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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
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Considering color management with tethered capture


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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Considering color management with tethered capture

Another great way to work with Tether Capture is to take advantage of Lightroom's processing power. Let me show you what I mean. Let's say for example, that I choose my White Balance setting and I change that to something different, may be accidentally. Here it is on Cloudy, and I start shooting and realizing that you know what, my images just aren't looking very good at all. My White Balance is off, now this can be off regardless of what you choose. I'm just going to choose something that's really far off so we can kind of see how this works. And then what you can do is, you can set something which is neutral in the scene and take a picture of it.
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  1. 2m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
      57s
  4. 36m 32s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 27s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      2m 8s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 48s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      4m 41s
  6. 9m 36s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      3m 47s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 21s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
      51s
  8. 41m 51s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      4m 47s
    3. Customizing the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip
      3m 17s
    5. Comparing two images
      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
    5. Filtering by file type
      1m 54s
    6. Filtering by type and metadata
      3m 22s
    7. Sorting photos
      1m 58s
    8. Stacking photos into groups
      4m 27s
  10. 21m 51s
    1. Using Smart Collections
      4m 7s
    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 41s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 49s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
    1. External editing preferences
      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Editing an original TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
    2. Publishing to a folder
      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
6h 13m Beginner Mar 05, 2012

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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the interface
  • Importing from a memory card
  • Auto-importing from a watched folder
  • Considering color management with tethered capture
  • Working with catalogs
  • Comparing two images in a library
  • Working with multiple hard drives
  • Stacking photos in groups
  • Using smart collections and quick collections
  • Using Quick Develop to process images
  • Editing the color and tonality of video
  • Adding copyright data to photographs
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photographs
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Considering color management with tethered capture

Another great way to work with Tether Capture is to take advantage of Lightroom's processing power. Let me show you what I mean. Let's say for example, that I choose my White Balance setting and I change that to something different, may be accidentally. Here it is on Cloudy, and I start shooting and realizing that you know what, my images just aren't looking very good at all. My White Balance is off, now this can be off regardless of what you choose. I'm just going to choose something that's really far off so we can kind of see how this works. And then what you can do is, you can set something which is neutral in the scene and take a picture of it.

I'm going to go ahead and do that now. Let's wait for that particular image to show up here. This is an image of an X- Rite ColorChecker Passport. Now this is one of the tools that I use in order to get correct color. One of the things that we can see here is that this looks just too yellow. But what you can do is you can actually white balance this by going to the Develop module. Now if you are new to the Develop module, this is actually really easy. Although, we need to do is to click on Develop, open up the Basic Panel and then click on this Eyedropper here.

Now I'm going to click on a patch which should be neutral. When I do that all of a sudden there is a huge color correction, take a look. Here is the before and then here is the after. It was much too yellow. Well now that I've made that correction, what I can do is go back to the Library module and here I'm going to continue shooting, but this time I am going to go ahead and choose the Develop setting as Same as previous. In other words, I just corrected this image, under this lighting scenario. Now what I want to do is use that correction and then apply it to the other photographs.

Let's take a look. I'll go ahead and move that ColorChecker chart out of the scene and then recompose and create another photograph. All right, let's see how this one comes in. We will see it load in here and what we will see is it starts off to yellow right, and then as it's loading, we can see that here it's taking those Develop settings and it's going to process that, now this looks much better. So you can see that we can really do some pretty amazing things. Now so far what I've looked at is how we can do this pretty straightforward, right? Regards to color-correction.

We color-corrected a file, that color- correction was then applied to the other files that we are going to shoot on and on down the line. We can also apply other settings as I mentioned before. If you're familiar with the Develop module, you could use those controls in order to process the image and make it look just like you want it to look and then you can apply those settings as you are capturing your photographs and as you're bringing those into Lightroom. So as you can imagine from hearing this, you can use this particular technique for corrective or creative intentions.

In other words, perhaps it's just to correct the White Balance. Well that would be great and this works really well, or maybe you want to get a little bit more creative, in that case you could customize all of those settings and have those applied to the image as well.

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