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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 on Demand

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What you need, when you need it!

Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Inside the Book

·         Quickly import, organize, and tag your photos

·         Build and maintain a well-organized photo catalog

·         Make the most of metadata, keywords, and searchable attributes

·         Use Quick Develop’s fast, handy image processing tools

·         Apply localized adjustments to parts of an image

·         Work effectively in black and white

·         Reduce unwanted image noise

·         Output your images to printers, slide shows, or online galleries

·         Integrate Lightroom 2 with Adobe Creative Suite 4

·         Customize Lightroom’s preview, import, and backup preferences

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Category: Digital Photography

Covers: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2

User Level: Beginning–Intermediate

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Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. We Want To Hear From You!
  5. Introduction
    1. How This Book Works
    2. Step-by-Step Instructions
    3. Exercise Files
    4. Get Updates
    5. Photoshop Family
    6. Workshops
  6. 1. Getting Started with Lightroom 2
    1. Introduction
    2. Launching Lightroom 2
      1. Start Lightroom 2 in Windows XP or Vista
      2. Start Lightroom 2 in Mac OS X
    3. Customizing the Identity Plate
      1. Create a styled text Identity Plate
      2. Place a graphical Identity Plate
    4. Creating a New Catalog
      1. Choose the New Catalog command
    5. Opening an Existing Catalog
      1. Choose the Open Catalog command
    6. Choosing Backup Settings
      1. Select a backup option from the Catalog Settings dialog box
    7. Choosing Preview Settings
      1. Select preview options from the Catalog Settings dialog box
    8. Setting Import Preferences
      1. Select import options from the Preferences dialog box
    9. Importing Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
      1. Choose the Import Photos from Device command
    10. Importing Photos from a Folder
      1. Choose the Import Photos from Disk command
    11. Importing Photos via Drag-and-Drop
      1. Drag-and-drop photos from Finder (Mac) or Explorer (Win)
    12. Exporting Photos from a Catalog
      1. Export a catalog without negatives
      2. Export a catalog with negatives
      3. Export a catalog with previews
    13. Importing Photos from a Catalog
      1. Choose the Import from Catalog command
    14. Using Auto Import
      1. Set up a watched folder
    15. Importing Photos through Bridge
      1. Drag and drop from Bridge to a Lightroom alias
      2. Save a watched folder in Bridge Favorites
    16. Renaming Photos
      1. Rename photos at import
      2. Rename photos after import
    17. Converting Photos to DNG
      1. Convert to DNG at import
      2. Convert to DNG after import
  7. 2. Navigating the Library Module
    1. Introduction
    2. Navigator Panel
      1. Preview images with the Navigator panel
    3. Catalog Panel
      1. Select groups of catalog images to work with in the Library
    4. Library Toolbar
      1. Display various options in the Library Toolbar
    5. Folders Panel
      1. Manage catalog folders from within Lightroom
    6. Filter Bar
      1. Search for images by text, attribute, or metadata
    7. Changing Grid View Options
      1. Choose general cell view options
      2. Choose Compact Cell view options
      3. Choose Expanded Cell view options
    8. Setting Loupe View Options
      1. Choose Loupe View options
    9. Navigating the Library Grid
      1. Browse photos in the catalog
    10. Navigating in Loupe View
      1. Zoom into an image
    11. Changing Loupe Zoom Views
      1. Toggle zoom views
    12. Working in Compare View
      1. Compare photos side-by-side
    13. Working in Survey View
      1. Preview multiple selected photos at a time
    14. Navigating with the Filmstrip
      1. Browse through and select catalog images in any module
  8. 3. Organizing Images in the Library
    1. Introduction
    2. Rotating Images
      1. Rotate images clockwise or counterclockwise
    3. Flipping Images
      1. Flip images to face the opposite direction
    4. Rating Images
      1. Apply 0-5 star ratings to your catalog images
