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Articles by Scot Baston

About Scot Baston (29 Articles)
Scot Baston is a Commercial & Wedding Photographer that lives on the south coast of Devon, that inspires much of his work. Whether it the technical or emotive sides, Photography is a passion that continues to challenge and inspire. Besides his <a href="http://Devon.Photography">website</a>, Scot can be found on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/ScotBaston">Twitter </a> and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/ScotBastonPhotography">Facebook</a>.

Skin tone correction using RGB Curves in Lightroom 5

When it comes to editing skin tones, Adobe Photoshop has always reigned supreme. Lightroom could change the white balance and even alter the Hue, Saturation and Luminance values, but this is often not accurate enough to render great skin tones. This changed with the introduction of RGB curves in Lightroom 4, allowing us to change the values of Red, Green & Blue at a specific tonal range of the image. How this changes things will be explained below, but suffice to say it makes for much nicer skin tones without the need to export to photoshop. [More]

Soft Proofing in Lightroom

How many times have you sent an image from Lightroom to either a printing company or to an online service like Facebook or Flickr and the colours came out all wrong? Now assuming that you have a calibrated monitor (if not, why not?) then the cause of the problem is probably a matter of colour space and Gamut. [More]

Selective Smart Sharpening in Adobe Photoshop

One of the wonderful (and often confusing) things about Photoshop is that there are many ways to do just about anything. Sharpening is no exception and almost everyone will have their favourite method.. This is my current favourite for its flexibility and the results it achieves. This method is both easy and effective and perfect for saving as an action to be applied to any image at the click of a button. One of the benefits of this method is that the amount of sharpening and even where is sharpened is all adjustable after application. [More]

Smart Solutions to Dumb Problems in Lightroom

Today's post is in response to a problem I sometimes have, and I'm guessing that I am not alone. The problem is that my Lightroom catalogue is fairly sizeable and as I shoot weddings I have quite a few images by other photographers within Lightroom. So how do I quickly and easily find only my photos or that of another photographer? [More]

Drag and Drop from Lightroom

I was asked recently whether you could drag and drop files from Lightroom onto a memory stick and this raised a few points that I thought were worthy of mentioning here.   To understand the [More]

Building an ebook in Lightroom

Today I thought I would try something a little different.. How about creating a book in Adobe Lightroom 4, converting it to an ebook and publishing it to the Apple iTunes (and Blurb book store). Does [More]

Adobe Nav for iPad

As wonderful as Adobe Photoshop is, I doubt there is a person that would call it simple.. There are many ways to do just about anything, from choosing which tool to use, find that skin smoothing [More]

Duelling in Lightroom, Working With 2 Screens

One of the great reasons to use Lightroom is that it offers such a fast and easy workflow for editing large numbers of images. Every little tip, trick or method that saves editing seconds allows us to be more effective and profitable as photographers. My tip for today is using Duel Screens in Lightroom. The ability to work on one image while controlling a batch of images means that you can work quicker and more consistently allowing for more time doing what we love.. spending more time out with the camera. [More]

Dust Spot Removal in Lightroom

The bane of a landscape photographer’s life is dust spots on the film or camera sensor.. The smaller the aperture, the greater the likely hood that ugly dust spots will appear in your images. [More]

The Eyes Have It.. LR4 Brush presets

One of the things I have noticed since using the Lightroom 4 is that my adjustment brushes that I created for LR3 just don't give the same results as they used to. The reason for this is that the adjustment sliders have changed since Lightroom 3. The clarity brush is a perfect example for this, as the clarity slider is now twice as strong as it was in Lightroom 3. [More]

Shooting Tethered in Lightroom

One of the fantastic things about Lightroom is the way it can streamline a photographer’s workflow. Lightroom allows the creating of presets and applying them over a complete shoot, even [More]
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