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Lightroom CC: Essential Training

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Sharing an Edit

Mark Wallace

Lightroom CC: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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24. Sharing an Edit
You can explore the work of thousands of other photographers and see the steps they used to edit their images. You can also share your own edits for others to see. Mark explains how this works and demonstrates how you can use shared edits to download presets for your own use.

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Sharing an Edit

Adobe Lightroom is not simply an application that allows you to edit and share your images, but it is a community of photographers and creatives that are sharing information and learning from each other in an amazing way. I really love this feature. So in Lightroom, if you zip over here you can see at the upper left hand corner, there is a button that says discover and one that says learn. So if you click on learn, you're gonna get recommended tutorials based on things that adobe thinks you need to learn. Um I think there's a little survey where you can say this is what I would like to learn and it will recommend tutorials for you. So you can learn all kinds of really amazing things in the learn tab. Can also click on discover and this is something that is I think unique to Lightroom. So what discover shows are images that other people have edited in Lightroom and shared for you to look at and so you can follow different people. So I'm going to click on following and so if I go in here...

and hover over an image, it shows me the before and after of that image that before and after of this image. And so there's also a featured tab of images that people have posted. So you can hover over and see the before and after and if you want to see like how was this edited? How did this person do this, but you can't. So I'm gonna go over here to an image from Pagers, a friend of mine, I'm gonna click on this one and by default this is going to auto play each step that he took to create this image. All the edits. You can see that playing over here on the right side. It's going step by step and showing what's happening. You can click on the image to pause that and then you can just sort of manually go through each step if you want to see. Okay, what did he do after that? He did point curve then what did you do after that? He did this. And so you can see how he got from this to this by stepping through these things. And then of course, I think we showed you earlier, you can save these edits as a preset. So you can apply them to your images as well. So how can you showcase your things? And so if you go over here and I'll click on me. So this is me, you can see that. I have shared some of my own images and you can go and look at these and see exactly how I've done this. And so a little bonus hidden gem of this class is that you can see a lot of the work that we did in this class. I will post it as edits. And so you can see how that worked. So how do you do it? Well, let's just take one of the images that we edited. So this image right here. This is the one of desk where we did our first learning. So our basic learning. Um so I'll click on the detailed view. So here we have this image. I want to post this and show you all the different changes that I've made to get to this. So to do that, it's very, very simple. Right up here. We have our export button that we used earlier. If you click on that you get a link that is for sharing your edits. So we shared before um and we invited people so we already saw how to do that with images and with albums. But what if you want to submit an edit, you can just click share edit. And so now you have to give your title and I'll say desk global changes. This was a demo in my creative live class on a basic um adjustments. Something like that. Okay, I have to change this. I have to say what this is. And so this is this is a person and then this is um I think that's all I need to do. So normally you would put maybe lifestyle or nature. This is just a person and maybe close up that is a close up and you can choose to enable or disable. Save as preset. Be a good guy. Always enable save as preset. So people can choose to download presets and then also you can exclude or include location info. I'm gonna exclude that because I think I have some information about uh desk in here for her model release and then the copyright information um you always have that. It's so you can hover over this and see all this stuff about copyrights. And so now I'm going to share that and now this will be submitted to Adobe Creative Cloud. And anybody who's following me when they go to my page takes a couple of minutes I guess to show up, they will now be able to hover over this and see exactly the before and after and all the changes that were made and click like or not. So how do you find people to follow if you look here? I'm following pager psa um I can go and see who I'm following here. So I'm following Michael Lobo, he's an amazing photographer. And Gavin Hoey who hasn't posted any shares yet. And pagarusa. So how do you find these people? Well, if we go to the discover tab, there's really no search functionality here. Well, it's sort of a not so straightforward solution. The way that you find people and add them to your following tab is to go to adobe be hands. So be hands dot net. So you go to be hands dot net and let's search for somebody. So I'm going to search for Jared Platt. He's a good buddy of mine. And so I will click his name here. And what I need to do is I need to search people so I don't need to search projects, I need to search people because I don't want to look at Jared Leto, so I'll click on that and there's Jared black, so if I want to follow him now I can just click follow and I have him. If you want to see the edits that I've shared, I'll share the stuff that we've made in this class. You need to go in here and search for Mark Wallace and when you search for people named Mark Wallace, you'll discover there's a bunch of them. So find me phoenix Arizona and you'll see the different things that I've shared and so you can follow me and when you do, when you go into light room and you go over to the following tab, you'll see my edit show up there and you can hover over them and sort of see the stuff that we've done in this class and you can understand exactly how it's made and then you can also download those presets. If you go and look, I'm going to go here to following and you can see now I'm following Jared Platt because I just added him and he hasn't shared any edits yet. He only has projects on Beyonce and some other things. So I'll I'll bug him and see if you can post some edits. So we can see how he's done some of that stuff and so that's all there is to sharing and using edits. It's really an amazing thing. The other thing that I want to do, we've talked a lot about the creative cloud and how we can use the Adobe applications portfolio and be hands and spark and edits and all that stuff to sort of learn and grow and share. But what if we want to take our lightroom photos and share them and export them to something that is not an adobe application or company? Well, we can do that using connections. So we'll do 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 :-)