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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book: Plus an introduction to the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC across desktop, web, and mobile

Book Description

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC is one of the most powerful tools a digital photographer has in their toolset, 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 Lightroom Classic CC features in detail, covering library organization, develop image processing, output modules, and the latest Lightroom CC/mobile features. As an established commercial and landscape photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, and as a result, knows the software inside and out. 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
  • Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
  • Prepare images for print, slideshows, or to create a book
  • Make the most of new features, such as the ability to migrate and sync photos via the cloud

 

Photographers will find Lightroom Classic CC–and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 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. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Introduction
  6. Contents
  7. 1 Introducing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    1. What is Lightroom?
      1. Keeping things simple
      2. Modular design
      3. Lightroom performance
        1. Adobe Camera Raw processing
        2. Color controls
        3. Managing the image library
        4. Where does Photoshop fit in?
        5. Integrating Lightroom with Photoshop
        6. If your Lightroom subscription should come to an end
    2. What you need
    3. Installing Lightroom
      1. Sleep protection
      2. Upgrading from an older Lightroom catalog
      3. Using Lightroom for the first time
      4. Lightroom preferences
      5. Performance preferences
        1. Graphics card compatibility
        2. Smart previews option
      6. Lightroom CC (mobile) preferences
      7. History panel
      8. Customizing the identity plate and interface
    4. Getting help
    5. The Lightroom interface
    6. Working through the book
  8. 2 Importing photos
    1. The main Import dialog
      1. Copy as DNG, Copy, Move, or Add?
        1. DNG benefits
        2. Converting to DNG after import
      2. Import and Library module previews
      3. Import options preferences
      4. Importing files from a card
      5. Activity Center
      6. Source panel
      7. Content area
        1. Content area segmenting options
      8. File Handling panel
        1. Build Smart Previews
        2. Suspect duplicates
        3. Add to collection
        4. Embedded Previews after import
        5. File format compatibility
        6. Why files may fail to be imported
        7. Making backup copies of imported files
        8. Photos shot as raw + JPEG
      9. File Renaming panel
        1. Renaming catalog files later
      10. Apply During Import panel
      11. Destination panel
        1. Planning where to store your imported photos
        2. Importing to a selected destination folder
      12. Import Presets menu
      13. Importing video files
      14. Adding photos to the catalog
      15. Importing photos via drag and drop
      16. Importing photos from another application
      17. Auto Imports
      18. Importing photos directly from the camera
        1. Tethered shooting connections
        2. Lightroom-tethered shooting
  9. 3 The Library module
    1. About Lightroom catalogs
      1. Backing up the catalog file
        1. Backup strategies
        2. Backup software
        3. Time Machine and the Lightroom catalog
        4. Catalog corruption
        5. Sync catalog disaster recovery
      2. Creating and opening catalogs
        1. Creating a new catalog
        2. Opening an existing catalog
    2. The Library Module panels
      1. Making the interface more compact
      2. The Navigator panel
      3. The Catalog panel
      4. The Library module Toolbar
      5. The Folders panel
        1. Parent folders and subfolders
        2. Show Photos in Subfolders
        3. Locating a folder at the system level
        4. The Folders panel/system folders relationship
        5. Maintaining folder links
        6. Maintaining volume links
        7. Synchronizing folders
        8. Finding the link from the catalog to a folder
        9. How to organize your folders
      6. The Filter bar
    3. Exploring the Library module
      1. Grid view options
      2. Library Grid navigation
      3. Working in Loupe view
        1. Loupe view options
        2. Draw face region overlay
        3. Working with photos in both Grid and Loupe views
        4. Loupe view navigation
        5. Loupe zoom views
        6. Loupe view shortcuts
      4. Loupe Overlay view
        1. Grid and Guides
        2. Layout Image
        3. The Layout Overlay feature in use
      5. Previews and preview appearance
        1. Initial Import Photos dialog preview-building options
