In this Lightroom 5 version of the widely-acclaimed Fundamentals & Beyond series, delve into the fundamentals of Lightroom 5 and way beyond, in 12 1/2 hours of training on 61 videos. Laura guides you through how to manage, enhance and share your photos and videos in Lightroom 5 in a way that beginners can easily understand and immediately put to use, and with enough depth that intermediate users can also benefit greatly. From her years of teaching experience and moderating Adobe's Community Help system, she anticipates where students get stuck, and with a clear and concise presentation style, guides you through the complexities with ease. Beginners: Laura advises you on which videos are most important to watch first, so that you are not overwhelmed.
Getting Started: Understand how Lightroom 5 works with a catalog and nondestructive editing, where to put your images and how to organize them, how to move your catalog and images, how to ensure that everything gets backed up, how to set preferences and catalog settings.
Library: Learn how to get around in the Library module, manage screen space, set view options, import photos and videos (including from Elements), manage your files and folders, resolve problems that occur, rate, flag and keyword your photos and videos, add metadata, find files, create collections and smart collections, and create smart previews for off-line editing. Learn the advantages of converting your raw files to DNG, and how to convert to and manage DNG files. Learn how to use Publish Services to share your photos and videos on Facebook, Flickr, Behance and other services, how to email photos directly from Lightroom, and to create jpeg and other copies of your photos and videos to share via Export. Learn how to play and trim your videos, how to capture jpeg snapshots, and develop them using Quick Develop (and the Develop module.)
Develop: After an overview of the Develop process, learn how to read the histogram, and then to use the crop, spot removal, and red eye tools. Learn the Basic panel, how to adjust individual tones with the Tone Curve, individual colors with HSL, black and white conversions and split toning, adding grain and vignettes, lens and perspective corrections, sharpening and noise reduction. Learn how to take advantage of virtual copies and presets, and how to use history and snapshots. Make local changes with the adjustment brush, radial filter and graduated filter. Work on multiple images with sync and auto sync. Understand color spaces, rendering intents and soft proof your photos for print or export. Learn different ways to view your image before and after your work. Integrate Photoshop or Elements into your Lightroom workflow.
Map: Understand where this powerful new module fits into your workflow. Learn to assign GPS location to photos by dragging them to the map (or using a smart-phone GPS track-log, or companion camera phone), and preview and select your photos based on location. Understand and leverage the power of reverse geocoding to automatically assign country, city and state to your photos. Use saved locations and filtering.
61 high resolution (1024×768) MP4 movies. Playable with Quick Time, iTunes, Windows Media Player and other popular media players. iPad compatible!