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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Course

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Essential software for extraordinary photography.

Lightroom makes digital photography easier, faster, and more amazing. Learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom the smart way with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This course is delivered using Adobe Creative Cloud
This course is delivered using the latest versions of Adobe software from the Adobe Creative Cloud. Courses are suitable for users of Adobe product versions CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and all CC versions. Older versions of Adobe products may not include some features available within Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 versions and some visual and functional differences may exist. Project files created in Adobe Premiere Pro as part of training may not be compatible with earlier versions.

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This Adobe Photoshop Lightroom course will streamline your digital photography workflow and show you how to manage your photo collection with ease. Learn how to create libraries and make fine adjustments to create web galleries to showcase your talents. It is ideal for both professional and passionate photographers who wish to add those finishing touches to their shots.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Explore the basics of the Lightroom interface; import photos and set various import options; change views in the library and make basic adjustments; adjust the Lightroom interface; and use keyboard shortcuts to improve efficiency.
  2. Flag, rate, stack, sort, and cull photos by using Survey view; create and manipulate keywords; create collections; filter photos in Grid view; and synchronise develop settings and metadata adjustments within groups of photos.
  3. Apply presets to photos, adjust white balance, make basic tonal adjustments, use history steps to revert to previous versions of photos, create snapshots, compare before and after versions of photos, adjust tone curves, make precise shadow and highlight adjustments, adjust colour, convert photos to grayscale, create split-tone effects, crop and straighten photos, make precise detail adjustments, copy and paste adjustments between photos, and create custom presets.
  4. Preview a slideshow, adjust basic slide and backdrop options, save custom slideshow settings as a template, add text overlays to slides, adjust the size and placement of photos, adjust playback options for a slideshow, and export a slideshow as a PDF.
  5. Adjust the way photos are arranged on pages, including single photo layouts and multiple photo layouts; and adjust output settings, including basic printing options and colour management options.
  6. Create a Flash-based web gallery, including adding text, adjusting layout and colours, and adding photo information; preview a web gallery and upload it to a host server.


This Adobe Photoshop Lightroom training course covers the following topics:

Lightroom overview

  • Importing photos
  • Viewing photos
  • The Lightroom interface

The library

  • Sorting photos
  • Organising photos
  • Group photo adjustments
  • Export options

Developing photos

  • Basic adjustments
  • Managing adjustments
  • Tone curves and colour adjustments
  • Grayscale and split toning
  • Cropping and straightening
  • Detail adjustments
  • Duplicating adjustments


  • Slide and backdrop settings
  • Slide overlays and layout
  • Playback and export settings

Printing photos

  • Print layout
  • Output control

Web galleries

  • Create a web gallery
  • Output a web gallery

Intended Audience

This course is suitable for both professional and passionate photographers who wish to add finishing touches to their shots.

Delivery Style

This course is presented as practical, instructor-led computer-based training. You will have dedicated access to a computer, so you can follow instructor training and work through in-class activities.

Before the course

Prior to attending this course, participants should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse.

Additional Information

Please bring a USB flash drive to class if you would like to make a copy of your work or any relevant class materials. Alternatively, you can save these to a cloud storage space or email them to your personal email address.


  • $50 repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Student notes – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • I flew 14 hours to get to this class, seriously, that’s how keen/desperate I was to learn the content of this course. The class did not disappoint, it covered what was outlined from the blurb on the website in the most time-effective and professional manner. Our tutor was nothing short of amazing, engaging everyone in the class with his humour and knowledge. So for getting started with LightRoom, this class I would highly recommend.

  • The course was fantastic! I now feel really equipped to dive headfirst into Adobe Lightroom, despite having never used it before my course. The tutor was brilliant - - was super helpful and knew the stuff – so knowledgeable! The venue was also fantastic – so central and close to parking, transport and delicious lunch options. I would definitely recommend this course, the tutor and the venue.

  • The course, trainer and venue were all excellent. Thank you for a positive experience.

  • This course was great and the lecturer was engaging and knowledgable.

  • Course was great, tutor was very accommodating, recognising that different people are at different levels and also using different types of computers.

  • The presenter was fantastic! Excellent teacher, have already recommended the course to others and looking at taking more of his courses.

  • Great, interesting teacher. Very ready to answer any questions you have.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Course

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What others say.

  • It was really valuable to me to have the opportunity to repeat the Lightroom course FOC within a six month period. Whilst I got a great deal out of the first course, there was a lot to absorb, and my repeat session today was invaluable in consolidating my understanding. An additional consideration for me in choosing the Sydney Uni course, was the availability of an Apple computer for each student. Many LR courses assume that students can bring their own laptop, however I work from a desktop computer, and dont own a laptop.
  • A very positive experience. In addition to the tutor's extensive knowledge of the Lightroom product, they also had a real talent in explaining complex concepts in the simplest terms.
  • The tutor was excellent in terms of both knowledge and presentation. Venue and catering were also fine. Very satisfied.