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Now through this entire course, we've been working So I can simply choose the picture that I want to work with. And I think what I want to do is backlight, and It will apply the effects, and when I return back to Lightroom, I have the Boston Harbor.

Lightroom

Now through this entire course, we've been working with Perfect Photo Suite, as a self contained entity. But a lot of times you may be working with it in conjunction with another application. Let's take a look at how you would get into Perfect Photo Suite, from within Lightroom. So I can simply choose the picture that I want to work with. Now I may have done some pre-processing within light room, to work with the picture, and I want to take it into one of the Perfect Photo Suite modules. Once I've done any work I've wanted to to that picture or just even use the original picture, I can go up under Photo Edit in, and I have several modules that I can choose from.

I could take it directly into the black and white module, or the effects module or, or the portrait module. Make any changes I want, and then when I hit save, it will save that new image, put a reference to it in my Lightroom library. So for instance, if I wanted to say, modify this image with say, Perfect Enhance, you see I can open up a copy. With my light room adjustments, I hit, Edit. It loads the image into Perfect Enhance.

I'm going to quickly choose one of my presets. And I think what I want to do is backlight, and then as soon as I'm done with my modifications, I can simply go ahead, and I'm think I'm going to add a little bit more contrast, and I can hit apply. It will apply the effects, and when I return back to Lightroom, I have a new version of this image, that I can work with, with all my modifications. Now let's go ahead and jump back to the grid view, and I want to show you again the power of Perfect Photo Suite from within Lightroom.

Instead of selecting one image, I'm going to actually select multiple images, I'm going to hold down my Command key, and choose my sunset, I'm going to choose this clock from Boston. And let me go ahead and choose one other image that really needs a little more pizzazz. And I think this image is a little bit flat and I want to work with that. So now I have three images. I'm going to go ahead and go back to Photo, Edit In, and I could send all of these to an individual module. And, on one is continually modifying and improving Perfect Photo Suite so you might even have additional modules available to you as they are released.

But what I want to point out is I'm going to use Perfect Batch, and we learned how to use Perfect Batch in a previous lesson, and I'm going to leverage what we created to apply to these three images. Now the advantage of using Perfect Batch is I could resize all my images or watermark all my images, or even apply a correction watermark them and I'm going to go ahead and choose that default that we created earlier, the Autofix. And I have it already loaded here, and simply hit OK. And as you see, when we've now returned to our Lightroom catalog, I have my original image, as well as my newly processed images.

There is the sunset, with my auto-color correct, as well as the Boston clock, and finally, the Boston Harbor. Now, if I open these up and you can compare these two, here is the original image that we were working with, of the sunset, and here is my modified image. With my crop, my resize, as well as my watermark. As you see, being able to access Perfect Photo Suite from within Lightroom, allows you not only to create unique and special images, but it can save you a lot of time, when you can do the batch processing, to a bunch of images inside of your library.

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Up and Running with Perfect Photo Suite 8

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Abba Shapiro
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  1. 1m 10s
    1. Welcome
      29s
    2. What you should know to get the most from this course
      41s
  2. 4m 32s
    1. What is the Perfect Photo Suite 8?
      1m 39s
    2. What's new in Perfect Photo Suite 8?
      58s
    3. What's the right version of Perfect Photo Suite for you?
      1m 27s
    4. Installing the software
      28s
  3. 3m 7s
    1. Understanding preference settings
      1m 49s
    2. Getting to know the browser interface
      1m 18s
  4. 14m 1s
    1. Importing media into the Layers module
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing and transforming layers
      4m 56s
    3. Exploring tools
      3m 45s
  5. 9m 11s
    1. Quick fixes
      2m 48s
    2. Detailed adjustments
      4m 2s
    3. Understanding presets
      2m 21s
  6. 21m 32s
    1. Selecting faces
      2m 30s
    2. Working with faces
      2m 32s
    3. Removing blemishes
      2m 43s
    4. Adjusting skin tone
      8m 58s
    5. Blending
      55s
    6. Working with portrait presets
      3m 54s
  7. 33m 0s
    1. Effect presets
      2m 51s
    2. Modifying effect presets
      2m 52s
    3. Gradients
      3m 56s
    4. Adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    5. Understanding filter stacks and mixing presets
      8m 6s
    6. Saving and using custom presets
      4m 53s
    7. Using lens blur to create bokeh, tilt-shift, and selective-focus effects
      5m 56s
  8. 26m 46s
    1. Creating a black-and-white image from a color image
      4m 25s
    2. Understanding tone and color response
      4m 25s
    3. The special brushes of the B&W module
      8m 1s
    4. Advanced Navigator adjustments
      5m 28s
    5. Presets
      4m 27s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Understanding the uses of masking
      5m 58s
    2. Creating a simple mask in the Layers module
      4m 47s
    3. Creating a simple mask: The Keep, Drop, and Refine tools
      6m 19s
    4. The Remove Background button
      3m 55s
    5. Refining your mask
      6m 58s
    6. Working with transparency
      4m 46s
    7. Creating believable composites using the Effects module
      2m 51s
  10. 21m 54s
    1. Resizing images for the web and digital distribution
      5m 42s
    2. Preparing your images for print
      7m 29s
    3. Using Perfect Batch
      8m 43s
  11. 11m 21s
    1. Lightroom
      3m 47s
    2. Photoshop
      4m 40s
    3. Aperture
      1m 37s
    4. When to use Perfect Photo Suite 8
      1m 17s
  12. 38m 56s
    1. Challenge: Masking and blending multiple images into one
      2m 6s
    2. Solution: Masking and blending multiple images into one
      7m 33s
    3. Challenge: Creating a vintage postcard from a new image
      42s
    4. Solution: Creating a vintage postcard from a new image
      11m 34s
    5. Challenge: Creating an old-looking image from a new one
      56s
    6. Solution: Creating an old-looking image from a new one
      16m 5s
  13. 32s
    1. Next steps
      32s

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