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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

Color Grading

Color Grading is a capable tool that can help us create anything from very subtle color effects to complete recolorization of the photograph. Similar to other Lightroom tools we've discussed, Color Grading works on different areas of luminosity; that is, Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights.

Figure 6.62 A

Figure 6.62 B

Figure 6.62 C – Color Grading controls – three-Way, Shadows/Midtones/Highlights, and Global

We can add color at a specific hue and saturation for each of these three areas. We can adjust hue and saturation by choosing the desired color on the color wheel. We can work by adjusting the values within the three-way panel, going to each luminosity level separately, or making global changes (the last circle). I will focus on the single luminosity wheels as I find them easier to work with due to their size.

To control our choice of colors, we have three great keyboard shortcuts...