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The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 Book for Digital Photographers

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Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 best-selling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 5, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.

Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book will do that). Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom:

  • Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studiotested techniques. Each year he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through that he’s learned what really works, what doesn’t, and he tells you flat out which techniques work best, which to avoid, and why.

  • The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything step by step, so you can begin using Lightroom like a pro from the start.

  • What really sets this book apart is the last chapter. This is where Scott dramatically answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is: “Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?” You’ll see Scott’s entire start-to-finish Lightroom 5 workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow.

  • Plus, this book includes a downloadable collection of some of the hottest Lightroom Develop module presets to give you a bunch of amazing effects with just one click!

  • Scott knows first-hand the challenges today’s digital photographers are facing, and what they want to learn next to make their workflow faster, easier, and more fun. He has incorporated all of that into this major update for Lightroom 5.

    It’s the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way. Plus, the book includes a special chapter on integrating Adobe Photoshop seamlessly right into your workflow, and you’ll also learn some of Scott’s latest Photoshop portrait retouching techniques and special effects, which take this book to a whole new level. There is no faster, more straight-to-the-point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book. 

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Other Books by Scott Kelby
    6. About the Author
    7. Table of Contents
    8. Seven (or So) Things You’ll Wish You Had Known Before Reading This Book
    9. Chapter 1. Importing: Getting Your Photos Into Lightroom
      1. Before You Do Anything, Choose Where to Store Your Photos
      2. Next, Do This: Set Up Your Folder Organization (It’s Really Important)
      3. Getting Photos from Your Camera Into Lightroom
      4. Using Smart Previews to Work Without an External Hard Drive Attached
      5. Importing Photos Already on Your Computer
      6. Save Time Importing Using Import Presets (and a Compact View)
      7. Importing Video from Your DSLR
      8. Shooting Tethered (Go Straight from Your Camera, Right Into Lightroom)
      9. Using Image Overlay to See if Your Images Fit Your Layout
      10. Creating Your Own Custom File Naming Templates
      11. Choosing Your Preferences for Importing Photos
      12. The Adobe DNG File Format Advantage
      13. Creating Your Own Custom Metadata (Copyright) Templates
      14. Four Things You’ll Want to Know Now About Getting Around Lightroom
      15. Viewing Your Imported Photos
      16. Using Lights Dim, Lights Out, and Other Viewing Modes
      17. Seeing a Real Full-Screen View
      18. Using Guides and the Resizable Grid Overlays
      19. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    10. Chapter 2. Library: How to Organize Your Photos
      1. Folders and Why I Don’t Mess with Them (This Is Really Important!)
      2. Sorting Your Photos Using Collections
      3. Organizing Multiple Shoots Using Collection Sets
      4. Using Smart Collections for Automatic Organization
      5. Keeping Things Tidy Using Stacks
      6. When to Use a Quick Collection Instead
      7. Using Target Collections (and Why They’re So Handy)
      8. Adding Specific Keywords for Advanced Searching
      9. Renaming Photos Already in Lightroom
      10. Adding Copyright Info, Captions, and Other Metadata
      11. If Your Camera Supports GPS, Prepare to Amaze Your Friends
      12. Organizing Your Photos on a World Map
      13. Finding Photos Fast!
      14. Creating and Using Multiple Catalogs
      15. From Laptop to Desktop: Syncing Catalogs on Two Computers
      16. Backing Up Your Catalog (This Is VERY Important)
      17. Relinking Missing Photos
      18. Dealing with Disasters
      19. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    11. Chapter 3. Customizing: How to Set Things Up Your Way
      1. Choosing What You See in Loupe View
      2. Choosing What You See in Grid View
      3. Make Working with Panels Faster & Easier
      4. Using Two Monitors with Lightroom
      5. Choosing What the Filmstrip Displays
      6. Adding Your Studio’s Name or Logo for a Custom Look
      7. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    12. Chapter 4. Editing Essentials: How to Develop Your Photos
      1. Are You Seeing Different Sliders? Read This First!
      2. Setting the White Balance
      3. Setting Your White Balance Live While Shooting Tethered
      4. My Editing Your Images Cheat Sheet
      5. How to Set Your Overall Exposure
      6. 60 Seconds on the Histogram (& Which Slider Controls Which Part)
      7. Auto Tone (Having Lightroom Do the Work for You)
      8. Dealing With Exposure Problems (the Highlights and Shadows Sliders)
      9. Setting Your White Point and Black Point
      10. Adding “Punch” to Your Images Using Clarity
      11. Making Your Colors More Vibrant
      12. Using the Tone Curve to Add Contrast
