Adobe Lightroom CC + Classic // Learn Photo Editing by Pro
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Adobe Lightroom CC + Classic // Learn Photo Editing by Pro

Lightroom - Learn all my Lightroom CC Classic secrets & photo editing techniques. Get organized & make your images pop!
4.5 (1,356 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
11,873 students enrolled
Created by Chris Parker
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 12 hours on-demand video
  • 10 articles
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to edit your photos properly, like a pro. In both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC.
  • Learn my editing pro tips for awesome photos. In both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC.
  • Learn where your editing starts. It's not where you think.
  • Learn hidden secrets within the Develop Module - for editing precisely. In both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC.
  • How to use Lightroom productively
  • You will learn how to use all the editing tools, in both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC, to edit your photos based on your creative vision.
  • How to use Collections & Smart Collections (my favorite)
  • How to create Develop presets
  • How to edit properly and productivley
  • Know exactly where to start your editing process
  • How to organize your photos
  • How to create a book in Lightroom
  • How to create a slideshow in Lightroom
  • Export your photos with presets
  • Use the Print Module to create files for your professional lab
  • Add keywords to your images
  • Find any photo, among thousands, within seconds
  • Tips for increasing your chances of getting your images displayed on the first page of search engines
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to increase productivity
  • Use smart previews - for when you're traveling and you want to take your catalog with you.
  • How to edit in the Library Module!
  • Learn how many Lightroom catalogues you should have
  • How to create copyright presets
  • Free photos resources included to follow along
  • How to adjust the Lightroom identity plate to add your logo or name
  • Learn the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC
  • Learn how to use all of the features and tools in Lightroom CC (mobile version).
  • I could go on and on. But, I think you get the picture. :)
  • Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic

Adobe Lightroom CC + Classic... learn photo editing taught by a pro.

130+ Adobe Lightroom Made Easy Tutorials!  Whether you're using the new Lightroom CC or the old Lightroom Classic CC, you'll learn everything you need to know to master the software for retouching, photo-editing, image editing, getting organized and more.  Guaranteed.  

****    Just updated the Lightroom CC & Lightroom Classic section with an additional 2 hours of new content!    ****

Hello, my name is Chris Parker, and I've been a professional photographer for 30 years.  I've been teaching Lightroom for over 8 years.  Plus, I have 10 courses (just on Lightroom) published on Udemy!  Over the last 12+ years, I've used Lightroom to process hundreds of weddings and thousands of portraits.  


A Few Student Testimonials…


“This course is awesome, I learned tons of new tricks. Every single tool inside Lightroom is perfectly explained. I definitely recommend this course.”

~ Cristobal Ascencio


“I am new to Adobe and was interested in learning how to edit my pictures. I went through the LR classic portion (not interested in the cloud version at present) of the class and have learned a great deal. Since the course is so well laid out, it will be easy, as I practice editing, to refer back to any area I need to revisit.

Mr. Parker's shares, through his teaching style, both his in-depth knowledge of the program and his practical experience with it, which will save you years of trial and errors.”

~ Alina Larin


“Great course and instructor. Everything is very well organized and explained nice and clear. I am happy I bought it. Thank you so much, Chris, Great job.”

~ Petr Sejkora


“After completing this course my understanding of Lightroom and my organizational skills within the program have been improved a lot.

Now I am able to take full advantage of Lightroom features and tools.”

~ Alexandru Daniel


“This course is just amazingly complete and precise! The teacher explains clearly each part of the software. It's just perfect!”

~ Guilhem Matarin


I liked the way the instructor broke the classes into small easy to understand learning experiences. It was very easy to follow along and work side by side with Chris.

~ Albert Dauphinais


In this Lightroom Classic + Lightroom CC mastery course I share all my secrets, tips & techniques.  

This is a complete guide to Lightroom Classic + Lightroom CC. Everything you need to know to use and master this software. From organizing and editing your images to sharing via printing, slideshows and more.

You'll learn how to use all 7 modules; Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web.

Includes photos you can use to follow along and additional free resources (presets and templates).

