Using Lightroom on Two Computers

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My main Lightroom catalog is on a desktop Windows machine in my home studio, but I travel with a MacBook Pro, and use the laptop computer for working with Lightroom on the road. In this video, I’ll discuss the way I merge photos from my remote shoots back into my main Lightroom catalog.

In order to do this, I use Lightroom’s “Export as Catalog” and “Import from another Catalog” features to transfer and merge my two separate catalogs into one.

Keep in mind that this is one of a number of possible strategies, but it is the one that works for me.

Workshop – Lighting and Editing for Portrait

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This full day workshop will encourage and support attendees to experiment with studio lighting of all kinds. There’ll be both flash and continuous lighting available to light the two models. Once you’ve captured your images you can take them to a spacious classroom adjacent to the studio where you can use Adobe Photoshop to edit them.

Two trainers will be on hand, Eric Renno an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Sian DeCiantis, a Media Lecturer.

Pen Tool in Photoshop – Converting Points

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We continue to progress through the tricks and details of using the Pen Tool in Photoshop, and today we look at ways of converting anchor points from corners, to smooth curves, to cusp points and back. This final skill, combined with what we’ve learned in the previous videos, will give you everything you need to manage creating and editing of virtually any complex path in any image.

Pen Tool in Photoshop–Cusp Points

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In this, our 5th instalment of our series on using the Pen Tool in Photoshop, we explore the problem of cusp points. Cusps are formed when two curves meet, but not in a smooth point – rather in a corner or sharp angle, as you might see on a heart, or perhaps on the fin of a fish. The technique for drawing this type of shape in Photoshop is not obvious, but it is easy once you know how.

Pen Tool in Photoshop – Smooth Curves

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We’ve been chipping away at the Pen Tool in Photoshop, and in this part 4 of our series, we finally begin to draw curved paths, freeform, with the Pen Tool. Learning to use control points and control handles requires some practice and some experience, but with the knowledge base from the first three segments in this series, we’re ready to tackle curved paths.