        2. How Lightroom previews are generated
        3. Camera-embedded previews vs. Lightroom previews
        4. Missing previews
        5. Preview size and quality
      6. Working in Survey view
      7. Working in Compare view
        1. Compare view mode in action
      8. Navigating photos via the Filmstrip
      9. Working with a dual-display setup
        1. How to get the most out of working with two displays
      10. Rating images using flags
        1. Refine Photos command
      11. Rating images using numbered star ratings
      12. Rating images using color labels
        1. Color label sets
        2. Other ways you can use color labels
      13. Grouping photos into stacks
        1. Automatic stacking
      14. Making image selections
      15. Quick Collections
      16. Collections
        1. Module collections
        2. Collection badge icons
        3. The module collections in use
        4. Editing collections
        5. Target collection
      17. Collection sets
        1. Smart Collections
      18. Removing and deleting photos
      19. Exporting catalogs
        1. Exporting with negatives
        2. Exporting without negatives
        3. Including Smart Previews
        4. Including available previews
      20. Opening and importing catalogs
        1. New photos section
        2. Changed Existing Photos section
        3. Limitations when excluding negatives
      21. Export and import summary
      22. Working with Smart Previews
        1. How to create Smart Previews
        2. Making the catalog portable
  10. 4 Develop module image editing
    1. Smarter image processing
    2. Steps for getting accurate color
      1. Choosing a display
      2. Calibrating and profiling the display
      3. White point and gamma
        1. Matching white balances
      4. Steps to successful calibration and profiling
      5. Process versions
        1. Upgrading to Version 4
        2. Process version mismatches
        3. Camera Raw compatibility
      6. Editing CMYK images in Develop
    3. The Develop module interface
      1. View options in Develop
      2. Develop module cropping
        1. Rotating a crop
        2. Constrain to image cropping
        3. Auto straightening
        4. Crop aspect ratios
        5. Repositioning a crop
        6. Crop guide overlays
        7. Canceling a crop
        8. Tool Overlay menu
      3. The Tool Overlay options
      4. Quick Develop cropping
    4. The Basic panel
      1. White Balance tool
        1. White Balance corrections
        2. Creative white balance adjustments
        3. White balance and localized adjustments
        4. Independent auto white balance adjustments
      2. The Basic panel tone-editing controls
        1. Exposure
        2. Contrast
        3. Highlights and Shadows
        4. Whites and Blacks
        5. Auto Whites and Blacks adjustments
        6. General Auto Tone adjustments
        7. Basic panel adjustments workflow
      3. Histogram panel
        1. The Histogram panel and image adjustments
      4. Navigating the Basic panel via the keyboard
      5. Correcting overexposed images
      6. Correcting underexposed images
      7. Match Total Exposures
      8. Highlight clipping and Exposure settings
      9. Clipping the blacks
      10. Creating HDR photos using Photo Merge
        1. Deghost Amount options
      11. Creating panorama photos using Photo Merge
        1. Panorama projection options
        2. Panorama Photo Merge performance
        3. Boundary Warp slider
      12. Clarity slider
        1. Images that benefit from adding Clarity
        2. Negative Clarity adjustments
      13. Vibrance and Saturation
      14. Quick Develop panel tone adjustments
        1. Process version conflicts
        2. The other tone controls
        3. A typical Quick Develop workflow
      15. Editing video files in Quick Develop
        1. Loupe view video-editing options
    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
        1. Tone range split point adjustments
        2. Refining the tone curve contrast
      5. HSL / Color / B&W panel
        1. Selective color darkening
        2. False color hue adjustments
        3. Using the HSL controls to reduce gamut clipping
      6. Lens Corrections panel Profile mode
        1. Lens profile corrections
        2. Accessing and creating custom camera lens profiles
        3. Profile lens corrections in use
        4. In-camera lens corrections
        5. Removing chromatic aberration
      7. Lens Corrections panel Manual mode
        1. Defringe adjustments
        2. The Defringe controls in use
        3. Eyedropper tool
        4. Applying a global Defringe adjustment
        5. Applying a localized Defringe adjustment
        6. Vignetting sliders
      8. Transform panel
        1. Upright adjustments
        2. How Upright adjustments work
        3. Suggested order for Upright adjustments
        4. Synchronizing Upright settings
        5. How to apply an Upright adjustment
