Lightroom Retouching Toolkit - FAQs

FAQ

What is the Lightroom Retouching Toolkit?

The Lightroom™ Retouching Toolkit is a set of 48 professional brushes for Lightroom that allow you to retouch skin, enhance eyes, balance your images, apply makeup, and more.  I created this set of brushes because switching between Lightroom and Photoshop to retouch was slowing down my workflow dramatically.  The LRT helps you speed up your workflow by keeping it in Lightroom and makes it easy to perfect your images.

Is there an independent review I can read?

Absolutely!  There is an in-depth review on the Fundy Blog by photographer, Britney Gardner of Turn Loose The Art.  You can read that here.

Who made the Lightroom Retouching Toolkit and why?

Ok, so nobody asked this question but knowing who is writing this will make it less confusing to read and knowing why I made it will give you a better understanding of why you need it.  

My name is Brett Jarnagin and I love photography (and efficiency!)  I started my photography business when I was 19 and within a few years was teaching all over the world and running several businesses.  I found myself with TONS of images to edit and quickly realized the time I was spending behind the computer was taking away from my time behind the camera, not to mention enjoying life!  I set out to develop and editing system to speed up my workflow and get the most out of my images.  What I developed would become Life. Camera. Actions., a suite of Photoshop Actions that has now been used by tens of thousands of photographers in over 30 countries!  

As Lightroom gained popularity, I finally made the switch and found it to be a very powerful tool with one very big flaw - I had to leave Lightroom to retouch my images!  I searched the internet for some sort of retouching toolkit but only found a couple things and, as a professional photographer, I wasn't impressed at all with what I saw.  So, being a crazy person and having a 5 lb bag of coffee beans, I sat down and decided to make a retouching solution for myself.  Three pounds of coffee beans, many trips to the bathroom, and a couple months later, the Lightroom™ Retouching Toolkit was finished.  I was excited to get it in the hands of photographers so we did a pre-release of 100 copies and that sold out just from our newsletter!  The feedback was incredible and thousands of photographers from around the world are now using the LRT to speed up their every day workflow.  

Who is it meant for?

The Lightroom Retouching Toolkit is meant for any photographer using Lightroom.  It is powerful enough (and being used by) award winning photographers but simple enough to use that anyone with Lightroom can retouch and edit their images with it.

I just bought Lightroom?  Will I know how to use the brushes?

We have had many users buy Lightroom and the LRT at the same time and only gotten great feedback.  The tutorial video that comes with your download will show you how to get started using the brushes and once you know the basics, it is self explanatory from there.  You simply select the brush you want for the effect you want and paint it on where you want it!

Does it work on RAW and JPEG files?

The LRT works with RAW, JPEG, and TIFF files.  Basically any image you can edit in Lightroom, you can also edit using the Lightroom Retouching Toolkit.

Does it work with Mac or PC?

The LRT is compatible with both Mac and PC.  In fact, you can use the same download to install on either system. 

How many computers can I use it on?

You can use the Lightroom Retouching Toolkit on up to 5 computers.

What version of Lightroom does it work with?

The LRT works with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and Creative Cloud.

Are updates free?

If a new version of Lightroom comes out that requires an update to the LRT, that will be provided free of charge to our users!  

How do I get my download after I purchase?

After your payment clears you will be sent an email with a link to your download!

Are my edits non-destructive?  Oh, and what does "non-destructive" mean?

The beauty of editing with the Lightroom Retouching Toolkit is that your edits are non-destructive.  This means that any edits you make with your brushes can be removed or edited later, without damaging or permanently altering your original file. 

What if I have trouble?

I am here for you!  I created this product and I personally handle all the customer support.  However, it is a simple job because I rarely receive any emails from anyone having trouble.  Occasionally someone doesn't watch the installation video or just has a mental lapse and we get the issue resolved within an email or two!  

What if I don't like it?

I offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee on the Lightroom™ Retouching Toolkit.  Give it a try and I think it will find a home in your workflow.  To date, less than .05% of our users have requested a refund and the average return rate for electronics/software is 3-6% so I think that statistic the product is a great value and photographers are moral people :)

Where can I find out more?

Check out our homepage at www.lightroomretouching.com!