      13. Two Really Handy Uses for RGB Curves
      14. Adjusting Individual Colors Using HSL
      15. How to Add Vignette Effects
      16. Getting That Trendy High-Contrast Look
      17. Creating Black-and-White Images
      18. Getting Great Duotones (and Split Tones)
      19. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    13. Chapter 5. DJ Develop (Part Deux): More Ways to Tweak Your Images
      1. Making Your RAW Photos Look More Like JPEGs
      2. Seeing Befores and Afters
      3. Applying Changes Made to One Photo to Other Photos
      4. Virtual Copies—The “No Risk” Way to Experiment
      5. Editing a Bunch of Photos at Once Using Auto Sync
      6. Using One-Click Presets (and Making Your Own!)
      7. Using the Library Module’s Quick Develop Panel
      8. Using Soft Proofing to Make Your Images Look Good in Print and on the Web
      9. The “Previous” Button (and Why It Rocks!)
      10. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    14. Chapter 6. Local Adjustments: How to Edit Just Part of Your Images
      1. Dodging, Burning, and Adjusting Individual Areas of Your Photo
      2. Five More Things You Should Know About Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush
      3. Selectively Fixing White Balance, Dark Shadows, and Noise Issues
      4. Getting Creative Effects Using the Adjustment Brush
      5. Retouching Portraits
      6. Fixing Skies (and Other Stuff) with a Gradient Filter
      7. Custom Vignettes & Spotlight Effects Using the Radial Filter
      8. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    15. Chapter 7. Problem Photos: Fixing Common Problems
      1. Fixing Backlit Photos
      2. Reducing Noise
      3. Undoing Changes Made in Lightroom
      4. Cropping Photos
      5. Lights Out Cropping Rocks!
      6. Straightening Crooked Photos
      7. Finding Spots and Specks the Easy Way
      8. Oh Hallelujah, It’s a Regular Healing Brush! (Finally!)
      9. Removing Red Eye
      10. Fixing Lens Distortion Problems
      11. Auto Correcting Perspective and Other Lens Problems Using Upright
      12. Fixing Edge Vignetting
      13. Sharpening Your Photos
      14. Fixing Chromatic Aberrations (a.k.a. That Annoying Color Fringe)
      15. Basic Camera Calibration in Lightroom
      16. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    16. Chapter 8. Exporting Images: Saving JPEGs, TIFFs, and More
      1. Saving Your Photos as JPEGs
      2. Adding a Watermark to Your Images
      3. Emailing Photos from Lightroom
      4. Exporting Your Original RAW Photo
      5. Publish Your Images with Just Two Clicks
      6. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    17. Chapter 9. Jumping to Photoshop: How and When to Do It
      1. Choosing How Your Files Are Sent to Photoshop
      2. How to Jump Over to Photoshop, and How to Jump Back
      3. Adding Photoshop Automation to Your Lightroom Workflow
      4. Stitching Panoramas Using Photoshop
      5. Creating HDR Images in Photoshop
      6. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    18. Chapter 10. Book of Love: Creating Photo Books
      1. Before You Make Your First Book
      2. Building Your First Book from Scratch
      3. Adding Text and Captions to Your Photo Book
      4. Adding and Customizing Page Numbers
      5. Four Things You’ll Want to Know About Layout Templates
      6. Creating & Saving Your Own Custom Layouts
      7. Creating Cover Text
      8. Custom Template Workaround
      9. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    19. Chapter 11. Slideshow: Creating Presentations of Your Work
      1. Creating a Quick, Basic Slide Show
      2. Customizing the Look of Your Slide Show
      3. Adding Video To Your Slide Show
      4. Getting Creative with Photo Backgrounds
      5. Working with Drop Shadows and Strokes
      6. Adding Additional Lines of Text and Watermarking
      7. Adding Opening and Closing Title Slides
      8. Adding Background Music
      9. Choosing Your Slide Duration and Fade Length
      10. Sharing Your Slide Show
      11. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    20. Chapter 12. DSLR: The Movie: Working with Video Shot on Your DSLR
      1. Working with Videos
    21. Chapter 13. The Big Print: Printing Your Photos
      1. Printing Individual Photos
      2. Creating Multi-Photo Contact Sheets
      3. Creating Custom Layouts Any Way You Want Them
      4. Adding Text to Your Print Layouts
      5. Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
      6. Saving Your Custom Layouts as Templates
      7. Having Lightroom Remember Your Printing Layouts
      8. Creating Backscreened Prints
      9. The Final Print and Color Management Settings
      10. Saving Your Page Layout as a JPEG
      11. Adding Custom Borders to Your Prints
      12. Lightroom Killer Tips > >
    22. Chapter 14. The Layout: Creating Cool Layouts for Web & Print
      1. Here Are Some of My Layouts for You to Use
      2. Bonus: 24 Cool Lightroom 5 Develop Module Presets
    23. Chapter 15. My Portrait Workflow: My Step-By-Step Process From the Shoot to the Final Print
      1. Workflow Step One: It All Starts with the Shoot
      2. Workflow Step Two: Right After the Shoot, Do This First
      3. Workflow Step Three: Finding Your Picks & Making a Collection
      4. Workflow Step Four: A Quick Retouch for Your Selects
      5. Workflow Step Five: Emailing Your Clients the Proofs
      6. Workflow Step Six: Making the Final Tweaks & Working with Photoshop
      7. Workflow Step Seven: Delivering the Finished Image(s)
      8. 10 Important Bits of Advice for New Lightroom Users
      9. Want to Learn More?
    24. Index