Lightroom 5 Essentials: 03 Develop Module Basics
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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 03 Develop Module Basics

with Chris Orwig

Video: Welcome

Welcome, my name is Chris Orwig. I'm a photographer, author and educator.
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  1. 2m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 27s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 17m 47s
    1. Develop module overview
      4m 18s
    2. How Develop module raw processing works
      4m 21s
    3. Using Develop module presets
      1m 46s
    4. Evaluating your progress with before and after views
      2m 9s
    5. Updating older Lightroom files
      5m 13s
  3. 15m 46s
    1. Understanding white balance and color temperature
      3m 5s
    2. Using the White Balance Selector tool
      3m 31s
    3. Correcting white balance with a color checker
      1m 50s
    4. Using the White Balance menu
      3m 28s
    5. Creative white balance
      3m 52s
  4. 35m 3s
    1. Getting familiar with the basic controls
      3m 23s
    2. Understanding how the tone controls work
      4m 30s
    3. Using the histogram to correct exposure
      2m 53s
    4. Turning on the clipping indicators to show problem areas
      4m 53s
    5. Correcting an underexposed image
      3m 6s
    6. Correcting an overexposed image
      2m 50s
    7. Using Auto Tone to improve your photographs
      2m 48s
    8. Enhancing your photographs with Auto Tone and custom adjustments
      3m 57s
    9. Making subtle yet significant tone adjustments
      4m 14s
    10. Resetting your photograph to its default settings
      2m 29s
  5. 26m 22s
    1. Understanding vibrance and saturation
      4m 51s
    2. Enhancing color with vibrance, saturation, and contrast
      1m 54s
    3. Using vibrance and saturation in a portrait workflow
      3m 8s
    4. Color creativity with temperature, vibrance, and saturation
      2m 3s
    5. Adding warm tones
      4m 12s
    6. Introducing the Clarity control
      2m 4s
    7. Using clarity in collaboration with vibrance and saturation
      3m 55s
    8. Creating a unique color look for your photographs
      4m 15s
  6. 9m 15s
    1. Three ways to quickly remove color
      3m 45s
    2. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool to change brightness
      2m 12s
    3. Synchronizing black-and-white settings across multiple images
      3m 18s
  7. 9m 41s
    1. Synchronizing adjustments to multiple images
      3m 46s
    2. Copying and pasting settings across multiple images
      3m 33s
    3. Using one of the most useful buttons in Lightroom
      2m 22s
  8. 13m 22s
    1. What are virtual copies and why do they matter?
      2m 54s
    2. Expanding your creativity with virtual copies
      4m 28s
    3. Filtering, finding, and deleting virtual copies
      3m 54s
    4. Changing a virtual copy to a master photograph
      2m 6s
  9. 13m 32s
    1. Basic panel workflow
      5m 3s
    2. When to use Auto Tone
      4m 49s
    3. Workflow considerations
      3m 40s
  10. 12m 4s
    1. Creating your own custom presets
      5m 44s
    2. Using Snapshots and History
      3m 49s
    3. Information overlay
      2m 31s
  11. 42s
    1. Next steps

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This installment of Lightroom 5 Essentials shows how to boost the quality of your images—their color, tone, saturation, and brightness—and restore seemingly "lost" detail using the powerful Develop module in Adobe Lightroom. Beginning with a review of the module's tools and features, author Chris Orwig guides you, step by step, through detailed adjustments such as changing color temperature, correcting white balance, and fixing under- and overexposure problems. Find out how to improve images through clarity adjustments, as well as how to convert color images into black and white. Lastly, see how to save time by synchronizing your adjustments across multiple images, setting up and using custom presets, and working with virtual copies.

Topics include:
  • How raw processing works in the Develop module
  • Evaluating before and after versions of your photos
  • Understanding white balance and color temperature
  • Correcting exposure with the histogram
  • Identifying problem areas with clipping indicators
  • Enhancing color with Vibrance, Saturation, and Contrast
  • Adding warm tones
  • Three ways to remove color from an image
  • Changing brightness with the Targeted Adjustment tool
  • Processing multiple images
  • A Basic panel workflow
  • Using snapshots and history
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Chris Orwig


Welcome, my name is Chris Orwig. I'm a photographer, author and educator. And welcome to this series, Lightroom Five Essentials. You know, Lightroom has quickly become one of the most dominant image editing tools in the world. And if you're curious to learn why, and to discover how you can use Lightroom to improve your work flow and your photographs, well you've come to the right place. The goal for this series is to cover what you need to know in order to begin to achieve professional results.

In this installment, the third in our series, we'll focus in on Develop Module Basics. You know, the Develop Module is where the magic takes place. This is where we bring our images to life. In this course, we'll cover what you need to know to be up and running with the Develop Module. We'll be covering a range of topics in this course. Let me highlight a few. We'll talk about how we can change color temperature, and white balance. We'll explore how we can use basic controls, in order to correct and improve exposure in contrast.

We'll examine how we can modify vibrance and saturation, and how we can convert our images to black and white. We'll also explore how we can synchronize settings across multiple files, and a few other techniques which will help you to optimize your workflow. Well, we'll be covering all of these topics and more so, without further delay, let's begin.

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