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Mastering Lightroom: Book Two – The Develop Module

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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 is updated to include all the latest changes in Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC.
  • 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 Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC, including all the latest features.

Mastering Lightroom: Book Two – The Develop Module ebook

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 new HDR merge and Panorama merge tools in Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC.
  • 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 color in your images, and apply cross-processing inspired and vintage style color effects.
  • Why Lightroom is such a powerful tool for reducing noise.
  • How to use the Graduated and Radial filters to make local adjustments, including the new combine with Adjustment Brush feature in Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC.
  • 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 covered in Mastering Lightroom: Book Three – Black & White.

Mastering Lightroom: Book Two – The Develop Module ebook

What's New in Lightroom CC?

You'll also receive a copy of What's New in Lightroom CC? This short ebook outlines the major differences between Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6, and shows you how to use the new features added to Lightroom CC by Adobe. It will also help you decide which version is best for you if you are buying Lightroom for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version.


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Mastering Lightroom Book Two: The Develop Module

Title: Mastering Lightroom: Book Two – The Develop Module

This ebook covers the Develop Module in Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC.

Length: 211 double page spreads

Words: approx 33,000

Format: PDF. You can view Mastering Lightroom using free Adobe reader software on any PC or tablet. You can also read Mastering Lightroom on the iPad using iBooks – it has been optimised for iPad viewing.


Lightroom versions

Advice for new Lightroom users
Before you start
A useful exercise

Global adjustments
Working with panels
Lightroom workflow
The Camera Calibration panel
The Lens Corrections panel
The Basic panel
Basic panel: White balance
Basic panel: Tonal controls
A closer look at the Histogram
The Presence sliders
The Tone Curve panel
The Effects panel
The HSL / Color / B&W panel
The Split Toning panel
The Detail panel

Local adjustments
The Adjustment Brush
The Graduated Filter
The Radial filter
Portrait retouching
The Crop Overlay
The Spot Removal tool

The left-hand panels
The Navigator panel
The Presets panel
The Snapshots and History panels

More from the Develop module
HDR merge
Panorama merge
Using Virtual Copies in Lightroom
Useful Develop module shortcuts
Processing photo files
Exporting photos



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