The Photographers Guide to Image Sharpening in Lightroom: Professional Image Sharpening & Noise Reduction Techniques using Adobe Lightroom

Robin Whalley
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Powerful techniques to sharpen your photos like a professional.

Includes FREE access to 1.5-hour online training video.


In this comprehensive book, Landscape Photographer Robin Whalley explains the tools and techniques you can use to sharpen your photography in Lightroom. Every element of the sharpening and noise reduction process is covered, from the basics through to advanced techniques. Packed with advice and following a no-nonsense approach, you will quickly learn an effect method to sharpening and noise reduction. A methodology that can dramatically improve the quality of your images. Nothing is withheld.

Robin explains clearly and concisely the practical steps necessary to:

- Balance noise reduction and sharpening.

- Produce a dramatic three-dimensional appearance in images, using a little-known brush technique.

- Assess images to identify the type and levels of sharpening required.

- Apply a simple sharpening workflow around which Lightroom has been developed.

- Optimise images for screen or print output.

- Recognise and avoid common sharpening problems.

This book takes you far beyond simple sharpening by numbers. You will learn how to optimise each image, achieving results comparable with the professionals.

As well as easy to follow instructions, the book contains three full length examples. The reader can follow these on their own computer, using the photo RAW files provided. Every aspect of sharpening and noise reduction is explained, step by step.

At the end of the book is a code giving free access to a 1.5-hour video course. The course was developed by the author, specifically to support photographers with sharpening and noise reduction in Lightroom.

Learn the professional approach to noise reduction and sharpening in Lightroom.
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About the author

Robin Whalley is a Landscape Photographer with a passion for photography, image editing and a skill for sharing his knowledge. Although his name may not be widely known, his work has been published and sold around the world. What makes Robin’s books special is their concise content and how easy they make learning new skills.
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Robin Whalley
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Published on
Jan 28, 2017
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124
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Desktop Applications / Design & Graphics
Computers / Digital Media / Photography
Photography / Techniques / Equipment
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Since the first edition of this book, Google has made the Nik Collection and Viveza FREE to everyone. Using these tools correctly can literally transform your images into beautiful photography. Following this concise, informative book you will quickly achieve professional quality results with Viveza. You will learn about:

· All the elements of the Viveza interface and how they can dramatically reduce your editing time.

· How each adjustment can be applied to control colour and light in your photography.

· Counterintuitive adjustments that can be applied to achieve even better results.

· The Control Point tool and how this can be used to selectively target adjustments. You will also learn how to use multiple control points to make even more precise adjustments.

· Controlling and integrating Viveza into your workflow.

· The book also includes a valuable 75% discount for an accompanying Viveza video course.

At the end of the book are four full length examples. These demonstrate how, starting with a basic image you can transform it into an impressive photograph. The examples are supported by high resolution files you can download from my website, allowing you to follow along on your own PC or Mac.

The second edition of the book has been significantly expanded to include more examples and more in-depth information. Despite this, it retains the concise, hand on approach that made the first edition so popular. If you have ever struggled to make your images look the way you want them to, download Viveza and use this book. Don’t struggle with trial and error learning. Allow me to guide you quickly through the essential elements and demonstrate how you can achieve professional results with ease.
The top-rated and top-selling photography ebook since 2012 and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers:Free video training. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.Classroom-style teacher and peer help. After buying the book, you get access to the private forums on this site, as well as the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.Lifetime updates. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you’ll ever need.Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.500+ high resolution, original pictures. Detailed example pictures taken by the author in fifteen countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. Most photography books use stock photography, which means the author didn’t even take them. If an author can’t take his own pictures, how can he teach you?

In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:

CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography

Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:

Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate
Revealing the Powerful Photoshop Masking techniques of the professional image editor.

Easy to understand, with step by step instruction and illustration.

In this clearly explained book, Landscape Photographer Robin Whalley reveals a powerful collection of Photoshop techniques. Tools enabling you to create complex and impressive photography in minutes. You don’t need to spend hours in Photoshop once you understand a few simple techniques.

Photoshop masks are one of the most powerful and flexible editing tools you can use. They make possible complex adjustments. Adjustments that can transform a photograph. Take the cover of this book for example. The image was taken in the middle of the day. And yet it’s been transformed into a moody nigh time scene. All of this was achieved using masks and is explained step by step for you to follow.

In this book you’ll learn to:

- Produce detailed and complex masks in minutes not hours.

- Create detailed Channel Masks, allowing you to replace a boring sky or change a colour.

- Quickly generate Luminosity Masks to target adjustments on the highlights, shadows or midtones of an image.

- Make complex selections using the latest Photoshop CC tools as well as traditional techniques. It doesn’t matter how old your version of Photoshop is, there will be techniques you can use.

- Quickly clean up masks with a simple brushing technique. This enables you to beautifully blend adjustments, essential in creating realistic photography.

The complex subject of Photoshop masking has been distilled into this easy to use book. Featuring many examples, you can follow along using the actual image files supplied on the author’s website.

Cut through the hype and confusion circulating on the internet and learn Photoshop masking. Even if you have tried to before and struggled, this book can help you.

Lightroom is powerful and easy to use. But it isn’t always obvious how to achieve the best results. In fact, many of the most powerful features are buried away and easily overlooked. It’s also not obvious in which order to apply your adjustments, which can make a substantial difference to your results.

This comprehensive, yet concise guide to Lightroom’s Develop module, is organised into four sections:

Section 1 – Lays the foundations to help you work quickly and effectively in Lightroom. The features covered here are often ignored, yet they can make it much easier to edit your photographs.

Section 2 – Provides detailed guidance for all the adjustment tools. Use this section to develop your skills, and then later as a reference. It’s also packed with hard earned tips from many thousands of hours using Lightroom.

Section 3 – Explains how to make selective adjustments to your images. Creating selections is one of the most valuable editing techniques you can develop. Despite this, surprising few people can do it well. This section will guide you through creating detailed and complex selection with ease.

Section 4 – Helps you develop your Lightroom workflow. You can then apply this to the three comprehensive examples. RAW files to accompany the examples can be downloaded from the authors website, allowing you to follow along on your own computer.


This book will help you:

- Fix common problems with your images.

- Learn how to reveal the full potential in your photos, making them stand out from the crowd.

- Create complex and precise selections that leave most people wondering how.

- Develop a standard workflow you can apply to any image, for great results.

- Use important tools and adjustments, but also understand why.

- Understand the best way to tackle any image and what order to apply your adjustments.

- Find new and powerful uses for tools you may previously have ignored.

The Photographers Guide to Lightroom’s Develop module has been written and illustrated with the latest Lightroom Classic CC edition (release January 2018). But if you’re using an earlier version of Lightroom, it’s still relevant but you won’t have access to all the features covered.

This book has been written for photographers by a photographer. It assumes only a limited knowledge of Lightroom’s Develop module but will quickly build your skills to an impressive level. It doesn’t matter if you find Lightroom a challenge, everything is explained with the author’s characteristic, no-nonsense approach.

If you want to achieve excellent results fast, follow the guidance in this book.

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