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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015)/Lightroom 6 Classroom in a Book®

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Serious digital photographers, amateur or pro, who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015 release / 6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 11 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6. And a stunning showcase of extraordinary images by working professional photographers provides the perfect inspiration for your next project.

Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Readers learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs, work in a non-destructive environment to allow for fearless experimentation, and perform sophisticated image processing tasks to easily produce good-looking pictures and polished presentations for both web and print.

This completely revised Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6 edition explains how to edit and organize your images on mobile devices. Learn how to tag faces in your photo library for easier organization, and use Photo Merge to combine different exposures of the same subject to produce an HDR image. You’ll also learn how to create stylish book designs that can be uploaded directly from Photoshop Lightroom for printing through the on-demand book vendor Blurb, or exported to PDF and printed on your own computer.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. How to Get Your Lesson Files
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
      1. Requirements on your computer
      2. Required skills
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    5. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
      1. Downloading the Lesson files
    6. Understanding Lightroom catalog files
      1. Creating a catalog file for working with this book
    7. Getting ready to go mobile
    8. Getting help
      1. Module-specific tips
      2. Navigating Help in the application
      3. Accessing Help and Support on the web
    9. Additional resources
  6. 1. A Quick Tour of Photoshop Lightroom
    1. Understanding how Lightroom works
      1. About catalog files
      2. Managing the photos in your catalog
      3. Managing files and folders
      4. Non-destructive editing
      5. Editing photos in another application
      6. The Lightroom workspace
      7. The top panel
      8. The work area
      9. The Toolbar
      10. The Filmstrip
      11. The side panels
      12. Customizing the workspace
    2. The Lightroom modules
    3. The Lightroom workflow
      1. Importing photos
      2. Reviewing and organizing
      3. Working in slideshow mode
      4. Creating a collection
      5. Rearranging and deleting images in a collection
      6. Comparing photos side by side
      7. Comparing several photos
    4. Developing and editing
      1. Using Quick Develop in the Library module
      2. Working in the Develop module
      3. Straightening and cropping an image
      4. Adjusting lighting and tonal balance
      5. Creating effects with the Radial Filter tool
    5. Sharing your work by e-mail
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  7. 2. Bringing Your Photos into Lightroom
    1. Getting started
    2. The import process
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      1. Organizing your copied photos in folders
      2. Backup strategies
      3. Renaming files as they are imported
    4. Importing images from a hard disk
      1. Applying metadata
    5. Importing via drag and drop
    6. Evaluating photos before importing
    7. Importing to a specific folder
    8. Importing from other catalogs
    9. Importing from a watched folder
    10. Tethered shooting
      1. Tethered shooting with a supported camera
      2. Tethered shooting with other cameras
    11. Working with the main display area
      1. Setting Grid and Loupe view options
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  8. 3. Exploring the Lightroom Workspace
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
    2. Viewing and managing your images
    3. Adjusting the workspace layout
      1. Resizing panels
      2. Showing and hiding panels or panel groups
      3. Expanding and collapsing panels
      4. Hiding and showing panels
    4. Toggling screen modes
    5. Switching views
    6. Working in Loupe view
      1. Using the Loupe view overlays
      2. Comparing photos
      3. Using Survey view to narrow a selection
    7. Flagging and deleting images
    8. Grouping images in the Quick Collection
      1. Moving images into or out of the Quick Collection
      2. Converting and clearing the Quick Collection
      3. Designating a target collection
    9. Working with the Filmstrip
      1. Hiding the Filmstrip and adjusting its size
      2. Using filters in the Filmstrip
      3. Changing the sorting order of the thumbnails
      4. Using a secondary display
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  9. Photography Showcase: John Batdorff
  10. 4. Managing Your Photo Library
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
    2. Organizing folders
      1. Creating subfolders
      2. Making changes to a folder’s content
      3. Synchronizing folders
    3. Using collections to organize images
      1. The Quick Collection
      2. Collections
      3. Smart collections
    4. Taking your collections on the road
      1. Getting started with Lightroom mobile
      2. Applying keyword tags
      3. Viewing keyword tags
      4. Adding keyword tags
      5. Working with keyword sets and nesting keywords
      6. Searching by keywords
    5. Using flags and ratings
      1. Flagging images
      2. Assigning ratings
    6. Adding metadata
    7. Tagging faces in the People view
    8. Organizing photos by location
      1. Working in the Map module
      2. Geotagging images captured without GPS data
      3. Adding locations using GPS tracklogs
      4. Saving map locations
      5. Using the Painter tool
    9. Finding and filtering files
      1. Using the Filter bar to find photos
      2. Using the Metadata filter
      3. Using the filters in the Filmstrip
    10. Reconnecting missing files and folders
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  11. Photography Showcase: Colby Brown
  12. 5. Developing Basics
