This is an intensive course that combines several courses in one, Lightroom, Photoshop and Digital Blending, this course will take you from being a beginner to an advanced user in Lightroom and the Digital Blending. You will learn the basics of Photoshop and all the information required to understand Digital Blending.
Why do we need Lightroom? Lightroom is not only an editing software it is also a very effective tool to organize your images and archive them in a way to be able to recall any image you want with a blink of an eye.
This is a quick view on what is the difference between the Catalogs and Collection.
A quiz to make sure of your understanding of collections and catalogues.
Its good to have your identity on Lightroom better than just showing the Lightroom LOGO. I will teach you how to change it.
The ideal setting for Lightroom to work efficiently. I will show you what setting needs to be changed to make Lightroom work faster and as per our needs.
Getting the understanding between tiff files and psd files
Showing you all the different things available in the Library Module.
Showing you all the different things available in the Develop Module.
This Quiz will check the understanding of the library module and the develop module.
How to import your images inside Lightroom using the easy and efficient method, you will be able to add valuable information to every image you import. Part #1
How to import your images inside Lightroom using the easy and efficient method, you will be able to add valuable information to every image you import. Part #2
This is a very important step since it will help you to chose from hundred of images in a very fast way to select your wanted images and select your rejected images as well as your favorite. You will reduce the time that it takes to go through all those images.
This is why we love Lightroom and why it makes it a special software, I will show you how to find images using different methods you can find them by keywords, which camera been used, which lens you were using even by your camera settings.
Summery of the library module in Lightroom
Just an advice on what to do after finishing the post process.
One of the powerful tools in Lightroom is the smart collection, I call it Lightroom magic, you can bring any required images into one folder with a blink of an eye.
You will definitely require to export your images to Photoshop and do some special edit on them.
I will show you how Lightroom can talk to Photoshop very easily, you will be able to export images to photoshop and then save them back to Lightroom.
Get to know what is Photoshop used for and why do we need it a photographers, in this lecture we will also start with the selection tool.
We will continue with the Selection tools and start with the healing tools one of the most needed tool for the photographers to clean and edit their images.
The power of the pen tool in selecting objects, so you will be able to remove them from the background or isolate them.
How to perfect your selection using the refine edge and reaching to very impossible places that could not be selected with any tool.
It may sound simple object but there are so many unknown things about the brush tool, master the use of this tool.
Many people does not know what is the difference between the Opacity and the Flow, learn the difference between them and start taking use of that.
Photoshop summery and how to become a pro in it.
Layers and masks are the most important thing in photoshop, here I will show how to use them and stop being scared once you hear about them.
Blending modes has many application and can get you really creative, this lecture will give you an understanding about them and how to use them.
How can you create a mask based on a selection you created using the methods we talk about before.
How to paint in a mask using the brush tool and the gradient tool.
Get the understanding of the bracketing mode in your camera, how to do it manually or automatically. This is the first step in the Digital Blending.
Lets start with the Digital blending, this will be your first example on how to blend three exposures together.
In this example I will show you the whole process of the digital blending and various tricks in photoshop to create stunning images.
What is Nik Collection Plugin?
I will show you my work flow in this amazing plugin, and finally I will end this course.
Learn how to change the panels appearance to give you more view freedom in lightroom.
Remove most of the haze from your images with the new Dehaze slider in the Effect panel.
Use the Auto setting in the Basic module not for all the sliders but individually for one of them.
Learn how to fix lines after Lightroom has changed how to do the transformation in the Lense correction.
Learn how to remove the glowing eyes in the pets.
Know how to create HDR images in Lightroom without using any 3rd party software and best part is that the created image will be a RAW file.
Know how to stitch images in Lightroom without using any 3rd party software and best part is that the created image will be a RAW file.
I am a communication engineer, photography is my hobby and I put a lot of efforts to learn it in the past 3 years.
I always believed in the importance of the post processing after I saw the huge difference between processed and unprocessed images, for that reason I learned every thing about Lightroom and reached a stage to know every setting in it and what does it do.
HDR images are a type of photography that we normally like to try, but soon we will realize how artificial it is, digital blending is the manual way to create HDR images therefore you have all the control on the result you will get, and thats when I have studied all about digital blending and started to create stunning images effect that is close to reality and enough to grab your attention.
I have taken many courses and watch huge amount of youtube videos, finally I have collected all this information and combined it in a material that suites all the beginners to start their journey in the post processing as easy as possible.
Training became my passion and I have conducted many courses to hundreds of students in many countries, I have developed a technique in my training to make it informative, easy to digest and fun to attend.
Finally my advice to every student is " Never Stop Learning"