Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Technique Tuesday: Jiffy Lube For Lightroom - Adjustment Brush Presets In Lightroom 2

Good Morning Everybody,
Well, the market's down another gazillion points, my 401K is about a 101K, my 2 month old 1.5T Seagate Extreme died while we were in Las Vegas last week- no data loss, it was the backup drive. Thankfully it came with a 5 year warranty. Heck, maybe it would have lasted 4 months with a 10 year warranty - my goldfish died, the dog ran off with the mailman, but no problem - Lightroom still loves me;~)

OK, all kidding aside today - let's get right to today's Technique Tuesday...

Jiffy Lube For Lightroom - Adjustment Brush Presets In Lightroom 2
You know, when a program has over 36% market share and is gaining more all the time, it's probably time to take a closer look at it's functionality. Sure, many of us fire up Lightroom, and go right to work with sorting, cataloguing, developing, and the like. But, you know, if you peek under the hood, you'll find Lightroom 2's 426 Hemi with four barrel carb ready to speed you through lots of your workflow.

When I first started tinkering with Lightroom, it was cool to see how all the program with so many dimensions worked, but you know, after a while, you want to roll up your shirtsleeves and see what else it can do. I don't know if many of you have ever tried to create "adjustment brush" presets, but it is a "piece of cake" and really revs up the flexibility of Lightroom 2. Hit the PLAY button below and I'll show you how to do it in no time.

Lightroom guru and all around nice guy, Matt Kloskowski at Lightroom Killer Tips, has a nice article on Adjustment Brush Presets right here which helps on the import for MAC users. Hey gang, that's it for me today. Today is picture day for the staff and we put the final polish on the Digital WakeUp Call website - Yep, you'll get a chance to see who really runs the studio around here. Anyway, gang, I've got to go - see ya' tomorrow. -David


  1. LR brushes are really neat brush presets are fast n easy to make. I watched this video and saw MY brush presets in there. I'm honored :)

    If I may here's the link where people can download those brushes for free. I hope it's cool to post it. If not just remove this part


    Keep up the good work David... Gav

  2. Your comment about your hard drive caught my attention.

    This is a HUGE problem with the Barracuda 7200.11, which is used in the Xtreme. We own 6 of these drives; we first learned of the problem when one of them (also, thankfully, a backup drive) failed during a write. When checking a second, the files on it were corrupted. Testing the other four showed the same problem ("delayed write failed" error).

    The product review page on NewEgg.com has a long list of very unhappy reviewers reporting failures: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=22-148-337&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&SelectedRating=1&PurchaseMark=&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&Page=1&Keywords=

    Seagate customer service is actually turning away customers whose serial numbers don't match their list of known bad drives, even if still under warranty. They released a firmware update to resolve the problem, but it did not work.

    If you (or anyone reading this)are using another drive of this model, I would strongly advise backing up your data to another source and testing your hardware for errors. It's a widespread issue with this drive.