Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/6/2016
  • Publisher: Adobe Press

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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop.

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support 
of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book  contains 9 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the programs. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to:

  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book 
  • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe

Using Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC together can dramatically speed your workflow and decrease editing time. This book teaches you exactly when to use each program and how to pass images back and forth between them at the highest possible quality. You'll learn how to import, organize, correct and add creative color effects in Lightroom using global and local editing tools, as well as how to merge multiple exposures and stitch panoramas. In Photoshop, you'll learn practical techniques for combining photos, pro-level retouching, creating precise selections, masking, turning a photo into a painting and pencil sketch, and adding creative blur effects. Back in Lightroom, you'll learn how to show off your masterpieces by exporting them en masse, sharing via social media, creating fine art-style signed print layouts, slideshows, photo book, and web gallery projects.

Author Biography

Lesa Snider, founder of PhotoLesa.com, is on a mission to teach the world to create better imagery. She's the author of Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, Photos for Mac and iOS: The Missing Manual, and The Skinny series of ebooks (photolesa.com/books). Lesa has recorded over 40 video courses (photolesa.com/videos) and her tutorials are featured on Adobe.com (http://lesa.in/adobetuts). She writes a weekly column for Macworld.com (http://www.macworld.com/author/Lesa-Snider/), the Beginner’s Workshop for Photoshop User magazine, and monthly features for Photo Elements Techniques magazine (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com).

Table of Contents

Getting Started

About Classroom in a Book

Windows vs. Mac OS instructions


Accessing the Web Edition

Lesson files

Installing Lightroom and Photoshop

Why use both Lightroom and Photoshop

Creating a Lightroom catalog for use with this book

Getting help

Adobe Authorized Training Centers

1 Importing and Managing Photos in Lightroom

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Storing your photographs

Importing photos into a Lightroom catalog

Organizing your photos

Finding photos

2 Using Lightroom’s Develop Module for Global Adjustments

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Using the Develop module

Mastering the adjustment workflow: The big picture

Syncing changes to multiple photos

3 Using Lightroom’s Develop Module for Local and Creative Adjustments

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Using the Graduated Filter tool

Using the Radial Filter tool

Using the Adjustment Brush tool

Removing distractions with the Spot Removal tool

Adding creative color effects

Saving metadata to files

4 Lightroom—Photoshop Roundtrip Workflow

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Setting up Lightroom and Photoshop for smooth integration

Sending a raw file from Lightroom to Photoshop

Sending a JPEG or TIFF from Lightroom to Photoshop

Sending a photo from Lightroom to Photoshop as a Smart Object

5 Lightroom to Photoshop for Combining Photos

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Combining photos for texture and collage effects

Combining photos into the perfect group shot

Making HDR images

Making panoramas

6 Lightroom to Photoshop for Selecting and Masking

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Selection basics

Selecting by shape

Selecting by color

Using the Focus Area command

Selecting hair using the Select and Mask workspace

Selecting using channels

7 Lightroom to Photoshop for Retouching

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Removing unwanted content in Photoshop

Moving content in Photoshop

Smoothing skin realistically in Photoshop

Sculpting a portrait using Photoshop’s Liquify filter

8 Lightroom to Photoshop for Special Effects

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Artistic portrait treatments

Adding creative blur effects

Creating a social media cover photo

9  Exporting and Showing Off Your Work

Lesson overview

Preparing for this lesson

Setting up an identity plate

Creating a watermark

Emailing photos

Exporting photos

Exporting and sharing using publish services

Creating prints

Books, slideshows, and web galleries

Next steps

Rewards Program

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