Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Training

Harness The Power Of Lightroom CC To Create Beautiful Photos And Improve Your Digital Photography
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is a powerful tool to manage and your digital images. Learn how you can use a simple 3-Step "Lightroom Workflow" process to speed up your digital photo retouching using Lightroom.

#1 - Ingest - Import your 100s, 1000s or even 10,000s+ of images and have Lightroom quickly catalog and process them.

#2 - Digest - This is the heart of the Lightroom "Creative Process". Quickly make "Develop" adjustments and apply them quickly to many images with a simple click.

#3 - Export - Lightroom has several modules to export photos including a "Web", "Slideshow", "Book" and "Print" modules.

Discover The Power Of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom To Create Beautiful Photos And Improve Your Digital Photography

  • Download ALL photos used in this course.
  • Follow along at your own pace.
  • Comprehensive coverage of the "Library" and "Develop" modules.
  • Watch over my shoulder as I make "Develop" adjustments to the images in the catalog.

Course Contents And Overview

This course contains over 85+ lectures and 7.5+ hours of content! It is designed for you if you want to:

  1. Learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC IN DETAIL 
  2. Improve and adjust your workflow to take advantage of Lightroom's full capabilities of SPEED and EFFICIENCY
  3. Develop your digital photography skills
  4. Master retouching and colour adjustments with Lightroom

Section #1 - Quickly get started with this course and download ALL the images used in this course.

Section #2 - Get a quick overview of the 3-step "Lightroom Workflow" process and the Lightroom UI. Then jump right in and create your first catalog in Lightroom and import your 1st photos!

Section #3 - Discover the various "views" you have in the Library module and how you can use them to your best advantage in working with your photos. There's a short quiz in this section too ;)

Section #4 - I share a few tips and techniques for how you can speed up Lightroom even more so that you can get to work doing what you love to do! Additional information is provided about how the internals of the Lightroom catalog work and how you can use it to your advantage.

Section #5 - Image metadata and attributes. "Flags" "Ratings" and "Labels" are the fastest ways for me to add metadata to my images. These help me quickly sort out which images are "rejects" and which images I can work with right away!

Section #6 - Collections in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC are an excellent way to keep track of images. Collections are also very helpful in exporting your photos for publishing on a variety of platforms.

Section #7 - Learn all about Keywords and Metadata and how they can be invaluable to you when managing 1000s and 10,000s+ of photos! 

Section #8 - I share with you one of my workflows when I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Watch this section carefully and make notes of how you can become faster and more experienced as a photographer.

Section #9 - Learn very quickly how you can export your photos with a variety of different settings. Again, "SPEED" is one of the key features of Lightroom and this is no exception!

Section #10 - This begins the heart of the "artistic" and "creative" process of Lightroom. Learn how you can make colour and tonal adjustments to your images easily and quickly!

Section #11 - Discover other image adjustments and tips that you can implement right away and improve your images fast!

Section #12 - The "Tool Strip" is an invaluable set of tools that, when learnt, will make your images "pop" and jump out at your viewer! Pay close attention to the videos in this section.

Section #13 - Understanding HSL (Hue, Saturation, Luminance) are important to make beautiful, artistic touches to your images. This is a creative process and Lightroom will help you to unleash your creativity.

Section #14 - The "Slideshow" module is a quick way to make a video slideshow of your favourite images and punch it up with some music and "pan & zoom" effects.

Section #15 - A quick section to wrap up the learning in this course.

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Click "Take This Course" now and make the commitment to jump straight into "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Training" for yourself. I know that working Lightroom helped transform me into a great photographer and artist.

See you on the inside!

Wishing you much success in your digital photography journeys,

Thushyanthan

What are the requirements?

  • You will need access to a working copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (30-day Free Trial available)
  • You will need access to a Windows (7, 8, 10) or OS X computer.
  • The invitation is to be curious about digital photography and Lightroom :)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Download 200+ digital images to get you started right away!
  • Explore a variety of "Develop" module adjustments to make your photos stand out!
  • Understand how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is an image editor, browser and manager.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for motivated individuals who want to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC in a comprehensive and detailed way.
  • If you want to learn how to make creative and artistic touches to your digital photography, this course may be for you.
  • If you want to manage 1000s or even 10,000s+ of photos easily, quickly and without much effort, this course is for you.
  • This course is for you if you want to improve your digital photography skills.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome
03:36

Like you, I love photography and I have been collecting, organizing and accumulating digital photos since 2003 with my Fuji FinePix 2650 2.0 Megapixel camera! Since that time, I have over 85,500+ photos which I manage with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6/CC.

