This is a downloadable course. In other words, you buy it and you own it. This is not a subscription and you only pay once.
Photos Included?: All follow along raw photos included
Lightroom Version Covered: Lightroom Classic CC
Course Length: 62 minutes
Space Required: Approximately 700Mb on your computer
Compatibility: Mac and PC
Import and Organize
Learn the fastest way to import and organize your photos so you can get to the fun stuff even faster.
Develop and Editing
Learn Matt’s “go to” adjustments and what editing controls will give you the look you want.
Only 60 Minutes!
This course is only 60 minutes (well… 62 minutes to be exact). That means you can watch it in an evening and know that you’ll be up and running with Lightroom in one day.
Before / After Images From the Course
Introduction to Light Painting Tools
This first video is more of an introduction to the main light painting and manipulating tools that we’ll use in Lightroom and Photoshop. Along with the quick intro, I’ll share a few tips and tricks on getting the most out of the tools.
Lesson 01: Flowers and Mountains
In this lesson I’ll show you how I create a “roadmap” of sorts to help me see the light and how it should be edited.
Lesson 02: Wildlife Edit
Importing can be a total pain in the butt because there’s a ton of features in that one dialog. In this video, we’re going to cover the ones that really make a difference and will get you moving fast.
Lesson 04: A Quick Tour of the Interface (6 minutes)
In this lesson we’ll take a quick tour of the interface and you’ll learn some of my favorite and most used shortcuts for moving around Lightroom quickly. Also, you’ll find out what to do when you forget that one keyboard shortcut or tip for moving around the interface.
Lesson 05: Organizing Your Photos Part 1 (5 minutes)
Lightroom has plenty of ways to organize your photos. In this first video on organizing we’re going to start with the simplest way to let Lightroom know you “like” a photo and how to always find your favorites.
Lesson 06: Organizing Your Photos Part 2 (4 minutes)
While we don’t have to do a ton of things to organize, there is one special technique that will make your life SO much easier when it comes to getting to your favorite photos.
Lesson 07: Develop Basics Part 1 (6 minutes)
Here’s where we get to the really good stuff – editing your photos. In this first video we’ll cover the basics. The good news is that the Basic panel in Lightroom probably accounts for about 80% of what I do to my photos. Once you master this area, you’ll have no trouble learning the rest.
Lesson 08: Develop Basics Part 2 (6 minutes)
While we won’t go over every setting in Develop, there are a few more you’ll want to know about that can make a big impact on your photo editing.
Lesson 09: The Brush and Graduated Filters (7 minutes)
This is BY FAR the most important part of my photo editing process. The brushes and graduated filters are what (for me at least) give me that “WOW” factor in my photos and I’d give up every other tool as long as I could keep these 🙂
Lesson 10: External Editing in Photoshop (6 minutes)
Lightroom also let’s you jump to other external editors like Photoshop, ON1, Luminar, to name just a few. In this lesson you’ll learn the exact workflow to edit in another program and how to get there and back so Lightroom always knows where your photo is.
Lesson 11: Exporting and Saving Photos (4 minutes)
There is no official “Save” button in Lightroom. But there is a way to get your photos (and the changes you’ve made to them) out of Lightroom so you can share with the rest of the world.
Lesson 12: Printing and Books (7 minutes)
Lastly, we’ll talk a little about printing and making books in Lightroom. If you’ve wanted your photos in more than a digital format, then these two modules are where to go.