Lightroom CC is part of a whole cloud-based ecosystem that makes not just your photos but your Lightroom library and its organisation available everywhere. Here’s how it works.
Lightroom tutorials: how to use Lightroom
You can learn how to use Lightroom by experimenting with individual tools and following other people's editing processes. You don't have to know every tool inside out! You will probably find you use a handful of tools all the time and scarcely use others at all.
These Lightroom tutorials cover both old and new versions of Lightroom. Most are for Lightroom Classic CC, but some newer articles cover Lightroom Classic too.
Today, you can only get Lightroom (both versions) as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plans. Lightroom Classic CC is the 'old' desktop-first Lightroom, Lightroom CC is the new 'web-first' Lightroom. You can read more here: Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic CC.
The new Versions feature in Lightroom CC is interesting, but it is NOT the same as Virtual Copies, and the way it works could mean lost edits and lots of frustration if you don’t understand what it’s doing.
Curves adjustments are one of the key tools in photo editing, and Lightroom offers three ways of making curves adjustments. What’s more, the curves tools look different in Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. Complicated? Not once it’s explained…
White balance is one of the central image adjustments in any photo editing workflow. Here’s how the white balance tools in Lightroom CC work. 1 Edit button Click this to open the Edit tools sidebar. This is where most of Lightroom CC’s editing tools are found. 2 Color panel The Lightroom Edit panels expand and […]
Lightroom CC offers a range of Presets and you can create or save your own. But Presets use a combination of editing tools and effects, while there is another, more basic adjustment you can make to the look of your photos with Profiles. Profiles have been around in Lightroom for some time, but it’s only […]
Lightroom comes in two versions. Lightroom Classic CC, the ‘desktop’ version, is probably the most popular, especially amongst long-term Lightroom users, but Lightroom CC has a lot to commend it. On the downside, it means paying extra for Adobe Creative Cloud storage – the 20GB with the regular Photography Plan is not enough, and the […]
The Lightroom HDR merge option has been around for a while, so how does it work and how does it compare to a dedicated HDR tool?
The default processing for camera RAW files in Lightroom is a reasonable start but quite often you find yourself making the same adjustments time and time again for specific cameras. I get that particularly with my Fujifilm X30. It’s a few years old now and has a pretty small sensor that’s prone to noise, but […]
There are a handful of basic tweaks you just know you’re going to want to apply to each image.
In photography, things don’t always come together as you’d want them to. Sometimes you get wonderful lighting but there’s no effective subject in front of the camera for bringing it out, and sometimes you’ve got a good subject but the lighting isn’t right. This is one of those situations. I thought the couple walking a […]