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Lightroom 2 Essential Training

with Chris Orwig

Video: Lightroom 2 Essential Training: Welcome

Explores Lightroom 2, Adobe's professional toolbox for image organization, processing, and output.
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  1. 9m 25s
    1. Welcome
    2. Lightroom overview
      7m 22s
    3. Using the example files
      1m 27s
  2. 12m 21s
    1. Photographic workflow puzzle
      1m 14s
    2. Why use Lightroom?
      3m 49s
    3. Lightroom and Photoshop
      2m 14s
    4. Lightroom resource links
      2m 13s
    5. New features in Lightroom 2
      2m 51s
  3. 17m 6s
    1. The Lightroom modules
      1m 40s
    2. Essential interface shortcuts
      4m 39s
    3. Customizing the Identity Plate and Module Picker
      3m 23s
    4. Changing the panel end marks
      1m 15s
    5. Changing the image background
      1m 39s
    6. Modifying other interface preferences
      2m 54s
    7. Dual monitor support
      1m 36s
  4. 21m 53s
    1. Importing and file formats
      2m 55s
    2. Importing preferences
      2m 16s
    3. Importing photos from a folder
      4m 25s
    4. Importing photos from a CF card
      3m 7s
    5. Using Auto Import
      2m 57s
    6. Using multiple hard drives
      5m 14s
    7. Creative tip 1: Handling your camera
  5. 47m 20s
    1. The Navigator
      4m 28s
    2. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 38s
    3. Comparing two images
      4m 8s
    4. Surveying multiple images
      4m 21s
    5. The toolbar
      3m 26s
    6. Folders
      7m 1s
    7. Working with catalogs
      4m 4s
    8. Exporting catalogs
      5m 13s
    9. Defining catalogs
    10. Importing catalogs from laptop to desktop
      1m 29s
    11. Sharing catalogs between multiple computers
      2m 3s
    12. Using multiple catalogs to optimize performance
      2m 43s
    13. Creative tip 2: Backing up your hard drive
      1m 47s
  6. 10m 41s
    1. Presets
      2m 24s
    2. Quick Develop: White balance
      2m 24s
    3. Quick Develop: Image workflow
      3m 38s
    4. Synchronizing settings
      2m 15s
  7. 20m 22s
    1. Flagging, rating, and labeling pt. 1
      5m 39s
    2. Flagging, rating, and labeling pt. 2
      1m 26s
    3. Using Quick Collection
      1m 38s
    4. Collections
      3m 13s
    5. Smart Collections
      3m 47s
    6. Stacking
      3m 19s
    7. Renaming
      1m 20s
  8. 8m 28s
    1. Adding keywords
      2m 21s
    2. Creating keyword sets
      1m 4s
    3. Using keyword shortcuts
      1m 11s
    4. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 32s
    5. Keywording with the Painter tool
    6. Creative tip 3: Taking wide-angle shots
      1m 37s
  9. 7m 33s
    1. Filtering overview
      1m 37s
    2. Filtering by text
      1m 55s
    3. Filtering by attribute
      1m 43s
    4. Filtering metadata by keyword
      2m 18s
  10. 19m 2s
    1. Exporting files
      4m 26s
    2. External editing preferences
      1m 50s
    3. Editing inside Photoshop
      1m 44s
    4. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      1m 3s
    5. Editing multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      6m 18s
    6. Creating a panorama
      3m 41s
  11. 17m 41s
    1. Develop module overview and essential shortcuts
      4m 39s
    2. Using the Develop module presets
      2m 4s
    3. Comparing the before and after
      2m 56s
    4. Using the Snapshots and History panels
      2m 35s
    5. Using the Histogram panel
      3m 54s
    6. Creative tip 4: Shooting in perspective
      1m 33s
  12. 41m 51s
    1. Correcting white balance
      3m 52s
    2. Complicated white balance made easy
      1m 54s
    3. Customizing white balance
      3m 47s
    4. Demystifying the Tone controls
      4m 10s
    5. Using the Tone controls
      6m 1s
    6. Understanding vibrance and saturation
      2m 17s
    7. Using the Vibrance and Saturation controls
      4m 21s
    8. Creating and using virtual copies
      4m 31s
    9. Understanding clarity
      2m 12s
    10. Using the clarity controls
      3m 25s
    11. Typical Basic panel workflow
      5m 21s
  13. 34m 11s
    1. Cropping
      5m 47s
    2. Crop overlay
      6m 26s
    3. Straightening with the Crop tool
      3m 24s
    4. Perspective, composition, and crop aspect ratio
      4m 6s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      4m 21s
    6. Retouching dust on a lens
      2m 44s
    7. Fixing red-eye
      3m 26s
    8. Using the Graduated Filter tool
      3m 57s
  14. 42m 23s
    1. Adjustment Brush tool overview
      9m 51s
    2. Working with color
      4m 31s
    3. Whitening teeth
      5m 0s
    4. Enhancing makeup color
      3m 23s
    5. Creative color adjustments
      4m 40s
    6. Smoothing skin
      6m 31s
    7. Burning and dodging
      5m 38s
    8. Fixing exposure
      1m 33s
    9. Creative tip 5: Understanding f-stop
      1m 16s
  15. 6m 23s
    1. Demystifying the Tone Curve controls
      3m 18s
    2. Correcting an image with the Tone Curve panel
      3m 5s
  16. 12m 58s
    1. Understanding the HSL controls
      4m 46s
    2. Using HSL to brighten based on color
      1m 29s
    3. Creative color with HSL
      1m 47s
    4. Desaturating color with HSL
      1m 25s
    5. Using the Color panel
      2m 20s
    6. Creative tip 6: Take your camera everywhere
      1m 11s
  17. 16m 23s
    1. Converting to black and white
      1m 48s
    2. Modify black-and-white tone with the Grayscale panel
      3m 13s
    3. Enhancing black and white with other tools
      4m 17s
    4. Using presets to convert to black and white
      3m 11s
    5. Creative black and white
      3m 54s
  18. 10m 40s
    1. Split Toning essentials
      5m 16s
    2. Advanced Split Toning tips
      3m 38s
    3. Split Toning a color image
      1m 46s
  19. 22m 4s
    1. Reducing noise in a grayscale photo
      3m 37s
    2. Reducing noise in a color photo
      3m 55s
    3. Sharpening in Lightroom
      6m 58s
    4. Advanced sharpening in Lightroom and Photoshop
      4m 43s
    5. Removing chromatic aberration
      1m 57s
    6. Creative tip 7: Zooming effectively
  20. 9m 41s
    1. Using the Lens Correction controls
      2m 56s
    2. Using the Post-Crop controls
      4m 24s
    3. Combining Post-Crop and Lens Correction
      2m 21s
  21. 5m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Calibration in Lightroom
      3m 14s
    2. Creative color with Camera Calibration
      2m 40s
  22. 43m 10s
    1. About this chapter
    2. Portrait: Enhancements
      7m 34s
    3. Travel: Black and white
      5m 18s
    4. Surfing: Cleanup
      9m 59s
    5. Nature: Creative color
      8m 23s
    6. Portrait: Creative color
      11m 0s
  23. 19m 6s
    1. Slideshows and Collections
      1m 37s
    2. Using Slideshow templates
      2m 50s
    3. Customizing the background
      2m 33s
    4. Customizing the overlay elements
      3m 16s
    5. Customizing titles and playback
      3m 17s
    6. Creating a custom template
      2m 36s
    7. Exporting as JPG or PDF
      2m 57s
  24. 21m 50s
    1. Printing and Collections
      2m 36s
    2. Using Print templates
      2m 6s
    3. Customizing images settings and layout
      3m 22s
    4. Customizing guides and overlays
      2m 42s
    5. Picture Package
      5m 16s
    6. Creating a custom Print template
      1m 0s
    7. Print job settings
      4m 48s
  25. 15m 34s
    1. Web resource overview
      1m 39s
    2. Selecting images with the Library and Smart Collections
      2m 27s
    3. Choosing a Web Gallery template
      1m 30s
    4. Customizing
      3m 41s
    5. Output settings
      3m 51s
    6. Saving your template and exporting
      2m 26s
  26. 22s
    1. Goodbye

