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πŸ“· 5 awesome Adobe Lightroom Tricks – Did you know? Benjamin Jaworskyj learn Photography

August 24, 2019

Hi and welcome to photography tips in
today’s episode. I’ll give you five tricks about Lightroom My name is Benjamin Jaworskyj, I’m an
adventure photographer from Germany getting it all on YouTube and in this
video we have five nice tricks in Adobe Lightroom that you even don’t know when
you use Lightroom quite often. Tip number one. When you’re editing photos on a
small screen like I do now on a laptop you have all those disturbing buttons
sliders and other things in the way you main editing pictures just as big as
navigate a picture on the left side. So what can you do? You can now push every
arrow button in each corner and make things invisible or make them visible
again but you can also use a shortcut and my favorite shortcut is Shift and
Tap simultaneously you push it together and everything disappears. Except
the picture in the middle and if you need the sliders back just go to the
right side click on the arrow and all your sliders are back and now you can
edit the photo on the big screen which is actually a small screen. Tip number two have you ever pressed the alt button during your development just give it a
try with any slider push the alt button for example with the whites and then a
black screen will appear but if you slide it to the left or to the right you
might see that oh there comes a red and then comes white and some bluish and
some yellowish kind of things and that shows you when you picture is
overexposed. As soon as the white thing appears in the picture your picture is
overexposed you can also see it there in the right corner and it shows you in
your picture where something might now here get overexposed and as soon as it’s
white it is totally overexposed and you don’t have any information yet it’s just
pure white you can do it with the white button, you can do it with the exposure
button for example go to the right go to the left if something is very
overexposed you can see if you can recreate all the highlights or anything.
You can do it with sharpening just give it a try hit the alt button and push any
slider you will see awesome things. Tip number three.
Sometimes when you’re editing your photos you want to know how the before
picture actually looked there’s a nice trick for that just hit the Y button and
the before picture appears on the left side and it’s also written down here on
the top before and after and it’s called the Y button because everybody wants to
know why why did you make me look so saturated and I’m not sure and blah blah
blah whatever. Just hit the shift button with the Y button together and you get a
different view and just hit the awesome alt button together with the Y button
and you get an other awesome before-and-after view and just hit the Y
button again and the Y button again and then it’s all back again nice and
saturated and colorful and I love it. Tip number four. Have you ever tried to edit
your photos with different backgrounds or just view your pictures with
different backgrounds then give it a try. Just hit the right button of your mouse
or your trackpad right next to the picture and then you
can choose between for example of white or for example also black other gray
tones when you watch for example a night photography picture on a black
background it might appear that your black is not actually black in the
picture but kind of greyish. You can now adjust the picture and get a better
overview of your awesome photography pictures. Or just put it back on medium
grey and if you just want to put your picture on the big screen with a black
background you can just hit the F button and it says full screen and now you have
a nice full screen with black background. And tip number five. Have you ever
noticed that when you put your picture from your SD card into Lightroom or into
Photoshop that your pictures are kind of grayish that might be because of Adobe
standard it’s a picture profile and you might have activated a different picture
profile inside your camera and you always thought oh it’s just on the jpg
but it can be activated on the raw as well. Just switch from camera profile
Adobe standard to your camera profile that you’ve already chosen while taking
the shot for example I in that situation took landscape with a Sony camera if you
have for example a Canon camera you have different presets here you can take
portrait as well or standard which I usually take because not that colorful
but different and not that greyish from Adobe standard. Adobe standard is great
for for example nice-guy photography because it’s not that oversaturated but
in most situations I take camera standard or camera landscape and it’s
one thing I do after I imported photos into Lightroom. Those were five awesome
tricks for Adobe Lightroom I hope you enjoyed the video if so thumbs up and if
you have other tricks for Adobe Lightroom then post it in the comments
section below I’m looking forward to read your comments. If you want to see
more videos about photography check out the channel subscribe the channel each
Friday on photography Friday there’s a new video about photography and about
videography and about Lightroom and about all the other things which are on
my mind. If you have some topics you want to hear more then post it in the comment
section below as well. We see us next time and never forget “Sag mal Einstellung Digga!”
so if I want to edit 1000 photos it will take me quite a long time so I
choose the best photos.


  • Reply Deleba333 August 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Not really "awesome tricks", just the basics that most users probably know.