03:41

You will need a couple of things before you start this course: 1) digital photos and 2) Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6/CC. You can get a 30-day Free Trial of Lightroom from Adobe.com.

01:19

Here are the files that are used in this course. There are several .ZIP files that you can download and add to your image collection. With these images, you can follow along with the tips and techniques within the course.

Section 2: Adobe Lightroom CC & Importing Photos
01:41

According to Wikipedia “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photo processor and image organizer” that is a powerful software application to manage, edit and publish 100s, 1000s and 10,000s+ of images!

03:23

There are two versions of Lightroom. One is a perpetual license version which is currently “Lightroom 6.” The second version is a subscription license to Adobe’s Creative Cloud and is known as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. You have access to more features with the CC version of Lightroom.

02:43

A quick look into Lightroom CC’s user interface. Lightroom has panels on the top, bottom, left and right. Most of the work will be done with the middle section of the application. We also looked very briefly at the variety of modules available to use within Lightroom.

06:56

The best way to work with Lightroom is to learn about it and adapt its techniques to your workflow. I have a 3-step workflow process that consists of 1) ingest, 2) digest, edit and retouching and 3) export and render.

08:30

Learn how to create a brand new catalog to work with and import your photos! Depending on how many photos you have, it may take several minutes. Congratulations on completing the first step to working with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom!

02:29

Learn how to create a brand new catalog to work with and import your photos! Depending on how many photos you have, it may take several minutes. Congratulations on completing the first step to working with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom!Learn how to import additional photos into a Lightroom catalog. You can import photos from any source on your hard drive (or external drives) and add them to the current catalog. Lightroom will intelligently add NEW photos and will exclude suspected duplicate photos.

02:40

A short video to summarize the learning within this section. We learnt about Lightroom, its UI, how to import photos into a catalog and a “3-Step” process of #1 - ingest; #2 - digest and #3 - export!

Section 3: "Library Module" Views
00:59

This is a quick overview of the learning that is available in this section. We cover the “Grid” and “Loupe” views as well as the “Compare” and “Survey” views. We will also cover how to minimize distractions as you work in Lightroom with the “Full Screen” “Lights Out” and “Minimal Panel” views.

02:52

Most of your workflow will fall within the “Grid” view and the “Loupe” views. These are the views that will help you to quickly navigate around Lightroom and get a better idea of how to manage your images.

05:12

Learn how to view your images without distraction using the “Full Screen” view along with the “Lights Outs” view. Learning the shortcut keys for these views will help you to speed up your workflow.

02:43

The “Survey” view is a different way to view your images. This is a quick way to view a selection of images that you want to assess.

01:39

The “Compare” view is very helpful to compare one main image and another image. We need a minimum of two images to compare.

"Library Module" Views Quiz
5 questions
03:43

A quick review of the material covered in this section.

Section 4: "Best" Practises And Other Information
06:32

When importing images into a catalog we can choose a variety of “previews” within the catalog. The differences between “minimal” or “1:1” previews are the time it takes to render the previews and the file size of the previews. Minimal previews render very quickly and take a lot less space than 1:1 previews.

08:34

It’s very helpful to understand how the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC’s catalog works. The catalog is a SQLite database file with a .LRCAT extension. This is how Lightroom keeps track of all the changes you make to the images within the catalog itself.

06:10

Learn what the Lightroom Preview (.lrprev) files are and how to use it. Personally, I prefer to do full 1:1 previews because it helps me make adjustments faster.

05:42

Lightroom is NOT a file manager BUT it will manage photos imported the current catalog. Watch this video to learn how you can use Lightroom to move imported image files around on the filesystem.

03:56

What if you added extra images that you no longer want in the current catalog? It’s very simple with Lightroom! You can choose to either delete the image from the catalog itself (safest!) or you can delete it from the disk entirely.

03:09

Keyboard shortcuts are the way to speed up your workflow! For me, Lightroom is about speed! And I find that the more keyboard shortcuts you know, the faster you are able to work with Lightroom.

09:01

Learn about how you can access certain information within the “Grid” or “Loupe” views. In the “Grid” view, you can access “compact” or “expanded” cells to choose which metadata information you wish to view. In the “Loupe” view, there are two informative overlays that you can view.

02:16

Thumbnail badges are small icons that are a quick way to identify photos which have certain metadata and adjustments made to them. If you are managing 100s or 1000s or 10,000s+ of photos, this can speed up your workflow.

Section 5: Image Attributes - Flags, Ratings, Labels
02:53

Every image in a Lightroom catalog has metadata associated with it including the “attributes” such as “flags” “ratings” and “color” labels that you can add to each image. Using these attributes in a consistent way across catalogs will help you manage your image library efficiently.

