Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understand the uses of Lightroom, part of Introduction to Photography: Lightroom and Photoshop.
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- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.…That's what Adobe wants you to call the product.…It's a single application that can perform…all of the workflow steps that I…outlined in the last chapter.…Lightroom has three great advantages.…Because it's a single application,…you don't have to move your images…from one program to another.…That means you don't have to worry…about comparability between applications,…image quality loss, and you don't have…to take the extra time to save in one place,…reopen in another and so on.…
Over the years, I've used a lot of different tools…for my post-production workflow, and I can…say absolutely that I can work faster…with a Lightroom-based workflow…than with any other approach that I've taken.…The second great advantage is that…the specific tools that Lightroom provides…for each workflow step are very good.…They're not all perfect, but finding a set…of perfect tools is probably not possible, anyway.…And whatever Lightroom lacks in terms…of specific functions, it more than makes up for…with the convenience of its integrated approach.…
Where to begin learning tools like these? Right here. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long introduces the concepts and creative options behind photographic post-processing. From fixing problems to retouching, Ben shows how to do it, without overdoing it, with Lightroom, Photoshop, and the Adobe mobile apps.
- Importing and organizing images in Lightroom
- Rating images in Lightroom
- Adjusting images in Lightroom
- Retouching in Photoshop
- Making pixel-level edits in Photoshop
- Syncing and editing images in Lightroom mobile