Lightroom 4 UnMasked

In Craft & Vision, e-books, Lightroom & Workflow, Tutorials &Technique by David15 Comments

Craft & Vision has published books by photographer and educator Piet van Den Eynde before, but never one like this before. Today we’re releasing the first Craft & Vision BigBook. It’s still an eBook, but it’s BIG. I mean, really big. Lightroom 4 UnMasked is complete guide to Adobe Lightroom 4. It’s over 300 pages long and it’s packed with everything you need to know to get under the hood of Lightroom 4. Here are some highlights:

  • It’s up to date, all the way up to Lightroom 4.2
  • Written by an Adobe Certified Expert who teaches dozens of Lightroom workshops a year and has a deep understanding, not only of the application itself, but also of potential pitfalls novice users experience.
  • It’s aimed at both beginning Lightroom users as well as more advanced ones. It grows with you as your Lightroom knowledge grows.
  • In addition to the regular text, the eBook features 60 cases, 10 of which are pro-cases for advanced users.
  • It’s ideal for upgraders: text boxes labeled ‘New in Lightroom 4’ immediately draw attention to things that have changed between versions. Two cases also deal specifically with what’s new in Lightroom 4.
  • Features dozens of tips, tricks and ideas, some of which are I’d never seen.
  • It doesn’t limit itself to Lightroom as it comes out of the box, but points to useful third-party applications and plugins that integrate well with Lightroom.
  •  Focuses on Lightroom as an entire workflow application. There’s thorough coverage of ALL the modules, not just Library and Develop.
  • An entire chapter deals with the Lightroom to Photoshop integration.
  • It’s an eBook, so it’s fully searchable and loaded with hyperlinks

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This is a really dense, downloadable PDF, and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever done before. As such we’re breaking the mold a little on pricing. When Craft & Vision began we had no idea we’d be publishing Big Books. But when Piet came to us with this book, which is already out in hard copy in Dutch, we knew two things: 1. We wanted to do it. 2. We didn’t want to split it up into a bunch of sections and call each one an eBook, then charge $5 each for them. That didn’t seem fair, or honest. So because we thought we might do more of these, we just decided to call it a C&V BigBook.

If you’re looking to learn Lightroom 4 and need a resource to help you do that quickly, or you’ve just upgraded and need to get up to speed, this is a great value. If you know what a great teacher Piet is, then it’s a no-brainer. The price is $20 and for the information here it’s a steal. But for the first seven days, use the promotional code  LR4FIVE  when you checkout and pay only $15. This code expires at 11:59pm (PST) November 27, 2012.

But wait, there’s more! If you visit the Craft & Vision site between now and Friday night (11:59pm – PST) you’ll find every ebook marked down 50%. That’s right, folks, we’re moving out the old stock and need to make way for the new (OK, I made that part up…) so every eBook is only $2.50! We must be crazy! (No, we’re not, but I’ve seen the TV ads where they do all this hyper-sales crap and I figure it must work…) Giant Inflatable Ape! Seriously. 3 days only. Craft & Vision. Big Sale. And get Piet van Den Eynde’s Lightroom 4 UnMasked for only $15.


  1. Michal

    Hi there,
    i started to learn Lr with official Adobe book some time ago. Looked into the table of content of this e-book and i wonder if this book will add something to that Adobe book… What do you think? David? Guys?


  2. Piet Van den Eynde

    Hi, I bet you will: The official LR book deals with Lightroom as it comes out of the box. Mine talks about useful plugins as well and features some tips that are not in other books.

  3. Robert Berkowitz

    Thank you for the aswesome deal! I am downloading now and am very excited about the sale

  4. Marion McCristall

    I just bought the book and am really looking forward to digging a little deeper into Lightroom4.
    I have almost every one of your excellent eBooks. Each is unique and inspiring and has something to offer every photographer.

  5. Ian

    The book looks great. Just digging into it now. One thought – particularly since this is a large book – is that you might want to start adding a proper table of contents to the PDFs. Of course there is always the thumbnail browser which is fine for the shorter documents – but for a book like this where it will be common to want to go directly to a specific section for reference a TOC would be very handy. I’m no expert in adobe inDesign ( looks like that’s what was used to create the PDF ) but at least according to this link it should be fairly straightforward :

    This is no comment on the quality of the content itself – which looks fantastic.


    1. Author

      Ian, thanks for the feedback. I think you’ll find the table of contents in the PDF does hotlink you directly to sections and pages within the PDF. Perhaps it’s the PDF reader you’re using, but it works for me in Adobe Acrobat and even Mac Preview which doesn’t always handle these things well.

      1. Ian

        Apologies – I wasn’t quite clear. The contents page does work fine. However PDFs can also have a Bookmarks sidebar containing the TOC – meaning you can browse from section to section without having to browse back to the contents page.

        For example – here is an example of a PDF with the Bookmarks

  6. [dh]

    I’ve used LR fairly heavily for a few years (and have used LR4 since it was in beta). Am I likely to learn much from this book, or is it targeted more towards new users?


    1. Author

      Can’t really say, dh. I know I learned from it. Piet is an excellent teacher. If you’re looking to brush up on what’s new in Lr4, then it might also help.

  7. Stefan

    Thinking of downloading this eBook but as we are presently travelling and using mobile broadband I am wondering what the download size is?

    1. Author

      Stefan – You might want to wait until you’re somehwere you can hunker down for a bit. Download size is just over 200mb

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