Lightroom Fundamentals: An Introduction to Lightroom

Lightroom Fundamentals: An Introduction to Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom 5 softwares help you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you’re perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. This course is designed for novice photo editors to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Who Should Attend

Photographers, designers or anyone else that wants a non-destructrive workflow to organizing and editing their photos.


Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows

Course Outline:

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: A Quick Tour of Photoshop Lightroom

  • Understanding how Lightroom works
  • The Lightroom workspace
  • The Lightroom modules
  • The Lightroom workflow
  • Developing and editing
  • Sharing your work by e-mail
  • Getting help

Lesson 2: Introducing the Workspace

  • Toggling screen modes
  • Adjusting the workspace layout
  • Working with the left and right panel groups
  • Working with the main display area

Lesson 3: Importing

  • The import process
  • Importing photos from a digital camera
  • Importing images from a hard disk
  • Importing via drag and drop
  • Evaluating photos before importing
  • Importing to a specific folder
  • Importing from other catalogs
  • Importing from a watched folder
  • Tethered shooting

Lesson 4: Reviewing

  • Viewing and managing your images
  • Switching views
  • Flagging and deleting images
  • Grouping images in the Quick Collection
  • Working with the Filmstrip

Lesson 5: Organizing and Selecting

  • Organizing folders
  • Using collections to organize images
  • Using flags and ratings
  • Adding metadata
  • Organizing photos by location
  • Finding and filtering files
  • Reconnecting missing files and folders

Lesson 6: Developing and Editing

  • Quick developing in the Library module
  • Quick and easy video editing
  • About process versions
  • Cropping and rotating images
  • Removing spots
  • Adjusting a photo’s tonal range
  • Creating your own developing presets
  • Working with virtual copies
  • Beyond the Basic panel
  • Making discrete color adjustments
  • Synchronizing settings
  • Local corrections

Lesson 7: Creating a Photo Book

  • Working in the Book module
  • Adding text to a photo book
  • Creating a saved book
  • Exporting a photo book

Lesson 8: Creating a Slideshow

  • Working in the Slideshow module
  • Customizing your slideshow template
  • Creating a Saved Slideshow
  • Refining your slideshow
  • Adjusting the playback settings
  • Saving a customized slideshow template
  • Exporting a slideshow
  • Playing an impromptu slideshow

Lesson 9: Printing Images

  • About the Lightroom Print module
  • About layout styles and print templates
  • Selecting a print template
  • Customizing print templates
  • Saving your customized print template
  • Creating a Custom Package print layout
  • Configuring the output settings
  • Using color management
  • Saving print settings as an output collection

Lesson 10: Publishing Your Photos

  • Publishing photos from the Library
  • The Lightroom Web module
  • Customizing your web gallery
  • Specifying output settings
  • Previewing the gallery
  • Saving your custom template
  • Creating a Saved Web Gallery
  • Exporting your gallery
  • Uploading your gallery to a web server

Lesson 11: Making Backups and Exporting Photos

  • Preventing data loss
  • Backing up the catalog file
  • Backing up the library
  • Exporting photos