Lightroom 5

Lesson 6 of 19

Video Slide Shows

 

Lightroom 5

Lesson 6 of 19

Video Slide Shows

 

Lesson Info

Video Slide Shows

Video slide shows ok, I love the fact that in light room for what you've been able to do, all this incredible lusciousness that you've been doing to a print images forever, you could then finally take over to your videos. It was a little bit of a secret, you know, mickey mouse club handshake that you needed to know to allow you to take what you did to a print image and apply it to a video, because if you took a video image here, let's, take this video image here and took it over to the develop module, it would kind of laugh at you. Video is not supported and develop, okay on windows, it says, ha ha ha! Ok, totally uncalled for. Yes, if you've been with me over the years, the jokes will be exactly the same for these three days, but anyway, no course windows would not do that to you, so that doesn't help me the fact that I can't do tweaking a video in, like, but you can, and we're going be playing around with that on our last day, but specifically, right now is once you've tweaked your i...

mage and let's, go back to our library here, and basically, I'll give you a little tease on it right here, and, yes, this is shot down in tonga invention, tonga last year. This is a video john cornforth actually took were all three of us were next to each other and he had his gopro attached to his cameron he actually wasn't hyperventilating as I was. This is the first time we went in the water. First day first dive. I went underwater and this is what I'm seeing. So, you know, extraterrestrial puts it, mobley I had no idea what in the world I was experiencing. And john, of course it was much better keeping the camera straight a supposed to me, but there's a video clip and basically, the little teases coming down here, you're going toe come up and allow you to capture a frame and that capturing of a frame. And basically here, your options down here, like clicking on the little gear gives up the little strip here where you can change the editing of the clip. So here you can see I can change the size there the length of that clip, and then right next to it, over here you can do what's known as capture frame that will make a j peg. And then j peg, you can tweak in the developed module cool, and then you could re sync that back to the video clip. Very cool so that's your little trick that that was a little tease for we're going to be doing on wednesday elaborate how far you can push video that includes special effects and the hs al module and everything else we're going to doing today a good portion of that will be able to do the video but what's brand new and lightning five and as has me all excited is this ability to take these different um elements let's open up our film strip here and basically again we've got our filmstrip that's following us along from where we are in the library module so we have access to them we've been able to go into the slideshow module before in the past and string together a bunch of images we're now in looking for were able to add audio so music cool groovy awesome fantastic but now what you can do is in the past you could not add a video clip I'm actually looking at this video clip down here of course you can see the time code that's telling me what might clip is so I've got virtual copies I've got tweaked images I've got video clips I've got coming over here you can see I'm using a custom identity plate to throw in type two my images I can come down here in terms of my um images go over to overlay and going to play back I can add audio okay I can do this all a ten eighty people definition video quality type I could obviously bring in graphics from photo shop it could be that you take a photograph right click will go into photo shop we're gonna be talking about for shop integration bringing in the photo shop do you really type of facts all sorts of things you know smith wedding and all that sort of stuff take that right back into light room handsome smith wedding maybe ghosted back nice little you know um little rice paper asked ghosted back version there they're type comeback and delight room use that as your opening slide and then what you end up with is now that let's actually start because it started on my first slide so here's my first slide still going into our video beautiful cross dissolve it's not just a fade to black it's now beautiful cross dissolve full rest full quality yes it is ridiculously freaky what the whale is doing that's a little baby okay going over different islands take down our our audio but you could see that obviously whether you choose to have you know smith wedding or not you know you have opening and closing titles so it could be a mute leaving the type on there the entire time but you can just have the type come there and beginning and close with thank you or credits or whatever you have your cross dissolves you actually have you know what you need for a lot of people, what they're going to be doing in terms of the video clips and what do you need? You need to be able to start stop text audio crossed is off, you know, set the duration of each slide, but for a lot of people, this right here is going to be plenty in terms of what you do. You come over here and hit export video, and this is where you can come up with whatever options that you want in terms of the video preset, and we've actually got the final rendered one over here on the desktop. Um, actually, we don't have that one, so I'll find that one over here. Well, it looks it looks just like what we were just looking at because we were hit were hitting play, so it renders out the full resolution. Ah, file, and again, if you'd like, you could bring that into photoshopped, it could be that you do a lot of your rough cuts in here and then, if you really want to get fancy in terms of text, cross dissolves and text moving across your scene in all sorts of things filtering of your video, you want to actually apply things like some beautiful, gauzy and blurs and things like that, you can't filter anything in light room, either print or web, you can, of course, to the photo shop, so it could be that you do an initial start on your video here, and then you bring that into photo shopped for later editing. Ok, those are the main features that I love in the brand new light room five smart previews the upright adjustment, the new healing brush where you can drag on it, the radio filter and video slide shows you also have