Category Archives: Meetings

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 3/16/18

Our Thirteenth user group meeting had 4 in attendance.

We discussed:

  • General Lightroom discussion
  • Video: New Features in Lightroom Classic CC 7.2  (Tim Grey)
  • Video: Landscape Photography tutorial (Steve De Waele)
  • Video: Advanced Lightroom Vignette Settings (Matt Kloskowski)
  • Video: Advanced editing in Lightroom (Chris Eyre-Walker)
  • Video: 2 minute Photoshop tip on Hidden Zoom feature (Unmesh Dinda).
  • Ideas for future meeting topics.

New Features in Lightroom Classic CC 7.2

Landscape Photography tutorial

Advanced Lightroom Vignette Settings

Advanced editing in Lightroom

Hidden Photoshop Zoom feature

Next month’s meeting will be held on April 20th at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

NOTE: The meeting time is now 2:00 pm.

We will look at some more Lightroom and Photoshop quick tips, recent Lightroom and Photoshop program changes,  we may view more of the Ultimate Lightroom Course lessons.

Otto

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 2/16/18

NOTE: The meeting time has been changed to 2:00 pm

Our Thirteenth user group meeting had 3 in attendance.

We discussed:

  • Lumensia Photoshop plugin, see below for info.
  •  https://fstoppers.com/originals/luminosity-masks-photoshop-made-simple-using-lumenzia-95647
  • Topaz Remask    http://www.topazlabs.com/remask
  • Watched 5 tips video on Lightroom Landscapes (Zack Schnepf)
  • Watched video on how to create precise masks in Lightroom (Klaus Herrmann)
  • Watched Lightroom Quick Edit video (YuriFineart)
  • Watched Lightroom Quick Tips video,  editing Plugin defaults  (Anthony Morganti)
  • Watched Lightroom Color Tool use (Matt Kloskowski)
  • Watched Photoshop Patch Tool Guide video (PIXimperfect)
  • Watched What’s new in Lightroom (Feb 2018) (Matt Kloskowski)
  • Ideas for future meeting subject matter.

5 Tips to Improve your Landscape Photos

How to create precise masks in Lightroom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92LWafALmQA

Lightroom quick Edit

Lightroom Quick Tips Episode 135

The Lightroom Color Tool

Photoshop Patch Tool Guide

What’s new in Lightroom (February 2018)

Next month’s meeting will be held on March 16th at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

NOTE: The meeting time has been changed to 2:00 pm.

We will look at some more Lightroom and Photoshop quick tips, recent Lightroom and Photoshop program changes,  we may view more of the Ultimate Lightroom Course lessons.

Otto

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 1/19/18

NOTE: The meeting time has been changed to 2:00 pm

Our Twelfth user group meeting had 7 in attendance.

We discussed:

  • Lightroom Mobile discussion
  • Watched video on Lightroom Mobile photo editing (BMACadelic)
  • Watched 5 tips video on Lightroom Mobile (Serge Ramelli)
  • Watched video on advanced brush settings in Lightroom and Photoshop (Matt Klos kowski)
  • Photoshop skin retouching video (Piximperfect)
  • 1minute Photoshop background change video(Piximperfect)
  • Photoshop autumn colors video (Piximperfect)
  • Ideas for future meeting subject matter.

How To Edit PHOTOS In Lightroom Mobile LIKE A PRO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW8G7eeE14g

5 tricks with Lightroom mobile that will change your life as a photographer

Advanced Brush Settings in Lightroom and Photoshop – YouTube
Why LIGHTROOM EDITS go WRONG! – YouTube
The Most Important Skin Retouching Trick in Photoshop – YouTube
1-Minute Photoshop – How to Change Background (Episode 1) – YouTube
Apply the Golden Colors of Autumn | 1-Minute Photoshop (Ep. 3) – YouTube

Next month’s meeting will be held on February 16th at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

NOTE: The meeting time is being changed to 2:00 pm.

We will look at some more Lightroom and Photoshop quick tips, recent Lightroom and Photoshop program changes  and view more of the Ultimate Lightroom Course lessons.

Otto

 

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 12/15/17

NOTE: The meeting time is being changed to 2:00 pm starting with the January  19th Meeting.

Our Eleventh user group meeting had 7 in attendance.

We discussed:

  • Recent changes to the Lightroom AUTO functions in the Develop module covered by Victoria Bampton ( Lightroomqueen.com ).
  • The Lightroom Process engine and how to change it for photos edited in older versions of Lightroom.
  • Lightroom tips and tricks video by Anthony Morganti
  • A start to finish photoedit by Yuri Fineart
  • Free Lightroom Christmas preset.
  • 10 hidden Lightroom features video by Jamie Windsor.
  • Photoshop exposure blending video.
  • Photoshop secret Tone curve trick.
Lightroom Quick Tips – Episode 134 Anthony Morganti

A Start to Finish Photoedit tutorial

A  free Christmas Lightroom Preset

10 Hidden Lightroom Features (Good Stuff Here)

Photoshop Exposure Blending

Photoshop Secret Tone Curve Trick

 

Next month’s meeting will be held on January 19th at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

NOTE: The meeting time is being changed to 2:00 pm.

We will look at some more Lightroom and Photoshop quick tips, recent Lightroom and Photoshop program changes  and view more of the Ultimate Lightroom Course lessons.

Otto

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 11/17/17

Our Tenth user group meeting had 5 in attendance.

