Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book (2022 release)

Book description

Learn proven methods to keep your photography archive organized.

Leverage tools in each module to reduce the amount of time you spend working on images.

Take advantage of ground-breaking changes to AI-based masking to select skies, subjects, color ranges, and tones, making hours of editing turn into minutes.

Experiment with color grading tools to pull the best out of all of the elements in your images.

Create stylish books and print layouts, dynamic slideshows, and interactive web galleries to showcase your images.

Access collections and presets on your desktop, mobile device, or on the web!

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program doesan official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book (2022 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.

Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. 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

What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic (2022 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 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. Requirements on your computer
    5. Required skills
    6. Installing Lightroom Classic
    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
    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 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 modules
    15. The Lightroom Classic workflow
    16. Importing photos
    17. Reviewing and organizing
    18. Culling your images
    19. Working with collections
    20. Rearranging and deleting images in a collection
    21. Comparing photos side by side
    22. Comparing several photos
    23. Developing and editing
    24. Using Quick Develop in the Library module
    25. Working in the Develop module
    26. Straightening and cropping an image
    27. Adjusting lighting and tonal balance
    28. Creating effects with the Radial Filter tool
    29. Using the Spot Removal tool
    30. Sharing your work by email
    31. Review questions
    32. Review answers
  8. Photography Showcase Binuk Varghese
  9. 2. Bringing Photos into Lightroom Classic
    1. Getting started
    2. Lightroom is your digital notebook
    3. The import process
    4. Importing photos from a digital camera
    5. Organizing your copied photos in folders
    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. Images that are already imported
    13. Importing to a specific folder
    14. Importing from a watched folder
    15. Tethered shooting
    16. Tethered shooting with a supported camera
    17. Viewing imported photos in the work area
    18. Setting Grid and Loupe view options
    19. Review questions
    20. Review answers
  10. Photography Showcase Joe Conzo
  11. 3. Exploring the Lightroom Workspace
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing images into the library
    3. Viewing and managing your images
    4. Adjusting the workspace layout
    5. Resizing panels
    6. Showing and hiding panels or panel groups
    7. Expanding and collapsing panels
    8. Hiding and showing panels
    9. Toggling screen modes
    10. Switching views
    11. Working in Loupe view
    12. Using the Loupe view overlays
    13. Comparing photos
    14. Using Survey view to narrow a selection
    15. Flagging and deleting images
    16. Grouping images in the Quick Collection
    17. Moving images into or out of the Quick Collection
    18. Converting and clearing the Quick Collection
    19. Designating a target collection
    20. Working with the Filmstrip
    21. Hiding the Filmstrip and adjusting its size
    22. Using filters in the Filmstrip
    23. Changing the sorting order of the thumbnails
    24. Using a secondary display
    25. Review questions
    26. Review answers
  12. Photography Showcase Alan Shapiro
  13. 4. Managing Your Photo Library
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing images into the library
    3. Folders vs. collections
    4. Folders store; they do not organize
    5. Using collections to organize images
    6. The Quick Collection
    7. Creating collections
    8. Pro tip: Automatic collections from folders
    9. Your turn: Make a new collection
    10. Working with collection sets
    11. Duplicating Collection Sets
    12. Collection sets for organizing your work
    13. Smart collections
    14. Taking your collections on the road
    15. Syncing photos from Lightroom Classic
    16. Viewing synced photos on your mobile device
    17. Editing on the site
    18. Using keyword tags
    19. Viewing keyword tags
    20. Adding keyword tags
    21. Working with keyword sets and nesting keywords
    22. Searching by keyword
    23. Using flags and ratings
    24. Flagging images
    25. Assigning ratings
    26. Adding metadata
    27. Tagging faces in the People view
    28. Organizing photos by location
    29. Working in the Map module
    30. Geotagging images captured without GPS data
    31. Saving map locations
    32. Using the Painter tool
    33. Finding and filtering files
    34. Using the Filter bar to find photos
    35. Using the filters in the Filmstrip
    36. Review questions
    37. Review answers
  14. Photography Showcase Tito Herrera
  15. 5. Developing Basics
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing images into the library
    3. The Develop module
    4. Reorganize the Develop module
    5. Creating a collection from a previous import
    6. Cropping and rotating images
    7. Changing crop overlays
    8. Using the Straighten tool
    9. Cropping to specific dimensions
    10. Seeing your crop better
    11. What are camera profiles?
    12. Profiles in Lightroom
