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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 80 of 116



Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 80 of 116



Lesson Info


the last thing that we do to a photograph, or maybe the first thing that we do to a photograph based on, uh, just kind of a global thing that we're doing two photographs is the crop itself and whether or not we do it at the beginning or whether we do it at the end, it's still a very important part of your photograph because every image has four frame edges and what you do with him is everything. And so there is a tool here that's fully committed to the crop. It's just it's not up here. It's right here. So I'm gonna click on that crop tool and inside the crop tool, you have the options for different aspect ratios. So three by two is kind of a normal sized nowadays. But if you happen to be working on a or you want a four by five, uh, style crop, you would click here, Um, which would be really appropriate for this photo because this guy is actually using an old style four by five camera. So I think I'll stick with the four by five. I think that's kind of funny, Um, but the crop means ever...

ything. And so as I'm negotiating crop Aiken Group dragged the crop around like this, I can drag the center of the crop, or I mean, the edges of the crop. If I grab a side of a crop, it starts to crop. Both sides independent are together. Um, at the same time, same thing with the bottom. Um, so I'm gonna negotiate this crop based on my edges. If I want to adjust the crop kind of angle it, then I'm going to sit outside of this and I don't have to grab onto this control I can grab over here anywhere outside the crop allows me to angle it. And it also has these guidelines. As soon as I click on it to to move, it has guidelines that help me kind of negotiate so that I get this edge right here of this building. I'm lining it up with those grid lines inside of the crop tool. Um and then I also have the ability to flip the crop. I have the ability to flip the actual image itself, which would be a bad idea, because there's actual text information in there. But if you didn't have texting information in there. It's certainly capable of flipping your image either way. Um, and then there's the straighten option. And so in this case, I'm just gonna kind of crop to here and hit done, And then I'm gonna go out and I'm gonna find another image. So we're just gonna go looking for an image here that's of a landscape so any landscape will do. But I want one that has a specific or there we go. Now let's actually let's look at this all my horizons. Air two straight. I'll bet you they're not actually straight. They just already been cropped. Um, let's see if this one's already been cropped. Nope, it hasn't. But if I want to make sure that I have a perfectly straight horizon, I can use this straightened tool. Simply click on that straightened tool and it straightens it, and it didn't have to do much, but it just automatically looks for her. Rise in line so you can do that again. You can. You can follow it like this, But if you're here and you want to straighten it, just click. Straighten and boom. It finds the horizon line, and it allows you to quickly straighten your image. And then from there on out, if you just grab the edges, you can re negotiate the crop. But again, everything hinges around the crop. The crop is so important, so I'm always looking to see what am I creating in a photograph based on. See how this window down here is is playing with the edge of the crop, So I'm really looking to give myself ah, shapes over in the left hand bottom corner. There's a nice little triangle, so the crop does all of that, and it's really important to pay attention to your crops. So don't forget the crop tool click done, and now you're images cropped and ready to be adjusted further inside of your, um, local adjustment tools.

Class Description

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  • 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.