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How We Edit Our Images in Lightroom 4

Not too long ago we posted a tutorial about how we get such beautiful, consistent skin tones in our images using Lightroom 3, and at about the same time Adobe released Lightroom 4 which works differently and has all kinds of different sliders, so we decided it was time to record another tutorial. (If you like, you can check out the Lightroom 3 tutorial here)

In this screencast, I demo how Jeff and I edit our wedding and engagement images in Adobe Lightroom 4. This isn’t a tutorial on how to use Lightroom, it’s simply an explanation of the editing process we use to achieve our natural style for our wedding and engagement shoots.

I even give away our ‘secret ingredient’…

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Enjoy!


Hugs,

Erin



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Jeff Youngren -

Be sure to check out the bloopers at the end :)

Nathan Cashion -

Great job. I remember the steps in the LR3 tutorial were opposite of Aperture. Ironically, now it looks like they changes in LR4 are nearly the same as Aperture.

Jeff Youngren -

Be sure to check out the bloopers at the end :)

Nathan Cashion -

Great job. I remember the steps in the LR3 tutorial were opposite of Aperture. Ironically, now it looks like they changes in LR4 are nearly the same as Aperture.

Kandi Zadel -

How do you sharpen once you have images finished w/ this part of your process?

Kandi Zadel -

How do you sharpen once you have images finished w/ this part of your process?

Cara Morris -

Do you use the sharpening in LR 4? I remember that mentioned in your LR 3 video…that you may start using sharpening in LR 4. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I love clean natural editing! :)

Crystelle Carrick -

Is the video supposed to be blurry? I’m having a hard time seeing your adjustments in the right panel. I thought it was just my small screen when I watched this the first time on my iphone, but it’s the same on my iMac. Otherwise, thank you so much for sharing! I knew LR4 was better I just didn’t know how much more powerful it is now.

Susana Ledadom -

Thank you so much for this video! Extremely helpful! I admire your work!

Ari Dorfman -

Are you putting the frame around the images and logo in lightroom? or with photoshop actions? I can only figure out how to do a similar style with my images in PS with actions. is there a way in LR?

Tatiana Pysmennyy -

the video doesn’t play after I enter the password.

Debbie Huber -

I just downloaded LR4, and this was SO helpful! thank you so much! =)

Michelle Watts -

I still can’t get videos to play after entering password. Help!

Darcy Ferris -

not able to get the video to play after entering the provided password. =(