Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5: 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 5 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 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 5. And brand-new to this edition is a showcase of extraordinary images by working professional photographers that provides the perfect inspiration.

Photoshop Lightroom 5 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 5 edition explains how to fix tilted images and unwanted flaws in one step, and how to create off-center and multiple vignettes within a single image. Learn how to utilize new Smart Previews so you can work on images without bringing your entire library with you. You’ll also learn how to combine still images, video clips, and music into video slide shows that can be viewed on almost any device.

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. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    5. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
    6. Understanding Lightroom catalog files
    7. Getting help
    8. Additional resources
    9. 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. Photography Showcase: Seth Resnick
  10. 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
  11. Photography Showcase: Chris Orwig
  12. 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
  13. Photography Showcase: Michael Clark
  14. 6. Developing and Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Quick developing in the Library module
    3. Quick and easy video editing
    4. Understanding process versions
    5. Cropping and rotating images
    6. Removing unwanted objects
    7. Correcting color balance and tonal range
    8. Creating your own developing presets
    9. Working with virtual copies
    10. Beyond the Basic panel
    11. Making local corrections
    12. Making discrete color adjustments
    13. Converting an image to black and white
    14. Synchronizing settings
    15. Review questions
    16. Review answers
  15. Photography Showcase: John Batdorff
  16. 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
  17. Photography Showcase: Carsten Schael
  18. 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
  19. Photography Showcase: Nicole Young
  20. 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
  21. Photography Showcase: Colby Brown
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Index
  25. Production notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Photo Credits
  26. Contributors
  27. Where are the Lesson Files?

Product information

  • Title: Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5: Classroom in a Book®
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2013
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780133432541