Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book

Book description

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop.

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support 
of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book contains 9 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the programs. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to:

  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book 

  • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe

  • Using Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC together can dramatically speed your workflow and decrease editing time. This book teaches you exactly when to use each program and how to pass images back and forth between them at the highest possible quality. You'll learn how to import, organize, correct and add creative color effects in Lightroom using global and local editing tools, as well as how to merge multiple exposures and stitch panoramas. In Photoshop, you'll learn practical techniques for combining photos, pro-level retouching, creating precise selections, masking, turning a photo into a painting and pencil sketch, and adding creative blur effects. Back in Lightroom, you'll learn how to show off your masterpieces by exporting them en masse, sharing via social media, creating fine art-style signed print layouts, slideshows, photo book, and web gallery projects.

    Table of contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Where are the Lesson Files?
    4. Contents
    5. Getting Started
      1. About Classroom in a Book
      2. Windows vs. Mac OS instructions
      3. Prerequisites
      4. Accessing the Web Edition
      5. Lesson Files
        1. Accessing the Classroom in a Book lesson files
      6. Installing Lightroom and Photoshop
      7. Why use both Lightroom and Photoshop
        1. How Lightroom and Photoshop differ
        2. Where Lightroom excels
        3. Where Photoshop excels
      8. Creating a Lightroom catalog for use with this book
      9. Getting help
        1. Help in the applications
        2. Help on the web
        3. Help PDFs
        4. Additional resources
      10. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
    6. 1. Importing and Managing Photos in Lightroom
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Storing your photographs
        1. Building a folder structure for your photos
      3. Importing photos into a Lightroom catalog
        1. Importing photos from a hard drive
        2. Using the Synchronize Folders command
      4. Using the Library module
        1. Meeting the panels
        2. Customizing your view
        3. Renaming your photos
      5. Organizing your photos
        1. Applying markers
        2. Assessing, culling, and creating collections
        3. Adding keywords
        4. Other ways to apply (and delete) keywords
      6. Finding photos
        1. Using the Library Filter
        2. Using smart collections
      7. Review questions
      8. Review answers
    7. 2. Using Lightroom’s Develop Module for Global Adjustments
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Using the Develop module
        1. Undoing adjustments and saving multiple versions
      3. Mastering the adjustment workflow: The big picture
      4. Syncing changes to multiple photos
      5. Review questions
      6. Review answers
    8. 3. Using Lightroom’s Develop Module for Local and Creative Adjustments
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Using the Graduated Filter tool
      3. Using the Radial Filter tool
      4. Using the Adjustment Brush tool
        1. Lightening teeth
        2. Lightening the whites of eyes
        3. Enhancing irises
        4. Softening skin and blurring stray hairs
        5. Darkening and blurring the background
      5. Removing distractions with the Spot Removal tool
        1. Removing sensor spots and syncing changes
        2. Removing objects from photos
        3. Reducing wrinkles beneath eyes
        4. Using Clone mode to remove a stray hair and lipstick smudge
      6. Adding creative color effects
        1. Converting a color photo to black and white
        2. Applying split-toning and retro effects
        3. Tinting a photo with color by hand
      7. Saving metadata to files
      8. Review questions
      9. Review answers
    9. 4. Lightroom—Photoshop Roundtrip Workflow
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Setting up Lightroom and Photoshop for smooth integration
        1. Configuring Lightroom’s External Editing preferences
        2. Configuring Photoshop’s Color settings
        3. Configuring Photoshop’s Maximize Compatibility preference
        4. Keeping Lightroom and Camera Raw in sync
      3. Sending a raw file from Lightroom to Photoshop
        1. Adjust the photo in Lightroom
        2. Send the photo to Photoshop
        3. Send the photo back to Lightroom
        4. Reopen the PSD for more editing in Photoshop
        5. Add final adjustments to the PSD in Lightroom
      4. Sending a JPEG or TIFF from Lightroom to Photoshop
      5. Sending a photo from Lightroom to Photoshop as a Smart Object
        1. Accessing snapshots in Photoshop’s Camera Raw plug-in
        2. Running filters on a Smart Object in Photoshop
      6. Review questions
      7. Review answers
    10. 5. Lightroom to Photoshop for Combining Photos
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Combining photos for texture and collage effects
        1. Adding texture to a photo using another photo
        2. Fading photos together using a soft brush and a layer mask
        3. Fading photos together using a gradient mask
        4. Fading photos together using shape tools
      3. Combining photos into the perfect group shot
      4. Making HDR images
        1. Merging to HDR in Lightroom
        2. Faking an HDR in Photoshop
        3. Exaggerating edge contrast in Photoshop
      5. Making panoramas
        1. Merging to a panorama in Lightroom
        2. Fixing a curved horizon in Photoshop
      6. Review questions
      7. Review answers
    11. 6. Lightroom to Photoshop for Selecting and Masking
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Selection basics
      3. Selecting by shape
        1. Using the Rectangular Marquee tool
        2. Using the Pen tool
      4. Selecting by color
        1. Using the Magic Wand tool
        2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      5. Using the Focus Area command
      6. Selecting hair using the Select and Mask workspace
      7. Selecting using channels
      8. Review questions
      9. Review answers
    12. 7. Lightroom to Photoshop for Retouching
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Removing unwanted content in Photoshop
        1. Using the Spot Healing Brush and Healing Brush tools
        2. Using the Clone Stamp tool
        3. Using the Patch tool
        4. Using Content-Aware Fill
      3. Moving content in Photoshop
        1. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
        2. Using the Content-Aware Scale command
      4. Smoothing skin realistically in Photoshop
      5. Sculpting a portrait using Photoshop’s Liquify filter
        1. Slimming your subject’s face
        2. Slimming your subject’s tummy and waist
      6. Review questions
      7. Review answers
    13. 8. Lightroom to Photoshop for Special Effects
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Artistic portrait treatments
        1. Adding a soft glamour glow
        2. From portrait to painting
        3. From portrait to pencil sketch
      3. Adding creative blur effects
        1. Accentuating a focal point with the Iris Blur filter
        2. Creating a tilt-shift blur effect
        3. Adding motion to skies
        4. Adding motion to a subject
      4. Creating a social media cover photo
        1. Designing the cover photo
        2. Saving the cover photo as a PNG
      5. Review questions
      6. Review answers
    14. 9. Exporting and Showing Off Your Work
      1. Preparing for this lesson
      2. Setting up an identity plate
      3. Creating a watermark
      4. Emailing photos
      5. Exporting photos
      6. Exporting and sharing using publish services
      7. Creating prints
      8. Books, slideshows, and web galleries
      9. Next steps
      10. Review questions
      11. Review answers
    15. About the Author
    16. Production Notes
    17. Index

    Product information

    • Title: Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book
    • Author(s): Lesa Snider
    • Release date: September 2016
    • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
    • ISBN: 9780134288697