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Talking you through the Lightroom workflow
Lightroom tutorials are nowhere near as numerous as those for Photoshop. But it's an absolutely brilliant post-processing resource for photographers - one that I know is used by thousands of Photography Art Cafe readers. So I thought it was only right to put together a little series on Lightroom, to help you get the most from this fantastic software.
The following tutorials - accompanied by a brief introductory review of Lightroom 3 - have been put together by PAC writer, professional landscape photographer and Lightroom afficionado, David Fleet! David's done an awesome job of laying out his workflow step-by-step, which ultimately is about creating high quality, professional images, in a short space of time. Hope you enjoy these...
First, a quick review:
Photographer David Fleet explains why Lightroom is the right software for him, with a potted summary of its chief pro's and con's.
Workflow stage 1: setting the stage for organzing and editing by making use of Lightroom's Library module.
Workflow stage 2: One of lightroom's trump cards is the Smart Collections feature. How to make use of Lightroom's organizational features.
Workflow stage 3: On to some actual editing! Cropping, calibrating and lens correcting in the Lightroom Develop module.
Workflow stage 4: The fun bit! The first of 2 Lightroom tutorials on making key adjustments. Contrast, exposure white balance and vibrance.
Workflow stage 5: Now the finishing touches of sharpening, noise reduction and dust speck scanning. Almost ready to print!
Hopefully these Lightroom tutorials will help you get to grips with the software a bit better. If you're keen to dig deeper, it might be worth checking out KelbyTraining.com , where there's a raft of Lightroom tutorials by well known pro's. But check back to this page too, where the list will continue to grow!
Remember, if you're also a Photoshop user, Photography Art Cafe has a growing collection of tutorials on how to use Photoshop.
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