Adobe Photoshop Lightroom The Complete Guide for Photographers

ISBN-10: 0321934407

ISBN-13: 9780321934406

Edition: 2013

Authors: Martin Evening

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom 5 in detail from a photographer's perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product's development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing and image management. In this book he'll teach you how to: Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow Create and manage a personal image and video library Quickly apply tonal adjustments to multiple images Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios Make the most of new features in Lightroom 5, such as extended spot removal, Upright corrections, and Smart Previews Photographers will find Lightroom 5-and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book-indispensable tools in their digital darkrooms. "With Martin's expert guidance, you'll soon find that you have precisely the tools you need to turn your concentration back where it belongs-on making better pictures!" -George Jardine, digital photography consultant "As a photographer himself, Martin Evening knows what tools photographers need to realize their creative vision. In this book, he shows not only how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works but also why it will become an essential part of any photographer's workflow." -Greg Gorman, photographer
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List price: $86.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 10/23/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Martin Evening is a professional photographer and digital imaging consultant, as well as an Alpha tester for Photoshop and key demo artist for Adobe. Based in London, UK, Martin was inducted into the legendary Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2008.World renowned Photoshop expert. Professional commercial photographer and digital imager. Feature consultant for Adobe on Photoshop. Regular speaker at Thunder Lizard's Photoshop conferences and other trade shows such as PhotoExpo and MacWorld. He also teaches at Santa Fe Workshops. Member of Canon's prestigious Explorer of Light program. For more info see Based in Chicago, USA.

Introducing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?
Keeping things simple
Modular design
Lightroom performance
Adobe Camera Raw processing
Color controls
Managing the image library
Where does Photoshop fit in?
Integrating Lightroom with Photoshop
What you need
Installing Lightroom
64-bit processing
Upgrading from an older Lightroom catalog
Using Lightroom for the first time
Lightroom preferences essentials
Customizing the Identity Plate and interface
Getting help
Introducing the Lightroom interface
A quickstart guide to Lightroom
Importing photos into Lightroom
Viewing photos in the Library module
Simplifying the interface
Zooming in
Adding basic informational metadata
Using the Map module to geotag photos
Reviewing and rating the photos
Saving the shortlisted photos as a Collection
Reviewing the final shortlist in Survey mode
Dimming the lights
Working in the Develop module
Synchronizing Develop settings
Retouching a photograph in Lightroom
Editing a copy in Photoshop
Soft proofing in the Develop module
Making a final print
Creating a Web photo gallery
Exporting the edited photos
Working through the book
Importing photos
The main Import dialog
Copy as DNG, Copy, Move, or Add?
Converting to DNG after import
Updating DNG previews for third-party viewing
Importing files from a card
Source panel
Content area
Content area segmenting options
File Handling panel
Making backup copies of imported files
Photos shot as raw + JPEG
File handling limitations
File Renaming panel
Renaming catalog images later
Apply During Import panel
Destination panel
Planning where to store your imported photos
Importing to a selected destination folder
Import Presets menu
Importing video files
Adding photos from a folder to the catalog
Importing photos via drag and drop
Auto Imports
Importing photos directly from the camera
Connecting the camera to the computer
Lightroom tethered shooting
The Library module
About Lightroom catalogs
Backing up the catalog file
Backup strategies
Backup software
Catalog corruption
Creating and opening catalogs
Creating a new catalog
Opening an existing catalog
Exporting catalogs
Exporting with negatives
Exporting without negatives
Including Smart Previews
Including available previews
Opening and importing catalogs
Limitations when excluding negatives
Changed Existing Photos section
Export and import summary
Working with Smart previews
How to create Smart Previews
Making the catalog portable
The Library Module panels
Navigator panel
The Catalog panel
The Library module Toolbar
Folders panel
The Folders panel/system folders relationship
How to locate a folder at the system level
Maintaining links between Lightroom and folders
Synchronizing folders
How to add new folders via the Folders panel
Finding the link from the catalog to a folder
How to organize your folders
Filter bar
Exploring the Library module
Grid view options
Library Grid navigation
Working in Loupe view
Loupe view options
Working with photos in both Grid and Loupe views
Loupe view navigation
Loupe zoom views
Loupe view shortcuts
Loupe Overlay view
Grid and Guides
Layout Image
The Layout Overlay feature in use
Previews and preview appearance
Initial Import Photos dialog preview building options
How Lightroom previews are generated
Camera embedded previews vs. Lightroom previews
Missing previews
Preview size and quality
Working in Survey view
Working in Compare view
Compare view mode in action
Navigating photos via the filmstrip
Working with a dual-display setup
How to get the most out of working with two displays
Rating images using flags
Refine Photos command
Rating images using numbered star ratings
Rating images using color labels
Color label sets
Other ways you can use color labels
Grouping photos into stacks
Automatic stacking
Making image selections
Quick Collections
Module collections
The module collections in use
Editing collections
Target collection
Collections sets
Smart Collections
Removing and deleting photos
Develop module image editing
Image editing in Lightroom
Smarter image processing
Steps for getting accurate color
Calibrating the display
Choosing a display
Calibrating and profiling the display
White point and gamma
Matching white balances
Steps to successful calibration and profiling
Raw or JPEG?
