40 Useful Adobe Lightroom Tutorials and Tips

If you’re like most designers you probably spend a considerable amount of time in Photoshop on a daily basis. So when it comes time to edit photos you probably head straight to Photoshop. However, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a very useful program that you should not be ignoring (Lightroom is available to you if you have a Creative Cloud subscription).

When the first version of Lightroom was created, it was most useful for organizing and managing photos, but its editing and post processing capabilities have come a very long way in a relatively short period. While Lightroom doesn’t have all of the capabiliities of Photoshop for things like advanced photo manipulation or working with text layers on top of photos, there are plenty of things that it can do very well.

If you don’t have experience with Lightroom you may have been interested in it but not liking the idea of trying to tackle a big learning curve. Fortunately, the learning curve for Lightroom is much, much smaller than Photoshop’s learning curve. In this post, we’ve collected many of the best tutorials that will help you to get started with Lightroom. With these tutorials, you’ll learn how to use the most important tools in Lightroom’s Develop Module, and how to achieve specific looks or effects with your photos.

If you’re a Lightroom user you will also want to see the collection of
free Lightroom presets that we published last year.

Lightroom Develop Module: 6 Powerful Ways to Develop a RAW File View Tutorial →

6 Powerful Ways to Develop a RAW File

Step by Step: HDR Merge in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Step by Step: HDR Merge in Lightroom

How to Create a Cinematic Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Cinematic Effect in Lightroom

How to Create a Dramatic Portrait Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Dramatic Portrait Effect in Lightroom

How to Easily Boost a Blue Sky in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Easily Boost a Blue Sky in Lightroom

How to Edit a Sunrise Photo in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Edit a Sunrise Photo in Lightroom

How to Edit a Sunset Landscape Photo in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Edit a Sunset Landscape Photo in Lightroom

How to Create a Vintage Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Vintage Effect in Lightroom

Create a Vintage Film Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Create a Vintage Film Effect in Lightroom

How to Create a Vintage Monochrome Look in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Vintage Monochrome Look in Lightroom

How to Create a Lomo Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Lomo Effect in Lightroom

How to Make Fall Colors Pop Using Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Make Fall Colors Pop Using Lightroom

How to Create a Light Leak Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Light Leak Effect in Lightroom

How to Create a Beautiful Faded Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Beautiful Faded Effect in Lightroom

How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect in Lightroom

How to Use Split Toning in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Use Split Toning in Lightroom

How to Create a Grainy Matte Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Grainy Matte Effect in Lightroom

How to Create a Nice Haze Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Nice Haze Effect in Lightroom

Skin Tone Correction Using RGB Curves in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Skin Tone Correction Using RGB Curves in Lightroom

How to Use Lightroom’s Graduated Filter Tool View Tutorial →

How to Use Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

How to Use Lightroom’s Radial Filter to Enhance Your Photos View Tutorial →

How to Use Lightroom's Radial Filter to Enhance Your Photos

How to Color Grade Landscape Photos in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Color Grade Landscape Photos in Lightroom

Creative Colour Adjustments in Lightroom with Curves View Tutorial →

Creative Colour Adjustments in Lightroom with Curves

Making Global and Local Corrections Using Dehaze in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Making Global and Local Corrections Using Dehaze in Lightroom

How to Boost Flat Landscapes in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Boost Flat Landscapes in Lightroom

Lightrom SOS – How to Rescue Badly Exposed, Noisy Shots View Tutorial →

How to Rescue Badly Exposed, Noisy Shots

How to Correct Subtle Lens Distortion in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Correct Subtle Lens Distortion in Lightroom

Using Upright in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Using Upright in Ligjhtroom

How to Make a Photo Pop in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Make a Photo Pop in Lightroom

Editing a Backlit Photo in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Editing a Backlit Photo in Lightroom

How to Achieve the Correct White Balance in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Achieve the Correct White Balance in Lightroom

Introduction to the HSL Settings in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Introduction to the HSL Settings in Lightroom

How to Create a Realistic Bleach Bypass Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a Realistic Bleach Bypass Effect in Lightroom

Easily and Selectively Desaturate Colors in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Easily and Selectively Desaturate Colors in Lightroom

Working with the Black & White Mix Settings in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Working with the Black & White Mix Settings in Lightroom

How to Create a High Contrast Black & White Effect in Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Create a High Contract Black & White Effect in Lightroom

Creating Beautiful Black & White Conversions in Lightroom View Tutorial →

Creating Beautiful Black & White Conversions in Lightroom

How to Customize Your Lightroom Library and Stay Organized View Tutorial →

How to Customize Your Lightroom Library and Stay Organized

Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Lightroom to Speed Up Your Editing Workflow View Tutorial →

Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Lightroom to Speed Up Your Editing Workflow

How to Reduce Noise with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom View Tutorial →

How to Reduce Noise with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Finished!

With each new release of Lightroom, photographers have fewer reasons to go to Photoshop. If you edit or process a lot of photos you will probably find Lightroom to be more efficient, as compared to Photoshop, for the majority of your needs.

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Marc Andre

Marc is a photographer and blogger from Pennsylvania. He is the editor of PhotographyPla.net, a site that provides photographers with digital resources like Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, and photo overlays.

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