Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic for Photographers Classroom in a Book, 3rd Edition

Book description

Lightroom and Photoshop are integral parts of a photographer's workflow for making great images. Start by importing and organizing your images into collections that make sense for you. Develop your pictures to make the most out of every pixel. Learn how Photoshop and Lightroom's new AI based tools can take your vision further faster. Learn the strengths of each program at each part of your workflow to help you realize your creative vision in no time at all.

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 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 doesan official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic for Photographers Classroom in a Book contains 11 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, from sorting your photos and adjusting tone and color to leveraging AI-based masking and neural filters. 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, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step

What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom Classic software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom Classic software.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Windows vs. macOS instructions
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Online content
    5. Installing Lightroom and Photoshop
    6. Why use both Lightroom and Photoshop?
    7. Creating a Lightroom catalog for use with this book
    8. Getting help
    9. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  7. 1. Importing and Managing Photos in Lightroom
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Storing your photographs (you need a plan)
    3. Importing photos into a Lightroom catalog
    4. Using the Library module
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  8. 2. Organizing your Photos Into Lightroom Collections
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Iterative culling: My workflow
    3. What is a collection?
    4. Adding star ratings and color labels
    5. Adding keywords
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  9. 3. Using The Lightroom Develop Module for Global Adjustments
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Using the Develop module
    3. Developing your pictures
    4. Cropping your image
    5. Lens corrections and transformations
    6. Using virtual copies for variations
    7. Using snapshots for variations
    8. Syncing changes to multiple photos
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  10. 4. Using The Lightroom Develop Module for Local and Creative Adjustments
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. A new way to make selective adjustments
    3. Using the Linear Gradient tool
    4. Using the Radial Gradient tool
    5. Adding to existing masks
    6. Using the Masking Brush tool
    7. Adding a second mask
    8. New tools: Select Sky and Select Subject
    9. Color and Luminance Range masking
    10. Adding and subtracting masks
    11. Removing distractions with the Spot Removal tool
    12. Creative color and black-and-white effects
    13. The Effects panel
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  11. 5. Make Your Portraits Look Their Best
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Lightening teeth
    3. Lightening the whites of eyes
    4. Enhancing irises
    5. Skin softening with the Texture Brush
    6. Removing flyaway hairs with the Spot Removal tool
    7. Reducing wrinkles beneath eyes
    8. Putting it all together: Start to finish
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  12. 6. Lightroom–Photoshop Round Trip Workflow
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Setting up Lightroom and Photoshop for smooth integration
    3. Sending a raw file from Lightroom to Photoshop
    4. Sending a JPEG or TIFF from Lightroom to Photoshop
    5. Sending a photo from Lightroom to Photoshop as a Smart Object
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  13. 7. Lightroom to Photoshop for Selecting and Masking
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Selection basics
    3. Selecting by shape
    4. Using the Select Subject command
    5. Using the Select Object command
    6. Selecting hair using the Select And Mask workspace
    7. Putting it all together: Pet portrait
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  14. 8. Lightroom to Photoshop for Retouching
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Removing unwanted content in Photoshop
    3. The Content-Aware Fill workspace and the Content-Aware Scale command
    4. Skin retouching and body sculpting in Photoshop
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  15. 9. Lightroom to Photoshop for Special Effects
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Artistic portrait treatments
    3. Adding creative blur effects
    4. Putting it all together: Instagram carousel
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  16. 10. Lightroom to Photoshop for Combining Photos
    1. Preparing for this lesson
    2. Combining photos for texture and collage effects
    3. Combining photos into the perfect group shot
    4. Making HDR images
    5. Making panoramas
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  17. 11. 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 multiple presets
    7. Creating prints
    8. Books, slideshows, and web galleries
    9. Next steps
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  18. Index
  19. Contributors
  20. Production notes

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic for Photographers Classroom in a Book, 3rd Edition
  • Author(s): Rafael Concepcion
  • Release date: July 2022
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780137652891