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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM TRAINING
JOHN MAUREMOOTOO (PAN PROJECT CTA)
SHAKIL BEEDASSY (PAN PROJECT MANAGER)
A Picture is...

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Training Workshop Objectives
To introduce PAN personnel to:
• The use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for:
• Efficient and ef...

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The PowerPoint slides used for a training workshop on the use of Adobe Lightroom for the organisation, manipulation and sharing of images for protected area management professionals.

The PowerPoint slides used for a training workshop on the use of Adobe Lightroom for the organisation, manipulation and sharing of images for protected area management professionals.

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Adobe Lightroom Training Workshop Slides

  1. 1. A ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM TRAINING JOHN MAUREMOOTOO (PAN PROJECT CTA) SHAKIL BEEDASSY (PAN PROJECT MANAGER) A Picture is worth a thousand words A UNDP/GEF PAN Project Activity
  2. 2. Training Workshop Objectives To introduce PAN personnel to: • The use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for: • Efficient and effective image organisation and retrieval • Quick, simple but dramatic non-destructive photo manipulation
  3. 3. Text and images to maximise impact
  4. 4. Some Photography Basics • Take lots of photos • Shoot in RAW [if your camera has this capability] • Use the “IAS” guidance to help you see the light! • Look at the ISO • Look at the Aperture Setting • Look at the Shutter Speed • Use simple composition rules • Make the most of the golden hour
  5. 5. Organisation as the Antidote to Overwhelm
  6. 6. Organisation as the Antidote to Overwhelm
  7. 7. Some Image Organisation Basics • Back up your images • Use a calendar-based filing system • Ensure that your camera is set to the right date & time • Eliminate duplicates • Don’t get clever in your filing system (attend to the details in Lightroom) • Back up your pictures before you edit • Edit in Lightroom because all edits are non-destructive • Back up both your photos AND your Lightroom Catalogue
  8. 8. Back up Your Images 1. COPY your SD card files to your hard disk 2. Make another copy in a different folder (ideally on a different drive) 3. Delete the files from your SD card 4. Save your image files on a single Master Folder 5. Back up your Lightroom catalogue 6. Hard drives fail, equipment walks and humans are subject to human error, so regularly perform an incremental backup to a minimum of two external mediums.
  9. 9. Use a calendar-based Filing System
  10. 10. Eliminate Duplicates
  11. 11. Importing Images into Lightroom
  12. 12. ACTIVITY Importing Photos into Lightroom
  13. 13. The Library Module
  14. 14. Renaming Images
  15. 15. The Map Module
  16. 16. Adding Keywords
  17. 17. ACTIVITY Adding Keywords
  18. 18. Stacking Groups of Images
  19. 19. ACTIVITY Grouping Images into Stacks
  20. 20. Selecting Images from Stacks
  21. 21. ACTIVITY Selecting Images from Stacks
  22. 22. Colour Coding
  23. 23. The Star System JM’s Star System • No Stars: Not yet classified • One star*: I’ve looked at it and it can be used • Two stars**: It goes on Flickr
  24. 24. Organising Images into Collections
  25. 25. ACTIVITY Organise Images into Collections
  26. 26. • Cropping • Straightening horizons • Spot removal • Filters and the adjustment brush • Sharpening and noise reduction • Removing haze Image processing in the Develop Module
  27. 27. Image processing in the Develop Module
  28. 28. Image processing in the Develop Module
  29. 29. Image processing in the Develop Module
  30. 30. ACTIVITY Improve Your Images
  31. 31. Exporting Images from Lightroom
  32. 32. Back up Your Lightroom Catalogue
  33. 33. Questions and Next steps?

Editor's Notes

  • Image: From Randy Krum (2014) Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design
  • A few backup basics – John Mauremootoo’s system
  • Screenshots of my calendar-based folder structure
  • Screenshot of Duplicate Photo Finder – an inexpensive package to find and delete duplicate images
  • Demonstration of how to import images into Lightroom
  • Demonstration of the Library Module and some basic organisational tasks.
  • Demonstration of how to rename images
  • Demonstration of how to use the Map Module
  • Demonstration of how to add and edit keywords
  • Demonstration of stacking and its value for cleaning up your workspace
  • Demonstration of the value of combining the use of stacks with the compare view for choosing the best images from a group of similar images
  • Demonstration of the use of colour codes
  • Discussion on different possible ways to use the star system
  • Demonstration of the power of collections
  • Demonstration of simple image manipulations that can be undertaken in the Develop Module
  • Image processing example
  • Image processing example
  • Image processing example
  • Demonstration of how to export images
  • Demonstration of how to backup a Lightroom catalogue
  • Q&A session: final queries and how this training workshop can be followed up to maximise the value of the software for trainees and their organisations.
  • Closing slide showing a simple before and after image manipulation

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