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Are Lightroom's controls fairly similar to Photoshop?


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#1 .Greg

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:46 AM

I have bought a couple of tutorial books for LR but I am better with video training.

Would a tutorial like "Underwater Photoshop" be applicable to Lightroom?

I don't need it to be exact, just that it uses similar tools and layer controls.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:56 AM

In my opinion no - Photoshop and LR are built on very different concepts.

The concept of layers/masking and channels are not particularly strong in LR while they are core in Photoshop.

Both products have strengths and weakness I oftem find myself wishing I had controls from the other product available.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:59 AM

Thanks for the quick reply.

Got it, will stick to basic LR tutorials.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:03 AM

Bang for your buck it is the way to go (LR).

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Edited by PRC, 27 October 2009 - 06:27 AM.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:37 AM

lots of FREE to download iTunes podcasts on LR, either trawl through google or via the iTunes shop and subscribe. Couldn't be easier.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:54 PM

I installed Lightroom a couple of months ago and I never ever used it. I still prefer photoshop. That's what they taught us back in college. I'm not a fan of NEW things. :)

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:29 AM

I installed Lightroom a couple of months ago and I never ever used it. I still prefer photoshop. That's what they taught us back in college. I'm not a fan of NEW things. :uwphotog:


How do you know you prefer PS if you never used LR? :-)
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:52 AM

How do you know you prefer PS if you never used LR? :-)

Lots of info is applicable, for $99 I've learned lots os things from Underwater Photoshop that is aplicable to Lightroom. Took a course on Lightroom From Jeff Mullins in Bali that showed me that 90 percent of what I want to do with underwater photos can be done quicker and easier in Lightroom.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:27 AM

How do you know you prefer PS if you never used LR? :-)

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