Lightroom 5 Essentials: 03 Develop Module Basics

with Chris Orwig
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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 03 Develop Module Basics
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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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- 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. And 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 and 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 work flow. We will be covering all of these topics and more so without further delay, let's begin.

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