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Lightroom 5 Image Processing Mastery

Master Lightroom Processing

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  • Your comprehensive guide to processing techniques for Lightroom 5
  • Over 10 Hours of HD Video Instruction
  • RAW Exercise Files
  • Total File Size: 4.9GB



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"The most complete video tutorial guide I've ever seen"

-Udi Tirosh of DIY Photography

This workshop is designed to help photographers truly master basic to advanced post production techniques. With over 10 hours of hands-on image processing instruction within the Lightroom Develop Module, after completing this workshop, you will be able to post process and fix common image issues as well as create virtually any type of advanced image processing effect.

Post-Production & Local
Adjustment Tool Basics

The first three chapters of the Image Processing Workshop were designed to help those that are new to Lightroom image processing fully grasp and understand each image processing component of the Develop Module. To begin building your Lightroom foundations, we move through nearly 20 exercise images with each of the images designed to address a specific function of the the Develop Module Panels and Local Adjustment Tools in complete detail.

Develop Module Workflow Considerations

Familiarize yourself with all the essential components and shortcuts of the Develop Module that are particularly useful from a workflow and development standpoint. From creating presets to understanding various methods of synchronizing image settings, get every tool available to help maximize your time in Lightroom.

30 Images, 30 Effects - Developing from Start to Finish

Build on all your Lightroom foundations as you work through 30 different images from start to finish. Learn to breeze through common image problems such as harsh mid-day lighting, underexposed images, over exposures and flares

Then, move into creating panoramic images for stunning landscapes, developing and performing retouch on various types of portraiture on male and female subjects on studio head shots to wedding photos, learning to create different types of stylized effects including:

  • Bright and airy vintage fades
  • Film simulation
  • Creating mood shots
  • Grungy street portraits
  • Tilt-shift effects and much more

 After completing this chapter, you should be able to create virtually any look and custom effect you desire!

A brief Look at Lightroom's Other Modules

While most of this workshop focused on helping you master the Develop Module, we still guide to through some of Lightroom's additional features such as Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web Modules.

Industry Raves for Lightroom Presets & Workshop

Gene of Lightroom Secrets

"A lot of attention and passion went into this. Unlike many preset collections this system is extremely organized and logically arranged. The preset names make sense."

Udi Tirosh of DIY Photography

"The most complete video tutorial guide I've seen to this date. I've been using Lightroom since Version 2, yet I got golden nuggets from almost every video." 

Jaron Schneider of FStoppers 

"The best way to learn how to use Lightroom. Hands down, no contest. I could even go so far as to say that it is possibly the best instructional DVD for a software program I've ever watched."

Benjamin Von Wong 

"...1200% increase in productivity...which can make a huge difference especially when dealing with a large number of photographs such as weddings or events..."

Aaron Nace of Phlearn 

"There is some serious value here & I am happy to have found a comprehensive product that does such a good job explaining the in's and out's of Lightroom."

Rebecca Britt of Fstoppers

"The only preset that I have in Lightroom are the crappy presets that Lightroom provides you with (only because I can't delete those) and SLR Lounge's Preset System."

Chapter One
Introduction & Basics

  • Introduction
  • Develop Module Interface Basics
  • Prepping Previews for Work

Chapter Two
Post-Production Basics

  • 5 Tips for Image Processing
  • Making Basic Corrections
  • The Histogram
  • The Tone Curve
  • HSL Adjustments
  • Black and White Conversion
  • Split Toning
  • The Details Panel
  • The Lens Correction Panel
  • The Effects Panel
  • Camera Calibration and Soft Proofing

Chapter Three
Local adjustment Tools

  • Introduction to Local Adjustments 
  • Using the Cropping Tool
  • Spot Removal and Healing
  • Red Eye Correction
  • Graduated Filter Tool
  • Radial Filters
  • Adjustment Brushes

Chapter Four
Workflow & Developing

  • Introduction to Developing
  • Using the Navigator
  • How to Create Presets
  • Presets vs Snapshots
  • Using the History Panel
  • Creating Local Adjustments Presets
  • Creating Virtual Copies
  • 15 Develop Functions and Shortcuts
  • 5 Ways to Sync Develop Settings

