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In this course, Chris Orwig navigates through several real-world photography assignment scenarios and introduces his workflow recommendations in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for each one, whether on-site, in the field, or back at the office. For a wedding or other event, Chris shows how to import images quickly, batch process the pictures, and create a slideshow to display during the event or import to Facebook. Back at the office, Chris demonstrates how the images can be reprocessed and exported for printing at a lab or burning to DVD.
The second workflow covers location shoots for travel photography. Chris shows how to label photos with travel-specific keywords and add locations to photos with the Lightroom Map module. At home the images can be added to catalogs, laid out in a book format, or printed on multi-image sheets.
The final two methodologies cover the editorial or commercial process and a more personal and creative one. Whatever the shooting scenario, this course offers an organized and comprehensive workflow for taking photographs through the editing process in Lightroom.
There are just a few final steps in this book building process that you'll want to take. The first one is to export the book to a PDF file. If you do this, what it will do is it will create a PDF document which you could then print on your own desktop printer. You'll want to do that in order to evaluate the book, to read over the copy that you've added, to make sure that everything is exactly right. Next, after you have done that, you can click on this button to send the book to Blurb. Here, you'll want to go ahead and log in to Blurb. If you do not have an account, you can navigate to Blurb.com and create one.
Once you have that account, you can enter in your account information here and then go ahead and sign in. Once you have done this, you need to give your book a title. I will go ahead and call this one Sayulita, and I'll give this a subtitle: Los Colores De Mexico. All right. After I've done that I'll click Upload Book. This will then take these full high-resolution files, and what it will do is it will configure them into these pages and it will create these page layouts and it will upload this to Blurb.
Once this is complete, it will open up the Blurb web site and show us our book so that we can preview it. For the sake of demo here, we're going to speed up this process. And now here you can see this process is complete. It has opened up the Blurb web site, and here I have my book. I will go ahead and click on preview book. This will open up the book so that I can see it as if it is really part of or inside of this book we can see the cover has some details or graphics. Also, the interior pages, again the layout is now set inside of this context which can help us evaluate our project. And if we click through this and like this project if it is looking good. To finish it up, all that you need to do is to click on this buy button in order to finish the process and to order your book.
You can also evaluate your book by clicking on the thumbnail view. This will show you the different spreads, and this looks similar to what we have seen before, right? And as we review the book in Lightroom. The other thing that I want to highlight here is that if ever you do not like the book, perhaps you want to make some changes. All that you need to do there is just go back to Lightroom and then make those changes and then re-upload this to Blurb. The other thing that I would highlight here is that once you've created a layout, you'll want to save this. In order to save this, you can click on the button at the top right-hand side of the work area. This button says Create Saved Book. I'll go ahead and name this one Sayulita, and then click Create. Now you can see here in my collections panel I have this book and all of these settings all of the customization that I applied to this book now saved inside of this collections panel.
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