Digital Photography - Essentials

Adobe Lightroom for Photographers

Duration: 18 hours

Teaching Methodolody: Theory & Hands on

OBJECTIVES

The course teaches photographers how to use Adobe Lightroom to process their images.

DESCRIPTION

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photo processor which allows you to view, organize and retouch large numbers of digital images. Lightroom's edits are non-destructive.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After a successful completion of the course, photographers will be able to:

  1. 1. Import and organize photos.
  2. 2. Edit and develop photos.
  3. 3. Adjust images and apply effects.
  4. 4. Fix common problems.
  5. 5. Export to Photoshop.
  6. 6. Create photo books.
  7. 7. Create slideshows.
  8. 8. Create layouts for the web and print.

Prequisites

  1. 1. Photoshop essentials course
  2. 2. Photography essentials course
Adobe Lightroom 1
Adobe Lightroom 2
Adobe Lightroom 3
Adobe Lightroom 4

COURSE CONTENTS

01 - IMPORTING

  • GETTING YOUR PHOTO INTO LIGHTROOM
  • Before You Do Anything
  • Choose Where to Store Your Photo
  • Now Choose Your Backup Strategy
  • My Method for Getting Your Photos
  • Organized Before You Get Into Lightroom
  • Getting Photo from Your Camera Into Lightroom
  • Using Lightroom with a Laptop?
  • You’ll Love Smart Previews
  • Save Time Importing Using Import Presets
  • Importing Video from Your DSLR
  • Go Straight from Your Camera, Right Into Lightroom
  • Using Image Overlay to See if Your Images Fit Your Layout
  • Creating Your Own Custom File Naming Templates
  • Choosing Your Preferences For Importing Photos
  • The Adobe DNG File Format Advantage
  • Creating Your Own Custom Metadata Templates
  • Four Things You’ll Want to Know Now About Getting Around Lightroom
  • Viewing Your Imported Photos
  • Using Lights Dim, Lights Out, And Other Viewing Modes
  • Seeing a Real Full-Screen View
  • Using Guides and the Resizable Grid Overlays
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

02 - LIBRARY

  • HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR PHOTO
  • Explaining Shooting Modes
  • Folders and Why I Don’t Mess with Them
  • Sorting Your Photos Using Collections
  • Organizing Multiple Shoots Using Collection Sets
  • Using Smart Collections for Automatic Organization
  • Keeping Things Tidy Using Stacks
  • When to Use a Quick Collection Instead
  • Using Target Collections
  • Adding Specific Keywords for Advanced Searching
  • Face Tagging to Find People Fast
  • Renaming Photos Already in Lightroom
  • Adding Copyright Info, Captions, And Other Metadata
  • If Your Camera Supports GPS, Prepare to Amaze Your Friends
  • Organizing Your Photos on a World May
  • Finding Photos Fast!
  • Creating and Using Multiple Catalogs
  • Syncing Catalogs on Two Computers
  • Backing Up Your Catalog
  • Relinking Missing Photos
  • Dealing with Disasters
  • Lightoom Killer Tips

03 -CUSTOMIZING

  • HOW TO SET THINGS UP YOUR WAY
  • Choosing What Your See in Loupe View
  • Choosing What you See in Grid View
  • Make Working with Panels Faster & Easier
  • Using Two Monitors with Lightroom
  • Choosing What the Filmstrip Displays
  • Adding Your Studio’s Name or Logo For a Custom Look
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

04 - EDITING ESSENTIALS

  • HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR PHOTOS
  • Making Your RAW Photos Look More Like JPEG’s
  • Setting the White Balance
  • Setting Your White Balance Live While Shooting Tethered
  • Seeing Befores and Afters
  • My Editing Your Images Cheat Sheet
  • Controlling Overall Brightness Using the Exposure Slider
  • Automatically Matching Exposures
  • 60 Seconds on the Histogram
  • Auto Tone
  • Dealing With Highlight Problems (Clipping)
  • Opening Up the Shadows
  • Setting Your White Point and Black Point
  • Adding “Punch” to Your Images Using Clarity
  • Making Your Colors More Vibrant
  • Adding Contrast
  • Applying Changes Made to One Photo To other Photos
  • Auto Sync
  • Using the Library Module’s Quick Develop Panel
  • The “Previous” Button
  • Putting It All Together
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

05 - LOCAL ADJUSTMENTS

  • HOW TO EDIT JUST PART OF YOUR IMAGES
  • Dodging, Burning, and Adjusting Individual Areas of Your Photo
  • Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush
  • Selectively Fixing White Balance, Dark Shadows, and Noise Issues
  • Retouching Portraits
  • Fixing Skies (and Other Stuff) with A Gradient Filters
  • Custom Vignettes & Spotlight Effects Using the Radial Filter
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

