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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 04 Develop Module Advanced Techniques

with Chris Orwig

Video: Welcome

Learn advanced techniques to improve images with creative color, sharpening, and other effects in the Develop module in Lightroom.
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  1. 2m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 39s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 23m 59s
    1. Cropping your photographs
      3m 19s
    2. Cropping and rotating your image
      3m 45s
    3. Changing the crop aspect ratio
      3m 30s
    4. Straightening with the Crop tool
      3m 24s
    5. Drawing out a crop area
      1m 42s
    6. Changing your crop orientation
      1m 30s
    7. Working with the crop overlay
      4m 18s
    8. Synchronizing crop settings
      2m 31s
  3. 34m 46s
    1. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool: Part one
      5m 7s
    2. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool: Part two
      5m 47s
    3. Spot removal: Clone versus Heal
      6m 45s
    4. Cleaning up distractions in the background
      5m 28s
    5. Retouching away linear issues
      4m 46s
    6. Removing dust spots on a lens
      4m 38s
    7. Fixing red-eye
      2m 15s
  4. 14m 3s
    1. Introducing the Graduated filter
      4m 53s
    2. Darkening the sky with the Graduated filter
      3m 7s
    3. Balancing exposure with multiple Graduated filter adjustments
      2m 51s
    4. Enhancing a sunrise with the Graduated filter
      3m 12s
  5. 47m 26s
    1. Adjustment Brush overview
      4m 15s
    2. Improving exposure and color with the Adjustment Brush
      4m 59s
    3. Using Auto Mask to limit an adjustment to a specific area
      4m 33s
    4. Erasing an adjustment if you make a mistake
      3m 26s
    5. Creating a color-reduction effect
      3m 23s
    6. Selective sharpening
      2m 55s
    7. Correcting exposure
      4m 23s
    8. Improving shadows and highlights
      4m 24s
    9. Whitening teeth
      3m 30s
    10. Improving the eyes
      5m 33s
    11. Minimizing moiré patterns
      1m 27s
    12. Adjustment Brush and Basic panel workflow
      4m 38s
  6. 15m 22s
    1. Introducing the Radial filter
      5m 8s
    2. Using the Radial filter to create a vignette
      2m 40s
    3. Applying selective sharpening with the Radial filter
      3m 13s
    4. Improving the light workflow with the Radial filter
      4m 21s
  7. 6m 31s
    1. Reviewing the toolstrip shortcuts
      1m 17s
    2. Turning on Solo mode
      2m 22s
    3. Using shortcuts to open and close panels
      2m 52s
  8. 16m 10s
    1. Demonstrating the Tone Curve controls
      4m 45s
    2. Improving exposure and color with the tone curve
      3m 56s
    3. Using the tone curve to correct and enhance
      4m 44s
    4. Recovering shadow and highlight details with the tone curve
      2m 45s
  9. 15m 44s
    1. Understanding the HSL controls
      4m 13s
    2. Changing color with the HSL controls
      2m 58s
    3. Improving color and tone with HSL
      3m 30s
    4. Using the HSL and Basic panels together
      2m 11s
    5. Making subtle color improvements with HSL
      2m 52s
  10. 24m 16s
    1. How to make compelling black-and-white conversions
      4m 31s
    2. Using the Black and White panel, the Basic panel, and the Adjustment Brush
      5m 14s
    3. Advanced black-and-white workflow
      6m 13s
    4. Using presets to convert to black and white
      3m 16s
    5. Creating black-and-white virtual copies
      2m 55s
    6. A conversation about creating better black-and-white photographs
      2m 7s
  11. 18m 46s
    1. Split-toning essentials
      3m 23s
    2. Creating unique color with split toning
      4m 54s
    3. Adding a warm tone with split toning
      4m 16s
    4. Using split toning to craft a cross-processed look
      3m 10s
    5. Applying and creating split-toning presets
      3m 3s
  12. 24m 40s
    1. Introducing how the Sharpening control works
      5m 0s
    2. Gaining a better understanding of noise reduction
      3m 26s
    3. Using the Detail panel to improve your photographs
      6m 44s
    4. Improving the noise and sharpness of an underexposed image
      4m 31s
    5. Enhancing the details for a well-exposed photograph
      4m 59s
  13. 31m 15s
    1. Leveling your photographs with Upright
      2m 58s
    2. Removing distortion with the Basic and Manual controls
      8m 0s
    3. Improving an environmental portrait with Upright
      2m 26s
    4. Making dramatic perspective improvements
      3m 8s
    5. Correcting fish-eye distortion
      2m 39s
    6. Making subtle perspective corrections
      5m 46s
    7. Removing color fringing or chromatic aberration
      4m 1s
    8. Quick and easy color fringing removal
      2m 17s
  14. 15m 21s
    1. Creating a unique look with the Grain controls
      4m 19s
    2. Adding or removing lens vignetting
      5m 8s
    3. Applying a vignette to a cropped photograph
      3m 19s
    4. Creating a border effect
      2m 35s
  15. 10m 23s
    1. Improving color with camera calibration profiles
      3m 39s
    2. Customizing color with the calibration controls
      4m 1s
    3. Creative color with camera calibration
      2m 43s
  16. 33s
    1. Next steps

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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 04 Develop Module Advanced Techniques
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In this Lightroom 5 Essentials installment, Chris Orwig breaks out the Adobe Lightroom power tools. Learn advanced techniques to improve images with creative color, retouching, and other effects in the Develop module. Chris shows you how to crop and straighten your photographs for instantly improved compositions; remove dust and distracting background elements; selectively paint in adjustments to make your subject's skin, teeth, and eyes shine in portraits; and make both subtle and dramatic color changes, including black-and-white conversions. Plus, learn to increase image quality through noise reduction and clarity adjustments, apply split toning and vignettes, and correct for lens distortion.

Topics include:
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
  • Enhancing the sky with the Graduated Filter tool
  • Improving exposure and color with the Adjustment Brush
  • Modifying tone with the Tone Curve controls
  • Creating better black-and-white photos
  • Reducing noise with sharpening
  • Split toning to create a sepia tone
  • Correcting distortion
  • Understanding camera calibration in Lightroom


Welcome, my name is Chris Orwig. I'm a photographer, author, and educator. And welcome to this series Lightroom 5 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 in 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 fourth in our series, we'll focus in on advanced techniques in the Develop module. You know the Develop module is the place that you go in Lightroom in order to correct, enhance and improve your photographs. And in this course, we'll be covering a range of topics. Let me highlight a few. We'll talk about how we can crop and recompose our images. How we can retouch our photographs and how we can remove or reduce distractions and blemishes. We'll explore how we can work with the graduated filter in order to modify a larger area of the photograph.

Or how we can use the adjustment brush in order to paint in adjustments to specific areas. We'll examine how we can create more interesting black and white photographs. Or how we can add a split toning effect. We'll look at how we can reduce noise and sharpen our photographs. And how we can apply some important lens corrections, whether that's to level a photograph, correct perspective, or to remove some dramatic distortion. We'll be covering all of these topics and more, so without further delay, let's begin.

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