Cool Lightroom 5 tutorial and Lightroom retouching

The adjustment brush has been greatly improved in Lightroom  5. We now have the ability to do most retouching in Lightroom and not have to round trip into Photoshop. You can retouch skin, lighten wrinkles, adjust eye color, make lips more glossy and more. Non destructive edits with sliders attached so, now you can go back and tweak to you hearts content.



Once you get an adjustment you like you can save the brush so, next time you need to a that adjustment just select the brush your created from the drop down menu and paint away. The adjustment brush is the key to retouching in Lightroom you can layer them similar to the way you can layer adjustment layers in Photoshop. Once you get a understanding of how it works you’ll be retouching in Lightroom and saving yourself time involved in a round trip to Photoshop and back on more retouching tasks. You can also buy brushes to give you a head start like the set from my friend Brett at I have Brett’s brushes and they give you a great starting place for skin, dodging and burning and may others there are 49 of them even brushes for adding makeup like lipstick or blush.

I am alway looking for a Lightroom 5 tutorial that will help me get a better understanding of the tools in Lightroom. If you would like a better grasp on what the Adjustment Brush can do in Lightroom, I found this great lesson on Youtube from You should check it out, good stuff. Thanks has a lot of awesome classes if you are looking to purchase some traning I would check them out. There are plenty of others on Lightroom like this one on uploading to flicker from Lightroom.

Cool Goodies for Lightroom

Jeffrey Friedl has made quite a few plugins for lightroom.
Plug ins to move your files to other places like twitter, Zenfolio, SmugMug, PicasaWeb, Google Drive etc.,
Plug Ins to manage your Meta data better . Tons of cool stuff. If you need lightroom to do something I would start your search here.

Thanks Jeffrey for sharing your cool tools.


How Lightroom works with system resources and how to optimize it.

Great insight from Julieanne Kost

NEW Sharing Icons

I designed a set of alternate sharing icons as a bonus to the next update. Updates are FREE so, users watch your email in the next few weeks.
John's icon set


New features too.