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Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop

with Tim Grey

Video: Welcome

Perfect your photos with Lightroom's Develop module.
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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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Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop
Video duration: 0s 2h 21m Intermediate


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
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(music playing) Hello, I'm Tim Grey. And I'll be your trainer for this video training title. Aimed at helping you make your photo's look their best with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. For about the last 15 years, I've been helping photographers make the most of their digital workflow by writing books and magazine articles, leading photography workshops, and by speaking at various events around the world. More recently, I've been producing video training titles with the help of video2brain, aimed at helping photographers improve their photography and their digital workflow. In this video workshop, I'm going to help you understand all of the various options for optimizing the appearnce of your photos in Lightroom. I'm not just going to show you what all the sliders and buttons do. But rather, we'll help you understand what's actually happening to your photos. I'll show you which controls I use the most and which I don't use that often. I'll share with you the techniques I use for my own photographic images to help you figure out an approach that works best for your images. The many techniques I'll demonstrate cover the Gamut of Adjustments you'll want to apply to your images, including Basic Adjustments, more Advanced Adjustments for fine control, Targeted Adjustments that affect only a specific area of an image, Clean up Techniques, and even some Creative Adjustments. My aim is to help you not only understand how the various image optimization controls in Lightroom work, but also how to best utilize those controls to make your photographic images look their best.

So, join me as we explore all Lightroom has to offer to help your digital photos really shine.

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