Adobe Lightroom is a gigantic photography device giant with considerable and a handsome process for creating crazy photographers. However, at a very modest level, Lightroom is built to help you do three main things: sort photos, post them, and export them. In Life Photography alone, we have had more than 100 papers on Lightroom – which is equivalent to a number of books – and different web sites have much less. Obviously, this is an urgent topic to learn, whether we are just starting or you are an advanced photographer. In this comprehensive guide, you will discuss the Lightroom use process for beginners, from start to finish, pertaining to tips on topics that want to confuse people.
This comprehensive article covers all the basics, and is broken down into a number of opposite sections to make it all the more readable. If there are specific terms that you are exploring to find in this paper, we may want to press Control F (or, in Mac, Command F) on your keyboard. If we have not used this shortcut before, it is very useful, because it lets you dig web pages with the keywords we want.
My goal is to write a tutorial that says all the things a beginner needs to know about Lightroom, whether we have an older version (anything before Lightroom 6, like Lightroom 4 or Lightroom 5) or the latest version (Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC).
Hopefully, even if you start with no knowledge at all, we will finish with a mid and high level understanding of Lightroom’s very important concepts. So this is a long article.
Feel free to bookmark this page for later reference if you find some of these tips helpful. Lightroom can be spectacular at first, and the purpose of this clue is to simplify everything as much as possible.
1) What is Lightroom?
Lightroom is an easy-to-use post-processing tool and organizational portrait. This lets us sort your portraits, edit them, and export them with whatever size we need. Let’s dive into each of these three major benefits:
1.1) Organize Your Photos
The obvious thing Lightroom does is to help us sort and organize your photos.
Every time we import images into Lightroom, you also see where they are on our computer (that is, file structure). It’s present on the left side of your screen. So we may witness something like this:
The photos that we have on our computer are not automatically present in Lightroom. If you want to add some of our photos to Lightroom, or you want to add all the photo folders, you need to import them. I will talk more about Import Dialogue later; it is not something you need to know in detail.
In addition to simply telling us where your portrait is, Lightroom has not a few other ways to sort and organize your portraits.
What if, for example, we take a portrait that we like, and you want to find it again in the future? Is there a technique to mark it that makes it easy to find later?
Of course! There are not a few ways to do it. You can give it a five star rating, you can mark it, you can add it to the “Best Photo” collection, and not a bit more. Then I will discuss more details about these options, and how you can use them to sort and organize your portrait according to your wishes.
For now, know that Lightroom is one of the main programs – actually, which is very popular in the market – that photographers use to organize and sort their portraits.
1.2) Editing Your Photos
Lightroom is not all about sorting your portrait. Most importantly, it also allows us to edit the portrait we take.
Lightroom does not offer as much of the same post-processing editing as other soft device options, like Photoshop. However, merely because not too broad does not mean it is not large enough. Many photographers can use Lightroom’s post-processing features smoothly; personally, although I have Photoshop, I use it more for graphic design activities than photo editing.
Lightroom processing options encapsulate all the main bases: brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, and not a few other adjustments. This also includes skills for realizing local editing – that is, selectively adjusting portions of the portrait while not remaining untouched.
In short, Lightroom is designed to edit your portrait. It’s not just a side feature you can use from time to time rather than editing portraits in Photoshop.