- Class Introduction & Lightroom History
Dip your feet into the world of Lightroom CC with an overview of the class. Then, learn how the software got started as a method to store and organize large quantities of digital photos.
- Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic CC
Lightroom CC is actually fairly new, a branch of the original Lightroom Classic CC. But why choose Lightroom CC? What's the difference? Learn what Lightroom CC has to offer and how it compares in this lesson.
- Features of Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic CC
Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC have a few different features. Lightroom Classic, for example, has different modules like the develop module and Library module, where Lightroom CC makes the edits easier to find. In this lesson, explore both programs and see how the two programs compare and how the features differ.
- CC RAW shooting
A big perk of Lightroom CC's mobile apps is the ability to shoot RAW files with the in-app camera on your smartphone or tablet. Explore the Lightroom CC camera and the different available controls for mobile photography.
- Importing Photos
Import your images to get started in your Lightroom workflow. Work with image sync settings, like choosing whether or not to use cellar data for syncing. Learn quick tips for working with images, including basics like deleting images.
- Cloud, Hard Drives and Storage
Lightroom CC is a cloud-based storage system, where photographers can choose to store images inside the Creative Cloud as well as on a hard drive. Prevent losing your best work with best practices on managing image storing in Lightroom CC.
- Folder, Albums, Collections
Learn to organize photos using folders, albums, and collections in Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic. Quickly organize all those RAW photos using collections, smart collections, and collection sets. After learning shortcuts for building collections, syncing and even creating virtual copies, master the hierarchy of Lightroom organization to help you easily find images later.
- Shared Editing & Metadata
The details or metadata that are embedded into your photographs are not set in stone. Learn how to edit a photograph's metadata, from using geotagging to add images to a map to adding searchable keywords, titles, and captions. Work with image ranking systems like stars and flags.
- Search, Sensei & Keeping Organized
A database of images isn't much good if you can't actually find the image that you need. Work with searching for specific images, even if you don't have tagged keywords, and filtering the search results. Then, gain tips to help keep photographs organized.
- Basics of Good Workflow Management
Lightroom doesn't have a strict step-by-step process -- you can adapt the software to your own style. But, some workflows are faster and less stressful than others. In this lesson, learn the basics of workflow management, including where to find the different editing controls.
- Color & Editing Theory
With the images uploaded and organized, start editing images inside Lightroom CC. Work through tools in the Edit panel, including exposure, contrast, and the point curve. Work with Lightroom profiles to jump start your edit with a specific look, including adjustments for black and white photos.
- Color Panel
Work with color adjustments inside Lightroom CC, whether that's to make colors pop, to create a cinematic effect, to correct the white balance, or to create a matte effect. Learn how to adjust colors with the point curve or tone curve, then jump into the controls in the color channels.
- Global Adjustment Panels
After the light and color panels, jump into the rest of the controls for global edits, or edits that affect the entire image. Learn to work with clarity and dehaze and the difference between the two tools. Then, edit with adjustments like split toning, vignetting, grain, sharpness, lens corrections, and parallax adjustments.
- Basic Image Editing Workflow
Now that you know where all the editing tools are, go through and edit an entire image to learn an ideal editing workflow, using both a computer and a tablet. Explore more advanced topics like histograms.
- Local Adjustments
Move into local adjustments with the tools that can apply to only portions of the image. Remove unwanted things in the image with spot removal techniques to eliminate things like dust spots and acne with the healing brush, and learn how to import the image into Photoshop CC if the brush isn't doing the trick. Adjust specific parts of the image using the graduated filter tool, radial filter, and adjustment brush.
- Regional Adjustments
Local adjustments work a bit differently on a touch device. Work with the same local adjustment tools from a tablet, picking up quick tips for working with the touch interface and locating the hidden options.
- Web Sharing
Lightroom CC makes web sharing simpler with shortcuts and tools. Learn how to share collections and images online, from a quick share to customizing the design and options for a web gallery. Then, learn how to build a portfolio using Adobe Portfolio, which is linked to Lightroom CC and included with the Creative Cloud subscription.
Adobe Spark is another program that works well with Lightroom CC. Spark is an online design tool, and because it's designed by Adobe, your Lightroom images are easily accessible. Learn how to design social media posts, banners, and other graphics using Spark.
- Sharing using Lightroom CC
In the final lesson, learn how to share images, from a quick web export, to exporting a JPEG. Pick up final tips on syncing, preferences, and more.