Lightroom 5 Essentials: 05 Creating Prints and Books
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Making basic adjustments in the Develop module


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 05 Creating Prints and Books

with Chris Orwig

Video: Making basic adjustments in the Develop module

One of the steps that you can take in your overall print workflow in order to most dramatically improve the quality of your final print is soft proofing and we'll be talking about soft proofing quite a bit in this chapter, yet before we get to that topic we need to step back a little bit. We need to talk about how soft proofing can fit into our overall workflow. By doing that it'll help us gain some clarity about the topic of soft proofing. So for now lets jump back in time to start off with working on our images here in the Develop Module.
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  1. 2m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 43s
    2. Using the exercise files
      42s
  2. 41m 46s
    1. Making basic adjustments in the Develop module
      3m 43s
    2. Creating better prints by soft proofing
      6m 32s
    3. Choosing a rendering intent
      8m 49s
    4. Correcting a soft-proof copy
      4m 57s
    5. Painting away soft-proof gamut problems
      6m 52s
    6. Soft proofing to add visual snap
      5m 48s
    7. Fine-tuning soft-proof color
      5m 5s
  3. 17m 32s
    1. Making print collections
      3m 33s
    2. Using print templates
      5m 35s
    3. Creating a contact sheet
      4m 21s
    4. Creating your own custom templates
      4m 3s
  4. 24m 31s
    1. Customizing the layout of a single image
      4m 24s
    2. Exploring page options for a single image
      6m 59s
    3. Using the Picture Package layout style
      7m 42s
    4. Using custom layout styles
      5m 26s
  5. 25m 48s
    1. Exploring different types of printers and papers
      3m 44s
    2. Configuring page setup and print settings
      3m 10s
    3. Exploring desktop print job settings
      5m 17s
    4. Setting up to print JPEG images
      2m 47s
    5. Looking at brightness and contrast in print samples
      5m 25s
    6. Reviewing prints
      5m 25s
  6. 5m 19s
    1. Why build a book and why use Lightroom?
      1m 36s
    2. Reviewing samples of both printed and digital books
      3m 43s
  7. 29m 26s
    1. Creating collections for your book project
      7m 11s
    2. Choosing book settings and preferences
      4m 23s
    3. Using Auto Layout and viewing tips
      3m 3s
    4. Editing Auto Layout presets
      4m 38s
    5. Customizing the page layout
      5m 8s
    6. Saving favorite page layouts
      1m 46s
    7. Adding page numbers
      3m 17s
  8. 30m 33s
    1. Viewing the guides
      4m 25s
    2. Changing the image size with the cell controls
      2m 51s
    3. Saving custom page layouts
      1m 50s
    4. Changing individual images and the page sequence
      3m 34s
    5. Swapping image position
      1m 35s
    6. Changing the page spread sequence
      54s
    7. Changing image zoom on multiple images
      2m 41s
    8. Changing the background
      6m 15s
    9. Reviewing the layout
      3m 38s
    10. Saving your book layout
      2m 50s
  9. 8m 58s
    1. Using the Print module to design a layout
      4m 20s
    2. Including the custom layout in your project
      4m 38s
  10. 7m 57s
    1. Making specific adjustments
      3m 50s
    2. Applying global adjustments to all your photographs
      4m 7s
  11. 19m 33s
    1. Adding captions
      5m 50s
    2. Customizing type: Part one
      8m 6s
    3. Customizing type: Part two
      3m 21s
    4. Using and creating type presets
      2m 16s
  12. 19m 42s
    1. Changing the layout
      4m 11s
    2. A creative approach to selecting a title for your book
      5m 59s
    3. Adding another text field to your cover
      5m 46s
    4. Selecting an alternate cover layout template
      3m 46s
  13. 13m 48s
    1. Selecting the keepers
      3m 37s
    2. Reviewing the layout
      5m 44s
    3. Duplicating the book design
      4m 27s
  14. 3m 57s
    1. Exporting to PDF
      52s
    2. Exporting and ordering books from Blurb
      3m 5s
  15. 26s
    1. Next steps
      26s

