LR3 Help

I just downloaded a free 30-day trial of Lightrom 3 and was hoping someone knows of any tutorials that will help me understand it??  It seems like it does alot but I don't know where to begin.  Thanks!

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm
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I have heard good things about lynda.com but I never really tried it (LOL), while I had the trial I kinda just taught myself.  I am hoping to buy it very soon & then get some more thorough training on it :)

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm
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Oh my goodness - can you believe it took me almost 4 years to switch to LR?  I just did an intensive workshop - both one on one and in a 8 person class to get the low down.  It's kind of an unusual program if you ask me - unlike any other editing program honestly!


But now, after that two day stint, I'm flying with it.  If you can, once you get a feel for it, go to Jared Platt's workshop and that will help a lot. But you will need to at least have a head start.

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm
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Adobe TV has one of the best video tutorials I think.  http://tv.adobe.com/product/lightroom/


Here are the beginner classes-


http://tv.adobe.com/show/getting-started-with-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-3/


 


Everyone's learning style is different. Some prefers live classes like doolittle, some like video tutorials/books, some like written tutorials, some prefer hands-on.  Only you know what works best for you.  How do you usually learn a new software?


Personally, I prefer just hitting buttons randomly, read Help within the program, and just start using it.  Then I'd google for specific problems.  After I'm familiar with it, I start reading or watching online tutorials.  If I start by watching the tutorials without being somewhat familiar with it yet, I won't be able to sit through 2 minutes of it. 


Keep looking for tutorials even if you think you've known all the tricks, because you don't lol!

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:06 am
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LOL, when brides are in a rush to get their images, you can't take time to learn a software by randomly hitting buttons. I don't have time to do that!  I barely have time to sleep...

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 7:47 am
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Thanks Ladies.  I will be looking at these tutorials and also playing around with Lightroom this weekend.  I hope I'm not too technically challenged because it's been a while.....

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 9:34 am
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doolittle, that's very true.  For pros, you can't afford to play around.  Time is a big issue, but most importantly, you want your files, libraries and workflow set up right in the first place.  Those are the things that are least talked about online too.

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 11:16 am

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