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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 7 of 116

Collections and Publish Services


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 7 of 116

Collections and Publish Services


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Collections and Publish Services

and then this option is one of my favorites. And that is toe add it to a collection. So I always add every image that I'm bringing in tow light room to a collection. And I do it for one reason. And that is that light room classic Onley sends images to the cloud through a collection. Collections are the point of entry to the cloud. So if you make a collection, you can then share it to the cloud. If you don't have a collection of images, you cannot share anything to the cloud. And so I want everything shared to the cloud because that helps my workflow. Um, so I'm going to click this little plus button up here on the right hand side, and I'm gonna name this collection, and we're just gonna call this, um creativelive import. And I'm gonna put that inside of a specific folder so that I can remain organized. Where is that folder? There it is. Right there. I already had it selected. Okay, so I'm putting inside of a folder to kind of keep myself organized, and then I'm going to sink it with l...

ight room. So when it says sync with light room. It means sync with light room ecosystem. That's what they should call it sink with light room ecosystem. But they don't. So you're synchronizing it with the light room ecosystem and I hit create. So now I have a collection here, and that collection is going to be synchronized with the light room ecosystem. And now we get down to the very bottom, which is also important. So all of the stuff on the right hand side is there for a reason. It's all important, so use it. So first things first. If I know that I want all of these to be black and white or I want all of them to have a specific look to them, I can add any developed preset right here on the way in so that I never even see them in color. Just turn him all the black and white, or add whatever film look you like so you can add that there you can also add metadata here, and the way you do that is you click on here and you cook on new, so you have to actually create these presets. But they're really important to create. So we're gonna make a couple right now. So what we want to do is we want to create, uh, a 2020 copyright. So every time images come in, it's going toe automatically copyright them for you. It's gonna Well, it's not gonna copyright him for you. Um, images air copyrighted because you took them. So you own the copyright on your images right off the bat. Um, then you have to register them if you want certain protections. Um And so, uh, this is just to identify who owns the copyright, and since you photographed it, you own the copyright. You may not have registered it, but you certainly own the copyright. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go down to the copyright area, which is here, and I'm gonna type in 2020. Ah, comma Jared Platt. So oops, that is the copyright, and I'm gonna tell it that it is copyrighted and then writes and usage. I just go in and put ah, see website, and then I go to www dot Jared platt dot com. There you go. So now if someone finds that photo somewhere stray on the web, if they look at the info. If they're actually interested in knowing who owns the copyright, they can find it because it's inside the file. So I'm gonna hit, create. Oh, first off, in this preset, I'm gonna save it. So we're going to save. This is a new preset, and by the way, everywhere inside of light room, there are presets galore. So every little place that you're doing something over and over and over again, there's a preset, and I want you to always make presets to make sure that you are never doing the same thing twice. So for the rest of 2020 I will use this preset. And then in 2021 I'll make a new preset. So 2020 copyright on create. So now that's a preset for this, and it will automatically put all that in, and you can see how much other data you could put in. So if you're constantly doing a specific kind of shoot that requires a whole bunch of information, you can put it in here and create a preset specifically for that shoot or that location so that you're never having to entering that information again. So we're going to create that one open our exists. Good. Cancel that. So now we're gonna come down here and click on the copyright and then we're gonna keyword.

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.