- Class Introduction and Basic Workflow Management
Meet the instructor, then jump into the course with basic workflow management. Lightroom isn't designed just for photo editing, but for a workflow. Get started by recognizing your own individual style and integrating the essential workflow elements.
- Customize Develop Panel
Even if you're familiar with Lightroom Classic CC, the latest new additions are hidden features that can boost your workflow. Learn what's new inside the photo editing software before jumping into the start-to-finish workflow, starting with the new tool to customize the Develop Panel.
- Enhance Detail
In the February 2019 release, Adobe launched a tool called Enhance Detail that's not yet available in the new Lightroom CC (a re-design of Lightroom Mobile). Learn what this tool does, and how to eek a bit more detail out of your photographs in Lightroom.
- Profiles and Presets
Adobe's boring standard profiles have now been reworked -- look through the new camera profile options to give your RAW files a better foundation. Learn the difference between profiles and presets.
- Color Range and Luminosity Masking
Continuing through the newest Lightroom Classic features, watch the color range and luminosity selections in action and learn how to use the new tool. Working with the gradient tool, the color range and luminosity sliders make it easy to apply the effect to only a portion of the image. The tool is helpful for darkening just the sky or applying local adjustments only to specific colors.
- Import and Folder Organization
Explore the new additions to the folder tools and a new option to automatically import any images added to a watched folder on your hard drive. Start cleaning up your library with tools for searchable keywords for folders and collections.
- Tethered Shooting, HDR, and Pano
Finish up the list of new features with the updates to tethered shooting stability as well as HDR and panorama merges. Clean up a collection by using a "create stack" shortcut for HDR and panoramas, or combine multiple steps with the new HDR Panorama tool.
- Catalogue Overview
Feeling like your Lightroom catalog is a disaster is normal, Daniel says. In this lesson, he talks catalog strategy, like when to use multiple catalogs and how to manage multiple catalogs.
- Folders, Collections and Smart Collections
What's the difference between folders and collections? Dig into Lightroom organization starting with Folders, Collections and Smart Collections. Learn best practices to working with these essential Lightroom features.
Build a workflow using Lightroom Collections to easily maintain an organized catalog. Learn Daniel's collection hierarchy used for each import and a template shortcut to easily repeat the organization scheme for multiple catalogs.
Import a template catalog to your catalog to re-create a workflow organization scheme for each project. Then, work with file handling on importing files. Learn shortcuts for importing images, like creating import presets.
Lightroom catalog so disorganized, it's easier to start from scratch? Learn how to re-launch your Lightroom without losing your edits using XMP metadata. With tools like renaming photos, learn metadata and tricks for cleaning up your catalog.
- Finding Photos in Lightroom
Tools like stars, flags, and colors help make photos easier to find. With Daniel's tips, adapt Lightroom's tools to suit your specific style of photography, not the default. Work with tools to quickly find photographs, including Smart Collections.
- Workflow Tools in Develop Module Conceptual Framework
Organization isn't limited to just the Lightroom Library. Build a streamlined editing workflow into your editing process. In this lesson, Daniel shares an ideal editing workflow to finish edits faster. Learn different keyboard shortcuts and Lightroom tips to help polish images.
- Editing Concepts
Build a consistent, reliable, repeatable editing process by first understanding editing concepts. In this lesson, Daniel shares concepts that will help critically think about your edits while helping improve your edit speed in the long run.
- Editing a Photograph: Basic Panel
With an editing plan in place, start working with overall adjustments inside the basic panel. Learn how to set the black and white points for the best exposure and shortcuts for quickly getting the most dynamic range from the image.
- Editing A Photograph: Detail Panel
Inside the detail panel, add some finesse with the sharpness and noise reduction tools inside the detail panel. Daniel answers basic questions like how much sharpness is too much and what the radius slider does.
- Editing A Photograph: HSL/Color and Tone Curve Panels
The HSL or color panel allows photo editors to control each individual color rather than applying adjustments to the entire image. Gain insight into what color adjustments to make first and what to look for when adjusting colors in Lightroom CC.
- Editing A Photograph: Regional Edits
Dive into regional adjustments using the graduated filter tool. Master tricks like stacking gradients. Then, work with local adjustment tools such as the brush.
- Black White Options
A repeatable workflow means the editing process is similar even when working in black and white. Learn tricks for working with monochrome. Add in tools like vignettes.
- Regional Editing using Luminance Masks and Local Adjustments
Work with luminance and color masks when working on regional edits to fine-tune the image. Find insight into shortcuts for getting gradient and brushes exactly where they need to be with minimal effort.
- Virtual Copies, History, and Snapshots
Lightroom CC is a non-destructive RAW file editor, which means you can easily undo different edits without affecting the original image. While non-destructive, tools like virtual copies can help you make multiple edits of the same image. Learn how to work in Lightroom's History, then discover the lesser-known snapshot tool.
- Basic Color Management
Colors on one screen look different from the color on another screen. Managing color helps ensure the colors in the final print are the hues you were aiming for. In this lesson, Daniel helps photographers better understand color management to create images that look great both on screen and on paper.
- Soft Proofing
Soft proofing in Lightroom helps photographers better visualize the print before actually printing. This tool works with information about the paper you are using to create a more accurate preview of the output. Lightroom will even show you what colors in the image are out of your monitor's gamut range.
- Making the Print
Work inside Lightroom's print module to design contact sheets, print multiple images, print the biggest possible image for your printer, and more. Master print templates, paper profiles and more.
- Exporting Images
With the editing complete, get those polished images out of Lightroom to share to social media and more. In the final lesson, Daniel walks through the different export options, including exporting presets, renaming files, resizing, metadata, watermarking and more.