a conversation with a good friend - and learn not only the "how" of a job, but also the "why" from choice of subject to motivation. Plus, if you've ever seen Joe and Scott interact before, you know you're going to enjoy yourself and laugh a little along the way.

Crush the Composition

with Scott Kelby

Composition is important to any good photo. Professional photographer Scott Kelby covers the basic rules, but then demonstrates how to actually apply these techniques in a real world setting. He shares his secrets and some trial and error examples in getting the photo you want.

This class is perfect for a beginner photographer needing to learn about composition.

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Composition is important to any good photo. Professional photographer Scott Kelby covers the basic rules, but then demonstrates how to actually apply these techniques in a real world setting. He shares his secrets and some trial and error examples in getting the photo you want.

This class is perfect for a beginner photographer needing to learn about composition.

Scott Kelby is back with the third installment of this popular series. In part three, Scott lays out a basic studio set using two different backdrops and a single light source on the subject. He also experiments shooting with a ring flash. During the second half of the course, Scott opens all of the exposures in Lightroom and picks his three favorites for final retouching in Photoshop.

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Scott Kelby is back with the third installment of this popular series. In part three, Scott lays out a basic studio set using two different backdrops and a single light source on the subject. He also experiments shooting with a ring flash. During the second half of the course, Scott opens all of the exposures in Lightroom and picks his three favorites for final retouching in Photoshop.

Scott teaches this course using his personal, conversational style of instruction. He goes through a variety of setups and equipment and teaches the whole course from inside a studio, so viewers can watch while Scott demonstrates how to use the equipment he is talking about. He goes over strobes and spider lights, soft boxes, flags, reflectors, beauty dishes and much, much more. Scott's goal in this course is to teach his viewers about the tools they need to have in the studio, when to use them, and more importantly, how to use them.

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Scott teaches this course using his personal, conversational style of instruction. He goes through a variety of setups and equipment and teaches the whole course from inside a studio, so viewers can watch while Scott demonstrates how to use the equipment he is talking about. He goes over strobes and spider lights, soft boxes, flags, reflectors, beauty dishes and much, much more. Scott's goal in this course is to teach his viewers about the tools they need to have in the studio, when to use them, and more importantly, how to use them.

Imagine being able to open any image in Photoshop CS5's Camera Raw, and know exactly what to do first, what to do second, and how to take it all the way from Flat to Fabulous, just like a pro. That's the groundbreaking premise behind this course, from Photoshop User magazine's Editor-in-Chief Scott Kelby (the world's #1 bestselling Adobe Photoshop author), who rewrites the rules for teaching Photoshop by whittling the Raw photo correction process down to just the seven most important, most essential techniques. In this course, Scott reveals his Seven Point System for Camera Raw that not only breaks things down to just seven simple (yet powerful) techniques, but he's found a proven method to make it really stick.

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Imagine being able to open any image in Photoshop CS5's Camera Raw, and know exactly what to do first, what to do second, and how to take it all the way from Flat to Fabulous, just like a pro. That's the groundbreaking premise behind this course, from Photoshop User magazine's Editor-in-Chief Scott Kelby (the world's #1 bestselling Adobe Photoshop author), who rewrites the rules for teaching Photoshop by whittling the Raw photo correction process down to just the seven most important, most essential techniques. In this course, Scott reveals his Seven Point System for Camera Raw that not only breaks things down to just seven simple (yet powerful) techniques, but he's found a proven method to make it really stick.

Printing a quality version of your image takes skill and a lot of photographers don't know where to start. In this course, Scott is joined by Dan Steinhardt from Epson as they discuss everything you need to know to make high quality prints from your favorite images. In the course, you will learn about individual Epson printers, how to pick a paper type that meets your needs, optimizing images for print, sharpening and printing from Photoshop, choosing a color space, making test prints, and much, much more. Follow along with course and you will be producing high quality prints in no time.

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Printing a quality version of your image takes skill and a lot of photographers don't know where to start. In this course, Scott is joined by Dan Steinhardt from Epson as they discuss everything you need to know to make high quality prints from your favorite images. In the course, you will learn about individual Epson printers, how to pick a paper type that meets your needs, optimizing images for print, sharpening and printing from Photoshop, choosing a color space, making test prints, and much, much more. Follow along with course and you will be producing high quality prints in no time.

Scott Kelby returns for the second installment of his most comprehensive Photo to Photoshop workflow class yet. In part two of this series, Scott takes you from the studio set up and shoot, to Lightroom and Photoshop to create a softer, more feminine, beauty headshot.

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Scott Kelby returns for the second installment of his most comprehensive Photo to Photoshop workflow class yet. In part two of this series, Scott takes you from the studio set up and shoot, to Lightroom and Photoshop to create a softer, more feminine, beauty headshot.

Join Scott Kelby for his most comprehensive Photo to Photoshop workflow class yet. Start in a bare studio and build an entire lighting rig from the ground up. Next is the photo shoot where Scott covers everything, including proper makeup techniques for studio lighting. Finally, take the images to Lightroom for editing, then to Photoshop for the final retouch.

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Join Scott Kelby for his most comprehensive Photo to Photoshop workflow class yet. Start in a bare studio and build an entire lighting rig from the ground up. Next is the photo shoot where Scott covers everything, including proper makeup techniques for studio lighting. Finally, take the images to Lightroom for editing, then to Photoshop for the final retouch.

Scott Kelby covers the features and tools in Camera Raw CS4 and he also demonstrates specific workflows to help his viewers practice and retain the information from the course

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Scott Kelby covers the features and tools in Camera Raw CS4 and he also demonstrates specific workflows to help his viewers practice and retain the information from the course