Lightroom 5, Master Adobe Lightroom 5 & Be More Productive
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Lightroom 5, Master Adobe Lightroom 5 & Be More Productive

Everything you need to know about Lightroom 5 and be more productive.
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Created by Chris Parker
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • How to use Lightroom productively
  • Be more productive in Lightroom
  • Edit like a pro
  • Find any photo among thousands in seconds
  • Be more organized
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  • PC or Mac
  • Lightroom 5

Lightroom 5. A complete guide to Lightroom 5. Everything you need to know to use Lightroom 5. From organizing and editing your images to sharing via printing, slideshows and more.

Includes photos you can use to follow along and additional free resources (presets and templates). I've been using Lightroom since version 1 and use it daily for my photography business.

I'll share my personal insight, techniques and recommendations for properly using Lightroom. Join me, with other students, in the Udemy discussion area for additional questions and assistance on Lightroom 5. It's like having your own personal Lightroom coach.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is designed for photographers. It provides you the ability to organize, edit and manage your photos like no other software. The Lightroom 5 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 your 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 the Lightroom video tutorials you'll have a full understanding of how to use Lightroom properly and productively.

Who is the target audience?
  • Digital photographers of all levels
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Curriculum For This Course
102 Lectures
Getting Started with Lightroom 5
11 Lectures 35:49

Learn the basics about Lightroom 5.

What is Lightroom?

What type of software is Lightroom 5?

Important Message

Learn how you see your photos in Lightroom 5. Hint; it's done with "previews". Find out more.

What is a Preview?

Learn and understand Lightroom catalog's. How many catalog's should you have? Find out that and more in this Lightroom 5 video tutorial.

Understanding the Lightroom Catalog

New to Lightroom? Learn how to create your first Lightroom 5 catalog.

Creating Your First Lightroom 5 Catalog

Learn the catalog settings and my recommendations.

Setting up Your Catalog Settings

See which preferences you need to setup and why.

Setting up Your Preferences

Learn how and why you should backup your Lightroom Catalog.

Backup Your Catalog

Backup your Lightroom presets or you may lose them forever.

Backup Your Extras
Working With The Interface + View Options
7 Lectures 31:44

Discover the 4 main sections that make up the Lightroom interface. Plus, learn how to customize for your own workflow.

4 Main Sections of the Lightroom Interface

Tools Panel

Viewing Options

How to add "Grid Info Overlays" to your thumbnails.

Grid Info Overlays

Grids & Guides Customizations

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

Compare & Survey Modes
Importing & Exporting
7 Lectures 33:29

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.

Import From Your Hard Drive

Install Provided Images

Learn how to import your photos into Lightroom via your camera or media card.

Import From Camera or Media Card

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

Watched Folder Import

Time to get your photos out of Lightroom. Learn how in this lesson.


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

Export via Publishing Services
Library Module - Image Manipulation
1 Lecture 14:54

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
Library Module - Organization
14 Lectures 54:16

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

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
Library Module - Search
5 Lectures 14:15

Attribute + Text Search

Filter Lock Criteria

MetaData Search

Using Filter Presets
Map Module
4 Lectures 10:53

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
Develop Module Basics
7 Lectures 28:02

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


Lightroom develop presets. Use to streamline your workflow and increase your productivity.

Preview 02:55

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.

Preview 02:36

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
Develop Module - Edit Tools
8 Lectures 35:44


Clone + Healing Tools

Graduated Filters

Red Eye

Adjustment Brush

Download and install 10 free adjustment brushes.

Preview 00:01

Develop Module - Edit Panels
12 Lectures 01:02:12

Step one in your Lightroom editing workflow.

How to Adjust White Balance

Step two in your Lightroom editing workflow.

How to Adjust Dynamic Range

Step three in your Lightroom editing workflow.

How to Adjust Presence

How to use the Lightroom tone curve for more precision over your dynamic range.

How to Use Tone Curves

Learn how to adjust individual color channels via Hue, Saturation and Luminance.

How to Adjust HLS, Color + B&W

Take your creative vision to the next level with Lightroom's split toning.

How to Adjust Split Toning

Learn how to remove digital noise from your photos.

How to Remove Digital Noise

Learn how to properly add sharpening to your photos.

How to Adjust Sharpening

Learn how to correct lens distortion.

How to Fix Lens Distortion

Learn how to add vignetting and grain to your photos.

How to Add Effects

Learn how to select pre-defined profiles or make your own. It's your photo, your vision and Lightroom gives you the choice that's right for you.

How to Adjust Camera Calibration
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About the Instructor
Chris Parker
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Best Selling Instructor and Pro Photographer

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.