Chapter Five
Develop Start to FInish

  • Intro to Developing Start to Finish
  • Fixing Harsh Lighting
  • Fixing Underexposed Images
  • Fixing Overexposure and Flares
  • How to Create a Panoramic Image
  • Making Details Pop
  • Boosting Dynamic Range
  • Boosting Dynamic Range Again!
  • Dramatic Landscape Coloring
  • Flattering Portraiture
  • Beautiful Black and White
  • Color Split Toning
  • Black and White Split Toning
  • Female Portrait Retouch Part I
  • Female Portrait Retouch Part II
  • Male Portrait Retouch Part I
  • Male Portrait Retouch Part II
  • Couples Portrait Retouch Part I
  • Couples Portrait Retouch Part II
  • Bright and Airy Newborns
  • Colored Vintage Fade
  • Colored Vintage Fade Again
  • Simulating Color Film
  • Simulating Color Film Again
  • Simulating Black and White Film
  • Dramatic Mood Shots
  • Dramatic Mood Shots Again!
  • Grungy Street Portraits
  • Creating a Tilt Shift Effect
  • Toy Camera or Softened Edge Look

Chapter Six
Other Modules

  • Introduction to Other Modules
  • Using the Map Module
  • The Power of the Book Module
  • Using the Book Module for Wall Murals
  • Creating Slideshows
  • The Print and Web Modules
  • Conclusion 
Peter Stout
December 31, 2015

Great tutorial that goes over every possible adjustment you can make in Lightroom. I used to use presets (now I make my own) and make minor tweaks. I didn't understand the full functionality of Lightroom. Pye is a great teacher and shows in this series multiple examples of how to use all the adjustments available in Lightroom. Am I an expert editor now? No. But, I am very knowledgeable in Lightroom adjustments.
Jean-Philippe Thierry
October 21, 2015

I was already doing quite a lot in LR; I am doing even more now :)
Dick Raymond
July 25, 2014

A MUST HAVE for anyone that is just starting to use or learn Adobe Lightroom!
Harold Brohart
June 29, 2014

Love it, such a wonderful time saver
Danny G. (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

Pye, I hope I can meet you one day. Your YouTube videos have been awesome, and this DVD, absolutely incredible mate! I swear all I talk about all day with my photographer friends is SLR Lounge. Everytime they say, "I wish I could learn how to" I always end the sentence with SLR Lounge, haha! They probably can't stand it, but whatever. Anyway, you did a fabulous job on this product my friend! Can't wait for your next one. You keep pumping them out, and i'll keep singing your praises!
John H. (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

Before I bought this DVD I was relying on presets to get the effects that I wanted on my photographs. After watching the entire thing and completing all of the included exercise files, I have the knowledge to create virtually any effect I want right in Lightroom 4. For anyone serious about photography, this DVD is a must-have. Lightroom 4 out of the box is a great piece of software but it's too easy to jump right into fiddling with the random adjustments without fully understanding the modules and how they all work. I'm happy to say that I've mastered Lightroom 4 after this DVD. Every brush, every module and every export setting. The only downside is that some parts of the DVD are a bit slow. It's catered to professional AND amateurs so the parts that speak to the amateurs I would recommend fast forwarding through or skipping entirely. But this is understandable in my opinion so I still give is a raving 5 Stars! I've recommended it to all of my photographer friends.
George Soules (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

I invested Friday and Saturday watching the videos (almost all of them). That's A LOT of time, but it was worth it. I have been using Lightroom for about two years and so naturally I already knew much of what was covered, but that familiarity made it possible for me to recognize all the gems this DVD has to offer. Someone new to Lightroom would probably be overwhelmed on the first round learning basics and have to watch again to get the really good stuff - so in other words, the videos are definitely valuable for both beginners and experienced users. My only criticism, and it's minor, is that the repeated reminders of which control keys to use to expand the various developer panels got old. Other than that, everything was just right - the pace, the amount of information, time spent on each topic, etc. Pye is an amazing narrator, and I was laughing out loud during the bonus round when Lightroom started misbehaving during video 10-04. By that time I felt like we were old friends. Okay, so what did I get for my $99 (bargain at 3 times that) and two days time? Well, on Sunday I had a marathon Lightroom session editing a recent shoot and the improvement in both my workflow and the quality of my results was significant. Easier, faster, better, more fun. That's about as good as it gets. If only I could become that efficient in Photoshop. My partner is going to watch the series next. She is new to Lightroom and struggles with not knowing how to approach an image. She will not only learn how to use Lightroom, but get tons of important information about what makes a good photo and how to make it better. If you spend a lot of time using Lightroom, this series is well worth watching.
Quinchlo7 (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

