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Lightroom: Mastering Adjustments and Editing

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Learn how to enhance photos in Adobe Lightroom. This course focuses on how to apply adjustments using the editing features of the Develop module.

At the heart of Lightroom is a module where you can make your photos look their best by adjusting exposure, levels, noise, perspective, and more. In this course, Bryan O'Neil Hughes—the director of product management at Adobe—explores the Develop module, providing in-depth training, sharing insights, and showing some automation tricks. See how to adjust tone and temperature, how to make lens corrections to fix distortion, and how to cull your images. Discover how to make global changes to a batch and how to use adjustment brushes to limit changes. Then, learn how to use Lightroom on a mobile device. Also, find out how to bring a Lightroom project into Photoshop. Bryan closes the course by discussing social sharing processes and essential keyboard shortcuts that you can use.


  • The Lightroom Develop module is your key to amazing images
  • Develop: The heart of Lightroom
  • Which Lightroom is best for you?
1. The Edit/Develop Module: Reviewing the Basics
  • Order of operations
  • The importance of Auto
  • Creative profiles
  • White balance and temperature
  • Tone: Basic and Curves
  • Color
  • B&W and toning
  • Workflow in Lightroom
2. The Edit/Develop Module: In Depth
  • HDR and post
  • Sharpening: Global and variable
  • Noise Reduction and grain addition
  • Lens correction, upright, and manual perspective control
  • Clarity, vignetting, and Dehaze
  • Precision sliders and using the alt or opt key
  • In-depth workflow in Lightroom
3. Edit/Develop Tools
  • Crop and draw to straighten
  • Retouching and the adjustment brush
  • Graduated filters
  • Multiple graduated filters for special effects
  • Adjustment brush tricks
  • Develop workflow
  • Develop tools workflow in Lightroom
4. Saving Time
  • Match total exposure
  • Synching settings
  • The power of presets
  • Applying presets on import
  • Before, after, and history
  • Differences between Lightroom and Classic workflow
5. Lightroom: Beyond the Desktop
  • Syncing from Lightroom to mobile
  • Lightroom mobile phone raw and HDR capture
  • Quick edits
  • Deeper edits
  • Accessing Lightroom anywhere
  • Sharing, collaboration, and culling
6. Beyond Lightroom
  • When to go to Photoshop
  • Creative imaging
  • Retouching
  • Magic
  • Video
  • Next steps

Taught by

Bryan O'Neil Hughes

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