October 20th 2012 by Andrew S Gibson
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I’ve been using Lightroom for over two years now and I love it. It’s the best software for processing Raw files that I’ve used. However, there are certain processes that I still find easier to carry out in Photoshop. But that’s about to change.
The reason why? Essential Development – the latest Craft & Vision ebook, by Sean McCormack. The word expert is thrown around lightly sometimes but not here – Sean really does know his stuff when it comes to Lightroom. I haven’t read it all yet (it’s too long) but two areas I honed in on right away were black and white conversions and portrait retouching, techniques I’ve always struggled with in Lightroom.
There’s only one issue I have with this ebook – the price. It’s way too cheap for all the information you get inside. It’s the longest Craft & Vision ebook yet and still costs just $5 (or $7 with the Lightroom presets – see below).
If you’re not getting the best out of Lightroom, then buy this ebook. You won’t regret it. I’ll be working through the processes in here for a long time to come. I’m looking forward to using it to improve my post-processing skills.
There are two ways to buy the ebook:
1. Buy Essential Development on its own for $US5.
2. Buy the Essential Development Package which includes 85 Lightroom presets and an instruction manual for $US7 (discount available if you’re quick, see below).
Enter the discount code develop6 when you checkout to buy the Essential Development package for $6 or develop20 to get 20% off five or more Craft & Vision ebooks (these codes expire Tuesday, October 23 at 11:59 PM PST).
Here are some spreads from Essential Development: