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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)
1
Section 1: Importing Images into Lightroom and Exploring the Library Module's Structure and Tools
6
Section 2: Developing Photographs in Lightroom Classic
9
Section 3: Exploring the Export, Print, Book, and Slideshow Modules
14
Table of Keyboard Shortcuts

Histogram

The Histogram tool is on the top-right panel, and straight away, it's something so comprehensive that we can use it as our primary adjustment tool. Visually pleasing photographs are usually balanced in tone and color – Histogram adjustments can help us understand this dynamic. The Histogram tool visually represents how many pixels are present in the photograph at each different brightness level. The taller the graph is at any place, the more pixels at a certain brightness are represented in our picture. So, photographs with many dark areas will peak on the left-hand side of the Histogram.

Figure 6.2 A

Figure 6.2 B – Photograph with many dark areas; a Histogram of the photograph with mostly dark areas

On the other hand, photographs with many bright regions will peak on the right-hand side of the Histogram.

Figure 6.3 A

Figure 6.3 B – Photograph with many bright...