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Watch the Online Video Course Lightroom 5 Essentials: 05 Creating Prints and Books
4h 11m Beginner Jul 24, 2013

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Creating Prints and Books is part of author Chris Orwig's investigation of Adobe Lightroom 5, and focuses on the Print and Books modules, which can be used to create high-quality prints and proofs and design custom layouts for books. Chris briefly reviews how to correct and paint away gamut issues and other problems in the Develop module and shows how to take advantage of templates and collections. The course also shows how to adjust print job settings for contact sheets, single image prints, and print packages, and the final chapters guide photographers through the step-by-step process of building and printing a book from Lightroom.

A bonus chapter introduces a quick condensed workflow for experienced designers who want to learn about changes to the process in Lightroom 5.

Topics include:
  • Creating better prints by soft proofing
  • Choosing a soft proof rendering input
  • Creating a custom template
  • Customizing the print layout style
  • Adjusting print to JPG settings
  • Reviewing prints
  • Creating collections for a book project
  • Using Auto Layout
  • Using guides and cell controls
  • Swapping image position in a book
  • Changing the book background
  • Working with typography
  • Adding captions
  • Designing a book cover
  • Exporting to PDF
  • Ordering a printed copy of your book from Blurb
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Making basic adjustments in the Develop module

One of the steps that you can take in your overall print workflow in order to most dramatically improve the quality of your final print is soft proofing and we'll be talking about soft proofing quite a bit in this chapter, yet before we get to that topic we need to step back a little bit. We need to talk about how soft proofing can fit into our overall workflow. By doing that it'll help us gain some clarity about the topic of soft proofing. So for now lets jump back in time to start off with working on our images here in the Develop Module.

Typically we start off with a picture like this. This is a photograph of one of my daughter's friends. And I like her bright expression, all the vibrant colors. She was dressed up for Halloween and this was at a Harvest Festival I just lover her bright warm smile. Well, here we typically start off in Develop Module, and I know that you know this stuff, right? We use controls perhaps increase the color temperature, perhaps add some contrast, or maybe a little bit of vibrates, or color saturation. We make our way through these controls. We also use other controls as well to work on detail, and noise, and to sharpen the image.

And we make adjustments really based on improving the overall visual appeal, the visual aesthetic. Well here we have the before and after. We just added a bit of a snap there. Perhaps even a bit more contrast would be nice, or maybe a little bit more warmth in this picture. Okay well after we made those adjustments we also make some adjustments which are a bit more objective. Using the histogram what we can do is turn on what are called our clipping indicators. These indicators are really important. If you hover over them or click on them, it will turn on this indicator. This will give us some objective way to evaluate our photograph in regards to the highlights and shadows.

It will show us any clipping that we have. In other words, if I exaggerate this exposure amount here, it's going to show me with this red detail here that I have clipping. I have loss of detail in this area. Well, that's easy enough to correct. We use our controls in order to bring the exposure down so we don't have any clipping. The same thing is true with our deep shadows. If I exaggerate here we can see I have clipping in these dark areas where the blue is highlighting the problem or problematic area. Again, we can use our various controls in order to correct that.

Now I assume you know all of those things, yet I like to highlight that because that really is the precursor for working with soft proofing. It's the precursor because it shows us Clipping. It shows us problem areas. And it highlights those problem areas and then it kind of clues us into thinking okay we need to make some adjustments in order to correct for that. It kind of helps us step outside of ourselves. It helps us step outside of just making subjective adjustments. Because subjectively right now, well this image, it looks great.

You know, we may be thinking to our self, we are ready to go to the Print Module and to create a print. Yet, if we were to do that, we would be pretty disappointed because this image wouldn't print very well. Well how would we know that or how could we make changes to this image so that it would print well? Well, in order to start to evaluate our photographs for print, what we need to do is to use soft proofing. Soft proofing it will allow us to evaluate and to make changes to our photographs so that they will reproduce even more clearly.

Or in order to more clearly understand how soft proofing works let's go ahead and talk about that with this image, and let's do that in the next movie.

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