This critically acclaimed training program from Adobe Press combines exceptional quality high-definition video and a printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.
Including more than 10 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files and review materials. Experienced instructor Mikkel Aaland presents a comprehensive introduction to Lightroom, including best practices as well as fundamental photography and image editing concepts. Beginning with an overview of the Lightroom interface, Mikkel goes on to cover Lighrooms ’s powerful tools including Smart Previews, the new Upright tool and noise reduction enhancements, how to work within the Creative Cloud, and much more.
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This chapter will provide you with an overview of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, including an overall look at the software, an overview of the new features in version 5, and guidance on configuring Lightroom.
What Is Lightroom?
How to Use This Course
What's New in Lightroom 5
The Lightroom Workspace
In this chapter you'll get quick examples of some of the most exciting new features of Lightroom 5 in action.
Automatically fix keystoning with the new Upright command
Use the new Radial Filter to add multiple light sources to an image.
Working with the new spot removal brush
See how Smart Previews make it possible to work with catalogs of images anywhere, anytime.
This chapter will cover the many facets of importing your images into Lightroom.
Importing from a Memory Card or Hard Drive
Import File Handling Options
File Renaming Options
Applying Develop and Metadata Settings on Import
Preferences for Photo Importing
In this chapter we'll cover Lightroom fundamentals like preferences, setting up an identity plate or watermark, catalog settings, and more.
External Editing Preferences
File Handling Options
Setting Up an Identity Plate
Working with Panels and Lights Out
Creating a Custom Watermark
This chapter includes lessons that will help you understand and make the most of the Library module in Lightroom, which is focused on managing your digital images.
The Library Module
Working with the Filmstrip
Rating, Labels, and Flags
Working with Metadata
Dealing with Offline Files
In this section you'll gain a deeper understanding of catalogs in Lightroom and learn how to manage your catalogs.
Catalogs, Folders, and Collection
Backing Up Your Catalogs
This section will focus on the various ways you can export your images from Lightroom so they can be sent to others or published online.
This chapter looks at the new Map module in Lightroom 5, which provides another way to organize and search for images.
Intro to the Map Module and Setting Map Preferences
Working with the Map Module
This chapter will teach you how to optimize your photos in Lightroom. You'll learn about develop presets, the Vibrance and Saturation sliders, vignetting, virtual copies, soft proofing, and much more.
Basic Exposure Controls
Clarity for Your Photos
Vibrant and Saturated Colors
Fine-Tuning with the Tone Curve
Creating Virtual Copies
Applying Changes to Other Photos
Quick Develop Panel
In this chapter you'll see how to use Lightroom to edit specific areas of an image using the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools. We'll look at strategies for sharpening and noise reduction and how to use the Crop overlay tool, remove dust and unwanted artifacts with the spot removal tools, and exploit the awesome new Lens Correction controls. And finally you'll see how to simulate a film grain look.
The Graduated Filter
Using the Crop Overlay tool
Adding Grain Effects in the Effects Panel
Sensor Dust Removal
The Adjustment Brush
In this chapter you'll learn the best way to convert a color image into black-and-white. Then you'll see how to add a color tint, create an infrared effect, and use the split toning controls to remove a color tint from an image or add one to an image.
Converting Color into Black-and-White
Adding a Color Tint
This section will explore the various options that are available to you for printing your images from Lightroom.
Preparing One Image for Print
Preparing Multiple Images for Print
This section includes lessons that will help you quickly produce excellent web galleries and slideshows of your images.
Creating a Web Gallery
Creating a Slideshow
By popular demand, Lightroom 5 now offers powerful and easy-to-use book-making capabilities. In this chapter you'll see how to make a book from start to finish.
Preparing Your Images
Making a Book