The SLR Lounge Lightroom Workshop Collection V5 is a three-part tutorial suite designed to cover all aspects of an efficient Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4/5 workflow. Including numerous step-by-step and video tutorials on image editing techniques, file management and organizational functions, plus a series of presets for quickly applying edits to imagery, this suite contains everything needed to familiarize oneself with the rich feature set of Lightroom. Hours of dedicated instruction are included on the three disc set, as well as helpful exercise files, and hands-on editing courses for effectively learning how to utilize Lightroom according to one's own needs.
The SLR Lounge Lightroom Image Processing Mastery Workshop V5 Tutorial contains over 10 hours of instructional hands-on tutorials, presented through full HD 1080p videos and a series of exercise images designed to increase your understanding of specific tools, features, and modules of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Led by Post Production Pye, and serving as a follow up to the Lightroom 4 A-Z Guide, this learning aid covers features in both Lightroom 4 and 5 programs and is designed to increase your knowledge of a variety of post-processing techniques for fixing common image issues as well as developing a mastery to create nearly any type of advanced image processing effect.
Chapter 1, 2, and 3: Post Production and Local Adjustment Tool Basics
The first three chapters are centered around tools and features to help those who are new to Lightroom to develop essential editing skills and an understanding of each image processing component of the Develop Module. Approximately 20 exercise images are used throughout these sections, each of which is designed to address a specific function of the Develop Module Panels and Local Adjustment tools in complete detail.
Chapter 4: Develop Module Workflow Considerations
Chapter 4 revolves around a variety of components within the Develop Module that are especially useful in regard to an overall workflow and development perspective. This section homes in on creating presets, a variety of methods of synchronizing image settings to desired Develop Module functions, and a range of useful shortcuts.
Chapter 5: 30 Images, 30 Effects - Developing from Start to Finish
This chapter builds upon learned techniques and offers 30 separate image tutorials from start to finish. Chapter 5 begins with fixing common image problems, such as harsh midday lighting, under-exposed images, over-exposed images, and flares, and continues into creating panoramic imagery, high contrast imagery, and extended dynamic range imagery.
Next, an array of portrait edits are performed on a variety of subjects, from studio headshots to wedding photos, and finally transitioning into producing different types of stylized effects, including bright and airy vintage fade, film simulation, mood shots, grungy street portraits, tilt-shift effects, and more. Over the course of the 30 images, nearly every Lightroom processing technique is covered in order to develop a skill set capable of producing virtually any look or custom effect desired.
Chapter 6: A Brief Look at Lightroom's Other Modules
Deviating from the focus on the Library and Develop Modules, this chapter covers the general functionality of the Map, Book, Slideshow, Print, and Web Modules.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction and Basics
