The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book : The Complete Guide for Photographers

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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(TM) 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, photographershow more

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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 1,406.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Adobe Press,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0321934407
  • 9780321934406
  • 88,005

About Martin Evening

Martin Evening is a UK-based advertising and fashion photographer and noted expert in both photography and digital imaging. In addition to being a bestselling author, Martin is sought after for speaking and lecturing and was inducted into the NAPP Photoshop Hall of Fame. He also works with the Photoshop and Lightroom engineering teams, consulting on new feature development and alpha and beta testing. He is one of the founding members of PixelGenius, a software design company producing automated production and creative plug-ins for more

Table of contents

1 Introducing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom .1 What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?.2 Keeping things simple.2 Modular design.2 Lightroom performance.4 Adobe Camera Raw processing.4 Color controls.5 Managing the image library.5 Where does Photoshop fit in?.6 Integrating Lightroom with Photoshop.7 What you need.8 Installing Lightroom.9 64-bit processing.10 Upgrading from an older Lightroom catalog.11 Using Lightroom for the first time.13 Lightroom preferences essentials.14 Customizing the Identity Plate and interface.18 Getting help.20 Introducing the Lightroom interface.21 A quickstart guide to Lightroom.25 Importing photos into Lightroom.25 Viewing photos in the Library module.26 Simplifying the interface.28 Zooming in.30 Adding basic informational metadata.31 Using the Map module to geotag photos.32 Reviewing and rating the photos.33 Saving the shortlisted photos as a Collection.34 Reviewing the final shortlist in Survey mode.35 Dimming the lights.36 Working in the Develop module.37 Synchronizing Develop settings.38 Retouching a photograph in Lightroom.39 Editing a copy in Photoshop.40 Soft proofing in the Develop module.41 Making a final print.42 Creating a Web photo gallery.43 Exporting the edited photos.44 Working through the book.45 2 Importing photos.47 The main Import dialog.48 Copy as DNG, Copy, Move, or Add?.50 Converting to DNG after import.50 Updating DNG previews for third-party viewing.51 Importing files from a card.52 Source panel.56 Content area.57 Content area segmenting options.58 File Handling panel.60 Making backup copies of imported files.61 Photos shot as raw + JPEG.62 File handling limitations.62 File Renaming panel.63 Renaming catalog images later.64 Apply During Import panel.65 Destination panel.66 Planning where to store your imported photos.66 Importing to a selected destination folder.68 Import Presets menu.68 Importing video files.69 Adding photos from a folder to the catalog.70 Importing photos via drag and drop.72 Auto Imports.76 Importing photos directly from the camera.77 Connecting the camera to the computer.77 Lightroom tethered shooting.78 3 The Library module.83 About Lightroom catalogs.84 Backing up the catalog file.85 Backup strategies.87 Backup software.87 Catalog corruption.88 Creating and opening catalogs.89 Creating a new catalog.89 Opening an existing catalog.90 Exporting catalogs.91 Exporting with negatives .91 Exporting without negatives.92 Including Smart Previews.92 Including available previews.93 Opening and importing catalogs.93 Limitations when excluding negatives.95 Changed Existing Photos section.95 Export and import summary.95 Working with Smart previews.96 How to create Smart Previews.96 Making the catalog portable.97 The Library Module panels.100 Navigator panel.102 The Catalog panel.102 The Library module Toolbar.102 Folders panel.103 The Folders panel/system folders relationship.104 How to locate a folder at the system level...105 Maintaining links between Lightroom and folders.107 Synchronizing folders.108 How to add new folders via the Folders panel.110 Finding the link from the catalog to a folder.111 How to organize your folders.113 Filter bar.115 Exploring the Library module.116 Grid view options.116 Library Grid navigation.118 Working in Loupe view.120 Loupe view options.121 Working with photos in both Grid and Loupe views.122 Loupe view navigation.124 Loupe zoom views.125 Loupe view shortcuts...125 Loupe Overlay view.126 Grid and Guides.126 Layout Image.128 The Layout Overlay feature in use.128 Previews and preview appearance.130 Initial Import Photos dialog preview building options.130 How Lightroom previews are generated.131 Camera embedded previews vs. Lightroom previews...132 Missing previews.133 Preview size and quality.133 Working in Survey view.134 Working in