Profiles are Changing My Workflow
Anytime Adobe creates an update to their programs I am always excited and nervous at the same time. I love innovation, and I believe Adobe keeps on innovating, and that is the exciting part. The nervous part is two-fold… is it going to be stable and will it change my bulletproof workflow?
Of those two, my main concern is my workflow. Man, I love my workflow, but just when I think I have it down, I learn something new or something new hits the streets. The latest updates to ACR and Lightroom dropped a bomb on my workflow!
It didn’t disrupt it in a bad way, it just tweaked some things and changed my mentality on what a “solid foundation” for my images is. Let’s go back to September of 2017, it doesn’t seem that long ago, right? Well in October Adobe put Luminosity Masking in the Local Adjustment tools and brought us a KILLER upgrade to the auto button. In April of 2018, they changed the way profiles interact with our images. In less than seven months ACR and Lightroom have received massive updates that are extremely valuable.
So let’s dive a little deeper into these profiles. In today’s tutorial, I want to give you some insight on the profiles in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom. At this point, I have had just about a month to experiment with them, and I am very pleased to say that these new profiles are amazing. So amazing, that I made a whole profile pack for them that gives you 40 awesome genre-specific presets and teaches you how to make your own!
Blake, I don’t see how to link to the new tutorial. I clicked on the link in your email and all I got was a new page with a screen shot that looks like it is for the course but there is no link in it to activate the tutorial.
BTW, I purchased you profile pack yesterday and used some of the profiles on a couple of my photos and the results were amazing and, of course, took very little effort.
Awesome! Thanks, Ralph! I just fixed it!
I can’t locate the new video.
Thanks! Just fixed it!
Video is not working
Fixed it, sorry
Is there supposed to be a video in this post? I see “A Strong Case for Profiles – Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom” but it’s not a video.
Oops, just fixed it
Your tutorial for today doesn’t seem to load. I’m unable to run it.
Oops! It’s there now
What I get from this is that the final image is doable with just sliders/local adjustments but that the profiles compress the time needed to achieve that final image and may give you a direction for further processing. Is that right or am I missing something. Thanks.
Absolutely, I look at them that way and also that they create a phenomenal starting point for building up even more. I have tested a good what I would consider the final product in ACR, brought it into PS and used the ZSE4 and PE on it and wow! I was blown away by the richness of the image.
Will your profiles work with the old Lightroom 6?
No, just the new Lightroom CC update.
Awesome new feature and capability. I definitely will modify my workflow thanks to you :-).
I am also getting your profile package…..
Thanks, as always,
This is wonderful! The big question is how can I make my own profiles (similar to making my own presets)? Can I purchase yours as a starting point and make embellishments?
I have Lightroom6 not cc. Will your profiles work
with this version
Hey Blake. Today I downloaded you great beginnings after fooling around for a while with Adobe’s new raw profiles. I expect it’ll help me with. Different perspective on post processing as did you’d Zone Effects and Palette Effects.
I do have a question however about monochrome profiles. I had fully bought in to,your earlier teaching about gradients as being the BEST way to convert to B&W since each colour channel can be individually tweaked.
Using a B&W profile, however, seems not to offer that control. Is that right or am I missing something?
I cannot load the profiles into AC (Mac) and I have followed your instructions. What else can I try? Thanks.
I meant ACR.
Sorry I am such a bother but I also accidentally ordered them twice. Once on May 8 and again on May 18.