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Serious digital photographers, amateur or pro, who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 11 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom 4.
Photoshop Lightroom 4 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Readers learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs, work in a non-destructive environment to allow for fearless experimentation, and perform sophisticated image processing tasks to easily produce good-looking pictures and polished presentations for both web and print.
This completely revised Photoshop Lightroom 4 cross-platform edition explains new tools that bring out greater detail in highlights and shadows, and tools that help you make targeted adjustments to white balance, noise reduction, and more. You'll learn how to craft elegant photo books, organize your images by location, and easily share your images and videos on social media and photo sharing sites.
72 of 72 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book (Adobe)) (Paperback)Please note that the full version of Lightroom 4 is NOT included with this book. You will need to purchase that separately or download the free 30 day trial from Adobe before using this book properly.
Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book really does treat you as if you are a beginner. That being said, even seasoned users, such as myself, can gain some extra insight into modules we already know and use, plus learn in depth all about the new modules in Lightroom 4.
Each chapter is approached as a "lesson." The first chapter gives you a broad overview of Lightroom 4, with each of the following 10 lessons all detailing general usage of the product as a whole and also detailed usage of each module within Lightroom.
Also included is a CD-ROM with images that you will import and work on during the 11 courses in the book. You start with importing the images, tweaking and reviewing and running them through all of the modules in order.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
thorough tutorial, but far from a quick start,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book (Adobe)) (Paperback)Although this tutorial is accurate and comprehensive, I don't care for its teaching philosophy. Before even getting to the first module in Lightroom, you spend 1-2 hours learning how to deactivate or hide every component of the user interface (panels, menus, film strip, tool bar, etc.). It even plods you through "re-skinning" the user interface with your own logo!
While interesting and useful to experienced users, I found the slow pace and treatment of such a large number of non-essential details to be discouraging. I wanted to start using the software with my own photos after a couple of hours of investment! Instead, I hadn't event gotten to the "Importing" tutorial.
What I've found to be far better are the Adobe-produced Lightroom 4 videos on the "Adobe TV" web site and "AdobeLightroom" on YouTube (they seem to have the same videos). I highly recommend these.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Great all around. Good pace, well written, well organized,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book (Adobe)) (Kindle Edition)I didn't know I could like a "course in a book" book so much. The way they did the "quick tour" that got you moving around and even editing photos right away was brilliant. Too many course books dive into the boring stuff to get it out of the way, but I liked the "highlights" and then drill down.
I'm 60% through the book and VERY pleased with it so far. It has great hands-on approach.. walking you through everything.
Highly recommended. I feel like a Lightroom Power User already.
1. A QUICK TOUR OF PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM
2. INTRODUCING THE WORKSPACE
5. ORGANIZING AND SELECTING
6. DEVELOPING AND EDITING
7. CREATING A PHOTO BOOK
8. CREATING A SLIDESHOW
9. PRINTING IMAGES
10. PUBLISHING YOUR PHOTOS
11. MAKING BACKUPS AND EXPORTING PHOTOS
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