  • Reply FMSchniggen August 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    TAB+SHIFT nice! Try SHIFT+double-click Whites or Blacks. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Takuan August 19, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Tell us something we don't know already.

  • Reply lΓ©opoldd August 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Great video ! I love the quality of your work and I'm now a new subscriber !

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart August 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Cool tips! Thanks!.

  • Reply Ram Satesh August 30, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    loving your videos man! keep up the great work

  • Reply Sean Kenneth Fernandez September 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    The "y" button. I will never forget that coz of you! Tyvm πŸ˜€

  • Reply OSCAR TR September 16, 2016 at 7:45 am

    thanks a lot lovely tutorial

  • Reply Island Exposures September 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I couldn't help but notice :47 secs into your video that your navigator window was larger then normal. Is it possible to make it a tad larger? I've tried and cannot figure it out. It would be nice to have it at least twice the normal size for viewing, especially handy when viewing preset selections.

  • Reply JeeMotion September 18, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Getting rid of the overview area on the left hand side is even easier by pressing F7.

  • Reply oceandrew September 18, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Dang … these "tips" have been around since LR2. Of course if you're new to LR these are totally cool discoveries.

  • Reply Nghaamwa Hashondali Lukas September 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Now I understand. Thank you man. this was helpful

  • Reply Panos Corner September 27, 2016 at 9:14 am

    you are so funny. great tips!!!

  • Reply September 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    awesome vid, sub

  • Reply VISUAL DAJOY October 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for the tip number 5, I've always asked why that happen and now I'm able to correct that! Majestic.

  • Reply Lei NIE October 15, 2016 at 6:50 am

    omg i love your presenting style!

  • Reply George Infanta October 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    what camera are you using?

  • Reply Joel October 20, 2016 at 5:34 pm


  • Reply Krissy Talcott October 23, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Love how you make it simple – need help w changing background or removing an object from photo -Thank you

  • Reply Carter Dei October 29, 2016 at 6:34 am

    wtf is out button

  • Reply Dani M October 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

    1st Tipp also works with F4, F5 and F6 for each side independently!

  • Reply Johonan andrew gomes October 31, 2016 at 1:44 am

    what camera do you use to photograph is it the a7s

  • Reply Dario Barros Filmmaker November 2, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    great stuff πŸ˜‰ thanks!

  • Reply Kevin Phu November 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Pressing "L" twice is also great to black the entire screen out to remove distractions when critiquing an edit. Try it out!

  • Reply shane cirignano November 7, 2016 at 3:03 am

    what kind of lens is on your camera in the video??

  • Reply Luca Binder November 9, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Can you recommend me a camera for a beginner. Not too pricy? Cheers!

  • Reply michawilke November 9, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I knew every single trick…

  • Reply Mizz Bianca November 11, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Vielen Dank! It really helps!

  • Reply Ranjit Singh November 13, 2016 at 11:29 am

    BJ photo… seriously.. πŸ˜›

  • Reply LRtone November 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    visit to mu chanel, I make video tutorial LR for instagram πŸ™‚

  • Reply Y.K. November 14, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    It's actually not short code, but short cut.. πŸ˜€ Aber trotzdem cool, auch wenn es ungewohnt ist, dass du Englisch redest πŸ˜€

  • Reply GuitarAndStuff November 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    The only reason this video is in english might be that the Y-joke doesnt work in german…

  • Reply Dan Moon November 15, 2016 at 3:31 am

    A list of the tricks upfront would be nice.

  • Reply Adrian Hargan November 17, 2016 at 9:13 pm


  • Reply Jiaojiao Tian November 20, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    great advice, thanks.

  • Reply mohamed nour November 24, 2016 at 11:36 pm


  • Reply Anthony Goodall December 16, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for that last tip. First tutorial I've found with the correct solution, and such an easy one. Def subscibed.

  • Reply Vin D December 18, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    why all this dislikes, this is great stuff!

  • Reply Niklas Rooms December 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    You have a German accent πŸ˜€ It's nice to listen to it ^^

  • Reply Emily Pennington December 24, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    You are cracking me up, man! Do you have an adventure photography instagram? Mine is @brazenbackpacker πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mick Mccoy December 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    You didn't even mention the "" short cut which actually shows before and after much better

  • Reply Mickael Lamotte December 30, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    new subscriber here ! love ur videos ! best regards from france and best wishes for the upcoming year ! bye ! ah, huh, i like ur sense of humour and ur handsome!

