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Catalog Config | Metadata | Importing | File Formats | Watermarks | Filtering | Views | Collections | Image Corrections

What you will learn

The importance of proper catalog settings in Lightroom

How to import and manage files effectively

The importance of metadata presets in streamlining workflow

The differences between RAW and JPEG file formats

The role of color space in digital photography

How to configure Lightroom based on personal preferences

The benefits of setting up identity plates and watermarks

How to organize and filter images in the Library module using keyword sets and collections

How to choose the most effective view in the Library module

How to make adjustments to images in the Develop module using snapshots, history panel, and loupe view

How to copy and paste adjustments between images

How to use histograms to make tonal adjustments

How to correct white balance and make tone curve adjustments

How to use HSL adjustments and split toning to create more dynamic images

How to make image transformations, such as cropping and rotating

How to apply these techniques to real-world situations to create professional-quality images.


This Lightroom Foundations course is designed to teach students the essential skills they need to use Adobe Lightroom effectively. In this course, students learn to work with catalog settings, import file handling, metadata presets, file formats, color space, RAW vs. JPEG, and much more.

The course starts by introducing students to basic Lightroom configuration, including identity plate setup and watermarking. Students learn to customize the program to their preference while creating a more efficient workflow.

In the Library module, students learn to import images, create snapshots, filter and sort images using metadata, and organize their photos using keyword sets and collections. Students also learn about different views available in the library module, allowing them to choose the most effective way to navigate through their image library.

In the Develop module, students learn to make adjustments to their images. We explore different techniques, including using the history panel, making adjustments in loupe view, copying and pasting adjustments between images, and using histograms to make tonal adjustments. Students also learn red eye reduction techniques, advanced filters, white balance correction, tone curves, HSL adjustments, split toning, and image transformations.

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Throughout the course, students have access to hands-on exercises, allowing them to apply their new knowledge and skills to real-world situations. Instructors provide personalized feedback on student work, helping them improve their techniques and problem-solving abilities.

At the end of the course, students will have developed a strong foundation in using Adobe Lightroom. They will be able to import, organize, and edit images effectively, creating professional-quality images for their clients or personal projects.

To succeed in this course, students should have basic computer skills and a familiarity with digital photography. They should also have access to Adobe Lightroom, either through a subscription or a trial version of the software.

Overall, the Lightroom Foundations course provides a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Lightroom. Students will learn the skills they need to organize and edit their images effectively, create stunning photos that meet their clients’ needs or personal preferences. With personalized feedback and hands-on exercises, students will be well-equipped to take their photography skills to the next level.





Lightroom Fundamentals

Folder Setup
Creating a Catalog
Catalog Settings
Intro to Preferences and Import Dialog
Import Dialog Continued
Import File Handling
Import File Renaming
Metadata Presets and File Destination
Import Dialogue Consolidated View
Preferences Import Options

File Formats and Color Space

Editing in External Applications
Intro to File Formats
Color Bit Depth
Camera to RAW File
RAW vs. DNG vs. TIFF
Color Spaces
Color Space Comparison
External Editing Continued

Basic Configuration

File Handling Options
Interface Preferences
Identity Plate Setup
Watermarking with Text
Watermarking with Graphics

The Library Module

Intro to the Library Module
Snapshot of Collections
Importing to Library
Filtering by Filename
Painting Keywords
Painting Keywords Continued
Painting Keywords Continued
Keyword Lists and Suggestions
Keyword Sets
Library Module Interface
Intro to Library Views
Library Grid and Loupe View
Compare View
Survey View
Quick Collections
Introduction to Collections
Populating Collections
Populating Collections Continued
Populating Collections Continued
Exporting and Administering Collections
Applying Star Ratings
Pick and Reject Flags
Color Labels
Sorting Previews
Intro to Smart Collections
Custom Rules for Smart Collections
Practice with Smart Collections
Library Attribute Filter
Library Metadata Filter
Adding Folders
Auto Import with Watch Folder
Building Smart Previews
Advantages of Smart Previews
Smart Collections with Smart Previews
Intro to Quick Develop Panel
Quick Develop White Balance and Tint
Quick Develop Exposure Correction
Quick Develop Clarity and Vibrance
Metadata Panel

The Develop Module

Intro to Develop Module
Develop Module Preset Panel
Creating Snapshots
History Panel
Collections Panel Revisited
Screen Modes and Lights Out
Loupe View Options
Copying and Pasting Adjustments
Compare View
Histogram and Exposure Correction
Crop Overlay Tool
Spot Removal Tool
Red Eye Reduction
Graduated Filter
Radial Filter
Adjustment Brush
Masking for Adjustments
White Balance Correction with Color Picker
Basic Adjustments Panel
Creating Adjustment Presets
Tone Curve Adjustments
HSL Adjustments
Split Toning
Introduction to Noise
Image Sharpening
Noise Removal
Lens Corrections
Transform Panel
Artistic Vignetting
Grain Effects and Dehazing
RAW White Balance and Calibration
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