Learn Lightroom and Photoshop CC: Improve Food Photography
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Learn Lightroom and Photoshop CC: Improve Food Photography

Use Lightroom and Photoshop to Make Your Food Pictures Vibrant, Tasty and Sharp!
3.7 (164 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2019
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This course includes
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Transform a good pictures into great ones and not so good into (at least) "ok" :-)
  • Quickly and effectively choose your best pictures out of many from the photo sessions
  • Organize your pictures in "Collections", so you can easily find them in the future
  • Use Photoshop and Lightroom effectively
  • Being focused on food photos only you will dive deep and become able to make even advanced editing in no time
  • Prepare photos for publishing on websites, blogs, Facebook and other social media sites etc.
  • Become a "Food" Lightroom and Photoshop Retoucher
  • You will need Lightroom and Photoshop programs. With them your possibilities will be endless. Luckily they become more easy to get then some years ago, thanks to subscription option.

Make Your Food Photography stand out using Photoshop and Lightroom. Learn editing food pictures like a pro. Bring your photos from "ok" level to "Delicious-Mouth-Watering-I-Want-It!" level.

Learn Lightroom and Photoshop with Food Photography - Gain Your Skills FAST with this Focused Course.

  • in Lightroom Quickly and effectively choose your best pictures out of many from the photo sessions
  • Transform a good pictures into delicious ones.
  • Become a Food Photo Retoucher.
  • Organize your pictures in "Collections" in Lightroom, so you can easily find them in the future
  • Use Photoshop and Lightroom effectively
  • Being focused on food photos only you will dive deep and become able to make even advanced editing in no time
  • Prepare photos for publishing on websites, blogs, Facebook and other social media sites both in Lightroom and Photoshop

Bring Your Food Photography to a New Level with a help of Lightroom and Photoshop

Whether You are a food photographer, food blogger, a cook or restaurant owner/marketer, you need as good food pictures as possible to attract clients, guests and readers. Sometimes it can happen that the picture is great straight from the camera. Still its good to prepare it in a right way for publishing.

On the other hand, it can happen that there is not everything as you would like in the picture, or even maybe you don't know, that the picture could look better ...much better.

The difference between "ok" picture and "wow" picture many times is in a series of little tweaks, little changes, which combined makes the big difference. Some of those changes you can do while taking a picture. And more little changes - in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. In this course you will learn how to do this little and also quite big changes in editing process.

Content and overview

The course is designed for beginners and those who have already some experience in working with Lightroom and Photoshop. The main goal was to walk you through only the options and adjustments needed to effectively edit food pictures. Anything else was skipped in order to make the whole process easy and to not make you feel overwhelmed with all the possibilities this programs have (and they do have).

The course contains 3 main parts (sections): first you will learn how to import, select and make general adjustments to your best pictures in Lightroom. Then you will go deeper with editing, retouching pictures in Photoshop. After that i will show you how to prepare pictures for websites, blogs and social media sites.

You get the full access to this course for a lifetime. All updates and new lessons are free and forever. You can always ask questions in the forum inside the course.
You have a 30 day no questions asked full money back guarantee. There is no risk on your side at all! You can only win!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for: photographers and bloggers, especially those specialized in food, but not only. Also: gastronomy marketers, chefs, etc. who want to make their food photos (even taken with a smartphone) look better and attract more guests to their restaurants.
  • This course is probably not for you if your aim is to learn all the tools Photoshop and Lightroom has to offer. Its more specialized course touching mainly what photographers may need, especially food photographers.
  • Photoshop or Lightroom knowledge is not necessary, but of course if you have some basics, then it will make the learning process more easy.
  • It is meant for those who want quickly learn Lightroom and Photoshop tools and techniques used in adjusting and retouching food photos.
Course content
Expand all 45 lectures 06:16:10
+ Lightroom - Phase one of working on your pictures - sometimes the only one :)
19 lectures 02:26:32

There are several options you can choose from when importing pictures, which will affect your workflow later on. Lightroom also can make a backup of your original files while importing.

Preview 04:54

Because i got requests from students, i added all the pictures used in this course, so You can work on them while going through the course. Enjoy!

Download pictures used in this course

Easy way to check what shortcuts are available. Explaining modules, views, panels and zooming - for effective work.

Keyboard shotcuts, modules, views, panels, zooming

Most of the time you will edit just some of your pictures from a photo session. If you took a lot of photos, the selecting process can be quite time consuming. In this lesson I will show you how to do it as quickly as possible.

How to effectively select your best pictures?

There is no "one and only" way of rating and selecting your pictures. On top of marking pictures with stars and flags, using labels can be also very useful.

What to use labels for?

Instead of searching for your pictures in folders, use collections. There is much more functionality to it and its easier to find specific pictures in the future.

Arrange Your pictures in collections - make Your future work more easy

You can make objects in your picture straght (window, table, bottle...) manually or let Lightroom do it for you - it works in most cases very well!

Preview 07:35

Overall colours in the picture goes into blue, yellow or red or... (the scene looks "cold" or too "warm")? It means that WB (White Balance) in your camera was not set correctly. No problem, in most cases its easy to fix.

White balance

The most important part of adjusting the picture. Too dark? Too bright? Washed out colours? Many times this adjustments are all you need!

