Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop
- By Jerry Courvoisier
- Published Aug 18, 2008 by Peachpit Press.
- Copyright 2009
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 288
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-55423-X
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-55423-9
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-59223-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-59223-1
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You’ve captured great images with your DSLR, now what? Jerry Courvoisier provides an easy-to-follow road map for importing, organizing, and editing your images using the best features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS3. The combined power of using both programs—automation with Lightroom and specialized processing in Photoshop—offers a complete and flexible solution for serious hobbyists and pro photographers alike. In this accessible and beautifully illustrated guide, learn about:
- The essential DSLR gear, with suggested computer and laptop configurations, digital darkroom and color management setups, and best capture formats for your style of shooting.
- General preferences and display options to customize and enhance your workflow.
- The Lightroom 2 modules to effectively organize, process, and catalog your images.
- Integration with Photoshop CS3, including making panoramas and high dynamic range (HDR) images.
- Advanced Photoshop CS3 techniques to create stunning results: converting images to black and white, painting with light, selective focus, diffusion effects, layer masking, and special blending modes.
“Jerry Courvoisier is, plain and simple, one of the best teachers of digital workflow and image management working today. He demystifies the digital world for both the beginner and the advanced user. For anyone shooting digital pictures, this book simply has to be on your shelf.”
—Joe McNally, photographer and author of The Moment It Clicks
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop (Paperback)Workflow, for digital photography, is the sequence of tasks from preparing one's camera, through capturing, downloading, processing, outputting, cataloging and archiving images. Workflow is concerned with an effective sequence of steps rather then the techniques, like moving sliders for particular effects.
Like most photography books, this book starts with a description of the equipment involved in the process, including cameras and computers. The second part deals with the workflow through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 ("LR2"). The third part looks with more particularity at the Develop module of LR2 and the fourth part with the integration of LR2 and Photoshop. In all cases, the book deals with the second iteration of Lightroom, including the new tools found in LR2.
The author writes clearly and the illustrations are good, although as usual for most books, the screen saves are a little small for those with poor eyesight. Using the book to review my own LR2... Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Superb reference for photographers and teachers,
This review is from: Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop (Paperback)As a workshop teacher, I'm always on the lookout for a good reference for students to use once they've gone back home. This slim and remarkably complete volume fills the bill perfectly both for experienced photographers making the transition to digital work and for those who are stepping up from a point-and-shoot camera and want to control and improve their work from start to finish. As a long-time but not totally converted Lightroom user, this book also led me to explore additional ways LR2 could help me with my own workflow.
The central concept of a workflow, which puts tasks in a particular order is especially useful. This is the way to achieve consistent results in adjusting images. A workflow also serves as a framework for organizing and adding to knowledge and skills, and this way of working is immensely more useful to most photographers than the "1001 tips and tricks - gee whiz, see everything this software can do" approach. Courvoisier has been thoughtfully... Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Best Lightroom to Photoshop workflow,
This review is from: Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop (Paperback)Jerry Courvoisier's Lessons in DSLR Workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop is the state-of-the-art general photography workflow. The thing that impresses me most is that he got it all into such a small space. The workflow is covered by the chapter headings and each tool in the process is explained thoroughly. Only a truly experienced photographer can write such a book because he intentionally leaves out much of Lightroom and Photoshop that many would say makes the book incomplete. However, the secret of the great workflow in this book is its simplicity and ability to do everything that is needed in the shortest amount of time to produce excellent quality. He accomplishes this better than any other book on general photographic workflow than I've read. A beginning digital photographer can read this book and be up and running with all the tools they need quickly and efficiently.
One of the most important aspects of the book shows us the unique transition from Lightroom to... Read more
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Table of Contents
Part One: The Gear
Chapter 1: The Digital SLR Camera
Chapter 2: The Computer
Part Two: Streamlining Your Workflow with Lightroom
Chapter 3: Basic Concepts of Lightroom and Workflow
Chapter 4: Setting Lightroom’s Preferences
Chapter 5: The Display Options
Chapter 6: Importing Your Images
Chapter 7: Organizing Images in the Library
Part Three: Image Processing with Lightroom’s Develop Module
Chapter 8: Adjusting Images in the Develop Module
Chapter 9: Global Develop Corrections
Chapter 10: Local Adjustments
Chapter 11: Exporting Images from Lightroom
Chapter 12: Exporting Images to Photoshop
Part Four: Adobe Photoshop: The Digital Darkroom 176
Chapter 13: Simply Photoshop
Chapter 14: Photoshop Adjustment Layers
Chapter 15: Multiple Raw Image Processing
Chapter 16: Layer Blend Mode Magic in Photoshop
Chapter 17: Photographic Effects with Photoshop
Chapter 18: Black and White in Photoshop
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