Adobe Lightroom Tutorials for Photographers

Although Adobe Lightroom is easier to learn than Adobe Photoshop, it can still be demanding. That’s why I’ve published a series of high-quality Adobe Lightroom Tutorials, specifically written for photographers. Using this page, you’re able to browse all the Lightroom tutorials on Lenscraft in date order, based on the publishing date. I’m adding and updating these tutorials on a regular basis as Adobe release new features, so be sure to bookmark the page.

Can’t find a Lightroom Tutorial?

This is easy. Use the contact form at the bottom of this page to let me know what you’re looking for. If it’s something that might help others, I will develop and publish a new tutorial. In fact, most of the Adobe Lightroom tutorials I’ve published on Lenscraft are responding to requests or questions.

Adobe Lightroom CC or Classic

Back in October 2017, Adobe launched Lightroom Classic CC. Up until this time Lightroom had always been Lightroom or Lightroom CC. But with the October 2017 launch, what had been Lightroom CC suddenly became Lightroom Classic CC. The name Lightroom CC then became a new Lightroom version of Lightroom which offers cloud-based photo management and editing. The downside is that it also works slightly differently to what you might consider to be “regular Lightroom” (Adobe Lightroom Classic CC). You can check which you have installed using the Adobe Creative Cloud application.

All the tutorials I’ve published relate to the Lightroom Classic CC version of Lightroom unless clearly stated otherwise.

Adobe Lightroom Tutorials in Date Order

Below are the Lenscraft Lightroom tutorials listed in date order. When you get to the bottom of the page, look out for the “Older entries” link to view the next page of tutorials.

Lightroom Presets Folder and Organisation

Lightroom Presets Folder and Organisation

Organising Your Lightroom Presets Folder In this tutorial, we’re going to take a close look at the Lightroom Presets Folder.  You will learn about: Where to find the Lightroom Presets Folder. How Lightroom Presets are Stored. The changes Adobe made in April 2018 to...

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What are Lightroom Presets

What are Lightroom Presets

What are Lightroom Presets In this tutorial, we are going to answer the question "what are Lightroom Presets". But we're also going to look at: How to create your own Lightroom Presets, and What are the benefits of using Lightroom Presets To do this, we'll be using...

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What is Soft Proofing in Lightroom

What is Soft Proofing in Lightroom

What is Soft Proofing in Lightroom In my printing tutorials, I strongly recommend the process of soft proofing using Adobe Lightroom. If you’re now asking yourself “what is soft proofing in Lightroom”, this tutorial will explain what you need to know. What is Soft...

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Using Lightroom Transform to Fix Converging Verticals

Using Lightroom Transform to Fix Converging Verticals

Using Lightroom Transform to Fix Converging Verticals If you’ve ever tried to photograph a tall building you’ve probably run into problems like converging verticals. This is where buildings appear to lean backwards in a photograph as the “vertical” sides of the...

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Lightroom Color Grading for Dramatic Sunsets

Lightroom Color Grading for Dramatic Sunsets

Lightroom Color Grading Tutorial In this tutorial I'm going to explain Lightroom Color Grading and how you can use it to enhance your photography. I've also produced this accompanying video to demonstrate the technnique. Lightroom Color Grading Video I published this...

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Ingenious Ways to Create a Lightroom Mask

Ingenious Ways to Create a Lightroom Mask

Ingenious Ways to Create a Lightroom Mask To produce great photography with Lightroom, you need to learn to create a Lightroom mask or selection. It's a crucial image editing skill. Historically if you wanted to create a detailed or precise mask, you had to use...

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Using the Lightroom Clone and Heal Tool (Video)

Using the Lightroom Clone and Heal Tool (Video)

Using the Lightroom Clone and Heal Tool Recently I posted a video showing how I had captured and processed some images of Holm Fell in the Lake District. Following this I received a few comments saying the editing was difficult to follow. I had assumed everyone would...

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How to Create Custom Lightroom Profiles

How to Create Custom Lightroom Profiles

How to Create Custom Lightroom Profiles Have you ever wanted to create custom Lightroom profiles for your camera? Perhaps you have seen the excellent film profiles that ship with the Fuji cameras and want something similar for your camera. Have seen some of the...

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Installing Camera Profiles in Lightroom for Windows and Mac

Installing Camera Profiles in Lightroom for Windows and Mac

Installing Camera Profiles in Lightroom for Windows and Mac Installing camera profiles in Lightroom can be tricky and frustrating. It’s difficult to know exactly where to install the profiles and if they don’t work, the process can leave you scratching your head. In...

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Dramatic Black & White Conversion in Lightroom

Dramatic Black & White Conversion in Lightroom

Dramatic Black & White Conversion in Lightroom The accepted wisdom in Photography circles is that to produce a dramatic Black & White conversion you need special software or plug-ins. Lightroom has tools to create black and white conversions but you can’t...

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Lightroom Sharpening for Small Sensor Cameras

Lightroom Sharpening for Small Sensor Cameras

Lightroom Sharpening for Small Sensor Cameras Sharpening your images is essential to show them at their best. This is especially true if you photograph using RAW format. Lightroom is one of the most popular, if not the most popular RAW converter. If you’re using...

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Working with Lightroom Video

Working with Lightroom Video

Tips for Working with Lightroom This is a short video tutorial published on my You Tube channel. It demonstrates some of the often overlooked features for working with Lightroom more efficiently. It covers the history snapshot panels in the Develop module. It also...

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Lightroom Doesn’t Support My Camera

Lightroom Doesn’t Support My Camera

Lightroom Doesn’t Support My Camera Have you ever had that sinking feeling of disappointment, when you buy a new camera and then realise Lightroom won’t support it? I recall once buying a Sony NEX5 almost as soon as it launched. I was so excited to find out how good...

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Lightroom Spot Removal Tool

Lightroom Spot Removal Tool

Lightroom Spot Removal Tool Dust and spots can appear on camera sensors at any time causing photographers a real headache. Lightroom provides a some well thought out tools to help tackle the problems caused by a dirty sensor. This tutorial explains how to make the...

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How to Fix Blurry Photographs in Lightroom

How to Fix Blurry Photographs in Lightroom

How to Fix Blurry Photographs in Lightroom This article describes how you to fix blurry photographs in Lightroom, using the sharpening tools found in the Develop module. It happens to us all at some time when we pursue our photography. Perhaps we rush a shot, use too...

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Take your Adobe Lightroom Skills to a new Level

If you want to go beyond simple tutorials, consider one of my Adobe Lightroom books. For around the same price as a photography magazine, you can get expert advice and explanations.

Written by a photographer for photographers.

Request an Adobe Lightroom Tutorial

If you’ve browsed the Lightroom tutorials and still can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch. Use the contact form below to let me know what you’re looking for. It may be that I’ve already covered the subject and can help. If I haven’t, I may be able to write and publish a new tutorial for you.

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