2. Develop Module Interface Basics
3. Prepping Previews for Work
Chapter 2 - Post Production Basics
4. 5 Tips for Image Processing
5. Making Basic Corrections
6. The Histogram
7. The Tone Curve
8. HSL Adjustments
9. Black and White Conversion
10. Split Toning
11. The Details Panel
12. The Lens Correction Panel
13. The Effects Panel
14. Camera Calibration and Soft Proofing
Chapter 3 - Local Adjustment Tools
15. Introduction to Local Adjustments
16. Using the Cropping Tool
17. Spot Removal and Healing
18. Red Eye Correction
19. Graduated Filter Tool
20. Radial Filters
21. Adjustment Brushes
Chapter 4 - Workflow and Developing
22. Introduction to Developing
23. Using the Navigator
24. How to Create Presets
25. Presets vs. Snapshots
26. Using the History Panel
27. Creating Local Adjustments Presets
28. Creating Virtual Copies
29. 15 Develop Functions and Shortcuts
30. 5 Ways to Sync Develop Settings
Chapter 5 - Develop Start to Finish
31. Intro to Developing Start to Finish
32. Fixing Harsh Lighting
33. Fixing Underexposed Images
34. Fixing Overexposure and Flares
35. How to Create a Panoramic Image
36. Making Details Pop
37. Boosting Dynamic Range
38. Boosting Dynamic Range Again!
39. Dramatic Landscape Coloring
40. Flattering Portraiture
41. Beautiful Black and White
42. Color Split Toning
43. Black and White Split Toning
44. Female Portrait Retouch Part I
45. Female Portrait Retouch Part II
46. Male Portrait Retouch Part I
47. Male Portrait Retouch Part II
48. Couples Portrait Retouch Part I
49. Couples Portrait Retouch Part II
50. Bright and Airy Newborns
51. Colored Vintage Fade
52. Colored Vintage Fade Again
53. Simulating Color Film
54. Simulating Color Film Again
55. Simulating Black and White Film
56. Dramatic Mood Shots
57. Dramatic Mood Shots Again!
58. Grungy Street Portraits
59. Creating a Tilt Shift Effect
60. Toy Camera or Softened Edge Look
Chapter 6 - Other Modules
61. Introduction to Other Modules
62. Using the Map Module
63. The Power of the Book Module
64. Using the Book Module for Wall Murals
65. Creating Slideshows
66. The Print and Web Modules
Lightroom Preset System & Workshop V5
The SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System & Workshop V5 is a collection of 311 well-defined and efficient imaging presets for use in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and 5. Based on an intuitive naming convention, these effects are easily accessible and can be applied in a fast, seamless manner when compared to manually applying multiple effects to images. Using a hierarchal system, presets are broken down into categories and can be modified in order to suit a vast array of photographic genres.
This application also makes use of a host of educational guides and user-submitted Mixology Recipes for continuous updating and refinement of how one interacts with the presets.
Intuitive Naming for Efficient Application
Featuring an intuitive naming convention, presets can be easily located and applied using a systematic approach:
B + C + A + S
First select a Base Preset (B) that is most closely related to the desired imaging effect.
Second, modify image contrast, fade, and color by selecting from the Curves (C), which are organized by color schema.
Thirdly, Adjustments (A) can be used to fine-tune the effect if desired.
Lastly, Special FX (S) can be used to further modify colors, add film grain, or apply lens effects to round out the finalized look.
The entire process functions in a streamlined manner and is designed to save time versus manually applying effects.
Presets Designed for All Types of Photographers
Presets have been designed for a breadth of photographic styles, ranging from landscape, to portrait, to photojournalism, and include everything in between. This approach to RAW image developing enables one to speed up his or her workflow while offering numerous creative options for image refinement.
Education and Community Support
A wide variety of consistently updated tutorials and user-submitted Mixology Recipes are available through SLR Lounge for an continuously expanding set of creative options.
311 total presets are provided:
69 - One-Click Base Presets
80 - Tone Curve Presets
80 - Adjustment Presets
24 - Color FX Presets
8 - Film & Lens Presets
17 - Legacy Mixology
30 - Brush Presets
3 - Export Presets
Lightroom Organization and Workflow Workshop V5
The SLR Lounge Lightroom Organization and Workflow Workshop V5 is an extensive step-by-step tutorial focused on teaching the basic and advanced workflow, organizational, and file handling functions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and 5. Covering all aspects of Lightroom's unique catalog and image management systems, this program helps to understand and customize an efficient workflow system based on personal needs.
Beginning with a foundation understanding of key concepts and features, this tutorial moves on to address a professional workflow and offers assistance in developing and learning how quickly and efficiently work with large groups of imagery for a more intuitive overall experience.
Chapter 1 and 2: The Basics of Lightroom, Importing and Exporting
Beginning with the basic essentials of Lightroom, these chapters cover the general image management system and focus on how to import images into Lightroom, edit in external editing programs, like Adobe Photoshop, and then how to export files into finished formats.
Chapter 3: Customize the Lightroom Interface, Preferences, and Functionality
After becoming familiarized with the standard interface of Lightroom, chapter 3 begins to introduce topics and features for setting up the program according to your own needs. Topics covered include how to adjust interface components like the identity plate and Panel End Marks, as well as how to create watermarks and customize the interface functionality.
Chapter 4: Key Library Features for Image Management and Organization
This chapter begins to delve deeper into Lightroom's core organizational and management features, and covers how to use Folders, Collections, and Keywords to organize images as well as different methods of rating and gathering images. Additional focus is given to how powerful Lightroom is in regard to an organization when pairing keywords, attributes, and image metadata with Lightroom's intelligent filtering menu.
Chapter 5: The Importance of Mastering an Efficient Workflow
After completing the first four chapters, users will have a strong understanding of Lightroom's Library Module and overall management and organizational functionality. Chapter 5 builds upon this knowledge by sharing an example of an entire Lightroom workflow process.
This example is based on Post Production Pye's (SLR Lounge developer and Lightroom expert) own workflow of processing upwards of 1800 images per hour with just a mouse, programmable keyboard, and the SLR Lounge Preset System. The overall goal of this chapter is to not only showcase an especially efficient working system, but to also provide the tools and ability to formulate a system matched to your own needs. A customizable checklist is included, too, for reference and to help develop such a system.
Chapter 6 focuses on covering Lightroom's other image management assets, such as tethered capture, automated import folders, and synchronizing different versions of the same catalog. This chapter helps to develop a working knowledge of some of the more intricate and nuanced features of Lightroom's catalog functions.