  • Reply alwaysinout January 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Very useful .. thanks …

  • Reply sanket marathe January 8, 2017 at 5:57 am

    great tips..!!
    thanks for the tips….
    how to add raw images in Lightroom?

  • Reply ASH January 12, 2017 at 4:44 am

    what is the name of the guitar on 1:17?

  • Reply Tas Man Creative January 15, 2017 at 12:14 am

    hey just made a 2016 edit pls check it out , any other film makers out there? comment and ill check you out!

  • Reply Adel Mandani January 15, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Thank you

  • Reply Andrew Nguyen January 16, 2017 at 10:14 am

    What's a good beginner camera for video?

  • Reply Dark Horse January 16, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Very good tips, Thank You!
    Cheers, Pete

  • Reply A user is Noone January 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    lovely tutorial but german accent is always so horrible πŸ˜› no offense I'm german myself and I doubt I sound any better haha

  • Reply Airb 19 January 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    WΓΌrde der Titel "Benjamin Jaworskyj learn Photography" nicht korrekterweise "… teach photography" heißen? Sonst "… is learning photography"?

  • Reply α—©α’ͺα–΄α—© January 21, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Kannst du das Video auch auf Deutsch drehen…

  • Reply krosh January 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Such a cool accent and voice

  • Reply Chandrima Medhi January 26, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    How's the camera canon 700d?

  • Reply jakedude182 January 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    i wonder if you can batch change to camera standard before any editing as soon as you import a folder of pictures into lightroom

  • Reply Laurens Derks February 2, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Thanks man – very helpful!

  • Reply sanath chandana February 13, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Thanks ,Very usefull.

  • Reply V2TB March 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    nice tips didn't know a lot of these . and om new to light room

  • Reply Ira G March 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I'm a simple human. I see a hot guy with a camera and subscribe

  • Reply NERO May 12, 2017 at 1:00 am

    did you know how to adjust the UI SCALE? too large for my screen

  • Reply Craig Kirkwood May 12, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Great tips! Thanks so much ツ
    PS. No slight on your (excellent) German accent Benjamin but in any language, 'Adobe' is pronounced 'Ah-doe-bee' – as in the native American adobe hut rather than the English word 'Abode' ツ

  • Reply Cristian Cortex June 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Blah, blah, blah great video. (y)

  • Reply Ewout Honig June 24, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    These are all things that are new to someone who installed Lightroom 5 minutes ago.
    It's a bogus 'tips' video.
    Also: switching before/after can better be done by pushing BACKSLASH.

  • Reply Rashedul Islam July 3, 2017 at 5:29 am

    how to zoom my picture Adobe light room in working time

  • Reply Mweru Bruno July 13, 2017 at 10:14 pm


  • Reply poncio dupont July 19, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I'll give you A+ on presentation, language & entertainment, Ben; although my old, tired eyes had difficulty to catch with the lightening speed of those puny arrow heads going like bees on the screen. Not your fault.
    Now, Did I tell you I'm Old? Yes, I did. And ever since Adobe Photoshop came to light, I've always found it non friendly at all (to me) You're talking here to a guy that was taking pictures long before you were a tickle in your dad's …. So, for me, all I wanted to learn was how to TUNE up my images, and maybe, maybe to replace backgrounds. Mission Impossible. I attended some Photoshop seminars and the guy was as entertaining as was my math teacher in high school. Don't ask me why I hate math.
    Overtime I started to use and to consume apps on my ios devices. Among them I discovered SNAPSEED. I use it sometimes, but the screen can't be as enlarged as the one of Adobe.
    One question: Which of the two would you prefer, and why?
    And… What's the maximum size of an image that can be worked on ANY apps?
    Thanks & have a great day!