        6. Guided Upright adjustments
        7. The Transform sliders
      9. Effects panel
        1. Post-Crop vignettes
        2. Post-Crop vignette options
        3. Adding Grain
        4. Dehaze adjustments
        5. Dehaze as a localized adjustment
      10. Camera Calibration panel
        1. Camera profiles
    6. Assessing your images
      1. Comparing before and after versions
        1. Managing the Before and After previews
      2. Reference View
    7. Image retouching
      1. Spot Removal tool
        1. Visualizing spots
        2. Creating brush spots
        3. Retouching example using brush spots
        4. Editing circle and brush spots
        5. Tool Overlay options
        6. Undoing/deleting spots
        7. Auto-calculate behavior
      2. Spot Removal tool feathering
      3. Synchronized spotting
        1. Synchronized settings spot removal
        2. Auto Sync spot removal
        3. Red Eye Correction tool
        4. Pet Eye mode
      4. Localized adjustments
        1. Initial Adjustment Brush options
        2. Editing the Adjustment Brush strokes
        3. Saving effect settings
        4. Localized adjustment position and editing
        5. Exposure dodging with the Adjustment Brush
        6. Auto Mask
        7. Previewing the brush stroke areas
        8. Beauty retouching using negative clarity
        9. Hand-coloring using a Color effect
        10. Localized Temperature slider adjustments
        11. Localized Shadows adjustments
        12. Clarity and Sharpness adjustments
      5. Graduated Filter tool
        1. Brush editing a Graduated Filter effect
      6. Radial Filter tool
        1. Correcting edge sharpness with the Radial Filter
      7. Range Masking
        1. Range Masking and process versions
        2. Color Range Masking
        3. Luminance Range Masking
      8. History panel
      9. Snapshots panel
        1. How to synchronize snapshots
    8. Easing the workflow
      1. Making virtual copies
        1. Making a virtual copy the new master
      2. Synchronizing Develop settings
        1. Auto Sync mode
      3. Copying and pasting Develop settings
        1. Applying a previous Develop setting
      4. Lightroom and Camera Raw compatibility
        1. Making Camera Raw edits accessible in Lightroom
        2. Making Lightroom edits accessible in Camera Raw
        3. Keeping Lightroom edits in sync
        4. Synchronizing Lightroom with Camera Raw
      5. Saving Develop settings as presets
        1. Auto Tone preset adjustments
        2. The art of creating Develop presets
        3. Creating a new Develop preset
        4. Understanding how presets work
        5. How to prevent preset contamination
      6. Creating default Develop camera settings
  11. 5 The art of black and white
    1. Black-and-white conversions
      1. Black-and-white conversion options
        1. How not to convert
      2. Temperature slider conversions
      3. Manual black-and-white adjustments
      4. Black-and-white infrared effect
    2. Refining black-and-white conversions
      1. Split Toning panel
        1. Split-toning a color image
      2. HSL panel: Desaturated color adjustments
        1. The HSL black-and-white method in detail
        2. Camera Calibration adjustments
  12. 6 Sharpening and noise reduction
    1. Capture sharpen for a sharp start
      1. Improved Lightroom raw image processing
      2. Output sharpening
      3. Default Detail panel settings
      4. Sharpen preset settings
        1. Sharpen – Faces
        2. Sharpen – Scenic
      5. Sample sharpening image
      6. Evaluate at a 1:1 view
      7. Luminance targeted sharpening
      8. The sharpening effect sliders
        1. Amount slider
        2. Radius slider
      9. The modifying controls
        1. Detail slider
        2. Interpreting the grayscale sharpening preview
        3. Masking slider
        4. Masking slider preview mode
      10. Applying custom sharpening adjustments
      11. Creative sharpening with the adjustment tools
        1. Adding localized blurring
      12. Noise reduction
        1. Luminance noise reduction
        2. Color noise reduction
        3. Noise-reduction tips
        4. Color noise corrections
        5. Color Smoothness slider
      13. Selective noise reduction
      14. Selective moiré reduction
        1. Moiré removal on non-raw images
  13. 7 Exporting from Lightroom
    1. Opening images in Photoshop
      1. The External editing options
        1. Edit in Adobe Photoshop
        2. Edit in additional external editing program
        3. Opening non-raw images in an external editing program
        4. Creating additional external editor presets
        5. External editing file-naming options
        6. The file format and other file settings options
        7. Camera Raw compatibility
        8. How to use the external edit feature
      2. Going from Lightroom to Photoshop to Lightroom
      3. Extended editing in Photoshop
        1. Linking Lightroom photos as Smart Objects
