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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: Photographers' Guide [NOOK Book]

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There is no doubt that the digital photography revolution has opened up a world of wonderful possibilities for photographers of all levels. However, the issue of processing workflow can present a true challenge. The number of photographs that a photographer shoots with a digital camera increases tremendously over what might be shot using standard film. After the shoot is over, each of these images must be processed and edited on a computer monitor—and this can be a daunting task. Adobe Lightroom Photographers' ...

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: Photographers' Guide

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Overview

There is no doubt that the digital photography revolution has opened up a world of wonderful possibilities for photographers of all levels. However, the issue of processing workflow can present a true challenge. The number of photographs that a photographer shoots with a digital camera increases tremendously over what might be shot using standard film. After the shoot is over, each of these images must be processed and edited on a computer monitor—and this can be a daunting task. Adobe Lightroom Photographers' Guide offers a solution to this challenge, providing photographers with a hands-on guide to Adobe's Lightroom product. Using the features offered by Lightroom, it tackles the issue of workflow, providing photographers with a helping hand through the complexities of digital and RAW format workflow.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598637571
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR
  • Publication date: 1/5/2007
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,151,016
  • File size: 27 MB
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Meet the Author

John began writing and photographing in elementary school, publishing and selling his own newspaper at age 10. He has been a professional photographer for over 35 years. He is experienced in boudoir, portrait, wedding, commercial, editorial, and fine art photography. He has been working in various aspects of digital photography since 1991, starting in Photoshop 2.5! His boudoir photography and scenes of him at work were featured on the French television program, 'This Crazy World'.
He has taught courses, presented seminars, and lectured on photographic and business topics to groups of all ages from middle school children up through professionals. John's award winning work has led to his being named Photographer of the Year twice in five Northern California counties. He has received a number of awards and honors from the Professional Photographers of California. His studio is located in the redwood forests of Northern California. In his spare time, he is a volunteer firefighter.

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Table of Contents


Is Lightroom Right for You?     1
Background     7
What Is a Workflow?     13
How Adobe Lightroom Works     16
Non-Destructive Editing     16
Multiple Libraries     17
Folders (Formerly Called "Shoots")     18
Collections     19
Saving/Exporting Images     19
Raw Format     23
Sample Workflows     24
Wedding Photographer     25
Portrait Photographer     27
Stock Photographer     29
Commercial or Editorial Photographer     30
Desktop Layout     33
Main Window     33
Preferences     34
Menus     41
The Five Rules     61
Module Picker     62
Panels     62
Filmstrip     66
Quick Collection     69
Library Module     71
Photo Library Organization     71
Folders     72
Collections     73
Quick Collection     74
Import     76
Grid, Loupe, and Compare Views     86
Navigator Panel     92
Toolbar     95
Keywords and Tags     99
Search and Find     103
Library Module View Options     108
Quick Develop     109
Info Overlay     113
Metadata     114
Export     116
Photo Binders     118
Impromptu Slideshows     118
Virtual Copies     119
Stacks     121
Deleting Images     123
Library Shortcuts     123
Develop Module     125
Navigator Panel     126
Presets Panel     128
Snapshots Panel     134
History Panel     135
Histogram     136
Basic Development: Color Mode Treatment     141
White Balance     141
Tone and Auto Buttons     143
Exposure     144
Recovery     144
Fill Light     145
Blacks     146
Brightness and Contrast     147
Vibrance and Saturation     147
Basic Development: Grayscale Mode Treatment     148
Tone Curve Panel     149
HSL/Color/Grayscale Panel     151
Grayscale Mix Section     154
Split Toning Panel     156
Detail Panel     157
Lens Corrections Panel     160
Reduce Fringe     160
Lens Vignetting     161
Camera Calibration Panel     162
Toolbar and Panel Buttons     164
Add and Remove Buttons     165
Copy, Paste, Previous, Sync, Auto Sync, and Reset Buttons     165
Loupe View Button     167
Before/After Views Button     167
Crop and Straighten Tools     170
Red Eye Tool     173
Remove Spots Tool (Cloning/Healing)     174
Rating Stars, Pick and Reject Flags, and Color Labels     176
Develop Shortcuts     176
What Are Those Weird Squiggly Things on the Bottom?     177
Slideshow Module     179
Template Browser Panel     180
Caption and Rating     180
Crop to Fill     181
Default     181
Exif Metadata     182
Widescreen     183
Add/Remove Buttons     183
Options Panel     183
Zoom to Fill Frame     184
Stroke Border     185
Cast Shadow     185
Layout Panel      185
Overlays Panel     186
Identity Plate     186
Ratings     187
Text Overlays     188
Shadow     188
Backdrop Panel     188
Color Wash     188
Background Color     189
Background Image     190
Playback Panel     190
Preview and Play Buttons     191
Export     191
Toolbar     192
Slideshow Shortcuts     193
Print Module     195
Preview Panel     195
Template Browser Panel     196
Image Settings Panel     198
Layout Panel     200
Overlays Panel     202
Print Job Panel     204
Print Shortcuts     207
Web Module     209
Preview Panel     210
Template Browser Panel     210
Gallery Panel     214
Labels Panel     214
Color Palette Panel     215
Appearance Panel     216
Output Settings Panel     217
Image Settings Panel     218
Output Panel     219
Web Shortcuts      219
Appendixes
Glossary     223
Suggested Reading     245
Adobe Photoshop CS 2     245
Adobe Photoshop CS     245
Adobe Photoshop Elements     246
Color Management     246
Digital Asset Management     246
Digital Photography     246
Digital Scanning     246
Digital Printing     246
Web Links     249
www.controlledvocabulary.com     249
www.adobe.com/support/forums     249
www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum     250
Podcasts via iTunes     250
www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/     250
www.johngblair.com     250
www.photoshopuser.com/Lightroom/index.html     250
www.LightroomExtra.com     250
Keyboard Shortcuts     253
Index     257
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