Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for the Professional Photographer

Book description

Delve into the ultimate guide for professional photographers

Harness the power and flexibility of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, version 1.1, with this expert guide. Professional photographers David Huss and David Plotkin show you how to work smarter, faster, and more creatively with their personal tips, tricks, and techniques that you can incorporate into your own workflow.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 is a powerful tool that you can integrate into your existing workflow to increase your productivity and improve the overall quality of your work. With this ultimate resource by your side, you'll learn how to:

.Organize, adjust, process, output, and share digital pictures like the top professionals
.Personalize Lightroom with a custom Identity plate
.Seamlessly transition between Lightroom and your favorite photo editor
.Quickly view and compare multiple shots, pairing selections down to your best work
.Correct images, adjust white balance, and fine-tune tone, balance, and exposure, crop and undo-all without altering your originals!
.Automate your workflow by applying image adjustments to multiple photos
.Output proof and contact sheets
.Develop, print and display your digital pictures for friends and clients, all the while saving valuable time
.Create slide shows and web postings
.And much more...

As you move from traditional separate image editing applications to this next generation software that was designed specifically for photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for the Professional Photographer unveils insider secrets and expert advice in this highly visual guide.

David Huss is a professional photographer and author who has written more than 30 books. His work has been translated into eight languages.
David Plotkin is a technical editor, photographer, and software writer who has written five books and numerous articles.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Chapter 1 In the Beginning
    1. Stop - Reading Begins Here
    2. Lightroom: A Brief History
    3. What’s New in Version 1.1?
    4. Workflow? What Exactly Does Lightroom Do?
    5. Does Lightroom Replace Photoshop?
    6. What Makes Lightroom Different?
    7. Hardware and Performance
      1. The Need for Speed
      2. Mac vs. PC
      3. Video Graphics Cards
      4. Thanks for the Memory
      5. How About My Wacom Tablet?
      6. What’s the View of Windows Vista?
      7. Networking and Shared Resources
    8. One Program - Five Modules
    9. Navigating and Managing Lightroom
      1. Main Menu
      2. Top Panel
      3. Grid View or Image Display
      4. Toolbar
      5. Right Panel
      6. Left Panel
      7. Filmstrip
      8. Where is the ...?
      9. The Power of Keyboard Shortcuts
  8. Chapter 2 Getting Photos into Lightroom
    1. From the Camera to Lightroom
      1. Setting Up Import Settings
    2. Stop Before You Do Anything Else
    3. Importing Photos
    4. Importing Images via Drag and Drop
    5. Lightroom Speed Bumps
      1. Import Results
    6. Sorting the Good, from the Bad, and the Ugly
    7. Comparing and Rating Your Photos
      1. Rating Your Photos - So Many Ways
      2. Working with the Stars
      3. Flags - Simple and Effective
      4. Working with Color Labels
      5. Filtering the Results
      6. Finding Photos Without Color Labels
      7. Viewing the Results
  9. Chapter 3 Organizing Your Photos
    1. Lightroom Image Management Concepts
      1. Stacking Photos
      2. Collections and Quick Collections
    2. The Power of Keywords
      1. Adding Keywords to a Photo
      2. The Painter tool that Doesn’t Paint
      3. Keyword Searching
      4. Metadata Browsing
    3. Exporting and Importing Catalogs
      1. Exporting a Catalog
      2. Importing a Catalog
      3. Lightroom and Network Shared Drives
      4. Where Lightroom Keeps its Files (Windows)
      5. Where Lightroom Keeps its Files (Mac)
  10. Chapter 4 Pursuing Perfection: Working with the Quick Develop and Develop Module
    1. Unleashing Quick Develop
    2. Quick Develop
      1. The Tone Controls and What They Do
    3. The Develop Module
      1. Interactive Histogram
      2. Using the Compare View
      3. Fine Tuning the White Balance
      4. Tone Curve Panel
      5. Split Toning
      6. The Power of Presets
    4. Retouching and Correcting Flaws
      1. Crop, Straighten, or Both
      2. Getting the Red Out
  11. Chapter 5 Showtime: Making Slideshows
    1. Understanding the Slideshow Module
    2. Selecting and Setting Up for Slideshows
      1. Selecting Photos for the Show
      2. Configuring the Stroke Border
      3. Specifying the Shadow
      4. Showing and Adjusting the Guides
      5. Applying a Color Backdrop
      6. Adding a Background Image
      7. Zooming to Fit Frame
      8. Adding and Editing the Identity Plate
      9. Adding Star Ratings to Your Slides
      10. Adding Text to Slides Using Overlays
      11. Adding a Sound Track
      12. Saving it all as a Template
    3. Playing the Show
      1. Specifying the Slide Duration
      2. Viewing the Preview
      3. Viewing the Slideshow
      4. Exporting the Sildeshow
  12. Chapter 6 Roll the Presses: Printing in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    1. Understanding the Print Module
    2. Selecting and Setting Up for Printing
      1. Selecting Photo(s) to Be Printed
      2. Configuring the Stroke Border
      3. Setting Units of Measure, Guides, and Showing Rulers
      4. Opening the Page Setup Dialog
      5. Dragging or Setting Margins for Border Control
      6. Zoom to Fill Frames
      7. Auto-Rotate to Fit
      8. Adding Text to Photos Using Overlays
    3. Printing Multiple Photos on Single Sheets
      1. Setting Rows and Columns
      2. Printing the Same Photo Multiple Times on the Same Page
      3. Making a Contact Sheet
    4. Saving It All as a Template
    5. Configuring for Printing
      1. Using Color Management
      2. Using the Set Profile Dialog Box
      3. Setting the Rendering Intent
      4. Setting Up the Print Job
      5. Setting Up for Printing (Printer Dependent)
  13. Chapter 7 Web Wizard: Creating and Posting Images on the Web
    1. Understanding the Web module
    2. Selecting and Setting Up for the Web
      1. Selecting Photo(s) for Your Site
      2. Choosing Between Flash and HTML Galleries
      3. Setting the Site Info
      4. Adding an Identity Plate
      5. Configuring the Color Palette
      6. Setting the Web Page Appearance
      7. Adding Image Info
      8. Setting Up the Output
      9. Saving it all as a Template
    3. Previewing and Exporting Your Photo Gallery
      1. Previewing Your Gallery in a Browser
      2. Exporting Your Gallery
    4. Posting Your Photo Gallery
      1. Configuring Your FTP Settings
      2. Performing the Upload
      3. Extra Stuff You Need to do on Your Web Site
      4. Providing a way to return to your main web site
  14. Index

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for the Professional Photographer
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: October 2009
  • Publisher(s): Focal Press
  • ISBN: 9781136102691