Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Workflow Bible

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The digital photographer's workflow is divided into two distinct parts - the Production Workflow and the Creative Workflow. The Production workflow is used to import and organize large numbers of images, and prepare them for presentation via proof printing, Web, or slideshow. Increasingly, photographers are turning to Adobe's acclaimed new Lightroom software to manage this part of the workflow.

After the best images are identified, photographers move to the second part of the ...

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Overview

The digital photographer's workflow is divided into two distinct parts - the Production Workflow and the Creative Workflow. The Production workflow is used to import and organize large numbers of images, and prepare them for presentation via proof printing, Web, or slideshow. Increasingly, photographers are turning to Adobe's acclaimed new Lightroom software to manage this part of the workflow.

After the best images are identified, photographers move to the second part of the workflow, the Creative Workflow, to fine-tune special images using a variety of advanced digital tools so that the creative vision is realized. An overwhelming majority of digital photographers use Photoshop for this advanced editing.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom & Photoshop Workflow Bible effectively guides digital photographers through both parts of this process. Author Mark Fitzgerald, an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS3 offers readers a clear path to using both Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS3 to create a complete digital workflow. Fitzgerald uses tips, tricks, and step-by-step directions to demonstrate how to integrate these two powerful programs to optimize image management and create stunning images.

The first part of this book is dedicated to offering an overview of the complete workflow, clearly defining the purpose of both Photoshop and Lightroom within a photographer’s workflow and explaining the basics of image files and how to organize them.

The second part delves into using Lightroom to manage the Production Workflow.  It begins with an in-depth look at the Lightroom workspace and how images are imported into it. Photographers are then guided through organizing images within Lightroom, processing photos, sharing photos with others in a variety of formats and creating files to use outside of Lightroom. Finally, the workflow is put into action by demonstrating how a wildlife photographer used Lightroom in the field while photographing migrating polar bears in the arctic.

The third part focuses on Photoshop and the Creative Workflow, starting with opening files in Photoshop as well as suggesting when and how photographers should be utilizing Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw. A review of the Photoshop workspace is followed by information on adjusting tonality and color with a wide variety of tools, and working with layers.

Part four moves into more advanced Photoshop tools and techniques, such as selections, layer masks and using Photoshop’s retouching tools. There is also a discussion on the nuances of using Photoshop and Lightroom together and how to use Photoshop actions in Lightroom.

Part five focuses on putting all of the pieces together to create the complete Creative Workflow with Photoshop. It begins with a discussion for creating strategies for success. The author then moves on to how to solve special portrait retouching problems and how to add creative finishing touches. Then Fitzgerald demonstrates the entire process with a downloadable practice file so you can follow along and practice your newly learned skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470303092
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Series: Bible Series , #510
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 503,334
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Fitzgerald is the founder and operator of The Digital Darkroom, a post-production digital photography training facility that offers workshops, one-on-one training, digital post-production services, and consulting. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop as well as an Adobe Certified Photoshop Instructor. Mark is also the author of Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Understanding the Workflow.

Chapter 1: Making Your Work Flow.

Chapter 2: Comparing Lightroom and Photoshop.

Chapter 3: Understanding Image File Basics.

Part II: Using Lightroom to Manage Your Production Workflow.

Chapter 4: Understanding the Lightroom Workspace.

Chapter 5: Importing Images into Lightroom.

Chapter 6: Getting Organized with the Library Module.

Chapter 7: Processing Photos with the Develop Module.

Chapter 8: Sharing Photos with Others.

Chapter 9: Creating Files to Use Outside of Lightroom.

Chapter 10: Putting the Production Workflow into Action.

Part III: Understanding Basic Photoshop Concepts.

Chapter 11: Opening Files in Photoshop.

Chapter 12: Understanding the Photoshop Workspace.

Chapter 13: Adjusting Tonality and Color.

Chapter 14: Working with Layers.

Part IV: Going Beyond the Basics.

Chapter 15: Working with Selections.

Chapter 16: Creating Flexibility with Layer Masks.

Chapter 17: Using Photoshop’s Main Retouching Tools.

Chapter 18: Using Photoshop Actionswith Lightroom.

Part V: Putting the Tools to Work.

Chapter 19: Creating Strategies for Success.

Chapter 20: Solving Special Portrait Retouching Problems.

Chapter 21: Adding Finishing Touches.

Chapter 22: Putting the Creative Workflow into Action.

Index.

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    This is a great book. It will take you from a beginner to advance. I have many photoshop books, but if I only had this one it would be enough. I recomend this for photo people. Check this book out.

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