Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

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Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM EST

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Course Description: Our Adobe Photoshop Lightroom training class provides you with hands-on practice using the round trip workflow for editing images. These are vastly different tools that work together for special editing, including combining photos, high-end retouching, removing/repositioning objects in photos, embellishing photographs with text, and many other special effects! In our 2-day training class, you will learn everything you need to start using Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom together.

Prerequisites: Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Required Technical Set-Up:
• Primary computer connected to a second monitor OR second computer to view instructor live
• Reliable High-speed internet connection
• Web Browser: Google Chrome Preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
• 3-Button Computer mouse
• Audio Speaker/Microphone (built-in to computer or external)

Job Roles That Use Photoshop Lightroom:

Projects That Use Photoshop Lightroom:
Photo Editing
Sharing Photos in Lightroom Galleries
Visual Stories
Animated Videos

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Course Outline

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022).

1. A Quick Tour of Lightroom Classic
Understanding how Lightroom works
About catalog files
Managing the photos in your catalog
Managing files and folders
Non-destructive editing
Editing photos in another application
The Lightroom Classic workspace
The top panel
The work area
The Toolbar
The Filmstrip
The side panels
Customizing the workspace
The Lightroom Classic modules
The Lightroom Classic workflow
Importing photos
Reviewing and organizing
Culling your images
Working with collections
Rearranging and deleting images in a collection
Comparing photos side by side
Comparing several photos
Developing and editing
Using Quick Develop in the Library module
Working in the Develop module
Straightening and cropping an image
Adjusting lighting and tonal balance
Creating effects with the Radial Filter tool
Using the Spot Removal tool
Sharing your work by email

2. Bringing Photos into Lightroom Classic
Lightroom is your digital notebook
The import process
Importing photos from a digital camera
Organizing your copied photos in folders
Backup strategies
Renaming files as they are imported
Importing images from a hard disk
Applying metadata
Importing via drag and drop
Evaluating photos before importing
Images that are already imported
Importing to a specific folder
Importing from a watched folder
Tethered shooting
Tethered shooting with a supported camera
Viewing imported photos in the work area
Setting Grid and Loupe view options

3. Exploring the Lightroom Workspace
Importing images into the library
Viewing and managing your images
Adjusting the workspace layout
Resizing panels
Showing and hiding panels or panel groups
Expanding and collapsing panels
Hiding and showing panels
Toggling screen modes
Switching views
Working in Loupe view
Using the Loupe view overlays
Comparing photos
Using Survey view to narrow a selection
Flagging and deleting images
Grouping images in the Quick Collection
Moving images into or out of the Quick Collection
Converting and clearing the Quick Collection
Designating a target collection
Working with the Filmstrip
Hiding the Filmstrip and adjusting its size
Using filters in the Filmstrip
Changing the sorting order of the thumbnails
Using a secondary display

4. Managing Your Photo Library
Importing images into the library
Folders vs. collections
Folders store; they do not organize
Using collections to organize images
The Quick Collection
Creating collections
Pro tip: Automatic collections from folders
Your turn: Make a new collection
Working with collection sets
Duplicating Collection Sets
Collection sets for organizing your work
Smart collections
Taking your collections on the road
Syncing photos from Lightroom Classic
Viewing synced photos on your mobile device
Editing on the site
Using keyword tags
Viewing keyword tags
Adding keyword tags
Working with keyword sets and nesting keywords
Searching by keyword
Using flags and ratings
Flagging images
Assigning ratings
Adding metadata
Tagging faces in the People view
Organizing photos by location
Working in the Map module
Geotagging images captured without GPS data
Saving map locations
Using the Painter tool
Finding and filtering files
Using the Filter bar to find photos
Using the filters in the Filmstrip

