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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book, The: The Complete Guide for Photographers


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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 744
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-93440-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-93440-6


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes features in Lightroom 5 in detail from a photographer’s perspective. As an established commercial and fashion photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection

to image editing and image management. In this book he’ll teach you how to:

  • Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats
  • Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow
  • Create and manage a personal image and video library
  • Quickly apply tonal adjustments to multiple images
  • Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
  • Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios
  • Make the most of new features in Lightroom 5, such as extended spot
  • removal, Upright™ corrections, and Smart Previews

Photographers will find Lightroom 5—and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Book—indispensable tools in their digital darkrooms.

“With Martin’s expert guidance, you’ll soon find that you have precisely the tools you need to turn your concentration back where it belongs—on making better pictures!”

—George Jardine, digital photography consultant

“As a photographer himself, Martin Evening knows what tools photographers need to realize their creative vision. In this book, he shows not only how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works but also why it will become an essential part of any photographer’s workflow.”

—Greg Gorman, photographer


Martin Evening on Applying Localized Blurring with Negative Sharpening in Photoshop Lightroom 5

Martin Evening on Upright Adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

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Table of Contents


1 Introducing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom .1

What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?.2

Keeping things simple.2

Modular design.2

Lightroom performance.4

Adobe Camera Raw processing.4

Color controls.5

Managing the image library.5

Where does Photoshop fit in?.6

Integrating Lightroom with Photoshop.7

What you need.8

Installing Lightroom.9

64-bit processing.10

Upgrading from an older Lightroom catalog.11

Using Lightroom for the first time.13

Lightroom preferences essentials.14

Customizing the Identity Plate and interface.18

Getting help.20

Introducing the Lightroom interface.21

A quickstart guide to Lightroom.25

Importing photos into Lightroom.25

Viewing photos in the Library module.26

Simplifying the interface.28

Zooming in.30

Adding basic informational metadata.31

Using the Map module to geotag photos.32

Reviewing and rating the photos.33

Saving the shortlisted photos as a Collection.34

Reviewing the final shortlist in Survey mode.35

Dimming the lights.36

Working in the Develop module.37

Synchronizing Develop settings.38

Retouching a photograph in Lightroom.39

Editing a copy in Photoshop.40

Soft proofing in the Develop module.41

Making a final print.42

Creating a Web photo gallery.43

Exporting the edited photos.44

Working through the book.45

2 Importing photos.47

The main Import dialog.48

Copy as DNG, Copy, Move, or Add?.50

Converting to DNG after import.50

Updating DNG previews for third-party viewing.51

Importing files from a card.52

Source panel.56

Content area.57

Content area segmenting options.58

File Handling panel.60

Making backup copies of imported files.61

Photos shot as raw + JPEG.62

File handling limitations.62

File Renaming panel.63

Renaming catalog images later.64

Apply During Import panel.65

Destination panel.66

Planning where to store your imported photos.66

Importing to a selected destination folder.68

Import Presets menu.68

Importing video files.69

Adding photos from a folder to the catalog.70

Importing photos via drag and drop.72

Auto Imports.76

Importing photos directly from the camera.77

Connecting the camera to the computer.77


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