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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2

Book Description

Are you a visual learner? If so, this is the Photoshop Lightroom book for you. Clear, step-by-step screen shots show you how to tackle more than 140 important tasks in Photoshop Lightroom 2. You'll learn to work with Lightroom's interface; import, view, and organize photos; personalize preferences; explore the Develop module; make slideshows and Web galleries; print pictures from Lightroom, and more. Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task, while succinct explanations walk you through step by step.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. Author's Acknowledgments
  6. How to use this book
  7. 1. Introducing Photoshop Lightroom
    1. 1.1. Understanding Lightroom
    2. 1.2. Understanding Lightroom's Structure
    3. 1.3. Using the Lightroom Interface
    4. 1.4. Open Lightroom and Click the Modules
    5. 1.5. Enlarge the Central Viewing Area
    6. 1.6. Create a Practice Lightroom Catalog
    7. 1.7. Locate the Practice Lightroom Catalog
    8. 1.8. Remove the Photos from the Practice Catalog
  8. 2. Getting Your Photos into Photoshop Lightroom
    1. 2.1. Understanding Lightroom Catalogs and Image Storage
    2. 2.2. An Overview of Lightroom's Import Process
    3. 2.3. Understanding File Formats
    4. 2.4. Import Photos at Their Current Location
    5. 2.5. Import Photos from a Memory Card
    6. 2.6. Import Photos and Change Format to DNG
    7. 2.7. Be Consistent with File Names
    8. 2.8. Import Photos and Change Names
    9. 2.9. Rename Photos after Importing
    10. 2.10. Understanding Lightroom's Naming Template Presets
    11. 2.11. Create Your Own Naming Template Preset
    12. 2.12. Create a New Catalog
    13. 2.13. Import Photos from an Existing Catalog
    14. 2.14. Automate the Import Process
    15. 2.15. Back Up During Import
    16. 2.16. Build a Lightroom Library with External Drives
    17. 2.17. Combine a Travel Catalog with Your Main Lightroom Library
  9. 3. Viewing and Organizing Your Photos
    1. 3.1. Locate the Parts of the Library Module
    2. 3.2. Change the Library Views
    3. 3.3. Using a Second Window
    4. 3.4. Adjust the Lights
    5. 3.5. Change the Display of the Side Panel Sections
    6. 3.6. Change Your Library View Options
    7. 3.7. Customize the Library Toolbar
    8. 3.8. Rename a Group of Photos
    9. 3.9. Tag Your Photos for Easier Sorting
    10. 3.10. Filter Your Photos
    11. 3.11. Organize Your Photos with Folders
    12. 3.12. Synchronize Folders That Have Changed
    13. 3.13. Group Your Photos into Collections
    14. 3.14. Create a Smart Collection
    15. 3.15. Group Collections into a Collection Set
    16. 3.16. Make a Quick Collection
    17. 3.17. Convert a Quick Collection to a Permanent Collection
    18. 3.18. Add Keywords to Your Photos
    19. 3.19. Add Keywords with the Painter Tool
    20. 3.20. Create Custom Keyword Sets and Hierarchical Lists
    21. 3.21. Create an Image Stack
    22. 3.22. Remove or Delete Photos from Lightroom
  10. 4. Personalizing Lightroom
    1. 4.1. Understanding Lightroom Presets
    2. 4.2. Set the Essential Lightroom Preferences
    3. 4.3. Customize the Catalog Settings
    4. 4.4. Quickly Change Your Lightroom View
    5. 4.5. Understanding Metadata
    6. 4.6. Apply Metadata in the Library Module
    7. 4.7. Synchronize Metadata between Photos
    8. 4.8. Create a Copyright Metadata Preset
    9. 4.9. Design a Personal Identity Plate
    10. 4.10. Modify the Module Buttons
    11. 4.11. Create a Graphical Identity Plate
  11. 5. Setting the Stage for Digital Photo Developing
    1. 5.1. Focus on Your Monitor
    2. 5.2. Understanding Monitor Calibration Options
    3. 5.3. Calibrate and Profile Your Monitor
  12. 6. Using the Library Module for Quick Developing
    1. 6.1. Understanding the Histogram
    2. 6.2. Alter the Photo with a Preset
    3. 6.3. Crop Your Photo with a Preset
    4. 6.4. Make a Quick Change to Grayscale
    5. 6.5. Quickly Select a Different White Balance
    6. 6.6. Fine Tune the White Balance Setting
    7. 6.7. Modify an Auto Tone Change
    8. 6.8. Understanding Library Module Clarity and Vibrance Tools
