Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release), First Edition

Book description

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 (2019 release) contains 12 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

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. Requirements on your computer
    5. Required skills
    6. Installing Lightroom Classic CC
    7. Online content
    8. Lesson files
    9. Web Edition
    10. Accessing the lesson files and Web Edition
    11. Understanding Lightroom catalog files
    12. Creating a catalog file for working with this book
    13. Getting ready to go mobile
    14. Getting help
    15. Module-specific tips
    16. Navigating Help in the application
    17. Accessing Help and support on the web
    18. Additional resources
  7. 1 A Quick Tour of Lightroom Classic CC
    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. The top panel
    9. The work area
    10. The Toolbar
    11. The Filmstrip
    12. The side panels
    13. Customizing the workspace
    14. The Lightroom Classic CC modules
    15. The Lightroom Classic CC workflow
    16. Importing photos
    17. Reviewing and organizing
    18. About keywords
    19. Culling your images
    20. Working with collections
    21. Rearranging and deleting images in a collection
    22. Comparing photos side by side
    23. Comparing several photos
    24. Developing and editing
    25. Using Quick Develop in the Library module
    26. Working in the Develop module
    27. Straightening and cropping an image
    28. Adjusting lighting and tonal balance
    29. Creating effects with the Radial Filter tool
    30. Using the Spot Removal tool
    31. Sharing your work by email
    32. Review
  8. Photography Showcase: Zulfikhar Ahmed
  9. 2 Bringing Photos into Lightroom Classic CC
    1. Lightroom is your digital notebook
    2. The import process
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
    4. Organizing your copied photos in folders
    5. About file formats
    6. Creating import presets
    7. Backup strategies
    8. Renaming files as they are imported
    9. Tips for naming your files and folders
    10. Importing images from a hard disk
    11. Applying metadata
    12. Importing via drag and drop
    13. Evaluating photos before importing
    14. Images that are already imported
    15. Importing and viewing video
    16. Importing to a specific folder
    17. Importing from a watched folder
    18. Importing a Photoshop Elements catalog
    19. Specifying initial previews when importing
    20. Tethered shooting
    21. Tethered shooting with a supported camera
    22. Viewing imported photos in the work area
    23. Setting Grid and Loupe view options
    24. Review
  10. Photography Showcase: Joe Conzo
  11. 3 Exploring the Lightroom Workspace
    1. Viewing and managing your images
    2. Adjusting the workspace layout
    3. Resizing panels
    4. Showing and hiding panels or panel groups
    5. Expanding and collapsing panels
    6. Hiding and showing panels
    7. Toggling screen modes
    8. Switching views
    9. Working in Loupe view
    10. Using the Loupe view overlays
    11. Comparing photos
    12. Using Survey view to narrow a selection
    13. Flagging and deleting images
    14. Grouping images in the Quick Collection
    15. Moving images into or out of the Quick Collection
    16. Converting and clearing the Quick Collection
    17. Designating a target collection
    18. Working with the Filmstrip
    19. Hiding the Filmstrip and adjusting its size
    20. Using filters in the Filmstrip
    21. Changing the sorting order of the thumbnails
    22. Using a secondary display
    23. Review
  12. Photography Showcase: Joe Mcnally
  13. 4 Managing your Photo Library
    1. Folders vs. collections
    2. Folders store; they do not organize
    3. Using collections to organize images
    4. The Quick Collection
    5. Creating collections
    6. Pro tip: Automatic collections from folders
    7. Your turn: Make a new collection
    8. Working with collection sets
    9. Smart collections
    10. Taking your collections on the road
    11. Syncing photos from Lightroom Classic CC
    12. Viewing synced photos on your mobile device
    13. Editing on the site
    14. Stacking images
    15. Using keyword tags
    16. Viewing keyword tags
    17. Adding keyword tags
    18. Working with keyword sets and nesting keywords
    19. Searching by keyword
    20. Using flags and ratings
    21. Flagging images
    22. Assigning ratings
    23. Working with color labels
    24. Adding metadata
    25. Storage of metadata
    26. Tagging faces in the People view
    27. Organizing photos by location
    28. Working in the Map module
    29. Geotagging images captured without GPS data
    30. Saving map locations
    31. Using the Painter tool
    32. Finding and filtering files
    33. Using the Filter bar to find photos
    34. Using the filters in the Filmstrip
    35. Hardware suggestion: Palette controls
    36. Review
  14. Photography Showcase: Tito Herrera
  15. 5 Developing Basics
    1. The Develop module
    2. Reorganize the Develop module
    3. Creating a collection from previous import
    4. Cropping and rotating images
    5. Changing crop overlays
    6. Using the Straighten tool
    7. Cropping to specific dimensions
    8. Seeing your crop better
    9. What are camera profiles?
    10. The new profiles in Lightroom
    11. Using the Profile Browser
    12. Setting your picture’s white balance
    13. About white balance