Basic adjustments or rather Essential Adjustments

Some surfaces reflects the light more strongly then others. For example dark fruits on white plate will make big contrast. When taking a picture you will set your camera exposure low enough to keep the details on the white surface. This can make darker elements loosing a bit of contrast and colour. With local adjustments you can bring this contrast and colour back.

Local, selective editing - part 1

More visible steam above your dish. Making proper colour to the coffee only, leaving the rest of the picture unchanged. Using Radial Filter to "bring to the front" the main part of the picture.

Local, selective editing - part 2

Glass of red wine on the white background. You will learn how to remove any grey areas of the background and make them completely white without loosing details in the glass. You will also make red wine even more red if you want :)

Local, selective editing - part 3

Attention to details makes BIG difference in the pictures. This tool will help you get rid of unwanted spots, dust and scratches. Most of the time it works very good, only sometimes it will need some help from Your side.

Spot removal

Here You will learn how to adjust elements of particular colour, by changing their Hue, Saturation and Brightness. In the second part of this lesson we will cover an interesting issue (of loosing details in specific colour) which can occur and how to solve it.

Hue, Saturation, Luminance - solving different issues in the pictures

Learn 3 different ways of converting pictures into black and white. End results can be really big.

Food pictures can look great in Black and White too!

While Smartphones and entry level cameras tend to sharpen pictures quite heavily, whether you want it or not. But when You shoot RAW, using more advanced camera, like DSLR, the pictures are untouched - You need to take care of sharpness in post processing (editing pictures). Why? Because "sharpness", details are a little bit lost on their way through lenses and while capturing by the camera's sensor.

Sharpening in Lightroom - while editing and exporting pictures

Reducing the camera's sensor noise: its luminance and colour.

Noise reduction

Manual and automatic corrections of your lens (chromatic aberration, distortions, etc.). In some cases it can give really big impact on your pictures.

Lens Corrections - Removing Imperfections of Your Lens

Pictures that don't need further editing in Photoshop you can export already in size and format needed for publishing. Those which still need editing, you can export for editing later or open in Photoshop directly from Lightroom.

Exporting photos - for retouching in Photoshop
+ Photoshop - retouching
16 lectures 02:43:17

Introduction to the powerful feature of Photoshop: layers and masks. Thanks to them your editing possibilities grows exponentially.

Layers and Layer Mask - whats that?

Mastering selecting objects is essential to advanced editing. Rectangular selection tool, eliptical selection tool, quick selection tool, color range... Use different tools for different objects - to make the selecting process more efficient and precise.

Selecting objects with different tools

Great tool to select and/or modify selections

Selecting with Quick Mask and modifying selections

Not only You can make and edit selections with channels, but also save as many different selections for later

Selecting and modifying selections using channels

How to shape what You have already selected

Shaping selections

Do You really need that?

Selections and Masks
1 question

Learn the magic of Liquify Filter!

Shaping with Liquify Filter

How to use Clone Stamp Tool and Spot Removal Tool

Removing spots, dust & scratches - Part 1

Next level of removing dust and spots. Using a mixture of tools. Some of them were not really meant for this task, but work beautifully

Removing spots, dust & scratches - Part 2

Making coffee more tasty and background less distracting at the same time. Making multiple selective adjustments, mixing them in every possible way.

Preview 08:38

Placing gingerbread on wooden background.

Changing the background - part 1

Changing the background behind very complicated dish. Darkening, adding contrast and changing colour.

Changing the background - part 2

How to sharpen food pictures in Photoshop the best way

Sharpening (global and selective)

Use this technique to extend depth of field in the picture or slightly correct. It will bring the attention to the area You want.

Focus repair

Make elements which are out of focus even more out of focus. Use different filters to achieve different effects. Very desirable effect these days.

Blurring parts of the picture (shallow depth of field)

Make beautiful Black&White pictures in a creative way.

Converting to Black and White

How to change the size of the picture for the best final result (web or print).

Image Size & Canvas Size
+ Saving and publishing your pictures
2 lectures 10:16

When and where to use JPEG, TIFF, PSD, PNG file formats.

Different file formats for different purposes

How to make the files as small as possible or as high quality as possible. You need to know if websites will still process your pictures or they will be inserted as they are. Best is to know the exact size needed and prepare pictures accordingly to have the best quality.

Preparing Pictures for the Internet (social media, blog, websites...)
+ Bonus lectures - Case studies and resources
7 lectures 54:32

FREE Lightroom presets for quick 1-click effects for food photography

Bonus Lecture: Food Lightroom Presets - to help you with editing your pictures

It can happen, that the picture is not perfect, the food is damaged a bit, and its difficult to take a picture again. It could be that it was time consuming or ingredients you don't have at the moment, or you are not at the place of shooting anymore, which was important for the picture. Its not the end of the world :) Thanks to your new skills, you can act as an "food doctor" :)

Pimp my cheeseburger! Part 1
Pimp my cheeseburger! Part 2
Pimp my cheeseburger! Part 3

Check how the light is changing when i move reflectors on the shadow side. This is how you can adjust the light according to the type and shape of your subject. This bonus lecture goes beyond the topic, but i hope you are fine with that :-)

Simple lighting setup with the light from one side (window)

Final word

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