Category: Tutorials

How to Create the Orange and Teal Look in Lightroom

Create the popular teal and orange look easily in Lightroom. This tutorial shows you how to repurpose the Camera Calibration adjustments to shift the hues and add a faded/matte look.

How to Get the Desaturated Look

One of the most common effects on Instagram is the desaturated look that looks close to grayscale but not exactly. The reds and blues are still there but the rest of the colors are gray. This effect is used for fashion, rooftopping and all sorts of photos. An example of this is Jacqueline Mikuta’s Instagram. In this tutorial, I’ll show you the recipe to create this look easily.

How to Achieve VSCO-Style in Lightroom in 3 Steps

Create your own random VSCO-style effect in Lightroom with these simple steps. This tutorial shows how you can mix a tone curve adjustment with completely random color adjustments to create your own film-like effect.

How to Achieve the Masashi Wakui Look

Masashi Wakui is popular for his captivating night photos of Japan. Wakui’s photos have this unique color effect that adds a touch of emotion to it. But what’s special is not the effect, but the technique used to create the effect. It involves just moving the existing nodes in the Tone Curve settings – you

Easily Add Solid Color Overlays in Lightroom

Here’s a little neat trick for creating a color overlay without even going into Photoshop. These effects are great for background images because they make text stand out.

How to Add Film Light Leaks in Lightroom

Don’t waste your money on light leak presets – you can create it yourself and it’s very easy (and fun) to do! This tutorial will show you how to add light leaks to your photo using the same technique preset developers use.

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Stop Creating Folders in Lightroom. Use Collections Instead.

There are many touted Lightroom workflow systems but many of them break one of the most important best practices – that is creating folders on your drive instead of using collections. Why do people do this? And even more importantly, why should you not do this? Read this article and find out why you should

How to Crop and Straighten in Lightroom

Cropping is one of the most essential things to learn. In this tutorial, you will learn how to straighten tilted photos, work with custom aspect ratios, what the constrain to crop option is all about, and how to change the crop overlay using a hotkey. In short, you’ll learn everything you need to know about

Quick Tip: How to Invert Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom has no option to invert photos but using an easy trick with the Tone Curve, you can invert any photos you like! This is great for giving your photos an x-ray look or even to simply invert your slides/film/scans back to its original colors without having to go through Photoshop.

How to Create High Impact Black and White Photos

Have you ever tried converting your photo to black and white but end up getting flat results? This Lightroom tutorial will guide you through the process of creating great black and white photos – no longer will you have to settle for boring flat-toned photos!

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