Lightroom Essentials: Everything you need to know
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Lightroom Essentials: Everything you need to know

Master Adobe's Lightroom photo editing and organising application, with emphasis on editing images.
4.1 (14 ratings)
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Created by Phil Davison
Last updated 12/2013
English
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you'll have a solid general knowledge or Lightroom, but more importantly you should be able to really enhance all your images.
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Requirements
  • Adobe Lightroom Version 5 (version 4 is also OK)
  • No previous knowledge required
Description

This course will take you through everything you need to know about Adobe's Lightroom software, with particular emphasis on the develop module - the module where you edit and adjust your images.

This course is a combination of video with comprehensive notes in PDF format as well as exercise files so you can follow along and do the edits yourself - so you'll be learning by doing.

The course focuses on the most useful commands, the best practices, and how to bring your images to life.

Who is the target audience?
  • professional and amateur photogrphers
  • no previous knowledge required
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 37 Lectures Collapse All 37 Lectures 02:51:48
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Introduction, Fundamentals and the Interface
7 Lectures 24:35

JPG vs. RAW
08:53

Here's how to get your photos into Lightroom

Importing
3 pages

Lightroom vs. Bridge and the Library Analogy
02:41

What is a catalogue in Lightroom?

A catalogue is what Lightroom does.

Catalogues
02:00

If you don't back up you're asking for disaster!

Backups
05:32

A comparison between Aperture and Lightroom - two packages that do the same job.

Lightroom vs. Aperture
1 page
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The Interface
7 Lectures 10:18

Here's a quick overview of the Lightroom interface.

Let's look at the interface
4 pages

IMPORTANT TIP for viewing these video tutorials....
00:09

How best to view while you work.

View options and Zoom
03:32

Solo will make it easier to see what controls yo are using. Quick Develop is a set of Presets.

Solo and Quick Develop
01:53

How to keep your photos organised and search through them.

Organising and Searching
3 pages

Keywords will make it so much easier to keep track of all your images.

Keywords
02:41

Metadata is all the information that Lightroom can read from your images - the date the shot was taken, the camera settings and so forth.

Shortcuts will show you how best to learn the shortcuts in Lightroom.

Metadata and Learning Shortcuts
02:03
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The Develop Module
15 Lectures 01:40:17

The most important adjustment is exposure - but it's not just one simple slider!

Basics: Exposure
05:56

This time we're working on an image that is already reasonable, but bringing it to life.

Preview 13:56

In this session we have a night scene that has some minor problems.

Basics: Night Scene
09:17

This is your first assignment - an image to work through by yourself!

If you want to get certified for your Lightroom skills, look on the OPI web site...

http://www.onlinephotoinstitute.com/exams.php

When you have finished this course you have the option to sign up for an exam (at an additional cost). To do the exam you'll be working on a set of images that you'll need to adjust and export - pretty much like the assignment projects in this course, except that you'll send your work in and get feedback from the grading panel as to what you did well or not-so-well. Each exam you pass takes you closer to earning the OPI Diploma in Photography.

Basics: Assignment
01:06

We'll work on this image in black and white to better understand the underlying structure.

Structure: Wrecks
09:50

This night scene requires noise reduction.

Structure: Noir Portrait
05:18

Having been working in black and white, this time we'll add some colour back in!

Structure: Pepper
08:33

Here's your next assignment...

Assignment 2
00:20

In this session we'll learn how to bring our the textures in the paintwork of this old car.

Colour: Old Car
11:45

Here we'll really get to grips with making the colours pop!

Colour: Fruit Bowl
04:34

This time we're going to apply colour selectively.

Colour: Fern
08:58

The next assingment for you to work through.

Assignent 3
00:37

The tools we'll use for retouching can be used in all sorts of other images.

Retouching 1
12:32

A second retouching exercise.

Retouching 2
06:36

An assignment to test your ability to take the methods you've learned in the previous two sessions and apply them to a differnt sort of portrait. This is the last assignment in the course.

Assignment 4
00:59
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Getting Images out of Lightroom
7 Lectures 24:43

Lightroom has lots of options for exporting your images.

Exporting
03:10

Learn how to use Soft Proofing so that you images print out the way you expect them to.

Soft Proofing
07:34

Here we cover the options around the print dialogues.

Printing
03:18

Using Lightroom to make a photobook to be published as a PDF or by Blurb.com.

The Book Module
07:35

What the Map module reveals to us.

The Map Module
00:59

A quick introduction to the web module.

The Web Module
01:18

Making a slideshow in Lightroom

The Slideshow Module
00:49
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Wrap up
1 Lecture 00:35
Wrap Up
00:35
About the Instructor
Phil Davison
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Online Photo Institute

Phil has been a photographer and filmmaker for more than 30 years, starting in the 1980s doing commercial photography, but always pursuing photography as an art form. Phil has been teaching photography and filmmaking at Otago University and the Southern Institute of Technology for the last decade. He is an Associate of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. Recently his film 'Ghost TV' was nominated at the New Zealand Film Awards. Phil is the founder of the Online Photo institute.