    5. Flagging Images
      1. Mark catalog images as flagged
    6. Rejecting Images
      1. Mark catalog photos as rejected
    7. Applying Color Labels
      1. Separate images into groupings with color labels
    8. Creating a Custom Color Label Set
      1. Edit and save a Color Label Set
    9. Applying Ratings, Flags, and Labels with the Painter Tool
      1. Apply ratings, flags, and labels repeatedly with the Painter
    10. Sorting Images
      1. Choose how to sort images in the Content area and Filmstrip
    11. Changing Sort Direction
      1. Toggle sort direction
    12. Grouping Photos into Stacks
      1. Group related photos into a virtual stack
    13. Promoting a Photo to the Top of the Stack
      1. Select an image to represent the stacked group
    14. Removing Photos from a Stack
      1. Select and remove an image from a stacked group
    15. Unstacking Photos
      1. Release a stacked group
    16. Removing Photos
      1. Delete an image from the catalog, but not the hard disk
    17. Deleting Photos
      1. Delete an image from the catalog and the hard disk
  9. 4. Working with Metadata and Keywords
    1. Introduction
    2. Changing Metadata Panel View Modes
      1. Choose a Metadata panel layout
    3. Adding Custom Metadata
      1. Add image-specific information to a selected photo’s metadata
    4. Editing and Saving a Metadata Preset
      1. Save commonly used metadata info as a preset
    5. Deleting a Metadata Preset
      1. Remove a metadata preset from Lightroom in Mac Os X
      2. Remove a metadata preset from Lightroom in Windows XP/Vista
    6. Editing Metadata for Multiple Images
      1. Apply the same metadata info to multiple selected images
    7. Saving Metadata to XMP
      1. Enable the auto write to XMP catalog setting
    8. Synchronizing Metadata Settings
      1. Synchronize metadata settings to the target photo in a selection
    9. Editing Capture Time
      1. Fix incorrect capture time
    10. Adding Keywords
      1. Adding keywords to photos with the Keywording panel
      2. Adding keywords to the Keyword List panel
      3. Adding keywords by dragging
      4. Adding keywords to photos using the Painter tool
      5. Adding keywords to photos as you import them
    11. Removing Keywords
      1. Removing keywords from photos
      2. Removing keywords from the Keyword List panel
    12. Creating a Keyword Hierarchy
      1. Create a keyword hierarchy with the Keywording panel
      2. Create a keyword hierarchy from the Keyword List panel
    13. Exporting and Importing Keywords
      1. Export keywords as a tab-delimited text file
      2. Import keywords from a tab-delimited text file
    14. Utilizing Keyword Sets
      1. Applying keywords with Keyword Sets
    15. Creating a Keyword Set
      1. Save commonly used keywords as a Keyword Set
    16. Using Keyword Suggestions
      1. Apply related keywords
  10. 5. Searching for Images
    1. Introduction
    2. Performing a Text Search
      1. Filter photos by text data
    3. Performing a Refined Text Search
      1. Filter photos by entering specific search field criteria
    4. Searching with the Attribute Filter
      1. Filter photos by flag status
      2. Filter photos by rating
      3. Filter photos by color label
      4. Filter photos by copy status
    5. Searching with the Metadata Filter
      1. Filter photos by specific metadata information
    6. Saving a Custom Metadata Filter Preset
      1. Save custom Metadata Filter settings as a preset
    7. Filtering with the Filmstrip Controls
      1. Filter photos by attribute or metadata preset
    8. Saving Photos to the Quick Collection
      1. Combine search results into a temporary collection
    9. Setting a Target Collection
      1. Make any permanent collection behave as the Quick Collection
    10. Creating a Collection
      1. Create a collection in the Library module
      2. Create a collection in the Slideshow, Print, or Web modules
    11. Creating a Collection Set
      1. Create a collection hierarchy with collection sets
    12. Creating a Smart Collection
      1. Create a collection that auto-updates its contents
    13. Exporting and Importing Smart Collection Settings
      1. Export a smart collection
      2. Import a smart collection
  11. 6. Using Quick Develop
    1. Introduction
    2. Applying Quick Develop Presets
      1. Apply saved develop settings to selected images
    3. Cropping Photos with Quick Develop
