Adobe Photographer’s Workflow Hands On - Lightroom & Photoshop

What You'll Learn

This is the perfect hands-on introduction to the incredible power of editing images with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. These two products do it all. You will be immersed in a professional workflow that will have your images cataloged and organized. The images will be edited to their full potential and ready to publish to print or screen.

What To Expect

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

  • Importing Images
  • Organizing your archive
  • JPG vs RAW workflow differences
  • Keywords
  • Ratings
  • Groupings
  • Filters, Searches and Collections
  • Exports 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 Lr):

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

Photoshop continues the more detailed and comprehensive image edits with:

  • Masks and Selections
  • Smart Objects and Layers
  • Master Sharpening workflow
  • Text
  • Composite images for other use
  • Sizing and Color conversions
  • Layers, modes, blending, and compositing

If any (or all) of this terminology is intimidating, don't worry! 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.

An Important, Special Note About Adobe's New Names for Lightroom

If you are asking yourself, "which Lightroom do I want?", please read the following:

Adobe has recently updated, renamed and enhanced the Lightroom program world! Some of the details and names are confusing but essentially there is now a full mobile/cloud version for mobile devices, web browsers and desktop computers. While the original Lightroom for the desktop has been updated and enhanced. Here are the facts:

Lightroom CC (formerly known as Lightroom Mobile) is the cloud-native programs for phones and pads. But now there are versions for web browsers and desktop Mac and Windows computers too. It stores everything in the cloud so you can access all of your photos from any point. It has been quite useful on our smart-phones but the desktop and web versions are new so their features are limited now. Many pundits think that this is the future and its feature set will continue to improve but full use will depend upon very fast (and dependable) internet access.

Lightroom Classic CC (formerly Lightroom CC - do you see the naming problem?!) is the latest version of the Lightroom we have been using on our desktop computers with its professional image editing and organization workflow. This new version has performance enhancements and other improvements. This is the next advancement of Lightroom CC 2015 and Lightroom 6. It stores all of your photos on your computer, as it always has.

If you're trying to figure out which Lightroom you need, contact us and our instructor (Steve Gandy) will help you figure it out. Please note that the $9.99/mo. Photography Plan gives the buyer Photoshop, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC with 20GB of online storage. So, you can try them both may end up using both for different parts of your workflow!

This information is subject to change :-).

Who Should Take This

If you are a serious photographer at any level, pro, enthusiast or hobbyist, you need 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, consider taking the full day Adobe Lightroom Hands-On and the full day Photoshop for Photographers class. The content is the same as this class but the student's time on task is doubled.

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

March 24, 2019 / 9am - 5pm

In Boulder Location


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