Adobe Lightroom Masterclass - Beginner to Expert
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Adobe Lightroom Masterclass - Beginner to Expert

Learn to Sort, Filter, Organize and Edit photos like a pro in this comprehensive guide to Adobe Lightroom
4.6 (18 ratings)
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Created by YouAccel Training
Last updated 6/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Create image catalogs, configure preferences and import images into Lightroom
  • Understand how to calibrate colour profiles and work with various colour spaces
  • Work with different file formats including RAW, TIFF, PSD, JPEG and DNG
  • Export images to Photoshop for Additional Editing
  • Customize the Lightroom interface using identity plates.
  • Configure and Apply text or graphical watermarks to images.
  • Proficiently navigate the Library, Develop, Map, Print, Slideshow and Web Modules
  • Use keywords, colour labels, star ratings, pick flags, and image attributes to filter, sort and organize images.
  • Work with quick collections, collection sets, smart collections, and smart previews to perform automated filtering functions.
  • Work with various views such as compare view, loupe view and grid view.
  • Create metadata presets to apply copyright, GPS and other important information to images.
  • Perform image adjustments using the histogram, white balance, tone curves, noise reduction, sharpening and many other core adjustment features
  • Use artistic tools such as red eye removal, sport removal, clone tool, graduated filter, radial filter, and the adjustment brush
  • Apply special effects using artistic vignetting, grain effects and dehazing.
  • Write Metadata to XMP Sidecar files to maintain non-destructive attributes of RAW files.
  • Geotag and plot images on a Map using the Map module.
  • Filter location tagged images using the saved locations panel.
  • Create custom book layouts using the Book Module.
  • Publish books to Blurb, PDF or JPEG images.
  • Prepare stunning slideshow presentations in the Slideshow Module.
  • Apply background music, slide transitions and video content to Slideshow presentations.
  • Prepare images for print using Soft-proofing.
  • Create customized Print layouts using the Print Module.
  • Create stunning, customized web page galleries using the Web Module.
  • Publish images to Facebook and Flickr easily using Lightroom Publish services
  • Export images to internal and external storage in different formats.
  • Tether Lightroom to your Camera.
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Requirements
  • Students will require an internet connection and PC or MAC Computer System.
  • Basic Computer Skills.
Description

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful, intuitive program used for enhancing, organizing, and editing your photos. Users can render enhancements on everything from smartphone photos to raw DSLR images. This course explores many of the exciting features this program offers. Take a look at just a brief summary of the course content below. 

Section 1: Introduction 
Students are provided with an overview of learning objectives and some of the key features that the course will explore. 

Section 2: Fundamentals 
Students learn to create and configure catalog settings and Lightroom preferences. We also introduce students to the Import Dialog and many of the important customization presets that can be applied to images. This includes file handling, file renaming procedures, metadata presets and other import options. 

Section 3: File Formats and Color Space 
This section provides an in-depth overview of file formats and color spaces relevant to photography and Lightroom. We explore the various pros and cons of compressed vs. RAW data formats. Students learn to effectively work with color profiles intended for both screen and print publishing. We provide a comparison of key color spaces including, sRGB, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB, CMYK and Lab Color. 

Students also learn to configure Lightroom's External application list, to export and edit images from Lightroom to third party applications. 

Section 4: Basic Configuration 
Students learn to customize and configure the Lightroom interface using the preferences panel, identity plates and image watermarks. 

Section 5: Library Module 
This section introduces students to one of the most important modules in Lightroom, the Library. Here, students will import a gallery of images into Lightroom and apply several sorting attributes to filter and organize images. Students learn to work with keywords, keyword sets, color labels, flags, and metadata. From there, students learn to create collection sets, collections, smart collections and custom filtering rules to master advanced filtering techniques. 

We also explore automated watch folders, and smart previews to edit images off-location. Students are introduced to the Quick Develop panel to make basic adjustments in the Library module. 

