Lightroom 101 eGuide - $20
Compatible WithLightroom 4-6 Creative Cloud
The Lightroom 101 is a "quick start" guide to provide you with a helpful overview of Lightroom, show you how to use the Library and Develop modules, and give you a tour of the editing panels and tools to get you started using Lightroom today. Enjoy this 32-page guide that covers everything you'll want to know about Lightroom! This will be helpful to users with Lightroom 3, 4 and 5. This is delivered as a PDF. If you need help reading it, use Adobe Reader (free).
Includes information on: Library vs Develop, The Lightroom Catalog, Adding to the Catalog, Importing Images Into Lightroom, Culling Images, Keywords, Collection Sets & Collections, Adding to Existing Collections, Moving Image Files, Exporting Images, Develop Module Overview, Develop Module Left Side Panels, Comparing Edits in Develop, Basic Panel Options, Tone Curve Panel, Hue Saturation & Luminance Panel, Split Toning & Detail Panels, Local Adjustment Tools, Crop Tool, Clone/Heal & Red Eye Removal, Graduated Filters, Radial Filters, Adjustment Brushes, Editing With Presets, Virtual Copies & Snapshots, Taking Images to PS/PSE and Back, Tips for Lightroom Success and Lightroom Workspace Tips.
Written by our Lightroom Instructor: Amanda Padgett
How to Install Presets in Lightroom 4, 5 and Creative Cloud
- Go into Lightroom and click on Edit at the top (next to File) on a PC, then Preferences. On a Mac, go to Lightroom (in top‐left corner) then Preferences on a Mac.
- Go down to Preferences and click on it.
- There will be a new screen that pulls up. There will be six tabs at the top; click on Presets (second tab over).
- Click on the box titled “Show Lightroom Presets Folder.
- Double click on Lightroom.
- Double click on Develop Presets (see bottom‐right image).
HOW DO I USE THE PRESETS AFTER INSTALLING THEM?
After you have installed the presets and the collection folder shows in the Presets panel in the Develop module, click the BLACK TRIANGLE beside the collection name. The set will open up and the individual presets will show. Click on a preset name to have the effect applied to the image. See this tutorial which explains more about accessing the presets after installation.
HOW TO USE BRUSHES AND GRADUATED FILTERS
Brushes and graduated filters are called "local adjustments" and are used very differently than regular, "global" presets. We have a one-hour webinar dedicated to using brushes and graduated filters which will help you get started using them quickly and efficiently.
CAN PRESETS BE LAYERED LIKE ACTIONS?
Most presets cannot be layered like Photoshop actions because most of the time the changes are competing with each other. However, a few of our collections were created with layering in mind. See this tutorial for how to use presets that layer. The collections that can be "layered" are: Workflow, Clean and Creative Advanced Workflow, Black and White Workflow, and Color Luxe.
HOW DO I APPLY PRESETS TO MULTIPLE IMAGES AT ONCE?
Edits made with presets or by hand can be applied to multiple images at once by using the "sync" option. See this tutorial on syncing edits on multiple images.
HOW CAN I TRANSFER PRESETS TO ANOTHER COMPUTER?
Sometimes we upgrade computers and need to move presets from one computer to another. See this tutorial on moving presets to see how to do it.
DO I NEED TO BACK-UP PRESETS AND BRUSHES?
Backing-up your presets is extremely important and often overlooked. Hard drive crashes happen to the best of us and it is wise to back up all your images and important files, including presets. See this tutorial for how to back-up your presets on an external drive, thumb drive, and/or a cloud service.
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