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Old Jul 1, 2011, 8:25 AM   #1
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Hi, I just downloaded a 30 day free trial of LR. I'm not very tech savvy and would like to expedite my learning. I'm looking for suggestions on good biggner tutorials. My subjects are mostly my children and friends babies.

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Old Jul 1, 2011, 3:58 PM   #2
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I just purchased LR3 and have been watching tutorials from iTunes. If a beginner, you might consider Photoshop Elements (free trial also) rather than LR.
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Google and youtube is a good start

http://www.google.com/search?aq=f&so...room+tutorials

http://www.youtube.com/results?q=lig...N&hl=en&tab=w1
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You're welcome, I find tutorials of almost whatever I need there
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I second you tube. When I started using lightroom 3, that's where I went to watch how things were done. Some excellent tutorials are available to assist the learning curve. Also, download some presets and then upload them into Lightroom to have some fun. There's some you can pay for, but I only download the free ones as everything can be done by your own hand when you get comfortable enough with the program. I found lightroom had an easier learning curve than PSE for which I'm still very much a beginner. Having both, however, is a huge advantage as they compliment each other nicely.
I bought Lightroom off of Ebay for 150.00 cnda. So, worth checking out as long as the disc isn't registered somewhere else. You always take that chance.
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Hi,

Do you know what the export mega pixel ppi default # should be in LR??? Some how I changed it to 2 ppi for sharing on FB. Now I want to save the image for my own personal printing but I don't know what that number is? Google made me more confused!

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I just ordered the hard copy and should be recieving in in a week. I was thinking of ordering a used learning resource of LR3 from amazon?? Did you try the book?

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If your serious about understanding all that you can get out of Lightroom3 , you may want to take a look at the Lightroom3 video tutorials released by Michael Reichmann of Luminous Landscapes

This is a very comprehensive tutorial covering 52 chapters and over 9 hours
of material.
The cost is around 50bucks and there is also a free trial download to give you a feel as to how it flows.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/videos/lr3.shtml

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I never pay much attention to the ppi, since I rarely resize when I export from LR, and then I'm more interested in the number of pixels wide or high, not the ppi. Mine is set for 240 ppi, that's probably the default.
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Set the PPI in the window that pops up when you click on a photo and then click "Export". It's the "Resolution" field in the Image Sizing section.

BTW, I've just bought Scott Kelby's Lightroom 3 book and it is great. I'm one that tends to buy a program and just dive in on my own and figure things out as I go. A book suits me more for this than videos and I feel like this book has already paid for itself. This is the first time I've ever bought a book about a computer program. I'm embarrassed about some of the little things I had not already figured out!

It can be had online for $30 or less and it's easily worth every penny.

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