    14. Setting exposure and contrast
    15. Adjusting shadows and highlights
    16. Adjusting whites and blacks
    17. What is a histogram?
    18. Clarity, vibrance, and saturation
    19. Adding detail to your images
    20. Lens corrections and transformations
    21. Input, creative & output sharpening
    22. Using virtual copies for variations
    23. Using snapshots for variations
    24. Review
  16. Photography Showcase: Sara Lando
  17. 6 Advanced Editing
    1. Creating a collection for your images
    2. Using the Graduated Filter tool
    3. Using the Radial Filter tool
    4. Using the Adjustment Brush tool
    5. Hardware suggestion: Digital tablets
    6. Adjustment pin tips and tricks
    7. Removing distractions with the Spot Removal tool
    8. Removing sensor spots and syncing changes
    9. Removing objects from photos
    10. Range selection for specific control
    11. HSL and Tone Curve adjustments
    12. Working with the HSL/Color panel
    13. Working with the Tone Curve panel
    14. Creative color and black & white effects
    15. Converting a color photo to black and white
    16. Applying split-toning and retro effects
    17. The Effects panel
    18. Making panoramas
    19. Merging to a panorama in Lightroom
    20. Headless mode for panoramas
    21. Making HDR images
    22. Merging to HDR in Lightroom
    23. Headless mode for HDR
    24. Creating HDR panoramas
    25. Saving time in Lightroom
    26. Applying previous corrections
    27. Synchronizing corrections
    28. The significance of process version
    29. Creating a Develop preset
    30. Review
  18. Photography Showcase: Maranie Staab
  19. 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. Working with text cells
    12. Fine-tuning type
    13. Working with captions
    14. Creating a custom text preset
    15. Saving and reusing custom book page layouts
    16. Creating a saved book
    17. Copying a saved book
    18. Exporting a photo book
    19. Review
  20. Photography Showcase: Gregory Heisler
  21. 8 Creating a Slideshow
    1. Assembling photos for a slideshow
    2. Working in the Slideshow module
    3. Choosing a slideshow template
    4. Template options for slideshows
    5. Customizing your slideshow template
    6. Adjusting the slide layout
    7. Setting up the slide background
    8. Adjusting stroke borders and shadows
    9. Adding a text overlay
    10. Using the Text Template Editor
    11. Creating a saved slideshow
    12. Refining the content of a slideshow
    13. Adding sound and motion to your slideshow
    14. Saving a customized slideshow template
    15. Modifying and organizing user templates
    16. Exporting a slideshow
    17. Playing an impromptu slideshow
    18. My suggested settings for a slideshow
    19. Review
  22. Photography Showcase: Alan Shapiro
  23. 9 Printing Images
    1. Creating a collection from the existing images.
    2. About the Lightroom Classic CC Print module
    3. About layout styles and print templates
    4. Selecting a print template
    5. Specifying the printer and paper size
    6. Customizing print templates
    7. Changing the number of cells
    8. Modifying the page layout of a print template
    9. Rearranging the photos in a print layout
    10. Creating stroke and photo borders
    11. Customizing your identity plate
    12. Using the Rotate To Fit option
    13. Printing captions and metadata information
    14. Saving your customized print template
    15. Creating a Custom Package print layout
    16. Changing the page background color
    17. Configuring the output settings
    18. Soft proofing photos before printing
    19. Working with 16-bit output on macOS
    20. Using color management
    21. Color managed by your printer
    22. Color management controlled by Lightroom
    23. Tweaking printed color manually
    24. Saving print settings as an output collection
    25. Printing your job
    26. Review
  24. Photography Showcase: Ami Vitale
  25. 10 Making Backups and Exporting Photos
    1. Preventing data loss
    2. Backing up the catalog file
    3. Exporting metadata
    4. Backing up the library
    5. Exporting images as a catalog
    6. Exporting photos
    7. Exporting JPEG files for onscreen 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. Creating user presets
    13. Review
  26. Photography Showcase: Katrin Eismann
  27. 11 An Overview of My Workflow
    1. Keep your computer clean
    2. Workflow overview: Hot, medium, and cold
    3. Workflow: Hot status
    4. Importing the pictures
    5. Iterative culling: picks and rejects
    6. Collection sets and collections
    7. Backing up your images
    8. Workflow: Medium status
    9. Your need to access pictures diminishes over time
    10. Creating Smart Previews
    11. Selecting your external hard drive
    12. Moving your images to the external drive
    13. Relinking missing folders
    14. Relink subfolders faster with Show Parent
    15. Backing up your external drive
    16. Workflow: Cold status
    17. What is a NAS device?
    18. Moving your folder to the NAS device
    19. Accessing files on the NAS over the internet
    20. Using smart collections for catalog cleanup
    21. Review
  28. Index
  29. Contributors
  30. Production Notes
  31. Conclusion
  32. Bonus Lesson: Publishing your Photos

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release), First Edition
  • Author(s): Rafael Concepcion
  • Release date: July 2019
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780135299739