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Dec 15, 2010 23:59 |  #31

Mike beat me to it....7 point system in RAW would be the closest to a 10 step thing that the OP requires.


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Dec 16, 2010 06:38 |  #32

Beau1k wrote in post #11460302external link
You are on a PC.

You have a trojan/virus.

Yes I'm on a PC, but I would be extremely surprised to find out I have a trojan/virus seeing I keep my anti-virus up to date and it was a malware attack.

It was one of those "You have a virus, would you like to run a scan" warnings where even if you click "cancel" it opens a new browser window with a fake list of file folders in it and appears as if it scanning your system for viruses. As soon as it opened that window my software blocked it and informed me of the attack.

But.....before posting this reply..........

I tried the link again so I could post a screen capture of the event. This time the link worked great without setting off any warnings. Last time it never even got to the point of loading the video.

My gut tells me it was a real malware attack and the site owner, or the hosting company, learned about it and fixed the issue.

Sorry for going off topic but I didn't want anyone to get hit with something if they did not have anti-virus protection on their computer.

Now I'm going to go watch the video because it looks interesting :)

EDIT: Just finished watching the video. Very informative....thanks for posting it :)

Jon...




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Dec 18, 2010 22:16 as a reply to Jon_PDX's post |  #33

The settings in the LR Develop Module are laid out pretty much in the order you should apply them, the important basics being contained in the topmost Basic's panel of that module. An image will not necessarily need all of them of course.

If you work thru each step with Kelby's or Martin Evening's book as a reference for what each slider is all about you will be well on your way. It's how I learned and now my workflow with LR.

Hope this helps...


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Dec 20, 2010 19:22 |  #34

1) Import
2) reject bad pics
3) Rate remaining pics with stars
4) start with highest starred pics
5) Select camera calibration profile desired
6) Enable lens correction if needed
7) Complete Noise reduction if needed
8) Sharpen
9) White balance
10) willy nilly through the rest to achieve desired look


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Dec 21, 2010 01:25 |  #35

Hey Beau1k,

You might want to check out the online lessons at Lynda.com. I have no afiliation with them, but did get a free trial membership when I bought CS5 (or maybe it was for LR?). I didn't get through enough to say it's the best thing in the world...but the videos I did see were well put together and broke down aspects of LR pretty well. The more advanced lessons were pretty in-depth. As others have mentioned LR is essentially setup in the order of 'suggested' workflow...but it's also easy to manipulate to match your workflow.

Good luck!

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Dec 21, 2010 19:51 |  #36

PDXFactory,

Wow....the Lynda.com site has a lot of stuff there. Thanks for sharing the site :)

And from what I can tell all the Photoshop Lightroom Tutorials and Training stuff is free.

Direct link........
http://www.lynda.com ...ViewCourses.aspx?lp​k0=234external link

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Dec 21, 2010 20:32 |  #37

drvnbysound wrote in post #11448406external link
I bought this book (Borders w/ their random 40% coupon) about 4 months ago:

http://www.kelbytraini​ng.com ...igital-photographers.htmlexternal link

It walks through details on what every slider does, shows advanced editing features as well as how to organize, tag, etc. and also discusses some info regarding workflow. IMHO, its a great book for a 'new to LR' person.

+1 Buy this book, can't go wrong.


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Dec 21, 2010 20:38 |  #38

I kind of taught myself LR, and have found that the way the basic tool palette is laid out, is actually what I look for in "developing" the RAW image...take a look your crop tools, white balance and color temps are all up there taking care of most of your color correction and straightening.

The next module down would be your exposure, fill, black levels, and recovery...again..basi​cs..but right where I would look for them.

just my two cents.


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Dec 22, 2010 12:29 |  #39

Jon_PDX wrote in post #11493869external link
PDXFactory,

Wow....the Lynda.com site has a lot of stuff there. Thanks for sharing the site :)

And from what I can tell all the Photoshop Lightroom Tutorials and Training stuff is free.

Direct link........
http://www.lynda.com ...ViewCourses.aspx?lp​k0=234external link

Jon...

Hi Jon,

Yeah, there is a TON of stuff on the Lynda site! They do let you view a few of the LR tutorials, but you'd have to join up to view all of it. I spent several nights watching what was literally hours of video and direct examples on how to do various things. They have the same type of training for just about every major software package you might want to learn. The only downside is that you can only watch so much video training in a month...so it may or may not be worth it for some folks...

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Dec 22, 2010 13:28 |  #40

Yeah I checked out some of the other videos. Even learned a few things about PS Elements I did not know :)

I know what you mean about only being able to watch so much video in a month.

Jon...




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Dec 22, 2010 15:28 as a reply to post 11448349 |  #41

I bought the Lightroom book for Digital Photographers by Scott kelby and its worth its weight in gold.



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Dec 22, 2010 20:07 |  #42

I had the exact same experience as you and I am on a brand new laptop, so I am sure it is not infected with anything.

Second click no popup.

Jon_PDX wrote in post #11461931external link
Yes I'm on a PC, but I would be extremely surprised to find out I have a trojan/virus seeing I keep my anti-virus up to date and it was a malware attack.

It was one of those "You have a virus, would you like to run a scan" warnings where even if you click "cancel" it opens a new browser window with a fake list of file folders in it and appears as if it scanning your system for viruses. As soon as it opened that window my software blocked it and informed me of the attack.

But.....before posting this reply..........

I tried the link again so I could post a screen capture of the event. This time the link worked great without setting off any warnings. Last time it never even got to the point of loading the video.

My gut tells me it was a real malware attack and the site owner, or the hosting company, learned about it and fixed the issue.

Sorry for going off topic but I didn't want anyone to get hit with something if they did not have anti-virus protection on their computer.

Now I'm going to go watch the video because it looks interesting :)

EDIT: Just finished watching the video. Very informative....thanks for posting it :)

Jon...


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Dec 23, 2010 17:01 |  #43

Well at least it's wasn't just me :)

To get back to lightroom......

My wife said if I want to get a copy "go for it" so I'll be getting a copy of LR3 :)

For work flow (which this thread is about) I really like what I've seen/read about the Scott Kelby book so I'll get a copy of that too.

Jon...




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Dec 23, 2010 17:21 |  #44

Well, be sure to check out our Raw Conversion thread for some cool stuff:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=684360


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Dec 23, 2010 18:00 |  #45

Cool.....thanks for posting that Tony :)

Jon..




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