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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 79 of 116



Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 79 of 116



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And so now we're gonna go to the geometry section. The geometry section is very important when you're dealing with architectural work, but it also works well with people in the shot because it does a good job at renegotiating, um, the geometry of a photograph without destroying the geometry of the person. So I'm gonna fix this shot because it's this shot is all about frames and about perpendicular and, uh, horizontal lines. So I am going, uh, parallel lines, I should say. So I'm going to fix those, and I'm gonna do it with four lines. So we need to vertical lines and we need to horizontal lines in order to fix this photograph. So I could do this in several ways. There's a lot of different options here where I could actually, you know, play around with the distortion of the photograph. Like this woo, Um, I can do that. I can play around with the vertical and horizontal versions of, so I could do that. But this is all kind of a waste of time, actually. Hear better is to come in here and ...

use geometry and click on this little cross looking button. When I click on that. I'm actually going to get to draw lines that show where the hurl the important horizontal and vertical lines are. So the first whore vertical line is this window. So I'm gonna click here, hopes and add a point, and I'm gonna click here and drag there, and I'm gonna click and drag a line. I don't know why. Didn't work just a second ago, but here we are and let go. So that's the first vertical line. But you'll notice that nothing changed because I haven't added a second vertical line. So now I'm gonna come over on the left side and click on this window sill and give it the next vertical line. And now it shifted. So now all of our vertical lines, based on the one on the right and the one on the left have been fixed. But I still have some skew going on based on the horizontal. So now I'm going to come in and grab a horizontal line here like this Hopes grab a horizontal line like this. Not sure why that keeps doing that. I think I'm touching something here. Okay, so I'm gonna draw ah, horizontal line here across these windows there. And now you can see that it re negotiated itself again based on three lines. And now I'm gonna draw the last important line, which is down here a the bottom and it's gonna be that wall and I kind of messed up that line. So I need to grab this part and re negotiate it until it's right. I messed it up again. They're So now I have all four lines drawn. And if I turn off the geometry so that you can just see look at that, it is super perfectly square. And I love the shot that way because now all of those windows are perfectly square with the frame edge itself. And now it's It's the shot that I wanted. Um, obviously, I wasn't perfectly square when I shot the shot, but that's okay. I have the ability to fix it here in the geometry section, inside of light room itself. So that is geometry inside of light room. And my suggestion is that you usually use this guided option as opposed to you have other options, like auto and level on vertical. Those all just kind of automatically trying. Choose based on Oh, he wants everything vertical. He wants everything level. But my favorite is the guided inside of the geometry section.

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.