5. Developing Basics
Importing images into the library
The Develop module
Reorganize the Develop module
Creating a collection from a previous import
Cropping and rotating images
Changing crop overlays
Using the Straighten tool
Cropping to specific dimensions
Seeing your crop better
What are camera profiles?
Profiles in Lightroom
Using the Profile Browser
Setting your picture’s white balance
Setting exposure and contrast
Adjusting shadows and highlights
Adjusting whites and blacks
Clarity, vibrance, and saturation
Adding detail to your images
Lens corrections and transformations
Using virtual copies for variations
Using snapshots for variations

6. Advanced Editing
Importing images into the library and creating collections
A major change to Lightroom:AI-based selections and masking
Using Select Sky and Select Subject
Adding and Subtracting from Selections
New Color Range and Luminance Selection
Combining several types of masks in one image
AI-based selections also in Lightroom mobile
Using the Linear Gradient tool
Using the Radial Gradient tool
Using the Masking Brush tool
Removing distractions with the Spot Removal tool
Removing sensor spots and syncing changes
Removing objects from photos
HSL and Tone Curve adjustments
Working with the HSL/Color panel
Working with the Tone Curve panel
Creative color and black-and-white effects
Converting a color photo to black and white
Color Grading
The Effects panel
Making panoramas
Merging to a panorama in Lightroom Classic
Headless mode for panoramas
Making HDR images
Merging to HDR in Lightroom Classic
Headless mode for HDR
Creating HDR panoramas
Saving time in Lightroom
Applying previous corrections
Synchronizing corrections
Creating a Develop preset

7. Creating a Photo Book
Importing images into the library
Assembling photos for a book
Working in the Book module
Setting up a photo book
Changing page layouts
Adding page numbers to a photo book
Placing photos in a book layout
Changing the images in a photo book
Working with photo cells
Setting a page background
Adding text to a photo book
Working with text cells
Fine-tuning type
Working with captions
Creating a custom text preset
Saving and reusing custom book page layouts
Creating a saved book
Copying a saved book
Exporting a photo book

8. Creating a Slideshow
Importing images into the library
Assembling photos for a slideshow
Working in the Slideshow module
Choosing a slideshow template
Customizing your slideshow template
Adjusting the slide layout
Setting up the slide background
Adjusting stroke borders and shadows
Adding a text overlay
Creating a saved slideshow
Refining the content of a slideshow
Adding sound and motion to your slideshow
Saving a customized slideshow template
Exporting a slideshow
Playing an impromptu slideshow
My suggested settings for a slideshow

9. Printing Images
Creating a collection from the existing images
About the Lightroom Classic Print module
About layout styles and print templates
Selecting a print template
Specifying the printer and paper size
Customizing print templates
Changing the number of cells
Rearranging the photos in a print layout
Creating stroke and photo borders
Customizing your identity plate
Printing captions and metadata information
Saving your customized print template
Creating a Custom Package print layout
Changing the page background color
Configuring the output settings
Using color management
Color managed by your printer
Color management controlled by Lightroom
Tweaking printed color manually
Saving print settings as an output collection
Printing your job

10. Making Backups and Exporting Photos
Importing images into the library
Preventing data loss
Backing up the catalog file
Exporting metadata
Backing up the library
Exporting images as a catalog
Exporting photos
Exporting JPEG files for onscreen viewing
Exporting as PSD or TIFF for further editing
Exporting as original or DNG for archiving
Using export presets
Creating user presets
Using Multi-Batch Export

11. An Overview of My Workflow
Keep your computer clean
Workflow overview: Hot, medium, and cold
Workflow: Hot status
Importing the pictures
Iterative culling: picks and rejects
Collection sets and collections
Backing up your images
Workflow: Medium status

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training

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  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
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Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.


Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.


Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
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  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

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Yet another wonderful class! The instruction here is not to be missed. -USDA, Victoria (Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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"I've been a combat photographer for over 15 years and the only software I've used is Photoshop. Think BIG. Learn Smart provides a comfortable and professional learning environment that leaves you with the confidence of knowing you now have the knowledge and ability to apply the training to real world situations. The staff is super professional, courteous and supportive. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and know how to teach to all kinds of learners (visual, auditory and kinetic)." - Ben F., DMA (Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Training )