Section 6: Develop Module 
Students learn to master Lightroom's Develop module to perform stunning photo enhancements using a number of professional techniques. We start by teaching development presets, creating snapshots and exploring the history panel. From there, we explore screen modes, and different views to edit and compare images while making adjustments. 

We present an in-depth look into Lightroom's image histogram for making accurate image corrections using exposure and white balance adjustments. We explore many exciting tools including, crop overlay, spot removal, clone tool, red eye reduction, graduated filter, radial filter and the adjustments brush. Students will have the opportunity to use these tools in a number of exercises, designed to transform ordinary images into stunning, studio quality work. 

In addition to the tools, students will also work with a number of other adjustment panels to adjust tone curves, HSL, noise reduction, lens corrections, image transformations and artistic vignettes. We also explore RAW file white balance adjustments and color calibration. 

Students are introduced to metadata modifications, and writing data to XMP Sidecar files. 

Section 7: Map Module 
Students learn to geotag images and plot them on a Map. We explore map views, filtering and creating saved locations for custom filtering using GPS. 

Section 8: Book Module 
This section teaches students to create breathtaking photobooks using Lightroom's book module. We explore custom book layouts, book formatting, and applying text and background effects. Students also learn to export books as PDF documents, JPEG files or upload directly to Blurb. 

Section 9: Slideshow Module 
Students learn to create customized slideshows using the Slideshow module. We explore custom templates, layout options, text overlays, intro screens, embedding audio, video and a number of playback methods. We also explore methods to export the slideshow to render high-quality presentations. 

Section 10: Print Module 
This section explores effective techniques to print images using preset and customized print layouts. Students learn to soft-proof images to ensure color calibration between the monitor and printer. We also demonstrate working with layout styles and page options for optimal quality photographs. 

Section 11: Web Module 
Students learn to create and publish web photo galleries with ease, using Lightroom's Web Module. We explore custom layout options, color palettes, output settings and uploading. 

Section 12: Publishing Images 
This section teaches students to use a number of publish services built into Lightroom. Students learn to automatically upload and share images instantly to Facebook and Flickr. We also explore publishing images to local and external storage devices, email, and CD/DVD. 

Section 13: Tethering
Students learn to setup an in-home studio by connecting their camera directly to Lightroom. 

Requirements 
This course is best suited for beginner to intermediate users. No prior knowledge or experience with Adobe Lightroom is required for enrollment. 

All working files and a download link to a free trial version of the software is included. 

The course is compatible with any version of Adobe Lightroom above 5.0 on MAC or PC.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students interested in mastering Adobe Lightroom
  • Photography enthusiasts interested in digitally enhancing images
  • Professional Photographers interested in learn to organize, sort, filter and enhance images
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Curriculum For This Course
146 Lectures
08:00:06
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Introduction
1 Lecture 07:00
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Lightroom Fundamentals
10 Lectures 28:27



Intro to Preferences and Import Dialog
04:04

Import Dialog Continued
01:34

Import File Handling
02:12

Import File Renaming
02:53

Metadata Presets and File Destination
05:58

Import Dialogue Consolidated View
01:38

Preferences Import Options
02:22
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File Formats and Color Space
9 Lectures 31:16
Editing in External Applications
04:14

Intro to File Formats
02:30

Color Bit Depth
01:39

Camera to RAW File
02:43

RAW vs JPEG
01:24

RAW vs. DNG vs. TIFF
04:12

Color Spaces
02:36

Color Space Comparison
03:09

External Editing Continued
08:49
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Basic Configuration
5 Lectures 15:06
File Handling Options
05:40

Interface Preferences
01:38

Identity Plate Setup
03:24

Watermarking with Text
03:00

Watermarking with Graphics
01:24
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The Library Module
39 Lectures 01:57:17
Intro to the Library Module
02:22

