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20 Top Books For Learning Adobe Lightroom

Here are 20 books that'll help turn you from a Lightroom novice to a post-processing pro in no time.

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If you're new to Lightroom and want to learn why so many other photographers use it as part of their essential workflow, reading up on what it's all about is a good place to start. A good tutorial-based book can really make a big difference when you're learning something new so here is a selection of top books for learning Lightroom. Even if you're not a Lightroom newbie, you too may find the tips listed in these top textbooks rather helpful so do have a peruse, too. As well as hard copies, most are also available as Kindle / eBook versions so you can have them for reference on your smart device at the side of your computer

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a BookAdobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book

This official Adobe tutorial shows photographers and photography students how to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC together to get results and efficiencies they could never achieve with either product alone. This title is a great introduction to both Adobe products, giving the reader a clear understanding of the features on offer in Lightroom and Photoshop CC. 

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) contains 12 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

 

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC BookThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book

In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes Lightroom Classic CC features in detail, covering library organization, develop image processing, output modules, and an introduction to the features in the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC across desktop, web, and mobile. As an established commercial and landscape photographer, Martin knows first-hand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, and as a result, knows the software inside and out.

 

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic For DummiesAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic For Dummies

Lightroom For Dummies is the book to help you learn which version of Lightroom is right for your needs. The main focus of the book is on using Lightroom Classic, but also includes an introduction to Lightroom CC. All with the goal of helping you get started on the right foot toward taking your photographic workflow to the next level. 

 

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How Do I Do That in Lightroom Classic?

How Do I Do That in Lightroom Classic? 

How Do I Do That In Lightroom Classic? (2nd Edition) is a fully updated version of the bestselling first edition, and here's how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found (Print, Slideshow, Organizing, Importing, etc.), find the thing you need to do (it's easy--each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to editing your images fast.

 

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book: Plus an introduction to the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC across desktop, web, and mobileThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book

In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes Lightroom Classic CC features in detail, covering library organisation, develop image processing, output modules, and the latest Lightroom CC/mobile features. As a reference book for Lightroom, this book is a definite go-to. 

As an established commercial and landscape photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, and as a result, knows the software inside and out.

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book for Digital PhotographersThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book for Digital Photographers 

In this latest version for Lightroom Classic CC, Scott did his biggest update ever, sharing all his latest techniques, insights, and invaluable tips using his award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style that makes learning Lightroom easy and fun.

Scott doesn't just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book does that, right?). Instead, he shares his own personal settings, his time-tested techniques, and his proven step-by-step method of learning Lightroom, so you can begin using it like a pro from the start.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC - The Missing FAQ (Version 7/2018 Release): Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom UsersAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC - The Missing FAQ: Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom Users

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC - The Missing FAQ is primarily designed as a conversational FAQ-style reference book, giving you the detailed information you need to make informed choices, whether you've been using Lightroom for a few months or a few years. No more pressing buttons without understanding the repercussions!  But, unlike some other Lightroom books,  this isn't just the theory of how Lightroom's supposed to work, but also the workarounds and solutions for the times when it doesn't behave the way you'd expect. 

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The Photographers Guide to Image Sharpening in Lightroom: Professional Image Sharpening & Noise Reduction Techniques using Adobe LightroomThe Photographers Guide to Image Sharpening in Lightroom: Professional Image Sharpening & Noise Reduction Techniques using Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is a huge programme and you can do many things in it. So much so, Robin Whalley has written a Kindle book just about image sharpening and noise reduction in Lightroom. 

Have you ever looked at a professional photographer’s images and wondered how they achieve the quality they do? Why is the image is so sharp? Why are there no sign of noise? And why does the image have a feeling in depth that your images don’t? If you have ever found yourself asking these questions, then this book can provide you with answers.

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital PhotographersThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers

This is actually a best seller on Amazon and is written by Scott Kelby. The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything written in a step-by-step style which makes it easy to read and follow. Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studio-tested techniques as well as his start-to-finish Lightroom 6 workflow so readers can learn how to incorporate it into their own workflow. Plus, the book features a downloadable collection of Lightroom Develop module presets.

