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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 74 of 115



Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 74 of 115



Lesson Info


So now we're gonna work in the light area, which is basically our exposures or contrasts are highlights, that kind of stuff. And so I'm gonna take the exposure on this up just a little bit, and I'm gonna add a little bit. Actually, I'm gonna bring the contrast down a little bit. Just a tiny bit. I like bringing contrast down helps to soften the image a little bit. Um, and then I'm gonna take the highlights down because I'm really particularly interested in the bird and how much I can see in its in its white feathers. So I'm just gonna take that highlight down until I can make sure I see enough detail in the feathers. But I don't want to go too far where I start to lose some of this information here. So once I've done that, I'm going to play around with the shadows. I'm gonna deep in them just a little bit. But really, where the shadows air gonna be important is in the black area. So I'm gonna take the blacks down. There we go. I like the way that's looking now, Um and then I I could pl...

ay around with white the white just generally and adds a little bit of punch. But most of the time I'm gonna If you double click it, it takes it back to its its ah original point in the middle. Generally, I leaves the white alone. I don't do much with the white. Um, so that is my adjustments here. But also note that I can also use a curve. So in the same area in the light area is curves So right up here, next to the actual light panel, top is a curve. And if I click on it now, you'll see a curve, which is really nice. I love working on the curves on an IPad because the curve is literally over the top of the image. So I get to work on the curve and look at the curve at the same time and notice that there's color. So this is all of them. This is R G and B. This is red. This is green. This is blue, so we can adjust the curve separately on each different color. So if I click on just the RGB So I'm working on all of those, um, and then I go into here. Aiken kind of tone down the stuff that is darker and bring the highlights back up. And all the while I'm looking at the bird. And the great thing is that I can I can do some pretty interesting effects with a curve by taking away some of its ability to give me pure whites or pure blacks so I can take, for instance, if I grab the black point at the very bottom and bring it up. I'm basically removing its ability to show black because right here, notice right there. I have no black. So black doesn't equal black down here anymore. I've removed its ability. So there's there's black equals black and then, as I say, black can Onley equal kind of a dark gray. It gives it this really beautiful look. And by the way, if you if you double click, this are if you single, click it, you actually get a full screen, and that's really fun toe work that way. But we're gonna go back so we can see our controls. I like the way this curve is looking, but now if I want to work on a couple more colors, I can come in and say, Well, I want the blue to react a little bit differently and so I'm going to say, I want all blew it. Actually, let's work on the green. I want all green to get increased like this in the highlights, but in the shadows, I wanted to decrease, which makes it a little bit purple. And then in the Reds, I want the shadows to have a little bit more red. But in the highlights, I want a little less red. Now, if I go too far, I start. See, I get kind of that scion. Look, I don't want to go too far, so I'm just gonna do that. And then I'm gonna go into the blue and in the blue. I'm going to bring up the blue a little bit and bring it down. Well, actually, let's leave it up in the highlights as well. I like that curve. So I've done different curve for each color until I really like the way it looks. So now I'm done with that curve, I can collapse the light area, and now this is the basic construct for my photograph, and I really like the way it looks

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 Mobile and Lightroom Desktop
  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. HDR and Panoramics
  95. Light
  96. Profiles
  97. Tone Curves
  98. Color
  99. Effects
  100. Details
  101. Optics
  102. Geometry and Crop Tool
  103. Sync Settings
  104. Making and Adding Presets
  105. Healing Brush
  106. Brush Tool
  107. Gradient Tool
  108. Edit in Photoshop
  109. Finding Images with Sensei
  110. Sharing Albums on the Web
  111. Print through Photoshop
  112. Exporting Images to Files or Web Services
  113. Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices
  114. Archiving Images for Storage
  115. Review of the Workflow