let's go back to our develop module. You also have now tapping the fbi mentioned the full screen mode to allow you to quickly see your images. You can continue to work on your images while you're in full screen mode. That's nice, you have the ability finally to read out your images. In theory, lab color values people have been asking for that rather than just the rgb value, so you can his lab, which is more accurate light room actually uses the lab color space, so the rgb actually weren't is accurate technically, as the lab color space, so it allows you to use that and you just turn that on, and now you're values you can see as I move the curse around, or using lab, which is luminosity and to color channels and beat the book module, which we're going to be touching on, has now the ability to do page numbering as well as to save custom page templates that you come up with, which is awesome, which is great it's. What was needed? It's, a great new model that came in with lightning for it's, now much, much better in five grids and guides I mentioned by capping command option ofer overlay ok, and you can also go in there and come up and create guides for as well and last thing the png support png ahs a file format is nice and supports png twenty four bit supports transparency, so when we get into water marking and creating your own custom logo for things like that, p and g is nice and you actually have that right inside your film strip. Now there you have it. Some new features wanted to get that out of the way, so you guys knew whether is worth upgrading to the answer is yes, questions. We got him, we did, we could start with studio audience. Does anyone in the studio audience have a question? Not necessarily question, but that radio filter answers a lot of questions for me as I told you before we started here to jack I never used like rome I'm more of a going to camera roll right into photo shop and I'm seeing with that radio filter a lot of the portrait retouching that I do I'm gonna be able to do right within this a lot quicker on then going to an adjustment layer and masks and so forth it's simple it's elegant you know here's a little before and after you know, just in terms of if you look at something like this and again here is tapping that h key died and show the pins you know, here is a targeted adjustment just on this area so here is our you know, before after okay it's gonna be incredibly elegant so yes, I'm with you. It has a lot of uses remember that commander control doubleclick in your window automatically sets it and now I think it's going to be your new favorite post craft and yet as well yes cool. So very alan photography from the uk asked jack is there any way to sink transitions to beat in the music in like five no, you can't you can actually extend the length of the slide show to the music so it starts and stops with the length of the of the clip cool, but you have no audio read out you can't do anything like that in terms of transitions you have one length for the clips video will be the length of whatever you clipped it to the images will be you know, to four second whatever you set the transition to so you can't do that there's no readout of the audio you could do that in photo shop okay as a basic one and of course I'd recommend if you're doing any significant video what you're going to be doing is using adobe premiere which comes with that cloud yeah, yeah it's it's by far the most elaborate photo shop is cool it's amazing what they've done with it but premieres where you're going toe want to live and you can take that back you export your video clips out and then using any of the photo shop or premiere and then if you want to tune you certainly then could bring that back in you know you got to slide in and put it right into a slide show again. Whatever is easiest for you it would depend a premier obviously you know it could be your final slide show there's no reason to bring it back in the light room if you didn't need to I do have a few questions here that are all related, so me hey asked what would be the advantage of using of using snapshots versus virtual copies perhaps photo said what is the difference between the two when would you use one of the other and then and that different palm beach asked is there a difference between a snapshot in a sidecar uh yes let me do that last one first the sidecar file is a piece of metadata that rides along with your file especially if you're using a proprietary rafa format cannon cr to our nikon efs adobe doesn't have permission to write to those files so it'll make a sidecar file if you tell it to save that data with the images if not the metadata is saved in the catalog associated with the image if you do a command s or control s and light room it's asking it would you write that sidecar information so it's in the same folder it's not with the catalog only it's with the folders well that's a nice little safety net you know but um a snapshot technically is part of that meta data so you could say that it would be saved in that sidecar file that's where I would hang out if you had a nikon or cannon or any other ralph file format but it's different the snapshot is saying I want this particular time of what I'm looking at saved in a place that I can access it and as you can see over here I can just hover my cursor over these two snapshots that I've made and I get a c what is what was recorded when I clicked the snapshot, the command and control and to make that the difference between the snapshots and the virtual copies and again we'll get over that getting that in the break is I just do that command and real quick any time I see something cool so I may make ten snapshots I only use the virtual copies when I need to compare them side by side or ready to output and I want to actually print or use them and slide shows or taken into photo shop because if I say out of those ten there's three that I like, I'll do command apostrophe command apostrophe command apostrophe I make three of those each one of those virtual copies has all my snapshots in it. I just turned on the three that I want and now I'm ready for output at just a ziff there were three separate documents I could bring him in the photo shop I can do the slide show, I can output him for print, I could make a book or whatever, so I don't big ten virtual copies because that just starts plugging up my film strip you know I don't need ten I used the snapshots to play I use the film strip when I'm ready to output great question