Adobe Photographer's Workflow Hands On - Lightroom & Photoshop

What You'll Learn

This is the perfect hands-on introduction to the incredible power of organizing and editing images with industry-standard Adobe tools. In this full-day course you'll learn how to use Adobe Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop - these two products do it all! You will be immersed in a professional workflow for cataloging and organizing your images with Adobe Lightroom, as well as editing them to bring out their full potential - ready to publish or print - with Adobe Photoshop.

What's Covered

The Lightroom - Photoshop workflow begins with comprehensive portfolio organization tools and processes in Lightroom. This class will cover:

  • Importing Images
  • Organizing your archive
  • JPG vs. RAW workflow differences, pros and cons
  • Using keywords for organization
  • Rating images
  • Groupings
  • Filters, searches and collections
  • Exporting for screen, print, web and presentation

Lightroom and Photoshop's first, and most important editing tool is Adobe Camera Raw (called the Develop Module in Lightroom). We'll cover the following techniques using this tool:

  • Non-destructive image editing
  • Tone adjustments
  • Color adjustments
  • Targeted area adjustments
  • Lens corrections and more

Next we will dive into Photoshop to continue refining our images with this powerful tool. Using Photoshop we will:

  • Masks and selections
  • Smart objects and layers
  • Master sharpening workflow
  • Text
  • Composite images
  • Sizing and color conversions
  • Layers, modes, blending, and compositing

Don't worry, if any (or all) of this terminology is intimidating. Throughout this course you'll be introduced to these concepts in a friendly way and will be able to apply all of these new techniques easily to enhance your own projects.

Which Version of Adobe Lightroom Will Be Covered

This class uses the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. This is the most fully featured version. It is the computer desktop version, not the mobile one (Lightroom).

Computer Requirement

This is a hands-on class where you'll "learn by doing". Therefore you'll need a computer. If you need any particular software installed, that will be detailed below. Not all programs require special software so if there isn't any detailed listed below you will only need a computer with a up-to-date web browser. We always recommend that if you have one, that you bring your own computer if at all possible. However, if you need one, we have several Apple iMac workstations with all the necessary software that are available by reservation for only $20 per day. You can reserve a computer rental using this form but you must complete your registration first. In most cases, the class will be taught with the Macintosh version of the software but generally the only difference between the Mac and Windows version is the keyboard shortcuts, using the Command key on Mac and the Control key on Windows.

If you would like to take your class work and sample projects home, please be sure to bring a Mac compatible portable drive with 4GB of free space.

Adobe Creative Cloud

This class will be presented from the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you are using your own computer for the class, it is important that you have the latest version installed! Adobe offers a free 7-day trial of the Creative Cloud.

Who Should Take This

If you are a serious photographer at any level, pro, enthusiast or hobbyist, you want a coherent image processing and organizing workflow. Adobe’s Photography Plan is all of that and more. You’ll be set to begin the workflow you need in a professional manner. If you need more hands-on time after this class, consider taking the full dayAdobe Lightroom Hands-On and the full day Adobe Photoshop Hands-On.

Presented By Steve Gandy

Steve Gandy

Steve Gandy is an educator, trainer, technology support professional and life-long photographer. Steve has introduced the ins-and-outs of digital photography to students young and old since 1995 and has been involved in education since 1978. His photography is varied but he focuses on nature, travel, and sports. Steve has contributed to training books and websites on Photoshop Elements, StarOffice/OpenOffice and other educational topics. He leads photographic tours to the southern Utah canyon lands.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $249.00

Non-Members: $279.00

Available Dates

December 7, 2019 / 9am - 5pm

In Boulder Location


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