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Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Workflow for Photographers

Lesson 20 of 26

Black White Options

 

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Workflow for Photographers

Lesson 20 of 26

Black White Options

 

Lesson Info

Black White Options

black and white work is the same. So this is the reason I love this workflow. Let me do a black and white image. So even if I take something that's got a lot of complexity to it, So this is the image that's the black and white version out of this. This done completely in light room, 5000 brushstrokes. So we're not gonna actually do the whole thing in black and white. Um, So what I saw when I took the photograph was this little area right here in that and this little heart rock. So it looked to me like a broken heart to people Lane, and but I just I got this cool metaphor and this thing is little about this big. And I was like, so in my world, this way saw so people asking, what did you see? I'm like, this is literally what I saw. Like in black and white. The contrast, the structure, everything. The editing process, though, is basically the same of what we just did. I go into the development module, I'm gonna convert to black and white this case. Like I said, I get a little aggressive w...

ith the black, So I don't mind that that shadow gets deep black starting with the white. You start to see that structure of some of those highlights come out. I sent my overall base exposure. Okay, so now I'm at least sort of in that ballpark. But I had that dark radius around there. So how do I get that? Well, there's a global tool that is the vignette. So I start to bring the vignette in, adjust the feather on the been yet to my favorite Just the feather on the vignette. Adjust the midpoint a little bit, Allow those highlights to kind of creep back out. And I'm starting to get closer and closer to my edit Global edit though across the whole image, the vignettes affecting everything central to the editing piece. Once that was done, I come in, I get my sharpness. In this case, I is cranked on the sharpness because I wanted that texture. And once I had that decision then I came back and got on the clarity. So I did the sharpness before the clarity 30 punched in. Now you can see my vignette widow. Okay, Global edit. Both of them are global But now that's the one impacting the other. So in this case, I'll come back down then and Aiken back that vignette out a little bit. This image he area. I want a darkened. So I draw migrating across there dark and the exposure down other side So they kind of relatively way the same equal nous. And then the rest of the work is done with a brush, so the black and white process is still black. Point white are set. The profile monochrome black point, white point exposure, Highlight shadow adjustment drop down into the other areas. Now, if I would have wanted to adjust specific colors within the black and white, I would have job down in the black and white panel, and I could have made my reds or bites lighter or darker. But the process is the same. Then the brushwork comes in. That's the last bit. Is that little bit of brush works? We even in the black and white world. Same exact process. Nothing changes in the workflow global regional local. It's just a different implementation of the same tools and techniques. To have a question. You talked about the fact that it would be weaken do presets for this. So it's not a preset for like, because each photo would different. Correct? What do you mean when you say a priest like a preset? Like if I decide that I like a high conflict, my blacks are normally get dropped about 50 for a black and white image. And I punched the highlights up. Always. I would sue a preset for that. I'm not a huge presets aren't my favorite thing because they're they're individually image needs each damage. He's a little bit of help, but there are certain things that I know are just gonna happen. Um, like, profiles. I know Lens corrections gonna get turned on chromatic aberrations. Gonna get turned down some of those things just get it turned on by default.

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Build an efficient Lightroom workflow for organizing and editing
  • Organize your Library with Folders, Smart Folders, and Collections
  • Master Lightroom's image editing tools in the Develop Module
  • Learn to print and manage colors from Lightroom
  • See the latest updates, through the February 2019 version of Lightroom

ABOUT DANIEL'S CLASS:

Turn your Adobe Lightroom Classic CC catalog into an organized collection of images even Marie Kondo would be proud of. In this workflow-focused class, you'll build a streamlined, efficient workflow from organization to image editing. Using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, you'll learn best practices for editing and organizing inside Adobe's Creative Cloud software, then build a workflow suited to your style of photography. Take advantage of the latest Lightroom tools and master a start-to-finish Lightroom workflow.

Beginning with organization, master Lightroom's catalog tools from essentials like Collections to premium features like template catalogs and import presets. Learn how to go from a mess of images to a catalog that's easily searchable.

