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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

8. Keywords


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


Now the question is, what do we keyword? And, ah, so it's just a matter of knowing what's on the card and adding that keyword to it. So if it's a wedding, I would put wedding comma. And then I put the location of the wedding comma Arizona comma Phoenix comma, uh, the hotel comma, maybe the person who was planning the wedding, those kind of things. Things that are always available on all of the on everything. So you're not gonna put in, like, bride or groom or, uh, woman or man or something like that, because that's not common to every image. You're only going to put keywords in here that could logically be applied toe every image on the entire shoot. So if you're traveling in Italy and the shot of the shoot that you did is in Rome, you could put Rome, But tomorrow shoots on a different card, and so you're gonna import a different card, so that might be in Sienna. So do it. You're gonna have one card as you import it. It's gonna be Rome common Italy comma travel, comma, personal comma. ...

You know, summer, whatever, Something like that. But you're not going to put in Coliseum and ST Peter's Cathedral stuff like that. You'll add that stuff later. Okay, so in this case, I know that this isn't in Michigan, and you can see that as you are working in your catalog. If you've used a key word before those keywords Aaron, a big, long list of keywords. So as I start typing in this keyword, you can see that it's already figuring out. Oh, he's used this keyword before and so all I have to do is just click the comma and it will automatically import that. So ah, so Mackinac Island is also word that I've used when in relation of Michigan. So I hit the comma and that accepts that one. And then I put travel and look as I there. I don't have to type in the whole word cause it knows light room becomes smarter and smarter and smarter as you work. And that's one reason why you don't want to create a new catalogue for every single job. It's better to actually have one big catalogue and work within that one catalogue because it starts to remember stuff, and it makes your job easier. So um, personal. So there's personal and click on that comma. So I'm just adding keywords that will help me find these images whenever I want to. So, personal travel. Mackinac Island, Michigan. Okay, so that is what I'm going to add as my keywords. And now I'm done here. Now, one thing you should note, um, is that anything that you're adding to these settings here? If you do it all the time, you should also know that you can create presets way down here at the bottom. There's this little dark bar. This is import presets, and you can actually create a preset here. I don't have any because I'm constantly working on different things, But, um, you can create a preset here, so that will just automatically Phil everything and for you. And you only have to do much of this stuff. So the last thing that we're missing here is where we getting the files, So I'm gonna go over to the left hand side, go to the source, and I know that they're inside of my raid one system in the Jobs folder, and it's right here in this personal folder boom. That's everything for me. and I am. I'm seeing a preview of everything. Now it's important to note there is a little thing over here that you should know about. And it says don't import suspected duplicates. If I were to check that box right now, they would all go dark on me. See that they get grayed out. And the reason for that is that they're already inside my catalogue. So I already have these inside the catalog because they're already there. And I'm just showing you how I'm importing these images, these air, not new images that I shot. Um, but I want to import them, so I'm going to uncheck that so that they will actually come in. But if you're putting images into your catalog, especially for those of you who have lots of images in a catalog already and you have a whole bunch of say you have on entire folder or an entire drive of images that you want to organize, but you're not sure if they're in light room or not in light room, you just want to bring in all these new photos that you just happen to find on this mess of hard drive plug the hard drive in, import the entire hard drive and just click this. Don't import suspected duplicates and it will import everything except for the files that are already inside a light room. So I'll help you to organize yourself. And then once you've done that, you could then take those images from within light room and move them around to where you want the organize them. They could take that driving, Chuck it, get rid of it, or port it, put it in storage, but right on it with a Sharpie marker that this is a drive that's no longer useful, like all the images are somewhere else. That what? You don't have to go through it again sometime when you forgot that you did it. Okay, so we're gonna leave that unchecked, and now we're going to click the import key, and it's going to start building are job. So it's pulling in all those images. You can see that it's already imported them. And because it's using the embedded in sidecar previews, they're already there. So I could start looking through these files right now. Just like this. No problem. Very easy to get through. Um, so I have. No, It's very easy for me to get through all these files while I'm looking at while they're importing, and it's building smart previews right now. But I'm able to do that because I did the embedded inside car. If I was building one for once, I would have to walk away from the system because it really taxes the system, so it's it's working hard on that system.

Class Description

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  • 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


Dan Clarke

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


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).