Author Archive: Julieanne Kost

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Quick Tip – How to Copy Files to an External Hard Drive in Lightroom

April 16, 2014 | By

In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Copy Files to an External Hard Drive in Lightroom), Julieanne shows how to copy files to an external drive Lightroom that Lightroom is unaware of.

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Adding Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

April 15, 2014 | By

Clicking on the adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layer’s panel quickly adds an adjustment layer while bypassing the New Adjustment Layer dialog box.  However, when adding Gradient and Solid Color Fill layers, I often want the option to change the blend mode of the layer (before choosing the colors). Fortunately, Option + […]

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Auto Sync in the Library Module in Lightroom

April 14, 2014 | By

Did you know that the Library module in Lightroom has the ability to Auto Sync?  I find this especially useful when using Survey mode. Lets say, for example, I start with 10 similar images and then remove the less important ones until I only have 4 left. If I want to flag, rate or label all […]

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Presets for Lightroom and Camera Raw

April 10, 2014 | By

A number of people have been asking me to post the presets that I have showed when demonstrating Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Although I don’t feel that they are earth shattering by any means, I do hope that they may prevent us all from individually recreating the wheel. To install: download and unzip the […]

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Lightroom Mobile and Smart Previews

April 10, 2014 | By

After yesterdays release of Lightroom mobile, I want to reiterate that when you sync a collection of images from Lightroom on the desktop to Lightroom mobile we are syncing Smart Previews – not the entire raw files. This means that you should not think of Lightroom mobile as a “backup solution”.  There are a number […]

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Adobe Announces Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom 5.4, and Lightroom Web Now Available!

April 8, 2014 | By

Take a tour of the new features with these videos: Lightroom mobile – Setup, Collections and Flags  In this video Julieanne walks through syncing collections, reviewing, picking, rejecting, and filtering images using Lightroom mobile on the iPad. Lightroom mobile – Cropping, Adjustments and Presets In this video Julieanne demonstrates how to crop, adjust color and […]

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Photoshop World – Precons Start Today!

April 7, 2014 | By

I hope that you’re able to join Adobe and NAPP this week at Photoshop World in Atlanta. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from and be inspired by some of the top Photoshop, Lightroom and photography instructors in the world! It’s going to be a busy show – here are a few of the events […]

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Changing Ruler’s Point of Origin in Photoshop

April 4, 2014 | By

The point of origin (or the starting or zero point of the rulers) can be changed by simply clicking and dragging the box in the upper left corner of the rulers (where they meet) and repositioning.  Double clicking at the intersection of the rulers resets the point of origin to the upper left corner of […]

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Photoshop CC: The Creative Composite at Santa Fe Workshops July 13 – July 18, 2014

April 3, 2014 | By

I’m excited to be returning to the fabulous Santa Fe Workshops this year to teach a 5 day workshop on Photoshop CC: The Creative Composite! Course Description: Somewhere between the decisive moment of still photography and the time compression offered by moving pictures lies the world of digital compositing—a place where multiple images captured at different […]

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Finding the Center of an Image in Photoshop

April 3, 2014 | By

To quickly find the center of an image, set the rulers to percentage. Setting the rulers to percentage can also be helpful when recording actions that will  run on files of different sizes where you might want an effect to be applied to a certain percentage of an area.

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Changing Guides and Grid Color in Photoshop

April 2, 2014 | By

When using Guides, I prefer to change from the default Cyan color to something more calming. To do this, select Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and either select a color from the drop down list, or, click in the color swatch to the right and choose any color you would like. 

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Changing Ruler Units in Photoshop

April 1, 2014 | By

To quickly change Ruler units, double click in the ruler area to display the Units & Rulers preferences. Or, to simply change the ruler’s unit of measurement,  Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) within the ruler area to select from the context sensitive menu. 

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Displaying Rulers, Guides and Grid in Photoshop

March 31, 2014 | By

• Command + R (Mac) | Control + R (Win) quickly displays rulers along the top and left sides of an image in Photoshop.  • Command + ; (Mac) | Control + ; (Win) toggles the visibility of guides. • Command + ‘ (Mac) | Control + ‘ (Win)  toggles visibility of the grid.

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Resizing Files While Placing into Photoshop

March 27, 2014 | By

Dragging and dropping a file from Bridge or Lightroom on top of an open document in Photoshop will (by default) place the file as an embedded Smart Object. For more control over how the image is added, select  Photoshop Preferences > General: • Resize Image During Place – this will automatically scale down any file […]

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Quick Tip – How to Stop Lightroom from Switching Folders After Importing Images

March 26, 2014 | By

In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Stop Lightroom from Switching Folders After Importing Images), Julieanne  demonstrates how to prevent Lightroom from automatically switching folders when importing files.

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Navigating Through a Document in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom

March 25, 2014 | By

As some of you have pointed out, the shortcuts used to navigate through an open document in Photoshop (to make sure that you don’t miss any spots from sensor dust for example), are slightly different than when navigating through an open document in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.  Tapping the Home and End keys in […]

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Toggle the Crop Shield in Photoshop

March 24, 2014 | By

The forward slash key (/) toggles on and off the Shield (the shading of the area outside of the crop) while using the Crop tool in Photoshop.

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Zoom All Documents in Photoshop

March 21, 2014 | By

 With the Zoom tool selected, checking Zoom All Windows (in the Options bar) will zoom all open documents at one time. If you don’t want the option on all of the time, press the Shift key to temporarily toggle on/off  the Zoom all Windows feature. 

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“Birds-Eye” Zoom View in Photoshop

March 20, 2014 | By

A quick way to navigate to another part of an image is to use “Birds-Eye View”. With any tool selected, hold down the “H” key (to temporarily select the Hand tool) and click in the image area to “crash”-zoom the image to Fit on Screen. Drag to reposition the rectangle and release the Hand tool […]

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Zooming and Panning in Photoshop without Switching Tools

March 19, 2014 | By

• Spacebar + Command (Mac) | Spacebar + Control + Alt  (Win) will temporarily give you the Zoom In tool without having to switch to the Zoom tool. • Spacebar + Option + Option (Mac)/ Spacebar + Alt (Win) will temporarily give you the Zoom Out tool without having to switch to the Zoom tool. On Mac, it’s important the order […]

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“Flick Panning” in Photoshop

March 18, 2014 | By

When using the Hand tool to pan (move left, right, up or down in an image), Photoshop “eases out” of the pan. For an abrupt stop when panning,  click, drag and hold with the Hand tool. If you prefer, Flick Panning can be toggled off in the General Preferences by unchecking  Enable Flick Panning. 

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