Why should I use Lightroom if I already have Photoshop? – Lightroom is designed to boost your efficiency by handling all the tasks a digital photographer faces in one intuitive environment. It includes powerfully simple one-click adjustments, as well as the widest range of advanced tools for efficiently processing sets of images, organizing photo libraries by location, and sharing images.
If you have taken our Digital Photography 101 Class, then this class is the logical next step. Or, if you are already comfortable with your DSLR and shooting some dynamic stills, but need to learn how to edit RAW images using one the industries most powerful and popular editing tools, then this course is for you!
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Here are some of the things that you will learn in this 3 hour class:
• Overview of Lightroom features and how they can help all levels of photographers.
• Learn how to import your images into Lightroom including keywording, file naming and the correct way to archive your images. The process is different than in Photoshop.
• Editing your pictures, using flags, stars, color labels and creating quick, manual and smart collections.
• Process your pictures to their full potential with particular attention to the new processing in version 4 and how it has been significantly changed and improved from Version 3.
• The Book module, how to design, create and order a book of your pictures without leaving Lightroom.
• The Map module, geocoding made easy. How Lightroom can help you manage your pictures using location even if your camera does not record this information.
• Present your pictures via the web and slideshows.
• Share your images by exporting them to Facebook, Flickr, etc.
• Print your pictures from Lightroom. Multi image layouts, multi size layouts and printing to file as well as printers. The new soft proofing capability will also be covered.
• Learn how to back up your pictures and use the Lightroom library.