Was not sure I wanted to spend the money to purchase a tutorial, but certainly glad that I did! I now have a very good understanding of lightroom and all it has to offer, since the A-Z Tutorial guided me through the entire program. There is sooo much to learn about Lightroom, I never would have been able to teach myself everything I learned, nor would I have been able to efficiently use the program. Don't waste your time trying to teach yourself.... Buy the A-Z Tuturial---It is worth every penny!
Deborah Lee (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

This tutorial taught me everything i know about lightroom. Watching the tutorial videos and following along has made me proficient in lightroom 4. I've taken everything from this dvd and its made me into a very productive photo editor. It teaches you how to be a more effective worker and helps you to master all that lightroom 4 provides. The videos are all well put together and takes you step by step into creating a workflow, basic and advanced editing. If anyone is wanting to learn lightroom, this would be the dvd to get.
Jack Dowell (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

Most informative tutorial that I have purchased. Everything presented was done in a clear and concise way. I would recommend this to anyone using Lightroom 4 or 5.
David M. (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

I would consider myself already an semi advanced Light Room user. Nowhere to the level of Post Production Pie (haha, funny name!). But, decent none-the-less. I have followed slr Lounge for quite some time, and when they came out with this DVD my wife and I (who are both professional photographers) purchased it right away. My wife loved the whole Library and organizational-side of the DVD, though for me, I really was mostly interested in the developing and processing techniques. Let me just say that neither of us were let down. My wife is the boss lady :) of our entire process as far as image management and backup. She has told me countless times how much faster she is now that she understands Light room better. For me, I was blown away at how far Pie could push Light room to create amazing results from just average images (no offense, haha!). So many of the techniques he was using were things that I didn't know about, or just things I thought had to be done in Photo Shop. Anyway, PPP is probably the best Light room educator hands down. Now if they would only offer in person workshops!
DM (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

The lessons are presented in easy to digest "chapters" that are thorough and easy to follow. I'm transitioning from Aperture 3 to LR4 and this looks like it will be of great help.
Aaron Erin (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

Even though this DVD is a little expensive, its still a great buy. Pie the instructor of this dvd series teaches a lot of great techniques in a very easy to understand, comprehensible and thorough way. I think the price is based on the fact that it contains so much information. Instead of breaking it into beginner, intermediate, and advanced, they combined it into one DVD and priced it as such.
Brianne (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

I'm a huge fan of Lin and Jirsa Photography (the photography studio who created SLR Lounge and the people behind this DVD). I've followed their work for years now and they're one of the most successful, creative, and skilled studios in southern Cali. Imagine this: a personal post production 14 hour workshop with a leading photography studio for only $99. Kind of a no brainer right? I learned everything I know about Lightroom from this DVD and it's really helped me improve my post processing. My work looks better, my clients are happier, and my portfolio looks cleaner, sharper, and more diverse. Go for it! $99 is nothing for quality education.
bob from byron (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

While I have taken several courses from adobe on Lightroom as well as the online tutorials I have found the Slr workshop to be the best.The depth of detail is second to none, I think every aspect of Lightroom was covered the tutorials are well presented every thing seemed to follow in a logical order.Most important for me is the whole workshop or any part I can go back and review
Derek J Flores (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

I've watched Photoshop DVDs from Lynda, HDR DVDs from Kelby, and gotten a great amount of my education through self-learning. I would say that this SLR Lounge DVD is on par with the Lynda program as far as comprehensiveness of a subject. It covers everything, from simple effects to super artistic effects. I kind of felt like I was back in school and the instructor felt like a college professor. The files included felt like my homework. And the SLR Lounge community on their website, facebook and forums felt like my classmates. If you like comprehensive learning, this DVD is a big hit. If you're going for surface level tips and tricks, you might be better off buying something else.
Stacey Sean (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

I'll be honest, I almost didn't purchase this DVD because it says that it is 14 hours long!!!!! Seriously? 14 hours!! Fortunately, I decided to buy the DVD anyway. I have spent a lot of money on my photographic education, but the best value and best education I have ever received came from this beautiful little DVD. To my surprise, the DVD had a full menu system and step by step system that starts you out from nothing, and slowly builds you into a Lightroom GOD! Haha, well, goddess in my case ;) I found the pace to be a little quick in some places, but that isn't really an issue since it is a DVD, I just watched it again! I am glad the pace wasn't slower though, I know a lot of people want the pace to be slower, but if it were too slow we would all fall asleep. Anyway, seriously this was the best investment I have ever made in my education. For the price, the educational value and content on this DVD is an absolute steal. For those that may be concerned with the length, don't worry, it is well organized and the menu system guides you through from start to finish at your own pace. You wont be disappointed!
Wombat (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

