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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Course

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Essential software for extraordinary photography.

Adobe and Microsoft courses discount

From now until 30 June 2019, enrol in any combination of two Microsoft or Adobe courses and receive a 20% discount. These courses appear in the Microsoft and Adobe sections of our website. The discount will apply automatically on checkout. Standard terms and conditions apply.

Once two courses are added to your shopping cart the discount will apply automatically. Enrolments made as part of this offer are non-refundable and this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

This course is delivered using Adobe Creative Cloud
This course is delivered using the latest versions of Adobe software from Adobe Creative Cloud. Older versions of Adobe products may not include some features available within Adobe Creative Cloud CC 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.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.


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

Professional and/or passionate photographers wanting to add the finishing touches to their shots.


You should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse.

Delivery style

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.

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
  • 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.

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What others say.

  • Tutor was fantastic and layed the foundation for using Lightroom as a cataloguing and organising system very soundly. I wish I had done this well-structured course years ago.
  • 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.
  • Robin was very knowledgeable and patient. Great to have a small class size allowing for personal attention. Felt well informed and excited to try out my new knowledge as soon as I got home!