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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0321819578
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Product Details

  • Series: Classroom in a Book
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (April 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321819578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321819574
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #607,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Please note that the full version of Lightroom 4 is NOT included with this book. You will need to purchase that separately or download the free 30 day trial from Adobe before using this book properly.

Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book really does treat you as if you are a beginner. That being said, even seasoned users, such as myself, can gain some extra insight into modules we already know and use, plus learn in depth all about the new modules in Lightroom 4.

Each chapter is approached as a "lesson." The first chapter gives you a broad overview of Lightroom 4, with each of the following 10 lessons all detailing general usage of the product as a whole and also detailed usage of each module within Lightroom.

Also included is a CD-ROM with images that you will import and work on during the 11 courses in the book. You start with importing the images, tweaking and reviewing and running them through all of the modules in order.

I've gone through the entire course and while some if it I will never use, such as the Web module, it is still nice to know and helps give a deeper understanding of the product as a whole. The training is very well structured and decently paced.

For those concerned with whether this is a "Mac or Windows" book, the answer is yes. As described in the preface, Lightroom performs pretty much the same on both platforms. Each version has minor cosmetic differences between the two versions because of the OS which is detailed early. The cosmetic differences do not change how the program is utilized. The funny part for me was the switching up of screen shots between versions. I haven't verified it, but it seems one page is Mac screen shots and the next page is Windows.

Despite previous experience with LR3, Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book has provided a good value for the money for me.
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Although this tutorial is accurate and comprehensive, I don't care for its teaching philosophy. Before even getting to the first module in Lightroom, you spend 1-2 hours learning how to deactivate or hide every component of the user interface (panels, menus, film strip, tool bar, etc.). It even plods you through "re-skinning" the user interface with your own logo!

While interesting and useful to experienced users, I found the slow pace and treatment of such a large number of non-essential details to be discouraging. I wanted to start using the software with my own photos after a couple of hours of investment! Instead, I hadn't event gotten to the "Importing" tutorial.

What I've found to be far better are the Adobe-produced Lightroom 4 videos on the "Adobe TV" web site and "AdobeLightroom" on YouTube (they seem to have the same videos). I highly recommend these.
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I didn't know I could like a "course in a book" book so much. The way they did the "quick tour" that got you moving around and even editing photos right away was brilliant. Too many course books dive into the boring stuff to get it out of the way, but I liked the "highlights" and then drill down.

I'm 60% through the book and VERY pleased with it so far. It has great hands-on approach.. walking you through everything.

Highly recommended. I feel like a Lightroom Power User already.
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The book offers a lot of details on the Library funtion, but just glosses over some of the most important features and aspects of the Develop Module. As an example; it has 3 plus chapters devoted to Libaries, etc. That is nice but, it has approximatley 1/2 a chapter devoted to how to ues the Develop module to improve your photos. It has one page devoted to the "brush" tool, and describes only one aspect of the tool.

If your really want to learn how to make your photos better, espeically if you are shooting RAW, there are better choices on the market.

I have usually had good luck with Adobe Classroom in a Book, but this one was a sad disappointment.
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I concur with the other three star (John Busco) review. I am a first time Lightroom 4 user and find this book a very tough read. While well organized, a new user will get bogged down in its minutiae. You would think that the Adobe team, who produced the most excellent Lightroom 4 software, would be in tune with how to introduce and teach this software to new users. If you thought this, as I did, then you thought wrong. How about a simplified guide, at least in the initial chapters, to the most useful and most commonly used features of Lightroom 4? How about help in creating a simplified workflow, from importing to organizing to editing to publishing (print, publish online, book slideshow)? You will find nothing of the sort here. Many useful tidbits of information, but no coherent workflow consisting of the most commonly used features is to be found. This work is a major disappointment. The writer(s) may have expert level knowledge, but the are clueless on how to package the material and teach it to new users. A second critique would be that with each update (1,2,3,4 and decimal variations thereof), the software has become bloated, apparently in an effect to present more "features" and attract new and old buyers alike. The unfortunate byproduct is that the software is unnecessarily complicated, with the result that the most useful and most commonly used features are lost among the many new and marginal features.
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