cool one more question bob from upstairs asks, can you set the enabled profile corrections as the default setting when you import photo I'm sorry I was looking out for god wait repeat repeat the question one more just your can you set the enable profile corrections as the default setting when importing photos? We're going to be talking about that afterward the concept of using presets on import so yes you can in a sense that you'd still choose it. I don't believe that you can say I always want this preset for every import every time from now on and never I wouldn't even want that what we're going to be talking about is how to make presets import presets that will get you ninety percent of the way there I'm shooting portrait ce portrait's I always like this camera profile, which we're going to talk about so I just did entire shoots all portrait I know I like this camera profile I can choose that make a preset and then on imported go would you go ahead at this profile? It could be that for all my portrait sigh like this sharpening this luminous noise reduction to soften skin tone a little bit maybe I always do a little bit yet if there's maybe three, four half a dozen things that you do to all portrait there's no reason the world where you don't make a preset and every time you bring in new images from this portrait shoot you gave apply this preset, you wouldn't probably do the color or tone because that'll be specific to that shoot, but things that are specific to you know, that portrait shoot could be this you do nighttime shoots. You know how I know hei I s o potentially noisy shots you love doing night shots, if you know you're sharpening your noise reduction, your luminous your profile no reason in the world while you don't do a night shot preset and do that on import you just did entire night shoot. Why not get ninety percent of your entire editing for that job done? And you soon as you open them up in lightweight. So, yes, we're going to be talking about that. I would make specific to the particular job. It could be that you do it for a studio set ups. If you do product shots you go. This is a set lighting. I always use this one, you know, over and over and over again. It's a it's. A controlled environment. I would get that as far as you can in terms of a preset. And then every single time you do a product shot, you will do that an import and you again will get ninety percent of the way there you're just going to come back in maybe with that radio filter you're going to go, I'm going to hit in I'm going bring in this little adjustment I'm going to do this here I'm going to highlight this I'm going to find to this but if it gets you ninety percent of the way there that's huge that's that is the whole purpose of these three days I want there's three things of my mantra quality, flexibility and speed has to be the highest possible quality because if you're willing to sacrifice quality and go ahead and get into politics or medicine or, you know, get just getting my doctor doesn't like that uh quality should be impairment, right? That's why you're artists that's why you got into this you know flexibility, your ability to change anything at any time that's the beauty of light room since is completely not destructive every single thing you could undo and everything you can share if you got one image, we're going to be doing that after the break I want it automatically apply it to fifty other images do it so flexibility last one is speed okay why do something in photoshopped that maybe half a dozen layers adjustment layers layer masks when you can do that all with just a few clicks as an example that radio filter aiken do my tone my sharpening my clarity, my saturation I'm doing all of these things in one adjustment if I did that in photo shop I would have to do six different adjustments I would have to apply a soft edge mask to each one of those or put them into a folder and mass the folder and yada yada yada you will work definitely faster working in like one as I mentioned before by the end of these three days you will no longer be using photo shop for levels or curves or color or tone or basic even now basic retouching you'll never do a black and white conversion and photo shop again remember you have access to all your raw data so your quality in terms of these potential billions of colors remember your raw filed isn't even pixels yet that sensor data you're even pre pixel so your quality is going to be better every time you go into photo shop it's pixels so you know anyway it's getting me chicken skin as we say in hawaii right? It is so cool sore that is adobe what's adobes goal it appears that they're competing with themselves between photo shop and light room are they just trying to simplify for the photographers we don't have the depth of graphic needs out of exactly that zoe light room was created in the first place is that, you know, photographers have a very specific need, which now is growing in this huge because now you're writing video, we're all shooting video, you know, and everything else so it's targeted specifically to the photographer, yes, you could say that they're kind of cannibalizing some of their own sales, but that's just smart, I mean, when it shows them, the fact that they have made, like room is powerful, as they have the fact that they've made a deal became a raw, as powerful as they have, they didn't need to make big can't adobe kamerad could have been this truncated, you know, second class citizen, you know, whatever, and they have it. So adobe is not really as much as people are kind of worried about this creative cloud, they're not soaking anybody. They're making phenomenal, amazing, mind bogglingly cool tools that pay for themselves every single time you use it. Um, but photo shop not only doesn't have all the things of web and graphic design and, you know, video prowess and a bunch of things that light when will never do and filtering, but all your retouching okay, you're liquefy your content of where we're going to be covering that photo shop, integration for retouching so it's, not like you don't need photo shop. A lot of stuff needs pixel processing. That will not be done in light when there's no reason to do pixel processing. It's, a procedural editor. So they actually worked beautifully in the integration is great, and we're gonna be covering both. That's. The great thing about this class will also be doing push up, immigration, head swapping, and all those things were gonna be doing that today.

