A-Z Lightroom Workflow - Taught by a Pro Photographer
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Simple, 5 Steps​ to creating your own Lightroom workflow. Includes worksheets + checklist. Taught by a pro photographer.
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Created by Chris Parker
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to create a complete Lightroom Workflow
  • Learn how to create a workflow for the Lightroom Develop Module.
  • Learn how to create a workflow for the Lightroom Library Module.
  • You'll learn my personal 3 step editing workflow for the Develop Module.
  • You'll create 4 presets for increasing your productivity.
  • Learn how to create a Data Management plan and workflow
  • You'll learn if you have any holes in your current Data Management plan & how to fix.
  • Learn how to create a workflow for exporting in Lightroom.
  • You'll learn 3 different editing workflows. Choose 1 to create your own editing workflow.
  • You'll learn how to use the Lightroom rating system; stars, flags and labels.
  • You'll learn how to increase productivity with Library Module presets.
  • You'll learn how to apply Develop presets during import - huge time saver!
  • You'll learn how to add a copyright preset, during import.
  • You'll learn how to edit in the Library Module AND why I don't recommend it.
  • You'll learn why adding keywords is an integral part of a fast and productive workflow.
  • You'll learn how adding keywords can help your images be ranked on the first page of Google images. Which will drive more traffic to your website.
  • You'll learn how to use Keyword presets to help speed up this part of your workflow.
  • You'll learn my preferred folder and file naming structure for a streamlined workflow.
  • You'll learn how to avoid a corrupt Lightroom catalog. Hint; it's part of your Data Management workflow.
  • You'll learn the tools for creating a color management workflow.
  • You'll learn how to create Export presets to streamline that portion of your workflow.
  • You'll learn my recommendations for a fast Data Management workflow.
  • You'll take action, with the included worksheets + checklist, to create your complete Lightroom workflow.
  • You'll receive a brief overview of each Develop Module panel and tools. You'll learn my recommendations for using, in a specific order, for a fast and productive Lightroom editing workflow.
  • You'll learn why I love the Tone Curve and how to use.
  • You'll learn the secret panel I use to start my editing workflow and why you should too.
  • You'll learn why your editing workflow does NOT start in Lightroom, Photoshop or any other editing software. I'll reveal exactly where your editing starts.
  • You'll learn my favorite tool for editing in the Lightroom Develop module and some tips for using.
  • You'll learn the secret order for which you should apply specific editing panels and tools. Do them in the wrong order and Lightroom could freeze or crash. Learn what tool (s) you should use last for a fast and productive workflow.
  • You'll learn an awesome tool that can help you edit 20 images in 30 seconds or less!
  • You'll learn additional tips that I use to edit 500 images in 1 hour or less. Plus, much more!
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Requirements
  • Requires Lightroom 5, 6 or CC
Description

Hello & welcome to my Lightroom Workflow Made Easy System.  I've been a photographer for 27+ years and have 10+ years experience with Lightroom.

I've created this Lightroom workflow course based off the same system I use to edit 500 photos per hour.  You'll learn exactly what I do and use the included worksheets + checklist to create YOUR own Lightroom workflow.  Plus, I'll provide pro tips for editing faster, streamlining your Library module workflow and much more.

Your Lightroom workflow will be completed via 5 simple steps...

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STEP 1

The most important part of any workflow consists of a solid Data Management workflow.  Without one, you risk losing ALL your photos, metadata and edits!  

Imagine losing ten's of thousands or hundreds of thousands of images.  Or losing edits you've done on thousands of images over the years.  This can be avoided by creating a Data Management workflow.  This is the first step for creating your workflow.  Do not pass go, do not collect $200, do not go to Step 2 until you've completed this step!

Already have a Data Management workflow in place?  You may want to do the risk analysis before moving onto the other steps.  The risk analysis is designed to find any "leaks" in your current Data Management workflow.  With this data, you can then fill in the gaps for a complete Data Management Workflow.


STEP 2

In this step, you'll learn how to configure Lightroom for a fast and productive workflow.  Plus, you'll learn the tools required for your Color Management workflow.

