Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Covers Lightroom 4)
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Jeff Revell has been shooting professionally for more than 25 years, and has a wide range of expertise in everything from landscape photography to travel and urban photography. As an early adopter of digital technology, he has been on the leading edge of digital imaging technology, education, and instruction. Perhaps best known as the photographer behind the popular PhotoWalk Pro blog, each weekday Jeff shares step-by-step tutorials on digital photography techniques and editing digital images. The worldwide appeal of Jeff's site, along with his live PhotoWalks, have made him one of the most sought-after and trusted sources for digital photography training and education.
Now that you've got those amazing DSLR shots, you need a book that goes beyond the software manual to help you organize and process your images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom–including the recently announced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. In Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots, professional photographer Jeff Revell helps you master the fundamentals and create stunning ready-to-display images.
Jeff covers the basics
Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, and you will learn key software techniques to organize and improve your images, including:
- Importing and tracking your images using keywords, filters, and Smart Collections
- Using the selective adjustment tools to improve the quality of your images
- Enhancing your images with gradients, vignettes, and Dodge & Burn
- Creating a photo book
- Printing contact sheets or a picture package
- Sharing your images via email, slideshows, or an online Web gallery
Whether you just purchased Lightroom 4 or are hanging onto a previous edition, this guide is packed with expert advice and tips and written by a photographer for photographers–all geared to help you understand the fundamentals and create an efficient photography workflow. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time.
Join the book's Flickr group to share your photos and discuss how you use Photoshop Lightroom to make great shots at flickr.com/groups/photoshoplightroomfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Covers Lightroom 4) (Paperback)When Lightroom image processing software was first introduced, most early adopters who were experienced with Photoshop already understood many of the concepts of image processing like tonality and sharpening. With the passage of time, many new digital photographers who have had no previous experience with image processing software have been turning to Lightroom. For such folks an introduction to the basics of Lightroom would be very useful.
Jeff Revell's book is aimed at this audience. The book covers all of the basic features of Lightroom from importing images, through cataloging images and adjusting them, to using the images for prints, books, web sites, and other purposes. Although the book purports to be applicable to any version of Lightroom, it is clearly aimed at users of Version 4. (On the other hand there is no mention of Version 4's map module.) The writing is clear and simple and in many ways resembles the manuals that used to come with software.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Way Too "Light" for Lightroom,
This review is from: Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Covers Lightroom 4) (Paperback)Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a complex and powerful image database and editing program. In many ways it is quite unlike Photoshop itself. Alas, without proper orientation and guidance, your initial Lightroom experience may well be one of bewilderment and frustration. This applies even if you are very experienced with Photoshop itself. Revell's approach to teaching Lightroom is skimpy and superficial. It's not going to be of much help if you are new to Lightroom, and perhaps of no help if you have a bit of knowledge about it already. I really can't imagine what type of Lightroom student would find this book of use.
Fortunately, there are several good Lightroom 4 books. Check out Scott Kelby's "The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers" and/or Victoria Bampton's "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 - The Missing FAQ." Both of these are much better than this offering.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very good book,
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This review is from: Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Covers Lightroom 4) (Kindle Edition)It could go a little deeper in the overall controls, but I found it very helpful and had some great insight on many areas.
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Table of Contents
1: Importing Your Images
2: Keeping Track
3: The Develop Module
4: Using the Selective Adjustment Tools
5: Special Effects and Fine Tuning Your Images
6: Creating a Photo Book with Blurb
7: The Print Module
8: Sharing Online
9: My Workflow from Beginning to End
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