Get ready for the best Photoshop® Lightroom® training on the planet! You’ll be taught by Matt Kloskowski, one of the world’s top Lightroom experts. Sit tight as he shows you an insider’s view of Lightroom. From Start to Finish, from image capture to final print – you’ll see it unfold right in front of you, as you learn step-by-step how to take control of your digital photography workflow. This seminar will teach you how to take your photography to an amazing new level of productivity, efficiency, and fun with real world insider techniques that will make your life easier, and free your time so you can do what you really want with your photography.
10:00 to 11:00 A.M.
We start the day by bring photos into Lightroom so you can see the entire process from beginning to end. You’ll see how to set up Lightroom and manage your photos the right way from the start to save you hours of wasted time and frustration. You’ll learn our streamlined workflow so you’ll work faster and more efficiently when it comes to finding your keepers and keeping them just a click away. Plus we’ll show you how to make the most of built-in automation tools, the new Maps module for organizing your photos by location, and dozens of shortcuts to keep you way ahead of the competition.
11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Lightroom lets you process RAW, TIFF and JPEG images using the same tools, but it’s what you do in the Develop module that makes all the difference in the world. You’re going to learn about all of the brand new Develop module sliders which will, hands down without a doubt, make your photos look better than any other version of Lightroom. You’ll see which tools to use when, which ones to avoid, and how to unleash the power of Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush for selective adjustments in your workflow. You’ll see exactly what to do, and in what order, to work as efficiently as possible, and you’ll learn the latest techniques in Lightroom 4′s groundbreaking noise removal as well as white balance, sharpening, contrast, and adjusting individual areas of your image.
1:30 to 2:30 P.M.
Lightroom 4 lets you handle an amazing amount of image editing, but there are times where you’re going to need to jump over to Adobe Photoshop for things Lightroom wasn’t designed to do. In this session, you’ll learn how (and more importantly when) to use Lightroom and Photoshop together for a seamless workflow that gives you the ultimate in power and speed. You’ll learn exactly how these two applications work in concert to give you incredible creative potential – from serious retouching to adding special effects. We’ll even cover how third party plug-ins fit into the picture. Plus you’ll learn some very cool Photoshop techniques along the way.
2:45 to 3:45 P.M.
The new Books module in Lightroom 4 will change the way you think about photo books. We’ll kick off this session by going over everything you need to create a killer photo book from scratch. Plus, you’ll pick up some great tips and tricks along the way to help make your books stand head and shoulders apart from everyone else’s. Lightroom 4 also has some very powerful tools for photographers to create online proofs and do client presentations that can be saved to video so you can play them anywhere. You’ll learn the step-by-step process for setting up and customizing a professional presentation that highlights your creativity and the quality of your work. Plus, if you’ve ever wished you had a really efficient way to let your clients, friends, or family view your work on the Web, you’ll find out how in this session.
4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
The printing features of Lightroom make it arguably the best program for printing photographic images ever. Aside from books, Lightroom 4 also gives you the best tools ever to create a beautiful print. We’ll cover the Custom Layout options, which give you total control over printing one or several photos to a page. You’ll also learn exactly how to set up your system for printing success, and automate the whole process, so you can just sit back, print, and get predictable results that look exactly the way you wanted them to. You’ll see everything from setting up Lightroom’s color management to configuring the print settings so you’ll get quick, reliable results, while side-stepping some common printing problems. Finally, we’ll finish off the day with some professional high-quality print template ideas that push Lightroom’s printing features to the limit and let you show off your work like never before.