"I'm quite pleased with this collection. I own presets from several other companies and these are my new favorites! Well done." - John R.

The Luxe Blog

Camera technology has advanced at a rapid pace, with some mobile phones rivaling the best camera options from even five years ago. When it comes to the best camera of 2022, it’s a close race. We offer not only best picks for 2022, but discuss affordable alternatives and what to look for! 
In this article, we discuss key steps to taking professional looking holiday photos from a do-it-yourself perspective, no matter your experience or skill level. Shoot your family photo, edit your creation, and place that picture in a holiday card template - all from the comfort of your home. 
Light and airy edited images have quickly become a social media staple. Bright, white, soft-toned edits are commonly lauded as the ideal solution to cultivate a clean and cohesive social feed. However, this popular look can be difficult to replicate. So, how are all these people getting that perfect look? The answer lies in presets and post-processing.  
To celebrate Black American photographers, we’ve compiled a list of nine artists who we consider must-follow talent. Diverse in their aims and focus, these artists have made substantial contributions to their respective photography genres. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted both the photography industry and creatives at large. Many (including members of our team) have lost significant contracts and have felt disparaged regarding next season’s prospects. In response and in support, we’ve compiled some suggestions for new protocols and creative projects that you can start right now to boost both your income and your morale.
To increase reach in a rapidly evolving online environment can sometimes be tricky, especially when something is hot one week and almost unheard of the next. We evaluate the options. 
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected freelance and small business photographers everywhere, and so many of us were left reeling - both financially and mentally. We're here, and we stand with you in solidarilty. This article contains suggestions and resources to help you refocus and realign both yourself and your business. Our aim is to provide tools for continuity and confidence in the face of uncertainty and feelings of powerlessness.

Download your templates for this activity (free, during COVID isolation). Step 1. Launch Photoshop and open the .PSD Template. Step 2. Use the layer panel to view individual layers. Step 3. Select the text layer. Step 4. Select File > Place Embedded, then locate and open your image from your computer. Step 5. Drag and resize the image over the text. Step 6. Collapse the group. Step 7. Repeat steps 3-6 for additional text or numbers. Step 8. Use Layer Style options to enhance your text if desired. 

With so many amazing Lightroom preset sellers on Etsy, why isn’t Luxe selling on Etsy? As a small business founded and run by Photographers, we’re big proponents of buying small and supporting other photographers. Etsy would seem the perfect fit. But it isn’t. And we’re happy to talk about why.
We live in an increasingly mobile world, where desktop access isn't always possible. Enter Adobe's new on-the-go Photoshop access. As of 2020, it's now possible to apply and edit overlays on mobile. How? This article will give you step-by-step instructions on how to use Photoshop for iPad and Photoshop Mix for Android or iOS to apply your Luxe overlays. 
This article will show you how to BULK import your mobile-only presets directly onto your phone - literally saving you hours of your life.
More than 20 years ago, in a now-classic manifesto, Tom Peters announced to the world that branding was no longer the domain of companies alone. Everyday people must also become marketers for their own brand — the brand called You — and actively ensure that the world perceives them as they wish to be perceived. That once-novel idea has become an integral part of the way we live now, in large part thanks to social media, where set of precocious toddlers can gain millions of YouTube subscribers, and a household cat can become a household name.