The Antalis Academy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workshop

Who's the course for?

Who's the course for?

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photo processor and image organiser application for professional photographers and anyone working with large number of photographs. It allows viewing, organising and retouching bulks of digital images non-destructively. This course will cover everything you need to know about Lightroom from importing your photos and building a catalog to developing and sharing your best shots. Join Martin Perhiniak, Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert on this inspirational course and gain a useful new skill.

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Course Syllabus

Building a Lightroom Catalogue


  1. Why to use Lightroom?
  2. Lightroom vs Bridge
  3. Lightroom vs Photoshop
  4. Why to use raw files?
  5. What is a DNG file then?


  1. Understanding the interface
  2. Working with panels
  3. Useful Keyboard shortcuts
  4. Customizing the interface

Working with Catalogues

  1. What is a catalogue?
  2. Working with multiple catalogues
  3. Backing up a catalogue
  4. Optimizing a catalogue
  5. Updating legacy catalogues
  6. Exporting a catalogue

Importing photos and videos

  1. Preferences
  2. Handling different file formats
  3. Import dialog
  4. Importing from a folder
  5. Importing from a CF card
  6. Drag-and-drop importing
  7. Auto-importing from a watched folder
  8. Tethered capture importing
  9. Import pre-sets
  10. Deleting or removing photos

Library Module

  1. Grid and Loupe views
  2. Navigator panel
  3. Zooming options
  4. Screen and lights
  5. Catalogue panel
  6. Folders panel
  7. Multiple hard drives
  8. Filmstrip
  9. Comparing two photos
  10. Surveying photos
  11. Dual-monitor support

Organizing your catalogue

  1. You can save a lot of time
  2. Flagging and rejecting
  3. Stars
  4. Labels
  5. Using the Painter tool
  6. Filtering photographs
  7. Stacking
  8. Collections vs Folders
  9. Quick collection
  10. Collections
  11. Smart Collections
  12. Tagging images in the Map Module

Working with Metadata

  1. Why to use keywords?
  2. Adding keywords
  3. Keyword sets
  4. Using the Painter tool for keywords
  5. Synchronizing keywords
  6. Metadata panel
  7. Creating metadata templates
  8. Filtering based on metadata
  9. Facial recognition

Processing photos in the Library Module

  1. Quick Develop
  2. Synchronizing settings
  3. Apply during import

Lightroom to Photoshop and back

  1. Do I need Photoshop too?
  2. External editing preferences
  3. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
  4. Opening photos as Smart Objects

Exporting and Publishing photos

  1. Export to hard drive or discs
  2. Emailing photos from Lightroom
  3. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr

Map Module

  1. Working with maps
  2. Tagging photos
  3. Saved locations

Book Module

  1. Example of a Lightroom photo book
  2. Creating a layout
  3. Editing pages of the book
  4. Exporting the book


Developing photographs


  1. This is the fun stuff (summary of the course)
  2. Understanding the non-destructive workflow

Develop Module basics

  1. Module overview
  2. Keyboard shortcuts
  3. Using pre-sets
  4. Creating pre-sets
  5. History panel
  6. Using Snapshots
  7. Comparing and surveying photos
  8. Viewing before and after
  9. Previewing changes with panel switches
  10. Synchronizing photo edits
  11. Editing multiple photos simultaneously
  12. Virtual copies
  13. Global and local adjustments

White Balance and Colour Temperature

  1. What is white balance?
  2. Using the White Balance Selector tool
  3. Using colour checkers

Tonal Adjustments

  1. Do I need tonal adjustments?
  2. Understanding the Histogram
  3. Correcting Clipping
  4. Importance of contrast
  5. Tone Curve panel

Working with colours

  1. Vibrance and Saturation
  2. Clarity
  3. Black & White conversion
  4. HSL panel and Targeted Adjustment tool
  5. Colour pop effect
  6. Split Toning
  7. Sepia effect

Adjustment Tools

  1. Cropping
  2. Using aspect ratios
  3. Straightening
  4. Cleaning photos with Spot Removal
  5. Retouching with Spot Removal
  6. Fixing red-eye
  7. Graduated filter
  8. Adjustment Brush

Additional corrections and effects

  1. Detail
    • Noise Reduction
    • Sharpening
  2. Lens Correction
    • Profile Corrections
    • Removing Chromatic Aberration
  3. Transform and Guided Upright
  4. Effects Camera
    • Vignetting
    • Post-crop Vignetting
    • Adding film grain
    • Dehaze
  5. Calibration
  6. Soft proofing

Panorama and HDR

  1. Photomerge RAW files
  2. Boundary Warp
  3. HDR Merge RAW files

Editing photos in Photoshop

  1. What else can I achieve in Photoshop?
  2. Content-aware healing
  3. Content-aware fill
  4. Changing pose with Puppet Warp
  5. Adding type

Video files

  1. Organizing video files
  2. Playing video files
  3. Basic video editing
  4. Editing colour and tone
  5. Using pre-sets on video files
  6. Setting the poster frame
  7. Capturing still images from a video file
  8. Exporting a video
  9. Publishing a video

Location & Booking

The Antalis Academy, Coalville, Leicestershire
5th December 2017

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Tutor Profile

Martin Perhiniak

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor. He was voted to be one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world by student feedback in 2015. Besides the technical knowledge, Martin will also teach you a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels.

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