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Lightroom Power Editing Tips: Essential tips for super fast editing in Adobe LightroomLightroom Power Editing Tips: Essential tips for super fast editing in Adobe Lightroom

This is a rather inexpensive Kindle book at just 99p and it aims to 'super-charge' Lightroom and improve your workflow. The book's not too long, with 24 pages and it offers tips and techniques for those who may be struggling to get to grips with this software. 

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Adobe Lightroom 6: Getting to Know to the BasicsAdobe Lightroom 6: Getting to Know To The Basics 

Recently released, this title is available in Kindle and Paperback editions. This book will go through some of the features of the software to educate those who may not have used, or indeed, heard of Adobe Lightroom.

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How Do I Do That In Lightroom? The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!

Another Scott Kelby book that's proving to be popular among Lightroom users is this one. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use and exactly how and when to use it. There are specific chapters that look at different aspects of Lightroom in which Scott Kelby shows, in detail, how best to organise and import photos, design slideshows and print images. There's no complicated jargon, just straightforward instructions that are easy to understand. 

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Adobe Lightroom 6 / CC Video Book: Training for PhotographersAdobe Lightroom 6 / CC Video Book: Training for Photographers

This combines book learning with video lessons to bring a well-rounded selection of educational tutorials. Learn how to fix common problems, retouch portraits, create photo books and more. The author, Tony Northrup, explains why and when to use each of Lightroom's features and he's linked the chapters in the book to specific video tutorials, giving you the chance to understand and explore topics more deeply. 

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for PhotographersThe Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers

This textbook is designed with digital photographers in mind. Author Martin Evening has worked with Lightroom for a very long time so knows a thing or two when it comes to editing photos and describes everything from a photographer's perspective. Tips include working efficiently, creating an image library, advice on exporting images and how you can make the most of new features. 

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Photoshop Lightroom: How to Do It in Lightroom? Quick Training for Digital PhotographersPhotoshop Lightroom: How to Do It in Lightroom? Quick Training for Digital Photographers

This book features a collection of tips and tricks that aim to help new users of this practical software learn how to start using it to enhance the quality of their photos. There are no complicated explanations, and it encourages you to develop your passion and express your creativity. It's informative as well as practical and regardless of your photography skills or level of Lightroom knowledge, you should find the book useful. 

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Lightroom CC Complete Training: Learn the Entire Photographers Workflow in the new Lightroom CCLightroom CC Complete Training: Learn the Entire Photographers Workflow in the new Lightroom CC

This is actually an ebook that takes you through all of the features of Lightroom CC. As many of these titles do, it's step-by-step instruction that walks you through the features of Lightroom. You can work through the pages or just use the book as a reference guide and the book is well presented and easy to follow. This title is part of the Kindle Unlimited package you can take advantage of if you're a Kindle Unlimited member. It's costs £7.99 a month and gives you access to over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks.

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The Indispensable Guide to Lightroom CCThe Indispensable Guide to Lightroom CC

Available in Kindle and Paperback editions, this is a detailed guide to Lightroom CC that even an experienced user will probably pick up a few tips from. It's well written, comprehensive and easy to understand. 

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Classroom in a BookAdobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Classroom in a Book

Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Learn how to tag, use photo merge, create photo books and more with this easy to follow guide. There are 11 project-based lessons in the book, plus advice on editing images on mobile devices. 

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Lightroom Transformations: Realizing Your Vision with Adobe Lightroom Plus PhotoshopLightroom Transformations: Realizing Your Vision with Adobe Lightroom Plus Photoshop

Focusing primarily on techniques using Lightroom and Camera Raw - but also with Photoshop - Martin Evening demonstrates how to manipulate the tones and composition of images. Filled with before-and-after shots with detailed explanations of how to go from an ordinary image to an extraordinary one, the book illustrates what you can achieve using Lightroom or Photoshop as a creative tool to enhance your photos. Plus, the book also includes tips on shooting technique to improve your images in-camera. 

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More Books For Browsing 

We have a feature that lists top travel photography books, plus we also have a top general photography themed book list that's well worth checking out as it includes titles that cover all sorts of photographic subjects. We also have our book reviews section that's regularly updated with titles ePHOTOzine's taken a look at. 

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