Free Lightroom Videos
These videos were recorded in partnership with RetouchPro Live. They are informal interviews in a Q&A style while I demonstrate how I use Lightroom and other programs.
Get the birds-eye view of my post-shoot workflow from import to export. This is a great place to start if you’re new to Lightroom.
How Lightroom imports your photos | How Lightroom differs from Bridge | How to apply metadata on import (like copyright, author, etc.) | How Lightroom’s catalog works | Keywording best practices | How to keyword your files | How hierarchical keywording works | How to make collections of your files | How to quickly score and cull your photos | Strategies for starting to use Lightroom with a preexisting (possibly huge) inventory of files…much more!
How Lightroom tells you it can’t find a photo | Understanding why photos go missing | How to locate missing photos | How to move, rename, and delete files without leaving Lightroom | Why you should never move, rename, or delete files outside of Lightroom | Folder creation and organization within Lightroom | Moving files between hard drives | Working with offline files | How to use Smart Previews (and when not to)…much more!
How to use Lightroom’s brush tool | How to use gradients | How to preview masks | How to erase parts of masks | How to select and brush sharp edges | How to use virtual copies and snapshots | How to sharpen and how to remove noise | How to use parametric curves | How to preview highlight and shadow clipping …much more!
How to use Lightroom’s brush tool | How to use Mask Overlay How to use Auto Mask | How to refine and perfect brushed areas | Some unusual uses for Lightroom brushes } How to use the Gradient Eraser brush | The difference between Flow and Density | Common brush problems and fixes…much more!
Lightroom Black and White
Lightroom update problems | How to print test strips | How to use Silver Efex Pro | Infra-red photography and LifePixel camera conversions | How to apply split toning | How to make and customize presets | Using Epson advanced printing controls for black and white | How to improve your photography by forcing restrictions…much more!
Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together
The interplay between Lightroom and Photoshop | Choosing the best time to move from one to the other | Preferences settings for both to optimize quality | Potential pitfalls and gotchas to watch for and how to avoid them | Using Virtual Copies to preserve Lightroom adjustments without “baking them in” | How Lightroom handles Photoshop layers and Smart Objects | Differences in raw file handling vs. TIF or PSD…much more!
Possibilities and limitations for Lightroom’s Tethered Capture | Working with live view camera tether software | Optimizing scanner settings for photo restoration | Finding your scanner’s “sweet spot”…much more!
Tour of Lightroom’s Print Module | How to include a signature or logo on your prints | Browsing and creating templates | How to make an Identity Plate | How to watermark your photos | How to soft-proof in Lightroom | Printing as a JPG or PDF file | Considerations for printing Photoshop PSD and PSB files | How to fix “too dark” prints | How to configure your printer…much more!
Lightroom Blurb Books
Mark Fitzgerald shares all you’ll need to know about Lightroom’s Book Module. He’ll show how to select and customize images, add text, and complete the overall book design. And he’ll show how to finalize and order your finished books.