Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release), First Edition

Book description

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book®


  • New ways to assemble collections and more search filters make it easier than ever to organize your growing library and find the photos you need.
  • Streamline your editing workflow using intelligent tools trained with thousands of professionally corrected images, and make more selective local adjustments with sophisticated color and tone range masking.
  • Work on your photos on any device; then, create stylish books and print layouts, dynamic slideshows, and interactive web galleries to showcase your images–or publish them online with just a click.


The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC!


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, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) contains 11 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.


Purchase of this book includes valuable online features. 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, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe


What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (2018 release) 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 Lightroom Classic CC 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. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Online content
    5. Accessing the Lesson Files and Web Edition
    6. Understanding Lightroom catalog files
    7. Creating a catalog file for working with this book
    8. Getting ready to go mobile
    9. Getting help
  7. 1 A Quick Tour of Photoshop Lightroom
    1. Understanding how Lightroom works
    2. About catalog files
    3. Managing the photos in your catalog
    4. Managing files and folders
    5. Non-destructive editing
    6. Editing photos in another application
    7. The Lightroom Classic CC workspace
    8. Customizing the workspace
    9. The Lightroom Classic CC modules
    10. The Lightroom Classic CC workflow
    11. Importing photos
    12. Reviewing and organizing
    13. About keywords
    14. Working in slideshow mode
    15. Creating a collection
    16. Rearranging and deleting images in a collection
    17. Comparing photos side by side
    18. Developing and editing
    19. Using Quick Develop in the Library module
    20. Working in the Develop module
    21. Straightening and cropping an image
    22. Adjusting lighting and tonal balance
    23. Creating effects with the Radial Filter tool
    24. Sharing your work by e-mail
    25. Review
  8. 2 Bringing Photos into Lightroom Classic CC
    1. The import process
    2. Importing photos from a digital camera
    3. Organizing your copied photos in folders
    4. About file formats
    5. Creating import presets
    6. Backup strategies
    7. Renaming files as they are imported
    8. Importing images from a hard disk
    9. Applying metadata
    10. Importing via drag and drop
    11. Evaluating photos before importing
    12. Importing to a specific folder
    13. Importing and viewing video
    14. Importing from other catalogs
    15. Importing photos from other applications
    16. Importing from a watched folder
    17. Specifying initial previews when importing
    18. Tethered shooting
    19. Viewing imported photos in the work area
    20. Setting Grid and Loupe view options
    21. Review
  9. Photography Showcase: John Batdorff
  10. 3 Exploring the Lightroom Workspace
    1. Viewing and managing your images
    2. Resizing panels
    3. Showing and hiding panels or panel groups
    4. Expanding and collapsing panels
    5. Hiding and showing panels
    6. Toggling screen modes
    7. Switching views
    8. Working in Loupe view
    9. Using the Loupe view overlays
    10. Comparing photos
    11. Using Survey view to narrow a selection
    12. Flagging and deleting images
    13. Grouping images in the Quick Collection
    14. Moving images into or out of the Quick Collection
    15. Converting and clearing the Quick Collection
    16. Designating a target collection
    17. Working with the Filmstrip
    18. Hiding the Filmstrip and adjusting its size
    19. Using filters in the Filmstrip
    20. Changing the sorting order of the thumbnails
    21. Using a secondary display
    22. Review
  11. Photography Showcase: Julieanne Kost
  12. 4 Managing Your Photo Library
    1. Organizing folders
    2. Synchronizing folders
    3. Using collections to organize images
    4. The Quick Collection
    5. Smart collections
    6. Syncing photos from Lightroom Classic CC
    7. Stacking images
    8. Applying keyword tags
    9. Searching by keywords
    10. Using flags and ratings
    11. Working with color labels
    12. Adding metadata
    13. Storage of metadata
    14. Tagging faces in the People view
    15. Working in the Map module
    16. Using the Painter tool
    17. Finding and filtering files
    18. Reconnecting missing files and folders
    19. Review
  13. Photography Showcase: David Frohlich
  14. 5 Developing Basics
    1. Quick developing in the Library module
    2. Quick and easy video editing
    3. Previews in a nutshell
    4. The Develop module
    5. Cropping and rotating images
    6. Removing unwanted objects
    7. About white balance
    8. Retouching spots
    9. Fixing flash effects in pets’ eyes
    10. Understanding process versions
    11. Editing photos in Lightroom CC for mobile
    12. Review
  15. Photography Showcase: Viraj Andrew Bunnag
  16. 6 Advanced Editing
    1. Correcting color balance and tonal range
    2. Undoing, redoing, and remembering changes
    3. Getting more from the Before & After view
    4. Working with the Tone controls
    5. Beyond the Basic panel
    6. Adjusting contrast using the tone curve
    7. Making local corrections
    8. Using the Adjustment Brush tool
    9. Using the Graduated Filter tool
    10. Making discrete color adjustments
    11. Adjusting colors selectively
    12. Converting an image to black and white
    13. Split toning
    14. Synchronizing settings
    15. Removing camera-generated image artifacts
    16. Correcting perspective effects automatically
    17. Sharpening detail and reducing noise
    18. Creating your own developing presets
    19. Working with virtual copies
    20. Combining photos as a panorama
    21. Merging photos into an HDR image
    22. Review
  17. Photography Showcase: Seth Resnick
  18. 7 Creating a Photo Book
    1. Assembling photos for a book
    2. Working in the Book module
    3. Setting up a photo book
    4. Changing page layouts
    5. Adding page numbers to a photo book
    6. Placing photos in a book layout
    7. Changing the images in a photo book
    8. Working with photo cells
    9. Setting a page background
    10. Adding text to a photo book
    11. Saving and re-using custom book page layouts
    12. Creating a saved book
    13. Exporting a photo book
    14. Review
  19. Photography Showcase: Patrick Jacobs
  20. 8 Creating a Slideshow
    1. Assembling photos for a slideshow
    2. Working in the Slideshow module
    3. Choosing a slideshow template
    4. Customizing your slideshow template
    5. Adjusting the slide layout
    6. Setting up the slide background
    7. Adjusting stroke borders and shadows
    8. Adding a text overlay
    9. Creating a Saved Slideshow
    10. Refining the content of a slideshow
    11. Adding sound and motion to your slideshow
    12. Saving a customized slideshow template
    13. Exporting a slideshow
    14. Playing an impromptu slideshow
    15. Review
  21. Photography Showcase: Colby Brown
  22. 9 Printing Images
    1. About the Lightroom Classic CC Print module
    2. Selecting a print template
    3. Specifying the printer and paper size
    4. Customizing print templates
    5. Rearranging the photos in a print layout
    6. Creating stroke and photo borders
    7. Using the Rotate To Fit option
    8. Customizing your identity plate
    9. Printing captions and metadata information
    10. Saving your customized print template
    11. Creating a Custom Package print layout
    12. Changing the page background color
    13. Soft proofing photos before printing
    14. Configuring the output settings
    15. Using color management
    16. Tweaking printed color manually
    17. Saving print settings as an output collection
    18. Printing your job
    19. Review
  23. Photography Showcase: Chris Orwig
  24. 10 Publishing Your Photos
    1. Publishing photos from the Library
    2. Publishing photos to Flickr
    3. Publishing photo comments
    4. Republishing a photo
    5. Sharing images to Facebook
    6. Publishing photos to your hard disk
    7. Publishing photos to Adobe Stock
    8. Sharing via Lightroom CC on the web
    9. The Lightroom Classic CC Web module
    10. Assembling photos for an online gallery
    11. Choosing a template in the Web module
    12. Customizing your web gallery
    13. Working with identity plates
    14. Working with Site Info text
    15. Changing colors
    16. Adding information about your photos
    17. Specifying output settings
    18. Watermarking images
    19. Previewing the gallery
    20. Saving your custom template
    21. Creating a Saved Web Gallery
    22. Exporting your gallery
    23. Uploading your gallery to a web server
    24. Review
  25. 11 Making Backups and Exporting Photos
    1. Preventing data loss
    2. Backing up the catalog file
    3. Exporting metadata
    4. Backing up the library
    5. Doing incremental backups
    6. Exporting photos
    7. Exporting JPEG files for on-screen viewing
    8. Using export plug-ins
    9. Exporting as PSD or TIFF for further editing
    10. Exporting as Original or DNG for archiving
    11. Using export presets
    12. Setting up post-processing actions
    13. Creating user presets
    14. Review
  26. Index
  27. Production Notes
  28. Contributors

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release), First Edition
  • Author(s): John Evans, Katrin Straub
  • Release date: April 2018
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780134540146