Advanced Guide to Lightroom 4
A multi-hour series of Training Videos
with Jeff Schewe & Michael Reichmann
The Luminous Landscape Advanced Guide to Lightroom 4 is designed for those already familiar with previous versions of Lightroom.
The price is US $49.95
LR2/3 tutorial customers, obtain a 15% off coupon
Published separately is the Luminous Landscape New User's Introduction to Lightroom 4 and an Update.
This New User's Introduction is designed to quickly familiarize a new user with Lightroom 4, to quickly refresh an existing user's knowledge and to briefly introduce the new features of Lightroom 4.
The price is US $19.95
Also available is a combination of both Advanced and New User's Introduction.
The price is US $59.95
March 6th 2012
- Develop: the use of the new sliders in the Basic panel, Histogram adjustment, WB tool
- Working with parametric & point curves. The new Red, Green & Blue curves
- a detailed exploration of Soft Proofing for printing and for export to the web or media device
- a deep dive into Process 2012. Examples of Process conversion: the good & the not so good.
- A detailed look at the adjustments of the new Basic sliders. Using the provided swatch chart, teach yourself the effects on tone
- The progress of a new Process. But why do camera companies persist in making their RAW formats proprietary?
March 17th 2012
- Technique: Desaturate. Michael Reichmann's desaturation technique
- Tip: Basic Panel Auto adjustment secret
- HSL in Colour. Precise adjustment of specific colours - technical and aesthetic demonstrations
- HSL & Split Tone in B&W. The use of HSL for fine-tuned and dramatic Black & White conversion. Split-Toning to give platinum, sepia or cyanotype tones to B&W images
- Split Tone in Colour. How to add warm highlights and cool shadows to colour photographs
- Detail: Sharpening. A deep dive into the technique of input sharpening for optimal image quality.
- Detail: Noise Reduction. A close look at the 'flip side' of sharpening. How to sharpen noisy images while dramatically reducing luminance & colour noise.
March 31st, 2012
- Lens Corrections: Profile & Manual. Use Lightroom's Lens profiles to correct aberration in capture and learn to correct perspective issues manually
- Effects: Post-Crop Vignetting & Grain. How to 'improve' the look of a capture.
- Camera Calibration: DNG Profiles. Choose or adjust your camera's default colour processing
- Crop Tool: all those handy shortcuts
- Spot Removal. Heal or clone out sensor dust spots
- Synchronize Settings: When & how to use the 'batch mode' for Spot Removal and Basic adjustment
- Graduated Filter & Adjustment Brush: How to create asymmetrical grad filters
- Adjustment Brush - Moiré: Quickly eliminate colour moiré and reduce tonal moiré
- Adjustment Brush - Noise Reduction: use when a global Noise Reduction messes up mid-tone detail
- ETTR - Expose to the right: the Develop adjustments to make when processing a 'light' image
April 15th, 2012
Work between Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS6
- Move a file in and out of Lightroom to and from Photoshop, making edits
- Use Raw files as Smart Objects
- Blend two Raw files with different sharpening settings for high and low frequency areas. Yes, take two versions of a Raw file and blend them together!
- Merge to Panorama in Photoshop CS6.
- HDR with Photoshop CS6
- Merge layers in Photoshop to blend different exposures for a more 'natural' look to HDR
May 5th, 2012
These videos are largely about various functions in the Library module
- Changing the default rendering of a Raw file on import. If you have a particular camera & ISO that you know is going to require some basic noise reduction, learn how to apply that automatically on import.
- Smart Collections. How to let Lightroom do the organization of files for you; let the database do the work.
- Video Files. How to view, trim, colour correct and export video.
- Location Catalogs. How to work with new empty catalogs on a per project basis and then import them into your main master catalog. This video shows Jeff Schewe's Selection Editing workflow.
- Michael Reichmann's Selection Editing workflow: a different 'take'
- Keywording. How to make key wording work for you
- Keywording on location. Work with a Master Keyword list and keep everything organized when you import a new catalog. Avoid having to insert and edit keywords from two lists.
- DNG. Learn about the new abilities of LR4 in saving out DNG files
- Make a Virtual Copy the Master Image. When a Virtual Copy becomes the file interpretation you want, change it to become the master image.
- Publish Services. Use this valuable feature of LR to automatically publish and edit photographs onto an iPad or other external source such as Flickr or FaceBook
May 19th, 2012
- The Creation of a Portrait. In a studio portrait shooting session, Jeff demonstrates Tethered Shooting & using a 'live' Develop Preset. Then he shows selection editing, basic corrections and finally retouches a 'beauty shot' - all within Lightroom4.
- Map - an overview
- Map - GeoTagging. How to edit capture time. How to add a GPS' tracklog to Lightroom4 using a freely available translator. Learn how to reverse GeoCode.
- Book. Create a PDF book of your photographs, publish to a PDF and import a portfolio book of images to an iPad.
- Saved Creations. New to LR4 and a critical element in working with Books, Slideshows, Prints & Web Galleries. Learn how to create a 'saved creation' in those modules.
- Layout Overlay. Create and use a Layout overlay when shooting to a layout. From within Lightroom, preview a photograph with the type & graphic elements of a final print page.
May 26th, 2012
- The Slideshow module; adding a soundtrack, titles and exporting to video
- Print - an overview
- Print - Four Features: how to quickly create a contact sheet; how to create a custom print using multiple images; how to print to a file for photo-lab printing; how to use the page layout potential of Picture Package
- Print Resolution. Another look at the right resolution at which to print your images
- Print. A comparison Black & White print 'test' using regular ColorSync printing vs. Epson's Advanced Black & White mode
- RGB readout in Soft Proofing. Yes, Lightroom 4 shows 0 to 255 RGB levels in Soft Proofing instead of percentages.
- Web. A look at some of the Flash-based web galleries available in Lightroom 4
- The Wrap. Michael & Jeff discuss Process 2012 and its greater processing requirements. How to optimize your setup for the new demands of Lightroom 4. (As they enjoy a margarita overlooking San Miguel de Allende, Mexico...)
About The Tutorial
The Luminous Landscape Advanced Guide to Lightroom 4 is a comprehensive video tutorial covering all the new & key features of Lightroom 4.
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