Feb 252014

Free Lightroom 5 Quick Start Guide

 

Victoria Bampton, aka the Lightroom Queen, released a free e-book called, Lightroom 5 Quick Start Guide.

She states on her website

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 – Quick Start Guide is a free 76 page PDF eBook. It’s a series of simple tutorials designed to help you, as a beginner, get started with Lightroom and learn the basics, while avoiding the most frequent problems.

The Lightroom 5 Quick Start Guide really tells you everything you need to know to get going with Adobe Lightroom 5 from the ground up.

The Lightroom 5 Guide contains 15 chapters and is available as a free downloadable e-book in PDF format, as well as a browsable set of online HTML pages. It’s a series of solid intro­ductory tutorials designed to help you, as a beginner, get started with Lightroom and learn the basics, while avoiding the most frequent problems.

The full digital book is only 5MB in size. Just go to her website and grab yourself a copy. Oh did we mention it's free!
Here's the table of contents:

 Table of Contents
  1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
  2 Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
  3 Basic Lightroom Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
  4 Installing Lightroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
  5 Getting Photos Into Lightroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
  6 Backing Up Lightroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
  7 The Lightroom Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
  8 Viewing your Photos in Lightroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
  9 Selecting the Best Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
 10 Adding Metadata to your Best Photos . . . . . . . . . . . 43
 11 Finding and Filtering your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
 12 Editing the Best Photos (link to sample images) . . . . . 51
 13 Further Editing in Other Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
 14 Your Finished Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
 15 Congratulations, You’re Now a Lightroom User! . . . . . . 75