Adobe Lightroom Classic for Beginners: Develop Module

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Adobe Lightroom Classic for Beginners: Develop Module
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Adobe Lightroom Classic: Editing & Color
with Josh Baker at Anderson ln Location
with Michael Pliskin at South Location

During this intermediate class, we will pick up where the basic class left off. We will dive into the local adjustment system, learn how to control the color and mood of your image using Lightroom’s color profiles and develop presets. We will learn how to speed up your workflow using the power of custom presets in the develop and export module.

Please register early, within 5 days of the start date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation.

Concepts Covered

  • BASIC EDITS: Exposure, Highlights, Shadows, Blacks, White
  • Histogram
  • Adjustment Tools
    • Using the adjustment brushes
    • Using the Graduated Filter
    • Using the Radial Filter
  • Color Editing:
    • Working with the basic panel in the Develop module
    • Using color profiles
    • Black & white, split toning
  • Presets
    • Using develop presets to create your look
    • Using export presets to speed up your workflow
    • Using keyword sets to quickly add keywords

Topics may slightly vary depending on instructor

Needed Supplies

  • A computer with the current version of Adobe Lightroom Classic installed and working. (If you don't own a laptop, just bring note taking supplies.)
  • A note pad or device for note taking.

You may bring a laptop if you want to follow along with your own images; however, the instructor will not be able to provide computer, OS or application support.


This workshop is designed for photographers already comfortable with basic editing of their images in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. The class will assume photographers already know how to import and manage their images and have a general familiarity with Lightroom Classic CC.

Schedule and Format

This workshop has a break around the midway point. Students are encouraged to interrupt and ask questions.

About the Instructors

Josh Baker

To Josh, life is one big adventure. He founded AzulOx Visuals in 2009 and has been exploring the world and new photographic techniques ever since. Josh loves to use his photographs to tell stories, and he excels in designing creative story-boarded shoots. Josh is passionate about photography and the creative development of his students. He uses a variety of teaching techniques to help his students realize their photographic vision.

For questions about Josh's class, please email

Michael Pliskin

Michael Pliskin is an award-winning professional photographer, designer and writer. He was an early digital imaging enthusiast, having been a staff technical advisor at Nikon, Inc. at the beginning of the digital photography era. His photography appears in books, magazines and corporate annual reports in the United States and Europe, and on the covers and inserts of live performance DVDs and music CDs for major artists such as Willie Nelson, Chicago, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

In addition to his photography, Michael was an early Beta tester on the original version of Lightroom and was on Adobe’s Beta testing team for Lightroom 4. He wrote a book on Adobe Lightroom and teaches Digital Imaging, Photoshop, and Lightroom at photography schools and other institutes of higher education, where he introduces digital photographers like yourself to the wonders of RAW photography.

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class & Event Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes

If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You can reschedule a class only if notice is given 24 hours before the start time of the class. Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund 48 hours before the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

Minimum Enrollment

Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.