      1. Apply a preset crop ratio to selected photos
    4. Converting Photos to Grayscale with Quick Develop
      1. Convert color images to grayscale using Quick Develop
    5. Applying Preset White Balance Adjustments with Quick Develop
      1. Apply white balance presets with Quick Develop
    6. Adjusting Color Temperature with Quick Develop
      1. Make your images appear warmer or cooler
    7. Applying Tint Adjustments with Quick Develop
      1. Use the Tint arrows to offset color temperature adjustments
    8. Applying Quick Develop Auto Tone Adjustments
      1. Apply auto tone adjustments to selected images
    9. Adjusting Exposure with Quick Develop
      1. Increase or decrease the overall brightness in an image
    10. Applying Quick Develop Recovery Adjustments
      1. Recover detail in the highlight areas of an image
    11. Applying Quick Develop Fill Light Adjustments
      1. Recover detail in the shadow areas of an image
    12. Adjusting Blacks with Quick Develop
      1. Control shadow clipping for multiple selected images
    13. Adjusting Brightness with Quick Develop
      1. Increase or decrease brightness for multiple selected images
    14. Adjusting Contrast with Quick Develop
      1. Increase or decrease contrast for multiple selected images
    15. Adjusting Clarity with Quick Develop
      1. Increase or decrease clarity for multiple selected images
    16. Adjusting Vibrance with Quick Develop
      1. Adjust color vibrance for multiple selected images
    17. Applying Sharpening with Quick Develop
      1. Apply sharpening to multiple selected images at once
    18. Adjusting Saturation with Quick Develop
      1. Adjust color saturation for multiple selected images
  12. 7. Adjusting Images in the Develop Module
    1. Introduction
    2. Opening an Image in the Develop Module
      1. Open your primary image selection in the Develop module
    3. Comparing Before and After Views
      1. Display before and after views side-by-side in the Content area
    4. Cropping an Image
      1. Use Crop Overlay mode
      2. Use the Crop Frame tool
      3. Apply a preset crop ratio
    5. Applying a Rotated Crop
      1. Apply a rotated crop in Crop Overlay mode
      2. Apply a rotated crop using the Straighten tool
    6. Applying White Balance Corrections
      1. Apply a white balance adjustment using presets
      2. Apply a white balance adjustment using the Temperature and Tint sliders
      3. Use the White Balance Selector
    7. Applying Auto Tone Adjustments
      1. Apply overall tonal adjustments with a single click
    8. Setting the Highlight Clipping Point
      1. Set highlight clipping with the Exposure slider
    9. Setting the Shadow Clipping Point
      1. Set shadow clipping with the Blacks slider
    10. Correcting an Overexposed Image
      1. Correct overexposure with Exposure and Recovery sliders
    11. Correcting an Underexposed Image
      1. Correct underexposure with Exposure, Blacks, and Fill Light
    12. Enhancing Color with Saturation
      1. Adjust overall color saturation with the Saturation slider
    13. Enhancing Color with Vibrance
      1. Adjust overall color vibrance with the Vibrance slider
    14. Adjusting Midtone Contrast with Clarity
      1. Make your images appear clearer rather than sharper
    15. Applying Tone Curve Adjustments
      1. Apply a Point Curve preset
      2. Apply tone curve adjustments using the parametric sliders
      3. Apply tone curve adjustments using the Target Adjustment tool
    16. Enhancing Color with HSL Adjustments
      1. Apply selective color adjustments using the Hue sliders
      2. Apply selective color adjustments using the Saturation sliders
      3. Apply selective color adjustments using the Luminance sliders
      4. Apply selective color adjustments using the Target Adjustment tool
    17. Correcting Chromatic Aberration
      1. Remove any color halos that surround high-contrast edges
    18. Removing Vignettes
      1. Remove dark corners and edges
    19. Creating Vignettes
      1. Apply a creative vignette effect
  13. 8. Applying Localized Adjustments
    1. Introduction
    2. Cloning with the Spot Removal Tool
      1. Remove blemishes in Clone mode
    3. Healing with the Spot Removal Tool
      1. Remove blemishes in Heal mode
    4. Correcting Red Eye
      1. Remove red eye with precision
    5. Applying Localized Adjustments with the Adjustment Brush
      1. Use the Adjustment Brush in Button mode
