Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Practical and creative cropping, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
Sometimes cropping an image can take a good composition and really make it great.…Also there is times when we need to crop an image to fit up a particular size so…we can print it out.…Well, let's grab the Crop Overlay tool here, and one of the things you'll…notice here is we have the option to check it, which constrains it. Once this…lock is locked, it constrains it to an aspect ratio. If we unlock it, then we can just crop freely.…Notice now I can drag the Crop tool around however I like for any kind of result.…
Typically though we want to lock that, and we want to lock it to an aspect ratio.…Say, for instance, we want to do a 4x6.…Now when we drag this out, it's going to be constrained to 4x6.…And notice as I move the mouse over different portions it will flip between…Landscape and Portrait.…So let me just start here, and now one of the interesting things is we don't…actually move the crop, we move the photo within the crop.…So let's take the photo to here, and I'm just going to make the crop a little…
There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
- Importing images from a hard drive
- Working with the panels efficiently
- Understanding and managing catalogs
- Customizing the HTML galleries
- Adding music to slideshow presentations
- Converting grayscale images
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. The Library and Catalogs
6. Advanced Adjustments
9. Lightroom for the Web
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