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Lightroom Fundamentals: An Introduction to Lightroom

2-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

Adobe Lightroom 5 softwares help you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you’re perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. This course is designed for novice photo editors to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Who Should Attend?

Photographers, designers, or anyone else that wants a non-destructive workflow to organizing and editing their photos.


  • Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills.

Upcoming Course Dates

Lightroom Fundamentals: An Introduction to Lightroom | Starts on 05/12/2023


Lightroom Fundamentals: An Introduction to Lightroom | Starts on 07/13/2023


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. At his/her discretion, the instructor may adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. 

Lesson 1: A Tour of Lightroom

  • Understanding How Lightroom Works
  • The Lightroom Classic Workspace
  • The Lightroom Classic Modules 
  • The Lightroom Classic Workflow 
  • Developing and Editing
  • Sharing your Work by Email

Lesson 2: Bringing Photos into Lightroom

  • Lightroom is your Digital Notebook
  • The Import Process
  • Importing Photos from a Digital Camera 
  • Importing Images from a Hard Disk
  • Importing via Drag and Drop
  • Evaluating Photos Before Importing
  • Images that are Already Imported
  • Importing to a Specific Folder 
  • Importing from a Watched Folder
  • Tethered Shooting
  • Viewing Imported Photos in the Work Area

Lesson 3: Exploring the Workspace

  • Viewing and Managing Images
  • Adjusting the Workspace Layout
  • Toggling Screen Modes
  • Switching Views
  • Working in Loupe View
  • Flagging and Deleting Images
  • Grouping Images in the Quick Collection
  • Working with the Filmstrip

Lesson 4: Managing Photo Libraries

  • Folders vs. Collections
  • Using Collections to Organize Images
  • Taking Collections on the Road
  • Using Keyword Tags
  • Using Flags and Ratings
  • Adding Metadata 
  • Tagging Faces in the People View
  • Organizing Photos by Location 
  • Finding and Filtering Files

Lesson 5: Developing Basics

  • The Develop Module 
  • Creating a Collection from a Previous Import
  • Cropping and Rotating Images
  • Camera Profiles
  • Setting White Balance 
  • Setting Exposure and Contrast
  • Adjusting Shadows and Highlights 
  • Adjusting Whites and Blacks
  • Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation
  • Adding Detail to Images
  • Lens Corrections and Transformations
  • Using Snapshots for Variations

Lesson 6: Advanced Editing

  • Lightroom: AI-Based Selections and Masking
  • Using the Linear Gradient Tool
  • Using the Radical Gradient Tool
  • Using the Masking Brush Tool
  • Removing Distractions with the Spot Removal Tool
  • HSL and Tone Curve Adjustments 
  • Creative Color and Black-and-White Effects
  • Making Panoramas
  • Making HDR Images
  • Creating HDR Panoramas
  • Saving Time in Lightroom

Lesson 7: Roundtrip Workflows

  • Lightroom and Photoshop Integration
  • Sending a RAW File to Photoshop
  • Sending a JPEG or TIFF to Photoshop
  • Sending a Photo to Photoshop as a Smart Object

Lesson 8: Photoshop for Selecting and Masking

  • Selection Basics
  • Selecting by Shape
  • Selecting Color
  • Using the Focus Area Command
  • The Object Tool
  • Using the Select and Mask Workspace
  • Selecting Using Channels

Lesson 9: Photoshop for Retouching 

  • Removing Unwanted Content
  • Moving Content in Photoshop
  • Smoothing Skin
  • Photoshop for Special Effects
  • Artistic Portrait Treatments 
  • Adding Creative Blur Effects
  • Using Neural Filters 
  • Creating a Social Media Cover Photo
  • Using the Facial Liquify Filter Feature

Lesson 10: Creating a Photo Book

  • Working in the Book Module
  • Adding Text to a Photo Book
  • Creating a Saved Book
  • Exporting a Photo Book

Lesson 11: Creating a Slideshow

  • Working in the Slideshow Module
  • Customizing Slideshow Templates
  • Creating a Saved Slideshow
  • Refining Slideshow Content
  • Adding Sound and Motion to Slideshows
  • Saving a Customized Slideshow Template
  • Exporting a Slideshow
  • Playing an Impromptu Slideshow

Lesson 12: Printing Images

  • Output Settings
  • Using Color Management
  • Creating Prints
  • Saving Print Settings as an Output Collection

Lesson 13: Making Backups and Exporting Photos

  • Setting up an Identity Plate
  • Creating a Watermark 
  • Preventing Data Loss
  • Backing up the Catalog File
  • Backing up the Library 
  • Emailing Photos
  • Exporting Photos

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