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My Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-310440-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-310440-0


instructions with callouts to Photoshop Lightroom 4 images that show you exactly what to do.


when you run into Photoshop Lightroom 4 problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes

to help you get the most from Photoshop Lightroom 4.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. The tasks include how to:

• Quickly import, organize, and tag your photos

• Build and maintain a well-organized photo catalog

• Make the most of metadata, keywords, and searchable attributes

• Use Quick Develop’s fast, handy image-processing tools

• Apply localized adjustments to specific parts of an image

• Work effectively in black and white

• Reduce unwanted image noise

• Output your images to printers, slideshows, photo books, and online galleries

• Customize Lightroom’s preview, import, and backup preferences

• Add GPS metadata to your catalog images

BONUS MATERIAL: Find “Working with DSLR Video” and other bonus tasks on this book’s website at quepublishing.com/title/9780789749970

Sample Content

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started with Lightroom 4     3

Launching Lightroom 4     4

Customizing the Identity Plate     6

Creating a New Catalog     9

Opening an Existing Catalog    10

Choosing Settings     11

Importing Photos     14

Using Auto Import     29

Exporting Photos from a Catalog     32

Renaming Photos     35

2 Previewing Photos in the Library Module     39

Library Module Panels     40

Library Toolbar     44

Filter Bar     45

Choosing View Options     46

Browsing and Selecting Photos in the Library Grid     50

Browsing and Selecting with the Filmstrip     52

Navigating in Loupe View     53

Changing Loupe Zoom Views     54

Working in Compare View     55

Working in Survey View     58

3 Organizing Images in the Library     61

Rotating Images     62

Flipping Images     63

Rating Images     64

Flagging Images     65

Rejecting Images    66

Applying Color Labels     67

Creating a Custom Color Label Set     68

Organizing with the Painter Tool     69

Sorting Images     70

Working with Stacks     72

Removing Photos     76

Deleting Photos     76

4 Working with Metadata and Keywords     79

Working with Metadata     80

Working with Keywords     88

5 Searching for Images     101

Searching with the Text Filter     102

Searching with the Attribute Filter    104

Searching with the Metadata Filter     108

Filtering with the Filmstrip Controls     110

Filtering by GPS Location    111

Saving Photos to Collections    112

6 Using Quick Develop     121

Applying Quick Develop Presets     122

Cropping Photos with Quick Develop    124

Applying Quick Develop Color Adjustments     125

Adjusting Vibrance and Saturation with Quick Develop     127

Converting to Black and White with Quick Develop     129

Apply Quick Develop Tonal Adjustments     130

Adjusting Clarity and Sharpness with Quick Develop    137

7 Adjusting Images in the Develop Module     141

Opening a Photo in the Develop Module     142

Updating the Process Version     142

Cropping Images     144

Applying Tonal Adjustments     150

Applying Color Adjustments     156

Working with Tone Curves     161

Enhancing Color with HSL Adjustments     167

Correcting Chromatic Aberration     172

Working with Vignettes     173

Adding Film Grain     176

8 Applying Localized Adjustments 179

Working with the Spot Removal Tool     180

Correcting Red Eye     184

Working with the Adjustment Brush     185

Utilizing Adjustment Brush Presets     196

Using the Graduated Filter Tool     199

9 Develop Module Workflow     203

Accessing History States     204

Working with Snapshots     205

Creating Virtual Copies     208

Sharing Develop Settings     209

Resetting Images to the Default Settings    216

Working with Soft Proofing     217

10 Working in Black and White     223

Converting Images to Black and White     224

Applying White Balance Adjustments to Black-and-White Images     226

Applying Auto Black & White Adjustments     228

Applying Custom Black & White Adjustments     230

Creating a Split Tone Image     232

11 Reducing Noise and Sharpening     235

Applying the Sharpen Faces Preset     236

Applying the Sharpen Scenic Preset     238

Sharpening in Luminance Mode     240

Reducing Noise     243

12 Mapping Photos     249

Changing the Map Style     250

Changing Map Magnification and Crop     251

Viewing Geotagged Image Locations     252

Adding GPS Locations     253

13 Printing     257

Choosing a Print Layout Style     258

Choosing Print Settings and Options     265

Inserting an Identity Plate Overlay     274

Creating a Watermarking Preset     278

Utilizing Color Management     283

Saving a Custom Print Template    285

Creating a Saved Print     286

14 Creating Books     289

Choosing Book Setup Options     290

Working with Auto Layout    295

Viewing Book Pages     298

Editing a Book Project     299

Working with Captions     304

Saving a Book Project     309

15 Creating Slideshows     313

Viewing Images in the Slide Editor     314

Choosing Slideshow Settings and Options     315

Inserting Slideshow Overlays     319

Creating a Backdrop     328

Adding Intro and Ending Screens     330

Adding Soundtrack Music     334

Previewing and Playing a Slideshow     335

Exporting a Slideshow     337

Saving a Slideshow Template     340

Saving a Slideshow Project     341

16 Creating Web Galleries     345

Choosing a Web Gallery Layout Style     346

Choosing Web & Device Output Settings and Options    351

Previewing a Web Gallery     366

Exporting a Web Gallery     367

Uploading a Web Gallery     368

Saving a Web Gallery Template     369

Saving a Web Gallery Project     370

17 Working with DSLR Video     online only

Index     373


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