Join Taz Tally for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Lightroom: Color Correction.
If you are a premium member of Lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. You can download these files and place them on your Desktop just as you see I have done here. There'll be an Exercise Files folder, which are broken into five chapters, and in each of these chapters you'll see all of the images that you will use in Lightroom for color correction. We'll access all these images through Lightroom throughout the course. And if you're kind of new to Lightroom, you might want to refer to the Lightroom essentials course. Which gives you a complete description on how to import images into Lightroom.
But for now, I just want to show you a simple way to bring images into the Lightroom Catalog to move this out of the way. And let's go to the Lightroom interface. This is what the basic interface will look like. And we'll click down here in the lower left-hand corner on the Import button, and you'll see this screen. Over in the left-hand side, you'll see your Source menu. And, what you want to do, is navigate though, whichever operating system you work on, to your Desktop, and access the exercise file and click on that. Now, your screen view may look something like this.
It says, No photos found. And then you can include subfolders here or here, either place, and then you'll see all of the images that are in all these chapters. Then all you need to do is click up here, just click Add, alright? Don't click Copy but click Add, and then all of those files, those exercise files that are placed on your Desktop will be added to the Lightroom catalog and will be available for you to use throughout this class. If you are a monthly or an annual member of Lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
So, what do you say? Let's get started.
- Setting up Lightroom for color correction
- Identifying color cast
- Measuring skin tones
- Adjusting color balance
- Adjusting overall brightness and contrast
- Using targets for color correction
- Using histograms, the Info panel, and Curves
- Making creative adjustments
- Automating color correction