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LightRoom...HELP!
« on: June 22, 2012, 11:46:01 PM »
Hi all.  I just had a friend built me a new pc & had Lr4 & PS installed.  However I have never used them before and would like ur help in directing me to some good, helpful sites with tutorials or lessons for beginners.  Recommendations on good books r welcomed too.  Please lend some assistance. Your help is much appreciated. Thx!
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LightRoom...HELP!
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Re: LightRoom...HELP!
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 11:58:01 PM »
I have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book:  The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening.  Both are fantastic.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 03:15:57 AM »
Martin Evening is great, but a complete beginner should maybe start from Scott Kelby :)

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 11:00:59 AM »
Martin Evening is great, but a complete beginner should maybe start from Scott Kelby :)

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Re: LightRoom...HELP!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 11:17:22 AM »
The Adobe site has many video tutorials on using both PS and LR.  They also have public forums for users with questions.  And they are all free.

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 11:36:40 AM »
Adobe is the best starting place, and its free.
http://tv.adobe.com/show/getting-started-with-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-4/
You will want to get one of the Martin Evening, Victoria Brampton, or other books to have for reference and to help solve issues that come up from time to time.
Its really important to at least view the tutorials before trying to start, or you may get very frustrated.  Understanding how the database works is critical.

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2012, 02:00:38 PM »
George Jardine's Library and Develop tutorial are the best and most instructive that I have seen.
http://mulita.com/blog/

BTW...I have looked at the AdobeTv video, have Evening's book, and own and looked at the Luminous
Landscape tutorials.  George's is still, by far, better.

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Re: LightRoom...HELP!
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2012, 09:58:26 PM »
Import your RAWs in the library tab.

Develop in the develop tab.

Right click and export your RAWs as any file you'd like.

Simple enough?

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2012, 10:41:39 PM »
Import your RAWs in the library tab.

Develop in the develop tab.

Right click and export your RAWs as any file you'd like.

Simple enough?

And that's helpful how?  I'm pretty sure there's more to the "develop" part unless I've been doing something completely wrong all these years.
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Re: LightRoom...HELP!
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2012, 11:29:13 PM »
Import your RAWs in the library tab.

Develop in the develop tab.

Right click and export your RAWs as any file you'd like.

Simple enough?

And that's helpful how?  I'm pretty sure there's more to the "develop" part unless I've been doing something completely wrong all these years.

I'm absolute that you would know that it is that simple. Import, develop and export? What else? Make a cup of coffee tab?

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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2012, 11:30:07 PM »
Import your RAWs in the library tab.

Develop in the develop tab.

Right click and export your RAWs as any file you'd like.

Simple enough?

And that's helpful how?  I'm pretty sure there's more to the "develop" part unless I've been doing something completely wrong all these years.

I'm absolute that you would know that it is that simple. Import, develop and export? What else? Make a cup of coffee tab?

You're right.  Just hit the develop button and out pops a perfect photo.  So simple.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2012, 11:37:51 PM »
Import your RAWs in the library tab.

Develop in the develop tab.

Right click and export your RAWs as any file you'd like.

Simple enough?

And that's helpful how?  I'm pretty sure there's more to the "develop" part unless I've been doing something completely wrong all these years.

I'm absolute that you would know that it is that simple. Import, develop and export? What else? Make a cup of coffee tab?

You're right.  Just hit the develop button and out pops a perfect photo.  So simple.

I don't question a persons developing methods. Lightroom works in import, develop, and export. Yes, its that simple.

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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2012, 11:37:51 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2012, 11:56:54 PM »
Wow.
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Re: LightRoom...HELP!
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 12:26:58 AM »
If you need help or direction in how to use Lightroom, go to www.luminous-landscape.com to buy and download the tutorial videos.

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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 12:26:58 AM »