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Geometry and Crop Tool

Lesson 103 from: Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

103. Geometry and Crop Tool

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Differences Between Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic

19:42
2

Hard Drives

08:06
3

File Organization

08:31
4

30,000 Foot View of Workflow

05:36
5

Importing into Lightroom

04:10
6

Building Previews

07:14
7

Collections and Publish Services

05:11
8

Keywords

06:27
9

Hardware for Lightroom

06:08
10

Searching for Images

07:51
11

Selecting Images

14:15
12

Organizing Images

04:02
13

Collecting Images for Use

14:56
14

Develop Module Overview

10:15
15

Profiles

11:34
16

Basic Adjustments

11:45
17

Basics Panel: Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze

05:31
18

Basics Panel: Saturation and Vibrance

02:40
19

Tone Curve

09:26
20

HSL

04:48
21

Split Tone

08:19
22

Lens Corrections

08:32
23

Details

09:34
24

Transform Tool

05:52
25

Effects Panel

10:00
26

Synchronizing for Faster Editing

07:40
27

Spot Tool

17:51
28

Skin Softening and Brush Work

07:00
29

Range Masking

13:28
30

Dodge and Burn

17:36
31

Working with Specific Colors

08:30
32

Edit Quickly with Gradient Filters

11:22
33

Making Presets

13:24
34

Preparing Image in Lightroom

09:51
35

Content Aware Fill

11:14
36

Skin Repair

02:44
37

Skin Smoothing

14:39
38

Expanding a Canvas

04:30
39

Liquify

10:22
40

Layers and Composite Images

12:54
41

Sharing via Web

17:52
42

Exporting Files

10:47
43

Sharing with Slideshows

08:00
44

Archiving Photos and Catalogs

19:54
45

Designing

13:35
46

Making Prints

11:27
47

Color Management and Profiles

13:00
48

Archiving Photos and Catalogs

11:31
49

Using Cloud Storage

04:09
50

Adding Images to your Portfolio

09:23
51

Collecting for Your Portfolio

18:03
52

Publishing Unique Websites Per Project

19:48
53

Sharing to Instagram

07:06
54

HDR

15:32
55

Panorama

06:41
56

HDR Panorama

09:54
57

Making Presets

15:39
58

Creating Profiles

18:09
59

Maps

07:08
60

Setup for Tethered Shooting

23:21
61

Sharing with the Client

05:42
62

Watched Folder Process

07:04
63

Second Monitor and iPad

06:09
64

Backup at the Camera

03:50
65

Gnar Box Disk Backup

06:45
66

iPhone and iPad Review

12:52
67

Importing to Lightroom on iPad

02:59
68

Cloud Backup

04:39
69

Adjust, Edit, and Organize

07:46
70

Using Lightroom Between Devices

11:27
71

Lightroom Desktop

05:27
72

Removing Images from the Cloud

10:49
73

Profiles

09:34
74

Light

04:34
75

Color

05:36
76

Effects

15:22
77

Details

08:33
78

Optics

03:49
79

Geometry

04:12
80

Crop

04:39
81

Adding and Using Presets and Profiles

13:41
82

Local Adjustments

15:40
83

Healing Tool

03:29
84

Synchronizing Edits

04:57
85

Editing in Photoshop

08:54
86

Finding Images

07:09
87

Sharing and Exporting Albums on the Web

09:18
88

Posting Images to Social Media

14:01
89

Overview of Lightroom Desktop

07:35
90

The Workflow Overview

10:08
91

Organizing Images

05:10
92

Albums and Shared Albums

18:21
93

Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview

04:36
94

Importing and Selecting Images

09:23
95

HDR and Panoramics

22:44
96

Light

07:47
97

Profiles

07:23
98

Tone Curves

02:57
99

Color

08:35
100

Effects

17:01
101

Details

12:43
102

Optics

04:05
103

Geometry and Crop Tool

06:01
104

Sync Settings

02:40
105

Making and Adding Presets

03:48
106

Healing Brush

02:21
107

Brush Tool

03:14
108

Gradient Tool

04:16
109

Edit in Photoshop

02:53
110

Finding Images with Sensei

06:32
111

Sharing Albums on the Web

04:57
112

Print through Photoshop

02:09
113

Exporting Images to Files or Web Services

04:36
114

Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices

05:24
115

Archiving Images for Storage

09:55
116

Review of the Workflow

07:20

Lesson Info

Geometry and Crop Tool

the next tool at the very bottom of the um adjustment area is the geometry. Geometry is looking at the image itself and seeing whether or not I'm square on to whatever I'm shooting. So sometimes if you're shooting a city, you can see that there's kind of like a a parallax thing happening where you're closer to the bottom and so the tops of the buildings look smaller because they're further away. So you're seeing perspective happening looking up. Same thing happens anywhere you go, and especially when you come into a shot like the one I'm looking at here, where I have these great windows. But the windows are are kind of against the edge of the frame. And so it's really important that those windows air square with the frame so that the photograph looks really, uh, solid. And so what I want to do is I want to go in, and I want to make sure that I might have been, you know, a little bit too far this way or a little bit too far that way, right or left. Maybe I was down a little bit further.