Process versions
Upgrading to Process 2012
Camera Raw compatibility
The Develop module interface
Develop view options
Develop module cropping
Rotating a crop
Crop aspect ratios
Crop to same aspect ratio
Repositioning a crop
Crop guide overlays
Crop guide orientation
Canceling a crop
Tool Overlay menu
The Tool Overlay options
Quick Develop cropping
The Basic panel
White Balance tool
White Balance corrections
Creative white balance adjustments
The Tone editing controls
Highlights and Shadows
Whites and Blacks
Auto Tone setting
Histogram panel
The Histogram panel and image adjustments
Navigating the Basic panel via the keyboard
Correcting an overexposed image
Correcting an underexposed image
Processing HDR files in Lightroom
Match Total Exposures
Highlight clipping and Exposure Settings
Clipping the blacks
Clarity slider
Using Clarity to decompress the Levels
Negative Clarity adjustments
Vibrance and Saturation
Quick Develop panel tone adjustments
The other Tone controls
A typical Quick Develop workflow
Editing video files in Quick Develop
The Tone Curve panel
Point Curve editing mode
RGB curves
The Tone Curve regions
Combining Basic and Tone Curve adjustments
Tone range split point adjustments
HSL / Color / B&W panel
Selective color darkening
False color hue adjustments
Using the HSL controls to reduce gamut clipping
Lens Corrections panel
Lens profile corrections
Accessing and creating custom camera lens profiles
Profile lens corrections in use
Removing chromatic aberration
Defringe adjustments
The defringe controls in use
Eyedropper tool
Applying a global Defringe adjustment
Applying a localized Defringe adjustment
Upright adjustments
How Upright adjustments work
Suggested order for Upright adjustments
Synchronizing Upright settings
Perspective transform corrections
Lens vignetting
Effects panel
Post-Crop vignettes
Post-Crop vignette options
Adding Grain
Camera Calibration panel
Camera profiles
How to create a custom calibration with DNG Profile Editor
Creative uses of the Camera Calibration panel
Assessing your images
Comparing before and after versions
Managing the Before and After previews
Image retouching
Spot Removal tool
visualizing spots
Creating brush spots
Clone or Heal
Editing circle and brush spots
Tool Overlay options
Undoing/deleting spots
Synchronized spotting
Auto Sync spotting
Red Eye Correction tool
Adjusting the cursor size
Localized adjustments
Initial Adjustment Brush options
Editing the Adjustment Brush strokes
Saving effect settings
Adjustment Brush and gradient performance
Previewing the brush stroke areas
Beauty retouching with negative clarity
Hand-coloring in Color mode
Localized Temperature slider adjustments
A localized Shadows adjustment
Clarity and Sharpness adjustments
Graduated Filter tool
Radial Filter tool
Correcting edge sharpness with the Radial Filter
History panel
Snapshots panel
How to synchronize snapshots
Easing the workflow
Making virtual copies
Making a virtual copy the new master
Synchronizing Develop settings
Auto Sync mode
Lightroom and Camera Raw
Viewing Lightroom edits in Camera Raw
Viewing Camera Raw edits in Lightroom
Keeping Lightroom edits in sync
Synchronizing Lightroom with Camera Raw
Copying and pasting develop settings
Applying a previous develop setting
Saving Develop settings as presets
Auto Tone preset adjustments
The art of creating Develop presets
Creating a new Develop preset
Understanding how presets work
How to prevent preset contamination
Resetting the develop preset settings
How to set default camera develop settings
The art of black and white
Black-and-white conversions
Black-and-white Develop controls
Black-and-white conversion options
How not to convert
Temperature slider conversions
Manual black-and-white adjustments
Black-and-white infrared effect
Fine-tuning black-and-white images
Split Toning panel
Split-toning a color image
HSL panel: Desaturated color adjustments
The HSL black-and-white method