Not creating a Color Management workflow can slow down your productivity.  Oh, and you'll be throwing money out the window too.  You'll learn the pitfalls of skipping this step and the tools needed for your Color Management workflow.


STEP 3

This step provides you with everything you need for increasing your productivity in the Library Module!  Learn how creating your file and folder naming structure BEFORE using Lightroom is the key to your sanity.  

Plus, you'll learn how to use tags, like;  stars, flags & labels.  Tips and suggestions for using each is provided.  Then, use the worksheet to develop your Library module workflow.  

Did you know adding keywords can help your images be found in Google images?  It's true.  I'll show you my images on the first page of Google, for keywords that I applied to my images.  Use keywords to be found by prospects and drive more traffic to your website.

Then, you'll learn about 4 awesome presets to help streamline your workflow.  Imagine applying your favorite edits, that you apply to all images, and then let Lightroom apply them for you automatically during import!  I'll also share 2 types of edits every photo should get, regardless of your personal style, and how to create/apply this preset during import.


STEP 4

This is the step you've been waiting for your entire life!  Well, maybe not that long.  But, this step will help you streamline your creative process to edit faster than you ever have before.  Once you're done with this step, you'll know all my pro secrets for editing 500 images per hour.  Take the 3 different editing workflow options (worksheets included) and use as a baseline for creating your own workflow.

Plus, I'll share tips on all the editing panels and tools.  Learn what each panel does and my recommendations for when to use in your workflow.  You'll also learn why it's important to edit in a specific order (if not, your productivity will take a hit).  

1 of the most often asked questions by my students;  Where do you start the editing process?  Hint; it's not in Lightroom, Photoshop or any other editing software!  Hmmm... the secret is revealed in this Lightroom Workflow Made Easy course.


STEP 5

The last step involves streamlining the process of sharing your images with the world; Exporting.  You'll need to export your images to post online or to place orders for print enlargements.  

You will need to export your files for use on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, your blog, for print and much more.  Each of which requires different settings prior to exporting.

You'll learn how to create export presets.  This is a HUGE timesaver!  We'll go through all the different settings and create a preset for use on Facebook.  Then, you'll know how to create your own for any type of output.

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Once you've completed this course you'll have a solid, fast and productive workflow for Lightroom!

Who is the target audience?
  • All photographers
  • Would you like to streamline your editing workflow in Lightroom? Then, this course is perfect for you.
  • Would you like a fast and productive Lightroom workflow? Then, this course is perfect for you.
  • Would you like to create an editing workflow created by a pro photographer (27+ years experience - 10+ years with Lightroom)? Then, this course is perfect for you.
  • Would you like 3 editing workflow samples (options) to choose from to build your own workflow (included)? Then, this course is perfect for you.
  • Would you like a simple 5 step process for creating your Lightroom workflow (this course provides easy to follow instructions for the entire workflow creation)? Then, this course is perfect for you.
  • Would you like worksheets + a checklist to help guide you along your way to creating your own workflow (they're included)? Then, this course is perfect for you.
  • Would you like support during the creation of your own workflow (it's included)? Then, this course is perfect for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
03:19:48
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the Lightroom Workflow Basics
3 Lectures 06:19

Learn why a Lightroom workflow is needed.

Preview 01:14

Learn my personal Lightroom workflow.

My Workflow & Yours
05:03

Awesome!  Easily create your workflow with these worksheets and checklist.

Download your Worksheets & Checklists
00:02
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Step 1 - Data Management Workflow
6 Lectures 25:04

Skip this step at your own peril.  This is THE most important workflow of them all.  Avoid losing all your images, metadata and edits by implementing this workflow.

Preview 03:44

Start your Data Management workflow by doing a risk analysis of your current setup.

Risk Analysis
05:15

Learn my setup and implement your own.

Risk Mitigation
01:18

Learn my recommended storage devices for a fast and productive workflow.

Storage
05:47

Learn my recommended software choices for a fast and productive workflow.

Software
05:50

This step is vital to your overall Data Management workflow.

Off-Location
03:10
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Step 2 - Configure Lightroom for Maximum Speed
6 Lectures 35:27

Learn how many Lightroom catalogues you should have and why.

