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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers

Book Description

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom CC (2015 Release)/ Lightroom 6 in detail from a photographer's perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product's development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing and image management. In this book he'll teach you how to:

•    Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats
•    Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow
•    Create and manage a personal image and video library
•    Quickly apply tonal adjustments to multiple images
•    Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
•    Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios
•    Make the most of new features in Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 such as face recognition, multi-image processing for HDR and panoramas, GPU support for the Develop module, and Slideshow and Web improvements

Photographers will find Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book indispensable tools in their digital darkrooms.

“With Martin’s expert guidance, you’ll soon find that you have precisely the tools you need to turn your concentration back where it belongs–on making better pictures!”
–George Jardine, digital photography consultant

“As a photographer himself, Martin Evening knows what tools photographers need to realize their creative vision. In this book, he shows not only how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works but also why it will become an essential part of any photographer’s workflow.”
–Greg Gorman, photographer

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Introduction
    1. Lightroom book updates
    2. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents
  6. 1. Introducing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    1. What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?
      1. Keeping things simple
      2. Modular design
      3. Lightroom performance
    2. What you need
    3. Installing Lightroom
      1. 64-bit processing
      2. Sleep protection
      3. Upgrading from an older Lightroom catalog
      4. Using Lightroom for the first time
      5. Lightroom preferences essentials
      6. Performance preferences
      7. Managing Lightroom mobile via Lightroom
      8. History panel
      9. Customizing the identity plate and interface
    4. Getting help
    5. Introducing the Lightroom interface
    6. Working through the book
  7. 2. Importing photos
    1. The main Import dialog
      1. Copy as DNG, Copy, Move, or Add?
      2. Importing files from a card
      3. Activity Center
      4. Source panel
      5. Content area
      6. File Handling panel
      7. File Renaming panel
      8. Apply During Import panel
      9. Destination panel
      10. Import Presets menu
      11. Importing video files
      12. Adding photos from a folder to the catalog
      13. Importing photos via drag and drop
      14. Importing photos from another catalog
      15. Auto Imports
      16. Importing photos directly from the camera
  8. 3. The Library module
    1. About Lightroom catalogs
      1. Backing up the catalog file
      2. Creating and opening catalogs
      3. Exporting catalogs
      4. Opening and importing catalogs
      5. Export and import summary
      6. Working with Smart Previews
    2. The Library Module panels
      1. The Navigator panel
      2. The Catalog panel
      3. The Library module Toolbar
      4. The Folders panel
      5. The Filter bar
    3. Exploring the Library module
      1. Grid view options
      2. Library Grid navigation
      3. Working in Loupe view
      4. Loupe Overlay view
      5. Previews and preview appearance
      6. Working in Survey view
      7. Working in Compare view
      8. Navigating photos via the Filmstrip
      9. Working with a dual-display setup
      10. Rating images using flags
      11. Rating images using numbered star ratings
      12. Rating images using color labels
      13. Grouping photos into stacks
      14. Making image selections
      15. Quick Collections
      16. Collections
      17. Collection sets
      18. Removing and deleting photos
  9. 4. Develop module image editing
    1. Image editing in Lightroom
      1. Smarter image processing
    2. Steps for getting accurate color
      1. Calibrating the display
      2. Choosing a display
      3. Calibrating and profiling the display
      4. White point and gamma
      5. Steps to successful calibration and profiling
      6. Process versions
    3. The Develop module interface
      1. Develop view options
      2. Develop module cropping
      3. The Tool Overlay options
      4. Quick Develop cropping
    4. The Basic panel
      1. White Balance tool
      2. The Basic panel tone-editing controls
      3. Histogram panel
      4. Navigating the Basic panel via the keyboard
      5. Correcting an overexposed image
      6. Correcting an underexposed image
      7. Creating HDR photos using Photo Merge
      8. Creating panorama photos using Photo Merge
      9. Match Total Exposures
      10. Highlight clipping and Exposure settings
      11. Clipping the blacks
      12. Clarity slider
      13. Vibrance and Saturation
      14. Quick Develop panel tone adjustments
      15. Editing video files in Quick Develop
    5. The Tone Curve panel
      1. Point Curve editing mode
      2. RGB curves
      3. The Tone Curve regions
      4. Combining Basic and Tone Curve adjustments
      5. HSL / Color / B&W panel
      6. Lens Corrections panel
      7. Upright adjustments
      8. Effects panel
      9. Camera Calibration panel
    6. Assessing your images
      1. Comparing before and after versions
    7. Image retouching
      1. Spot Removal tool
      2. Spot Removal tool feathering
      3. Synchronized spotting
      4. Localized adjustments
      5. Graduated Filter tool
      6. Radial Filter tool
      7. History panel
