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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 85 of 116

Editing in Photoshop


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 85 of 116

Editing in Photoshop


Lesson Info

Editing in Photoshop

So now I told you that we wanted to, um, taken image here and we wanted to take it into Photoshopped because the tools that we have here inside of light room mobile are not quite as good or fast at retouching images. So what we're going to do. And it used to be that if you wanted to retouch your images, you would actually come in and work on them here inside of light room. And then once you were done working on him in light room, then you would take them, send them home and then open them in Photoshop on your computer at home because that was the only place to do it. It was also possible to do it on things like there's a small program called Photoshopped Fix and there's one called Photoshopped Mix, And there was like one photo shop ish program per thing that you wanted to do. But now we have a photo shop on the IPad, and it is every bit as powerful. There are some tools that are still missing, which I'm really, really eager to see happen, but who knows when they'll come like, for insta...

nce, liquefy is not there yet, and I wish it was. But hopefully sometime in the near future, we'll have liquefy as well because they keep adding new tools as quickly as they can. So But for now, retouching is very awesome. Inside of light room mobile, our Emmy inside of Photoshopped on your mobile device. So this is how you get there? I take an image that I already have here, and especially if this image is not a smart preview. If this image is an actual real file, this one right here is a smart preview. Um, so it's going to be I'm retouching a smaller version of the image. I would much rather retouch the full image. So especially when you're doing traveling. If you're traveling, make sure that you if you do the round trip that we've been talking about, if you do the idea of take your images from your camera, put them into a NAR box or some other storage device, and then put them onto your IPad so that you have the full original raw photo here on your IPad. Then you can do all the retouching you like, and you'll be retouching the full original file size, and that's even better so But I'm gonna show you with the smart preview, because this is an image that I think is a good example of something that we should retouch inside a photo shop. So I'm gonna click on up here. There's a little share icon. I'm a click on that share icon, and I'm gonna ask it to share it to, So I'm sharing it, too. And you can see that there's a copy to photo shop icon. So I'm gonna click that copy to Photo Shop and it opened it inside a photo shop. So now, inside a photo shop, you'll recognize that there's a lot of these tools here on my little red dot has now turned into, like, a little tiny blue dot. Hopefully, you can still see that, but there's a lot of tools right up here on the left hand side. And then on the right hand side is all your layers, and this right here is you're masking tools over here. Ah, there's all sorts of stuff here that has to have layers right here is your, um, adjustment layers. So there's a lot of stuff that's fairly familiar and photo shop on the IPad is meant to be fairly simple, Um, and to include all of the tools that you actually need for on the go work. And it's pretty powerful. So let's go in and use our, uh, healing tool. And now I'm just going to change the size of the brush and I'm going to so you can see there's the brush size and I need it to be pretty small, but I gotta zoom in here so I can see how big it really needs to be. So let's make that thing small, and then we're gonna We don't want it. We want it pretty well. Feathered, so pretty decent feather. And then you can sample all layers or just the one. We only have one layer. So no big deal. And then pressure size for the pen. And so the apple pencil is pretty good on pressure. So I'm gonna use it, and I'm gonna zoom in here and watch how well this works. I just love this. It's fantastic. So it's really easy to get in there and work, and because it's on the IPad, it just I could just have it in my lap. It's really easy to work with, and it does a fantastic job like I would actually prefer to edit on my IPad than on my tablet at home. Just really have enjoyed working inside of the mobile version of photo shop. So it's just because you're working right on the photograph and it's right in your lap. It doesn't take any time, just super fast. Now let's go work with that hair again. Any time that you're working with a piece of hair that's crossing a lot of different types of textures, kind of work in chunks. Don't try and do it all at once and then come across to the teeth here. Here we go. Good. That needs to be a little bit better, all right. And then I'm going to do something else. I'm gonna do a stamp tool and the reason I'm doing stamp tools because that little piece of hair is stealing um, from the tooth. And so I've got to come in and just choose a spot here and then paste it here. And I need to undo that because it needs to be a softer version. So the opacity needs to change quite a bit. So we're gonna come in here and change the opacity so that we're not doing a full 100%. And again if I hold if you if you look on the left hand side, there's like a little circle on her teeth. If you hold that, then it's like holding the option key. And clicking gives you like this is where I'm gonna take the information from, and then I'm gonna paste it here, There, that work better. Okay, so that is working inside a photo shop and isn't necessarily photo shop class, but photo shop on the IPad, it's Ah, it's a really good start right now, and it's available to you. You can download it. You can work on it. Um, and it it's great for retouching. It's great for layering. It's got masking in it so you can do quite a bit with it. And the beauty is, is that once you save it back into light room, or if you just hit, save when you when you go back to your computer and open up photo shop on your computer, this this photo will be available to photo shop on your computer on your opening screen. Um, and you can also share it back toe light room. So if I finished it and I like the way it looked, I could simply just click on this share button again, and I'm gonna publish an export, and I'm gonna choose to publish a PSD. So I'm I want to send the best file type I can back toe light room and I'm gonna click on Export, and it's gonna ask me where I want to send it. I want to send it right back toe light room. Ah, and I need to just launch light room to see it. And now I'm gonna be See, It says one photo was successfully imported into light room. And so now I just need to go get that photo and the easiest way to find that photo because it doesn't actually put it back in the collection, which it should. But it doesn't because it's not a true round trip yet. Hopefully those two will connect in the near future. So if I want to find it, I just need to go to the recently added. And there she is right there. And that is how we round trip inside of our mobile device, from light room to photo shop and back. And we can do all of that while we're on the road because we don't actually need a computer anymore to go to photo shop. So that is going to photo shop from light room and back.

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.