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This Item Contains:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Includes Photoshop CC and Lightroom 6 - One Year Subscription)
  • Shaw Academy - Mastering Adobe Lightroom Online Course

Creative Cloud Photography Plan

Perfect your photography

Organize, edit, and enhance on mobile or desktop

Capture the moment and make it your own. The Creative Cloud Photography plan gives you the tools to perfect your photography, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. Start with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for your everyday needs. Straighten photos, create stunning black and whites, and remove objects. Use Adobe Photoshop to do more, like combine multiple images or add text to photos. Mobile apps such as Lightroom mobile and Photoshop Mix extend the power of the desktop apps, so you can organize and edit on any device. And Adobe Creative Cloud keeps all your photography in one place so it’s available anytime, anywhere.

What's Included:

  •   Lightroom 6: Keep all your photography in one place. You can organize, edit, and share your photos from anywhere—on your computer, on the web, and on your mobile device.
  •    Photoshop: Enhance, retouch, and manipulate photographs and other images in any way you can imagine with the world’s most advanced image-editing app.
  •    Mobile apps: Take advantage of Lightroom mobile and Photoshop Mix to extend the power of the desktop apps. 
  •   Training: Get the most out of your tools with training to help you discover new features and master new skills.
  •   Latest technology: Access new features and updates as soon as they’re available.

Product Highlights:  

Enhance and perfect your photos. 
From everyday edits to total transformations, the Creative Cloud Photography plan has the tools you need to show everyone how you see the world. Edit and enhance on your desktop and devices. All your changes stay in sync, so you can enjoy your photos anywhere. 

Your photography, wherever you are
With the Creative Cloud Photography plan, you can organize, edit, and share your photographs from anywhere—on your computer, on the web, on your mobile device. Syncing takes care of itself, so when you make an edit or flag a favorite in one place, it’s automatically updated everywhere else. 

Share your photos 

It’s easy to showcase and share what matters most to you. All your photos—from your DSLR to your camera phone—are automatically synched to Lightroom. From there, you can organize images in beautiful web galleries or craft stories and animated videos with mobile apps like Adobe Voice and new Adobe Slate.

Improve your photography skills
Access a vast online library of how-to videos and tutorials to learn basic, intermediate, and advanced photography techniques. Share your work with a burgeoning online community to get feedback, tips, and tricks. Learn to be a better photographer with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.

Top Features of Adobe Photoshop

Content-Aware family of technologies

Retouch images with incredible control and precision—and virtually no effort. Select an image object that you want to remove, rescale, or reposition, and Content-Aware technology fills, patches, extends, or recomposes your image for you.

Powerful design tools

Photoshop makes it easy to create for any medium. Use type styles, editable shapes, enhanced Scripted Patterns and Fills, vector layers that let you apply strokes and gradients to vector objects, tools for quickly creating custom strokes and dashed lines, and more.

Intuitive video creation

Bring your Photoshop editing skills to your video footage. Make any clip look better using the full range of familiar Photoshop tools, and create movies with an easy-to-use set of video tools. When you’re ready to do more advanced work, edit with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Adobe Camera Raw 8 and layer support
Apply Camera Raw edits as a filter to any layer or file inside Photoshop, and then enhance them any way you want. And with new Adobe Camera Raw 8, you get more precise ways to heal images, fix perspective distortions, and create vignettes.

Rich painting toolset
Quickly give your work the look of a fine painting with the Oil Painting filter powered by the Mercury Graphics Engine. Simplify painting with new presets that offer a good starting point for creating realistic painting effects. Create realistic airbrush effects using fluid, lifelike controls and granular paint particles.

Intuitive 3D tools and DICOM support
Get advanced features for 3D editing and medical imaging. Dive into 3D with an interface that gives you in-context and on-canvas controls, and easily analyze and work with DICOM files.

Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify
Apply Blur Gallery and Liquify effects nondestructively thanks to Smart Object support. Your original file stays intact as you add blur effects or push, pull, pucker, or bloat the image or video. Edit or remove the effects at any time—even after saving your file.

Tight integration with Creative Cloud
Create across devices and the desktop, access your work anywhere from the cloud, and freely share with the creative community.

Camera Shake Reduction
Save shots you thought were lost due to camera motion. Whether your blur was caused by slow shutter speed or a long focal length, Camera Shake Reduction analyzes its trajectory and helps restore sharpness.

Improved Crop tool
Crop images faster and with greater precision. The most-used tool in Photoshop is even more useful, offering hardware acceleration, nondestructive editing, and a modern design that lets you manipulate your images on canvas and see your adjustments happen live.

Top Features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Nondestructive environment

Set your creativity free in a nondestructive editing environment that lets you experiment without limits. Your original images are never altered, and it’s easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photo.

Advanced black-and-white conversion
Gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Precisely mix information from eight color channels when you convert to grayscale.

Develop presets
Save time by instantly applying favorite looks to your images. Just save Develop settings as a preset and apply it to your other photos at any time with one click. Lightroom includes dozens of built-in presets and thousands more are available from third parties.

NEW Facial recognition
Quickly find images of family and friends, even without metadata tags. You select a face in one photo, and Lightroom searches for that person in all your other images. Categorize and group your photos based on faces.

Advanced Healing Brush
Make your images spotless with a single brush stroke. Adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths. Unwanted objects and flaws—even those with irregular shapes like threads—just disappear.

