LR Tips Lightroom Quick Tip: Changing Your Background Color


Senior Member
Sep 27, 2006
Hi gang, and happy Friday!

I know we’ve shared this one here before, but not everybody stops by every day (which is a darn shame I might add), but I saw that my in-house book editor Kim Doty shared this tip from the “Killer Tips” section of my Lightroom book on her Facebook page (by the way — you should totally follow Kim on Facebook – she’s always doing cool giveaways and sharing tips and images and stuff – here’ the link to her page).
Anyway, this tip Kim shared was a shortcut for changing the background color of the area surrounding your images in Lightroom. Just right-click anywhere in the area surrounding your image and a pop-up menu appears (as seen below), and you can choose your new background color and/or to add a pinstripe texture. Short, sweet, and to the point!

Now, that part below the screen that says was added by Kim, and I probably should have cropped that part out, except for the fact that I’d love you to jump over there and check out some of the book we produce here at KelbyOne, including the soon to be shipping new book from the one and only Peter Hurley.
In fact, since we’re so blatantly talking about our books, what the heck, let’s share Peter’s trailer for the book (below), so you hear it from him himself (like that “him himself” part? I hope Kim doesn’t see this, because as an Editor she would shoot me).

OK gang, I’m off to London!
I’m teaching my seminar there on Tuesday, and if you’re in the UK and you’re not one of the 300 or so photographers coming out to spend the day with me (and Brad), why the heck not? Come on out – you’ll learn a lot (it’s 100% money back guaranteed, so you have nothing to lose – if you don’t think it totally kicks butt, you get your money back!). Here’s the link – I hope to see you there on Tuesday!
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