Mastering Color
Advanced Editing with Lightroom Classic

Instructor: Lori Lankford

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In this self study course master the color in your macro, nature and close -up images with the advanced tools found in Lightroom Classic.

Prerequisite: Lightroom Classic Develop Module Course or Working knowledge of the Lightroom Classic Develop Module

Learn to communicate with color and the many ways to enhance your images with the techniques in Lightroom.

In this self paced course you will get to explore the many tools available in Lightroom for editing color. Master the HSL panel, RGB Tone Curve, Split-Toning, Filters and Color Profiles. The course is full of detailed instruction and videos to make learning easy. Also included are a set of pre-sets and color profiles to help you get started!

Required Gear

What materials are needed for the course?

  • Adobe Lightroom Classic Software

  • Working knowledge of the Develop Module in Lightroom. Students should have a basic understanding of the HSL Panel, Graduated/Radial Filters, Brush Tool and Tone Curve.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome/Course Overview

    • Sample Images for Student Use

    • Overview of the Lightroom Develop Tools used in this course

  2. 2
    • Communicating with Color

  3. 3
    • Lightroom HSL Panel Introduction

    • Overview of the HSL Panel Video

    • New LRC Hue Adjustment Tools

    • Tame the Greens

    • Soft and Dreamy

    • Dark and Moody

    • Brighten the Brights

  4. 4
    • Lightroom Tone Curve Introduction

    • Tone Curve

    • Tone Curve with Preset

  5. 5
    • Lightroom Filters - Adding Color Introduction

    • Introduction to Filters in Lightroom

    • Filters Video

    • Range Mask Introduction

    • Range Mask - Adjusting Color

    • Range Mask Video 2

    • Range Mask with Brush Tool

    • HUE Slider

  6. 6
    • Color Grading

  7. 7
    • Lightroom Color Profiles - Presets

    • Color Profiles and Presets Video

    • Preset Files

    • Color Profiles

  8. 8
    • How to put it all together

What People Are Saying About This Course

“Great teaching, great content, tremendously useful! Thank you!”

“One of the best courses I have ever taken. Instructor is a very good teacher, content is perfect for those who want to improve their color in photographs—including just improving the quality of photos generally—and the information given by the speaker using voice, slides and videos, was perfect. A very informative and enjoyable course. Every Lightroom user should take it!” Gordon H.

Capital Photography Center Instructor


Lori Lankford

Lori Lankford is photographer specializing in macro, flower and landscape photography. Her passion for photography began as a way to capture her personal travel adventures. Over the years she dived into the fine details of macro and flower photography. She loves to escape so deeply into the details of a tiny object.
Lori spends her free time in local gardens across the country shooting in the natural light and capturing its beauty.
Lori’s work has been exhibited in local and national gallery exhibits as well as in printed calendars and catalogs. She has a love for teaching and sharing her passion for nature and leads workshops in the Virginia/DC area.