Hello, and welcome to my Lightroom editing course that will teach you how to transform ordinary, plain, boring green foliage into Fall Colors (all in Lightroom) and how to use Lightroom to edit like a pro! My name is Chris Parker and I’ve been a photographer for 25+ years. For the past 8 years, I’ve used Lightroom to process hundreds of thousands of photos for my photography business.
You are going to learn a lot of tips and techniques that I've used on over 500 weddings & thousands of portrait sessions. I'm going to share with you 3 images from my portfolio (that you can download) and then follow along with throughout the course. Plus, I'm giving you 30 Lightroom presets that can be applied to your images to transform from green to fall colors (and can also be used for additional editing techniques in Lightroom too).
It's so simple, it's so fun, you're going to love it, and I'm going to show you how to install all the presets. If you've never installed presets before, there are 2 different types, there's the Lightroom Develop presets and the Lightroom Local Adjustment presets, which are brushes and graduated filters. I'm going to show you exactly where to install those, then I'm going to share with you my tips for using these Lightroom presets and how to use them, how to adjust them, and so much more.
You will also learn from my own personal workflow that I've used for my photography business. This workflow has been used on over 500 weddings, plus thousands of portrait sessions. You're going to learn my exact editing workflow from a Clean Edits to Custom Edits to a Creative Edits.
Then, you will apply that workflow to each of the 3 images that are part of this course. You will first learn how to properly do a clean edit which includes…
How to read the Histogram before editing (and why it’s important)
Tips for making your adjustments faster
How to properly set your White & Black points
and much more…
Then you’ll learn how to do custom edits, that include, but not limited to…
Dodging and Burning
Creating dramatic skies
Create depth by stacking presets
Add a custom vignette and place anywhere on your photo
Remove objects and people
How to cover up a cart path with grass
and much more…
Then, you’ll learn how to transform plain, boring, green foliage into Fall colors! All with the included Lightroom presets. Plus, you’ll learn how to customize those presets and tweak for better results.
Once you’re done with this course, you’ll have the tools and presets, plus the knowledge to transform your images (straight out of camera) into stunning images!
What are you waiting for? Grab this course now and learn how to edit in Lightroom, like a pro.
In this video, I provide an overview of what you will learn in this course. Which includes, but not limited to, where to start your editing process, how to read the Histogram, how to install and use local adjustment presets, why I prefer the Tone Curve, 3 edit adjustments I apply during import (and why you should too), how to dodge and burn, how to add color to your skies, how to change green foliage to Fall colors, how to remove objects and people from your photo (all in Lightroom), and much, much more.
This course includes 30 presets that can be used in Lightroom 5, 6 & CC. Even if you know how to install presets, if you install the Local Adjustment presets in the wrong folder, you will get an error. Please watch to learn how to install both Lightroom Develop presets and Local Adjustment presets. Plus, you'll also learn some additional tips for organizing your presets.
Download the 3 photos (to follow along with) and the 30 presets from this lesson.
In this tutorial, I'll provide everything you need to know to use local adjustment presets. Everything from, applying, adjusting, creating, rotating, all about pins, and much more.
In this lesson, I'll go over my editing workflow and why I edit the way I do. This workflow has worked on over 500 photos and thousands of portrait sessions. You will then apply the editing workflow in the upcoming modules to transform the provided images. Then, you'll be able to transfer that knowledge by editing your own images.
Download my personal workflow for your review. Either use my workflow or create your own by using mine as a starting point.
An in depth discussion of the first part of any workflow. You'll learn how to read the Histogram, to learn what your image needs fixed, before you start editing - tip; doing this will allow you to edit faster. Plus, we'll go over some basic info on editing your image with the Basic panel.
In this tutorial, you'll learn what I look for, before I start editing.
Learn how to transform the sky to make it darker and more blue. Once done, you'll know the secrets to dramatic skies.
After learning how to read the Histogram, you'll be surprised what this image is hiding. Then, we'll use one of the included presets to add detail back into the photo!
Learn how to apply a custom vignette ANYWHERE on your photo. You're not limited to just the boring options in the Effects panel. In this tutorial, you'll be applying the Spotlight preset that comes with this course. Plus, you'll learn how to adjust or tweak for your images!
In this tutorial, you'll learn the magic I use to remove objects and even people - all within Lightroom! You'll remove a statue and the priest from this image. Then, you'll have the knowledge to re-touch your images in Lightroom.
The real fun begins with this tutorial. Learn how I transform plain, boring, green foliage into Fall colors! Then, you'll have the tools and knowledge to do the same for your photos.
This is an introduction for the second image that is included with this course. In it, I'll explain what we'll be doing with this image during the editing workflow.
Quickly and easily edit this image prior to doing any custom edits. Plus, I'll re-inforce what you've learned in previous lessons.
Learn how to dodge and burn for adding depth to your image.
In this custom edit tutorial, you'll add a sun-flare in Lightroom! Plus, additional tips for creating a more dramatic edit.
In this tutorial, you'll use several different presets (included in this course) to transform the green foliage to Fall colors. Learn how to stack presets for dramatic results.
An introduction to the final image in this course and everything you'll do to make the transformation.
By now, you should have a solid understanding of this first step of the editing workflow. And, why you should keep it simple. I'll even show you how to edit your photos directly from the Histogram!
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to add color to the sky for a more dramatic look. Plus, you'll also spice up the field of grass.
In this Lightroom tutorial, you'll do some dodging and burning to the provided image. Doing so, will create a more dynamic Lightroom edit.
Learn some additional tips for re-touching your image. Dust spots are common and you'll learn how to easily "spot" them and remove.
Start transforming our final image from green to Fall! You'll practice what you've learned in previous lessons and you'll start to gain the confidence to begin editing your own images!
As a photographer and graphic designer for 25 years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more.
The goal of my courses is to help you master what you need to know in 1 day or less. Life is too short to spend on things you don't need to know. No Fluff. Learn what you need and apply. Spend less time in front of your computer and doing more of what you love.