Lightroom 4 Speed Clinic

Develop, Soft Proofing, Video and more...
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2012 English

Course Description

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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
A brief introduction and outline of the course.
This lesson describes how to make the transition from Lif=ghtroom 3 to Lightroom 4 and the things to consider when doing so.
Section 2: Processing Engine
Here we will explore some of the basic enhancements to the develop module in Lightroom 4.
Continuing with the previous tutorial on changes and use of the new processing engine in Lightroom 4.
In this lesson we will break down how the new processing compares to the older with the histogram.
In this tutorial I will show how to put theses changes into everyday use.
Section 3: The Tone Curve
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.
Section 4: Local Adjustments
Local adjustments have gone through some major upgrades with the addition of many features.
Diving deeper into the usage of local adjustments.  When to use them and how to get the most from them.
Section 5: Soft Proofing
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.
Section 6: Video
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.
More work arounds in the way of grading  (or developing) your video.
Section 7: Conclusions and Review
Closing thoughts on what may be next as well as a review of what has been covered.

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Instructor Biography

Chris Alvanas, 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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