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Lightroom Essentials: The Develop Module

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Get the most out of the Develop Module in Adobe Lightroom®. Discover the secrets to beautifully enhanced photographs and cut your editing time in half!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Juan Pons
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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Develop an efficient workflow in Lightroom with guidance from professional photographer Juan Pons. First, review editing essentials for flawlessly enhanced photos. Then, learn how to balance your images, and increase clarity, vibrance and saturation in a natural way. Next, get comfortable with your history panel and use presets with confidence. Cropping and leveling your photos is made easy with Juan’s helpful tips. Plus, find out how to adjust overall brightness in your images and work with the HSL panel to manipulate color and sharpness. Then, create a black and white masterpiece and add grain to your images for an artful effect. Finally, discover how to edit large groups of images at once using external editors, third-party plug-ins and more!

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Lightroom Advantage
Meet your instructor, professional photographer Juan Pons, and preview the techniques you'll learn to efficiently develop and enhance your images. Gain insight into how Lightroom's nondestructive editing works, and become familiar with the sliders, menus and tools that will streamline your workflow.
2. Editing Basics
3. History, Snapshots & Presets
4. Cropping & Local Adjustments
5. Enhancing Effects & Corrective Alterations
6. Creative Transformations
7. Batch Editors & External Programs

Recommended with this class

  • Adobe Lightroom software
  • Digital images for practice

Taught by

Juan Pons
Juan Pons
Juan Pons has been a photographer for more than 20 years. His images have been featured in numerous publications, including the magazines Sierra, Nature Conservancy, Audubon, American Photo and many others. Juan teaches photography workshops all over the world, and also hosts The Digital Photography Experience podcast with his friend and fellow Craftsy instructor, Rick Sammon.

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