Looking for Lightroom 5 tutorials? We’ve assembled a collection of over 70 video tutorials to help you get started and learn fundamental tasks and concepts. The videos are made available from courses at Infinite Skills, Lynda.com, Kelby Training, and Adobe Press. Visit these video training providers for complete courses on Lightroom 5.
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Recently, Adobe ran a contest called “No App Is an Island”. We asked you to submit an original text or video tutorial that explains how you use two or more Adobe apps together.
We had a great time reading and watching the entries, and we’ve now chosen the winners. The Grand Prize—a year’s subscription to the Creative Cloud, worth almost $600—goes to Theo Lipfert, an award-winning filmmaker who is also Associate Professor in the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University, Bozeman. His entry garnered praise for its simple workflow that could be adapted to many animation projects:
Howard Pinsky submitted a close contender for the grand prize. He’ll get a $100 gift card to Amazon.com for his how-to on getting the most out of a photo:
The other winners include Jason Anderson (“Complete Map-Making Workflow”), Sara Frances (“Photo Effects and Filters”), Mike Gentilini (“Customizable Twitter and Facebook Logo Videos”), Kirk Nelson (“Create Cool Pie Charts”), and Kelly Vaughn (“Acrobat Highlighters that Don’t Require Recognizable Text”). Theo Lipfert was also recognized for two additional entries: “Using Lightroom as a CinemaDNG importer for After Effects” and “CinemaDNG Round Tripping Between After Effects and Premiere Pro”.
All of these entries will appear in several places in the Adobe universe in the upcoming year.
Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners!
This is the time of year many of us think about creating a photo book to give to family and friends. If you are using Lightroom 4, try the Book module to lay out your book and upload it to the Blurb book printing service.
The book module is covered in the Adobe Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book. Peachpit press has provided the detailed book lesson free on their web site. See Creating a Photo Book in Lightroom 4. You’ll need to follow along using your photos rather that the tutorial files, but you’ll end up with a book of your own. Skip the instructions about importing the tutorial files and put the photos you want to use into a collection.
Tip for tablet users: View the lesson article on your iPad or other tablet device as you follow along in Lightroom.
If you are looking for a quick start to the Book module, I recommend Julieanne Kost’s video:
If you are having trouble getting your web gallery posted from Lightroom, watch this video from Tim Grey. He walks through the Lightroom FTP settings and provides tips on the type of information you’ll need from your internet provider.
The Lightroom Queen, Victoria Bampton, provides a quick insight in how to think about these new controls: http://bit.ly/xzlIHU
By the way, if your question is: Where are these new controls? They are right there in the Basic panel, but you need to convert your image to Process Version 2012. Click the ! icon in the lower right of the image area. Julieanne discuss this in her video.