Mastering Lightroom Book Two: The Develop Module

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Mastering Lightroom Book Two Develop Module

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Mastering Lightroom Book Two: The Develop Module, my latest ebook, is released today.

It’s the second in a series of five ebooks about Lightroom and deals entirely with the Develop module. From its humble beginnings Lightroom has grown to become the primary application for processing Raw files for many photographers. The most recent version is more powerful than ever, but with processing power goes complexity. Lightroom can be confusing for newcomers, especially those used to working in Photoshop and for who Lightroom represents an entirely new approach to processing images. Even experienced users may not appreciate the full power of this amazing program.

Mastering Lightroom: Book Two – The Develop Module shows you how to use the tools in the Develop module to get the most out of your Raw files. It builds on the lessons learnt in Mastering Lightroom: Book One – The Library Module and shows you how to use Lightroom’s powerful features to creatively process your images. You’ll be amazed how easy Lightroom is to use once you’re familiar with it and just how much it speeds up your workflow compared to other applications.

Mastering Lightroom Book Two: The Develop Module is written for you:

  • It explains how to use the Develop module in simple language anyone can understand.
  • It’s easy to read. The pages are laid out and beautifully illustrated, making it easier for you to learn.
  • It has depth and will become an invaluable reference guide as you learn to use the Develop module.
  • It is practical and shows you how to marry technique with creativity to make the most out of your Raw files.
  • It covers both Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5, including all the latest features.

Mastering Lightroom Book Two Develop Module

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What you will learn

What you need to know before you start using the Develop module. This section helps you get into good habits from the beginning.

  • My recommended workflow for working in Lightroom.
  • How to use the Camera Calibration panel and why monitor calibration is so important.
  • How to use the tools in the Basic panel to control colour and tonal values.
  • What the Tone Curve is and how to use it.
  • Why the histogram is important and what it tells you.
  • How to let Lightroom automatically correct optical aberrations such as barrel distortion, chromatic aberrations and vignetting.
  • How to take control of colour in your images, and apply cross-processing inspired and vintage style colour effects.
  • Why Lightroom is such a powerful tool for reducing noise.
  • How to use the Graduated and Radial filters to make local adjustments.
  • How to use the Adjustment Brush for dodging, burning and other applications.
  • How to retouch portraits without using a plug-in.
  • How to crop and what aspect ratios mean for you.
  • How to use and create Develop Presets to speed up your workflow.
  • How to use the Snapshots and History panels.
  • Why virtual copies are such a good idea and how you can use them to get more out of Lightroom’s creative tools.
  • The best ways to export photos ready for use in other programs.

Note: This ebook doesn’t cover black and white conversions as these are the topic of the next ebook in the series.

Mastering Lightroom Book Two Develop Module

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Special Offer

Yes, there’s a special offer! Enter the code march2 at checkout to receive a discount of £2 off the normal purchase price of £8 of Mastering Lightroom Book Two: The Develop Module. The discount is valid for all my ebooks, including bundles (click here to see the bundles). The code expires at midnight, 31st March 2014 GMT.

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Here are some spreads from Mastering Lightroom Book Two: The Develop Module:

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Mastering Lightroom Book Two Develop Module spread

Mastering Lightroom Book Two Develop Module spread

Mastering Lightroom Book Two Develop Module spread

Mastering Lightroom Book Two Develop Module spread

Mastering Lightroom Book Two Develop Module spread

 

 

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2 Responses to “Mastering Lightroom Book Two: The Develop Module”

  1. Tony says:

    Congratulations on finishing Book 2 which looks excellent. Loads of useful guides here! I started late with LR4 then PSE 10 but am getting a handle on both now. Think I prefer LR5 😉

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