Adobe Lightroom 5 Learn By Video
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Adobe Lightroom 5 Learn By Video

Learn the basics of Lightroom 5
4.3 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
101 students enrolled
Created by Peachpit Press
Last updated 8/2013
English
Price: $25
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the baiscs of Lightroom 5
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Requirements
  • Lightroom 5
Description

This critically acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press combines exceptional quality high-definition video and a printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop Lighroom CC.

Including more than 10 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. Experienced instructor Mikkel Aaland presents a comprehensive introduction to Lightroom, including best practices as well as fundamental photography and image editing concepts. Beginning with an overview of the Lightroom interface, Mikkel goes on to cover Lightroom’s powerful tools including Smart Previews, the new Upright tool and noise reduction enhancements, how to work within the Creative Cloud, and much more.

NOTE: All lesson files are located in chapter 1

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner
  • intermediate
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Curriculum For This Course
74 Lectures
08:16:24
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Introduction to Lightroom 5
4 Lectures 13:45

      • This chapter will provide you with an overview of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, including an overall look at the software, an overview of the new features in version 5, and guidance on configuring Lightroom.

What Is Lightroom?
02:39

This chapter will provide you with an overview of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, including an overall look at the software, an overview of the new features in version 5, and guidance on configuring Lightroom.

Preview 01:08

This video provides an overview of what's new in Lightroom 5.
Preview 06:44

Lightroom is organized in a way that makes it easy to progress through a logical workflow with your images. In this lesson we'll explore the structure of the Lightroom workspace so you can get up and running quickly.
The Lightroom Workspace
03:14
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Project Explorations
4 Lectures 30:56

In this video you'll learn how to use the new upright feature in Lightroom to automatically level a photo.

Automatically fix keystoning with the new Upright command
07:18

In this video you'll see how easy it is to dramatically improve an image simply by adding multiple light sources with Lightroom 5's new Radial filter.

Use the new Radial Filter to add multiple light sources to an image.
07:35

Lightroom 5's improved healing brush is now customizable, which makes it easier than ever to remove unwanted blemishes, spots and objects from your image.

Working with the new spot removal brush
05:27

Smart Previews are compressed DNG files which means they are completely editable even when the original files are offline. See how to use this smart addition to Lightroom 5.

See how Smart Previews make it possible to work with catalogs of images anywhere
10:36
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Importing Your Photos
5 Lectures 31:54

This video shows you how to import existing image files from a hard drive or memory card into Lightroom.

Importing from a Memory Card or Hard Drive
12:33

Import File Handling Options
04:55

Digital cameras generate their own unique filenames, but if you are moving or copying files with Lightroom you can create custom filenames. In this video you'll see how to do this, as well as how to create a custom filename template in the Filename Template Editor.

File Renaming Options
05:28

Lightroom 5 lets you apply a preset develop setting and metadata to images on import, and in this video you'll see how

Applying Develop and Metadata Settings on Import
04:11

There are several important preferences that affect the import process. in this lesson you'll learn what they are and how they can affect your work in Lightroom.

Preferences for Photo Importing
04:47
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Working with Lightroom
9 Lectures 58:43

While Lightroom is ready to work for you right out of the box, you can customize a variety of setting to suit your particular preferences and workflow. We'll look at some of these in this video.

General Preferences
02:21

This lesson will cover the setting related to the use of presets in Lightroom

Preview 04:51

In this lesson you'll learn about the recommended settings for using software other than Lightroom to optimize images that are being managed by Lightroom.

External Editing Preferences
06:43

In this lesson you'll learn about file handling settings in the Lightroom preferences. For most people, the default settings are perfectly adequate, but it can't hurt to know what the options are.

File Handling Options
05:12

As you'll see in this video, the interface options in Preferences are entirely about personal preferences, but making adjustments here can have a significant impact on your experience working with Lightroom.

Interface Preferences
07:28

In this lesson you'll see how you can customize Lightroom to display your company name or logo as part of the actual interface. Customers might just think you're working with custom-made software!

Setting Up an Identity Plate
04:42

The various controls in Lightroom are divided into panels. In this video you'll gain more familiarity with these panels, as well as the Lights Out display mode.

Working with Panels and Lights Out
09:23

Lightroom uses catalog files to store information about the images it is managing for you, and using the right catalog settings can be very important. In this lesson well explore the best settings to use for your catalogs.

Catalog Settings
08:26

Lightroom allows you to create customized watermarks that you can apply to your images automatically through the Export feature as well as the Slideshow, Print, and Web modules. This lesson will demonstrate how to create your own custom watermark.

Creating a Custom Watermark
09:37
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Working with the Library Module
16 Lectures 01:42:21

The Library module is where you'll likely spend a lot of your time in Lightroom. It provides a variety of options for sorting, organizing, and reviewing your images, and in this lesson you'll get an overview of what it has to offer.

The Library Module
02:23

The Grid view serves as a virtual lightbox, enabling you to quickly scan through and manage your images. This lesson will show you all the ways you can put the Grid view to use in streamlining your workflow.

Grid View
07:20

The Loupe view is primarily a way of getting a closer look at a single image. In this lesson you'll learn to make the most of the Loupe view for evaluating your images.

Loupe View
07:02

When you need to choose a single image from a set of similar photos, the Compare view offers a solution. You'll learn how to put it to use in this lesson.

Compare View
04:56

The Survey view is helpful in narrowing down a selection to a single image. You'll learn how to work with this view in this lesson.

Survey View
02:12

The Filmstrip provides you with a persistent display of your images, regardless of which module you're using in Lightroom. This lesson will show you how to maximize your use of the Filmstrip.

Preview 03:59

Lightroom provides support for managing and editing video clips along with your still images, and this lesson will show you to make the most of this capability.

Video Support
11:23

Quick Collections allow you to work with a set of images without having to create a formal collection for them. In this video you'll see how to put a Quick Collection to use in your workflow.

Quick Collections
05:05

Photographers tend to think of their photos as being organized into photo shoots, and Lightroom extends this concept with Collections. In this video you'll learn the basics of working with collections to create logical groups of photos.

Collections
06:09

Staying organized is easy when you let Lightroom do some of the work for you. In this lesson you'll learn how to use Smart Collections to automatically sort your images.

Smart Collections
05:04

In this video you'll get an overview of how ratings, labels, and flags can help you keep your images better-organized.

Rating, Labels, and Flags
07:13

Keywords are a particularly flexible form of metadata, and in this video you'll learn how to enter specific information for individual photos, and also how to update multiple photos at once.

Keywords
15:27

Besides the metadata applied to your images by the camera, you can also add your own metadata to images. In this lesson you'll learn how to enter specific information for individual photos, and also how to update multiple photos at once.

Working with Metadata
08:54

The Library Filters is a powerful tool to help find images based on certain criteria.

Library Filters
06:22

If you like a tidy workspace, you'll love using stacks to group similar images. In this video you'll learn how to put this powerful feature to use.

Stacking Photos
03:40

There are a variety of situations where your files may go missing from Lightroom, and this lesson will help you understand how to avoid those situations or resolve them when they occur.

Dealing with Offline Files
05:12
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Catalogs
2 Lectures 11:51

In this lesson you'l learn the difference between catalogs, folders, and collections and gain an understanding of why you should use all of these methods to organize your images.

Catalogs, Folders, and Collection
06:53

There is a tremendous wealth of information contained within your Lightroom catalogs, and in this lesson you'll learn to safeguard that information by backing up your catalogs.

Backing Up Your Catalogs
04:58
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Exporting
2 Lectures 16:31

In this video you'll learn how to export images from Lightroom so they can be shared with clients, sent out for printing, and otherwise put to use outside of Lightroom.

Exporting Images
10:02

Publish Services
06:29
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Working with the Map Module
2 Lectures 15:40

This video will give an overview of the new Map module and explain some relevant privacy and security preferences.

Intro to the Map Module and Setting Map Preferences
06:14

This video will show you how to work with both GPS-tagged and non-tagged photos. You'll see how to filter based on location and how to create a saved location to streamline your Google map navigation. You will also see how to synchronize the date and time of your camera with a GPS-enabled device such as a camera phone.

Working with the Map Module
09:26
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Editing Essentials
11 Lectures 01:06:46

There is no reason to reinvent the wheel every time you work on an image. Lightroom offers plenty of out-of-the-box develop presets that can be applied with a single click to save time and streamline your workflow, and you can also create your own custom presets. In this video you'll get a basic intro to using develop presets.

Develop Presets
06:27

This video explains, step by step, the process of ensuring correct white balance, exposure, and tonal distribution using the sliders in the Basic panel of Lightroom's Develop module.

Basic Exposure Controls
16:00

This video shows you how to use Lightroom's Clarity slider to add punch to your images, as well as how to add a romantic, dreamy look with negative Clarity settings.

Clarity for Your Photos
02:24

When should you use the Vibrance slider and when should you use the Saturation slider? This video will show you the difference.

Vibrant and Saturated Colors
02:00

After you set your basic exposure, you should turn to Lightroom's Tone Curve panel for fine-tuning and even more control. This video will show you how to get great results.

Fine-Tuning with the Tone Curve
11:46

Lightroom's post-crop vignette controls create flexible and natural-looking vignettes that bring attention to centrally located parts of your image. In this video you'll see how to use the Color and Highlight Priority sliders, as well as the Contrast slider, which brightens highlights.

Vignetting Effects
04:12

When you create virtual of an image in Lightroom, you can apply different settings, try different looks on each copy, and experiment to your heart's content with no risk. In this video you'll see how.

Creating Virtual Copies
03:09

How do you apply changes made to one photo to another photo? In this video you'll see that there are many ways, from copying and pasting to using Synch and Auto Synch.

Applying Changes to Other Photos
05:32

You have control over the saturation, luminance, and hue of individual colors in Lightroom's HSL pane. In this video you'll see how to alter colors via sliders and using Lightroom's Target Adjustment tool (TAT).

Color Adjustments
06:39

Lightroom 5 has added the ability to soft proof your image to help you avoid printing or displaying out-of-gamut colors. In this video you'll see how to use this exciting new feature.

Soft Proofing
04:21

In this video, you'll learn all you need to know about the Library module's Quick Develop panel.

Quick Develop Panel
04:16
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Retouching and Correction: Local Adjustments
10 Lectures 01:07:30

The Graduated Filter allows you to apply tonal adjustments gradually across a specific area of an image. In this video you'll see how to work with this very useful feature.

The Graduated Filter
07:21

All digital cameras produce electronic noise, but getting rid of this noise is a snap with Lightroom's new process version and noise reduction features, as you'll see in this video.

Noise Reduction
03:44

Image sharpening is really just an exaggeration of contrast along edges. But what is the best strategy to optimize sharpening in Lightroom? In this video you'll see how to use Lightroom's sharpening sliders and get a better understanding of what it means to properly sharpen an image.

Sharpening
06:56

In this video you'll see how to isolate critical content and improve an image with the Crop Overlay tool in Lightroom. you'll also see how to use the Crop Overlay tool to straighten an off-axis horizon line.

Using the Crop Overlay tool
07:08

Miss the old film look? Now you can give your image a film-like effect with Lightroom's grain sliders. You'll see how in this video.

Adding Grain Effects in the Effects Panel
02:11

Lightroom's awesome Lens Corrections feature can make an inexpensive lens with lots of flaws look fantastic. You'll see how in this video.

Lens Corrections
09:26

Red-eye caused by on-camera flash can give your subject a demonic look. Lightroom allows one-click red-eye removal and you'll see how it works in this video.

Removing Red-Eye
02:42

In this video you'll learn how to use Lightroom's spot removal tools to quickly remove spots on your image caused by sensor dust, and how to apply the same settings to multiple images.

Sensor Dust Removal
07:15

Portrait Touch-Up
11:40

This video presents a complete overview of the Adjustment Brush tool and shows you how to use it to sharpen, alter color and exposure in, and add tints to specific areas of your image.

The Adjustment Brush
09:07
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