Photoshop Lightroom 3: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Easy visual approach uses color images to guide you through the new features in Lightroom and show you what to do step by step.

Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.

Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again.

Whether you're a Lightroom newbie or an experienced veteran, this book will teach you all you need to know-from ...

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Overview

Easy visual approach uses color images to guide you through the new features in Lightroom and show you what to do step by step.

Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.

Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again.

Whether you're a Lightroom newbie or an experienced veteran, this book will teach you all you need to know-from working with collections to watermarking your images to creating slideshows and Web galleries-and much more!

Visit the companion website at waywest.net/lightroom to check out extra tips, find resources, and download more than two dozen full-color images so you can work along with the author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321713100
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Pages: 273
  • Sales rank: 936,280
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nolan Hester has worked as a darkroom technician, ad studio assistant, and photojournalist. His photos have appeared online and in print for a variety of outlets, including ZesterDaily.com, Alaska magazine, and The Los Angeles Times travel section. His landscape, travel, and Web photography have inspired many of the timesaving tips and techniques described in his more than 20 books for Peachpit Press. Like every photographer, Nolan truly believes he’ll eventually find the perfect camera bag. Follow his Lightroom blog at: lightroom.waywest.net.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Lightroom 3 Overview 1

Library Module 3

Develop Module 6

Slideshow Module 8

Print Module 9

Web Module 10

Controlling the Panels 11

Setting Your Work View 13

Putting it all Together 16

Chapter 2 Importing Images 17

Check Import Settings 18

Importing Images 19

Putting it all Together 34

Chapter 3 Using Catalogs 35

Exporting Catalogs 37

Importing Catalogs 38

Merging Catalogs 41

Switching Catalogs 45

Backing Up Catalogs 46

Putting it all Together 48

Chapter 4 Navigating the Library 49

Using the Toolbar 50

Setting Library Source 51

Setting the Library View 52

Grid and Loupe View Options 53

Setting Thumbnail Size 58

Setting Sort View 58

Rearranging Photos 59

Moving Through Photos 60

Selecting Images 62

Rotating Images 63

Putting it all Together 64

Chapter 5 Organizing and Reviewing Images 65

Dimming the Lights 66

Stacking Photos 68

Flagging Photos 73

Using Ratings and Labels 77

Using the Compare and Survey Views 83

Removing or Deleting Photos 88

Putting it all Together 90

Chapter 6 Using Keywords 91

Creating Keywords 92

Using Keyword Sets 100

Editing Keywords 103

Putting it all Together 106

Chapter 7 Finding Images 107

Using the Library Filter 108

Putting it all Together 120

Chapter 8 Creating and Using Collections 121

Using Quick Collections 123

Using a Target Collection 130

Using Smart Collections 134

Putting it all Together 136

Chapter 9 Developing Images 137

Making Quick Fixes 138

Working in the Develop Module 143

Creating Virtual Copies 144

Updating the Process Version 145

Using the Presets Panel 148

Using the History and Snapshots Panels 150

Making Basic Adjustments 152

Adjusting Tone Curves 157

Using the HSL and Color Panels 162

Creating Black-and-White Photos 166

Using the Detail Panel 172

Using the Lens Corrections Panel 176

Using the Effects Panel 180

Putting it all Together 182

Chapter 10 Making Local Adjustments 183

Using the Crop Overlay Tool 184

Using the Spot Removal Tool 187

Using the Red Eye Correction Tool 189

Using the Graduated Filter 190

Using the Adjustment Brush 193

Putting it all Together 196

Chapter 11 Creating Slideshows and Web Galleries 197

Selecting and Ordering Photos 198

Using the Slideshow Module 199

Choosing Slideshow Settings 201

Setting Slideshow Playback 207

Creating Web Galleries 210

Choosing Web Gallery Settings 212

Previewing and Uploading a Web Gallery 214

Putting it all Together 216

Chapter 12 Making Prints 217

Setting Up to Print 218

Choosing a Basic Print Template 220

Customizing a Print Template 222

Saving a Custom Template 226

Choosing Print Settings 227

Printing Photos 228

Putting it all Together 230

Chapter 13 Exporting Images 231

Basic Exporting 232

Export Setting Options 235

Creating Export Presets 238

Adding Export Plug-ins 239

Meshing Lightroom and Photoshop 241

Setting Up Publish Connections 244

Collecting Photos to Publish 249

Publishing a Collection 253

Putting it all Together 256

Index 257

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