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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

There are so many benefits of learning a new skill; it stimulates the brain, boosts your opportunities for social interaction and offers a sense of escapism from the 9-5.

Learners can progress to our Adobe Photoshop Beginners course, or other leisure courses offered by the college. Please browse the website for further details.

What will I be learning?

This course is for the Classic version of Lightroom, which is computer-based, and not for the cloud-based CC version.

Topics covered:

• How Lightroom Classic is structured, and how it works
• The importance of the catalogue, and how to back it up
• Import your images - the necessary first step
• Sort and label your images
• Filter them to find the ones you want
• Crop and straighten images
• Make tonal and colour corrections
• Remove blemishes
• Make changes to parts of the image using the adjustment brush.
• Export your finished images ready for printing or sharing in other ways.

The tutor will also aim to include into the course any requests that you may have.

Why is this course for me?

If youre keen to learn how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic, from how it works to making changes, then this is the course for you.

The course will give you an essential overview of how Lightroom Classic works and is structured, as well as a workflow covering the entire process from importing your images to exporting them. You will learn about the Library and Develop modules, so that you can import and organise your images; make any corrections needed, such as tonal or colour, along with blemish removal; enhance images using filters and the local adjustment brush; and then export them, in the right format, ready for the next step.

The course is perfect for learners who prefer a practical approach to their studies. Youll leave Eastleigh having been taught the essential skills of how to use Lightroom.

How will my learning be enhanced?

Learners will be taught by demonstration via data projector and one to one coaching. The course is primarily hands on learning. Handouts are included.

The college uses Lightroom Classic running on Microsoft Windows PCs. Lightroom CC is a cloud-based application, and NOT what is covered by this course.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Eastleigh College is an access friendly venue surrounded by a choice of transport connections. Our buildings are modern and welcoming, bursting with the latest technology and learning tools.

Youll be taught by an experienced and passionate tutor who has been teaching at Eastleigh College for 17 years. She very much enjoys empowering people to use Lightroom, and particularly enjoys her learners' growing enthusiasm and capabilities, to achieve the results that they want.

What do I need to sign up?

The course is suitable for complete beginners with no prior knowledge of Adobe Lightroom Classic. You should have basic computer skills, such as using a mouse, double- and right-clicking, and understand terminology such as drop-down menus.

Is there anything else I need to know?

An Eastleigh College certificate is available on request following completion of the course.

Learners are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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11/1/2021 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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18:30 – 20:30





24+: £80.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C145B Eastleigh College 11/1/2021 Mon 18:30 – 20:30 5 £80.00 £80.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.