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The Photographer's Guide to Adobe Lightroom

By : Marcin Lewandowski
Book Image

The Photographer's Guide to Adobe Lightroom

By: Marcin Lewandowski

Overview of this book

It takes talent to be a great photographer, but in the digital era, it also takes a level of technical proficiency. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic was designed as a one-stop solution for photographers to perfect their final products on a desktop-focused workflow, which includes local storage of your photos in files and folders on your computer. Knowing how to efficiently navigate through Lightroom means that you’ll be able to concentrate on being creative instead of wondering “what does this button do”. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, you will begin with importing photographs into Lightroom. You’ll focus on how to sort through, sequence, develop, and export ready files in various formats, or even design a book and create gallery-ready prints. Next, you will learn how to make informed decisions within Lightroom and how to approach your work depending on the set of photographs you are working on. This guide also illustrates real-life usage and workflow examples that are not just for aspiring professionals, but also for artists and amateurs who are still getting to grips with the technical side of photography. By the end of this book, you'll be confident in importing, editing, sorting, developing, and delivering your photos like a professional.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Importing Images into Lightroom and Exploring the Library Module's Structure and Tools
Section 2: Developing Photographs in Lightroom Classic
Section 3: Exploring the Export, Print, Book, and Slideshow Modules
Table of Keyboard Shortcuts

A few tips and tricks not mentioned earlier in the chapter

Even though it might seem that we are limited by the templates, there are few ways to create our own layouts. First of all, we can move all picture cells around the page and adjust their size by dragging the corners of the picture cell. This is when Page Grid will come in handy, as we will be able to easily adjust cells to the same positions or sizes. Then, by right-clicking anywhere within the page, we can open a submenu that will allow us to save this newly created layout as a custom page. This new custom page will now be available for addition to favorites and usage throughout the book. If you would like a bit more precise control, especially for pages with multiple images, then you can use the full-bleed templates and adjust the padding, picture by picture. Let's look at an example of building a custom, symmetrical page with matching distances between photographs. First, we choose the layout for four pictures and then...