We discussed:

  • Recent changes and renaming of the Lightroom programs.
  • Several videos demonstrating new features in Lightroom Classic CC including Range Masking.
  • 2 Lightroom tips and tricks videos.
  • A video demonstrating a method for collaborating on image editing.
  • A start to finish photo edit by Matt Kloskowski
  • Recent changes installed in Photoshop 2018
  • Lumenzia – A lumenosity masking tool for Photoshop, link below.
  • https://gregbenzphotography.com/news/introducing-lumenzia-luminosity-masking-panel

Lightroom changes and Range Masking examples

5 secret (?) Lightroom Tips

Image sharing on line

Light Shaping using adjustment brushes in Lightroom

Start to finish photo makeover

Five new things in Photoshop 2018

Next month’s meeting will be held on Dec. 15 at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

We will look at some more Lightroom and Photoshop quick tips, recent Lightroom and Photoshop program changes  and view more of the Ultimate Lightroom Course lessons.

An hour at the end of the meeting will be available to work with anyone who needs help with Lightroom from our experienced users.

Otto

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 10/20/17

Our Ninth user group meeting had 4 in attendance.

We discussed:

  • Matt Kloskowski’s Lightroom video course (Ultimate Lightroom Course). On Sept. 28  a new version “The Lightroom System” will replace this. Link below:
  • https://mattk.com/lightroom/
  • How to use Lightroom Presets (video below)
  • Q&A episode 13 Anthony Morganti (video below)
  • Three Lightroom tricks (video below)
  • Five Lightroom secrets (video below)
  • Photoshop for Lightroom users, Matt Kloskowski (video below)

How to use Lightroom Presets

Q&A episode 13 Anthony Morganti

Three Lightroom tricks

Top 5 Lightroom secrets

Photoshop for Lightroom users

Next month’s meeting will be held on Nov. 17 at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

We will look at some more Lightroom and Photoshop quick tips, recent Lightroom and Photoshop program changes (These are significant) and view more of the Ultimate Lightroom Course lessons.

An hour at the end of the meeting will be available to work with anyone who needs help with Lightroom from our experienced users.

Otto

8th Annual Member Show Exhibit is Open

The 8th Annual Member Show Exhibit is open for the public to view Monday thru Thursdays 8 am – 4:00 pm at the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, Thomas Green Blvd, on the square in Patrick Square, Clemson, SC.

We held our Member Show’s opening reception last night (Oct 16th – our regular scheduled meeting time). We had a great turnout. Thank you everyone for bringing food and refreshments. We also thank those members who came on Friday afternoon to help hang the show!

To view the 8th Annual Member Exhibit online, click here.

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 9/15/17

Our Eighth user group meeting had 11 in attendance.

We discussed:

  • Matt Kloskowski’s Lightroom video course (Ultimate Lightroom Course). On Sept. 28  a new version “The Lightroom System” will replace this. Link below:
  • https://mattk.com/lightroom/
  • Q&A on scanning and copying family photos
  • Scan Cafe scanning service. Mpix printing service.
  • Printing through the Smugmug photo site.
  • 5 online videos were shown with discussion after.(links below)

Faststone Image viewer  was discussed again, link below. I have set this up as my default JPEG image viewer and find it useful and fast.

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Next month’s meeting will be held on Oct. 20 at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

We will look at some more Lightroom and Photoshop quick tips, any recent program changes and view more of the Ultimate Lightroom Course lessons.

An hour at the end of the meeting will be available to work with anyone who needs help with Lightroom from our experienced users.

Otto

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 8/18/17

Our Seventh user group meeting had 6 in attendance.

We discussed:

  • Using Lightroom Collections and Smart Collections.
  • Customizing the Lightroom workspace.
  • Merging photos for Panoramas in Lightroom.
  • Merging photos for Panoramas in Photoshop
  • Merging photos for Panoramas using Microsoft ICE.
  • Demo of FastStone Image viewer.
  • Showed before and after photos from Judaculla Rock NC
  • Photoshop Q&A with Anthony Morganti (Episode 10).
  • New Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.
  • 9 online videos were shown with discussion after.(links below)

Adobe Debuts New Photoshop Tutorial Series on YouTube for Beginners

Here’s a link to FastStone Image Viewer a freeware program that I use as my default image viewer. It loads quickly and is very easy to use. It also has some basic editing capability but be careful as I believe it’s edits are destructive (permanently change the file).

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Next month’s meeting will be held on Sept. 15 at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

We will look at some Lightroom and Photoshop quick tips, any recent program changes and whatever other goodies I have found.

An hour at the end of the meeting will be available to work with anyone who needs help with Lightroom from our experienced users.

Otto

Lightroom / Photoshop User Group Meeting Notes 7/21/17

We discussed:

  • Using the Lightroom History Panel.
  • Reasons for changing images when loading Lightroom photos.
  • Lightroom Mobile Latest Update and associated training videos.
  • Start to finish photo edit tutorials by Matt Kloskowski & YuriFineart.
  • Use of Photoshop Color Lookup Tables.
  • Using Photoshop Pen Tool and Patch Tool.
  • 8 online videos were shown with discussion after.(links below)

Lightroom History Panel

 Images go flat when loading into Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)

 Lightroom Mobile latest update  

Photoshop Color Lookup Tables

Color Lookup Tables (Matt Kloskowski)

 Color Lookup Tables use (Jullianne Kost)

Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop

Use of the Photoshop Patch Tool (Matt Kloskowski)

Next month’s meeting will be held on Aug. 18 at the OLLI building. Check the front table for location if we are not in the Auditorium.

We will continue discussing Lightroom Mobile and its cell phone apps, look at Collections and Smart collections in Lightroom and  Look at creating Panoramas in Lightroom.

An hour at the end of the meeting will be available to work with anyone who needs help with Lightroom from our experienced users.

Otto