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This VTC course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for processing a photo shoot including managing, editing, and sharing photos. The course starts with a study of the Lightroom 5 interface and moves through importing images into Lightroom and applying keywords and metadata to them. You will learn how to find images in your catalog and how to determine the best images captured using star ratings and flags. From there, the course looks at developing images using the Develop module panels and sharing images by creating slideshows, printing images, and creating and uploading a web gallery. You will also learn how to utilize GPS data for mapping images and how to lay out a photo book for commercial printing. Author Helen Bradley teaches Lightroom from a photographer's perspective, guiding you through all the tools you will need to use to ensure your images are well organized within the catalog, can be found when needed, and can be processed and shared quickly and effectively. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.
(SFX) Welcome to this course on Lightroom 5. In this course I'll show you in detail how to import and process images in Lightroom. You'll learn to use all seven modules the Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web Modules. To understand how Lightroom and Photoshop work together you'll learn what Lightroom is and how it differs from and works with Photoshop. You'll see how to work with features with the Lightroom interface. How to move around Lightroom and how to customize it. The Lightroom catalog is central to Lightroom so you'll learn how to create a catalog and import images into it. You'll see how to view your photos and compare them with other photos. You'll see how the Lightroom folder structure mimics that of the underlying operating system. And to help you pick the best images from a shoot you'll learn about pick and reject flags, color labels and star ratings. Lightroom collections are a great way to organize your photos for various tasks so you'll learn how to create and use them. Other features you'll learn about in the library module include adding keywords and copyright metadata to your images and how to sort and filter your photos in different ways so that you can find those photos you want when you want them and without wasting hours searching for them. Now you'll probably want to share your best photos with others so we'll look at some options for exporting your best images from Lightroom and sharing them online on sites like Flickr and Facebook. Many of Lightroom's behaviors are controlled by settings in the Program Preferences. So we'll spend a little time exploring these and configuring them to meet our needs. Although Lightroom has most of the editing tools you will need to process your images occasionally you may need to work on an image in Photoshop. So you'll learn how Lightroom how Photoshop work together and how to round trip a photo from Lightroom to Photoshop and back again. The Lightroom Develop module is where you'll develop your photos and we'll look at how to use the tools here to fix your images to make them look their best. Some fixes in the Develop Module are applied to the entire image and others apply only to a selected portion of the image. You'll learn to use both sets of fixes to craft images. You'll also learn how to use Develop Presets to speed up your work in Lightroom and how to find, install and use third party presets. The Lightroom Map Module let's you plot photos on a map using GPS data embedded in your photos. If your camera can't capture GPS information then you'll learn how you can add it to the images using the Map Module. Now many photographers such as wedding and event photographers include photo books in the services they offer their clients. You'll see how to create a photo book in the Book Module and how to upload it for commercial printing. The Lightroom Slideshow Module helps you create slideshows combining still images and video footage. And you'll learn how to do this and how to play the slideshow both on your computer and rendering it out as a video. When it comes to printing Lightroom offers multiple ways to assemble your images both for printing on your own computer or ready to send to a commercial printing service. You'll see how to print a single image, a contact sheet and a more complex layout using the Lightroom Print Module. If you need to display your images on the web the Lightroom Web Module can do pretty much all of the work of creating and coding a web gallery for you. You'll learn how to create a web gallery in Lightroom and how to upload it to your website. You'll also learn how to work with video clips in Lightroom and how to edit and trim them. Now Lightroom is a very powerful program. It was designed for photographers so it has everything in it that you need to process a shoot from importing the images through processing them to outputting them. In consequence there's a lot to learn but the flip side is that Lightroom offers you a huge return for the time you invest in learning to use it. So whether you are a professional photographer or an enthusiastic amateur I know that Lightroom will make you more productive. It has the power you need to process your images and I know you'll be impressed with not only the results that you can achieve with Lightroom but also the speed at which you obtain them.
- Course: Adobe Lightroom 5
- Author: Helen Bradley
- SKU: 34477
- ISBN: 978-1-61866-126-5
- Work Files: Yes
- Captions: No
- Subject: Graphics & Page Layout
- The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.