The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers [NOOK Book]

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While Adobe Photoshop has long been their choice for editing digital photographs, many photographers want a more focused tool. That’s where Adobe Photoshop Lightroom comes in. Designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, Photoshop Lightroom offers powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. This completely updated and expanded bestseller, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book, was also written with photographers in mind. Author ...
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Overview

While Adobe Photoshop has long been their choice for editing digital photographs, many photographers want a more focused tool. That’s where Adobe Photoshop Lightroom comes in. Designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, Photoshop Lightroom offers powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. This completely updated and expanded bestseller, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book, was also written with photographers in mind. Author Martin Evening describes features in Photoshop Lightroom 2 in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows first-hand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has also been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing feedback on the public beta. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing to image management.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book contains 624 pages of comprehensive and detailed coverage of all aspects of Lightroom. In this book you’ll learn how to:

• Work efficiently with images shot in the raw or JPEG format
• Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow
• Create and manage a personal image library
• Apply tonal adjustments to multiple images quickly
• Integrate Photoshop Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
• Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios

The book structure has been organized to match a typical Lightroom workflow. The introductory chapter provides an overview of all the main Lightroom features, showing how Lightroom 2 was used on a studio photo shoot that was specially shot to illustrate the book. The following chapters cover all the essentials, such as importing photos, working with the Library module, and managing the catalog database. The biggest section of the book is devoted to working with the Develop module and provides some unique insights into working with new features such as the localized adjustment tools. There is also a whole chapter devoted to image sharpening and another on integrating Lightroom and Photoshop, where you will learn how to devise the best workflow methods for working between these two programs. This is followed by a chapter on printing and a presentation chapter on the Slideshow and Web modules. Lastly, there are two appendix chapters. One offers a complete overview of the Lightroom 2 preference settings, while the other provides some in-depth explanations and background reading on how the Lightroom program works.

The book is richly illustrated, mostly using the author’s own photographs, and one of the nice features of this book is the way enlarged panel views are used throughout, making it easier for readers to follow the settings used in the various step-by-step examples. There are also lots of tips that will help you take your Lightroom techniques to an advanced level.

If you are looking for the most comprehensive coverage of Lightroom, written by an author who is closely involved with the development of the program, this is the book to get.

About the Author
Martin Evening is a London-based advertising and fashion photographer and noted expert in both photography and digital imaging. In addition to being a bestselling author, Martin is sought after for speaking and lecturing. He also works with the Photoshop and Lightroom engineering teams, consulting on new feature development and alpha and beta testing. He is one of the founding members of PixelGenius, a software design company producing automated production and creative plug-ins for Photoshop.




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132104401
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/12/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author

Martin Evening is a London-based advertising and fashion photographer and noted expert in both photography and digital imaging. In addition to being a bestselling author, Martin is sought after for speaking and lecturing.
He also works with the Photoshop and Lightroom engineering teams,
consulting on new feature development and alpha and beta testing. He is one of the founding members of PixelGenius, a software design company producing automated production and creative plug-ins for Photoshop.
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Table of Contents

1 Introducing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
2 Importing photos
3 Navigating the Library module
4 Managing photos in the Library module
5 Working with catalogs
6 Develop module image editing
7 The art of black and white
8 Sharpening and noise reduction
9 The Photoshop connection
10 Printing
11 Presenting your work
Appendix A
Lightroom Preferences
Appendix B
Lightroom settings
Index

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

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    Detailed, comprehensive, boring

    Extremely detailed; thorough coverage of Lightroom. Not something that easily lends itself to cover-to-cover reading. Great for comprehensive coverage of capabilities of Lightroom. I have used Kelby's Photoshop book, and found that to be more user-friendly because it was task-oriented in a step-by-step format.
    As an amateur photographer, I struggled to understand the greatest utility and value of Lightroom in Evening's book, finding most of the tasks I need to do available in Photoshop, which I am already familiar with. That may be more a function of the software than the book, but I was hoping that I could use the book to differentiate the best way to integrate and utilize both programs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2009

    Outstandingly comprehensive and easily readable review of a complex product!

    I have spent many hours with this book and still marvel at its thoroughness. Extremely well indexed with many cross-references within the text that will keep the Lightroom reader engrossed as you move effortlessly from one topic to another. It is well worth the investment to maximize the usefulness of a superb product, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.x

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

    This is a Master's Course in Photoshop Lightroom 2

    The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers
    This book is a master's course in Photoshop Lightroom 2. For those of you who have read Martin Evening's other books on Lightroom and Photoshop, you already know that he leaves no stone unturned in breaking down the components and capabilities of any software he writes about. The good news is that if you want to know what any Lightroom 2 button, menu item, preference, tool, or setting does (and how to use it to its maximum capability), this book will tell you within its 601 pages. On the other hand, if you're looking for a quick introduction to get you up and running in Lightroom 2, this isn't it (although chapter one is an overview based on a shoot Martin did just for this book).
    Martin follows Lightroom 2's workflow approach, taking the reader through each of the program's five modules (including 170 pages on just the Library module) from raw image import and organization to finished photo output and display (as a print, Web image or slide show). Along the way, he illustrates-in words, diagrams, charts, tables and his own exceptional images-the inner workings of Adobe's powerful-yet flexible-program.

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