Lightroom Catalog Part 1 - How Many Catalogs?
06:01

Oh boy!  A corrupt Lightroom catalog could be catastrophic.  Learn how to avoid this catastrophe.

Lightroom Catalog Part 2 - Corrupt Catalog Got You Down?
04:20

Setup your Lightroom preferences for a fast and productive workflow.

Preview 09:00

A Color Management workflow is vital to a fast and productive workflow.  Oh, and it will help you avoid wasting money too.  Watch to learn how.

Color Management Part 1
06:02

More tips on a Color Management workflow.

Color Management Part 2
06:14

Take your Color Management workflow to the next level!

Color Management Part 3
03:50
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Step 3 - Lightroom Library Module Workflow
12 Lectures 01:01:16

Do this before you start using Lightroom!

Folder & File Naming
04:33

Learn how to use tags for a fast and productive workflow.  Tips and suggestions on using flags, stars and labels.

Tagging
07:48

Keywords are a vital element of a fast and productive Library workflow.

Keywords
05:34

Adding keywords is boring (but essential)!  Create this Keyword Preset to make this part of your workflow more enjoyable and easier.

Keyword Presets
02:25

Learn how to create a Copyright Preset.

Copyright Presets
03:12

Learn the 2 types of edits ALL photos should get regardless of your editing style.  Plus, learn how to create a preset that can be auto applied during import!

Develop Presets
05:30

Create a file naming preset to streamline this part of your workflow.

File Naming Presets
01:50

Chances are, you already know how to import your photos into Lightroom.  But, I'll provide tips for improving productivity... directly from the options in Lightroom's Import section.

Import Workflow Part 1
04:15

More tips for increasing productivity via the Import options.

Import Workflow Part 2
10:58

Learn additional pro tips for a fast and productive workflow via the Library Module.

Library Module Workflow
06:22

Learn one of my favorite tools in Lightroom.  Learn all about Collections and how to use to streamline your workflow.

Collections
05:50

Learn how to edit in the Library module.  Then, you'll learn why you shouldn't.

Editing in the Library Module. Should I or Shouldn't I? Find out.
02:59
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Step 4 - Lightroom Develop Module Workflow
16 Lectures 01:04:58

Learn my thoughts on the editing process.  This is an insight into the mind of a professional photographer.  Learn from my experience and more.

Thoughts on Editing
05:05

Learn 3 different workflow options and choose one that fits your current needs.

Workflow Options
09:20

A brief overview and discussion on the editing panel.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Basic Panel
05:54

A brief overview and discussion on the Tone Curve.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Tone Curve
04:11

A brief overview and discussion on the HSL panel.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

HSL
02:38

A brief overview and discussion on the Split Toning panel.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Split Toning
02:51

A brief overview and discussion on the Details panel.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Details
04:51

A brief overview and discussion on the Transform panel.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Transform
01:35

A brief overview and discussion on the Effects panel.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Effects
02:21

An introduction to the Local Adjustment Tools.

Local Adjustment Tools Intro
02:22

A brief overview and discussion on the Crop tool.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Crop Tool
02:31

A brief overview and discussion on the Spot Removal tool.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Spot Removal
02:58

A brief overview and discussion on the Graduated Filters.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Graduated Filters
02:37

A brief overview and discussion on Adjustment Brushes.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Adjustment Brushes
04:41

A brief overview and discussion of the Histogram panel.  Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.

Histogram
05:44

Learn one of my favorite tools for quickly editing multiple photos.  For example, edit 20 images in 30 seconds!

Sync Edits
05:19
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Step 5 - Lightroom Export Workflow
1 Lecture 06:44

Streamline the Export workflow by creating presets.

Export Presets
06:44
About the Instructor
Chris Parker
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16,177 Students
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Best Selling Photoshop Instructor & Pro Photographer

As a photographer and graphic designer for 27+ years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more.  All my courses are structured in a way to maximize your learning and retention.

A lifelong user of Photoshop (since 1991) and Lightroom (since 2007).

Helping photographers achieve their creative vision since 2010.