    9. 6.9. Improve the Photo with Clarity and Vibrance
    10. 6.10. Synchronize a Quick Develop Setting for Multiple Images
    11. 6.11. Create Virtual Copies to Compare Edits
  13. 7. Exploring the Develop Module
    1. 7.1. Locate the Parts of the Develop Module
    2. 7.2. Change the Develop Module Interface
    3. 7.3. Try the Develop Module Shortcuts
    4. 7.4. Using the Develop Module Presets
    5. 7.5. Compare Images in the Develop Module
    6. 7.6. Using the Image History and Snapshots
    7. 7.7. Rotate a Photo in the Develop Module
    8. 7.8. Copy and Paste Edits from One Photo to Another
    9. 7.9. Using the Histogram Features in the Develop Module
    10. 7.10. Straighten Images
    11. 7.11. Recompose Your Photo with a Crop
    12. 7.12. Creatively Crop an Image for Effect
    13. 7.13. Repair Dust Spots and Other Imperfections
    14. 7.14. Remove Red Eye
  14. 8. Image Processing in the Develop Module
    1. 8.1. Adjust the White Balance
    2. 8.2. Modify the Basic Exposure
    3. 8.3. Make Precise Changes with the Tonal Adjustments Tools
    4. 8.4. Improve the Photo with Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation
    5. 8.5. Make Controlled Tone Curve Adjustments
    6. 8.6. Explore the HSL/Color/Grayscale Tools
    7. 8.7. Adjust Individual Color Ranges
    8. 8.8. Creatively Convert a Color Image to Black and White
    9. 8.9. Tone an Image
    10. 8.10. Brush On a Localized Adjustment
    11. 8.11. Add a Localized Graduated Filter
    12. 8.12. Reduce Digital Noise in the Image
    13. 8.13. Decrease Chromatic Aberration
    14. 8.14. Improve Details with Sharpening
    15. 8.15. Add a Lens Vignette for Effect
    16. 8.16. Save Your Settings as a Custom Preset
    17. 8.17. Understanding the Camera Calibration Feature
    18. 8.18. Using the Camera Calibration Pane
  15. 9. Making Slideshows Look Professional with Lightroom
    1. 9.1. Locate the Parts of the Slideshow Module
    2. 9.2. Play an Impromptu Slideshow
    3. 9.3. Create a Basic Slideshow with a Slideshow Template
    4. 9.4. Customize an Existing Lightroom Slideshow Template
    5. 9.5. Add Customized Text Overlays to a Slideshow
    6. 9.6. Save a Custom Slideshow Template
    7. 9.7. Export a Slideshow to PDF
  16. 10. Printing from Photoshop Lightroom
    1. 10.1. Locating the Parts of the Print Module
    2. 10.2. Using a Lightroom Template to Prepare One Photo to Print
    3. 10.3. Print a Contact Sheet
    4. 10.4. Add Overlay Text or Graphics to Prints
    5. 10.5. Customize and Save an Existing Lightroom Print Template
    6. 10.6. Prepare a Picture Package for Printing
    7. 10.7. Create a Custom Picture Package
    8. 10.8. Understanding the Color Management Options
  17. 11. Creating Web Galleries with Your Photos
    1. 11.1. Locating the Parts of the Web Module
    2. 11.2. Using a Template to Create a Web Gallery
    3. 11.3. Customize a Web Gallery Template
    4. 11.4. Managing Your Custom Web Gallery Templates
    5. 11.5. Export Your Web Gallery
    6. 11.6. Upload Your Web Gallery to a Web Site
  18. 12. Using Photoshop or Elements with Lightroom
    1. 12.1. Understanding the Differences between Lightroom and Bridge
    2. 12.2. Understanding the Differences between Lightroom and Photoshop or Elements
    3. 12.3. Set Lightroom's Preferences for the External Editors
    4. 12.4. Take a Raw or DNG File from Lightroom to Photoshop and Back
    5. 12.5. Take an Image from Lightroom to Photoshop or Elements and Back
    6. 12.6. Go from Lightroom to Photoshop to Create a Panorama
  19. 13. Exporting Photos for Multiple Uses
    1. 13.1. Understanding the Lightroom Export Feature
    2. 13.2. Explore the Export Dialog Box Settings
    3. 13.3. Create an Export Preset to Attach Photos to Your E-mail
  20. 14. Best Practices for Memory Cards and Storage
    1. 14.1. Understanding Memory Cards and Memory Card Readers
    2. 14.2. Using Memory Cards Correctly
    3. 14.3. Differentiating between Storage, Backups, and Archives
    4. 14.4. Understanding External Hard Drives
    5. 14.5. Defining Multidrive and RAID Systems
    6. 14.6. Protecting Your Hard Drives
    7. 14.7. Understanding Travel Essentials with a Digital Camera
    8. 14.8. Using an Online Storage System