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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Importing and Selecting Images

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

94. Importing and Selecting Images

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

Importing and Selecting Images

So we want Thio import our images and once we've imported are images and we have ourselves a collection or sorry album I'm usedto to the light room Classic mentality s Oh, this is a collection enlightened classic But here it's an album So I'm gonna click on an album This is the album we just imported We're gonna take that album and organize it into folders so that we're a little bit mawr uh, organized and able to find things faster. So I'm gonna grab that. Move it into here. Drop it. There it is. So now we have our set of images. They've been imported. Notice that because I actually stole them from light Room Classic because I wanted to have full original resolution files as though I was bringing in a new card. Um, it it exported the X and P data that came with it so that star ratings and stuff like that that I put in in light room classic actually show up here because of that X and P data. So anyway, you would have normally when you imported them, you would have actually seen these as...

, uh, no stars, so there wouldn't be any stars on them, They would look more like this. Um, when you first imported them, if they directly came from a card. So now I'm going to take a look at these files and try and, um, do a little bit of selection process and find the files that I actually want to use in light room Classic. If you have a whole bunch of images selected like this Ah, Ndure click on the frame it dese elects all the other images, but that doesn't work here inside of light room desktop. And so if everything selected and it just becomes really difficult to try an unsolicited all of the images and the Onley way to do it is to hit command D for D Select. That's the That's the only way to do. I guess you could come up to a menu somewhere and do it, too, but that's the only way to do it. So just be aware of that. If you command a select Saul command de un, select everything because otherwise you'll hunt forever trying to de select something, and it just won't happen. So de select is, uh, command D. So just just be aware of that. Okay, So I'm gonna go in, and I'm gonna select images so that we can use them later. So remember these air, all panels, uh, panoramic images. And they are hdr images because we'll and we'll use them a little bit later. In our discussion here, Um, eso I'm gonna scroll through and take a look at thes and I'm just gonna hit the space bar, which is gonna take is gonna open up our images. I'm just gonna look at him and see which ones I'm really interested in. And I really am interested in this one, especially because I get to show you the process of HDR. This is a pretty good HDR toe work on. So I'm gonna highlight all of these images and give them a two star and then I'm going to scroll through. Uh, this is fine. Um, but I think I have some other ones that are even more interesting. Oh, this one's an interesting one. Here is an HDR because it's actually it has a bird in it. So where is that bird? There's a bird that's moving across this HDR. There he is right there. There's the bird And so it'll be interesting to see what happens to an HDR when there's a bird moving around through the frame. He's just kind of sailing through the frame. So I'm gonna I'm gonna choose that one is a possible candidate. Azaz. Well, uh and then I'm going Thio. It also is interesting to see what happens when you're looking at an HDR that has motion here inside the waters, the other waters moving around in the HDR. So that's an interesting one tube. We'll give that a one star. Maybe we'll work on that one on day. Then I have some panoramic images, and so I want to do some panoramic images. But I'm gonna do a a nun conventional panoramic image, which is inside looking at the ceiling. There you go. Yeah, see that? I'm looking at the ceiling of ST Peter's Cathedral and I'm going to do a panorama going up like this and we'll see how that works out. So I'm gonna take that panorama, and I'm gonna give that a three star. So now we have our images selected, and we know those are the images that we want toe work on, and we'll work on him a little bit later and then further on down as we discussed light room desktop, we're going to show you then how to wrap up, because this is all about uh, not only about how to use light room desktop, but we're also really interested in teaching the proper workflow. So remember, at this point we have taken and either a card and directly put it into light room desktop or we've grabbed a bunch of images and we've put him on a desktop somewhere. We've put him on a hard drive somewhere, and and we've pointed to that folder with light room desktop in the import dialog box. And when we did that, remember it took those images either from the card or from the desktop or the drive somewhere, and it took them and it copied them deep inside of the reaches of light room desktops catalog it copied in in there, and it's gonna wait until I'm connected back to my drive home, and then it's gonna push them off into that drive at the same time. It sent them all to the cloud, so I'm duplicated. I have them on my hard drive right now, and I have them in the cloud later on when I attach an external hard drive to it because I've told it, that's where I prefer to put stuff. It will offload the stuff off my computer onto that drive so that it's not filling up my computer. It'll be in the cloud. It'll be on that drive. And so that's where we are now, and we've brought them in into an album. Every time you import, you make sure that you make a new album, Name it something that's either based on the date or the name of the client or the name of the place that you were going or put them in a full analgesia that already exists If you If you have AH album called Vacation Photos every time you come home from a vacation and you wanna put it in there, just put it into that vacation album. Whatever it is you, however, you want to organize them. But make sure that you're putting your images into albums when you import them so that you can find them really easily. Then we're gonna come in here on do our selections, which we just did we went through and looked at him. You don't have some of the same controls that you do inside of light room Classic. So, for instance, there's not a survey mode here. Uh, this is kind of akin to your survey mode, you see is big and images you possibly can hear, and you can increase the size of these images. So you're seeing the images decent size here. Um, you could look at him in the grid here or one by one here, but I prefer toe look at images side by side when I'm selecting him, because then I can see things in comparison to each other. Uh, that's a much better way to select images. So I would prefer to look through images and select them here in this, uh, masonry style rather than in the grid style. Just because I can see bigger images. Um, but that's just my preference. But there is no survey mode inside of light room desktop, which I really love inside of light room Classic. And remember that if you happen to have an IPad or an IPhone and you want to travel, you don't necessarily have to bring your laptop with you when you're traveling, just bring your IPhone or just bring your IPad and any image that you put into light room there is automatically gonna go up to the cloud. The full file. Even if it's a 13 megapixel raw file, it's gonna go the cloud, and then it's gonna come down, and it's gonna show up right here inside a light room desktop in a folder with the exact date that you shot it when you go up here into the by date section, so you would simply just come here and grab them by day, or if when you put them into your IPad, you actually imported them into an album. Then they'll be in the album, sitting right down here wherever you place them. So it's a beautiful workforce system. The light room ecosystem is in full display when you're working inside of light room desktop because it's 100% connected. They have built light room desktop to utilize the every aspect of the light room ecosystem. And so that's where we are. And that is how you organize an import into light room desktop

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

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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).