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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 8 of 116



Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 8 of 116



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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

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.