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.
What if you can’t find the Lightroom Tutorial you need?
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 Soft Proofing Soft proofing is a technique used to evaluate how an image will appear once printed and make any changed necessary so that the print will appear as intended. It’s also the source of a lot of confusion. I regularly receive emails from people...read more
Layering Lightroom Presets Lightroom is a great tool for photographers’ helping them manage and process their photos. It also allows for a range of special effects to be created which can then be saved as presets in order to apply them in the future. These presets can...read more
How to Level the Horizon in Lightroom If you have ever taken a Landscape Photograph then it’s quite possible that you have suffered from the common problem of not having your horizon level or your verticals vertical. This is an especially common problem when you are...read more
Are Lightroom Presets Worth It? I have been using Lightroom for many years. I know my way around the Lightroom Develop module and have even published a book on the subject. So why am I such an advocate of using Lightroom Presets? In this article I’m going to explain...read more
Backing up Lightroom Presets When people talk about backing up Lightroom they immediately think about the Lightroom Catalogue. This is understandable given the catalogue is home to a lot of the work you do with your images. Lightroom even has an automated backup...read more
Correcting Converging Verticals in Lightroom Converging verticals is the effect you see where the sides of tall buildings appear to converge inwards. This then gives the building the appearance that it is leaning backwards. You can see an example in the image below....read more
How to Install Lightroom Presets In this tutorial I’m going to explain a couple of ways you can use to install Lightroom Presets to your computer. Whilst I’m using a Mac computer for this, the process is the same on a Windows PC. I’m also using the 2018 version of...read more
How to Add an Image Border in Lightroom I recently posted a tutorial covering how to prepare images for Flickr by adding a border in Photoshop. In this tutorial I'm going to show how to add an image border in Lightroom. You won't need to touch Photoshop at all. The...read more
How to Create a Holga Effect in Lightroom Last night I was busy transferring a tutorial from my old Lenscraft site to this one. The tutorial in question explained how to create a Holga Effect using Photoshop and was written in 2007 (I can't believe it was so long...read more
Editing the Janet's Foss Photo Good processing can make a huge difference to the quality of a photograph. Many people view image editing as a cheating but it's an essential step in modern digital photography. If you don't process your images you won't realise the true...read more
Using Lightroom Photo Merge to Panorama The following video demonstrates the impressive capabilities of the new Lightroom Photo Merge to Panorama feature in Lightroom 6. This new feature makes managing your panorama sequences easy as well as managing the resulting...read more
Keywording in Lightroom Before we jump into Lightroom and start adding keywords I need to say a few things up front: Keywording isn’t fun. I have yet to meet a photographer who enjoys this exercise but where people do agree is that keywording is essential, especially...read more
Introduction to the Lightroom Develop Module The Develop module in Lightroom, as the name suggests is where you “develop” your images. Whilst it’s quite common to think of this module being used to develop RAW files into images, it can also be used to make adjustments...read more
Book Publishing in the Lightroom Book Module I’m sure you can’t help but have noticed the rapid growth in the provision of Print on demand publishers in recent years who offer the photographer the opportunity to publish their own book. I must admit to having been...read more
Image Sharpening with Lightroom Although this article was developed for and is illustrated with Lightroom 3, the same techniques remain valid for the current version of Lightroom. Lightroom 3 has a great workflow built from the ground up around photographers. It also...read more
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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.