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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom : Introduction

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One Day Course


Developed by photographers for photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom allows professional photographers to manage, adjust and present large volumes of digital photographs.

This means you spend less time in front of your computer and more time behind the lens. This one-day Adobe authorised course is designed to ensure you harness the potential of Lightroom to dramatically improve the way you manage digital images, from raw capture to creative output.

Please state whether you are a Cloud or Classic Lightroom user.

You should have attended the Introduction to Photoshop course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

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    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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    From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introducing Lightroom
    • The Lightroom interface and modules
    • Lightroom preferences essentials

    Overview of the Lightroom Workflow
    • Importing photos into Lightroom
    • Viewing photos in the Library module
    • Adding basic metadata to imported images
    • Using the Map module to tag photos
    • Reviewing and rating your photos
    • Saving selected images to a Collection
    • Working in the Develop module
    • Retouching a photograph in Lightroom
    • Round-trip editing in Photoshop
    • Making a final print
    • Creating a web photo gallery
    • Exporting the edited photos
    • Overview of the publishing services

    Importing photos
    • The main import dialog
    • Copy as DNG, Copying, Moving or Adding - the difference?
    • Importing from a CR card
    • Preferences and options for importing

    Managing Lightroom catalogs
    • Creating and opening catalogs
    • Optimising and backing up the catalog
    • Managing your folders
    • Creating and working with Smart Previews

    Using the Library module
    • Navigating and zooming
    • Understanding the Catalog and Folders panel
    • Using the Library Module Toolbar
    • Working with the Filmstrip
    • Using the Filter bar
    • Setting Library view options
    • Using the Grid and Loupe views

    Organising your images
    • Creating, importing and applying keywords
    • Photo filtering and searches
    • Rotating images
    • Understanding image stacking
    • Flagging, rating and labelling
    • Refining image selections
    • Comparing and surveying images
    • Working with Collections
    • Using the Quick Develop panel
    • Removing and deleting photos
  • Image Editing Essentials
    • Introducing the Develop module
    • Creating virtual copies
    • Understanding the Tool Overlay options
    • Working in solo mode
    • The Develop module interface
    • White balance corrections
    • Using the Histogram panel to adjust images
    • Correcting image exposure and contrast
    • Understanding Highlight and Shadow clipping options
    • Using the Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation controls
    • Selectively enhancing Hue, Saturation and Lightness
    • Comparing Before and After versions
    • Synchronising settings

    Cropping settings
    • Choosing a Crop Aspect ratio
    • Rotating or repositioning crop
    • Using the Crop guide overlays
    • Levelling images with the Straighten tool

    Applying local adjustments
    • Removing dust and spots
    • Using the Red-Eye tool
    • Using the Advanced Healing brush
    • Using the Graduated Filter tool
    • Using the Radial Gradient tool
    • Selective enhancements with the Adjustment brush

    Black and white images
    • Modifying and enhancing b/w images
    • Split-toning images

    Removing lens distortion
    • Applying lens profile corrections
    • Removing Chromatic Aberration
    • Using the Upright Adjustment options
    • Removing lens vignetting

    Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction
    • Using Sharpen presets
    • Working with the sharpening effect sliders
    • Interpreting the greyscale sharpening previews
    • Luminance and colour noise reduction
    • Noise-reduction tips

    Using Creative Effects
    • Applying Vignettes
    • Adding grain to an image

    Exporting from Lightroom
    • Exporting files
    • Creating export presets

    Questions and answers
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Attendees surveyed15241
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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"Great examples, plenty of time for questions at the end"

"Everything - thank you! "

"Using working examples. Always checking how relevant the training is to us/asking us for examples applicable and appropriate to us."

"Vicki has a great way to teaching, highly recommend! :)"

"Everything :) so happy to have taken my second course with you guys thank-you"

"The Trainer was very good. She explained very clearly the tools of Lightroom and had an excellent knowledge of photography. Probably the best trainer I've had of any Adobe product."

"The trainer on this course was really excellent and one of the best trainers i have come across. That explains the very high scores above."

"Great environment, and small groups!"

"Really benefitted from the small group size. Allows for all sorts of questions and tailoring training to personal needs and requirements. Fantastic explanantions and great examples to work through exercises and practice the work flow/techniques that will be used at home. "

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"Laid back approach, easy to listen to, and understanding of needs. Thanks Vicki"

"Very approachable and not overly technical. Easy to understand."