Camera Calibration adjustments
Sharpening and noise reduction
Capture sharpen for a sharp start
Improved Lightroom raw image processing
Output sharpening
Default Detail panel settings
Sharpen preset settings
Sharpen - Faces
Sharpen - Scenic
Sample sharpening image
Evaluate at a 1:1 view
Luminance targeted sharpening
The sharpening effect sliders
Amount slider
Radius slider
The modifying controls
Detail slider
Interpreting the grayscale sharpening preview
Masking slider
Masking slider preview mode
How to apply sharpening adjustments
Creative sharpening with the adjustment tools
Applying localized blurring
Noise reduction
Luminance noise reduction
Color noise reduction
Noise reduction tips
Color noise corrections
Selective noise reduction
Selective moir� reduction
Moir� removal on non-raw images
Exporting from Lightroom
Opening images in Photoshop
The Edit in Photoshop options
Edit in Adobe Photoshop
Edit in additional external editing program
Opening non-raw images
Creating additional external editor presets
External editing file naming options
The file format and other file settings options
Camera Raw compatibility
How to use the external edit feature
Going from Lightroom to Photoshop to Lightroom
Extended editing in Photoshop
How to speed up extended editing in Lightroom
Opening photos as Smart Objects in Photoshop
Exporting from Lightroom
Export presets
Export Location
Exporting to the same folder
File Naming
File Settings
Image Sizing
DNG export size options
When to interpolate
Output sharpening
How to create new watermark settings
Adding export actions in Lightroom
Exporting catalog images to a CD or DVD
Exporting catalog images as e-mail attachments
Third party Export plug-ins
Exporting video files
Photomatix Pro™ export plug-in
The Print module
Layout Style panel
Image Settings panel
Layout panel
Margins and Page Grid
Guides panel
Multiple cell printing
Page panel
How to add a photographic border to a print
Page Options
Photo Info
Picture Package and Custom Package
Image Settings panel
Rulers, Grid & Guides Panel
Cells panel
Custom Package layout style
Picture Package/Custom Package Page panel
Page Setup
Print resolution
Print Job panel
Print job color management
The Lightroom printing procedure
Managed by printer print settings (Mac)
Managed by printer print settings (PC)
Print Adjustment controls
Printing modes
Print sharpening
16-bit output
Print to JPEG File
Custom profile printing
Managed by Lightroom print settings (Mac)
Managed by Lightroom print settings (PC)
Rendering intent
Soft proofing for print output
Why what you see isn't always what you get
Soft proofing in practice
Before and Proof preview
Before state options
Saving a custom template
Presenting your work
The Book module
Creating a new book
Book Settings panel
PDF and JPEG book export
Preview panel
Auto Layout panel
Auto Layout Preset Editor
Editing the book pages
Editing the cover pages
Page panel
Marking page layouts as favorites
Adding page numbers to a layout
Saving custom page layouts
Guides panel
Cell panel
Text panel
Text box layouts
Adding auto text
Type panel
Type panel Character controls
Target adjustment tool options
Type panel Frame controls
Background panel
Publishing your book
The Slideshow module
The slide editor view in the content area
Layout panel
Options panel
Overlays panel
Creating a custom Identity Plate
Adding custom text overlays
Working with the anchor points
Backdrop panel
Titles panel
Playback panel
Preview and Play
Navigating slideshow photos
Slideshows and selections
Template Browser panel
Creating a Slideshow collection
Exporting a slideshow
Exporting Slideshows to PDF
Exporting Slideshows to JPEG
Exporting Slideshows to Video
Exporting a timelapse video
The Web module
Layout Style panel
The Lightroom HTML and Flash galleries
Lightroom HTML gallery layout
Lightroom Flash gallery layout
AutoViewer gallery
PostcardViewer gallery
SimpleViewer gallery
Third-party gallery styles
Site Info panel
