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Photoshop Lightroom Tutorials Roadmap

Welcome to TheLightroomLab! Our goal is to help you improve your understanding of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and to help you avoid common pitfalls. Teaching Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and digital photography is our vocation and our passion. Please feel free to post questions and comments at the bottom of each tutorial. We try to answer questions in a timely manner and your feedback helps us improve this site.

Mastering Photoshop Lightroom is much easier for those who seek out expert guidance. We created this roadmap to guide you through our Photoshop Lightroom tutorials in a logical order. Think of this page as a “suggested order” to the Photoshop Lightroom learning process. We have tried to map out our tutorials in roughly the same order that we follow in our Photoshop Lightroom workshops.

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Our Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Tutorials Roadmap

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog and Image Storage Concepts:

  1. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Catalog Creation and Image Storage Setup
  2. How To Upgrade To Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
  3. My Photo Storage System: External Hard Drives and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Preferences:

  1. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Preference Menus and Catalog Settings
  2. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom View Menu and Toolbar Setup
  3. Personalizing Your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Identity Plate

Importing Images into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom:

  1. What Does “Import” Mean in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?
  2. Building Better Filenames with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  3. Building a Metadata Preset in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  4. Using the Import with Copy Command in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  5. Using the Import with Move Command in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  6. Using the Import with Add Command in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  7. Importing Images from iPhoto to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  8. Using the Import From Catalog Command in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Organizing Your Images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom:

  1. Selection Secrets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  2. Useful Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  3. Moving Folders from Drive to Drive with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  4. Finding Your Best Photos with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s View Modes
  5. Searching with Metadata in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  6. Using the Map Module In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  7. Using Keyword Sets To Quickly Tag Family Photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  8. Introduction to Collections in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  9. Slideshow Collections in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v3
  10. Tracking Editorial Sales and Submissions Using Collection Sets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  11. Using the PhotoSafe Plugin to Protect Important Photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Develop Module Tutorials:

  1. Understanding Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Non-Destructive Image Enhancement System
  2. Using the Navigator Panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  3. Overview of the History Panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  4. Using the Snapshots Feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  5. Camera Raw Profiles in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  6. Using the Crop and Straighten Tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  7. Fixing Tilted, Slanted, and Skewed Photos With Upright In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
  8. Removing Dust Spots, Lens Flare, and Power Lines In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
  9. Working With The New Radial Filter Tool In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
  10. Developing 32-bit HDR Images Within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Exporting Images From Adobe Photoshop Lightroom:

  1. What Does Export Mean in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?
  2. Creating Email Ready Images Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Export Dialog
  3. Creating Borders on Export Using the LR2/Mogrify Plugin for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  4. Connecting Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v3 with Flickr
  5. Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Export Dialog to Create a Second Copy

Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom:

  1. Preparing Files for Printing at a Photo Lab Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Export Module
  2. Printing in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Using Virtual Copies

Computer Backup Advice:

  1. Professional-Grade Backup Plans
  2. Backup Advice: Backing Up a Mac with Carbon Copy Cloner

General Computer Advice for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Users:

  1. Monitors and Calibration Systems for Photography
  2. Calibrating a Monitor using the Xrite i1 Display 2 Monitor Calibration System

Digital Photography and Camera Advice:

  1. Digital Camera File Formats: Raw and Jpeg
  2. Proper Exposure with a Digital Camera
  3. Cleaning a Digital SLR Camera
  4. DPBestFlow.org from the American Society of Media Photographers: Worth Your Time