Lightroom Classic Cheatsheet

Discover how to work faster and smarter in Lightroom Classic with this simple-to-follow workflow from import to export.


What does this cheatsheet cover?

Learn my exact start-to-finish Lightroom workflow from import to export, including dozens of my best tips such as:

  • The most secure way to import images and minimize the risk of file corruption.
  • The proper order to use your tonal sliders instead of randomly sliding with no intent or direction.
  • The best way to add contrast to your images (it's not the contrast slider).
  • Simple steps to enhance color purity and harmony without any of the typical side effects (like color clipping and unwanted changes in hue).
  • ....and many more!

I've spent years perfecting this system, and now you can use it to better organize and process your own images.

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Who are you?

I'm Christopher O'Donnell, landscape photographer and online educator. I run a little site called creativeRAW where I mainly talk about creative development in Lightroom and Photoshop.

The goal of my guides and courses is to get your creative gears grinding and provide you with the tools and knowledge to develop your own techniques – both in the digital darkroom and the field.