The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers

Book description

Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 bestselling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 6, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.

Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book will do that). Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom:

  • Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studio-tested techniques. Each year he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through that he’s learned what really works, what doesn’t, and he tells you flat out which techniques work best, which to avoid, and why.

  • The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything step by step, so you can begin using Lightroom like a pro from the start.

  • What really sets this book apart is the last chapter. This is where Scott dramatically answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is: “Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?” You’ll see Scott’s entire start-to-finish Lightroom 6 workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow.

  • Plus, this book includes a downloadable collection of some of the hottest Lightroom Develop module presets to give you a bunch of amazing effects with just one click!

  • Scott knows firsthand the challenges today’s digital photographers are facing, and what they want to learn next to make their workflow faster, easier, and more fun. He has incorporated all of that into this major update for Lightroom 6.

    It’s the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way. Plus, the book includes a special chapter on integrating Adobe Photoshop seamlessly right into your workflow, and you’ll learn some of Scott’s latest Photoshop portrait retouching techniques and special effects, which take this book to a whole new level. There is no faster, more straight to the point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book.

    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. Table of Contents
    8. Introduction
      1. Seven (or So) Things You’ll Wish You Had Known Before Reading This Book
    9. Chapter 1. Importing: Getting your Photos into Lightroom
      1. Before You Do Anything, Choose Where to Store Your Photos
      2. Now Choose Your Backup Strategy
      3. My Method for Getting Your Photos Organized Before You Get Into Lightroom
      4. Getting Photos from Your Camera Into Lightroom (for New Lightroom Users)
      5. Getting Photos from Your Camera Into Lightroom (for More Advanced Users)
      6. Using Lightroom with a Laptop? You’ll Love Smart Previews
      7. Save Time Importing Using Import Presets (and a Compact View)
      8. Importing Video from Your DSLR
      9. Shooting Tethered (Go Straight from Your Camera, Right Into Lightroom)
      10. Using Image Overlay to See if Your Images Fit Your Layout
      11. Creating Your Own Custom File Naming Templates
      12. Choosing Your Preferences for Importing Photos
      13. The Adobe DNG File Format Advantage
      14. Creating Your Own Custom Metadata (Copyright) Templates
      15. Four Things You’ll Want to Know Now About Getting Around Lightroom
      16. Viewing Your Imported Photos
      17. Using Lights Dim, Lights Out, and Other Viewing Modes
      18. Seeing a Real Full-Screen View
      19. Using Guides and the Resizable Grid Overlays
      20. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    10. Chapter 2. Library: How to Organize Your Photos
      1. Folders and Why I Don’t Mess with Them (This Is Really Important!)
      2. Sorting Your Photos Using Collections
      3. Organizing Multiple Shoots Using Collection Sets
      4. Using Smart Collections for Automatic Organization
      5. Keeping Things Tidy Using Stacks
      6. When to Use a Quick Collection Instead
      7. Using Target Collections (and Why They’re So Handy)
      8. Adding Specific Keywords for Advanced Searching
      9. Face Tagging to Find People Fast
      10. Renaming Photos Already in Lightroom
      11. Adding Copyright Info, Captions, and Other Metadata
      12. If Your Camera Supports GPS, Prepare to Amaze Your Friends
      13. Organizing Your Photos on a World Map
      14. Finding Photos Fast!
      15. Creating and Using Multiple Catalogs
      16. From Laptop to Desktop: Syncing Catalogs on Two Computers
      17. Backing Up Your Catalog (This Is VERY Important)
      18. Relinking Missing Photos
      19. Dealing with Disasters (Troubleshooting)
      20. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    11. Chapter 3. Customizing: How to Set Things Up Your Way
      1. Choosing What You See in Loupe View
      2. Choosing What You See in Grid View
      3. Make Working with Panels Faster & Easier
      4. Using Two Monitors with Lightroom
      5. Choosing What the Filmstrip Displays
      6. Adding Your Studio’s Name or Logo for a Custom Look
      7. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    12. Chapter 4. Editing Essentials: How to Develop Your Photos
      1. Making Your RAW Photos Look More Like JPEGs
      2. Setting the White Balance
      3. Setting Your White Balance Live While Shooting Tethered
      4. Seeing Befores and Afters
      5. My Editing Your Images Cheat Sheet
      6. Controlling Overall Brightness Using the Exposure Slider
      7. Automatically Matching Exposures
      8. 60 Seconds on the Histogram (& Which Slider Controls Which Part)
      9. Auto Tone (Having Lightroom Do the Work for You)
      10. Dealing With Highlight Problems (Clipping)
      11. Opening Up the Shadows (Like “Fill Light” on a Slider)
      12. Setting Your White Point and Black Point
      13. Adding “Punch” to Your Images Using Clarity
      14. Making Your Colors More Vibrant
      15. Adding Contrast (and How to Use the Tone Curve)—This Is Important Stuff!
      16. Applying Changes Made to One Photo to Other Photos
      17. Auto Sync: Perfect for Editing a Bunch of Photos at Once
      18. Using the Library Module’s Quick Develop Panel