Then, amp up your images with an editing workflow designed for both maximum efficiency and image quality. Learn how to use Lightroom's adjustment tools, from the large-scale global edits to the minute details. Daniel shows photographers how to radically cut workflow time while improving the quality of your images and the organization of your digital world.

Looking to master Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC to edit photos anywhere instead of the desktop-based Lightroom Classic CC? Try Daniel's Intro to Lightroom CC for Beginners class, which tackles the mobile-friendly photography plan with 1tb of storage.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Beginners new to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
  • Enthusiasts and hobbyists ready to build a more efficient workflow
  • Advanced photographers that simply haven't found an efficient way to organize images

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 2019

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Beginning his career working for Adobe's help center, Daniel Gregory is known as an expert in everything Adobe photo. The fine art photographer is certified by Adobe in both Lightroom and Photoshop, along with working as an instructor during Photoshop World. His classes cover all levels of Adobe photo editing, teaching newbies to professional photographers.

After working in the tech industry, Daniel switched gears for a more creative life working as a fine art photographer and educator, based in Washington state where he also teaches in-person classes at the Photographic Center Northwest. Hosting the podcast The Perceptive Photographer, he helps other photographers face the many challenges presented to the creative community. He now works with both film and digital photography and often mixes the two mediums, allowing the techniques and technologies to overlap. 

Lessons

  1. Class Introduction and Basic Workflow Management

    Meet the instructor, then jump into the course with basic workflow management. Lightroom isn't designed just for photo editing, but for a workflow. Get started by recognizing your own individual style and integrating the essential workflow elements.

  2. Customize Develop Panel

    Even if you're familiar with Lightroom Classic CC, the latest new additions are hidden features that can boost your workflow. Learn what's new inside the photo editing software before jumping into the start-to-finish workflow, starting with the new tool to customize the Develop Panel.

  3. Enhance Detail

    In the February 2019 release, Adobe launched a tool called Enhance Detail that's not yet available in the new Lightroom CC (a re-design of Lightroom Mobile). Learn what this tool does, and how to eek a bit more detail out of your photographs in Lightroom.

  4. Profiles and Presets

    Adobe's boring standard profiles have now been reworked -- look through the new camera profile options to give your RAW files a better foundation. Learn the difference between profiles and presets.

  5. Color Range and Luminosity Masking

    Continuing through the newest Lightroom Classic features, watch the color range and luminosity selections in action and learn how to use the new tool. Working with the gradient tool, the color range and luminosity sliders make it easy to apply the effect to only a portion of the image. The tool is helpful for darkening just the sky or applying local adjustments only to specific colors.

  6. Import and Folder Organization

    Explore the new additions to the folder tools and a new option to automatically import any images added to a watched folder on your hard drive. Start cleaning up your library with tools for searchable keywords for folders and collections.

  7. Tethered Shooting, HDR, and Pano

    Finish up the list of new features with the updates to tethered shooting stability as well as HDR and panorama merges. Clean up a collection by using a "create stack" shortcut for HDR and panoramas, or combine multiple steps with the new HDR Panorama tool.

  8. Catalogue Overview

    Feeling like your Lightroom catalog is a disaster is normal, Daniel says. In this lesson, he talks catalog strategy, like when to use multiple catalogs and how to manage multiple catalogs.

  9. Folders, Collections and Smart Collections

    What's the difference between folders and collections? Dig into Lightroom organization starting with Folders, Collections and Smart Collections. Learn best practices to working with these essential Lightroom features.

  10. Workflow

    Build a workflow using Lightroom Collections to easily maintain an organized catalog. Learn Daniel's collection hierarchy used for each import and a template shortcut to easily repeat the organization scheme for multiple catalogs.

  11. Importing

    Import a template catalog to your catalog to re-create a workflow organization scheme for each project. Then, work with file handling on importing files. Learn shortcuts for importing images, like creating import presets.

  12. Metadata

    Lightroom catalog so disorganized, it's easier to start from scratch? Learn how to re-launch your Lightroom without losing your edits using XMP metadata. With tools like renaming photos, learn metadata and tricks for cleaning up your catalog.

