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Lightroom Adjustment Brush Example

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Lightroom

Here is a picture I took a few years ago in Santa Barbara, California. This is just a straight RAW file with no editing in Photoshop or Lightroom converted to a .jpeg.

Here is the same pic with some editing with the adjustment brush in Lightroom. It is ugly and I went to the extreme, but it shows you what you can do with the adjustment brush in Lightroom. Notice the sand is darker, I added a little punch to the waves,  lightened up the water in the front of the wave, and darkened the sky. Click on the pictures to get a full view of the image.


IMHO, the adjustment brush in Adobe Lightroom is by far the coolest tool in the app. If used correctly, it can take your picture from good to great. I have ‘dabbled’ with it, and have gotten pretty good at using it until I saw this video by Dan Moughamian @ Tipsquirrel.


Photoshop World starts today in Vegas, and I am stuck here at the grind. I would really love to attend one of these one day. I am sure Scott Kelby will be blogging daily from Mandalay Bay ( If you have never heard about it, it is a 3 day conference for us creative folks to learn more about what we love. Now that Adobe Lightroom has went from the category of ‘what’s that’ to the industry standard for photographers, they are setting aside a lot more time for Lightroom. When you get a chance, check out Scott’s blog for more info on Photoshop World.

According to Scott Kelby, this years Photoshop World Conference and Expo will have a lot more Lightroom seminars then in years past.  In fact, this year they are calling it “The Lightroom Conference at Photoshop World”.  This years conference will be held in Boston, MA at the Hynes Convention Center March 25-27, 2009.  If you do not have Lightroom yet, I suggest you download the trial version here and give it a test run.  IMHO, it is the best application on the market for photographers.


Get organized in Lightroom 2.

Posted: January 10, 2009 in Lightroom

If you have tons of pictures and you use Lightroom 2, here is a link on how to organize all your shots and keep a clean catalog;