06 - SPECIAL EFFECTS

  • MAKING STUFF LOOK…WELL…SPECIAL!
  • Virtual Copies-The “No Risk” Way To Experiment
  • Two Really Handy Uses for RGB Curves
  • Changing Individual Colors
  • How to Add Vignette Effects
  • Getting That Trendy High-Contrast Look
  • Creating Black-and-White Images
  • Getting Great Duotones (and Split Tones)
  • Using One-Click Presets (and Making Your Own!)
  • Stitching Panoramas Right In Lightroom
  • Making Street & Cobblestones Look Wet
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

07 - LIGHTROOM FOR MOBILE

  • USING THE MOBILE APP
  • Four Really Cool Things About Lightroom On Your Mobile Device
  • Setting Up Lightroom on Your Mobile Device
  • Getting Images Into Lightroom on Your Device
  • Flagging, Rating, and Sorting Your Images
  • Editing Your Images in Lightroom on Your Devices
  • Cropping & Rotating
  • Client Proofing Using Lightroom on Your Mobile Device
  • Four Last Things You’ll Want to Know

08 - PROBLEM PHOTO

  • FIXING COMMON PROBLEMS
  • Fixing Backlit Photos
  • Reducing Noise
  • Undoing Changes Made in Lightroom
  • Cropping Photos
  • Lights Out Cropping Rocks!
  • Straightening Crooked Photos
  • Finding Sports and Specks the Easy Way
  • Removing Stuff with the Spot Removal Tool
  • Removing Red Eye
  • Fixing Lens Distortion Problems
  • Fixing Edge Vignetting
  • Sharpening Your Photos
  • Basic Camera Calibration in Lightroom
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

09- EXPORTING IMAGES

  • SAVING JPEGS, TIFFS, AND MORE
  • Saving Your Photos as JPEGs
  • Adding a Watermark to your Images
  • Emailing Photos from Lightroom
  • Exporting Your Original RAW Photo
  • Publish Your Images with Just Two Clicks
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

10 - JUMPING TO PHOTOSHOP

  • HOW AND WHEN TO DO IT
  • Choosing How Your Files Are Sent to Photoshop
  • How to Jump Over to Photoshop, and How to Jump Back
  • Adding Photoshop Automation to Your Lightroom Workflow
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

11 - BOOK OF LOVE

  • CREATING PHOTO BOOKS
  • Before You Make Your First Book
  • Building Your First Book from Scratch
  • Adding Text and Captions to Your Photo Book
  • Adding and Customizing Page Numbers
  • Four Things You’ll Want to Know About Layout Templates
  • Creating & Saving Your Own Custom Layouts
  • Creating Cover Text
  • Custom Template Workaround
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

12 - SLIDESHOW

  • CREATING PRESENTATIONS OF YOUR WORK
  • Creating a Quick, Basic Slide Show
  • Customizing the Look of Your Slide Show
  • Adding Video to Your Slide Show
  • Getting Creative with Photo Backgrounds
  • Working with Drop Shadows and Strokes
  • Adding Additional Lines and Text And Watermarking
  • Adding Opening and Closing Title Slides
  • Adding Background Music
  • Choosing Your Slide Duration and Fade Length
  • Sharing Your Slide Show
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

13 - THE BIG PRINT

  • PRINTING YOUR PHOTO
  • Printing Individual Photos
  • Creating Multi-Photo Contact Sheets
  • Creating Custom Layouts Any Way You Want Them
  • Adding Text to Your Print Layouts
  • Printing Multiple Photo on One Page
  • Saving Your Custom Layouts as Templates
  • Having Lightroom Remember Your Printing Layouts
  • Creating Backscreened Prints
  • The Final and Color Management Settings
  • Saving Your Page Layout as a JPEG
  • Adding Custom Borders to Your Prints
  • Lightroom Killer Tips

14 - THE LAYOUT

  • CREATING COOL LAYOUTS FOR WEB & PRINT
  • Here Are Some of My Layouts For Your to Use

15 - THE LAYOUT

  • CREATING COOL LAYOUTS FOR WEB & PRINT
  • Here Are Some of My Layouts For Your to Use

16 - MY PORTRAIT WORKFLOW

  • MY STEP-BYSTEP PROCESS FROM THE SHOOT
  • TO THE FINAL PRINT
  • Workflow Step One: It All Starts With the Shoot
  • Workflow Step Two: Right After the Shoot
  • If I Didn’t Shoot Tethered, Here’s Importing From a Memory Card
  • Workflow Step Three: Finding Your Picks & Making a Collection
  • Workflow Step Four: A Quick Retouch for Your Selects
  • Workflow Step Five: Emailing Your Clients the Proofs
  • Workflow Step Six: Making the Final Tweaks & Working with Photoshop
  • Workflow Step Seven: Delivering the Finished Image(s)
  • 10 Important Bits of Advice for New Lightroom Users