Lightroom V1.0 Tutorial Table of Contents

January 13, 2009 ·

Michael Reichmann

Learn effective RAW processing
& workflow from the Lightroom experts

All ‘chapter markers’ can be accessed through the drop-down menus of the individual QuickTime files as seen in the picture above.


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About The Tutorial

The tutorial is divided into nine video files. Jump to the appropriate module using these links.

1 –Introduction

2 & 3 –Library Module

4, 5 & 6 –Develop Module

7 –Print, Slideshow & Web Modules

8 –Preferences & Conclusion

9 –Lightroom v.1.1 Update

Each Video file is numbered, titled & the file length is given: 00:00 (minutes:seconds)

Each dashed line (-) represents a chapter marker in the QuickTime video file
Chapter markers followed by … indicate sub-chapters that follow
Chapters markers preceded by … indicate a sub-chapter

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File 1. ‘LRT_Intro.mov’ 17:28

– Introduction
– Workflow app
– Organise by Folders
– ‘Shoots’ are now ‘Folders’
– Lightroom Modules & Database
– User Interface…
– …hide panels
– …’bin’ is now ‘Film Strip’
– …’F’ key
– …Survey & Compare
– …Navigator: Fit Fill & other views
– …Cursor has magnifier as default

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File 2. ‘LRT_Library_1of2.mov’ 35:24

– Import
– Import Dialog box …
– …Keywords
– …Develop settings and Metadata
– Progress bar & multi-threading
– Previous Import
– Folders & off-line files
– Folder Structuring & Find
– Folders 1:1 with directories
– LR Database files
– Solo mode
– Collections
– Quick Collections
– Keywords – in detail

 

File 3. ‘LRT_Library_2of2.mov’ 29:04

– Metadata
– Quick Develop…
– …Auto Tone
– Camera Raw Pipeline
– …LR’s default adjustment at import?
– …presets
– …purpose of Quick Develop
– User Interface View options …
– …tab to hide side panels
– …shift-tab to hide all
– …Tool Bar
– …Tool Bar options
– …Set grid view options
– ‘J’ key
– Badges
– Set Sort order…
– …user defined
– Filter sort order …
– …by flag
– …by rank & colour label
– File Path
– Lights Out mode
– ‘I’ key for information
– Stacking
– Virtual copies

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File 4. ‘LRT_Develop_1of3.mov’ 31:00

– Develop Module Overview
– Level & Crop
– ‘Basic’ Tools…
– …White Balance
– …Exposure
– …Brightness & Contrast
– …Vibrance & Saturation
– …Exposure Recovery & Fill Light
– Tone Curve
– Grayscale Mixer
– Use of Before & After View

 

File 5. ‘LRT_Develop_2of3.mov’ 34:49

– Split toning for B&W
– Use of Snapshot & Preset
– Split toning for colour …
– …warming highlights
– …creative effects – cross curve
– …export a Preset
– Detail: Sharpening & Noise Reduction
– Camera Calibration …
– …calibration Profile
– …daylight & tungsten Profiles
– Lens Corrections …
– …Chromatic Aberration
– …Vignetting

 

File 6. ‘LRT_Develop_3of3.mov’ 37:56

– Spot Healing …
– …Clone / Heal Tool
– …drag select tool
– …’speed spotting’ demo
– HSL / Color
– Snapshots & History …
– …edit Snapshot
– Edit in Photoshop …
– …adjust sky
– …mid-tone adjustment

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File 7. ‘LRT_PrintSldshwWb_1of1.mov’ 45:36

– Print: Contact Sheet…
– …Templates
– …Image Settings
– …Layout
– …Show Guides
– Overlays…
– …Identity Plate
– …Page Options
– Print Job – Draft Mode
– Print as PDF
– Fine Art Printing…
– …Image Settings
– Sizing
– Resolution
– Colour Management & Profiles
– Render Intent
– Sharpening
– Page Setup & Print Settings…
– …can be saved…
– …as a Template!
– updating Template

– Slideshow…(at 27:37)
– …Template Browser
– …Options
– …Layout
– …Overlays
– …Backdrop
– Playback
– Export
– Play
– Antarctic slideshow

– Web…(at 37:05)
– …Templates
– …Flash or HTML
– …Appearance
– …Image Settings
– Preview in browser
– Editable format
– Watermark & captions
– Upload or Export

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File 8. ‘LRT_CnclsnPrfs_1of1.mov’ 33:31

– General Prefs…
– …Default Library
– …Back up Library
– …Restore Presets
– External Editors…
– …TIFF or PSD?
– …Colour Space?
– …Compression
– …additional Editors?
– File Management…
– …Import Dialog
– …camera folder names
– …preview size
– …Metadata
– …File Names
– Interface…
– …Lights Out settings
– …Background
– …Tweaks
– Using Bridge as a browser (at13:52)
– Camera Raw 4
– Conclusion
– …a beer
– …a toast
– …Competitors to Lightroom
– Wrap-up: 2 perspectives
– Rule 5

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File 9. ‘LRT_Spare_1of2.mov’ 36:30

Michael & Jeff Schewe demonstrate the significant changes in LR v.1.1

 

Develop: – Input Sharpening
– Noise Reduction
– Defringe
– Clarity

Print: –Print Resolution

Library: – Export as Catalog
– Catalog Settings
– Synchronize Folder
– Synchronize Metadata
– Import from Catalog
– Painter (Parametric brush)

Preferences: – Catalog Settings
– Presets
– Import: JPEGs
– DNG Creation
– External Editing

– Export Raws

 

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Michael Reichmann

Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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