Centre for Continuing Education

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Course

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Essential software for extraordinary photography.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

Are you taking photographs for work or as a hobby?

This one-day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom course is specifically designed for photographers wanting to better manage their workflow, and edit and manipulate their images.

Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom you can create collections, add keywords and work with multiple images or files. You can adjust image colour, shadows and lighting, and even create copyright information and image watermarks to protect your work.

Your own Adobe Creative Cloud account is required for this course. For further details, see 'Before the course'.


The aim of this course is to equip you with the essential skills needed to manage the use of both hardware and image manipulation workflow software.


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

  • navigate the Lightroom interface and adjust the preference panel
  • use Adobe shortcut keys to improve your workflow
  • develop profiles and presents
  • set flags, rating and colour labels
  • create and manipulate keywords
  • create collections, develop catalogues and create copyright information and image watermarks
  • use the creative panel to develop your images – adjust their colour, convert colour images to black and white, apply Grain, Optics, Sharpening Vignetting and Colour Grading to both single and multiple images, apply presets to photos and create custom presets
  • explore the viewing options, grid, loupe, compare, survey and face detect
  • create and optimise your photos for printing, set up and apply printer settings, save and customise settings, change and manage resolution
  • create and arrange your images into a printable book format that is acceptable with most quick print service provider, then export your book as a Blurb, PDF or JPEG file
  • create and preview a slideshow, adjust basic slide and backdrop options, adjust timing, add text overlays to slides, adjust crossfades, adjust playback options * add a soundtrack and export a slideshow as a PDF or video (mp4)
  • create an interactive HTML5 website, explore the gallery options, add metadata; preview the website 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


  • Layout settings
  • Print settings and options
  • Export options and file formats


  • 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

Designed for professional and/or personal photographers who work with multiple images.


This introductory course assumes little or no knowledge of the software. Basic computer skills are required.

Delivery style

Presenter-taught training in a computer lab where you can use a CCE desktop computer or bring your own device.

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.


Course materials are provided electronically.

Before the course

You will need an Adobe Creative Cloud account to participate. If you do not have an existing account you can purchase one here. Please bring your account login details with you to class.

IMPORTANT: For security reasons, you MUST remember to sign out of your Adobe Creative Cloud account at the end of class.

Additional information

This course is delivered using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic software.


  • $50 repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Expert trainer
  • Small class size
  • CCE Statement of Completion

Apply for the IT repeat discount.

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What others say.

  • Great, interesting teacher. Very ready to answer any questions you have.
  • 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 tutor was excellent in terms of both knowledge and presentation. Venue and catering were also fine. Very satisfied.
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