      8. Snapshots panel
    8. Easing the workflow
      1. Making virtual copies
      2. Synchronizing Develop settings
      3. Lightroom and Camera Raw
      4. Copying and pasting Develop settings
      5. Saving Develop settings as presets
      6. Creating default camera Develop settings
  10. 5. The art of black and white
    1. Black-and-white conversions
      1. Black-and-white Develop controls
      2. Black-and-white conversion options
      3. Temperature slider conversions
      4. Manual black-and-white adjustments
      5. Black-and-white infrared effect
    2. Fine-tuning black-and-white images
      1. Split Toning panel
      2. HSL panel: Desaturated color adjustments
  11. 6. Sharpening and noise reduction
    1. Capture sharpen for a sharp start
      1. Improved Lightroom raw image processing
      2. Output sharpening
      3. Sharpen preset settings
      4. Sample sharpening image
      5. Evaluate at a 1:1 view
      6. Luminance targeted sharpening
      7. The sharpening effect sliders
      8. The modifying controls
      9. Applying sharpening adjustments
      10. Creative sharpening with the adjustment tools
      11. Noise reduction
      12. Selective noise reduction
      13. Selective moiré reduction
  12. 7. Exporting from Lightroom
    1. Opening images in Photoshop
      1. The Edit in Photoshop options
      2. Going from Lightroom to Photoshop to Lightroom
      3. Extended editing in Photoshop
    2. Exporting from Lightroom
      1. Export presets
      2. Export Location
      3. File Naming
      4. File Settings
      5. Image Sizing
      6. Output Sharpening
      7. Metadata
      8. Watermarking
      9. Post-Processing
      10. Adding export actions in Lightroom
      11. Exporting catalog images to a CD or DVD
      12. Exporting catalog images as email attachments
      13. Third-party Export plug-ins
      14. Exporting video files
  13. 8. Printing
    1. The Print module
      1. Layout Style panel
      2. Image Settings panel
      3. Layout panel
      4. Guides panel
      5. Multiple cell printing
      6. Page panel
      7. Picture Package and Custom Package
      8. Page Setup
      9. Print Job panel
      10. 16-bit output
      11. Print to JPEG File
      12. Custom profile printing
      13. Soft proofing for print output
      14. Saving a custom template
  14. 9. Presenting your work
    1. The Book module
      1. Creating a new book
      2. Book Settings panel
      3. Preview panel
      4. Toolbar
      5. Auto Layout panel
      6. Editing the book pages
      7. Editing the cover pages
      8. Page panel
      9. Guides panel
      10. Cell panel
      11. Text panel
      12. Type panel
      13. Background panel
      14. Soft proofing before printing
      15. Publishing your book
    2. The Slideshow module
      1. The Slide Editor view in the content area
      2. Layout panel
      3. Options panel
      4. Overlays panel
      5. Backdrop panel
      6. Titles panel
      7. Music panel
      8. Playback panel
      9. Play and preview
      10. Slideshows and selections
      11. Template Browser panel
      12. Creating a Slideshow collection
      13. Exporting a slideshow
    3. The Web module
      1. Layout Style panel
      2. Color Palette panel
      3. Appearance panel
      4. Image Info panel
      5. Output Settings panel
      6. Previewing web galleries
      7. Image appearance in Slideshow and Web modules
      8. Exporting a web gallery
      9. Uploading a web gallery
      10. Template Browser panel
      11. Creating a web collection
  15. 10. Managing your photos in Lightroom
    1. Working with metadata
      1. The different types of metadata
      2. A quick image search using metadata
      3. Metadata panel
      4. Metadata panel view modes
      5. General and EXIF metadata items
      6. Custom information metadata
      7. Metadata editing and target photos
      8. Keywording and Keyword List panels
      9. The Painter tool
      10. People view mode
    2. Photo filtering and searches
      1. Filtering photos in the catalog
      2. Subfolder filtering
      3. Making filtered image selections
      4. Filter bar
      5. Text filter searches
      6. Attribute filter searches
      7. Metadata filter searches
      8. Locating missing photos
      9. Custom filter settings
      10. Publishing photos via Lightroom
      11. Saving and reading metadata
      12. Synchronizing the metadata settings
      13. Sorting images
    3. Geotagging images
      1. GPS devices
      2. Embedding GPS metadata in a photo
      3. The Map module
  16. Appendix. Lightroom preferences and settings
    1. General preferences
      1. Splash screens
      2. Updates
      3. Catalog selection
      4. Import options
      5. Completion sounds and prompts
    2. Presets preferences
      1. Camera-linked settings
      2. Location section
      3. Lightroom Defaults section
    3. External Editing preferences
    4. File Handling preferences
      1. Import DNG Creation
      2. Convert and export DNG options
      3. Reading Metadata options
      4. Filename generation options
      5. Camera Raw and video cache settings
    5. Interface preferences
      1. Panel end mark
      2. Creating a custom splash screen
      3. Panel font size
      4. Lights Out
      5. Background
      6. Keyword entry
      7. Filmstrip preference options
      8. Interface tweaks
      9. Lightroom mobile preferences
      10. Lightroom mobile in use
      11. Setting up a synchronized collection
      12. Lightroom mobile collections
      13. Lightroom Web view
    6. Lightroom settings and templates
      1. The Lightroom preference file
      2. Accessing saved template settings
    7. Customizing the Lightroom contents
      1. Hacking the Lightroom contents
      2. Lightroom previews data
    8. System information
    9. The ideal computer for Lightroom
      1. RAM
      2. Graphics card
      3. Hard drives
      4. Drive configurations
  17. Index