    2. Exporting from Lightroom
      1. Export presets
      2. Export Location
        1. Exporting to the same folder
      3. File Naming
      4. File Settings
        1. DNG export options
      5. Image Sizing
        1. When to interpolate
      6. Output Sharpening
      7. Metadata
      8. Watermarking
        1. Creating new watermark settings
      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
  14. 8 Printing
    1. The Print module
      1. Layout Style panel
      2. Image Settings panel
      3. Layout panel
        1. Margins and Page Grid
      4. Guides panel
      5. Multiple cell printing
      6. Page panel
        1. Adding a photographic border to a print
        2. Page Options
        3. Photo Info
      7. Picture Package
        1. Image Settings panel
        2. Rulers, Grid & Guides panel
        3. Cells panel
      8. Custom Package
        1. Picture Package/Custom Package Page panel
      9. Page Setup
        1. Print resolution
      10. Print Job panel
        1. Print job color management
        2. The Lightroom printing procedure
        3. Managed by Printer print settings (Mac)
        4. Managed by Printer print settings (PC)
        5. Printer profiles
        6. Print Adjustment controls
        7. Print
        8. Printing modes
        9. Print sharpening
      11. 16-bit output
      12. Print to JPEG File
      13. Custom profile printing
        1. Managed by Lightroom print settings (Mac)
        2. Managed by Lightroom print settings (PC)
        3. Rendering intent
      14. Soft proofing for print output
        1. Why what you see isn’t always what you get
        2. Soft proofing in practice
        3. Before and Proof preview
        4. Before state options
      15. Saving a custom template
  15. 9 Presenting your work
    1. The Book module
      1. Creating a new book
      2. Book Settings panel
        1. PDF and JPEG book export
      3. Preview panel
      4. Toolbar
      5. Auto Layout panel
        1. Auto Layout Preset Editor
      6. Editing the book pages
      7. Editing the cover pages
      8. Page panel
        1. Marking page layouts as favorites
        2. Adding page numbers to a layout
        3. Saving custom page layouts
      9. Guides panel
      10. Cell panel
      11. Text panel
        1. Text box layouts
        2. Adding auto text
      12. Type panel
        1. Type panel Character controls
        2. Target Adjustment tool options
        3. Type panel Frame controls
      13. Background panel
      14. Publishing your book
    2. The Slideshow module
      1. The Slide Editor view
      2. Layout panel
      3. Options panel
      4. Overlays panel
        1. Creating a custom identity plate
        2. Adding custom text overlays
      5. Backdrop panel
      6. Titles panel
      7. Music panel
      8. Playback panel
        1. Pan and zoom options
        2. Manual mode
        3. Playback screen and quality settings
      9. Play and preview
        1. Navigating slideshow photos
        2. Impromptu slideshows
      10. Slideshows and selections
      11. Template Browser panel
      12. Creating a Slideshow collection
      13. Exporting a slideshow
        1. Exporting slideshows to PDF
        2. Exporting slideshows to JPEG
        3. Exporting slideshows to video
        4. Exporting a timelapse video
        5. Licensing audio tracks
    3. The Web module
      1. Layout Style panel
        1. The Lightroom HTML and HTML5 galleries
        2. Lightroom HTML gallery (default) layout
        3. Lightroom Grid (HTML5) Gallery layout
        4. Third-party gallery styles
        5. Site Info panel
      2. Color Palette panel
        1. Choosing a color theme
      3. Appearance panel
        1. Appearance settings for the HTML gallery
        2. Appearance panel settings for the HTML5 Gallery
      4. Image Info panel
        1. Adding titles and captions
        2. Customizing the title and caption information
        3. Creating a custom Text template
      5. Output Settings panel
      6. Previewing web galleries
      7. Image appearance in the Slideshow and Web modules
      8. Upload Settings
        1. Exporting a web gallery
        2. Uploading a web gallery
        3. Managing your uploads
      9. Template Browser panel
      10. Creating a web collection
  16. 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
        1. File Name
        2. Sidecar Files
        3. Copy Name
        4. Metadata Status
        5. Cropped photos
        6. Date representation
        7. Capture time editing
        8. Camera model and serial number
        9. Artist EXIF metadata
      6. Custom information metadata
        1. Metadata presets
        2. Editing and deleting metadata presets
        3. IPTC metadata
        4. IPTC Extension metadata
        5. A more efficient way to add metadata
      7. Metadata editing and target photos
        1. Mail and web links
        2. Copyright status
      8. Keywording and Keyword List panels
