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arcanej

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Best resource to learn Lightroom
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:02:11 PM »
Is there a book, online resource or some other tutorial that you would recommend to get the most out of Lightroom?

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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 09:42:59 PM »
I've always liked books by Martin Evening:

http://amzn.to/HHBZnZ

I find his books to be excellent and I have emailed him with questions half a dozen times and he always responds with an informative answer. Solid stuff. Check it out.

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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 11:08:37 PM »
Thank you!

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 11:14:23 PM »
I have one of Martins books and one of Victoria Brampton.  Victoria also frequents the Adobe forums helping peopole out, a classy lady.

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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 11:49:17 PM »
I learned LR with the Scott Kelby LR books - ver 2 and then ver 3. Chris Orwig has also done some excellent LR and PS video tutorials on Lynda.com.

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 01:23:56 AM »
For a free on-line resource I go to Julieanne Kost who is one of the great trainers at Adobe. http://tv.adobe.com/evangelist/julieanne-kost/suggested-shows/
Just go to her channel...you can even subscribe and start from where you feel will make the most sense. I'd like to get your feedback if you check it out

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 11:44:40 AM »
Try Lynda.com. Chris Orwig puts out some good videos. It's worth the $25 for a one month deal.

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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 08:48:49 PM »
Thank you all for the advice!

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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2012, 09:24:49 PM »
youtube has a grip of videos to watch free, and you can search for specific applications
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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2012, 10:03:51 PM »
Even better than YouTube is Google.  Go to "Videos" on Google (instead of YouTube) and you get basically ALL videos everywhere.  Search for "Adobe Lightroom tutorial" or "Adobe Lightroom tip" and there are hundreds of 5 to 15 minute tutorials out there.
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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2012, 10:38:39 PM »
You can learn a ton from SLRlounge's excellent Lightroom series (117 videos and counting).  Awesome video's and extremely informative.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA9A4D4A585B92249&feature=plcp

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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2012, 10:46:29 PM »
kelbytraining.com is a subscription service with more training videos than you could ever watch. Ron Martinsen has a discount code so  if you type in RonMartBlog you can get 20 bucks off a year subscription..takes it to 179 for a year.  I've found it helpful with all adobe photo products and even some cool general photo training and lighting info.
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012, 12:00:07 AM »
I used a dvd that I really thought was great.  It allws you to watch the tutorial in one window with Lightroom open in another so you can follow along and perform the functions that they are teaching (Watch and work mode).   It is produced by video2brain-Learn by Video.  The Lightroom 3 version has over 10 hours of video instruction. Over 19 hours on the Photoshop CS4 video.

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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2012, 12:12:08 AM »
You can learn a ton from SLRlounge's excellent Lightroom series (117 videos and counting).  Awesome video's and extremely informative.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA9A4D4A585B92249&feature=plcp
Thanks for that one!  I just checked it out and watched the first 10 little videos.  Very comprehensive.
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Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
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