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More Than A Snapshot provides online photography education.

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This is the blog for More Than A Snapshot's Online Photography Classes.  In these blog posts I will give photography tips, tutorials, and show images.

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A First Look at Slylum's Luminar 3: Now with a Library Panel

Gary Detonnancourt

Skylum will not be releasing the new version Luminar 3 until December 18th and my course will not be finished for awhile after this release date. Therefore, I have decided to create a pre-sale bundle where you can purchase the Luminar 3 course now before it’s even been created at a deeply discounted price. This will help with the development of the course and since I want you to get plenty of value from my courses, I’ve decided to add three of my most popular courses to this bundle as a special pre-sale bonus. This four-course bundle will include:

  • Luminar 3

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lightroom

  • F**k the Rules, Your Composition Your Way

  • Learn to Create More than a Snapshot Photography Course

The pre-sale Black Friday price is $50 and you can click here to purchase this bundle.

If you don’t currently own Luminar you can purchase it now during their black Friday deal by clicking here. Since your purchasing it now you will get the upgrade to Luminar 3 free when it’s released on December 18th. They are also offering many bonuses with this sale that you can check out on their sales page.

If you decide to buy it use the coupon code “SNAPSHOT” to get $10 off.

How to Create a Slideshow with Photoshop CC

Gary Detonnancourt

Slideshows can easily be created with Adobe Lightroom, however, you can have more options and media choices if you make your slideshows with Photoshop.  I made this set of tutorials to show you how you can use Adobe Photoshop CC to make simple slideshows with just still images or mixed media slideshows that can include animation, video and text.

How to Make a Slideshow in Photoshop CC

Here are some of the important steps in the process along with screenshots.

  • Export Images from Lightroom at 1920 x 1080
  • Photoshop:  Click File>Open
  • Open one image
  • Click Window>Timeline
  • Click create video timeline
  • Click add Media to add more images
  • Drag images around to re-order them
  • Drag the edge of images to change the length of time they will be displayed
  • Add transitions between images
  • Add animations to individual images
  • Add a black background for images that may not be 1920 x 1080
  • Add Sound and adjust sound options
  • Click the hamburger menu on the right side of the timeline > Render video (see video #2 for more information.)

Basic Slideshow with still images only.  Music from Bensound

 
Enhancing a slideshow with video and text.
 

Adirondacks slideshow with Text and Video.  Music from Bensound

 

Photography Challenge #3: Reseach

Gary Detonnancourt

Tips for Adding Photos to Lightroom's Quick Collections

Gary Detonnancourt

Content Aware Crop in Photoshop 2015.5

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Content Aware Crop in Photoshop 2015.5

 

Tips for Updating to Photoshop 2015.5

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Tips for Updating to Photoshop 2015.5 

Removing Blemishes with the Healing Brush in Lightroom CC

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How to Install the Google Nik Collection in Lightroom

Gary Detonnancourt

Click here to download the free Google Nik Collection.  Stay tuned for more videos on how to use the collection and for a future class on the whole collection.

If you like this video and you're interested in learning more about the Nik Collection, click here to join my free course.  It's still under development and won't be free forever, so get in while you can.  Your input could even help make this my greatest course.