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Introduction to Lightroom CC

Do you have a lot of images to manage? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a fantastic tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly. Whether you're a busy parent shooting lots of pictures or a professional photographer with many clients, Lightroom will help you get the results you want in a lot less time.

In this course, you can use Lightroom Classic CC (part of Creative Cloud subscription) or Lightroom 6 to see how this powerful program can help you prepare, edit, and organize your photos quickly and effectively. Using Lightroom's non-destructive editing, you'll be able to control how you edit your images and make additional alterations later. So put some polish on your photos, save time, impress clients, and stay organized as you unlock the mysteries of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises in this course will help you perfect your collections of digital photos!

Note: Adobe now has two versions of Lightroom CC: Lightroom Classic CC (for the desktop) and Lightroom CC (for the cloud, desktop and devices). 

This course is written specifically for Lightroom Classic CC and not for the new Lightroom CC.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Introduction to Lightroom CC

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Course Code: lrc

You Will Learn
  • Learn to apply changes to multiple images
  • Develop an efficient image-processing workflow
  • Learn how to organize, tag, and make collections with Lightroom's powerful organization tools
  • Understand how to create customized slideshows and presentations
  • Learn to fine-tune the overall color and lighting of your images
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Save time by learning to prepare, edit, and organize your photos quickly and effectively
  • Confidently edit your images without the fear of losing your original copies
  • Get more organized by sorting and storing your digital photos
Outline
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Week 1

You'll learn how to create an organizational system that works with Lightroom and keeps your images easily available to you. Then, you’ll learn to import, categorize, and sort images for a clean start to managing your images.

Week 2

In this lesson, you'll see how to make quick changes, not just to one image, but to groups and large batches of images. You'll also learn how to work with multiple images and make virtual copies—all part of Lightroom's quick and easy developing tools. Then, we'll begin our exploration of the Develop module and the many tools for editing and adjusting images.

Week 3

In today's lesson, you'll see how to pick the best white balance for your images, use a histogram to adjust the light, and find and correct problem areas with exposure clippings. Then, learn to adjust color by working with contrast, shadows, highlights, saturation, vibrance, and more.

Week 4

We'll work with sharpening and noise-reduction tools in this lesson, and then you'll see how to apply any of the editing options to batches of images, bringing Lightroom's two best features together. You’ll also work with several tools like Red Eye Correction, Spot Removal, and the Adjustment Brush so that you can see how Lightroom corrects subtle issues in selected areas.

Week 5

This lesson is on exporting Lightroom's images, and you'll see that there are many options for size, shape, and further editing. Whether you're working with raw or JPEG, Lightroom will efficiently process your images, save your changes, and provide you images you can upload to printers, create scrapbooks with, or use with Adobe's companion products. Then, you'll see how to use Lightroom's Print module to create a variety of output options.

Week 6

Learn how to rate images with star ratings and color labels, and we'll also look at how to create collections. Finally, you’ll see how to create both a PDF presentation and an MP4 Slideshow with music and special effects from your Lightroom collections.

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Instructors
Beverly Richards Schulz

Beverly Richards Schulz is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and an award-winning photographer. She has been teaching photography for more than 15 years. Since her first class with ed2go in 2000, she has written more than 30 online classes in digital photography and digital editing, and she's had the privilege of working with more than 70,000 students. She has a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley, and a master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education.  She and Eric Johnson are authors of the book Photoshop Elements 14What's New?

An avid digital film photographer, she was an early adopter of digital technology and now teaches digital editing and photography skills to students from around the world. For the last 10 years, she has enjoyed being an adjunct faculty member with the University of San Francisco, teaching history and visual arts, as well as displaying and selling her work through galleries, and she has continued to expand her experience in travel photography and cross-cultural studies. In addition to teaching and photographic work, Beverly and her staff provide consulting services for digital photographers and clients.

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
  • 2 GB of dedicated VRAM is suggested for large, high resolution monitors, such as 4K and 5K-resolution monitors.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic version CC or an updated version of 6 (for example: 6.1).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Notes:

  • Students will need to download zip files and extract images for use in class. We provide basic directions for this, but students should be comfortable with downloading files, saving them on their computers, and locating them for use. Both Macintosh and Windows users are welcome, but Mac users should be aware that the course is written using Windows. Mac-Windows differences are minimal and students with Macs will only need to make a few standard Windows-to-Mac conversions, and we include notes when those need to be made. Instructors have Mac computers and software available to answer questions. The software runs nearly the same on both.
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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