Photoshop for Lightroom Users

Book description

Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for image management, editing, and workflow knows it is great software, and it has only gotten better with each new version. But there comes a time in every Lightroom user’s life when they want to do something…and they just can’t do it. While Lightroom covers the vast majority of a photographer’s needs—many say it covers roughly 80% of a professional imaging workflow—it just can’t do everything a shooter needs to put the final touches on a great image.

Scott Kelby, the #1 bestselling author of photography books, wrote Photoshop for Lightroom Users exactly for those Lightroom users who have recognized that they need Photoshop¿ for the other 20% of their workflow, which will take their images to the next level. There is already a substantial audience for this book, and of course Adobe’s brand-new offering of a Lightroom and Photoshop Creative Cloud bundle for $9.99/month will certainly help grow this Lightroom-and-Photoshop audience very quickly in the coming months.

These users don’t need to know everything about Photoshop. They just need to know the essentials edits, techniques, retouching tutorials, and tweaks that they can’t perform in Lightroom, but which will take their images up a notch. Scott covers everything from compositing to adding text over an image to retouching to creating a book cover to advanced sharpening techniques. With Photoshop for Lightroom Users, readers will learn all they need to know in order to fold Photoshop into their imaging workflow with Lightroom.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Other Books by Scott Kelby
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents
  8. Introduction
    1. Seven Things you’ll Wish you had Known before Reading this Book
  9. Chapter 1. Essential Techniques
    1. #1: Using Photoshop’s Toolbox
    2. #2: Panels and Navigating
    3. #3: Editing Just Part of Your Image
    4. #4: Cloning and the Patch Tool
    5. #5: Working with Layers
    6. #6: Resizing, Rotating, and Transforming
    7. #7: Camera Raw as a Filter (& Adjustment Layers)
  10. Chapter 2. Jump
    1. Choosing How Your Files Are Sent to Photoshop
    2. Going from Lightroom to Photoshop (and Back)
  11. Chapter 3. Get Smart
    1. Keeping Your RAW Image Editable Using Smart Objects
    2. Stitching Panoramas Using Photoshop
    3. Creating HDR Images in Photoshop
  12. Chapter 4. Re-Touch
    1. Retouching in Lightroom
    2. Making Facial Features Symmetrical
    3. Trimming Eyebrows
    4. Removing Eye Veins
    5. Sharpening Eyes
    6. Softening Skin While Retaining Texture
    7. Creating Beautiful Teeth
    8. Four Other Retouches We Use Liquify For
    9. Reducing Jaws and Jowls
  13. Chapter 5. Composite
    1. Compositing: Putting Your Subject on a Different Background
    2. Blending Two or More Images
    3. Putting an Image Inside Another Image
    4. Removing Large Distracting Things
    5. Adding a Logo or Illustration to a Photo
  14. Chapter 6. Side Effects
    1. The High-Contrast Portrait Look
    2. Turning a Photo into an Oil Painting in One Click
    3. Tilt Shift Effect (the Architectural Model Look)
    4. Creating Mirror-Like Reflections
    5. Swapping Out for a Better Sky
    6. Wedding Book and Type Effects
  15. Chapter 7. Sharpen
    1. The Sharpening Filters
    2. Fixing Wide-Angle Distortion
    3. Fixing Group Shots the Easy Way
    4. Fixing Reflections in Glasses
    5. Removing Stuff Using Content-Aware Fill
  16. Chapter 8. Don’t Move
    1. 12 Things You’d Think You’d Need Photoshop For, But Ya Don’t
  17. Index

Product information

  • Title: Photoshop for Lightroom Users
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: December 2013
  • Publisher(s): New Riders
  • ISBN: 9780133761573