I'll share my personal insight, techniques and recommendations for properly using Lightroom.  Join me, with over 6,854 other students, in the Udemy discussion area for additional questions and assistance on Lightroom Classic + Lightroom CC .  It's like having your own personal Lightroom coach.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic + Lightroom CC . is designed for photographers.  It provides you the ability to organize, edit and manage your photos like no other software. 

The Lightroom tutorials start off explaining what Lightroom is, what catalogs are and how many you should consider having.  Then we'll dissect the interface and learn how to customize for our own personal preference. 

From there, you can follow along as we import photos, organize and do advanced searches.  Once you're organized, we'll explore all the options for creating works of art by editing in the Develop module.

Use the provided photos, to follow along as we create basic and advanced edits.  Once you've completed your edits, we'll move onto sharing your photos with the world. 

Learn how to create slideshows and web galleries.  Plus, we'll learn how to properly take your photos out of Lightroom and export for prints!

Once you've completed the Lightroom video tutorials you'll have a full understanding of how to use Lightroom properly and productively.

Who this course is for:
  • Digital photographers of all levels
  • Photographers who want to know how to use the Develop Module
  • Photographers who want to know how to use the Library Module to organize their photos
  • Photographers that want to learn how to properly edit their photos in Lightroom Classic and/or Lightroom CC
  • Photographers that want to learn all aspects of Lightroom Classic and/or Lightroom CC
  • Photographers that want to learn how to edit their photos faster
  • Photographers that want to learn how to edit their photos automatically, during import
  • Photographers that want to learn how to add copyright info during import
  • Photographers that want to learn pro tips, from a 30 year pro, on how to edit photos
Course content
Expand all 152 lectures 12:05:36
+ New Updates to Lightroom
2 lectures 00:45
Where to start?
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+ Getting Started With Lightroom Classic for Beginners
12 lectures 56:05
01 Lightroom Classic CC

Understanding what Lightroom is will help build the foundation to a fast and productive workflow.

Preview 03:27

Non-destructive vs. Destructive. Which one is Lightroom? Watch to find out.

Understanding Catalogs Step 1 - Non vs. Destructive editing

What is a Lightroom preview? Find out and learn how it effects your workflow.

Understanding Catalogs Step 2 - Previews

Understanding the Lightroom catalog is essential. Learn what a Lightroom catalog is, it's limitations and how it can effect your workflow.

Understanding Catalogs Step 3 - What is a Catalog?

New to Lightroom? Learn how to create your first catalog.

Creating a New Catalog?

Setup you Lightroom catalog settings for a productive workflow.

Catalog Settings

Setup your Lightroom preferences for a productive workflow.


This Lightroom 6 lesson is imperative. Skip at your own risk.

Backup Your Catalog

Doing this will save you time and money.

Backup Your Extras
Backup Everything. Everyday.
+ Lightroom Classic Library Module - Working With The Interface + View Options
7 lectures 40:04

Discover the Lightroom interface and how to customize for your own personal workflow.

Interface Basics

Locate and discover the Lightroom tools.

Tools Panels

Viewing options within Lightroom.

Viewing Options

Grid info overlays provide easy access to important information.

Grid Info Overlays
Grids & Guides Customization

Use the Lightroom Compare & Survey modes to "compare" photos side-by-side.

Using Compare and Survey Modes
+ Lightroom Classic Importing & Exporting
6 lectures 42:53

The fun begins, with importing your photos into Lightroom! Detailed info on all settings and why certain selections are more important. Do it right or your workflow and productivity could suffer.

Importing From Your Hard Drive

Import your photos into Lightroom via your camera or media card.

Importing from Camera or Media Card

Setup a Lightroom watched folder. A watched folder will automatically import your photos into Lightroom!

Watched Folder Option

Get your photos out of Lightroom.


Sync your Facebook account with Lightroom. Doing so, will allow you to automatically post to Facebook without leaving Lightroom.

Export - Publishing Services
+ Lightroom Classic Library Module - Image Manipulation
4 lectures 21:35

Edit your images directly in the Library module. Plus, I'll share my 2 cents on using this method and how it will effect your workflow.

Quick Develop

Merge images captured at different exposures for a high contrast image. Tip; Lightroom does all the dirty work. Learn how.


