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Editing GoPro HERO Photos and Videos with Lightroom and Photoshop

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Overview

Get the most out of your photos and videos with these enhancement techniques. Improve color and contrast, adjust exposure, remove artifacts, make time-lapse videos, and more.

From fixing lens distortion and making colors pop to assembling time-lapse movies, Lightroom and Photoshop are the perfect pair for making the most of your GoPro footage. Watch this course to learn how to correct and enhance still images and video with these powerful toolsets.

Author Rich Harrington starts with the basics: importing and organizing photos, correcting distortion, adjusting color and exposure, and getting ready for print. He then moves on to working with video: developing color and exposure with adjustment layers and presets, and then rendering out the adjustments for editing in another application. He wraps things up with a short, fun tutorial on assembling a time-lapse sequence. Start watching and learn the skills you need to get the best-looking footage from the GoPro and other action cameras.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Importing and Organizing Images
  • Transferring directly from a camera
  • Transferring from a memory card
  • Choosing a drive that can handle video
  • Renaming images in Bridge
  • Renaming images in Lightroom
  • Organizing with autostacking
2. Correcting Distortion
  • What causes distortion in action cameras?
  • Removing distortion with lens profiles in Lightroom
  • Removing distortion with lens profiles in Adobe Photoshop
  • Removing distortion with Upright
  • Using adaptive wide-angle controls to remove distortion in an image
  • Using adaptive wide-angle controls to remove distortion in video footage
  • Removing distortion with manual controls
3. Adjusting Exposure
  • Common action-camera exposure problems
  • Using Levels adjustments
  • Using Curves adjustments
  • Improving exposure by using blending modes to combine multiple images
  • Using Smart Objects and stacking
  • Using Adobe Camera Raw to fix exposure for raw files
  • Using Adobe Camera Raw to fix exposure for JPEG files
4. Adjusting Color
  • Common action-camera color problems
  • Fixing color balance in shots
  • Improving saturation and vibrance
  • Adjusting colors using channels adjustments
  • Using Adobe Camera Raw to fix color for raw files
  • Using Adobe Camera Raw to fix color for JPEG files
  • Removing compression artifacts
5. Getting Images Ready for Print
  • Cropping to a target size
  • Enlarging action-camera images with Adobe technology
  • Enlarging action-camera images with third-party technology
  • Sharpening action-camera images for print
  • Preparing images for a panoramic photo
  • Assembling a panoramic photo
  • Merging an HDR
6. Working with Video Files from GoPro Cameras
  • Renaming video clips based on timecode
  • Enhancing video with Lightroom
  • Enhancing video with adjustment layers in Photoshop
  • Saving quick Develop presets in Lightroom
  • Enhancing video with Adobe Camera Raw
  • Rendering adjustments and changing frame rates
7. Assembling a Time-Lapse Sequence
  • Developing and exporting time-lapse files
  • Adding movement and exporting a time lapse from Photoshop
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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