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Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 Classroom in a Book®

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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does - an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated,  developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

The lessons in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Classroom in a Book cover the basics of learning Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe’s toolbox for professional photographer's, which provides one easy application for managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. Countless tips and techniques, extra-credit exercises, and mini-tutorials help you become more productive and adept using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Follow the book from start to finish, or choose only those lessons that interest you.



Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. What’s on the CD
    1. Lesson files ... and so much more
  3. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
      1. Requirements on your computer
      2. Required skills
    3. Installing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    4. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
      1. Copying the Lessons files from the CD
    5. Creating a catalog file for working with this book
      1. Creating a library folder
      2. Creating a catalog file
    6. Additional resources
    7. Adobe Certification
  4. 1. A Quick Tour of Photoshop Lightroom
    1. Understanding how Lightroom works
      1. Managing photos in a library
      2. Non-destructive editing
    2. The Lightroom workspace
      1. The top panel
      2. The work area
      3. The left and right panel groups
      4. The Toolbar
      5. The Filmstrip
      6. Customizing the workspace
    3. The Lightroom modules
      1. The Library module
      2. The Develop module
      3. The Slideshow module
      4. The Print module
      5. The Web module
    4. A typical workflow
    5. Importing photos
    6. Reviewing and organizing
      1. Working while watching a slideshow
      2. Creating a collection
      3. Rearranging and deleting images in a collection
      4. Comparing photos side by side
      5. Comparing several photos
    7. Developing and Editing
      1. Using Quick Develop in the Library module
      2. Working in the Develop module
      3. Using the Crop Overlay tool
      4. Using Fill Light
    8. Sharing your work
      1. Exploring the Web module
      2. Previewing in a browser
    9. Getting Help
      1. Navigating Help in the application
      2. Accessing LiveDocs Help on the Web
      3. Search tips
    10. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  5. 2. Introducing the Workspace
    1. Getting started
    2. Toggling screen modes
    3. Adjusting the workspace layout
      1. Resizing and repositioning the Library window
      2. Using a secondary display
      3. Resizing panels
      4. Showing and hiding panels or panel groups
    4. Working with the left and right panel groups
      1. Expanding and collapsing panels
      2. Hiding and showing panels
      3. Customizing the appearance of the panel groups
    5. Working with the main display area
      1. View modes
      2. Grid and Loupe view options
      3. Dimming lights
      4. Personalizing the identity plate
      5. Keyboard shortcuts
    6. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  6. 3. Importing
    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. Importing from other catalogs
    7. Importing from a watched folder
      1. Tethered shooting
    8. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  7. 4. Reviewing
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
    2. Viewing and managing your images
    3. Switching views
      1. The Grid view
      2. Zooming with the Navigator in Loupe view
      3. Comparing photos
      4. Using Survey view to narrow down a selection
    4. Flagging picks and rejects and deleting images
    5. Grouping images in the Quick Collection
      1. Moving images into or out of the Quick Collection
      2. Converting and clearing the Quick Collection
    6. Working with the Filmstrip
      1. Hiding the Filmstrip and adjusting its size
      2. Using filters in the Filmstrip
      3. Change the sorting order of the thumbnails
    7. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  8. 5. Organizing and Selecting
    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. Applying keyword tags
      1. Viewing keyword tags
      2. Adding keyword tags
      3. Working with keyword sets and nesting keywords
      4. Searching by keywords
    5. Using Flags and Ratings
      1. Flagging images
      2. Assigning ratings
    6. Adding Metadata
    7. Using the Painter tool
    8. Finding and filtering files
      1. Using the Filter bar to find photos
      2. Using the filters in the Filmstrip
    9. Renaming and reconnecting missing files
    10. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  9. 6. Developing and Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Quick Develop
    3. The Develop module
    4. Cropping, rotating, and flipping images
    5. Undoing, redoing, and remembering changes
      1. Using the Undo and Redo commands
      2. The History panel
      3. Creating snapshots
      4. Creating virtual copies
    6. Removing spots
    7. Applying basic color corrections
      1. Adjusting the white balance and the tonal range
      2. Adjusting contrast using the tone curve
      3. Sharpening detail and reducing noise
      4. Removing or adding vignettes
    8. Making discrete color adjustments
      1. Understanding hue, saturation, and luminance
      2. Adjusting colors selectively
      3. Converting an image to grayscale
      4. Split toning
    9. Synchronizing settings
    10. Local corrections
      1. Using the Graduated Filter tool
      2. Using the Adjustment Brush tool
    11. Working with and external image editor
    12. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  10. 7. Creating Slideshows
    1. Getting started
      1. Importing images into the library
    2. Playing an impromptu slideshow
    3. Setting up a slideshow
      1. Creating a new collection
    4. The Lightroom Slideshow module
    5. Choosing a slideshow template
    6. Customizing your slideshow template
      1. Adjusting the layout
      2. Setting the slide background
      3. Adjusting stroke borders and casting shadows
      4. Adding a text overlay
    7. Adjusting the playback settings
    8. Saving the customized slideshow template
    9. Exporting a slideshow
    10. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  11. 8. Printing Images
    1. Getting started
      1. Creating a new collection
    2. About the Lightroom Print module
    3. Distinguishing the Lightroom 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. Creating a stroke border
      3. Customizing your identity plate
      4. Adding captions and metadata information
    6. Saving your customized print template
    7. Configuring the output settings
    8. Using color management
      1. Color managed by your printer
      2. Color management controlled by Lightroom
    9. Saving your print settings as an output collection
      1. Printing your job
    10. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  12. 9. Publishing your Photos on the Web
    1. Getting started
    2. The Lightroom Web module
    3. Creating a basic web gallery
      1. Importing images to the library
    4. Creating a new collection
      1. Choosing a template in the Web module
      2. Rearranging the order of your images
    5. Customizing your web gallery
      1. Replacing text
      2. Changing colors
      3. Selecting a layout option for a Flash gallery
      4. Personalizing your web gallery
      5. Providing more information
      6. Specifying output settings
    6. Previewing the gallery
    7. Saving your custom template
    8. Exporting your gallery
    9. Uploading your web gallery to a web server
    10. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  13. 10. Creating Backups and Exporting Photos
    1. Getting started
    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
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  14. Production Notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Photo Credits