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
    2. Quick developing in the Library module
    3. Quick and easy video editing
      1. Trimming video clips
      2. Setting video thumbnails and grabbing still frames
      3. Editing video in the Quick Develop panel
    4. Understanding process versions
      1. Updating the process version
      2. The Develop module
    5. Cropping and rotating images
    6. Removing unwanted objects
      1. Removing posts, wires, and cables
    7. Retouching spots
    8. Fixing flash effects in pets’ eyes
    9. Editing photos in Lightroom mobile
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  13. Photography Showcase: Chris Orwig
  14. 6. Advanced Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Correcting color balance and tonal range
      1. Undoing, redoing, and remembering changes
      2. The History panel
      3. Creating snapshots
      4. Getting more from the Before & After view
      5. Working with the Tone controls
    3. Beyond the Basic panel
      1. Adjusting contrast using the tone curve
    4. Making local corrections
      1. Using the Graduated Filter tool
      2. Using the Adjustment Brush tool
    5. Making discrete color adjustments
      1. Understanding hue, saturation, and luminance
      2. Adjusting colors selectively
    6. Converting an image to black and white
      1. Split toning
    7. Synchronizing settings
      1. Removing camera-generated image artifacts
      2. Correcting lens distortion
      3. Correcting perspective effects automatically
      4. Sharpening detail and reducing noise
      5. Adding effects
    8. Creating your own developing presets
    9. Working with virtual copies
    10. Combining photos as a panorama
    11. Merging photos into an HDR image
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  15. Photography Showcase: Carsten Schael
  16. 7. Creating a Photo Book
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
      2. Assembling photos for a book
    2. Working in the Book module
      1. Setting up a photo book
      2. Changing page layouts
      3. Adding page numbers to a photo book
      4. Placing photos in a book layout
      5. Changing the images in a photo book
      6. Working with photo cells
      7. Setting a page background
    3. Adding text to a photo book
      1. Working with text cells
      2. Fine-tuning type
      3. Working with captions
      4. Creating a custom text preset
      5. Saving and re-using custom book page layouts
    4. Creating a saved book
      1. Copying a saved book
    5. Exporting a photo book
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  17. Photography Showcase: Michael Clark
  18. 8. Creating a Slideshow
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
      2. Assembling photos for a slideshow
    2. Working in the Slideshow module
      1. Choosing a slideshow template
    3. Customizing your slideshow template
      1. Adjusting the slide layout
      2. Setting up the slide background
      3. Adjusting stroke borders and shadows
      4. Adding a text overlay
    4. Creating a Saved Slideshow
    5. Refining the content of a slideshow
    6. Adding sound and motion to your slideshow
    7. Saving a customized slideshow template
    8. Exporting a slideshow
    9. Playing an impromptu slideshow
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  19. Photography Showcase: Nicole Young
  20. 9. Printing Images
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
    2. About the Lightroom Print module
    3. About layout styles and print templates
    4. Selecting a print template
      1. Specifying the printer and paper size
    5. Customizing print templates
      1. Changing the number of cells
      2. Rearranging the photos in a print layout
      3. Creating stroke and photo borders
      4. Customizing your identity plate
      5. Printing captions and metadata information
    6. Saving your customized print template
    7. Creating a Custom Package print layout
      1. Changing the page background color
    8. Configuring the output settings
    9. Using color management
      1. Color managed by your printer
      2. Color management controlled by Lightroom
      3. Tweaking printed color manually
    10. Saving print settings as an output collection
      1. Printing your job
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  21. Photography Showcase: Seth Resnick
  22. 10. Publishing Your Photos
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
    2. Publishing photos from the Library
      1. Setting up a Flickr account
      2. Publishing photos to Flickr
      3. Publishing photo comments
      4. Republishing a photo
      5. Creating a new Album on Flickr
      6. Sharing images to Facebook
      7. Publishing photos to your hard disk
    3. Sharing from Lightroom mobile
      1. Sharing from your handheld device
    4. The Lightroom Web module
      1. Assembling photos for an online gallery
      2. Rearranging the order of your images
      3. Choosing a template in the Web module
    5. Customizing your web gallery
      1. Personalizing a Classic gallery
      2. Tweaking the layout of a web gallery
      3. Working with Site Info text
      4. Changing colors
      5. Adding information about your photos
    6. Specifying output settings
      1. Watermarking images
    7. Previewing the gallery
    8. Saving your custom template
    9. Creating a Saved Web Gallery
    10. Exporting your gallery
    11. Uploading your gallery to a web server
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  23. 11. Making Backups and Exporting Photos
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
    2. Preventing data loss
    3. Backing up the catalog file
      1. Exporting metadata
    4. Backing up the library
      1. Exporting images as a catalog
      2. Doing incremental backups
    5. Exporting photos
      1. Exporting JPEG files for on-screen viewing
      2. Exporting as PSD or TIFF for further editing
      3. Exporting as Original or DNG for archiving
      4. Using export presets
      5. Setting up post-processing actions
      6. Creating user presets
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  24. Index
  25. Production Notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Photo Credits
  26. Contributors
  27. Learn by Video