Compare view.136 Compare view mode in action.138 Navigating photos via the filmstrip.140 Working with a dual-display setup.142 How to get the most out of working with two displays.144 Rating images using flags.146 Refine Photos command.147 Rating images using numbered star ratings.148 Rating images using color labels.150 Color label sets.150 Other ways you can use color labels.151 Grouping photos into stacks.152 Automatic stacking .152 Making image selections.154 Quick Collections.155 Collections.156 Module collections.157 The module collections in use.160 Editing collections.160 Target collection.161 Collections sets.162 Smart Collections.162 Removing and deleting photos.165 4 Develop module image editing.167 Image editing in Lightroom.168 Smarter image processing.168 Steps for getting accurate color.169 Calibrating the display.169 Choosing a display.169 Calibrating and profiling the display.169 White point and gamma.170 Matching white balances.170 Steps to successful calibration and profiling.171 Raw or JPEG?.174 Process versions.176 Upgrading to Process 2012.177 Camera Raw compatibility.178 The Develop module interface.180 Develop view options.182 Develop module cropping.182 Rotating a crop.182 Crop aspect ratios.186 Crop to same aspect ratio.187 Repositioning a crop.187 Crop guide overlays.187 Crop guide orientation.187 Canceling a crop.190 Tool Overlay menu.190 The Tool Overlay options.190 Quick Develop cropping.191 The Basic panel.192 White Balance tool.192 White Balance corrections.194 Creative white balance adjustments.196 The Tone editing controls.197 Exposure.197 Contrast.199 Highlights and Shadows.199 Whites and Blacks.200 Auto Tone setting.201 Histogram panel.205 The Histogram panel and image adjustments.206 Navigating the Basic panel via the keyboard.207 Correcting an overexposed image.208 Correcting an underexposed image.210 Processing HDR files in Lightroom.212 Match Total Exposures.216 Highlight clipping and Exposure Settings.218 Clipping the blacks.218 Clarity slider...220 Using Clarity to decompress the Levels.221 Negative Clarity adjustments.222 Vibrance and Saturation.224 Quick Develop panel tone adjustments.226 The other Tone controls.227 A typical Quick Develop workflow.228 Editing video files in Quick Develop.231 The Tone Curve panel.236 Point Curve editing mode...238 RGB curves.240 The Tone Curve regions.242 Combining Basic and Tone Curve adjustments.244 Tone range split point adjustments.248 HSL / Color / B&W panel.250 Selective color darkening.252 False color hue adjustments.253 Using the HSL controls to reduce gamut clipping.254 Lens Corrections panel.256 Lens profile corrections.256 Accessing and creating custom camera lens profiles.257 Profile lens corrections in use.257 Removing chromatic aberration.260 Defringe adjustments.262 The defringe controls in use.262 Eyedropper tool.263 Applying a global Defringe adjustment.264 Applying a localized Defringe adjustment.267 Upright adjustments.269 How Upright adjustments work.269 Suggested order for Upright adjustments.270 Synchronizing Upright settings.271 Perspective transform corrections.275 Lens vignetting.275 Effects panel.278 Post-Crop vignettes.278 Post-Crop vignette options.278 Adding Grain.282 Camera Calibration panel.284 Camera profiles.284 How to create a custom calibration with DNG Profile Editor.286 Creative uses of the Camera Calibration panel.289 Assessing your images.292 Comparing before and after versions.292 Managing the Before and After previews.294 Image retouching.298 Spot Removal tool.298 visualizing spots.300 Creating brush spots.301 Clone or Heal.305 Editing circle and brush spots.305 Tool Overlay options.305 Undoing/deleting spots.305 Synchronized spotting.306 Auto Sync spotting.307 Red Eye Correction tool.308 Adjusting the cursor size.308 Localized adjustments.310 Initial Adjustment Brush options.310 Editing the Adjustment Brush strokes.312 Saving effect settings.312 Adjustment Brush and gradient performance.312 Automasking.314 Previewing the brush stroke areas.316 Beauty retouching with negative clarity.316 Hand-coloring in Color mode...318 Localized Temperature slider adjustments.320 A localized Shadows adjustment.322 Clarity and Sharpness adjustments.324 Graduated Filter tool.326 Radial Filter tool.329 Correcting edge sharpness with the Radial Filter.331 History panel.333 Snapshots panel.334 How to synchronize snapshots.336 Easing the workflow.338 Making virtual copies.338 Making a virtual copy the new master.338 Synchronizing Develop settings .340 Auto Sync mode.340 Lightroom and Camera Raw.342 Viewing Lightroom edits in Camera Raw.342 Viewing Camera Raw edits in Lightroom.342 Keeping Lightroom edits in sync.343 Synchronizing Lightroom with Camera Raw.344 Copying and pasting develop settings.346 Applying a previous develop setting...346 Saving Develop settings as presets.348 Auto Tone preset adjustments.349 The art of creating Develop presets.349 Creating a new Develop preset.350 Understanding how