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Getting Started with Lightroom 4

with Tim Grey

Video: Welcome

Teaches you everything you need to know to use Lightroom to manage, optimize, and share your images.
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Getting Started with Lightroom 4
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Whether you're completely new to Adobe Lightroom or have been using it from the start, this course from author and digital imaging expert Tim Grey will help you get up to speed quickly with Lightroom 4. He provides a complete overview of the Lightroom interface and workflow and shows how to set up Lightroom to best suit your needs. Along the way, learn the basics of importing, managing, optimizing, and sharing your images. Plus, discover how to use features like auto-advance, Smart Collections, the Library Filter, the Map module, and more.

Topics include:
  • Getting to know the Lightroom interface
  • Establishing Lightroom preferences
  • Using catalogs
  • Importing images
  • Image review
  • Identifying and locating images
  • Optimizing and sharing images
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(music playing) Hello, I'm Tim Grey. And I'm here to help you get up and running quickly in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I've been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. And for the last 15 years, I've focused my energy on helping photographers make the most of their digital workflow through books, magazine articles, speaking appearances, and video training. I've become a big fan of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and use it as my primary tool for managing my own collection, of almost a quarter million digital photos. In this workshop, I am going to distill my knowledge and experience to provide you with the basics you need to get up and run with Lightroom quickly. I'll start off by providing you with an overview of Lightroom, and guiding you through some of the configuration options available to you. I'll then demonstrate the various methods for importing images into the Lightroom catalog.

Next, we'll take a look at the various options for keeping your digital photos organized within Lightroom. And also show you some of the ways you can review your photos to help for example in identifying your favorite images. You'll aslo learn how to find the phots you need when you need them. Next we'll take a look at the various tools for optimizing the appearance of your digital photos. You'll see how to adjust tonality and color, how to clean up small blemishes and learn how to synchronize adjustments across multiple images captured under similar conditions.

Finally, I'll show you how to share your images using the variety of different options within Lightroom. After completing this video workshop you'll have a good understanding of what Lightroom is, and how it works. But more importantly, you'll have learned a basic workflow to help you manage, optimize,and share your digital photos. So lets get started making the most of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom in your digital workflow.

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