        1. Keeping metadata private
        2. Synonyms: The hidden keywords
        3. Applying and managing existing keywords
        4. Auto-complete options
        5. Removing keywords
        6. Keyword hierarchy
        7. Keyword filtering
        8. Importing and exporting keyword hierarchies
        9. Implied keywords
        10. Keyword suggestions
        11. Keyword sets
        12. Creating your own custom keyword sets
      9. The Painter tool
      10. People view mode
        1. Single Person view mode
        2. Expanding and collapsing stacks
        3. People view mode Toolbar
        4. Person keywords
        5. Exporting Person keywords
    2. Photo filtering and searches
      1. Filtering photos in the catalog
        1. Three ways you can filter the catalog
        2. Filtering photos via the Filmstrip
        3. Adding folders as favorites
        4. Flagged photos filter options
        5. Star rating filter options
        6. Creating refined selections via the Filmstrip
        7. Color label filter options
        8. Virtual copy and master copy filtering
      2. Subfolder filtering
      3. Making filtered image selections
      4. Filter bar
        1. The Filter bar layout
      5. Text filter searches
        1. Search rules
        2. Combined search rules
        3. Fine-tuned text searches
      6. Attribute filter searches
      7. Metadata filter searches
        1. Metadata filter options
        2. Metadata filter categories
      8. Locating missing photos
      9. Custom filter settings
        1. Empty field searches
        2. Advanced searches
      10. Publishing photos via Lightroom
      11. Saving and reading metadata
        1. Saving metadata to the file
        2. Tracking metadata changes
        3. XMP read/write options
        4. Where is the truth?
        5. Synchronizing metadata settings
      12. Sorting images
        1. Sort functions
        2. Color label sorting
    3. Geotagging images
      1. GPS devices
      2. Embedding GPS metadata in a photo
        1. Reverse-geocoding
      3. The Map module
        1. Navigation
        2. Location filter bar
        3. Loading GPX tracklogs
        4. Editing pins
        5. Matching photos to a recorded tracklog
        6. Manually geotagging photos in the Map module
        7. Saved Locations panel
        8. Exporting GPS-encoded files
        9. Filtering geocoded images
  17. 11 Lightroom CC/mobile
    1. Lightroom CC/mobile workflow
    2. What Lightroom CC/mobile can and cannot do
    3. Lightroom CC for Apple TV
    4. Setting up Lightroom CC/mobile
      1. How Lightroom CC/mobile edits are synchronized
      2. Where Lightroom CC/mobile photos are kept
      3. Creating a synchronized collection from Lightroom Classic CC
      4. Working with Lightroom CC for mobile
        1. Single image view
        2. Lightroom CC for mobile preferences
        3. Album/folder options
      5. Adding photos directly via a device
        1. Lightroom CC for mobile camera
      6. Lightroom CC for mobile searches
      7. Lightroom CC for web view
      8. Lightroom CC for web
        1. Auto tone
        2. Uploading files via Lightroom CC for web
        3. Managing photos via Lightroom CC for web
    5. Lightroom CC program
      1. Migrating from Lightroom Classic CC
      2. Lightroom CC program layout
      3. Importing files via the Lightroom CC program
      4. Editing photos in the Lightroom CC program
        1. Stacking photos
        2. Edit Settings options
      5. Managing photos in the Lightroom CC program
        1. Selecting and rating images
        2. Creating copies
        3. Keywording
      6. Lightroom CC program file sharing
      7. Removing/deleting photos
      8. Lightroom CC program preferences
  18. 12 Lightroom preferences and settings
    1. General preferences
      1. Show splash screen
      2. Check for 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
        1. DNG compression
        2. DNG with lossy compression
        3. Updating DNG previews for third-party viewing
        4. Validating DNG files
        5. Checking DNG metadata status
      3. Reading Metadata options
      4. Filename generation options
    5. Interface preferences
      1. Panel end mark
        1. Custom panel end marks
      2. Creating a custom splash screen
      3. Panel font size
      4. Lights Out
      5. Background
      6. Keyword entry
      7. Filmstrip options
      8. Interface tweaks
    6. Performance preferences
      1. Camera Raw and video cache settings
    7. Lightroom CC preferences
    8. Lightroom Network preferences
    9. Lightroom settings and templates
      1. Accessing saved template settings
    10. Customizing the Lightroom contents
      1. Hacking the Lightroom contents
      2. Lightroom previews data
    11. System information
    12. The ideal computer for Lightroom
      1. RAM
      2. Graphics card
      3. Hard drives
      4. Drive configurations
        1. Just a bunch of disks
  19. Index