Some Lesser-Known but Very Helpful Lightroom Tips

Lightroom tips are like puppies and chocolate chip cookies: you can never have enough of them. This helpful video will show you five Lightroom tips and tricks you might not have seen before.

Coming to you from Chelsea Nicole Photography, this great tutorial will introduce you to some lesser-known but great features in Lightroom. Of them, I have to say that my personal favorite is using the color picker tool in the HSL (hue, saturation, and luminance) slider panel. The grass in this part of the country can often be a bit more yellow than green, and I often like to shift it back toward something a bit more pleasing to the eye. Because the grass is usually some combo of green, yellow, and even a smidgen of orange, it can be tedious adjusting the individual HSL sliders to subtract and add the component colors to get what I want. When you use the color picker tool, Lightroom automatically breaks down the sampled area into its component colors and adjusts them proportionally, which ends up saving a lot of time and back and forth between the sliders. Check out the above video for more helpful tips and hidden features!

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Proving that even old dogs can learn, I was delighted to find out about the hidden slider for effects brushes.
I had complained for years to others about the lack of control that a fade slider would permit and it seems it was skulking under my stylus all this time!

This is just the sort of thing that keeps me watching instructional videos despite my conceit.

Love discovering some excellent social media workflow tips in here, as well as alt dragging on the image to toggle your brush settings. Never knew that one was in there! Thanks for the great tips :).

These were great! The best part -- they got to the point!! I had to pause and backup to get notes here and there, and I love when I have to do that because the pacing is so good. Most people would stretch this into a 25 minute drone with ums and ahs and mistakes and chit chat, and as a very busy person that drives me nuts. I never knew of Chelsea but her YT channel is now bookmarked.

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I'm so happy Chelsea is getting the recognition she deserves. She's an awesome photographer with fabulous creative insight! I especially love learning tips from the working pro who uses their toolkit day-in and day-out. I'm ready to reap the benefits of her Lightroom mojo!