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Lightroom 4 Speed Clinic

Develop, Soft Proofing, Video and more...
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Created by Chris Alvanas
Published 10/2012
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This course will guide the user through the many enhancements within Lightroom 4.  The course will take about 45 minutes to complete and runs through step by step new features of Lightroom 4.  If you are looking to get the most of these new features then this detailed view and instruction is for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Lightroom 3 Users that are upgrading.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 49:40
2 Lectures 05:28
A brief introduction and outline of the course.
Preview 01:09

This lesson describes how to make the transition from Lif=ghtroom 3 to Lightroom 4 and the things to consider when doing so.
Preview 04:19
Processing Engine
4 Lectures 10:28
Here we will explore some of the basic enhancements to the develop module in Lightroom 4.
Preview 01:12

Continuing with the previous tutorial on changes and use of the new processing engine in Lightroom 4.
Preview 03:38

In this lesson we will break down how the new processing compares to the older with the histogram.
The Histogram

In this tutorial I will show how to put theses changes into everyday use.
Using the Changes
The Tone Curve
1 Lecture 03:51
The curve is by far the most powerful adjustment we use in Photoshop.  Here in Lightroom 4 we can see some of the advances this powerful adjustment has made.
The Develop Module
Local Adjustments
2 Lectures 10:37
Local adjustments have gone through some major upgrades with the addition of many features.
Local Adjustments 1

Diving deeper into the usage of local adjustments.  When to use them and how to get the most from them.
Local Adjustments 2
Soft Proofing
1 Lecture 05:01
Soft Proofing has been requested since the beginning and photographers have always wanted a way to see what they we going to get in te print before they actually make the print.  Here, Lightroom 4 starts moving in that direction.
Adjusting for the Print
2 Lectures 10:18
Video is one of the best new features in Lightroom 4 and we examine some of the trimming and basic editing that can be performed here within the program.
Trimming and Poster Frames

More work arounds in the way of grading  (or developing) your video.
Grading Work Arounds
Conclusions and Review
1 Lecture 03:57
Closing thoughts on what may be next as well as a review of what has been covered.
What is Next?
About the Instructor
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Lightyear Imaging

Chris Alvanas is a digital artist and an accomplished post-production

retoucher for high-end beauty and fashion. As a photographer, Chris is known commercially for his quirky kids images, while his fine art delves into the worlds of jazz music and dance by illustrating the musician’s relationship with the instrument, and the motion of the dancer. His recent Washington DC exhibit featured a body of work shot with an iPhone. Additionally, Chris is a popular speaker on post-production beauty retouching, HDR and fine art printing.

As a new filmmaker, Chris uses a multi-genre approach: the photographer’s eye and the musician’s ear. Chris believes the addition of video and music offer exciting opportunities in cinematic storytelling for the contemporary  photographer.

Chris’s work has been featured in such magazines as Shutterbug, Nikon World, Popular Photography, and the Nikon Pro website. His articles have appeared in After Capture magazine. He is a regular speaker at Photo Plus Expo, New York and PMA in Las Vegas. Chris has instructed for the Nikon Mentor Series, and is the former Director of Photography at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Washington DC
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