  13. Finding Photos in Lightroom

    Tools like stars, flags, and colors help make photos easier to find. With Daniel's tips, adapt Lightroom's tools to suit your specific style of photography, not the default. Work with tools to quickly find photographs, including Smart Collections.

  14. Workflow Tools in Develop Module Conceptual Framework

    Organization isn't limited to just the Lightroom Library. Build a streamlined editing workflow into your editing process. In this lesson, Daniel shares an ideal editing workflow to finish edits faster. Learn different keyboard shortcuts and Lightroom tips to help polish images.

  15. Editing Concepts

    Build a consistent, reliable, repeatable editing process by first understanding editing concepts. In this lesson, Daniel shares concepts that will help critically think about your edits while helping improve your edit speed in the long run.

  16. Editing a Photograph: Basic Panel

    With an editing plan in place, start working with overall adjustments inside the basic panel. Learn how to set the black and white points for the best exposure and shortcuts for quickly getting the most dynamic range from the image.

  17. Editing A Photograph: Detail Panel

    Inside the detail panel, add some finesse with the sharpness and noise reduction tools inside the detail panel. Daniel answers basic questions like how much sharpness is too much and what the radius slider does.

  18. Editing A Photograph: HSL/Color and Tone Curve Panels

    The HSL or color panel allows photo editors to control each individual color rather than applying adjustments to the entire image. Gain insight into what color adjustments to make first and what to look for when adjusting colors in Lightroom CC.

  19. Editing A Photograph: Regional Edits

    Dive into regional adjustments using the graduated filter tool. Master tricks like stacking gradients. Then, work with local adjustment tools such as the brush.

  20. Black White Options

    A repeatable workflow means the editing process is similar even when working in black and white. Learn tricks for working with monochrome. Add in tools like vignettes.

  21. Regional Editing using Luminance Masks and Local Adjustments

    Work with luminance and color masks when working on regional edits to fine-tune the image. Find insight into shortcuts for getting gradient and brushes exactly where they need to be with minimal effort.

  22. Virtual Copies, History, and Snapshots

    Lightroom CC is a non-destructive RAW file editor, which means you can easily undo different edits without affecting the original image. While non-destructive, tools like virtual copies can help you make multiple edits of the same image. Learn how to work in Lightroom's History, then discover the lesser-known snapshot tool.

  23. Basic Color Management

    Colors on one screen look different from the color on another screen. Managing color helps ensure the colors in the final print are the hues you were aiming for. In this lesson, Daniel helps photographers better understand color management to create images that look great both on screen and on paper.

  24. Soft Proofing

    Soft proofing in Lightroom helps photographers better visualize the print before actually printing. This tool works with information about the paper you are using to create a more accurate preview of the output. Lightroom will even show you what colors in the image are out of your monitor's gamut range.

  25. Making the Print

    Work inside Lightroom's print module to design contact sheets, print multiple images, print the biggest possible image for your printer, and more. Master print templates, paper profiles and more.

  26. Exporting Images

    With the editing complete, get those polished images out of Lightroom to share to social media and more. In the final lesson, Daniel walks through the different export options, including exporting presets, renaming files, resizing, metadata, watermarking and more.

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

I watched this course live. Really good!. Of course, I like all of Daniel Gregory's classes. It's a real treasure when one finds a really good teacher who thinks like oneself. I thought that I already knew Lr well so I was really surprised about how much I learned from this course. I learned so many ways to improve my workflow efficiency.

Anne Dougherty
 

I was impressed by the amount of information covered in depth, and by Mr Gregory’s teaching style. I’m somewhat new to Lightroom and found his explanations of its capabilities, and why you would use it rather than Photoshop for specific processes, enormously helpful. I especially appreciated his lessons covering printing. This is invaluable information. Great class.

Warren Gedye
 

This was a great course. Daniel certainly explains it well and in terms I can understand! Super worth it and learnt loads of new tricks! Great job!!