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Creating Time-Lapse Movies with Lightroom and LRTimelapse

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Learn how to use Photoshop Lightroom and LRTimelapse to create compelling time-lapse sequences.

Transform your still image sequences into stunning time-lapses with Lightroom and the incredible but easy-to-use companion app, LRTimelapse. Rich Harrington starts this course off explaining how an all-raw workflow can help you make the most of this toolset and get you the best-looking results. Then he shows how to process raw images in Lightroom and use LRTimelapse to address more complex issues, such as flicker and exposure changes over time. Then he demos two options for final assembly of your time-lapse movie: exporting directly to video from LRTimelapse, or bringing the still images into other Adobe and Apple programs to build your time-lapses there.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
  • The software tools used in this course
1. The Benefits of an All-Raw Workflow
  • The benefits of using raw files
  • The challenges of using raw files
  • Essential techniques for shooting raw files
2. Importing Field Assets
  • Transforming and sorting images
  • Splitting images by scenes
  • Importing images into Lightroom
  • Organizing images in Lightroom
  • Renaming image sequences
3. An All-Lightroom Workflow
  • Correcting exposure
  • Correcting color
  • Correcting distortion
  • Refining touches in Lightroom
  • Syncing adjustments
  • Batch exporting a time-lapse sequence
4. Basic Workflow with LRTimelapse and Lightroom
  • Introduction to LRTimelapse
  • Initializing LRTimelapse
  • Creating keyframes for a sequence
  • Importing into Lightroom
  • Adjusting key images in Lightroom
  • Synchronizing key images in Lightroom
  • Reloading the sequence in LRTimelapse
  • Sending edits back to Lightroom
  • Exporting from Lightroom
  • Exporting directly from LRTimelapse
5. The Visual Workflow
  • When to use the visual workflow
  • Creating keyframes for a visual workflow sequence
  • Sending images from LRTimelapse to Lightroom
  • Exporting a time-lapse sequence from Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Animating the crop
  • Reloading the visual sequence in LRTimelapse
  • Creating a visual preview
  • Using visual deflicker
  • Fine-tuning visual deflicker
6. Advanced Techniques with LRTimelapse
  • Reducing flicker in a time-lapse sequence
  • Processing time-lapse images with Adobe Camera Raw
  • Smoothing out flicker with additional controls
  • Processing a day-to-night time-lapse sequence in LRTimelapse
  • Processing a day-to-night time-lapse sequence in Lightroom
  • Refining and exporting the day-to-night time-lapse sequence
  • Keyframing night-to-day time-lapse metadata
  • Processing a night-to-day time-lapse sequence in Adobe Camera Raw
  • Refining a night-to-day time-lapse sequence
7. Integrating with Adobe and Other Applications
  • Assembling a time-lapse sequence with Premiere Pro
  • Cropping, resizing, and retiming shots in Premiere Pro
  • Exporting in Premiere Pro
  • Assembling time-lapse sequence with After Effects
  • Cropping and resizing shots in After Effects
  • Exporting in After Effects
  • Assembling a time-lapse sequence with Photoshop
  • Cropping and resizing shots in Photoshop
  • Exporting in Photoshop
  • Assembling a time-lapse sequence with QuickTime Pro
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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