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Export Images With Multiple Export Presets in Lightroom Classic

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One of the new and exciting features in the November 2019 release of Lightroom Classic 9.0 is the ability to perform multi-batch export for the same set of images. In other words, you can export the same image with print and web preset simultaneously from a single pass. This is one more feature to wonder: how it comes that we didn't have this feature in the past?

In this post, I will explain to you how to use the advantage of the new feature in Lightroom Classic to export images with multiple export presets.

Why export using multiple export presets? The very first question which you may have is why export using multiple presets? What is so exciting about this new feature and why use it anyway?

New feature to export with multiple presets is a time saver in the first place. Many times you will need to export multiple versions of the same photo because of some requirements like file dimensions or file quality/size. Here are a few examples:

You want to export images with the highest q…

Why, When and How to Use Watched Folders in Lightroom Classic

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One of the lesser-known but very useful features in Lightroom Classic is to set up a watched folders. This feature allows you to instruct Lightroom to watch some particular folder for images and to import them in Lightroom so you can start working on them right away.

In this tutorial, I will explain to you why, when and how to use watched folder feature in Lightroom Classic.

When and why to use watched folders The very first and obvious question is why use watched folder feature? You can save time and automate import in Lightroom. Some common situations to use the watched folder feature:

When scanning photos, Lightroom can automatically move them to a new location and import them in the Lightroom catalog or collection.When using Canon EOS utility, for example, to shoot remotely.When Lightroom Classic doesn’t support your camera for tethered capture.

How to setup watched folders Watched folder is very convenient in some situations but it is not straight forward as you may think. Before…

Free Christmas / New Year Decorations Vol 6

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In this post, I have to share unique Christmas and New Year decorations saved as highest quality JPEG files. Use decorations free for personal and commercial projects as everything else listed in Freebies section.

If you need more highest quality design elements, please check my Adobe Stock portfolio page.


What is included in the package This package contains 5 different textures. Dimensions of images are 5184 x 3456 px. All files will be delivered to you in JPEG file format with maximum quality.

Preview Here are previews of all files included in this package.





Why and How to Create and Use Smart Collections in Lightroom Classic

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Smart collections are an easy way to automatically group photos in Lightroom Classic based on custom criteria. Grouping photos is an essential task to speed up workflow and make things easy to export, print, create a slideshow, export contact sheet and so on... Best of all, smart collections will not change anything in your folder structure on the hard drive but rather will add one more grouping and organizational level.

In this tutorial, I will explain to you why to consider smart collections in Lightroom Classic and how to create and use them.

Why use smart collections The very first question or doubt you may have is why use smart collections anyway? The short answer is because you can add one more automated organization level which can speed up your workflow.

Smart collections are based on custom rules or criteria that you can define and change at any time. Photos or files that meet defined criteria will be automatically added to smart collections.

Example: you can define a rule for…

Improved Properties Panel in Photoshop 2020

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One of the very useful improvements in Photoshop version 21 or Photoshop 2020 is Properties panel with several new items added. This small improvement is a huge time saver. New items will give you more features available from a single panel plus access to frequently used commands.

In this post, I want to draw your attention to new items that are added to the Properties panel in Photoshop 2020.

What is added to the Properties panel and how to use new items New items added to Window > Properties panel are layer content sensitive. In other words, features or options on the Properties panel will change according to content on the selected layer.

Here is the list with features/options available based on content on the selected layer.

When none of the layers is selected in the Layers panel:

Canvas section provides: Canvas Size which you can use to add or shrink canvas.Color Mode and Bit Depth to change them without visiting the Image menu. There is also an option to quickly create a Bac…

Free Christmas / New Year Decorations Vol 5

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In this post, I have to share unique Christmas and New Year decorations saved as highest quality JPEG files. Use decorations free for personal and commercial projects as everything else listed in Freebies section.

If you need more highest quality design elements, please check my Adobe Stock portfolio page.


What is included in the package This package contains 5 different textures. Dimensions of images are 5184 x 3456 px. All files will be delivered to you in JPEG file format with maximum quality.

Preview Here are previews of all files included in this package.






Customizable Warp Transformation in Photoshop 2020

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One of the new features in Photoshop 2020 is the ability to customize warp transformation. From now and on you can add as many control grid lines as you need what makes this functionality much more useful. More control lines, especially custom made lines and mesh points mean more precise control. I was facing a problem with a fixed 3x3 grid in the past and usually, Puppet Warp was there to cover limitation. Now that we have custom control grid lines option I can not believe that this feature wasn't implemented before.

In this tutorial, I will introduce to you new options available when using the warp transformation command in Photoshop.

What is the advantage and how to use it The very first question you may have is what is the actual advantage of adding more control grid lines? Well, in the past there was limiting a 3x3 grid. In short, a number of control grid lines and points are a limitation for many complex wrap operations because of a lack of precision. An increased number of…