Master Photo Sharpening in Adobe Lightroom
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Master Photo Sharpening in Adobe Lightroom

Learn the professionals approach to photo sharpening and noise reduction in Adobe Lightroom.
4.6 (35 ratings)
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1,092 students enrolled
Created by Robin Whalley
Last updated 12/2016
English
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Produce well sharpened photographs ready for screen or print viewing.
  • Evaluate photographs to produce an appropriate sharpening and noise reduction strategy.
  • Identify sharpening and noise reduction problems as well as understand how to avoid these.
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Requirements
  • Adobe Lightroom installed to your PC or Mac and be familiar with the basic operation.
  • Understand how to import an image to your Lightroom Catalogue
Description

Are you like most of the photographers who use Lightroom to process their images?

Typically, people fall into one of two categories:

  1. They accept the detail settings in the Detail panel, or
  2. They push a few of the sliders around, not really understanding how the software was designed to work

There are then a few exceptions. Those who understand how Lightroom works and who know how to deploy its tools. These are the people who can produce the best quality photography, and the quality will show.

Did you know the sharpening and noise reduction routines in Lightroom were designed around a professional workflow? If you don’t understand this workflow you won’t fully master the tools. In this course, I share this simple workflow together with the essential foundations of sharpening and noise reduction. Once you understand a few simple points you will be well prepared to learn about the different tools. You will understand how you should use them but most importantly when and to what levels.

The course is designed around a practical, example image which is provided for you to download. The intention is for you follow the videos, using the same image and then compare your results with my finished image (also provided). There is then a second full length example with which to practice. At the end of the course you will have an advanced level of knowledge, required to sharpen and apply noise reduction to photography.

The course is intended to for the intermediate level photographer who is comfortable importing and processing images in Lightroom.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for photography enthusiasts who wish to develop the quality of their work by applying a professional approach to sharpening and noise reduction.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:22:27
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Foundations of Sharpening & Noise Reduction
4 Lectures 18:23

This lecture is illustrated using an image known as a sharpening wedge. The image is provided as a lecture resource which students may download to experiment with.

Preview 04:55


The Sharpening Workflow
06:45

Foundation Quiz
8 questions
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Tools for Sharpening & Noise Reduction
10 Lectures 48:04

Below is the unsharpened image that is used in the videos throughout this section. Please take a moment to download the file. Next import the image to your Lightroom catalogue and you will be ready to start the lectures.

IMPORTANT: This image is protected by copyright and is provided for the purposes of this course. You may not redistribute the image either in part of its entirety without prior written permission from Robin Whalley.

Introduction to Tools for Sharpening & Noise Reduction
00:56

Capture Sharpening
07:22

Capture Noise Reduction
05:58

Selective Sharpening 1: Selection Tools & Strategies
03:17

Selective Sharpening 2: Gradient & Radial Filters
04:23

Selective Sharpening 3: The Adjustment Brush
05:15

Selective Sharpening 4: The Adjustment Controls
07:22

Output Sharpening 1: Print
03:41

Output Sharpening 2: Screen
04:00

To help you better judge the levels of sharpening and noise reduction to apply to an image, an example is provided below. Please download and review this image file. This is the same image that has been sharpened throughout the videos in this section. Please compare this sharpened image with firstly the unsharpened image and then with your own version which you sharpened by following the videos.

IMPORTANT: This image is protected by copyright and is provided for the purposes of this course. You may not redistribute the image either in part of its entirety without prior written permission from Robin Whalley.

Tools Section Conclusion
05:50
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Applying Your Skills
4 Lectures 16:00

Below is the unsharpened image that is used in the videos throughout this section. Please take a moment to download the file. Next import the image to your Lightroom catalogue and you will be ready to start the lectures.

IMPORTANT: This image is protected by copyright and is provided for the purposes of this course. You may not redistribute the image either in part of its entirety without prior written permission from Robin Whalley.

Introduction to the Worked Example
00:48

Worked Example: Capture Sharpening
04:53

Worked Example: Selective Sharpening
05:52

Provided here is a version of the worked example that has been fully sharpened. If you have been following along with the videos to sharpen the example file, take a moment to compare the two. Are there any lessons you can learn from the results?

IMPORTANT: This image is protected by copyright and is provided for the purposes of this course. You may not redistribute the image either in part of its entirety without prior written permission from Robin Whalley.

Worked Example: Output Sharpening
04:27
About the Instructor
Robin Whalley
4.7 Average rating
35 Reviews
1,092 Students
2 Courses
Landscape Photographer

Robin Whalley is a Landscape Photographer based in the UK. His photographer and writing have been widely published and his books can be found on Amazon. He is an experienced trainer having delivered courses for different organisations over the past 20 years. Robin prides himself on his ability to take complex subjects and break these into understandable chunks for students. His objective is to help you achieve great results, fast and enjoy the journey of learning.