My Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 by Ted LocascioMy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 by Ted Locascio

My Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

byTed Locascio

Paperback | September 17, 2012

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instructions with callouts to Photoshop Lightroom 4 images that show you exactly what to do.


when you run into Photoshop Lightroom 4 problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes

to help you get the most from Photoshop Lightroom 4.


Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. The tasks include how to:

• Quickly import, organize, and tag your photos

• Build and maintain a well-organized photo catalog

• Make the most of metadata, keywords, and searchable attributes

• Use Quick Develop's fast, handy image-processing tools

• Apply localized adjustments to specific parts of an image

• Work effectively in black and white

• Reduce unwanted image noise

• Output your images to printers, slideshows, photo books, and online galleries

• Customize Lightroom's preview, import, and backup preferences

• Add GPS metadata to your catalog images


BONUS MATERIAL: Find “Working with DSLR Video and other bonus tasks on this book's website at

Ted LoCasciois a professional graphic designer, author, and educator. He served as senior designer at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) for several years and has created layouts, graphics, and designs for many successful software training books, videos, websites, and magazines. Ted is the author of numerous sof...
Title:My Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.81 × 5.95 × 0.69 inPublished:September 17, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0789749971

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Table of Contents

1 Getting Started with Lightroom 4     3

Launching Lightroom 4    4

Customizing the Identity Plate    6

Creating a New Catalog    9

Opening an Existing Catalog   10

Choosing Settings    11

Importing Photos    14

Using Auto Import    29

Exporting Photos from a Catalog    32

Renaming Photos    35

2 Previewing Photos in the Library Module     39

Library Module Panels    40

Library Toolbar    44

Filter Bar    45

Choosing View Options    46

Browsing and Selecting Photos in the Library Grid    50

Browsing and Selecting with the Filmstrip    52

Navigating in Loupe View    53

Changing Loupe Zoom Views    54

Working in Compare View    55

Working in Survey View    58

3 Organizing Images in the Library     61

Rotating Images    62

Flipping Images     63

Rating Images    64

Flagging Images    65

Rejecting Images   66

Applying Color Labels    67

Creating a Custom Color Label Set    68

Organizing with the Painter Tool    69

Sorting Images    70

Working with Stacks    72

Removing Photos    76

Deleting Photos    76

4 Working with Metadata and Keywords     79

Working with Metadata    80

Working with Keywords    88

5 Searching for Images     101

Searching with the Text Filter    102

Searching with the Attribute Filter   104

Searching with the Metadata Filter    108

Filtering with the Filmstrip Controls    110

Filtering by GPS Location   111

Saving Photos to Collections   112

6 Using Quick Develop     121

Applying Quick Develop Presets    122

Cropping Photos with Quick Develop   124

Applying Quick Develop Color Adjustments    125

Adjusting Vibrance and Saturation with Quick Develop    127

Converting to Black and White with Quick Develop    129

Apply Quick Develop Tonal Adjustments    130

Adjusting Clarity and Sharpness with Quick Develop   137

7 Adjusting Images in the Develop Module     141

Opening a Photo in the Develop Module    142

Updating the Process Version    142

Cropping Images    144

Applying Tonal Adjustments    150

Applying Color Adjustments    156

Working with Tone Curves    161

Enhancing Color with HSL Adjustments    167

Correcting Chromatic Aberration    172

Working with Vignettes    173

Adding Film Grain    176

8 Applying Localized Adjustments 179

Working with the Spot Removal Tool    180

Correcting Red Eye    184

Working with the Adjustment Brush    185

Utilizing Adjustment Brush Presets    196

Using the Graduated Filter Tool    199

9 Develop Module Workflow     203

Accessing History States    204

Working with Snapshots    205

Creating Virtual Copies    208

Sharing Develop Settings    209

Resetting Images to the Default Settings   216

Working with Soft Proofing     217

10 Working in Black and White     223

Converting Images to Black and White    224

Applying White Balance Adjustments to Black-and-White Images    226

Applying Auto Black & White Adjustments     228

Applying Custom Black & White Adjustments    230

Creating a Split Tone Image    232

11 Reducing Noise and Sharpening     235

Applying the Sharpen Faces Preset    236

Applying the Sharpen Scenic Preset     238

Sharpening in Luminance Mode    240

Reducing Noise    243

12 Mapping Photos     249

Changing the Map Style    250

Changing Map Magnification and Crop     251

Viewing Geotagged Image Locations    252

Adding GPS Locations    253

13 Printing     257

Choosing a Print Layout Style     258

Choosing Print Settings and Options     265

Inserting an Identity Plate Overlay     274

Creating a Watermarking Preset     278

Utilizing Color Management    283

Saving a Custom Print Template   285

Creating a Saved Print    286

14 Creating Books     289

Choosing Book Setup Options     290

Working with Auto Layout   295

Viewing Book Pages     298

Editing a Book Project    299

Working with Captions    304

Saving a Book Project    309

15 Creating Slideshows     313

Viewing Images in the Slide Editor     314

Choosing Slideshow Settings and Options     315

Inserting Slideshow Overlays    319

Creating a Backdrop    328

Adding Intro and Ending Screens    330

Adding Soundtrack Music    334

Previewing and Playing a Slideshow    335

Exporting a Slideshow     337

Saving a Slideshow Template    340

Saving a Slideshow Project    341

16 Creating Web Galleries     345

Choosing a Web Gallery Layout Style    346

Choosing Web & Device Output Settings and Options   351

Previewing a Web Gallery     366

Exporting a Web Gallery    367

Uploading a Web Gallery     368

Saving a Web Gallery Template    369

Saving a Web Gallery Project     370

17 Working with DSLR Video     online only

Index     373