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Video Files for Issue 360

ABOVE: In the first video, we look at how to create an album for a set of images and how to upload an image to the Imaging Centre.

ABOVE: The second video looks at how to edit the caption details for an image and indicate whether or not it is to be considered for publication. We then take a look at what happens once the image has been uploaded and find out a little more about the other menus within the ‘My Images’ section of the Railway Herald website.

Video Files for Issue 358

ABOVE: The first video in this feature illustrates how to set the crop tool overlay in Lightroom, to show the Golden Section guides.

ABOVE: Learn how to straighten and recompose your shots using the crop tool overlay.

ABOVE: Discover how to use the graduated filter overlay to add a neutral density filter effect to an overexposed sky to provide better balance to your images and use manual adjustments for better effect. Learn about the noise reduction tool, and see an example of how to export an image.

ABOVE: We take a detailed look at editing a jpeg image in Lightroom, correcting the colour balance and removing spots and smudges from the picture.

ABOVE: Find out about Lightroom's various finishing effects - see how to convert a colour image to different black and white, sepia and aged colour looks using the filter presets. Learn how the adjustment brush works, but be aware that use of this tool is best kept to a minimum. Discover the general presets that allow you to add 'punch' to your images with a single mouse click, or darken the edges with a vignette effect.

Video Files for Issue 356

ABOVE: The first video covers the basics of importing images into Lightroom, including the different ways to import files and an introduction to the Lightroom screen layout.

ABOVE: The second video deals with selecting and comparing single and multiple images in the library, how to zoom and pan views in the library, and a brief introduction to the 'Develop' interface.

ABOVE: A more detailed look at the 'Develop' module as we look towards editing an image. The navigator window is explained, along with the function of the histogram and an explanation of how to use it as a guide to avoid clipping shadows and highlights in an image.

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