    13. Using the Profile Browser
    14. Setting your picture’s white balance
    15. Setting exposure and contrast
    16. Adjusting shadows and highlights
    17. Adjusting whites and blacks
    18. Clarity, vibrance, and saturation
    19. Adding detail to your images
    20. Lens corrections and transformations
    21. Using virtual copies for variations
    22. Using snapshots for variations
    23. Review questions
    24. Review answers
  16. Photography Showcase Sara Lando
  17. 6. Advanced Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing images into the library and creating collections
    3. A major change to Lightroom:AI-based selections and masking
    4. Using Select Sky and Select Subject
    5. Adding and Subtracting from Selections
    6. New Color Range and Luminance Selection
    7. Combining several types of masks in one image
    8. AI-based selections also in Lightroom mobile
    9. Using the Linear Gradient tool
    10. Using the Radial Gradient tool
    11. Using the Masking Brush tool
    12. Removing distractions with the Spot Removal tool
    13. Removing sensor spots and syncing changes
    14. Removing objects from photos
    15. HSL and Tone Curve adjustments
    16. Working with the HSL/Color panel
    17. Working with the Tone Curve panel
    18. Creative color and black-and-white effects
    19. Converting a color photo to black and white
    20. Color Grading
    21. The Effects panel
    22. Making panoramas
    23. Merging to a panorama in Lightroom Classic
    24. Headless mode for panoramas
    25. Making HDR images
    26. Merging to HDR in Lightroom Classic
    27. Headless mode for HDR
    28. Creating HDR panoramas
    29. Saving time in Lightroom
    30. Applying previous corrections
    31. Synchronizing corrections
    32. Creating a Develop preset
    33. Review questions
    34. Review Answers
  18. Photography Showcase Latanya Henry
  19. 7. Creating a Photo Book
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing images into the library
    3. Assembling photos for a book
    4. Working in the Book module
    5. Setting up a photo book
    6. Changing page layouts
    7. Adding page numbers to a photo book
    8. Placing photos in a book layout
    9. Changing the images in a photo book
    10. Working with photo cells
    11. Setting a page background
    12. Adding text to a photo book
    13. Working with text cells
    14. Fine-tuning type
    15. Working with captions
    16. Creating a custom text preset
    17. Saving and reusing custom book page layouts
    18. Creating a saved book
    19. Copying a saved book
    20. Exporting a photo book
    21. Review questions
    22. Review answers
  20. Photography Showcase Gregory Heisler
  21. 8. Creating a Slideshow
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing images into the library
    3. Assembling photos for a slideshow
    4. Working in the Slideshow module
    5. Choosing a slideshow template
    6. Customizing your slideshow template
    7. Adjusting the slide layout
    8. Setting up the slide background
    9. Adjusting stroke borders and shadows
    10. Adding a text overlay
    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. Exporting a slideshow
    16. Playing an impromptu slideshow
    17. My suggested settings for a slideshow
    18. Review questions
    19. Review answers
  22. Photography Showcase Amy Toensing
  23. 9. Printing Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a collection from the existing images
    3. About the Lightroom Classic Print module
    4. About layout styles and print templates
    5. Selecting a print template
    6. Specifying the printer and paper size
    7. Customizing print templates
    8. Changing the number of cells
    9. Rearranging the photos in a print layout
    10. Creating stroke and photo borders
    11. Customizing your identity plate
    12. Printing captions and metadata information
    13. Saving your customized print template
    14. Creating a Custom Package print layout
    15. Changing the page background color
    16. Configuring the output settings
    17. Using color management
    18. Color managed by your printer
    19. Color management controlled by Lightroom
    20. Tweaking printed color manually
    21. Saving print settings as an output collection
    22. Printing your job
    23. Review questions
    24. Review answers
  24. Photography Showcase Erika Barker
  25. 10. Making Backups and Exporting Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing images into the library
    3. Preventing data loss
    4. Backing up the catalog file
    5. Exporting metadata
    6. Backing up the library
    7. Exporting images as a catalog
    8. Exporting photos
    9. Exporting JPEG files for onscreen viewing
    10. Exporting as PSD or TIFF for further editing
    11. Exporting as original or DNG for archiving
    12. Using export presets
    13. Creating user presets
    14. Using Multi-Batch Export
    15. Review questions
    16. Review answers
  26. Photography Showcase Maranie Staab
  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. Backing up your external drive
    15. Workflow: Cold status
    16. What is a NAS device?
    17. Moving your folder to the NAS device
    18. Accessing files on the NAS over the internet
    19. Using smart collections for catalog cleanup
    20. Review questions
    21. Review answers
  28. Index
  29. Contributors
  30. Production Notes
  31. Conclusion
  32. Bonus Lesson: Publishing Your Photos

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book (2022 release)
  • Author(s): Rafael Concepcion
  • Release date: March 2022
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780137625307