Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 Classroom in a Book®

Book description

Serious digital photographers, amateur or pro, who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 11 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom 4.
Photoshop Lightroom 4 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Readers learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs, work in a non-destructive environment to allow for fearless experimentation, and perform sophisticated image processing tasks to easily produce good-looking pictures and polished presentations for both web and print.
This completely revised Photoshop Lightroom 4 cross-platform edition explains new tools that bring out greater detail in highlights and shadows, and tools that help you make targeted adjustments to white balance, noise reduction, and more. You'll learn how to craft elegant photo books, organize your images by location, and easily share your images and videos on social media and photo sharing sites.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. What’s on the Disc
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    4. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    5. Creating a catalog file for working with this book
    6. Getting Help
    7. Additional resources
    8. Adobe certification
  6. 1. A Quick Tour of Photoshop Lightroom
    1. Understanding how Lightroom works
    2. The Lightroom workspace
    3. The Lightroom modules
    4. The Lightroom workflow
    5. Developing and editing
    6. Sharing your work by e-mail
    7. Getting help
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  7. 2. Introducing the Workspace
    1. Getting started
    2. Toggling screen modes
    3. Adjusting the workspace layout
    4. Working with the left and right panel groups
    5. Working with the main display area
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  8. 3. Importing
    1. Getting started
    2. The import process
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
    4. Importing images from a hard disk
    5. Importing via drag and drop
    6. Evaluating photos before importing
    7. Importing to a specific folder
    8. Importing from other catalogs
    9. Importing from a watched folder
    10. Tethered shooting
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  9. 4. Reviewing
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing and managing your images
    3. Switching views
    4. Flagging and deleting images
    5. Grouping images in the Quick Collection
    6. Working with the Filmstrip
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  10. 5. Organizing and Selecting
    1. Getting started
    2. Organizing folders
    3. Using collections to organize images
    4. Using flags and ratings
    5. Adding metadata
    6. Organizing photos by location
    7. Finding and filtering files
    8. Reconnecting missing files and folders
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  11. 6. Developing and Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Quick developing in the Library module
    3. Quick and easy video editing
    4. About process versions
    5. Cropping and rotating images
    6. Removing spots
    7. Adjusting a photo’s tonal range
    8. Creating your own developing presets
    9. Working with virtual copies
    10. Beyond the Basic panel
    11. Making discrete color adjustments
    12. Synchronizing settings
    13. Local corrections
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  12. 7. Creating a Photo Book
    1. Getting started
    2. Working in the Book module
    3. Adding text to a photo book
    4. Creating a saved book
    5. Exporting a photo book
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  13. 8. Creating a Slideshow
    1. Getting started
    2. Working in the Slideshow module
    3. Customizing your slideshow template
    4. Creating a Saved Slideshow
    5. Refining your slideshow
    6. Adjusting the playback settings
    7. Saving a customized slideshow template
    8. Exporting a slideshow
    9. Playing an impromptu slideshow
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  14. 9. Printing Images
    1. Getting started
    2. About the Lightroom Print module
    3. About layout styles and print templates
    4. Selecting a print template
    5. Customizing print templates
    6. Saving your customized print template
    7. Creating a Custom Package print layout
    8. Configuring the output settings
    9. Using color management
    10. Saving print settings as an output collection
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  15. 10. Publishing Your Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Publishing photos from the Library
    3. The Lightroom Web module
    4. Customizing your web gallery
    5. Specifying output settings
    6. Previewing the gallery
    7. Saving your custom template
    8. Creating a Saved Web Gallery
    9. Exporting your gallery
    10. Uploading your gallery to a web server
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  16. 11. Making Backups and Exporting Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Preventing data loss
    3. Backing up the catalog file
    4. Backing up the library
    5. Exporting photos
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  17. Index
  18. Production Notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Photo Credits
  19. Contributors

Product information

  • Title: Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 Classroom in a Book®
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: April 2012
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780132945660