Lightroom 2024 is a powerful photo editing and organization tool that makes creating professional-looking photos incredibly easy! In this tutorial, we’ll cover the basics, including importing, organizing, and exporting files, as well as essential editing techniques. We’ll explore our favorite new tools like Color Grading, AI Masking, Lens Blur, Adaptive Presets, and more.
Follow along with the included 180 images as we show you how Lightroom can help you work faster, smarter and more efficiently!
The Color Grading Tool is a powerful and versatile tool that can help you to improve your photos in a variety of ways. By experimenting with the different sliders and settings, you can create stunning and unique effects in your photos.
Want to create a cozy, warm vibe? The Color Grading Tool has you covered. Feeling a little mysterious and cool? It’s got your back. And if you’re aiming for some Hollywood drama, it’s the perfect tool for the job!.
Using the Color Grading Wheels
The Color Grading Tool features three color wheels: one for shadows, one for midtones, and one for highlights. Each color wheel allows you to adjust the hue, saturation, and luminance of colors in that tonal range.
To use a color wheel, simply click and drag on the colored circle. Dragging the circle around the wheel will change the hue of the color. Dragging the circle towards the center will decrease the saturation, while dragging it towards the edge will increase the saturation.
AI Masking in Lightroom
Adobe Lightroom’s new AI masking tool is a game-changer for photo editing. It allows you to automatically select people, objects, and even backgrounds with just a click. This can save you hours of time and effort, especially if you’re working with complex images.
The AI masking tool is incredibly accurate, and it can even select objects that are partially obscured or out of focus. It’s also very easy to use. Simply click on the object or area you want to select, and Lightroom will do the rest!.
AI Masking for Creative Effects
One of the most exciting things about the AI masking tool is its potential for creative effects. By selectively applying filters or effects to different parts of your photo, you can create unique and eye-catching images.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the AI masking tool to select the sky in a landscape photo and change the saturation, exposure and more in just a few click! Also, you’ll learn how to select one or more subjects of your portraits and apply tailored edits.
A Streamlined Workflow
Organize Like a Pro
Lightroom makes it easy to organize your photos by date, location, keyword, and other criteria. You can also create collections of your favorite photos or photos from specific projects.
Save Time and Stress
Finding the photos you’re looking for is much easier when they’re organized. This can save you a lot of time when you’re working on a project or simply trying to find a specific photo. With Lightroom, you can create folders, collections, and albums to organize your photos. In this tutorial, we’ll teach you the best way to do it!
Virtual Copies: Endless Creativity
Virtual copies are Lightroom’s superpower! They allow you to create endless versions of your photos without taking up any extra space. With virtual copies, you can experiment with different edits, create different versions for different purposes, and collaborate with others without fear of losing your original photo.
Protect Your Work
Adding a watermark or copyright information to your photos is a great way to protect your intellectual property and to promote your work. Lightroom makes it easy to add watermarks and copyright information to your photos, and you can customize the appearance and placement of the information to suit your needs.
A Seamless Transition
No PHLEARN tutorial is complete without a touch of Photoshop! In this one, you’ll learn how to send an image to Photoshop for more complex edits, and then bring it back to Lightroom for organization and sharing.
Generative Fill is a new feature in Photoshop that uses artificial intelligence to help you add or remove content from your images. It’s still under development, but it’s already pretty powerful! In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can incorporate this tool to your Lightroom workflow, to get the best possible results.
Lightroom Learning Path
If you love Lightroom, we recommend exploring the other tutorials in our Lightroom Learning Path. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, this comprehensive guide will help you make the most of this powerful software and bring your creative vision to life. Follow this link to access the Photoshop Learning Path.
PHLEARN Founder – Class Instructor
Aaron Nace is a photographer, Photoshop artist and founder of PHLEARN. He is the #1 Photoshop instructor in the world with millions of YouTube subscribers.