In over 10 1/2 hours of training on 57 videos, delve into the fundamentals of Lightroom 4 and beyond.
Laura guides you through how to manage, enhance and share your photos and videos (with Library, Map, Develop) in a way that beginners can easily understand and immediately put to use, and with enough depth that intermediate users can benefit greatly. From her years of teaching experience and moderating Adobe's Community Help, she anticipates where students get stuck, and guides you through the complexities with ease.
Getting Started: How Lightroom 4 works with a catalog and nondestructive editing; organizing your photos, moving and backing up your photo library, setting preferences.
Library: Manage screen space, set view options, import photos, manage files and folders, rate, flag and keyword, add metadata, find files, create collections. Advantages of converting to DNG. Use Publish Services to share on Facebook and Flickr, email from Lightroom, export jpeg and other copies. Play, trim and develop videos, capture jpegs of individual frames.
Map: Assign GPS location by dragging, using a smart-phone tracklog, or companion camera phone; preview and select photos based on location. Assign country, city and state with reverse geocoding. Use saved locations and filtering.
Develop: After an overview and a lesson on the histogram, learn to use the tools and techniques available in a solid workflow. Crop, spot removal, and red eye tools; basic panel, tone curve, HSL, black and whites, split toning, effects, lens corrections, sharpening and noise reduction; virtual copies, presets, history, snapshots. Make local changes with the adjustment brush and graduated filter. Sync changes across photos. Soft proof your work. Integrate Photoshop or Elements into your LR workflow.
57 high res (1024x768) MP4 tutorial videos (playable with QuickTime, iTunes and other media players on your computer or mobile device. iPad compatible!