This is a "must have" disc for a beginner and amateur photographer. It is very comprehensive and covers everything including the Identity Plate. There are 15 modules, covering the basic set-up to advanced processing and also includes a bonus of advanced techniques and also the Map, Book, Slideshow, Print & Web modules. Each module contains from two to nine chapters, easily understood and implemented. This disc is very easy to follow and will take you from beginner to professional in a very short space of time. The disc was originally purchased from "Amazon" but was found defective and was replaced by SLR Lounge. For those interested, SLR Lounge has it's own web site, go to where you will find much more regarding Lightroom and photography in general.
James Liu (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

Lightroom is an intuitive software. So intuitive that it's easy to think that you don't need any tutorials or help learning it... and this is partly true. If you're just trying to color correct an image, add an vignette, fix the exposure, or clone out a couple of dust spots, you can just open it right up and start working away with out the manual and without Lightroom tutorials. In fact, would not have ordered this Lightroom tutorial DVD if a friend didn't highly recommended because I was stuck in that very mindset. But now that I have it, I can't imagine using Lightroom without the tools, tips, and techniques that I learned. The most impressive lessons are the ones that teach you to mimic the looks that were previously only achievable in photoshop like HDR (high dynamic range) or Holga and Toy Camera looks and feels. The only downside is that it can be a little bit wordy, as the instructors like to talk and they make sure the tutorials are for beginners as well as professionals. So basically even if you think you are just looking to fix basic things like the things I mentioned in the first paragraph, it's worth getting this DVD because it will open up your world to a whole new set of tips, tricks, techniques, looks, moods, feels and more. It's even gone as far as refreshing my passion for trying new things in my photography and seeing what I can do with it after-the-shot in Lightroom.
Frank Hoover (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

This is super comprehensive. To be fair, I already had a lot of experience with Lightroom 3. But this DVD added a few things to my arsenal of editing techniques. It also tightened up my workflow and opened my eyes to a few short cuts that I hadn't been using. Lightroom 4 is very powerful tool for photographers (I myself am a wedding photographer) and this DVD goes into great detail to make sure every feature is covered. I used to do a lot of my photo editing in Photoshop, but now I basically use Lightroom for almost everything and this has cut down my editing time a lot (probably at least by half). They explain things in an easy-to-understand way and I was able to follow through the entire thing within a week or so. The exercise files really helped, as I was able to follow along and learn by doing (rather than just reading or listening or watching). Cheers to the SLR Lounge team. Great Product.
Paddy Carroll
April 25, 2012

Excellent content and very well explained and presented. Well done. Looking forward to the DVD itself coming out. Paddy  Ireland
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does this apply to Lightroom CC or Lightroom 6?

A: While most of the education in this workshop will apply to all versions of Lightroom, this particular workshop is for Lightroom 5. You can find Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC education in our stor

Q: Are there additional fees for international orders?

A: For international orders on physical products, there may be additional customs fee, VAT, duties or taxes that may be applied after your order has been paid. These fees may vary between countries and that need to be paid in order for you to receive your order. Please note that these fees are not related to SLRLounge in any way and are usually determined by the value of your order. We, SLRLounge, are not responsible in paying these fees and any international customer or order assumes these fees when placing an order.

Q: Does this come with Lightroom itself?

A: Our education and presets are created to work with Adobe Lightroom 4 and up. It does NOT include Adobe Lightroom itself and the software must be purchased separately

Q: How long does it take to download and why?

A: This entire workshop may take anywhere from 1 hour to an entire night depending on your internet connection and depending on our current server load. We are using a very reliable service in Amazon to deliver the files but please keep in mind that these are very large files. With all of the RAW exercise files included as well as full HD videos, the total download size is inevitably large. We suggest letting all of the downloads run over night so you do not have to micromanage the process.

Q: Are there discounts for previous Lightroom Workshop Collection Purchasers?

A: Yes! If you purchased between April 1, 2013 and November 1st, 2013 then you are entitled to a free upgrade. If you purchased before then, you can still get the update for a 50% discount. If you purchased after November 1st, 2013, you can get a $20 discount. In any of these situations, simply email your receipt or proof of purchase over to

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