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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Hardware for Lightroom

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

9. Hardware for Lightroom

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

Hardware for Lightroom

now, um, one thing that you should know, Um and that is that light room is a ram and a graphics Ah, card and a processor hog. So light room classic uses all three of those things. So if you find that the process of building smart previews building previews, exporting images Ah, that kind of activity is really difficult for your computer because it's slowing it down. There are three places you need to look. First, you need to look at your ram. Do you have enough RAM? 32 gigabytes around 64 gigabytes around. None of those are, uh, overkill. So if you could get 64 gets 64. If you can get 28 128 the more ram you have, the better off you'll be. So that's the first thing. Second thing speed of a hard drive, wherever your catalog is, should be a fast, hard drive, so make sure that you are working on the fastest possible hard drive. So we're going to have lots of RAM fast, hard drive. So a, uh, SSD drive is better than a spinning drive, so catalogues should not be on spinning drives So put yo...

ur catalogue on the internal drive. The fastest possible connection to a solid state drive is where you want your catalog to be. So that's the second thing is that you need a really fast, hard drive. So lots of ram fast, hard drive. The next thing is a good graphics processor, so you want an actual dedicated graphics processors something that is really good. So, for instance, this laptop is fairly good at running light room because it has two graphics processors in it. One of them is specific to allow the program to use, and the other one is doing the monitor stuff and all that. So there's two graphics processors, and if you get a laptop that only has one in it and it's just kind of a general graphics processor, you're probably gonna have issues with slowness in light room because you don't have a dedicated graphics processor that's actually doing work. Four Light room. It's just trying your graphics processors too busy working the monitor. So that's another thing that will help you. And then, of course, this the speed of your computer itself on. And for those of you who are knowledgeable about computers. There are two things now in these days with computers. There's how many cores are in your system, and then the clock speed of the system and light room cares more about the clock speed. Not all that much about the course. So if you're choosing a computer right now and you're like, what computer should I get to one run light room? You're really options. Should be. Get a high clock speed. Don't worry about the course. Yeah, you know, get as many quarters you like or whatever, but half those course aren't gonna be used by light room. So don't worry about getting all of these cores. That's not gonna help you if you're doing other stuff, maybe, but light room? No. So what you want is doesn't matter about the course. You want a high clock speed, you want lots of ram, You want fast, solid state hard drive, and you want to make sure that you have a good graphics processor that is dedicated toe work on on programs rather than just running the monitor on DSO. In this case, it's a pretty good system. This is This is a fairly new Mac book pro, but I have something else that helps me. And that is this unit right over here on the right hand side of me. Um, is a e g p you. It's an external graph graphics processor. And so, if you notice that your light room is a little too slow for your tastes, then get yourself an E GPU. They're not super expensive. They just simply plug into your computer and they actually take away some of the of the graphics heavy stuff and they pull some of that off. But if you're gonna do it, let me show you really quickly. You need to go into your hard drive and into the applications and inside of your applications. If this is on Mac, I don't know exactly how you do this on Windows, but I'm sure you'll figure it out. If you're a Windows person, um, you simply click on the actual, uh, icon for the program and click command I to get info and you'll find an option right here. Once you have a GPU installed. Any GPU, it says, prefer external GPU. I have just told light room that whenever you're working, you should send your workload off to the IGP you, the external graphics processor, so that I'm not hogging up all my space here inside of the computer. So my computer can be working on what it needs to be working on, and it can send tasks out to an external graphics processor. So if you have an older computer and you're like, oh, light room slowing down, I needed to be faster. You could do that. You can get light room to speed up, and you don't have to necessarily buy a new computer. Just get yourself any GPU. Plug it in. It's a lot less expensive than buying a new computer, and you'll find that you it relieves some of the tension on the internal processing in your computer. So that's just some good tips on speed on, and you'll notice the speed differences a lot when you're exporting and importing files. And that's why I tell you now, because importing is quite a hog on your computers processors, both graphics processors and your internal processor

Class Description

All lessons are also available here for individual purchase.

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • 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

ABOUT JARED’S CLASS:

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.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • 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

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.2
Adobe Lightroom Desktop 3.2
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 5.2

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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 www.jaredplattworkshops.com.

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

Student Work

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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).