06:17

You can use each of the attributes independently or in combination with each other. The invitation is to ensure that you use each of these attributes in a way that makes sense to you and your workflow.

06:20

Learn how to use the “Library Filter” to search your catalog for images with certain attributes such as “flags” “ratings” or even the “color labels”

Flags, Ratings, Labels Quiz
6 questions
01:54

A short video reviewing the tips and techniques about image attributes in Lightroom CC.

Section 6: Collections
01:59

Collections are just another way to organize photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. In this brief video we cover the topics you will learn with the rest of the videos in this section.

05:13

There are 3 kinds of “collections”: 1) Quick Collection - only 1 in any Lightroom catalog 2) (regular) Collections and 3) Collection Sets

03:06

Learn how you can “target” a collection and add images to those collections using keyboard shortcuts.

03:12

A “Collection Set” holds a series of regular collections. This will help you to organize your images in a more granular way that is more suited to your workflow.

02:59

Smart Collections are a series of rules/filters that you can apply to your images in your catalog. Smart Collections and the associated rules are powerful ways to speed up your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC workflow.

01:38

A short view to review the tips and techniques in this section about collections.

Section 7: Keywords And Metadata
00:52

A quick video to introduce keywords and metadata in a Lightroom catalog. The more consistently you use metadata within your catalog, the more efficient your workflow will be.

04:17

Learn how to make use of keywords within your catalog. Once you open up this section, you’ll notice 3 subsections #1) Keyword Tags #2) Keyword Suggestions and #3) Keyword Set. Within “Keyword Tags” there are 2 areas that you can use to type in your keywords. Additionally, we learn about “Keyword Suggestions” and “Keyword Sets”that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC makes based on your existing keywords and history.

03:13

Learn how to create new keyword sets that are appropriate for you, your catalogs and your workflow. These are quick ways to add keywords to images or photo sessions. Additionally we learn about the thumbnail badges associated with keywords.

03:57

The “Keyword List” section shows ALL of the keywords that have been used at one point within the current catalog. Learn how you can quickly see which keywords are associated with which images to help speed up your workflow in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

03:46

Discover how you can use the “Library Filter” toolbar in the Library module to quickly find images with certain metadata including “Keywords” “Camera” “Lens” and “Label”. You can filter based on “Metadata” alone or in combination with the other areas of “Text” or “Attributes”.

09:25

The “People” View is a way to view images of people. You can tell Lightroom to find faces as needed or within the entire catalog. After face detection is run/enabled, Lightroom will show a “People” view with “Named People” or “Unnamed People”.

03:43

Another way to associate names with people is to go to the Loupe view and add names by dragging a box around the individual and naming them.

09:03

Another form of metadata is GPS coordinates. When you enter GPS coordinates to your image, you can now make use of the “Map” view to see where your images were taken! It’s a handy way to create a “travel” map with pins of locations you’ve been to!

07:52

Learn how metadata and Lightroom work together. Within Lightroom, there are many “chunks” of metadata information that you can keep track of using the various metadata views.

03:17

Learn how to use the “Library Filter” to search on “Metadata” and “Text” options. These are extremely handy ways to organize and search through 100s, 1000s and 10,000s of images in a relatively short amount of time.

04:20

A supplemental video to deepen your knowledge of the varieties of metadata that Lightroom takes care of. We learn about IPTC, XMP and EXIF metadata that is available to be modified in Lightroom.

03:37

A brief video to summarize the learning in this section.

Section 8: Sample "Workflow" Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
06:27

Watch over my shoulder as I share with you my workflow in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. This is the 1st video illustrating the “Ingest” process of the 3-step Lightroom Workflow process.

06:50

Watch over my shoulder as I work with the 2nd step, “Digest” in the 3-step Lightroom Workflow process. I begin by rotate images so that they are represented properly. Then I quickly flag all the images that I want to work with. Next, I will apply Develop adjustments to them.

04:04

This is the “Export” step of the 3-step Lightroom Workflow process. I created a collection of images to work with and prepare for export. As an example, I export the photos using the “Web” module to prepare for an online portfolio.

Section 9: Exporting Photos
06:34

Learn the process of how to export your images in your Lightroom catalog using the “Export” dialog. I explain the various settings you can choose prior to exporting your images. You can export as many photos that you want to.

05:40

Watch and learn how you can use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC to email your photos. Lightroom will prepare your images based on your “export” settings and then use your mail client to send the email with the photos attached.

10:29

Learn how to create Export Presets to speed up your export process. You can create as many presets you want for a variety of settings.

Section 10: "Develop" Module Intro And "Basic" Tone & Image Adjustments
11:10

The “Develop” module for me is the most “fun” part of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. Learn what is available to you in the Develop module and how you can use them to put that artistic flair to your images.

