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Lightroom Essentials

January 08, 2014 by
Not Free

Ready to take control of your photo library and actually enjoy image processing? Join me in a comprehensive three-day immersion into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom where I cover everything you need to know about importing, managing, and correcting images using Lightroom's non-destructive workspace. Here's what people are saying about the course:

"Wonderful class! I had privately hired someone to teach me about Lightroom, but ultimately, I was unable to understand what Lightroom was capable of or how to navigate it. By the end of the first five sessions with Lesa, I knew I had finally found someone who was capable of teaching Lightroom in a clear and cohesive way. I am so thankful to CreativeLive and to Lesa for putting together instructional courses like this so that I can move forward with my passion for photography and use the tools that others have mastered. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Jan. 11, 2015 by CS

"Fantastic course, I wish I did it a year ago! I've attempted to use Lightroom about 5 times and made a mess of it and lived in fear at every button click. After the end of the day 1 course I'm confident in moving things around, structuring them in a sensible way, deleting collections and understanding the consequences... I'm no longer afraid of what's happening to my original files. Whether you're new to Lightroom or you've been using it for years but you're self taught, this course is perfect. Lesa keeps you interested and teaches it in a way that the information sticks in your head. Thank you Lesa." Aug. 16, 2014 by CL

"Excellent class. I was new to Lightroom and Lesa, as always, explains everything clearly and with humor. I always look forward to her classes." July 20, 2014 by AN

"I have bought courses on Lightroom in the past but this is the best. Lesa is an excellent teacher who explains the steps clearly and reviews her techniques. All or most of her courses on Creative Live are now in my personal library." Feb. 15, 2014 by RT

"Amazing, amazing course -- got off to a fantastic start with lightroom thanks to this -- its packed with tips and timesavers, and gets you from photos on a stick to the finish and even a web page if you like." Feb. 14, 2014 by ED

"I have learned more with this 3 day course than I have learned in school. Thanks Lesa!" Jan. 9, 2014 by CC

"I am a photographer and photo teacher in the Greater Toronto Area. Along with my private clients I am often asked to teach photography classes to the larger photo clubs in the region. I've got a big three-night class coming up on LR in the spring so I thought I'd best check-in with Lesa to see if I was missing anything. LOL learned so much about little timesavers that I bought the course. :) This isn't my first Lightroom course either. Lesa is teaching exactly what the newcomer needs and offers tons of tips for pros. Lisa's explanation of how LR actually works is worth the price of the course alone if you're new to this fabulous database and editing program! As for Lesa she's a wonderful teacher and has a great way of explaining some of technical challenges we all run into when editing. If you're a pro, you'll recoup the price of the course when you edit your next big job." Jan. 8, 2014 by GT

In this course you'll learn how to apply global changes to photos, how to target specific areas for more selective changes, and how to apply changes to multiple photos en masse. You'll also learn how to fix skies, retouch portraits, remove sensor spots and other objects, as well as when and how to switch over to Photoshop (or Elements) for more difficult tasks.

I also show you how to sharpen like a pro (with nods to specific settings for submitting stock imagery), export your photos, apply a wide variety of practical effects, share images via social media networks, add location data, build photo books, create sizzling slideshows, customize print layouts, create gorgeous web galleries, and much more.

By the end of this course, you'll be in love with Photoshop Lightroom and you'll have mastered the art of photo management and non-destructive editing.

This is one of many video courses I created for creativeLIVE.com. The courses are extremely affordable (starting at $29; no subscription required), and you can watch the videos by either streaming them through your web browser or by downloading the movies — in either standard or high-definition. All classes include layered exercise files you can download and follow along with.

To view a detailed course outline and to purchase the course, click here to be taken to creativeLIVE.

To see Lesa’s full list of courses at creativeLIVE, click here.