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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 50 of 116

Adding Images to your Portfolio


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 50 of 116

Adding Images to your Portfolio


Lesson Info

Adding Images to your Portfolio

Now we're going to add images to our portfolio on We're going to do that, Uh, by going back to light room, remember, we've got our copy. This archive copy is ready, and we're gonna presume that they're the same because we've done a zero sum check. We didn't actually do that in real time here, but we'll pretend that we have that. We don't waste time cause those take a long time. It will take hours for it to go one by one and get all those bites. So you have to walk away from it for a while. So now we're gonna go back toe light room, and we're going to go back into these images and I've already collected, but this is the way you would do it. You search for your starred images, and once you search for your star images, go through and find your favorite images and add them to a collection. And so here is our collection. Right. So these are the images from the wedding that I'm really interested in here. This air, my portfolio were the images. So they're the ones that I want to keep, um, and...

139 of them. I don't need the rest of them for my portfolio. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna come back to this collection that I've collected them in, and I'm this is what I need to keep. And so these I'm going to put into a portfolio area, meaning that they're actually gonna leave the the file where they used to be. So they used to be inside of this folder right here. You can see this. This is the folder here. The milliner wedding is is that's the folder. But we're going to take them away from that folder, and we're gonna put them in our own folder on DSO. You can see that I have a portfolio drive right here, but it's dark, and the reason it's dark is because it's actually at home. Um, and that's where I keep all my portfolio work. But in the in term, we're going to kind of make a little fake portfolio. And if you have a really, really large working drive, then you could actually put your portfolio and your, uh, working catalog like you could have your working images in a Jobs folder and then a portfolio full to right above it in the same drive, and that would be a great way to operate if you have a really large drive. So like an eight terabyte drive or if you're if you're not shooting a lot, if you're not working as a professional photographer and you're just taking pictures, maybe if 546 terabyte drive or something like that would be great. But if you have separate drives and I have to different drives, I have one drive that has all of my working images in it and another for the portfolio. Then you run into this issue where you have to transfer them to another disk. So what I'm going to Dio is here in my working drive itself, I'm going to create another folder called Portfolio that's gonna be outside of these jobs. So let's do that right now, and the way to do that is you do it inside of light room. So if I want to see that, see, this is the folder, the Jobs folder that has all of our photos in it. But if I want to actually see the folder above jobs, I right click it and I say show the parent folder. Once I do that, then I've got tough tech. See, that's the name of the disk is the folder, and inside that folder I have jobs. I have a little brief case where I collect things that I need to take with me, and I can right click here on that folder and I can create a new folder inside it. And that folder we're going to call it Port Folio and not including images. Light room is just creating a folder. So now we have created a folder called Portfolio Down Here inside of our main drive. So there's a great way for you to operate if you have a large enough drive to store your regular images in and your portfolio images in. But if you have a lot of portfolio images, then you might want to consider having two different drives. One portfolio drive, one working drive where all your regular images were being I worked on. But in this case, because we have to fake it anyway because my portfolio drives home, we're gonna put them inside of the current working drive, and there's the portfolio. So now remember I'm still highlighting right here. I haven't changed all that file creating that. I just did. I still I'm highlighting this Bahamas wedding, and I just want to take these images, got him highlighted, and I want to move them into the portfolio. So I'm gonna right click the portfolio itself, and I'm gonna create another folder inside the portfolio. And I really like to segment out my portfolio by years. So I'm gonna create another folder called 2019 and I'm not gonna create I'm not gonna include the photos in it. So I've just created an extra folder called 2019 and then I'm gonna right click that. This is where I'm gonna create a folder for this job. So I'm just going to say, this is the milliner wedding, and it was shot in 2019. So it goes in the 2019 folder and I'm gonna include the selected photos and hit create. Now, if I was putting him into my portfolio drive at home, it would actually be making a copy of those images and putting him in that drive, but it's actually moving them, and it moves them pretty quickly. because it doesn't have to actually make new copies. It just moves them. So it's actually taking them out of the original folder of the job, and then it's putting them into my portfolio folder. And the beauty of this is that because light removed it because light removed it into this 2019 folder, the connection to this collection is still active, and the connection to online is still active. And so this once I delete the job, the images that I kept for my portfolio and moved over to the 2019 section of the portfolio. They're still on the Web there, still active. They're still doing everything that they did before. Um, and it's perfect. Nothing's changed. If you have people looking at him online, they're going to still be able to look at him online. So no positions online have changed the cattle. The collections that I have them associate ID in haven't changed. And so now all I'm going to do is go up to the original job, the Milner wedding job and this job. I simply right click it and I'm going to remove it when I click remove. It's going to completely remove the the job from light room, but it's not gonna delete any of the images. It's just going to remove it from light room. It will also remove any of the images that air up in the Web. It's going to remove those from the Web as well. So those that's what's gonna happen when I do that. I'm not going to do it right now because it will take a little bit of time. But all you got to do is right. Click that and remove confirmed that you want to remove it and that entire job will go away. You'll have the final images right here inside of your portfolio. So these are your favorite images that you want to keep. The rest of it could go away and then just simply hide light room, Come to the Milner wedding. This is here's Here's your job. Go to that job, right. Click it and move it to the trash. I remember you already have an archive copy. You've confirmed that that copy Israel. You've also put it into a cloud storage. Perhaps if you have the bandwidth to be able to do it and so you have copies elsewhere. You've also already delivered the job. So you don't archive anything until you've delivered the job. And if that means you've delivered it to say smugmug so clients can print from it. That's considered delivery. Even if they haven't ordered Prince yet. They're ordering it from online eso. It's secure. The client has seen the copies. That client has access to the copies of the images. So you're safe. So delete this original copy and make some space for the next set of photos you're gonna bring in. And that is the process of archiving your job. If you don't archive your jobs, you're going to Philip a disk and then you got to go get a new disk and then fill up that desk and get a new disk, and you're going to start getting confused as to where things are. So the job are the drive that you use to work on. Your photos should be the working drive, and things should come into it, get worked on and leave. It's like a train station. Trains come in and trains go out. They don't just keep piling up. You don't just fill up the train station, and then when you fill it up, go build a new train station, you let the trains come in. If you let the trains go out, that's how you're working. Drive should be. And then you have an archive drive to put all of that extra stuff that you're no longer using and, of course, a portfolio to keep the stuff you really love.

