Here Are 14 Easy Yet Powerful Lightroom Tips and Tricks You Can’t Live Without (VIDEO)

Evan Ranft is a professional photographer and image-editing expert based in Atlanta. And when he says the Lightroom tips in this tutorial are indispensable for processing his images, you can be sure they’re pretty darn good.

In the 10-minute video below, Ranft walks you through 14 Lightroom tricks he uses on a daily basis. Some are simple, basic tips, while others are more advanced techniques. What all these methods have in common is that they will either speed up your workflow or optimize performance—all while delivering great results.

Ranft’s advice spans the gamut from simple tips for customizing your workspace and moving quickly from Lightroom’s Library screen to the Develop module, to a number of helpful editing shortcuts. You’ll learn his method for straightening a skewed horizon, as well as a quick way to change the aspect ratio of an image from landscape to portrait.

And if your images occasionally have a distorted perspective, Ranft demonstrates how Lightroom’s Transform tool can be your best friend. So watch the video, take a few notes, and make the most of Lightroom in the future.

You can find more shooting and editing tips on Ranft’s YouTube channel, and be sure to look at our recent preview of Adobe’s new cloud-based Lightroom CC.

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