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Lightroom CC: Essential Training

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Edit using the Enhance Feature

Mark Wallace

Lightroom CC: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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10. Edit using the Enhance Feature
Lightroom can use artificial intelligence to automatically enhance your image. This is one of the features of Adobe Sensei.

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Edit using the Enhance Feature

let's talk about enhance its a Sensei feature in lightroom that is specifically for enhancing photos for printing in large format. So if you want to put like a six ft print, something like that or if you want super high resolution out of an image that wasn't super high resolution to begin with, you can use enhanced to create a double resolution. So it'll take whatever you have, it'll double the width and double the height. So it is a gigantic file. Now this only works on some raw files, this does not work on Jpeg files and it doesn't work on the images that you photo merge hDR images and things like that. So there are some limitations to this. But let me just give you a demonstration of why you might use this and how it works. So we're hopping back over here into Lightroom and what I'm gonna do is I'm going to go to um some workshop files here, I'm sorry to my travel photos and I have a in my India folder, I have Agra India and I've got a photo of the Taj Mahal. You have this in your c...

lass files by the way. So here's the Taj Mahal, I like that and perhaps I would want to print this out on a poster somewhere, a large photo or something like that. So it looks okay as is but what I can do is I can right click and there is a an option called enhance. If I click enhance this is going to go into the cloud and Adobe Sensei is going to try to enhance this in one of two ways. The first way is it will try to improve the details and reduce artifacts in the raw file itself. So I can click that and see without and with and so what that's doing is it's cleaning up the image so if I print this out uh and a large poster or something it's just gonna print a little bit nicer or I can choose super resolution. And what that will do is it's going to double the image and vertical and horizontal. It's going to double the amount of pixels. So if we look here this is just the normal resolution and we can see these people zipping along. You see this person has a camera and this is a group of friends zipping along. Watch what happens when I go to super resolution, it zooms in and cleans up the image by double. You can see a totally different view of the people walking through here so I can even see this lady back here or this guy back here, I can see this person has sunglasses if I take that off can see it goes out. So by creating a super resolution image it's going to give me a much better large format print for my poster or my billboard or whatever that is. And so once you do that um then you just click enhance to do this one, it's gonna take about 11 seconds to double this. So I'm gonna say enhance, We'll let that go for about 11 seconds and again this is something that you would use if you want the maximum detail in your photo for printing out something that's really large or when you need lots of resolution for printing out something that's really, really large. And so this is specifically when you need the most pixels that you can possibly get at the highest quality. So you should shoot with a high resolution camera and shoot in raw and do your best to get everything captured correctly. So you have all that detail but if you need to you can enhance those photos. So let's go back here into lightroom and we'll just take a look notice, we have a stack here and so we have the original file and the enhanced file, let's go into detail view and let's zoom in here And so I'm going to 100%. You can see down here 100%. So you can just double click or click once on this, it'll zoom in but you can see there's an incredible amount of detail and we can see all these different people, we can see that person with the camera right here that we've looked at and it is just great resolution um and so I can go full screen what an image that we have created here in lightroom just by creating this super enhanced feature. It's really really cool. Okay well once you have your images, you've sorted them, you've merged them. You've done all that stuff. We now need to start learning how to edit our images so we're gonna jump into that next.

Class Description


  • Use Lightroom to its fullest potential using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Edit photos quickly and creatively.
  • Share your images in custom websites and on social media.
  • Grow your editing skills for years to come.
  • Share editing techniques with thousands of others.
  • Create prints and albums using Lightroom Connections.


This class is a step-by-step walkthrough of Lightroom CC. This class will give you an overview of Lightroom and how it fits within the Adobe Creative Cloud universe. You’ll learn how to maximize Lightroom’s potential by learning now to organize and edit your images. You’ll also learn how to share your work with the world using online galleries, portfolios, and more.

Topics Covered in this class:

  • Adding photos to Lightroom, backing them up and keeping them organized.
  • Editing your images quickly using Presets and Enhance.
  • Using the advanced photo editing features in Lightroom; the global and local adjustments.
  • Adding titles and captions to your images.
  • The many ways to share images from Lightroom; exporting, building online galleries, using Adobe Portfolio and Behance, and more.
  • How to share your images quickly on social media by exporting by using Adobe Spark.
  • Expanding your editing skills with the Discover and Share Edit features in Lightroom.
  • Lightroom and Lightroom Classic syncing.
  • Lightroom and Photoshop integration.


  • Beginner and Intermediate Photographers
  • Professional Photographers looking to streamline their workflow
  • Lightroom Classic users wanting to make the transition to Lightroom CC
  • Social Media Influencers who need to post frequent updates
  • Professional Photographers looking for ways to reach more clients
  • Photographers looking to learn new ways of editing their photos


Adobe Lightroom 2021
Adobe Photoshop 2021
Adobe Lightroom Classic 2021
Adobe Portfolio (web)
Adobe Behance (web)
Adobe Spark (iOS, web)


Mark Wallace is a photographer based in the United States. Best known for his web-based video series Digital Photography One on One and Exploring Photography sponsored by Adorama.

Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees.

In 2014, Mark left the United States to embark on a 2-year worldwide adventure. He visited 28 countries and captured thousands of unique photographs across the globe.

In 2016 Mark decided to give up planes, trains, and automobiles and is now exploring the world on his motorcycle.

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Susan H

What a great class! I've started & stopped a few Lightroom classes up until now, but generally gotten bored, confused or felt I needed to step away to learn something else like Adobe Bridge first. Mark is a great instructor, engaging, specific & very clear with his explanations. I finally feel confident to play in Lightroom instead of feeling constantly overwhelmed by what I don't know!! Awesome! Thank you, Mark, you've also inspired me to dream about travelling again now the world is opening back up :)

Glenn Pierce

Excellent fundamentals course on Lightroom! I really enjoyed Mark's teaching style which is easy to follow and very relaxed :-)