08:24

White balance is the same as adjusting the colour temperature of the image. We want to create or reproduce a certain lighting condition of the image.

03:09

These adjustments change the overall brightness of the image (exposure) as well as to create distinctions between details within the image (contrast).

06:13

These adjustments help you have more fine-tuned control over the white point, black point and the associated brightness of the highlights and shadows.

09:05

Clarity is a localized contrast that you make to the image. Saturation adjusts the vividness of the colours throughout the image. Vibrance is similar but works on a narrower scale and tries to preserve skin tones.

06:05

A quick video to learn about the “Basic” section within the Develop module. All adjustments are made in successive order and work together to create the effect you want in your image.

Section 11: Other Image Adjustments & Tips
05:52

Learn how you can use the “Quick Develop” section within the “Library” module to create quick adjustments to your images. It’s a fast way to change the look of your images.

04:19

As you make adjustments to you image, you need a way to check how the image appeared BEFORE your adjustments and AFTER your adjustments. As you switch back and forth, you can refine, undo, recreate etc. the adjustments.

04:48

The “dehaze” effect is neat in that it will remove the “haze” that shows up in your images. It’s a subtle adjustment that works well with other colour adjustments.

06:24

I love black and white images because they create curiosity! Some black and white images are better than others. You can create B&W images using presets or converting the image to gray scale. Now you can work with the HSL/Color/B&W tonal adjustments to fine tune the grays.

08:50

Use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC and edit an image using Adobe Photoshop CC! Lightroom is great for many things but doesn’t have the same abilities as Adobe Photoshop. In this example, we remove some certain artifacts from images.

06:54

Additionally, you can send an image from Lightroom as a Smart Object to Adobe Photoshop CC. In this example we send a RAW image (.CR2) to Photoshop as a Smart Object. This will allow us to access Adobe Camera Raw within Photoshop to make adjustments to the image. All saved changes will update automatically within Lightroom.

09:12

Sharpening an image is a subtle effect and is about “bringing out” the image so that it “pops”. Sharpening works by creating definition around edges within an image.

06:17

Learn how to reduce noise in high ISO images. Noise in images include luminance and chroma (colour) noise.

06:44

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is about speed! Learn how you can easily apply image adjustments to many images at once!

05:52

Add a couple of effects such as vignetting and grain to create an impact on your viewer.

Section 12: "Tool Strip" - Crop, Straighten, Graduated & Radial Filters, Adjustment Brush
06:49

Learn how you can crop and straighten your photos. Cropping your photos can help you turn a “boring” image into something a bit more exciting.

13:21

The “Spot Removal” tool is excellent for making cosmetic adjustments to portraits. You can also remove “spots” from the sensor or elsewhere in the image. Learn the difference between the “clone” and “heal” brush.

04:57

Learn how you can remove a “custom” spot that is an irregular shape.

02:45

Learn how to use the Spot Removal tool to remove “straight” spots in your image.

04:50

The “Red Eye” correction tool easily removes red eyes from humans and the glowing eyes from pets! Very handy to clean up your images.

07:50


The “Graduated Filter” will make adjustments to large areas of the image. There are several adjustments you can make such as white balance, exposure, sharpness etc. Use the “brush” to refine the filter from certain areas of the image.

07:00

The “Radial Filter” works in a similar way as the Graduated Filter but to specific localized areas. Use the “brush” to refine the filter from certain areas of the image.

08:26

Here is an example of how you can use the Graduated and Radial filters along with the adjustment brush to create awesome images!

04:51

A quick video to wrap up the learning in this section.

Section 13: HSL Colour Adjustments
08:00

It’s important to know how Hue, Saturation and Luminance adjustments affect the image. These tonal adjustments allow you to make very precise adjustment to certain colour bands.

09:14

Watch over my shoulder as I make HSL adjustments to 3 different images. These are the same adjustments that you can make to your images to make them stand out to the viewer!

05:17

Split Toning is another further adjustment you can make to the tonal values in your image. You can adjust hue and saturation in the highlights and shadows. This allows you to create a single colour tone to an image or have a “split” tone look to an image.

Section 14: Exporting Images With The "Slideshow" Module
12:28

This is an overview of the options that are available to you in the “Slideshow” module.

04:17

Watch over my shoulder as I create a 46 image slideshow with music in a few minutes! It’s a very simple and elegant way to create engaging videos for your photos!


01:31

This video is an example of a video slideshow with slides SYNCed to music. Contrast this to the type of slideshow when the images are selected to FIT to music.


02:49

This video is an example of a video slideshow with slides FITted to music. Contrast this to the type of slideshow when the images are selected to SYNC to music.


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