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In Photoshop Lightroom 2 Essential Training, Chris Orwig explores Adobe's professional toolbox for image organization, processing, and output. He demonstrates effective use of catalogs, collections, keywords, and filters in the Library module; image correction and enhancement with the Develop module; and publishing the results via the Slideshow, Print, and Web modules. Chris also shares a wealth of creative tips and workflow techniques for capturing and processing stunning photographs. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding Lightroom's interface, modules, and new features
  • Importing photos from a folder, camera, or memory card
  • Sharing catalogs between multiple computers
  • Sorting and filtering with flags, ratings, labels, and other attributes
  • Correcting white balance, tone, saturation, and clarity with the Basic panel
  • Cropping, straightening, and retouching with the Tool Strip
  • Fixing color and exposure with the Adjustment Brush tool and HSL controls
  • Converting to black and white
  • Sharpening, reducing noise, and removing chromatic aberration
  • Understanding lens correction and camera calibration
  • Fine-tuning portrait, travel, and nature photography workflows
  • Integrating with Photoshop
Chris Orwig


Welcome. My name is Chris Orwig. I'm a photographer and I'm a teacher. I'm on the photography faculty of the Brookes Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where we're standing right now, and I absolutely love what I get to do for a living. And you know it's a privilege to share that with you. In this training title what we're going to do is focus in on Lightroom. And in this training title you're going to learn everything that you need to know in order to take advantage of this amazing tool. Now because Lightroom is a tool that was designed for photographers, I thought it would be kind of fun to include a few photo tips in this training title as well.

Well finally, thanks for joining me on this one. I look forward to working with you. Bye for now.

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