The most important step to getting the most out of your photos with Lightroom is to master Lightroom’s Basic panel. In the 20 minute video below I go through several examples to teach you all aspects of this most important panel in the Develop module. This video is one of the 76 in my Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series. With the purchase of this series you receive all the photos I use in this video and in all of the photo editing videos.
UPDATE OCT. 2017: While this is for the newly renamed “Lightroom Classic” program that has modules (Library, Develop, Map, etc.), it is also applicable to the new cloud-based “Lightroom CC” program – the sliders in this program are in a different order, but do the same things, and I recommend the same workflow.
For best quality, after hitting Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right of the video and choose 720/HD. (Purchased videos are larger and of higher quality.)