      2. Use the Adjustment Brush in Effect Slider mode
    6. Editing Adjustment Brush Strokes
      1. Combine and apply Adjustment Brush develop settings
    7. Saving Effect Settings as Presets
      1. Save Adjustment Brush settings as an effect preset
    8. Using Auto Mask Mode
      1. Mask the image as you paint with the Adjustment Brush
    9. Softening Skin
      1. Use the Soften Skin effect preset
    10. Hand-Coloring a Grayscale Image
      1. Open your primary image selection in the Develop module
    11. Applying Localized Sharpening
      1. Sharpen localized image areas with the Clarity effect
      2. Sharpen localized image areas with the Sharpen effect
    12. Using the Graduated Filter Tool
      1. Apply linear Graduated Filter fade adjustments
  14. 9. Develop Module Workflow
    1. Introduction
    2. Accessing History States
      1. Revert to any previous Develop module setting
    3. Saving Snapshots
      1. Store saved history states as snapshot variations
    4. Syncing Snapshots
      1. Update snapshots to include recently applied settings
    5. Creating Virtual Copies
      1. Create a proxy version of the master image
    6. Synchronizing Develop Settings
      1. Synchronize develop settings across two or more photos
    7. Using Auto Sync Mode
      1. Sync settings across multiple photos as you apply them
    8. Copying and Pasting Develop Settings
      1. Copy and paste develop settings in the Develop module
      2. Copy and paste develop settings in the Library module
    9. Applying Previous Develop Settings
      1. Copy and paste develop settings from the previous selection
    10. Saving Develop Setting Presets
      1. Save commonly used combinations of develop settings as presets
    11. Resetting Images to Their Default Settings
      1. Remove all develop settings at once from selected photos
    12. Viewing Lightroom Edits in Camera Raw
      1. Enable the auto write to XMP catalog setting
    13. Viewing Camera Raw Edits in Lightroom
      1. Save settings to sidecar XMP files in Camera Raw
    14. Choosing External Editing Preferences
      1. Select options for editing catalog images in other applications
    15. Opening Images in Photoshop
      1. Opening raw images in Photoshop
      2. Opening non-raw images in Photoshop
    16. Opening Images as Smart Objects in Photoshop
      1. Choose the Open as Smart Object in Photoshop command
    17. Opening Images in Photoshop Elements
      1. Apply the Edit in External Editor command
  15. 10. Working in Black and White
    1. Introduction
    2. Converting Images to Black and White
      1. Apply the Convert to Grayscale command
      2. Desaturate the image using the HSL panel Saturation sliders
    3. Applying Grayscale White Balance Adjustments
      1. Adjust the temperature of a black and white image
    4. Applying Auto Grayscale Adjustments
      1. Apply an Auto grayscale mix based on the current white balance settings
    5. Applying Custom Grayscale Adjustments
      1. Create a custom grayscale mix
      2. Fine tune a desaturated image
    6. Creating a Split Tone Image
      1. Apply a color tint to the highlight and shadow areas of the image
  16. 11. Reducing Noise and Sharpening
    1. Introduction
    2. Applying the Sharpen Portraits Preset
      1. Utilize the built-in Sharpen Portraits preset
    3. Applying the Sharpen Landscapes Preset
      1. Utilize the built-in Sharpen Landscapes preset
    4. Sharpening an Image in Luminance Mode
      1. Inspect the image in Luminance mode as you sharpen
    5. Reducing Noise
      1. Reduce luminance noise
      2. Reduce color noise
  17. 12. Printing
    1. Introduction
    2. Choosing Image Settings
      1. Select print display options
    3. Creating a Contact Sheet/Grid Layout
      1. Select the Contact Sheet/Grid layout engine
    4. Creating a Picture Package Layout
      1. Select the Picture Package layout engine
    5. Displaying Rulers, Grids, and Guides
      1. Display rulers, grids, and guides in Contact Sheet/Grid mode
      2. Display rulers, grids, and guides in Picture Package mode
    6. Inserting an Identity Plate Overlay
      1. Insert a styled text Identity Plate
      2. Insert a graphical Identity Plate
    7. Inserting Page Options
      1. Print crop marks, page info, and page numbers
    8. Adding Photo Info
      1. Print additional photo info beneath each grid cell
    9. Configuring the Page Setup Dialog Box