      19. The “Previous” Button (and Why It Rocks!)
      20. Putting It All Together (Doing a Start-to-Finish Tweak)
      21. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    13. Chapter 5. Local Adjustments: How to Edit Just Part of Your Images
      1. Dodging, Burning, and Adjusting Individual Areas of Your Photo
      2. Five More Things You Should Know About Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush
      3. Selectively Fixing White Balance, Dark Shadows, and Noise Issues
      4. Retouching Portraits
      5. Fixing Skies (and Other Stuff) with a Gradient Filter
      6. Custom Vignettes & Spotlight Effects Using the Radial Filter
      7. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    14. Chapter 6. Special Effects: Making Stuff Look...Well...Special!
      1. Virtual Copies—The “No Risk” Way to Experiment
      2. Two Really Handy Uses for RGB Curves
      3. Changing Individual Colors
      4. How to Add Vignette Effects
      5. Getting That Trendy High-Contrast Look
      6. Creating Black-and-White Images
      7. Getting Great Duotones (and Split Tones)
      8. Using One-Click Presets (and Making Your Own!)
      9. Stitching Panoramas Right in Lightroom
      10. Creating 32-bit HDR Images in Lightroom
      11. Making Streets & Cobblestones Look Wet
      12. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    15. Chapter 7. Lightroom for Mobile: Using the Mobile App
      1. Four Really Cool Things About Lightroom on Your Mobile Device
      2. Setting Up Lightroom on Your Mobile Device
      3. Getting Images Into Lightroom on Your Device (and Working with Collections)
      4. Flagging, Rating, and Sorting Your Images
      5. Editing Your Images in Lightroom on Your Device (Its Version of the Basic Panel)
      6. Cropping & Rotating
      7. Client Proofing Using Lightroom on Your Mobile Device
      8. Four Last Things You’ll Want to Know (and They’re All Pretty Cool)
    16. Chapter 8. Problem Photos: Fixing Common Problems
      1. Fixing Backlit Photos
      2. Reducing Noise
      3. Undoing Changes Made in Lightroom
      4. Cropping Photos
      5. Lights Out Cropping Rocks!
      6. Straightening Crooked Photos
      7. Finding Spots and Specks the Easy Way
      8. Removing Stuff With the Spot Removal Tool
      9. Removing Red Eye
      10. Fixing Lens Distortion Problems
      11. Fixing Edge Vignetting
      12. Sharpening Your Photos
      13. Fixing Chromatic Aberrations (a.k.a. That Annoying Color Fringe)
      14. Basic Camera Calibration in Lightroom
      15. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    17. Chapter 9. Exporting Images: Saving JPEGs, TIFFs, and More
      1. Saving Your Photos as JPEGs
      2. Adding a Watermark to Your Images
      3. Emailing Photos from Lightroom
      4. Exporting Your Original RAW Photo
      5. Publish Your Images with Just Two Clicks
      6. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    18. Chapter 10. Jumping To Photoshop: How and When to Do It
      1. Choosing How Your Files Are Sent to Photoshop
      2. How to Jump Over to Photoshop, and How to Jump Back
      3. Adding Photoshop Automation to Your Lightroom Workflow
      4. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    19. Chapter 11. Book of Love: Creating Photo Books
      1. Before You Make Your First Book
      2. Building Your First Book from Scratch
      3. Adding Text and Captions to Your Photo Book
      4. Adding and Customizing Page Numbers
      5. Four Things You’ll Want to Know About Layout Templates
      6. Creating & Saving Your Own Custom Layouts
      7. Creating Cover Text
      8. Custom Template Workaround
      9. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    20. Chapter 12. Slideshow: Creating Presentations of Your Work
      1. Creating a Quick, Basic Slide Show
      2. Customizing the Look of Your Slide Show
      3. Adding Video to Your Slide Show
      4. Getting Creative with Photo Backgrounds
      5. Working with Drop Shadows and Strokes
      6. Adding Additional Lines of Text and Watermarking
      7. Adding Opening and Closing Title Slides
      8. Adding Background Music
      9. Choosing Your Slide Duration and Fade Length
      10. Sharing Your Slide Show
      11. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    21. Chapter 13. The Big Print: Printing your Photos
      1. Printing Individual Photos
      2. Creating Multi-Photo Contact Sheets
      3. Creating Custom Layouts Any Way You Want Them
      4. Adding Text to Your Print Layouts
      5. Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
      6. Saving Your Custom Layouts as Templates
      7. Having Lightroom Remember Your Printing Layouts
      8. Creating Backscreened Prints
      9. The Final Print and Color Management Settings
      10. Saving Your Page Layout as a JPEG
      11. Adding Custom Borders to Your Prints
      12. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    22. Chapter 14. The Layout: Creating Cool Layouts for Web & Print
      1. Here Are Some of My Layouts for You to Use
    23. Chapter 15. DSLR: The Movie: Working with Video Shot on Your DSLR
      1. Working with Videos
    24. Chapter 16. My Portrait Workflow: My Step-by-Step Process from the Shoot to the Final Print
      1. Workflow Step One: It All Starts with the Shoot
      2. Workflow Step Two: Right After the Shoot, Do This First
      3. If I Didn’t Shoot Tethered, Here’s Importing from a Memory Card
      4. Workflow Step Three: Finding Your Picks & Making a Collection
      5. Workflow Step Four: A Quick Retouch for Your Selects
      6. Workflow Step Five: Emailing Your Clients the Proofs
      7. Workflow Step Six: Making the Final Tweaks & Working with Photoshop
      8. Workflow Step Seven: Delivering the Finished Image(s)
      9. 10 Important Bits of Advice for New Lightroom Users
      10. Want to Learn More?
    25. Index

    Product information

    • Title: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: May 2015
    • Publisher(s): New Riders
    • ISBN: 9780133979862