Lightroom 4 101
Building A Photo Library
Genre: Graphics
  • 59 Videos
  • 2h 25m
Building an effective photo library is an important asset to every professional photographer. Join Adobe Master Instructor Martin Perhiniak as he shows you how to construct and develop your library using Lightroom 4.
Martin Perhiniak is passionate about design and about education. An Adobe Certified Design Master, he has taught workshops all over Europe...
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What are the benefits of having an organized photo library? Where does Lightroom 4 fit in with the Adobe software product family? Why use Lightroom versus Adobe Bridge?...Photoshop? Why use Camera RAW files? What are DNG files? This 50-plus video course, by Adobe Certified Instructor Martin Perhiniak, reveals all the answers.

Creating a professional photo library starts with knowing various ways you can import files into Lightroom. In this course Martin offers you his "best practices" for importing images, including: intuitive Drag and Drop methods, using a dynamically updated "Watched" folder and Tethered Capture directly from your camera.

Once your shots are inside Lightroom's ecosystem, Martin shares his time-saving tips and tricks for organizing the imported files using: Flagging to quickly gather related files, Star Ratings to rank photos in logical ways and Color Labels for easy "at-a-glance" viewing and the super handy Painter Tool!. He then explains the importance of adding Keywords to your images and the tremendous value of assembling Smart and Quick Collections. From there you learn how to develop and synchronize your photos before exporting them for additional external editing. This course comes to completion with a series of videos on storage devices, sharing your photos and publishing them on popular photo sharing websites.

After watching Martin's "Building Your Library", you will easily and quickly streamline every project, effortlessly increase your productivity and build a professional library. In short, you'll be on your way to becoming a Lightroom superstar!

Check out our ever-expanding library of Lightroom 4 courses below:
Section 1: Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Section 2: Interface
Section 3: Section 3: Working with Catalogs
Section 4: Section 4: Importing Photos
Section 5: Section 5: Library Module
Section 6: Section 6: Organizing your Catalog
Section 7: Section 7: Working with Metadata
Section 8: Section 8: Processing Photos
Section 9: Section 9: Exporting and Publishing Photos
Section 10: Section 10: What's next?
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