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Lightroom In-Depth: Developing Raw and DNG files

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Learn how to perfect exposure and color as well as unlock details in your raw files in Adobe Lightroom.

Learn how to perfect exposure and color as well as unlock details in your raw files in Adobe Lightroom. This class covers several important tools as well as hidden options for taking your raw files to the next level. Take your time and work your way through each lesson to discover new imaging superpowers. Discover how to make basic adjustments, apply tone curves, add detail, perform split toning and lens corrections, add creative effects, merge panoramas and HDR images, and use profiles and presets. Instructor Rich Harrington also shows how to use advanced Lightroom controls such as gradient adjustments and brush-based local adjustments.

This course was created by Rhed Pixel. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.


  • Want to go deeper with raw and DNG files?
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Exercise files and legacy settings
1. Understanding Raw Files
  • What is a raw file and why must they be processed?
  • What are DNG files?
2. Working with Raw Files
  • Opening a raw file and how edits are stored
  • Working with the toolbar
  • Working with slider controls
3. Basic Adjustments
  • Starting with a raw profile
  • Setting proper white balance
  • Adjusting light
  • Adjusting color
4. Tone Curves
  • Using tone curves
  • Using point curves
  • Using per channel curves
5. Adding Detail
  • Sharpening your photo
  • Cleaning up an image with noise reduction
6. Working with the Color Mixer Controls
  • Adjusting color
  • Adjusting hue
  • Adjusting saturation
  • Adjusting luminance
  • Working with the B&W Mixer
7. Working with Split Toning
  • What is split toning?
  • Creating an effective split tone effect
8. Working with Optics
  • Fringing and lens profiles
  • Refining lens corrections
9. Working with Effects
  • Adding texture
  • Adding clarity
  • Controlling dehaze
  • Adding grain
  • Adding custom vignettes
  • Alternative vignettes with the Radial Filter
10. Essential Tools
  • Cropping and straightening
  • Fixing perspective with Upright
  • Removing spots
  • Cloning an area
11. Advanced Controls
  • The Enhance Details command
  • Making gradient adjustments
  • Refining local adjustments with brushes
12. Merging Panoramic Images
  • Merging panoramic images
  • Correcting distortion in panoramic images
  • Developing panoramic images
13. Merging HDR Images
  • Merging HDR images
  • Correcting ghosting in HDR images
  • Developing HDR images
14. Working with Presets and Profiles
  • Create a preset
  • Load a profile
  • Conclusion

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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