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Best course/book on post processing raw...

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Mar 06, 2011 19:58 |  #1

So I'm trying to learn lightroom and processing raw photos. I'm not sure I have the eye or the knowledge or things like color correction/adjustments and post processing.

I can use presets and make the photos look good, but I'd like to go deeper and learn on my own..

Is there a book/course/tutorial you'd recommend?


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Mar 06, 2011 20:50 |  #2

A classic is "Real World Camera Raw" (there is a CS5 version out): …e-Photoshop/dp/032171309​5 (external link)

Since Lightroom and Photoshop CSx share the same "Raw processing engine" the learnings would apply equally.

Three good Lightroom books are by Scott Kelby, Victoria Bampton and Martin Evening -- one or any combination of the above would be excellent additions to your library.

Then, there are two premier for-pay training sites -- and have Lightroom material.

Kelby also hosts​m which has a ton of useful stuff. And then, AdobeTv has free Lightroom tutorials.

Of course, these are all specifically Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom-centered resources -- since that's what your are using they should all be helpful. The "bigger picture" of understanding Raw and the fundamentals of Raw processing will work themselves into these books and tutorials. As you go and have specific questions you wonder about, some combination of asking here and googling should get you plenty of info.

And then, spend time in our Raw, Post Processing and Printing sub-forum -- read the stickies and check posts because helpful topics come up there all the time:​play.php?f=18

Lastly, check out our RAW Conversion Thread for many cool and inspirational examples of what you can work with!

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Mar 06, 2011 21:29 |  #3

Best book I saw -- Real World Camera Raw (Ah, I see it above -- get it)

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