How To Use Luminar Presets?

Presets in Luminar is a very powerful way to work with your images and speed up your workflow. It is much more flexible than you are be used to if you are familiar with Lightroom. With Luminar presets you can also include how layer blends with those below it, and you can set a specific opacity for a layer that you applied the presets to. You can apply masks to each individual filter within a preset.

If you are used to working with Nik Collection Plugins you will soon recognize that using presets in Luminar is quite similar to applying recipes in Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4.

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How to Build Keyword Hierarchies in Lightroom?

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Adding keywords to your photos in Lightroom is probably not the most fun part of your photo editing workflow. I guess you would rather spend time on your creative process with making your photos come alive or be out taking more photos.

However, managing your Lightroom keywords is very useful, because many publishing plugins to Lightroom can recognize the attached keywords and use these in your online portfolio (like on Photoshelter), or on a photography portal like on 500px.com. Entering keywords in Lightroom will save you the time of entering the keywords online. Maintaining a good keyword structure in Lightroom can highly benefit your search engine optimization effort online along with improving Lightroom’s ability to find your photos when you search for them.

Keywording in Lightroom is quite flexible, and you can add keywords in several ways.

Besides, from just adding your keywords in the Keywording Panel, you could instead build a hierarchy of keywords. It takes more time in the beginning, but it pays off later when entering keywords for other images.

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How to use Photoshop Actions to Add an Exclusive Border?

 

Your awesome photo is processed and ready for print. But still you feel something is missing. Do you want to add an extra exclusive look to your photo with an elegant Photoshop border? And what about applying a Photoshop border automatically to multiple photos by using Photoshop Actions and batch processing. In this post,  I will show you both how you can create a border in a few simple steps and how to automate the technique with Photoshop Actions.

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How to Use a Photoshop Gradient Map For Stunning Black and White Photos?

DSC_2145-Edit-2_0,5 sec at f - 9,5_11 mm_ISO 100_NIKON D7100One of the best ways to use to convert an image to a toned black and white image is by using Photoshop’s Gradient Map tool. With the gradient map tool, you can create a lot of kick-ass looking toned black and white photos, but you can also create some crazy stuff which looks horrible, so take care.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to work with the Photoshop Gradient Map tool to achieve a professional looking toned black and white image.

Here is the original color image that I will convert into a toned black and white photo using a gradient map in Photoshop.

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