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Improvements to the Crop tool


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Lightroom 3 New Features

with Chris Orwig

Video: Improvements to the Crop tool

While we have previously talked about the crop presets and overlays, the Crop tool itself has gotten a bit better inside of Lightroom 3. Let's go ahead and navigate to the Crop tool. The shortcut is the R key. So go ahead and press the R key. Well, this takes us to the Crop tool in the Develop module. Now one of the things that you notice here is that this image has been cropped pretty significantly. A lot of the image has been removed there or has been cropped out in order to change the overall composition.
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  1. 14m 41s
    1. Welcome
      1m 26s
    2. Comparing Lightroom 2 with Lightroom 3
      12m 27s
    3. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 20m 32s
    1. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 54s
    2. Importing photos and movies from a CF card
      6m 31s
    3. Adding and importing photos from a folder
      3m 51s
    4. Synchronizing and finding missing photos
      4m 16s
  3. 34m 46s
    1. Filtering photos
      4m 0s
    2. Working with collections
      5m 1s
    3. Modifying image and thumbnail overlays
      3m 17s
    4. Crop presets and overlays
      5m 43s
    5. Using Auto Sync
      5m 33s
    6. Working with movies
      7m 13s
    7. Using Smart Collections for video files
      2m 10s
    8. Focal length filtering and Smart Collections
      1m 49s
  4. 19m 10s
    1. Setting up Flickr publishing services
      3m 47s
    2. Uploading photos to Flickr
      3m 4s
    3. Publishing to a Flickr Photoset
      3m 56s
    4. Publishing to a folder
      5m 11s
    5. Publishing to a Smart Folder or Smart Photoset
      3m 12s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. How sharpening works in Lightroom 3
      4m 48s
    2. Introducing noise reduction
      4m 45s
    3. Applying sharpening and noise reduction
      8m 23s
    4. Adding a grain effect
      4m 31s
    5. Using the Collections panel
      5m 42s
    6. The Adjustment Brush
      5m 48s
    7. The Graduated filter
      2m 10s
    8. Adding a vignette
      5m 45s
    9. Improvements to the Crop tool
      1m 59s
    10. Quickly changing crop orientation
      1m 40s
    11. Understanding the Point Tone Curve
      3m 10s
    12. Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
      4m 2s
    13. Using the Lens Correction controls
      5m 46s
    14. Enhancing images with Lens Correction
      3m 6s
  6. 5m 16s
    1. Adding audio to a slideshow
      5m 16s
  7. 11m 13s
    1. Introducing the custom print package
      3m 42s
    2. Working with the custom print package
      7m 31s
  8. 8m 46s
    1. Introducing tethered shooting
      2m 12s
    2. Working with tethered shooting
      6m 34s
  9. 7m 41s
    1. Optimizing and backing up a catalog
      2m 49s
    2. Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs
      2m 13s
    3. Working with legacy Lightroom files
      2m 39s
  10. 27m 21s
    1. New presets in the Develop, Web, and Print modules
      3m 26s
    2. Importing and working with CMYK images
      5m 55s
    3. Bonus workflow tips
      4m 51s
    4. Adding watermarks in the Print, Slideshow, and Web modules
      1m 20s
    5. Making creative watermarks
      3m 20s
    6. IPTC Extension metadata
      1m 16s
    7. Exporting by file size and with watermarks
      1m 51s
    8. Exporting collections
      3m 22s
    9. Ejecting an external hard drive
      2m 0s
  11. 1m 44s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 15s
    2. What's next
      29s

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Lightroom 3 New Features
3h 32m Intermediate Jun 11, 2010

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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 New Features, photographer and author Chris Orwig explores the enhancements that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 brings to each phase of the photographic workflow—from importing and editing, to exporting and publishing. This course details Lightroom 3's new importing and asset-management features and its significant improvements in the Develop module, including enhanced sharpening and noise reduction. Chris also shows how Lightroom 3 broadens output options, and shares workflow tips and advice for upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with images processed in earlier Lightroom versions. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing and managing photos and video clips
  • Improving efficiency with enhanced collections
  • Applying sharpening and noise reduction
  • Mastering the enhanced adjustment brush, graduated filter, and vignette features
  • Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
  • Adding audio to slideshows
  • Creating custom print packages
  • Importing on-the-fly with tethered shooting
  • Publishing photos to Flickr
  • Publishing to a smart folder and smart photoset
  • Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with legacy images
  • Making and working with creative watermarks
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Improvements to the Crop tool

While we have previously talked about the crop presets and overlays, the Crop tool itself has gotten a bit better inside of Lightroom 3. Let's go ahead and navigate to the Crop tool. The shortcut is the R key. So go ahead and press the R key. Well, this takes us to the Crop tool in the Develop module. Now one of the things that you notice here is that this image has been cropped pretty significantly. A lot of the image has been removed there or has been cropped out in order to change the overall composition.

Let's go ahead and reset the crop. We can do that a few different ways. The first way that we can do this is simply by clicking on the Reset button and of course here's a shortcut for resetting the crop. On a Mac, that would be Option+ Command+R. On a PC, the same shortcut is Alt+Ctr+R. So let's go ahead and reset that crop. Well now we can see the image as it was captured. Now, one of the things that we can do, which is new to Lightroom 3, is create a crop in a unique way.

Currently, my Aspect Ratio is locked down. What I can do is I can click and drag over the image and it's going to give me a crop at the exact Aspect Ratio that I've dialed in here, and I can reposition that and then take advantage of all and the rest of the crop functionality. So the ability to click and drag is brand new to Lightroom 3. Well, let's go ahead and reset this. Another thing that we can do here is unlock this ratio and then in that case, we can just create a free-form crop. It isn't confined to any Aspect Ratio.

Although typically I find it works best to have this locked down because typically I want to keep the same Aspect Ratio when I am creating this particular new crop. Once we're ready to apply the crop, we can either double-click inside of the crop area, press Enter or Return, or simply click the Done button.

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