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Creating a Romantic Look

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 05m32s
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There are many looks that can be applied to images and they will never be right for every image. High contrast looks are definitely wrong for most romantic photos like those taken at weddings.

Learn in this video how to create a dreamier and soft look that will be perfect for these photos. Kate explains step by step how to achieve this look.

Create a Fall Look

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 4m44s
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Sometimes you plan a shoot and have a photo in mind and it’s just not what you got when you were at the location.

Kate uses Lightroom’s HSL adjustments to turn the slightly yellow leaves dark orange and green leaves yellow to get the fall photo she had in mind.

This technique even works with people in the frame if they are not wearing anything green or yellow.

Black and White Looks

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Runtime - length of the film: 06m53s
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Learn how to create two completely different black and white looks in Lightroom that work for different kind of images.

Kate creates both a soft matte kind of black and white and a dramatic high contrast black and white. For both she uses the same image to make the difference more obvious.

She uses Lightroom to achieve these looks.

Sharpen Photos in Lightroom

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 06m05s
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Sharpening is really easy in Lightroom once you understand the different settings that are available. Learn how to use the details panel to properly sharpen your images.

In this video Kate explains what the different settings do and how to use them. She then uses an example to explain sharpening in Lightroom 5.

And you’ll learn that the Alt key is a powerful helper in Lightroom.

Workflow for Landscape Photos

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 06m05s
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After each vacation we go through our photos and see nice landscapes but there is room for a lot of improvement.

You’ll learn a possible workflow in this video. Kate first makes some adjustments to the exposure and contrast and adjusts the white balance. She then uses graduated filters and the adjustment brush to improve parts of the image.

In a last step she adjusts the colors and the clarity of the image.

Aged Photo Look

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 5m13s
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Some photos are perfect for this technique as they look like from a different time even before editing.

Use the tools of Lightroom 5 to make them look like the photos was taken years back by aging the photo.

Kate uses curves to reduce the blacks and adds a sepia toning. In a last step she uses Lightroom to create a special vignette that perfects the impression.

Creating a Cross Look

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Runtime - length of the film: 04m37s
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Back in the analogue times of photography the cross look was a popular way of adding an interesting look to images. Learn how to develop your digital files in Lightroom to get the look.

Kate will first make some preparations like reducing the saturation of the image and adjusting exposure before using the split toning tool of Lightroom to create the wanted look.

New Features in LR5

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m18s
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Each new version of Lightroom brings new features and with Lightroom 5 there were some amazing ones. Get to know them in this video.

Kate explains the new and changed features like the changed spot removal and graduated filters, the new full screen view, additions that were made to lens corrections and the completely new smart preview feature. The latter could completely change your workflow.

Lightroom-Photoshop-Workflow

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m29s
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You can use Lightroom for photo organisation and most editing purposes in the daily workflow of a portrait or wedding photographer but will find it's limits when you need to add text or edit major things.

In these cases you'll need to use Photoshop or another external editing software but want to keep Lightrooms advantages like keywords and file organisation.

Learn Kate Breuer's workflow when it comes to combining Lightroom and external editing in this video.

Lightroom Export Order

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Runtime - length of the film: 4m21s
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When you want to export files from multiple cameras in the order they were taken or in a custom order you can stumble upon problems.

With certain Lightroom export settings this problem can be solved and files exported in the order you want them to.

Kate explains how to set up the export in this case.