      1. Configure the Page Setup dialog box in Mac OS X
      2. Configure the Page Setup dialog box in Windows XP/Vista
    10. Printing in Draft Mode
      1. Print low-quality images in a much quicker amount of time
    11. Enabling Print Sharpening
      1. Add some extra sharpening to your images prior to printing
    12. Choosing Color Management Options
      1. Use Managed by Printer print settings in Mac OS X
      2. Use Managed by Printer print settings in Windows XP/Vista
      3. Use Managed by Lightroom print settings in Mac OS X
      4. Use Managed by Lightroom print settings in Windows XP
    13. Printing 16-Bit Images
      1. Print to an inkjet printer that is enabled for 16-bit printing
    14. Printing to JPEG File
      1. Generate a JPEG image
    15. Saving a Custom Template
      1. Save commonly used layouts and print settings as templates
  18. 13. Creating Slideshows
    1. Introduction
    2. Viewing Images in the Slide Editor
      1. Preview selected images in the Slideshow module Content area
    3. Specifying Margin Widths
      1. Specify slideshow margin widths from the Layout panel
    4. Choosing Image Display Options
      1. Specify slideshow image display options from the Options panel
    5. Inserting an Identity Plate Overlay
      1. Insert a styled text Identity Plate
      2. Insert a graphical Identity Plate
    6. Including a Star Rating
      1. Insert star ratings as overlays
    7. Adding a Custom Text Overlay
      1. Insert a custom text overlay
    8. Creating a Backdrop
      1. Insert a background color, image, and color wash
    9. Adding Intro and Ending Screens
      1. Insert a styled text Identity Plate as an intro or end screen
      2. Insert a graphical Identity Plate as an intro or end screen
    10. Specifying Slide Duration and Order
      1. Choose preferred slideshow playback options
    11. Adding Soundtrack Music
      1. Choose soundtrack music from an existing mp3 playlist
    12. Previewing the Slideshow
      1. Display the slideshow in the Content area
    13. Playing the Slideshow
      1. Display the slideshow in full-screen mode
    14. Saving a Slideshow Template
      1. Save commonly used slideshow settings as templates
    15. Exporting a Slideshow
      1. Export a PDF slideshow
      2. Export a JPEG slideshow
  19. 14. Web Output
    1. Introduction
    2. Choosing a Web Gallery Engine
      1. Choose the Lightroom HTML Gallery
      2. Choose the Lightroom Flash Gallery
      3. Choose the Airtight AutoViewer Gallery
      4. Choose the Airtight PostcardViewer Gallery
      5. Choose the Airtight SimpleViewer Gallery
    3. Including Site Info
      1. Enter Website and contact info
    4. Applying Color to the Gallery
      1. Choose custom colors for various Web gallery items
    5. Choosing Gallery Appearance Attributes
      1. Choose Lightroom HTML Gallery appearance attributes
      2. Choose Lightroom Flash Gallery appearance attributes
      3. Choose Airtight AutoViewer gallery appearance attributes
      4. Choose Airtight PostcardViewer gallery appearance attributes
      5. Choose Airtight SimpleViewer gallery appearance attributes
    6. Including Image Info
      1. Display image captions and titles
    7. Choosing Output Settings
      1. Choose Lightroom HTML and Flash Gallery output settings
      2. Choose Airtight SimpleViewer output settings
      3. Choose Airtight AutoViewer and PostcardViewer output settings
    8. Previewing a Web Gallery
      1. Preview the Web gallery in your system’s default browser
    9. Exporting a Web Gallery
      1. Export a complete version of the gallery Website
    10. Uploading a Web Gallery
      1. Upload a gallery Website directly from Lightroom
    11. Saving a Web Gallery Template
      1. Save commonly used Web gallery settings as templates
  20. Workshops
    1. Introduction
      1. Getting and Using the Project Files
    2. Project 1: Adding a Photographic Border to a Print
      1. Skills and Tools: Identity Plate Overlays
      2. The Project
      3. The Process
      4. The Results
    3. Project 2: Whitening Teeth in a Portrait Photo
      1. Skills and Tools: Using the Adjustment Brush in Auto Mask Mode
      2. The Project
      3. The Process
      4. The Results
    4. Project 3: Saving Noise Reduction Settings as Part of a Camera and ISO-Specific Default Preset
      1. Skills and Tools: Enabling the ISO Specific Default Preset Preference
      2. The Project
      3. The Process
      4. The Results