Upright
Straighten tilted images with a single click. Upright analyzes images and detects skewed horizontal and vertical lines, even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden.

NEW HDR Merge
Create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes. Using HDR Merge, you can easily combine multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single high-dynamic-range image.

NEW Panorama Merge
Capture super-wide fields of view and amazing detail. Photomerge technology lets you stitch together multiple images, including raw files, to create stunning panorama shots.

NEW Performance improvements
Import and perfect your photos faster than ever. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed, especially when you’re enhancing images in the Develop module.

NEW Advanced video slideshows
Create beautiful, polished slideshows using still images, video, and music along with professional effects like pan and zoom.

NEW Improved web galleries
Showcase your work in more elegant, engaging, and interactive web galleries. New HTML5-compatible gallery templates work with the widest range of desktop and mobile browsers.

 

Shaw Academy - Mastering Adobe Lightroom

Unlock your creative potential with photographic editing in Adobe Lightroom.

While out capturing images we have a creative vision for how we want our shots to look, and while we do everything we can to get the correct exposure, composition and subject in our photographs sometimes we need take our images a step further through image editing. Whether it is for personal or professional reasons, Adobe Lightroom is a powerful editing program that will allow you to fulfil your creative vision and open up a whole new world of possibilities for your work. Developed by photographers for photographers Lightroom allows you to really get creative and enhance your images in a huge variety of ways. Lightroom also offers a range of features for managing your photographs and creating a fluid workflow. Lightroom has everything you need to take you images from the camera to the finished product.

Lessons

1. Getting Started with Lightroom

Lightroom offers an extremely powerful system for storing and editing your images so that it operates at maximum efficiency and speed. Lesson 1 looks at how to set up Lightroom and gain an understanding of how it operates. You will also become familiar with all the panels and modules so that you can navigate this highly creative application and begin to see the creative possibilities that await you.

2. Library Module

Lesson 2 looks at how the library module will help you make sense of the thousands of photographs you capture. This module allows you to easily organize your photos, add keywords to quickly identify photos and create collections of your favourite images. We will also look at how to create an efficient workflow based on flagging and rating your photos.

3. Enhancing images through the Development Module

The development module offers a huge array of editing capabilities for your images. Lesson 3 looks at the core adjustment tools and gives you a strong understanding of when and where to use them. The functions of the basics panel will give you the control to dramatically enhance your photos and help fulfil your creative vision.

4. Localized Adjustments

Exploring the Development module further, we can target areas of a photo that we wish to improve or enhance using localized adjustments tools. Tools such as the graduated filter and adjustment brush allow you to enhance a specific area of your photo with great precision without effecting the entire image. This Lesson 4 goes into detail of how to use these tools to create dynamic images.

5. HSL and Black and White

Lightroom offers extraordinary control over the colour in the photos we take. Here we look at the HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Luminance) options and how we can use them to improve and manipulate colour. Also in this lesson we utilize the HSL to create stunning Black and White photos, full of drama and impact.

6. Batch Processing

Batch processing is one of the most powerful functions of lightroom. It allows you to roll out enhancements and repairs across 100’s of images at once without having to edit each picture individually. Getting to grips with Lightrooms batch processing features will save you hours of editing work and allow you to spend more time out shooting. In this lesson we will also look correcting lens issues and further enhance images through Lightrooms effects panel.

7. HDR and Photo-merging

HDR Photography is a relatively new concept in photography but utilizing it correctly can produce photos with incredible detail and tonal range. Lightroom is perfectly suited for making this process straightforward. We will also look at how to create amazing panoramas using the photo merge tool.

8. Output and Printing

Understanding the file format options available to us is an incredibly important part of digital photography as it can have a big impact of the quality of our images along with how and where we can use our pictures. Lesson 8 focuses on subjects such as file format, image size and resolution so that you always understand the capabilities and quality of your photographs. We also explore the extensive range of templates and options for preparing your images to make those beautiful prints.

*On demand lessons will be pre-recorded and will be made available at a later date.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate in the live webinars and access the recordings?

You can participate using your own computer via the internet, both Windows and Mac devices will surfice.

You can access recordings via your student log in area found in menu tab.

Live lessons are not essential in order to pass diploma courses. You can view the recordings in your own time.

What is the duration of one webinar?

It lasts approximately 1 hour, not including questions and answers at the end of the live sessions.

What if I miss the lecture? Will I be able to catch up?

That's no problem. We also record each lecture as we broadcast them. We make these videos available to you within 24 hours of each lecture concluding and you will have unlimited access to the videos for up to 12 days after the entire course has been completed.

Are there any assignments?

We provide you with weekly quizzes in order to self-assess your progress. These are completely voluntary and a fantastic revision tool. Only live courses have weekly quizzes.

Upon course completion a final assignment will be made available. There is a €5 administration charge for non-members to complete the final assignment and receive the certificate. All certificates are free for members.

System Requirements

Windows®

  • Intel® or AMD 64-bit processor*
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space
  • OpenGL 3.3–compatible graphics card and DirectX 10
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.7 or v10.8
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space
  • OpenGL 3.3–compatible graphics card and DirectX 10
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services*

 

* NOTICE TO USERS. Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy (www.adobe.com/legal.html). Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.