Class Description

All lessons are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Efficiently cull and retouch photographs
  • Manage your files to enable seamless and immediate recall
  • Get your computer and software to run faster
  • Create impressive photo books and slideshows
  • Take advantage of global adjustments
  • Improve your mobile workflow with both your iPhone and iPad
  • Deliver and share your images directly from Lightroom


Adobe® Lightroom® is the industry standard for post-production workflow and in Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide, you’ll learn Jared Platt’s gold standard for retouching and managing files quickly and efficiently.

Jared will show the ins and outs of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom Desktop. He’ll demystify the difference between each and demonstrate when to use each one for maximum output.

Jared will share tips on improving every phase of your workflow – from shooting to archiving. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest Lightroom tools and features and become faster and more skilled at adjusting your images.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Lightroom
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Lightroom and learn new features to help edit photos
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Lightroom fixes


Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.2
Adobe Lightroom Desktop 3.2
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 5.2


Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 17 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subject of photography as well as workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at


  1. Differences Between Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic
  2. Hard Drives
  3. File Organization
  4. 30,000 Foot View of Workflow
  5. Importing into Lightroom
  6. Building Previews
  7. Collections and Publish Services
  8. Keywords
  9. Hardware for Lightroom
  10. Searching for Images
  11. Selecting Images
  12. Organizing Images
  13. Collecting Images for Use
  14. Develop Module Overview
  15. Profiles
  16. Basic Adjustments
  17. Basics Panel: Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze
  18. Basics Panel: Saturation and Vibrance
  19. Tone Curve
  20. HSL
  21. Split Tone
  22. Lens Corrections
  23. Details
  24. Transform Tool
  25. Effects Panel
  26. Synchronizing for Faster Editing
  27. Spot Tool
  28. Skin Softening and Brush Work
  29. Range Masking
  30. Dodge and Burn
  31. Working with Specific Colors
  32. Edit Quickly with Gradient Filters
  33. Making Presets
  34. Preparing Image in Lightroom
  35. Content Aware Fill
  36. Skin Repair
  37. Skin Smoothing
  38. Expanding a Canvas
  39. Liquify
  40. Layers and Composite Images
  41. Sharing via Web
  42. Exporting Files
  43. Sharing with Slideshows
  44. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  45. Designing
  46. Making Prints
  47. Color Management and Profiles
  48. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  49. Using Cloud Storage
  50. Adding Images to your Portfolio
  51. Collecting for Your Portfolio
  52. Publishing Unique Websites Per Project
  53. Sharing to Instagram
  54. HDR
  55. Panorama
  56. HDR Panorama
  57. Making Presets
  58. Creating Profiles
  59. Maps
  60. Setup for Tethered Shooting
  61. Sharing with the Client
  62. Watched Folder Process
  63. Second Monitor and iPad
  64. Backup at the Camera
  65. Gnar Box Disk Backup
  66. iPhone and iPad Review
  67. Importing to Lightroom on iPad
  68. Cloud Backup
  69. Adjust, Edit, and Organize
  70. Using Lightroom Between Devices
  71. Lightroom Desktop
  72. Removing Images from the Cloud
  73. Profiles
  74. Light
  75. Color
  76. Effects
  77. Details
  78. Optics
  79. Geometry
  80. Crop
  81. Adding and Using Presets and Profiles
  82. Local Adjustments
  83. Healing Tool
  84. Synchronizing Edits
  85. Editing in Photoshop
  86. Finding Images
  87. Sharing and Exporting Albums on the Web
  88. Posting Images to Social Media
  89. Overview of Lightroom Desktop
  90. The Workflow Overview
  91. Organizing Images
  92. Albums and Shared Albums
  93. Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview
  94. Importing and Selecting Images
  95. HDR and Panoramics
  96. Light
  97. Profiles
  98. Tone Curves
  99. Color
  100. Effects
  101. Details
  102. Optics
  103. Geometry and Crop Tool
  104. Sync Settings
  105. Making and Adding Presets
  106. Healing Brush
  107. Brush Tool
  108. Gradient Tool
  109. Edit in Photoshop
  110. Finding Images with Sensei
  111. Sharing Albums on the Web
  112. Print through Photoshop
  113. Exporting Images to Files or Web Services
  114. Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices
  115. Archiving Images for Storage
  116. Review of the Workflow



Thorough but very easy to follow. I've noticed a significant improvement in my work since starting this course a couple weeks ago, and I'm also spending noticeably less time editing my photos. I appreciate that it's up-to-date as of October, 2020, so the info is current (I wish CL would take down some of the older courses, since software changes make some of them obsolete).

Kayode Olorunfemi

I have been using lightroom for upwards of 6years and I still found this course incredibly useful. It can be useful learning through desperate tutorials online, but having a course that ties everything together, coupled with foundation principles, is invaluable.