How do I use Photoshop Lightroom?
In Adobe Lightroom, you’ll see categories in the top, right-hand corner of your screen. These categories are called modules:
- Under the “Library” module, you can organize your photos into folders (i.e. “Emily’s 1st Birthday”)
- Using the “Develop” module, you can edit and manipulate your photos
- Under the “Map” module, you can pinpoint the location in which your photos were taken
- Use the “Book” module to create a physical book template. The Book Settings allow you to choose your book type (i.e. number of pages, text, layout, etc.)
- The “Slideshow” module gives you the option of making a uniform or detailed slideshow with your photos
- Use the “Print” module to finalize your image(s) for packages, clients, etc. by creating custom layouts and presets
- Choose a gallery and preset in the “Web” module to preview, save, or publish your collection of work in a web gallery.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an awesome tool for photographers, professionals and amateurs alike. One of the biggest benefits to using Lightroom is its ability to help you to organize and manage your photos effectively. If you photograph frequently, you’ll find that your hard drive quickly includes thousands of photos. The more photos you have, the more important it is to keep them well organized. Lightroom’s library module allows you to organize your photos so you can find them quickly when you are looking for something specific.
In addition to its organizational capabilities, Lightroom offers plenty of potential for editing photos in the develop module. Whether you work with RAW files or JPGs, Lightroom allows you to do just about everything you need in the editing process. Lightroom also integrates nicely with Photoshop, so if you want to use the two programs for editing your photos, it can be done efficiently.
If you already have a Creative Cloud membership with Adobe, which many designers do, you have access to Lightroom.
In this post, we’ll showcase our favorite Adobe Lightroom tutorials and articles from a variety of different sources that will help you to learn more about Lightroom. For more tutorials, check out our post on Lightroom Presets.