presets work.351 How to prevent preset contamination.352 Resetting the develop preset settings.355 How to set default camera develop settings.356 5 The art of black and white.359 Black-and-white conversions.360 Black-and-white Develop controls.360 Black-and-white conversion options.362 How not to convert.362 Temperature slider conversions.364 Manual black-and-white adjustments.366 Black-and-white infrared effect.369 Fine-tuning black-and-white images.372 Split Toning panel.372 Split-toning a color image.374 HSL panel: Desaturated color adjustments.376 The HSL black-and-white method.377 Camera Calibration adjustments.377 6 Sharpening and noise reduction.381 Capture sharpen for a sharp start.382 Improved Lightroom raw image processing.383 Output sharpening.385 Default Detail panel settings.385 Sharpen preset settings...385 Sharpen - Faces.386 Sharpen - Scenic.387 Sample sharpening image.388 Evaluate at a 1:1 view.389 Luminance targeted sharpening.389 The sharpening effect sliders.389 Amount slider.390 Radius slider.392 The modifying controls.394 Detail slider.394 Interpreting the grayscale sharpening preview.397 Masking slider.397 Masking slider preview mode.398 How to apply sharpening adjustments.400 Creative sharpening with the adjustment tools.402 Applying localized blurring.404 Noise reduction.406 Luminance noise reduction.406 Color noise reduction.408 Noise reduction tips.408 Color noise corrections.409 Selective noise reduction.410 Selective moire reduction...412 Moire removal on non-raw images.412 7 Exporting from Lightroom.415 Opening images in Photoshop.416 The Edit in Photoshop options.416 Edit in Adobe Photoshop.417 Edit in additional external editing program.418 Opening non-raw images.419 Creating additional external editor presets.419 External editing file naming options.420 The file format and other file settings options.420 Camera Raw compatibility.421 How to use the external edit feature.422 Going from Lightroom to Photoshop to Lightroom.424 Extended editing in Photoshop.428 How to speed up extended editing in Lightroom.430 Opening photos as Smart Objects in Photoshop.432 Exporting from Lightroom.436 Export presets.436 Export Location.436 Exporting to the same folder.438 File Naming.440 File Settings.440 Image Sizing.441 DNG export size options.442 When to interpolate.443 Output sharpening.444 Metadata.444 Watermarking.445 How to create new watermark settings.446 Post-Processing.447 Adding export actions in Lightroom.448 Exporting catalog images to a CD or DVD.452 Exporting catalog images as e-mail attachments.453 Third party Export plug-ins.456 Exporting video files.457 Photomatix Pro(TM) export plug-in.458 8 Printing.461 The Print module.462 Layout Style panel.464 Image Settings panel.464 Layout panel.467 Margins and Page Grid.468 Guides panel.469 Multiple cell printing.470 Page panel.472 How to add a photographic border to a print.474 Page Options.476 Photo Info.477 Picture Package and Custom Package.478 Image Settings panel.478 Rulers, Grid & Guides Panel.478 Cells panel.478 Custom Package layout style.482 Picture Package/Custom Package Page panel.487 Page Setup.488 Print resolution.489 Print Job panel.490 Print job color management.490 The Lightroom printing procedure.490 Managed by printer print settings (Mac).491 Managed by printer print settings (PC).492 Print Adjustment controls.493 Print.494 Printing modes.495 Print sharpening.495 16-bit output.496 Print to JPEG File.496 Custom profile printing.497 Managed by Lightroom print settings (Mac).498 Managed by Lightroom print settings (PC).499 Rendering intent.500 Soft proofing for print output.501 Why what you see isn't always what you get.501 Soft proofing in practice.503 Before and Proof preview.504 Before state options.508 Saving a custom template.509 9 Presenting your work.511 The Book module.512 Creating a new book.513 Book Settings panel.514 PDF and JPEG book export.515 Preview panel.515 Toolbar.516 Auto Layout panel.516 Auto Layout Preset Editor.516 Editing the book pages.518 Editing the cover pages.520 Page panel.522 Marking page layouts as favorites.522 Adding page numbers to a layout.522 Saving custom page layouts .522 Guides panel.523 Cell panel.524 Text panel.524 Text box layouts.524 Adding auto text.525 Type panel .526 Type panel Character controls .526 Target adjustment tool options.528 Type panel Frame controls.528 Background panel.528 Publishing your book.529 The Slideshow module.530 The slide editor view in the content area.532 Layout panel.533 Options panel.534 Overlays panel.536 Creating a custom Identity Plate.537 Adding custom text overlays.538 Working with the anchor points.540 Backdrop panel.542 Titles panel.544 Playback panel.545 Preview and Play.546 Navigating slideshow photos .547 Slideshows and selections.547 Template Browser panel.547 Creating a Slideshow collection.548 Exporting a slideshow.549 Exporting Slideshows to PDF.549 Exporting Slideshows to JPEG.550 Exporting Slideshows to Video.550 Exporting