The Lightroom Cure: An Easy 7-Step Program for Recovering Maximum Quality in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Are you one of the many photographers who prefer spending more time behind the camera than behind the computer? If so, this Lightroom tutorial is for you.

The folks at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) put together this video with the seven steps they use to quickly edit epic photos from scratch. By following this simple retouching workflow, you’ll be able to clean up your images in no time and get back to doing what you enjoy most.

In less than five minutes you’ll learn the difference between saturation and vibrance, how to remove blemishes and other imperfections, a simple method for straightening skewed horizons, and how to adjust the tones in an image to achieve perfectly neutral whites.

Other steps in the process include using Lightroom’s clarity slider to improve flat images, and employing exposure sliders to recover detail in overexposed highlights and increase dynamic range in underexposed shadows. The bottom line: Picture perfect images with a minimum of fuss.

You can find more helpful tips on the COOPH YouTube channel, and be sure to look at an earlier tutorial we posted explaining the best way to sharpen images in Lightroom.