When you’re ready to take your photo editing seriously, you’re faced with the question that every photographer eventually must answer: Photoshop vs Lightroom?
Learn how to manage and keyword your image collections, edit your photographs, publish your pictures online and print beautiful photographs.Our interactive and exercise driven course gives students a hands-on experience of working in this application.
This introduction to Adobe Lightroom is highly recommended for all photographers.
Our interactive and exercise driven course gives students a hands-on experience of working in this application.
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4 sessions, 3 hours each, over 4 weeks
The key to successful Lightroom practice is learning about a workflow process that best suits your photographic needs. Our course is designed to gain an understanding of the best workflow process and to adapt this to your editing and library management requirements.
Adobe Lightroom (Lr or LR) is a photo processor and image organizer developed by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X. It allows viewing, organizing and retouching large numbers of digital images. Lightroom’s edits are non-destructive. Despite sharing its name with Adobe Photoshop, it cannot perform many Photoshop functions such as doctoring (adding, removing or altering the appearance of individual image items), rendering text or 3D objects on images, or modifying individual video frames.
I’ve answered this question hundreds of times before with those who take my online Photoshop and Lightroom classes for beginners, so I’ll do my very best to explain it in a way that will be crystal clear.
In short, Photoshop is meant for making significant changes to a photo by using a vast array of tools. Lightroom is meant for very quickly organizing your entire library of photos and making the most common edits to them quickly. Most professional photographers use Lightroom for 90% of our photo editing, but occasionally take specific photos into Photoshop if a more complicated edit is needed.
The two programs approach image editing differently, but since they are both made by the same company (Adobe Systems), they mirror each other in terms of compatibility and have similar tools.
To do this course you need a basic understanding of computers and photography, as well as a USB flash drive and a selection of images (RAW, JPEG, TIFF or PSD) that you would like to experiment with.
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Students are expected to bear their own printing costs. (Payment in full before commencement of course or upon arrival. Card facilities are available at the school.)