Learning Adobe Lightroom 5


In this series of in-depth tutorials you will learn about the new features, workflows and enhancements that are included with the release of Lightroom 5.

Lightroom 5: Importing Your Images
Lightroom 5: Organizing Your Images
Lightroom 5: Select, Rate and Prioritize Your Images
Lightroom 5: Creating Custom Collections of Images
Lightroom 5: Create Stunning Images
Lightroom 5: Enhancing Isolated Areas of an Image
Lightroom 5: Adding Special Effects
Lightroom 5: Viewing Images on a Map
Lightroom 5: Moving Between Lightroom and Photoshop
Lightroom 5: Exporting Images
Lightroom 5: Creating and Publishing a Book
Lightroom 5: Publish a Slideshow
Lightroom 5: Print the Perfect Image
Lightroom 5: Share Images Online

Software: Lightroom 5.5 is now available

Lightroom 5.5 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for Lightroom mobile, additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Download Links: Lightroom 5.5:

Win – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5792

Mac – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5791

Great Introduction For First Time Users of Lightroom

How to manage your digital photos with Lightroom is a 32 minute video tutorial that is perfect for first time Lightroom users.

Organize your photos: Import them into a catalog – Learn how to organize your photos by creating a new catalog and importing the sample photos.
Import photos from your camera card –  If you have a card reader, you can quickly copy photos from your camera card to your computer and import them into a Lightroom catalog.

Customize the Lightroom interface to make it your own – Learn how you use Lightroom panels and modules to customize your workspace and how to use the Lightroom workflow to take your photos from start to finish!

Let’s get organized with keywords and collections – Keywords and collections make it easy to categorize, find, and manage your favorite photos.

Make non-destructive adjustments to your photos – Use the Lightroom Develop module to make non-destructive adjustments, such as cropping, color correction, spot removal, tonal adjustments, and exposure.

Export basics – In Lightroom, you do not save photos in the traditional sense. Instead, you export new sets of files that include Develop module adjustments. Lightroom export supports a variety of file formats suitable for a wide range of uses. For example, you can export photos as JPEGs to share online, or as TIFFs for a print publication.

Check out How to manage your digital photos with Lightroom by George Jardine.

Also includes a Cheat Sheet to LR5 keyboard commands.

Richard Dunn Creates Hilarious Video While Stranded in Vegas Aiport

When Richard Dunn was stuck at the McCarran International Airport overnight he decided to spend the night making a video of himself lip-syncing to Celine Dion’s version of the Eric Carmen classic All By Myself.

Here’s how he did it:

I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheel chair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot. I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn’t hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun! [All by myself on Vimeo]

Read more here: All by himself, plus a few million viewers – New Brunswick – CBC News:

He said Celine Dion is his guilty pleasure —it didn’t take long for him to have the words down.