Color Palette panel
Choosing a color theme
Appearance panel
Appearance settings for the HTML gallery
Appearance panel settings for the Flash gallery
Appearance panel settings for the Airtight galleries
Identity Plate
Image Info panel
Adding titles and captions
Customizing the title and caption information
Creating a custom Text template
Output Settings panel
Previewing Web galleries
Image appearance in Slideshow and Web modules
Slideshow module colors
Web module colors
Exporting a Web gallery
Uploading a Web gallery
Managing your uploads
Template Browser panel
Creating a Web collection
Managing your photos in Lightroom
Working with metadata
The different types of metadata
A quick image search using metadata
Metadata panel
Metadata panel view modes
General and EXIF metadata items
File Name
Sidecar Files
Copy Name
Metadata Status
Cropped photos
Date representation
Capture time editing
Camera model and serial number
Artist EXIF metadata
Custom information metadata
Metadata presets
Editing and deleting metadata presets
IPTC metadata
IPTC Extension metadata
A more efficient way to add metadata
Metadata editing and target photos
Mail and Web links
Copyright status
Keywording and Keyword List panels
Three ways to add new keywords
Keeping metadata private
Synonyms: The hidden keywords
Applying and managing existing keywords
Auto-complete options
Removing keywords
Keyword hierarchy
Keyword filtering
Importing and exporting keyword hierarchies
Implied keywords
Keyword suggestions
Keyword sets
Creating your own custom keyword sets
The Painter tool
Photo filtering and searches
Filtering photos in the catalog
Three ways you can filter the catalog
Filtering photos via the Filmstrip
Adding folders as favorites
Filtering flagged photos
Filtering options
Creating refined color label selections via the Filmstrip
Color label filtering
Virtual copy and master copy filtering
Subfolder filtering
Making filtered image selections
Filter bar
The Filter bar layout
Text filter searches
Search rules
Combined search rules
Fine-tuned text searches
Attribute filter searches
Metadata filter searches
Metadata filter options
Metadata filter categories
Locating missing photos
Custom filter settings
Empty field searches
No content searches
Advanced searches
Publishing photos via Lightroom
Saving and reading metadata
Saving metadata to the file
Tracking metadata changes
XMP read/write options
Where is the truth?
Synchronizing the metadata settings
Sorting images
Sort functions
The sort by label text solution
Geotagging images
GPS devices
How to embed GPS metadata in a photo
Reverse geocoding
The Map module
Location filter bar
Loading GPX tracklogs
Matching photos to a recorded tracklog
Editing pins
Manually geotagging photos in the Map module
Permanently reverse geocoding images
Exporting GPS encoded files
Saved Locations panel
Lightroom Preferences and Settings
General preferences
Splash screens
Catalog selection
Import Options
Completion sounds and prompts
Presets preferences
Camera-linked settings
Location section
Lightroom Defaults section
External Editing preferences
File Handling preferences
Import DNG Creation
Convert and Export DNG options
DNG compression
DNG with lossy compression
Checking DNG metadata status
Validating DNG files
Reading Metadata options
Filename generation options
Camera Raw and Video cache Settings
Interface preferences
Panel end mark
Custom panel end marks
How to create a custom splash screen
Panel font size
Lights Out
Keyword entry
Filmstrip preference options
Interface tweaks
Lightroom settings and templates
The Lightroom preference file
Accessing saved template settings
Customizing the Lightroom contents
Hacking the Lightroom contents
Lightroom previews data
System information
The ideal computer for Lightroom
Graphics card
Hard drives
Drive configurations
Striped RAID
Mirrored RAID
A mirror of stripes
Just a bunch of disks
The ideal system?
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