And so the windows are starting to kind of parallax and get smaller on the top. And so I want to even that out and kind of change my camera position, actually, so that the windows air really square. So the way that I do that is I go into the geometry panel and I'm going to go to the upright options here and in the upright options. I have different options. I could do auto and let it try and fix it itself. Or I could do level and just try and get it toe level the image. I can also tell it to do a vertical which tries to fix the vertical lines. But my favorite is the guided. When I click on guided, I get to use this little tool right here That looks like a cross. So I'm gonna grab this cross. And by the way, if you hover on anything, all these little help tools pop up, so I'm gonna click on that cross, and now I have the option. So I click on that cross and then I have the option to start grabbing lines and I have to verticals and two horizontal is that I can use. So I'm gonna click on the first vertical line. That's important, which is those windows. So that's the first vertical line. And nothing happened because there's not enough information yet. The second vertical line that matters to me, it could be these windows or even better. It could be this staircase right here that the little girl is on there. So what's just happened is it squared up both the staircase and the windows with the bottom and top of the frame. But I actually think that maybe that staircase is a little bit skewed. So instead I'm gonna come up and do the windows instead and notice that it kind of went wonky for a second boom There. So now are our windows and are the top of our building are completely square now. What happened was when I did that, I went wonky on me. I ended up losing the edge of my frame here, so I lost the windows. So let me just quickly delete this and start over so that we have let's go into our crop tool because it crops, see what it did. It cropped everything out. So I'm gonna go back and start over again because I really kind of messed that one up. All right, so and there's the crop tool. Um, okay, so now I'm gonna go back and click on that little cross. I'm gonna try that again. I'm gonna start at the top. There we go. So now hasn't done anything because they're not enough information. And now I'm gonna grab on the bottom window, and I'm just going to go across that one and see now both the window edges, top and bottom are square with the top and bottom of my frame. So now I'm gonna do the same thing with the side windows. So I'm just going to click on the side of the window here and this, do this and then this side of the window here and do that. So now it's squared up that window with the right and left frame. So I have a perfectly perpendicular and ah ah, parallel window edges with my frame edges. So it's really quite nice. Now this paired with if you go into the optics and and remove of the lens correction issues, so click on lens correction, and it kind of gets rid of the Boeing of things and I want to keep the lensman yet ing in there. That looks really quite nice. And then we just need to crop it. So that's the next tool we need to look at. So in the crop tool, which is right below the edit tool, click on crop and you'll find the crop tool. And then I'm just gonna crop out that side so that I'm equal distant with those windows there. And ah, And by the way, if I want to in the crop tool, um, I can keep the original aspect ratio. Or I can say I want this to be a two by three or four by six aspect ratio. And then when I grab it and drag it it, it increases and decreases all equally so that it's it maintains that aspect ratio. So I'm gonna just shift click. I'm just gonna click up here, drag this around until I get the exact crop that I want and done, and I like that image a lot. So that's the crop tool

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Adobe Lightroom Mobile Cloud
Adobe Lightroom Image Pipeline System
Workflow in Adobe Lightroom
BW Preset Collection
Color Art Pro Profiles

Ratings and Reviews

Ira Richterman
 

I am truly a recreational novice in the photography world and this video is fantastic. Photography has become a very technical world both on the camera side as well as post production. Jared has great teaching skills and sure makes it look very simple. I would recommend this video for those starting out in Lightroom as this program can be overwhelming and has a daunting amount of information. I would like to know if there is a resource of location of contact to ask a question or two for clarifications as a viewer goes through the course. For example, when making a new collection and if you choose the option of making this new collection a target collection, what happens if you then make another new collection and select that new collection to be a target collection? If you click on B to add a photo to a target collection and you made two target collections then where does this virtual selection go, ie into which target collection? Thanks Ira irichterma@aol.com

Dan Clarke
 

This class was great. I've never used Lightroom before and now I feel comfortable in it. Massive amount of good info.

Hannah
 

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).

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