How To Get Perfect Results With Adobe Lightroom & ACR’s Lens Blur

Colin Smith shows how to use the new Lens Blur in Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW, including refining the blur and adding bokeh.

00:00 Intro
00:15 How to apply Lens Blur in Lightroom and Camera RAW
00:50 Lens Blur Settings
01:16 Focal Range, change the focus distance
02:06 Visualize Depth
02:46 Changing Blur area
03:43 Refining the selection, manually fixing the blur area
07:03 Multiple blur planes. matching the background
07:46 Final Settings for the most realism
08:17 Setting the Bokeh
08:58 The Different types of Bokeh

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Lightroom & Adobe Camera RAW 16 New Features in Photoshop 2024

Adobe Camera RAW 16 is here. Colin Smith shows the new features in Lightroom & ACR for Photoshop 2024.

00:00 Intro
00:12 Where didi the crop tool go in Camera RAW?
00:46 Targeted color enhancement with Point Color
03:33 Adding background Blur to a portrait with Lens Blur
06:06 Refining the selection for Lens Blur
08:01 What is HDR and why does it matter?
09:31 set up HDR output

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How To Add Rim Light Using AI Masks in Adobe Lightroom & Camera Raw


Colin Smith shows you how to add rim lights using ai masks in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.

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3 Ways To Refine Adobe’s Select Subject Masking Results

Matt Kloskowski demonstrates 3 ways to refine the Select Subject masking that we get in Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw.

Masking Curves In Lightroom & ACR Is More Important Than You Might Realize


“Finally, we get curves in masks in Lightroom. Learn why this is important. Colin Smith teaches you how to use Curves in masks to target tones and take absolute control over color grading.”

00:00 Intro
00:21 Create Mask
00:45 5 adjustment zones
01:03 Adjust the tones
01:48 Making a Background mask
02:27 Adjusting Foreground with recovery and Curves
03:33 Curves Color Mode
04:10 Understanding Color Channels
06:08 adding color to tonal regions
06:48 Adjusting the color on the Background
08:010 Adjusting the Intensity of the adjustment

5 Stunning New Lightroom Features In This April Update

Colin Smith shows you the top new features in the latest Lightroom Classic update.
00:00 Intro
00:09 Noise reduction with Adobe denoise AI
01:27 New Lightroom Masks
02:20 Curves in Masks
03:34 Open multiple Smart Objects in Photoshop
04:35 New Presets/History shows masks/PS Version/Dots on adjustments

Get A Quick Overview Of Adobe Lightroom’s New Features April 2023

Matt Kloskowski gives us a quick survey of Adobe Lightroom features that are new in April 2023.
AI Noise reduction and masking improvements are the two biggest items.

Need To Know Tips & Techniques Cropping Your Photos In Photoshop

In this video, Julieanne walks through her favorite tips and techniques for using the Crop tool in Photoshop. Discover how to crop to specific sizes, aspect ratios, show overlays, fill with content aware technology, add canvas size, as well as learn essential keyboard shortcuts to help boost your productivity.

3 Ways To Adjust A Skies In Lightroom and Photoshop

“Look at three ways to adjust your skies in Lightroom and Photoshop. Each works a little differently, and some make automatic selections – which works well sometimes. While others require a little more work but can give better results.”

How To Mask Curves In Adobe Lightroom Classic

“Adobe added Curves to the masking tool in Adobe Camera Raw, but has yet to add the same feature to Lightroom Classic. Here’s how to cheat and apply Curves using the masking feature in Lightroom Classic.”