Snapshot of Collections
01:51

Importing to Library
04:15

Filtering by Filename
02:36

Painting Keywords
02:35

Painting Keywords Continued
01:43

Painting Keywords Continued
05:38

Keyword Lists and Suggestions
02:12

Keyword Sets
01:51

Library Module Interface
00:44

Intro to Library Views
03:23

Library Grid and Loupe View
00:39

Compare View
05:06

Survey View
01:41

Quick Collections
02:26

Introduction to Collections
04:42

Populating Collections
02:07

Populating Collections Continued
02:38

Populating Collections Continued
08:22

Exporting and Administering Collections
02:57

Applying Star Ratings
04:49

Pick and Reject Flags
03:27

Color Labels
02:38

Sorting Previews
01:50

Intro to Smart Collections
02:50

Custom Rules for Smart Collections
05:43

Practice with Smart Collections
02:12

Library Attribute Filter
02:31

Library Metadata Filter
02:24

Adding Folders
02:16

Auto Import with Watch Folder
04:01

Building Smart Previews
03:17

Advantages of Smart Previews
03:07

Smart Collections with Smart Previews
02:57

Intro to Quick Develop Panel
02:43

Quick Develop White Balance and Tint
03:27

Quick Develop Exposure Correction
02:51

Quick Develop Clarity and Vibrance
01:56

Metadata Panel
02:30
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The Develop Module
33 Lectures 02:12:40
Intro to Develop Module
05:19

Develop Module Preset Panel
02:43

Creating Snapshots
04:56

History Panel
03:05

Collections Panel Revisited
01:21

Screen Modes and Lights Out
02:27

Loupe View Options
01:50

Copying and Pasting Adjustments
02:12

Compare View
01:52

Histogram and Exposure Correction
06:51

Crop Overlay Tool
05:41

Spot Removal Tool
05:51

Clone Tool
03:05

Red Eye Reduction
03:51

Graduated Filter
06:51

Radial Filter
05:08

Adjustment Brush
03:47

Masking for Adjustments
05:15

White Balance Correction with Color Picker
03:48

Basic Adjustments Panel
02:51

Creating Adjustment Presets
02:07

Tone Curve Adjustments
07:29

HSL Adjustments
06:32

Split Toning
02:23

Introduction to Noise
01:35

Image Sharpening
05:51

Noise Removal
04:10

Lens Corrections
07:29

Transform Panel
02:45

Artistic Vignetting
02:56

Grain Effects and Dehazing
01:32

RAW White Balance and Calibration
04:58

Write to XMP
04:09
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The Map Module
4 Lectures 14:22
Intro to Map Module
02:55

Map Overview
02:18

Geotagging Images
02:40

Filtering and Saved Locations
06:29
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The Book Module
11 Lectures 29:41
Intro to Book Module
02:38

Book Settings and Auto Layout
02:32

Book Layout and Page Numbers
02:56

Adding and Customizing Pages
02:36

Adding Pages Continued
01:29

Guides and Cell Padding
02:35

Photo and Page Text
02:05

Text Formatting
03:03

Applying Backgrounds
01:55

Exporting as PDF and JPEG
02:43

Exporting to Blurb
05:09
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The Slideshow Module
11 Lectures 32:18
Intro to Slideshow Module
01:27

Slideshow Module Overview
01:32

Slideshow Templates
02:38

Layout Options
04:11

Text Overlays
04:26

Text Overlays Continued
02:20

Intro and Ending Screen
03:15

Adding Music
01:18

Adding Video
03:12

Playback Options
03:51

Exporting Slideshow
04:08
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The Print Module
11 Lectures 32:55
Intro to Print Module
01:28

Intro to Soft Proofing
01:42

Soft Proofing Adjustments
05:38

Print Module Overview
02:00

Print Templates and Page Setup
01:54

Layout Style and Image Settings
01:54

Layout Options and Guides
03:27

Page Options
02:15

Print Job Configuration
04:07

Custom Templates
04:46

Saving Templates and Printing
03:44
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