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Intro to Lightroom CC for Beginners

via CreativeLive



  • Understand the difference between Classic and CC
  • Import and organize images
  • Edit photos with confidence
  • Crop and make local adjustments
  • Export and share images
  • Adopt a basic post-processing workflow


Adobe Lightroom CC creates a streamlined mobile-friendly editing process, without ditching major features. But how do you best use Lightroom CC's tools? How can photographers build a time-saving workflow instead of spending hours behind the computer? Learn Lightroom CC from import to export in a series of start-to-finish Lightroom tutorials. Veteran instructor Daniel Gregory offers an easy-to-understand introduction to this useful program.

If you’ve been avoiding Adobe Lightroom, this is your opportunity to explore the interface and find out how it works. Unlock the tools on how to use Camera RAW, import your image, organize and catalog, edit and adjust each image. By the end of this course, you'll not only understand how to finish a basic edit in Lightroom CC, but you'll have a workflow designed for organizing and editing images quickly.

Even if you have never used Adobe Lightroom before, Daniel will help you develop a deeper understanding of the program and how it can play a role in your creative process. Take your post-production from confusing to creative in this beginner's course.


  • Beginners new to Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic
  • Beginners moving from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom CC
  • Photographers new to photo editing in general
  • Smartphone photographers ready to edit on the go without sacrificing features


Adobe Lightroom CC 2019, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 2019, Adobe Spark


A huge fan of the importance of the creative process and the photographic print you hold in your hand, Daniel Gregory spends a great deal of the time in both the analog and digital darkrooms. Working in a variety of mediums, his current focus is combining digital techniques and technologies and applying them to alternative and historical photographic processes such as platinum printing, wet-plate, and mixed media.

Daniel is also the host of the podcast The Perceptive Photographer, which focuses on the creative life and challenges that artists and photographers face each and every day. He is Adobe® certified in Adobe® CC® Lightroom and Photoshop, and is an instructor at Photoshop World. Starting his career by working in the help center at Adobe, he's the go-to-guy for Lightroom questions. In addition, Daniel is a member of the core faculty at the Photographic Center Northwest, where he teaches classes on a variety of film, digital and conceptual photographic concepts.


  • Class Introduction & Lightroom History
  • Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic CC
  • Features of Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic CC
  • CC RAW shooting
  • Importing Photos
  • Cloud, Hard Drives and Storage
  • Folder, Albums, Collections
  • Shared Editing & Metadata
  • Search, Sensei & Keeping Organized
  • Basics of Good Workflow Management
  • Color & Editing Theory
  • Color Panel
  • Global Adjustment Panels
  • Basic Image Editing Workflow
  • Local Adjustments
  • Regional Adjustments
  • Web Sharing
  • Spark
  • Sharing using Lightroom CC

Taught by

Daniel Gregory

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