How to become a Lightroom master?
December 29, 2010 10:33 AM   Subscribe

What's the best way to learn the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom 3?

I'm looking for recommendations of books, YouTube videos, websites, classes, etc. Please tell me why you thinking your suggestion is the best way to become proficient in Lightroom.

Thank you!
posted by particular to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The Martin Evening book is great.

I also recommend searching on twitter for "lightroom"--there are several accounts dedicated to aggregating hot tips and tricks.

The Lightroom subpage on also has some good tutorials.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:56 AM on December 29, 2010

Lightroom Killer Tips
posted by aGee at 11:57 AM on December 29, 2010

Using it - frequently - has always been my favorite way of learning a program.

That said, if you want to pick up a book to work through the program, I recommend the Lightroom 3 book by Nathanial Coalson (linked to Amazon).

The nice thing about Lightroom - in the develop panel, all changes are non-destructive. So, play around with the settings and sliders to your heart's content. You can always undo!
posted by kellygrape at 12:33 PM on December 29, 2010

I like the Scott Kelby books. He also has online tutorials which i've found helpful.
posted by Xurando at 4:00 PM on December 29, 2010

Kelby's book, hands down. He goes through his general workflow, conversions, when to bring in full photoshop, what each option does, and more. LRKT has its place as well, but I live and die with Kelby.
posted by um_maverick at 9:39 AM on December 30, 2010

Thanks, everyone!
posted by particular at 7:46 AM on January 3, 2011

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