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Optimizing Your Workflow

Optimizing Your Workflow


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  • 1. Adobe Lightroom Optimizing Your Workflow
  • 2. Chris Moore Media – Photography 1472 Hammersley Avenue Bronx, New York (347) 326-5154 www. chrismooremedia.com Presented by Christopher Moore
  • 3. Photoshop vs. LightRoom
    • A pixel-based image editor
    • Can do layers, channels, masks and in-depth adjustments to the entire image or selected portions of it.
    • Ideal when you want complete control of every aspect of your image.
    • Downside… It can be very time consuming to do extensive edits to a large collection of images.
    • For exhibitions and gallery work or competitions it’s the ultimate tool. For production though it can be very cumbersome.
    • A capture to output workflow and image processing tool
    • An excellent tool for cataloging, sorting, filing and organizing images
    • Can do overall edits to an image or images to adjust, tone, color, contrast, white balance, hue, vibrance, clarity, saturation, B&W/tone, sharpness and format conversions.
    • Will create slideshows, multiple print layouts, and dynamic web galleries and pages.
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  • 4. Photoshop vs. LightRoom Conclusion: Both applications have a place and purpose. One does not replace the other. They work beautifully together and have been designed to do just that. Depending on what your needs are you can get by with either one but the best solution for someone who needs to have both total image control and an efficient production tool is to have both.
  • 5. 5 Modules Library ● Develop ● Slideshow ● Print ● Web Application workflow is left to right and top to bottom in each module
  • 6. Modules 
  • 7. Modules  This central viewing area is your main workspace. It is sometimes called the Preview Area. It is here where you will scrutinize your images and adjustments you make to them.
  • 8. The Workspace
    • Menu Bar
    • ID Plate
    • Left Panel
    • Right Panel
    • Tool Bar
    • Film Strip View
    • Main Workspace
      • Grid View
      • Loupe View
      • Compare View
      • Survey View
  • 9. Grid View [G]
  • 10. Enlarged/Edit view (E)
  • 11. Compare View [C]
  • 12. Survey View [N]
  • 13. ID PLATE Module Picker Right Panel [F8] Left Panel [F7] Film Strip Viewer [F6] Toolbar [T]  Top Taskbar [F5]  Tab = hide left & right panels L = lights dim, lights out F 2X = hides top menu bar Shift + Tab = hide all panels Ctl/Cmd + Shift + F = Preview window only
  • 14. Typical Workflow Sequence (Library Module)
    • Import images with keywords, metadata, presets and auto back-up.
    • Sort images
    • Group images and assign to catalogs, collections, and/or stacks
    • Perform quick develop corrections as necessary.
  • 15. Typical Workflow Sequence (Develop Module)
    • Move to the develop module
    • Select similar photos in terms of color, exposure and white balance and batch correct (synchronize)
    • Create stacks of similar images and select finals using Pick flags, ratings and/or labels
    • Create a final edit and proceed to slide show
  • 16. Typical Workflow Sequence (Slide Show Module)
    • If you haven’t already created one, now would be a good time to create a slide show template (Lightroom calls this a preset).
    • Design the background, ID plate placement, captions, transitions, and timing.
    • Select the photographs you wish to include in the show
    • Present to client(s) to rave reviews!
  • 17. Typical Workflow Sequence (Print Module)
    • In the print module you can use the LightRoom provided presets or create your own.
    • Either way, you may want to customize them and save them as your own custom presets.
    • You can print everything from contact sheet proof pages to gallery prints.
    • Captions, borders, text and layouts are all adjustable.
    • Printing to your printer can be done directly from Lightroom.
  • 18. Typical Workflow Sequence Web Module
    • Using the Web module you can create both HTML and Flash web pages of your images that can then be uploaded directly to a website. All the background coding, sizing and web optimizing is done for you behind the scenes by Lightroom.
    • It’s as easy as selecting a template, adding your color, text, caption and other customizations and selecting the photographs that you want to include.
    • LightRoom provides an extremely quick, professional and easy way to keep your website up-to-date with your latest images.
  • 19. Q & A
  • 20. Chris Moore Media – Photography 1472 Hammersley Avenue Bronx, New York (347) 326-5154 www. chrismooremedia.com Any questions comments or suggestions for future offerings please contact:
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