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A bonus chapter introduces a quick condensed workflow for experienced designers who want to learn about changes to the process in Lightroom 5.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
- 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 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 began to achieve professional results. In this installment, the fifth in our series, we'll focus in on how we can create better prints and custom book projects.
You know as a photographer, I have always deeply valued the photographic print. Whether on a single page or bound in a book. So let me highlight a few of the topics that we'll be covering in this course. We'll talk about the value of the photographic print. And we'll discuss how we can use the Develop module in what's called Soft Proofing in order to preview how our images will appear once they've been printed. We'll explore how we can work with print collections. And how we can use templates to do different things, like say, create a contact sheet.
We'll look at how we can print a single image on a page and how we can customize the overall print layout. Then we'll take some time to put together a book project. We'll begin by using Auto Layout in order to populate the project with our images. And then we'll look at how we can customize a layout. How we can change images in page order so that the book project looks its best. Well we will be covering these topics and more, so without further delay, let's begin.