How to Add Sun Rays to a Photo with Luminar

In this video tutorial I’m going to show you how to add sun rays to your photo using Luminar from Skylum Software, and also explain which images work best for this kind of edit. Luminar has rapidly become my go-to Lightroom and Photoshop editing plugin, and with Luminar 2018 they added some cool new features that will help us with this task. Example Image The first image is the RAW file from my Fuji X100. The second image has gone through the process that is demonstrated in the YouTube video above. Click to view them larger. Whilst sunshine can be …

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The BEST Way to Move Files Between Lightroom and Luminar

Luminar from Skylum Software is one of my absolute favourite photo editing applications. You can use it as a standalone editor, or you can integrate it into Lightroom in a couple of ways. Most people are aware of the regular way in which you can use Luminar as a Lightroom plugin, but in this video tutorial I’m going to show you a second way that gives you MUCH more control over how your images are opened in Luminar, and how the edits are then organized in Lightroom. If you’re a Lumniar user, it’s a quick one, don’t miss it. If …

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How to Recover Deleted Photos From Your Camera’s Memory Card (Stellar Photo Recovery Review)

Accidents do happen, and if you take photos for long enough, at some point you’re probably going to find yourself in a situation where you’ve accidentally deleted images from a memory card. This sounds like a total disaster, but actually you might be surprised to find out how easy it is to get those photos back. Whether you delete a single image, or format an entire card, most of the data actually remains in place and all you need is a piece of software that’s smart enough to dig it out. You can’t do this forever, eventually the data will …

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How to Auto Import Multiple Edits into Lightroom From Photoshop Round Trip

Video Tutorial Get it on YouTube here, or scroll down for the full text description.   Auto Importing Photoshop Edits into Lightroom At some point in the development of Adobe Lightroom CC an important change has been made that is sure to please a lot of photographers. So far this doesn’t seem to have been reported on, and Adobe’s own online resources still teach a now outdated methodology for this particular important piece of workflow. What we’re talking about today is the process for round tripping a photo from Lightroom into Photoshop and then back into Lightroom again. Most seasoned …

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New Macphun Discount Code for Readers

I’m always trying to find new deals for our lovely readers, and this week I’m bringing you a 10% discount code for all software from Macphun. This of course means that it included the phenomenal Luminar software, and also Aurora HDR which is the only HDR software I use. Macphun often have deals running on their site, but you can actually apply this discount code on top of their deals so that you save even more money! Just use the discount code ShutterMuse10 in discount code box at the checkout.    

How to Install Lightroom Presets in Under 30 Seconds

Today I’m bringing you an Adobe Lightroom tutorial in two different ways. Lightroom presets are a key component in speeding up the photo editing workflow. You can make them yourself (time consuming) or you can buy them for next to nothing from a number of different online stores. Once you’ve purchased them, you’ll need to install them, and that’s what I’m going to show you how to today – in less than 30 seconds! Actually I’m going to give you two videos. The first video shows you the best way to install Lightroom presets with the sub 30 second method, …

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21 Essential Adobe Lightroom Classic Shortcuts – Free Download

I recently published a free downloadable PDF guide to all the Adobe Lightroom Classic CC keyboard shortcuts, but it occurred to me that it might also be useful to have a second simpler download that was just a single printable page. The full guide is really useful, and well worth a read because it’ll probably teach you a few things about Lightroom that you didn’t even know it could do, but a condensed one-pager of the most useful shortcuts also sounds like a great idea, so that’s what I’m bringing you here! It’s not possible to memorize the hundreds of …

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