a timelapse video.551 The Web module.552 Layout Style panel.554 The Lightroom HTML and Flash galleries.554 Lightroom HTML gallery layout.555 Lightroom Flash gallery layout.556 AutoViewer gallery.557 PostcardViewer gallery.558 SimpleViewer gallery.559 Third-party gallery styles.559 Site Info panel.561 Color Palette panel.562 Choosing a color theme.562 Appearance panel.564 Appearance settings for the HTML gallery.564 Appearance panel settings for the Flash gallery.565 Appearance panel settings for the Airtight galleries.568 Identity Plate.568 Image Info panel.569 Adding titles and captions.569 Customizing the title and caption information.570 Creating a custom Text template...572 Output Settings panel.574 Previewing Web galleries.574 Image appearance in Slideshow and Web modules.575 Slideshow module colors.575 Web module colors.575 Exporting a Web gallery.576 Uploading a Web gallery.577 Managing your uploads.581 Template Browser panel.581 Creating a Web collection.581 10 Managing your photos in Lightroom.583 Working with metadata.584 The different types of metadata.584 A quick image search using metadata .586 Metadata panel.588 Metadata panel view modes.588 General and EXIF metadata items.590 File Name.590 Sidecar Files.590 Copy Name.590 Metadata Status.592 Cropped photos.593 Date representation.593 Capture time editing.593 Camera model and serial number.594 Artist EXIF metadata.594 Custom information metadata.595 Metadata presets.596 Editing and deleting metadata presets.598 IPTC metadata.598 IPTC Extension metadata.600 A more efficient way to add metadata.601 Metadata editing and target photos.602 Mail and Web links.604 Copyright status.605 Keywording and Keyword List panels.606 Three ways to add new keywords.608 Keeping metadata private.608 Synonyms: The hidden keywords.609 Applying and managing existing keywords.610 Auto-complete options.610 Removing keywords.612 Keyword hierarchy.612 Keyword filtering.613 Importing and exporting keyword hierarchies.613 Implied keywords.614 Keyword suggestions.615 Keyword sets.616 Creating your own custom keyword sets.617 The Painter tool.618 Photo filtering and searches...620 Filtering photos in the catalog.621 Three ways you can filter the catalog.622 Filtering photos via the Filmstrip.623 Adding folders as favorites.624 Filtering flagged photos.624 Filtering options.624 Creating refined color label selections via the Filmstrip.624 Color label filtering.625 Virtual copy and master copy filtering.627 Subfolder filtering.628 Making filtered image selections.629 Filter bar.630 The Filter bar layout.631 Text filter searches.631 Search rules.632 Combined search rules.633 Fine-tuned text searches.633 Attribute filter searches.634 Metadata filter searches.634 Metadata filter options .635 Metadata filter categories.636 Locating missing photos.637 Custom filter settings.638 Empty field searches.638 No content searches.639 Advanced searches.641 Publishing photos via Lightroom.643 Saving and reading metadata.647 Saving metadata to the file.649 Tracking metadata changes.649 XMP read/write options.651 Where is the truth?.654 Synchronizing the metadata settings.655 Sorting images.656 Sort functions.657 The sort by label text solution.659 Geotagging images.660 GPS devices.660 How to embed GPS metadata in a photo.661 Reverse geocoding.662 The Map module.662 Navigation.663 Location filter bar.664 Loading GPX tracklogs.664 Matching photos to a recorded tracklog.665 Editing pins.667 Manually geotagging photos in the Map module.668 Permanently reverse geocoding images.670 Exporting GPS encoded files.670 Saved Locations panel.671 Appendix Lightroom Preferences and Settings.673 General preferences.674 Splash screens.674 Updates.674 Catalog selection.675 Import Options.675 Completion sounds and prompts.676 Presets preferences.676 Camera-linked settings.677 Location section.677 Lightroom Defaults section.677 External Editing preferences.678 File Handling preferences.678 Import DNG Creation.678 Convert and Export DNG options.681 DNG compression.681 DNG with lossy compression .682 Checking DNG metadata status.682 Validating DNG files.683 Reading Metadata options.684 Filename generation options.684 Camera Raw and Video cache Settings.684 Interface preferences.685 Panel end mark.686 Custom panel end marks.686 How to create a custom splash screen.687 Panel font size.687 Lights Out.688 Background .688 Keyword entry.688 Filmstrip preference options.688 Interface tweaks.689 Lightroom settings and templates.690 The Lightroom preference file.690 Accessing saved template settings.691 Customizing the Lightroom contents.692 Hacking the Lightroom contents.692 Lightroom previews data.694 System information.695 The ideal computer for Lightroom.695 RAM.695 Graphics card.696 Hard drives.696 Drive configurations.697 Striped RAID.697 Mirrored RAID.698 A mirror of stripes.698 RAID 5.698 Just a bunch of disks.699 The ideal system?.699 Index.700show more

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