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How to Hide Develop Module Presets in Lightroom CC Classic - New Feature

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

This post is part of the Learning Lightroom series In the Presets panel in the Develop module, you may now notice that your presets are grouped together with the groups separated by a horizontal line. This is a new feature recently added into Lightroom CC Classic 7.5. For instance, presets that you’ve purchased from third-party vendors are now separated from those presets that come bundled with Lightroom. But there is more that you can do to organize your presets. If your preset list has grown to the point where it’s become unwieldy, you can now choose to hide those presets...

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Lightroom Classic CC Level 3 courseware now available for download

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

We have just added Lightroom Classic CC - Level 3 to the PCM Courseware Library. You can preview the first three chapters as well as view the course outline from our Lightroom Page  Lightroom Classic CC Level 1 and Level 2 have also been updated to include recent features added to Lightroom.  

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How to Use Lightroom’s AutoAdvance Feature

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This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series If you find yourself needing to work through a large volume of images quickly, then you may wish to turn on the Auto Advance feature. What this does, is once you’ve added a star, label or flag to an image, Lightroom automatically advances to the next image in the folder. This is the case whether you’re adding a new rating or updating an existing rating. To turn the Auto Advance feature on or off, choose Photo > Auto Advance from the menu. You can also turn on Auto Advance by pressing...

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Dimming the Lights in Lightroom

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Dimming the Lights in Lightroom

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series. If you wish to focus specifically on an image without distractions, you can use the Lights Dim feature to dim or completely black out the interface by pressing the letter L on your keyboard. The first time you press the key, the interface is dimmed. While the background is dimmed, you can still interact with the interface. For instance, you can click an image in the Filmstrip to focus in on a different image. Likewise, the arrow keys on your keyboard allow you to navigate the images in the folder, even...

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How to add a Post-Crop Vignette in Lightroom

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How to add a Post-Crop Vignette in Lightroom

This post is part of the Learning Lightroom series. A vignette adds darkening to the edges of your image, thus creating a nice finishing effect. It also helps to draw the viewer’s eyes to the center of the image. If you’ve already cropped your image, use the Post Crop Vignetting tool located under the Effects panel. By using this tool, you can brighten or darken the edges of your image within the constraints of the crop. Note that this is different than a lens vignette which occurs when your camera inserts dark edges around an image (you can fix this...

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