Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book (2023 Release)

Book description

Turn hours of image editing into minutes and keep your photography library organized with Lightroom Classic.

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book contains lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. When you're looking for inspiration you can peruse the Artist Spotlights sections, which highlight industry leaders and their work.

Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to:

  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book

  • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step

What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic software.


Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Pearson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  7. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Lightroom Classic
    5. Online content
    6. Understanding Lightroom catalog files
    7. Getting ready to go mobile
    8. Getting help
  8. 1. A Quick Tour of Lightroom Classic
    1. Understanding how Lightroom works
    2. The Lightroom Classic workspace
    3. The Lightroom Classic modules
    4. The Lightroom Classic workflow
    5. Developing and editing
    6. Sharing your work by email
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  9. Photography Showcase: Mary Bel
  10. 2. Bringing Photos Into Lightroom Classic
    1. Getting started
    2. Lightroom is your digital notebook
    3. The import process
    4. Importing photos from a digital camera
    5. Importing images from a hard disk
    6. Importing via drag and drop
    7. Evaluating photos before importing
    8. Images that are already imported
    9. Importing to a specific folder
    10. Importing from a watched folder
    11. Tethered shooting
    12. Viewing imported photos in the work area
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  11. Photography Showcase: Gregory Heisler
  12. 3. Exploring the Lightroom Workspace
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing and managing your images
    3. Adjusting the workspace layout
    4. Toggling screen modes
    5. Switching views
    6. Working in Loupe view
    7. Flagging and deleting images
    8. Grouping images in the Quick Collection
    9. Working with the Filmstrip
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  13. Photography Showcase: Latanya Henry
  14. 4. Managing Your Photo Library
    1. Getting started
    2. Folders vs. collections
    3. Using collections to organize images
    4. Taking your collections on the road
    5. Using keyword tags
    6. Using flags and ratings
    7. Adding metadata
    8. Tagging faces in the People view
    9. Organizing photos by location
    10. Finding and filtering files
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  15. Photography Showcase: Joe Conzo
  16. 5. Developing Basics
    1. Getting started
    2. The Develop module
    3. Creating a collection from a previous import
    4. Cropping and rotating images
    5. What are camera profiles?
    6. Setting your picture’s white balance
    7. Setting exposure and contrast
    8. Adjusting shadows and highlights
    9. Adjusting shadows and highlights
    10. Clarity, vibrance, and saturation
    11. Adding detail to your images
    12. Lens corrections and transformations
    13. Using snapshots for variations
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  17. Photography Showcase: Binuk Varghese
  18. 6. Advanced Editing
    1. Using the Linear Gradient tool
    2. Removing distractions with the Healing tool
    3. Removing sensor spots and syncing changes
    4. HSL and Tone Curve adjustments
    5. Creative color and black-and-white effects
    6. Making panoramas
    7. Making HDR images
    8. Creating HDR panoramas
    9. Saving time in Lightroom
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  19. Photography Showcase: Sara Lando
  20. 7. Creating a Photo Book
    1. Getting started
    2. Working in the Book module
    3. Adding text to a photo book
    4. Creating a saved book
    5. Exporting a photo book
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  21. Photography Showcase: Felix Hernandez
  22. 8. Creating a Slideshow
    1. Getting started
    2. Working in the Slideshow module
    3. Customizing your slideshow template
    4. Creating a saved slideshow
    5. Refining the content of a slideshow
    6. Adding sound and motion to your slideshow
    7. Saving a customized slideshow template
    8. Exporting a slideshow
    9. Playing an impromptu slideshow
    10. My suggested settings for a slideshow
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  23. Photography Showcase: Tito Herrerag
  24. 9. Printing Images
    1. Getting started
    2. About the Lightroom Classic Print module
    3. About layout styles and print templates
    4. Selecting a print template
    5. Customizing print templates
    6. Creating a Custom Package print layout
    7. Configuring the output settings
    8. Using color management
    9. Saving print settings as an output collection
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  25. 10. Making Backups and Exporting Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Preventing data loss
    3. Backing up the catalog file
    4. Backing up the library
    5. Exporting photos
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  26. 11. An Overview of my Workflow
    1. Keep your computer clean
    2. Workflow overview: Hot, medium, and cold
    3. Workflow: Hot status
    4. Workflow: Medium status
    5. Workflow: Cold status
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  27. Index
  28. Contributor
  29. Production Notes
  30. Conclusion
  31. Bonus Lesson: Publishing your Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Publishing photos from the Library
    3. The Lightroom Classic Web module
    4. Customizing your web gallery
    5. Specifying output settings
    6. Previewing the gallery
    7. Saving your custom template
    8. Creating a saved web gallery
    9. Exporting your gallery
    10. Uploading your gallery to a web server
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Classroom in a Book (2023 Release)
  • Author(s): Rafael Concepcion
  • Release date: March 2023
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780137983506