Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

Edit your first photos in Lightroom

Craft incredible images everyday, everywhere. Here is how to get started. (Try it, 12 min)

FromJulieanne Kost

What you'll need

Get photosDownload our set of practice photos and place them in your Pictures folder. (21 MB)

What you'll learn

How to adjust your photo’s color and brightness to perfection; crop, straighten, and fix perspective, brush over certain parts of a photo for local adjustments; work with photos on all your devices.

Import photos from your computer

To work with your photos in Lightroom, you need to let Lightroom know where they are on your computer. You do this by importing your photos. After you import you'll see your photos stored in the Library module.

Click Import in Library module (0:23); See photos in Library (0:53)

Perfect your photos

Make basic adjustments to your entire photo to fix color and tone. After you make a change, you can always go back and rework your photo or get back to your original.

Undo a change (0:20); Adjust brightness (0:40); Adjust specific colors (1:10); Use presets (1:36)

Crop and straighten your photos

Easily correct perspective or lens distortion. Then perfect the framing of your photo by cropping and straightening the image.

Lens and perspective correction (0:07); Crop the image (0:26); History panel (1:26); Straighten a photo (1:50)

Enhance isolated areas of a photo

After you have made changes to the entire photo, work on part of a photo to perfect it. You can brush over areas that need to be lighten, darkened, need more sharpening, or several other options.

Graduated filter (0:13); Toggle the effect on/off (1:08); Radial filter (1:22); Adjustment brush (1:57) View/edit mask (2:13)

Work with Lightroom anywhere

Now that you have learned to import and edit photos on your Mac or Windows computer, use Lightroom on your mobile device for maximum flexibility. Any edits you make on your computer or on your iPad, iPhone, or Android phone can sync between all your devices.

 

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Sync (0:07); View collections on mobile (0:27); Edit on mobile (1:06); New collection (1:35); Share (2:06)
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