Did you leave your wide angle lens at home? No worries. Stitch 2 or more photos for a perfect panoramic image. It's easy, Lightroom (again) does all the dirty work.

+ Lightroom Classic Library Module - Organization
15 lectures 01:12:29

Lightroom "Smart Previews" are perfect for road warriors or those that work on more than one computer. Learn how to use and create Smart Previews.

Working with Smart Previews

Getting organized in Lightroom streamlines your workflow, helps you be more productive and allows you to spend less time in front of your computer! This is step 1 and an essential part of your workflow.

Flags, Stars & Color Labels

Lightroom quick collections are, well quick and convenient. Learn how to use for your current project.

Creating Quick Collections

Down and dirty Lightroom organization. Make your life easier with Collections and Sets. A must for a productive workflow.

Manual Collections and Sets

The best kind of Lightroom collections; Smart Collections. These are going to blow your mind! Can you say automatic! I loooove "Smart Collections"!! Learn how to take your productivity to the next level.

Creating Smart Collections

Lightroom keywording; another essential part of your Lightroom workflow. That is, if you want to be productive too.

Image Keywording

Take your key wording up a notch.

Keyword Sets

Get crazy organized with keyword nesting!

Keyword Nesting

How to complete your keyword nesting project faster.

Import and Export Keyword Lists

How to use Lightroom image metadata.

Utilizing Image Metadata

Have some fun with your Lightroom organization.

Paint Can

De-clutter your Library grid view and stack your images.

Image Stacks

Basic search via sorting.

Basic Sorting

New and fun (but not so practical) Lightroom 6 feature; Face Detection. Learn another method for organizing your images in Lightroom.

People View
+ Lightroom Classic Library Module - Search
5 lectures 14:20

All your hard work will now start paying off when you learn to search for photos within Lightroom. Imagine being able to find a specific photo among thousand and thousands of files within seconds. Find out how.

Attribute + Text Search

Quick tip on narrowing down where that one file is located.

Filter Lock Criteria

Are you excited yet at the prospect of "Searching"? Let's take the Lightroom search to the next level with a Metadata search.

MetaData Search

Presets are your best friend. Anything to make your job easier and more productive, means more time with family and friends. Lightroom filter presets make searching a breeze.

Using Filter Presets
+ Lightroom Classic Map Module
4 lectures 11:59

Who says getting organized is boring? Check out this fun way to organize your photos.

Geo Coded + Non Geo Coded Images

A quick way to organize faster.

Use Saved Locations

Feeling ambitious. Use this technique to streamline your Lightroom geo-tagging.

Smart Collections + Geo Tags
+ Lightroom Classic Develop Module 101
8 lectures 36:46

Time to start editing your photos! Let's learn the basics of the Lightroom Develop Module first.

Develop Presets

Install the free presets that are a part of this course. Use to follow along and then you can use the presets for your own photos. :)

Free Develop Presets

Learn how to install Lightroom develop presets.

How to Install Develop Presets

Go back in time with Lightroom "Snapshots + History". Plus, learn how to create virtual copies.

Snapshots, History + Virtual Copies

Start developing a productive workflow. Only do this if you want to spend less time in front of your computer.

Developing a Productive Workflow
+ Lightroom Classic Develop Module - Local Adjustment Tools
9 lectures 01:01:24

To crop or not to crop? That is the question. Learn the techniques for cropping.


Streamline your workflow with Lightroom's "Clone + Healing" tools. You may never have to use Photoshop again (at least for the majority of your photos). How? Re-touch directly in Lightroom! Learn how.

Clone + Healing Tools

Graduated filters, for precision and control over your editing.

Graduated Filters

Red eye reduction. Learn how to click it to fix it.

Red Eye

I looove Lightroom adjustment brushes!! Learn how to use adjustment brushes to streamline your Lightroom editing. Adjustment brushes provide you with the control once only available in Photoshop! Learn how to use, to help with your creative vision.

Adjustment Brush

10 free adjustment brush presets. Use and modify for your own use.

Free Adjustment Brush Presets

How to install Lightroom adjustment brushes. Quick tip, it's not the same location as your Lightroom develop presets.

How to Install Adjustment Brushes
Range Mask - How to Use To Precisely Control Your Edits