Uncover amazing details in Adobe Stock images with Lightroom for mobile

Macro image of beetle insect on leaf

Image source: Adobe Stock / Murilo.

by Chris Converse

posted on 08-05-2020

Make adjustments to your images anywhere using just your fingertips. Discover the power of Lightroom on your mobile device to bring out the best in your images.

Step 1. Download assets from Adobe Stock

If you’d like to follow along with this tutorial, download the following preview image from Adobe Stock and save it to your Adobe Creative Cloud files folder or anyplace that’s accessible from your mobile device:

You can also watch this tutorial as part of the Shoot, Edit, Publish Your Photos with Creative Cloud webinar.

Step 2. Open the image in Lightroom on your mobile device

You can access images from a variety of locations when using the Lightroom for mobile app. Launch the app and tap the Add Image button. Choose From Files, and then tap Browse to reveal more locations. Tap Creative Cloud and then tap the Adobe Stock image.

Step 3. Bring out the details in your main subject

Use the Light and Color tools to bring out details in the dark areas of your image. Move the sliders to the following positions:



Step 4. Zoom in for finer control

Pinch open on your image to zoom in while you’re editing. Switch to the Detail tool and move the sliders to the following positions:

Step 5. Make quick touch-ups with Healing Brush tools

Quickly edit parts of your image with the Healing Brush. Zoom in on your image to reveal the hole in the leaf. Tap the Feather option to control the softness of the brush edge, and then paint over the hole. Finally, drag the sample area around to find a better bit of green leaf to fill in the hole.

Learn more about creating amazing photos

Join our webinar to discover Adobe apps and learn editing skills that can help you create and share great-looking photographs. From full-featured mobile apps to industry-standard image editors, Creative Cloud has everything you need to go from inspiration to a beautiful online portfolio of images.

Hands-on workshop

This webinar also includes an optional 15-minute workshop where you’ll learn to enhance your images in incredible ways with the Lightroom for mobile app. We’ll start by getting images onto your phone from Creative Cloud, and then we’ll explore the touch-based editing capabilities of Lightroom for mobile. Before starting the workshop, be sure to install the app on your phone and download Murilo’s free, watermarked Insect beetle macro image from Adobe Stock.

Adobe Creative Cloud e-learning series:

Shoot, Edit, Publish your Photos with Creative Cloud

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Topics: Creativity

Products: Stock, Lightroom, Photoshop, Creative Cloud