Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop

Adjusting multiple images with Quick Develop


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Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop

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Video: Adjusting multiple images with Quick Develop

As you gain familiarity with the various adjustments available in the Develop module in Lightroom. You'll likely come to appreciate just how powerful these many adjustments are in optimizing your images. So much so that you might feel that the Library modules Quick Develop adjustments are really not for you. That they just dont provide you with enough control, and yet the Quick Develop adjustments can actually be very helpful when it comes to applying a similar adjustment to multiple images. Let me show you an example of where the Quick Develop adjustment is very very helpful.
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  1. 1m 31s
    1. Welcome
      1m 31s
  2. 15m 9s
    1. Overview of the Develop module workflow
      3m 8s
    2. Evaluating images
      3m 26s
    3. Seeing a before-and-after view
      3m 40s
    4. Correcting mistakes with the History and Snapshot features
      4m 55s
  3. 20m 17s
    1. Starting with a Develop preset
      4m 9s
    2. White balance adjustment
      4m 8s
    3. Basic exposure controls
      3m 26s
    4. Highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks
      3m 15s
    5. Adding clarity to an image
      2m 15s
    6. Boosting colors with Vibrance and Saturation
      3m 4s
  4. 31m 39s
    1. Fine-tuning with the Tone Curve adjustment
      7m 22s
    2. Advanced color adjustments
      5m 5s
    3. Sharpening an image
      6m 33s
    4. The Graduated Filter tool
      5m 2s
    5. Painting adjustments into an image
      7m 37s
  5. 24m 11s
    1. Cropping and straightening photos
      5m 55s
    2. Cleaning up blemishes
      5m 4s
    3. Applying noise reduction
      3m 52s
    4. Lens correction adjustments
      6m 2s
    5. Removing red-eye
      3m 18s
  6. 18m 41s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      2m 52s
    2. Converting color into black and white
      3m 51s
    3. Adding a color tint
      2m 30s
    4. Split toning effects
      3m 20s
    5. Adding a vignette effect
      3m 56s
    6. Adding a film grain effect
      2m 12s
  7. 12m 31s
    1. Adjusting multiple images with Quick Develop
      2m 49s
    2. Duplicating the previous adjustment
      2m 38s
    3. Copying and pasting Develop settings
      3m 54s
    4. Synchronizing Develop settings
      3m 10s
  8. 17m 16s
    1. Basic Photoshop workflow
      5m 41s
    2. Stitching panoramas
      5m 1s
    3. Working with HDR images
      6m 34s

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Watch the Online Video Course Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop
2h 21m Intermediate Apr 27, 2012

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In this workshop digital imaging guru Tim Grey focuses on the Develop module of Adobe Lightroom 4. Starting with an overview of the image optimization workflow in Lightroom, Tim walks you through the process of evaluating your images and deciding what adjustments you need to make. He teaches you how to use the Develop module's presets to achieve quick results, as well as how to apply your own adjustments, from simple exposure and color adjustments to advanced options like the Tone Curve and the Graduated Filter tool. Learn techniques for cleaning up your images, applying creative adjustments, and duplicating adjustments across multiple images. Finally, get some tips for integrating Lightroom and Photoshop to create panoramas and high dynamic range images.

Topics include:
  • Evaluating images
  • Seeing a before and after view
  • Correcting mistakes with the History and Snapshot features
  • Develop module basics
  • Fine-tuning with the Tone Curve
  • Sharpening an image
  • Painting adjustments into an image
  • Image cleanup
  • Creative adjustments
  • Duplicating adjustments
Subjects:
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Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Tim Grey

Adjusting multiple images with Quick Develop

As you gain familiarity with the various adjustments available in the Develop module in Lightroom. You'll likely come to appreciate just how powerful these many adjustments are in optimizing your images. So much so that you might feel that the Library modules Quick Develop adjustments are really not for you. That they just dont provide you with enough control, and yet the Quick Develop adjustments can actually be very helpful when it comes to applying a similar adjustment to multiple images. Let me show you an example of where the Quick Develop adjustment is very very helpful.

I'm going to start off here in the Develop module. And we'll take a look at two images, you'll notice that for this first image, I've applied several different adjustments to the overall tonality. I've increased contrast, I've darkened the shadows, and I've darkened the blacks just a little bit. I also boosted the vibrance. Switching to a similar, but slightly different photo, you'll see that those adjustments have not been applied. I have essentially applied completely different adjustments to each of these images. If I then decide that I'd like to for example increase contrast for both of these images, you can appreciate that we would not want to achieve the exact same final setting for contrast. For this image I have a value of zero for contrast and for the previous image I have a value of plus 34 for contrast.

So if we were to synchronize the two images to the same contrast adjustment, one of them probably wouldn't look all that good. This is the advantage of the Quick Develop adjustments in the Library module. If I select two or more images, here I have these two images selected, and then go to the Library module and use the Quick Develop adjustments. Those adjustments are applied in a relative way. In other words, increasing contrast will increase contrast for both of the selected images by an equal amount. Not setting both images to the same contrast value, but increasing contrast by an equal amount of each image.

I'll go ahead and click several times to increase contrast somewhat strongly, and then I'll switch back to the Develop module so that we can take a look at the effect. You see that for the first image I now have a plus 94 setting for contrast, but for the other image I'm only at a plus 60. So I've increased contrast for both images but I did so relative to the original adjustments that had been applied. So by using that Quick Develop adjustment within the Library module, we can select multiple images, and apply a relative adjustment.

Several different types of adjustments, by the way to each of those images. Keep in mind that in order to apply that relative adjustment to multiple images. You do need to be looking at those selected images in the grid view, not in the loop view. But as you can see, those Quick Development adjustments, can actually be much more helpful than you might have realized.

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