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Photo Editing 1: Lightroom Edition

Take your photos from good to great with Lightroom!


If you only take ONE online class in your life, this is it.

I didn't know it then, but when I got my first digital camera, my life would change forever. In the (roughly 12) years since, I've taken tens of thousands of photographs on various cameras and devices, trying to capture the breathtaking beauty of the simple life that surrounds me. In the end, our photographs are the primary way we capture our memories and stories, and this makes them infinitely precious. I know you're the same way - you there, with at least three ways of taking photographs within arm's reach of you at all times? Yeah, I can see you. And I can tell you that when you combine your photographs with some edits in Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop, they will truly make your heart sing. I'll show you how!

Our Goal: Learn Simple Editing Processes

This course focuses on global editing - things you can apply to an entire photo. You'll learn the basic photo editing process I use for all of my own photos, plus extra techniques to take them to the next level! You'll take photos straight from your camera (or device), through simple transformations that will have you (and your loved ones) saying WOW! You'll love what an incredible difference you can make to your own precious photos. There's nothing like the rush! I swear!

What To Expect in Class

We begin class by exploring the editing process as a whole - I'll walk you through an introduction of the photo editing program Adobe Lightroom - designed by and for photographers! Then we'll dive right in to our first lesson as we work on the same sample photograph. Since each photo is different, you'll learn how to apply your knowledge to various scenarios, including overexposure, underexposure, low contrast - even backlighting. You'll learn not only the RIGHT techniques, but also WHEN to use which technique in your new arsenal.

After you've got the basic process down, then the fun begins! In the remaining lessons in our course, we'll start with the basic editing process, and then I'll show you how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to:

Adjust settings such as white balance, exposure, vibrance and color to create GORGEOUS color-drenched or crisp black-and-white photographs every time

Crop perfectly

Create great black-and-white and tinted photos

Create a braggable "before & after" image to show the difference your edits make

Add a vignette

Sharpen for screen or print

Straighten

Save for both print and the web

and more!


How To Prepare for Class

To be successful in our class, you'll need Adobe Lightroom CC, as well as Photoshop CC or CS6, or Photoshop Elements13 or 14. RECOMMENDED: Sign up for the Photographer's Bundle at Adobe.com for only $9.99 a month!

I'll Be Right There With You

The Photo Editing 1: Lightroom Edition class is a great introduction into photo editing. By the end of class, you will not only know photo editing techniques, but also when to do them! How awesome is that? We love to see your photos, and with every JessicaSprague.com course, there are many different ways to get in touch to show off your art, or ask a question! Register now, and I'll see you in class!

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Your Instructor


Jessica Sprague
Jessica Sprague

Hi there! I'm Jessica Sprague, owner and instructor here at JessicaSprague.com. I founded JessicaSprague.com in 2007 to share the creative potential of Photoshop for crafting. Thousands of hours and dozens of classes later, and it's still my goal: to help you find your creative wings with digital crafting! Learn more about me. Are you ready to start the journey? Join me!



Class Curriculum


  Welcome To Class
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  Lesson 1: Import Photos into Lightroom
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  Lesson 2: Import and Keyword Sample Photo
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  Lesson 3: Histogram and Basic Edits
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  Lesson 4: Noise Reduction & Sharpening
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  Lesson 5: Black and White Conversion & Vignette
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  Lesson 6: Presets
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  Lesson 7: Crop & Straighten
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  Lesson 8: Color Workflow
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  Lesson 9: Black and White Workflow
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  Lesson 10: Batch Editing and Creating a Storyboard
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  My Gift to You!
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  GOODBYE, FAREWELL, GUTEN TAG
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course begins RIGHT NOW and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

What to Expect

All of the classes here at JessicaSprague.com come with gorgeous video instruction, broken down into project-based lessons and individual tasks within each lesson. This bite-sized approach to Lightroom and Photoshop makes it easy to understand, and you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in just 30 minutes at a time!

In addition to the lesson projects, I'll offer challenges, extra information, links, downloads, and other materials designed to enhance your experience and deepen your understanding of how to use Photoshop in your specific area of learning. You'll take the class completely at your own pace (you never need to be online at a specific time), and all of the course materials are available to you FOREVER from your My Classes page here at JessicaSprague.com. We love users of Mac or Windows, and welcome students from around the world to join us!

In addition to the classroom, which contains video-based lessons and downloadable PDF companion guides to help you follow along, our class also features a private forum where you can ask and answer questions and participate in discussions, as well as share your beautiful work with me and the other students!

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  • Founded in June 2007, JessicaSprague.com is the home of the world's best online classes and products for digital crafters. Learn more about Jessica.