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Sharing Images with Adobe Spark

Mark Wallace

Lightroom CC: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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23. Sharing Images with Adobe Spark
If you frequently post images on Instagram, Facebook, or other social media platforms then you’ll love the Lightroom integration with Adobe Spark. In this session, Mark shows you how to create original content quickly using Lightroom and Spark.

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Sharing Images with Adobe Spark

of course you want to share your images out there on social media. The great thing about Lightroom and creative cloud is it allows you to do that very quickly with adobe spark, it's all connected to Lightroom and part of the creative cloud. So first let's go to Lightroom and I can sort of show you um, what I'm doing here. I've got this photo shoot that I did with Emily Anderson. She's a model that I shot in London. Um, we've got some great pictures and so, um, what I've done is I've gone through and I've picked of these pictures that I think we could be posting over time. And so I created an album called Emily Social Media. So I'm gonna post these 10 photos at different times on instagram. Specifically, I think instagrams where I want these to go. So I have prepared them. I have my Emily Social media and my models folder. And so that is ready. So I can select uh those images later. So now what we're gonna do is go to my tablet. So I've got an ipad loaded up and down here. I have insta...

lled spark posts. So that is available as a creative cloud app. You can install that using the app store. So I've installed that, it's part of my creative cloud subscription. And so you can check that out and see if it's included in yours or not. If it's not, it's a very inexpensive app to have. So what I want to do is I can scroll through these different templates. So I've got animation and collage and seasonal or I can search for something. So maybe a, let's just say photography. So I want a template that is good for photography and so that's cool. I can search one of these that looks like a premium template, but you know what? I don't like that one. Let's go with this one. Yeah, that's cool. So I'm gonna remix this so I can say that now, the nice thing about this, it's gonna load the fonts and all the stuff. The resize button is gonna determine where I take this. So is it going to be an instagram portrait instagram landscape? Is it going to be just a square instagram picture or a story? How do I want to post this? And the same thing is true of Pinterest and facebook and twitter or in prince you've got all these different choices down here. So for this we're just gonna do a square instagram photo and so I will click on the um, so I'll say done, then I'm gonna click on the top little image there and I want to replace that with my own image. Now you can go through and get your libraries if you're creative cloud libraries, you can use that your photo library on your tablet. We want to go to Lightroom and in light room we want to go and we want to get our Emily see Emily Anderson picks so we have Emily social media. I'll click on that and then let's take these two images here. So I'll click that one, I'm going to replace this image from Lightroom and again we're going to go to Emily Social media, we'll use that one, we'll click on that and then I can say done now I can go in and I can change this text to say Emily is great. So I think in that edit the text Emily is wonderful, whatever you want to say, put that in there um and so I can move this around and format it and do anything I want but for simplicity and time's sake, I'm gonna say that's good. I have gotten my post ready to go, I'll click on share and you can see from this, I can share it to facebook or twitter instagram or messages, I'm gonna say go to instagram and when I do that, instagram comes up and I can choose to put that on my feed and does it look good, yep. Next, that's all good. I don't need to put a filter on it because we got it ready and then I'll just write a caption, this is an image of Emily um type that in correctly that we shot shot at Gavin Oh it's so hard to type on a portable device. Gavin toys studio. Okay, so that's good and then I can say where it is or do anything but I'm just going to click share and then Blam, it's on instagram and everything is all good. So that's all you have to do to create posts using adobe spark post. It's very, very fast, quick and easy. And so as you can see, you can take those, not only to instagram, but you can take those out to all of the social media platforms and as new social media platforms come and go and change adobe spark changes as well. Okay, so now that we have that we learn all about sharing and the things that we can do. Let's stay tuned for some more awesome stuff coming up 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 :-)