  • Reply ANUJ KUMAR SONI August 5, 2017 at 8:09 am

    These basic tricks are worth learning… many people knows them already but it is very much helpful for the beginners like me… and its entertaining and fun… πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kavinda Madhushan August 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    good look see Lightroom like happy you. make thank good

  • Reply BestWholeWorld August 31, 2017 at 1:57 am

    As someone brand new to Lightroom this was very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Shaye Sparks September 7, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Tip number twooooowhoooo! haha

  • Reply Nicholas Coletti September 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks Benjamin… Tip 5 saved me from yelling at my computer every time a photo loads

  • Reply Rewind Music Channel - Copyright Free Music September 19, 2017 at 5:25 am

    excellent video . . . nice job πŸ‘πŸŽ†β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

  • Reply UChris1995 September 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Ben! It's A-Do-"Beh", not A-Do-"B"! I already realized that in your German videos before. Try to keep that in mind!

  • Reply michaltopas September 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    5 awesome Adobe Lightroom Tricks?? Come on!!

  • Reply Universal f. Production November 8, 2017 at 5:48 am


  • Reply Aleksandr Vardanyan November 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Regarding Camera Profiles you can also download other camera profiles from the internets or buy them thru vsco and other companies that provide them πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Anees Haris November 20, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Great , very helpful

  • Reply The Degax December 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Amazing videos bro – new sub. Much appreciation for this!

  • Reply Art Hernandez December 17, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Thank you for the help!

  • Reply PRE-SMART TECHNICAL January 11, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    my adobe lr not suppotring raw format why??? plz hlp

  • Reply Tarek Fodil March 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    very awesome tricks Benjamin. I wanna know what does mean MAGIC LANTERN .if you see this comment please don't hesitate to respond. Thank you

  • Reply Abhishek Bhattacharjee March 23, 2018 at 3:25 am

    now u r my favourite photographer

  • Reply Ayham Djebabli April 2, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    nice and good work I wish you will keep it like that

  • Reply Kaung Myat Lynn May 22, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    hello which sony full frame lens i should buy for my sony a6000 crop frame camera

  • Reply Cookie Bite June 29, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    this guy talks like if we had a millions dollars in our pocket

  • Reply Juan Sebastian Rodriguez Pimentel July 2, 2018 at 3:21 am

    This is utterly basic! No tricks here!

  • Reply Siegfried3203 July 14, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Hi Ben, you can use Preset when importing, so you don’t have to apply Camera Calibration for every photo

  • Reply Soumyajit Ghosh July 17, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Very Good tips .. thank you 😊

  • Reply Juan Carlos Cervantes July 31, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Nothing new

  • Reply S Rahaman July 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Interesting video i will definitely revisit this video when i start editing

  • Reply HELLAYEAH hella August 14, 2018 at 7:41 pm


  • Reply MrMcDonaldsBoy August 27, 2018 at 6:04 am

    How do you do step 2

  • Reply Science and knowledge September 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Welcome to the science and knowledge Channel. In this channel we offer everything useful in all areas of knowledge and science in various aspects, and wish you a good and interesting and useful, and do not skimp on your comments and follow us and encourage and share our friends with friends and how much … Thank you and follow up good .

  • Reply yujin landscape photography. November 9, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Good tips! πŸ‘ŒπŸ™‹

  • Reply Andrew Zuliani December 11, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Cool tips !!

  • Reply Rob Scott-Wright January 10, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Not the best video I've seen, in fact close to the worst! To be that enthusiastic you really need experience and skills, Ben I think you ought to watch Jason Lanier or Jamie Windsor, the Northrups, and MANY others to see how a good vid is well presented. Remember an empty vessel makes the most NOISE.

  • Reply hanyasvagytediszno March 8, 2019 at 9:01 am

    The most important shortcut in Lightroom for me is this button (in case you have it on your keyboard):
    This toggles back and forth between before/after, and it is a far better way of evaluation than side by side comparison.
    The other thing I recommend is to use a color calibration palette (I use colorchecker passport), to create your own, color correct camera profile. I use Nikon, and the built in camera profiles are totally shit. Your brain knows it is shit, then you start to fiddle around with the sliders and you make your photos even worse. You will never be able to extract realistic colours on your own, except if you are a professional colorist with at least 5 years experience, and hours of time to color correct one single image. A calibrated screen is also essential. Once you use this type of color management, you will never go back and you will never touch the vibrance/saturation sliders again.

  • Reply Alex Kwan March 22, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you!!!. Didn't know this for all these years!!!

  • Reply Leonord Jeffery May 25, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Very entertaining and informative video! I like how he explained things so effortlessly with great sense of humour!

  • Reply Donald Ong June 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Actually you do not need to hit the shift key, just Tab alone will do the job.

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