Adobe Lightroom Classic Bird Specific Brush Presets

If you use Adobe Lightroom Classic and are looking to improve your processing of your Bird Photography, then I am pleased to announce that I am now sharing the Local Adjustment Brush Presets that I have been using for many years.

This “Bird Pack” has many useful brushes which I have created to really bring your photographs to life. The pack is currently at a launch discount rate of just €9 (half price!) and is available for immediate download if paying by PayPal (Bank Transfer will activate the downloads once received).

These brushes are intended to be used as starting point for processing with the intention of slight alterations to your own preferences and photograph requirements.

More information on these Brush Presets can be found in the Adobe Lightroom Classic Brush Presets : Bird Pack Product Page.

Here is a video all about them and how I use them.

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Video Tutorial : Search For A Photograph Thru Multiple Lightroom Classic Catalogs Using Windows Powershell

A customer placed an order for a photograph I shot a few years ago, however, it wasn’t in the Lightroom catalog I expected it to be, therefore I decided to find a way to easily search through multiple Lightroom catalogs for a photo with one simple command. Windows PowerShell was the simple answer!

As referenced in the video, the PowerShell command you need to copy and paste is

Get-ChildItem -Recurse -depth 1 -include *.lrcat | Select-String “FILENAME HERE” -List | Select Path.

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Tutorial: Lightroom Classic CC Basics – Moving Photos Between Lightroom & Photoshop (Video)

This video is the first in a series of Lightroom Classic CC Basic Tutorials that I’ll be publishing over the next few weeks and months.

These video tutorials are aimed at both newcomers and intermediate levels of Lightroom and give an insight into some of the basics.

In this episode I show you how easy is it to move photos from Lightroom into Photoshop for further editing and back again to Lightroom.

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Changing Adobe Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts In Windows (Video)

NOTE! Since the 8.3.1 update the folder name has changed where listed as “Lightroom Classic CC” it is now “Lightroom Classic”!

I had a problem, both my Laptop and Desktop run Windows 10 with United Kingdom Region settings but have the Portuguese Keyboard Layouts. Within Lightroom (and indeed Photoshop) I rely on the Keyboard shortcuts to increase and decrease both the Adjustment Brush and Spot Tool. By default, this is the [ and ] keys.

However, look where they are on a Portuguese Keyboard.

Portuguese Keyboard

To use the square brackets, you are required to press the alt gr key. In Lightroom both alt keys switches the brush to the Erase brush so I lost these keyboard shortcuts. Adobe give you the option to change the keys within Photoshop, but even today they still do not include this option in Lightroom. There is a way to do this on a Mac and I´ve seen 3rd party software available to purchase on Windows but I couldn’t help thinking that there must be configuration files included with Lightroom for various regions around the globe to cater for the differing keyboard layouts so had a dig around the installation directory. I came up a winner with an easy way to re-assign the shortcuts.
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Adobe Lightroom: Big Changes Ahead!

It’s no hidden fact that Adobe has been pushing for Cloud based dominance in the Photo Post-Production world and this news really shows for the hard work behind the scenes. Will I like and use it? Maybe not, but at least (for now) there is still the good old way.

Adobe has announced that the “All-New” Lightroom CC will be very much a cloud based solution with Apps designed to work seamlessly cross-platform whether that be Desktop, Mobile, Web or even a bit of all of them.

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Using Adobe Lightroom and DxO Optics Pro 10 to Edit An Almost Deleted Photo (Video)

I had a few long distance shots of the Short Eared Owl that, due to high ISO, I almost deleted. They had a fair amount of noise and because I had to crop in, the noise was too much to be able to edit it.

However, I thought I’d let DxO OpticsPro 10 have a go at reducing the noise and as always it delivered. I was so impressed how it cleaned up the noise that I thought I’d show a complete workflow of the post editing.

The video maybe useful for any one else editing, but also may be a good watch for any non-photographers to see how a photo evolves through it’s post processing stage from it’s RAW format to it’s final published copy. For more information on RAW files and post processing, please see a post I made quite a while ago – RAW, JPEG and why Lightroom isn’t Cheating.

Here is the image that the camera captured, it’s a conversion to JPEG without any post processing

Original RAW
Original RAW
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