This is a very hands on Course. Lightroom is all about workflow. It maximizes productivity by saving you time and organizing your work. You’re going to learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs and perform sophisticated image processing tasks. Lightroom helps you maintain control of your growing digital photo library and to easily produce quality pictures and refined presentations for both web and print.
Lesson 1: A Tour of Photoshop Lightroom 4
Topics: The tour touches on the Library Module, the Develop Module, the Slideshow Module, the Print Module, Map Module, Book and the Web Module.
Lesson 2: Importing
Topics: Importing from a camera, card reader, hard drive or removable media; choosing file handling options; organizing, renaming, processing images automatically; applying metadata and keyword tags as part of the import process and initiating backup strategies.
Lesson 3: Developing and Editing
Topics: Applying Develop presets; cropping, rotating and flipping images; removing blemishes; correcting color problems; adjusting the tonal range; sharpening and removing noise; working with grayscale and split tone effects; adjusting specific areas of an image.
Lesson 4: Exporting images
Topics: Exporting photos, exporting JPEG files, PSD or TIFF files, DNG for Archiving, creating user presets
This class assumes you have working knowledge of computers and operating systems. It is assumed you know how to use your mouse, the standard menu and commands and how to open and save files. If you are bringing your own computer, make sure you have the LR version 4 software(Trial will also do) that is being taught in the class.