Class Description

Adobe Lightroom 5. Master the tools needed to enhance, refine and even retouch your images using quick and easy non-destructive image adjustments! From glamour skin softening, to eye and teeth enhancing, to skin color unifying and special effects like luscious high key black & whites, selective hand tinting, cross-processing and even changing depth of field, there are incredibly powerful features in Lightroom that allow a huge amount of the polishing of your photographs to be done right there, without ever having to go into Adobe Photoshop!

Learn how to create magic presets and perform syncing tricks to quickly apply these optimizations and enhancements to multiple images (and now video!) all at once to dramatically increase your productivity. You'll leave this course knowing how to cut your processing time in half and craft even more stunning, creative, and profitable images at the same time.


Software Used: Adobe Lightroom 5

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Fantastic course, you will know Lightroom 5 inside out and upside down by the time you're done, and you will have fun learning all the features, a great workflow, and how to use it with both video slide shows and with Photoshop. Jack is a natural teacher, keeping the class flowing along. I've been using Lightroom for many years, and this course opened my eyes to features I didn't know were in there, taught me about the new features in version 5, and got me using Lightroom in a new and more powerful way. Thanks so much.

Suzanne
 

I've gotten to see about 2/3 's of the course so bought it. I just purchased Lightroom 5 so hopefully this course will help me really learn to use it effectively. I have been using Aperture and wanted to switch. My only big disappointment in the course is that his examples are almost exclusively portraits and I am a landscape photographer. Also, I don't plan to purchase Photoshop. I owned CS3 on a pc and never learned it. It frustrated me terribly and I just gave up.. I switched to Mac 3 yrs. ago and LOVE my Mac. Aperture has been okay but I want Lightroom (had it years ago) and hopefully can use Lightroom for my processing. I LOVE Jack's clear, calm teaching style. Thanks, Jack