Lightroom has many tricks up its sleeve and power secrets, one of the handiest being how it uses the Alt key (option on a Mac). Whether you are working with exposure, sharpening or reduction, you will find it a really useful addition to your arsenal of Lightroom weapons – and how hard is it to [...]
The risk of using software to sharpen if you don’t know what you are doing is that you can ‘solve’ one problem, but can create a much bigger one – over-sharpening your images.
While there are lots of commercially sold presets, such as the excellent film-emulation packages from VSCO and Mastin Labs, there are lots of free resources too, and here are some of our favourites.
When it comes to editing raw, you don’t actually need to shell out for Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom… or do you?