Lightroom | Import Auto Presets [video]
This one little step saves me a ton of time whenever I’m transferring photos from one of our cameras to my computer. By letting Lightroom take a stab at auto-correcting the exposure, it's a risk-free way to shave valuable time off my post-processing workflow.
Realistic Digital Washi Tape [video]
Digital washi tape is an element I can't pass up - I love those little patterned pieces of tape. When I tape something down on my page, though, I want convey a realistic sense of dimension where the tape "jumps the edge" of an item. This is where Photoshop's Dodge & Burn tools come in.
Quick & Clean Recoloring [video]
When one of my creative team members shared this recoloring tip with me, my jaw hit my desk. I couldn't believe how much time I had been wasting all these years! I mean, seriously ... those are minutes, hours, ENTIRE DAYS that I'll never get back. Let me be a cautionary tale - start using this trick now.
Recoloring the Red Channel [video]
Another quick tutorial on recoloring, only this time it's recoloring a single color channel through the Hue & Saturation dialogue. This tutorial coincided with the release of my Found Frames, and I wanted to show how easily they could be recolored to match any product by adjusting one channel.
Better Drop Shadows
I've written a quick, concise (but fun!) run-through of some of my tried-and-true drop shadowing techniques in Adobe Photoshop and included a link to my Shadow Like Me layer styles for Photoshop. You can be on your way to better, more realistic drop shadows in no time flat.
The OCD Guide to Random Scatters
In order to create seemingly effortless scatters, which flies directly in the face of my obsessive-compulsive need to line things up, I was left with no other option but to devise a completely regimented way to achieve a totally non-regimented look. Fake it 'til you make it!
Tagging Photos to Scrap in Lightroom
It was a slow courtship, but the more I learn about Lightroom the more I wind up loving it. This is one tip that streamlines my scrapbooking workflow by allowing me to quickly assign photos that I want to scrap to a Lightroom Collection with just a click of a button.