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Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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93. Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview


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2 Hard Drives Duration:08:06
3 File Organization Duration:08:31
4 30,000 Foot View of Workflow Duration:05:36
5 Importing into Lightroom Duration:04:10
6 Building Previews Duration:07:14
8 Keywords Duration:06:27
9 Hardware for Lightroom Duration:06:08
10 Searching for Images Duration:07:51
11 Selecting Images Duration:14:15
12 Organizing Images Duration:04:02
13 Collecting Images for Use Duration:14:56
14 Develop Module Overview Duration:10:15
15 Profiles Duration:11:34
16 Basic Adjustments Duration:11:45
19 Tone Curve Duration:09:26
20 HSL Duration:04:48
21 Split Tone Duration:08:19
22 Lens Corrections Duration:08:32
23 Details Duration:09:34
24 Transform Tool Duration:05:52
25 Effects Panel Duration:10:00
27 Spot Tool Duration:17:51
28 Skin Softening and Brush Work Duration:07:00
29 Range Masking Duration:13:28
30 Dodge and Burn Duration:17:36
31 Working with Specific Colors Duration:08:30
33 Making Presets Duration:13:24
34 Preparing Image in Lightroom Duration:09:51
35 Content Aware Fill Duration:11:14
36 Skin Repair Duration:02:44
37 Skin Smoothing Duration:14:39
38 Expanding a Canvas Duration:04:30
39 Liquify Duration:10:22
40 Layers and Composite Images Duration:12:54
41 Sharing via Web Duration:17:52
42 Exporting Files Duration:10:47
43 Sharing with Slideshows Duration:08:00
44 Archiving Photos and Catalogs Duration:19:54
45 Designing Duration:13:35
46 Making Prints Duration:11:27
47 Color Management and Profiles Duration:13:00
48 Archiving Photos and Catalogs Duration:11:31
49 Using Cloud Storage Duration:04:09
51 Collecting for Your Portfolio Duration:18:03
53 Sharing to Instagram Duration:07:06
54 HDR Duration:15:32
55 Panorama Duration:06:41
56 HDR Panorama Duration:09:54
57 Making Presets Duration:15:39
58 Creating Profiles Duration:18:09
59 Maps Duration:07:08
60 Setup for Tethered Shooting Duration:23:21
61 Sharing with the Client Duration:05:42
62 Watched Folder Process Duration:07:04
63 Second Monitor and iPad Duration:06:09
64 Backup at the Camera Duration:03:50
65 Gnar Box Disk Backup Duration:06:45
66 iPhone and iPad Review Duration:12:52
67 Importing to Lightroom on iPad Duration:02:59
68 Cloud Backup Duration:04:39
69 Adjust, Edit, and Organize Duration:07:46
71 Lightroom Desktop Duration:05:27
72 Removing Images from the Cloud Duration:10:49
73 Profiles Duration:09:34
74 Light Duration:04:34
75 Color Duration:05:36
76 Effects Duration:15:22
77 Details Duration:08:33
78 Optics Duration:03:49
79 Geometry Duration:04:12
80 Crop Duration:04:39
82 Local Adjustments Duration:15:40
83 Healing Tool Duration:03:29
84 Synchronizing Edits Duration:04:57
85 Editing in Photoshop Duration:08:54
86 Finding Images Duration:07:09
88 Posting Images to Social Media Duration:14:01
89 Overview of Lightroom Desktop Duration:07:35
90 The Workflow Overview Duration:10:08
91 Organizing Images Duration:05:10
92 Albums and Shared Albums Duration:18:21
94 Importing and Selecting Images Duration:09:23
95 HDR and Panoramics Duration:22:44
96 Light Duration:07:47
97 Profiles Duration:07:23
98 Tone Curves Duration:02:57
99 Color Duration:08:35
100 Effects Duration:17:01
101 Details Duration:12:43
102 Optics Duration:04:05
103 Geometry and Crop Tool Duration:06:01
104 Sync Settings Duration:02:40
105 Making and Adding Presets Duration:03:48
106 Healing Brush Duration:02:21
107 Brush Tool Duration:03:14
108 Gradient Tool Duration:04:16
109 Edit in Photoshop Duration:02:53
110 Finding Images with Sensei Duration:06:32
111 Sharing Albums on the Web Duration:04:57
112 Print through Photoshop Duration:02:09
115 Archiving Images for Storage Duration:09:55
116 Review of the Workflow Duration:07:20

Lesson Info

Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview

and let's look at our images and review what's going on everywhere else inside of light room really quickly. So in light room desktop on the left hand side is the organizational structure, and up at the top is your search feature and your filter. That's your filter. That little, um, funnel looking thing and then on the right hand side is everything you're going to do to the images. So they're all the adjustments that air here. Adjustments, crops, uh, brushes, Grady INTs. All those kind of things air there. Um, you're sharing. Tool is right here. Your cloud indicator is right here, so that tells you what's going on in the cloud. If you click on it. It also shows you all of your information. I've got a terabytes of space there. I can view plans. I can even click on these and it'll take me to light room Web. So if you want to get toe light room Web really quickly to make some changes up there to see what's going on with a specific album, there's certain things you have to do in the Web ra...

ther than here on light room desktop so you can click that will immediately take you to your account, Um, and offline. See that? That says, the offline drive the originals drive is offline, so it's just reminding you that that's offline. As soon as you plug it in, it will show that it's online. Um, and then down at the bottom is things like keywords and information. So if you click on the information, you can see that there's keywords on it. And you can also see that there I can add title caption, location, city, that kind of information, um, and the information about the actual photo itself. And then finally, if you look down here a the bottom, you'll see that there's a filmstrip view. Um, and there are ways that you can view these images. If yet the G key that's gonna take you to the grid. So click on any, uh, so click on any set of images and hit the G key that's going to take you to the grid, and then you're going to be able to choose how you look at those images. Right now, it's kind of that masonry style, but I can also click on it so that it's just a normal grid. That shows me all the information stars, flags and stuff like that. Um, or Aiken, go one by one. Ah, and see as a the d what they call the detail view. Um, And then also, when I'm looking at my images, I consort those images up or down based on capture time, modified file, name, etcetera and then right here below. This is where I actually rate my images. So if I'm looking at a set of images, you can see that therefore, stars here shows four stars here. If I click on this, it changes that to three stars. So this is a rating system. It shows you the rating, and it allows you to edit that rating system, which is a little bit different than light from classic, because light from classic has different places where one place is a filter, and it looks like it's actually where you enter in the star ratings, but it's not. It's a filter for it. So you just have to be aware in light room classic, which one is a filter in which one is the actual entering in? This one is right here is showing you this is the entry point, but you can also enter him in right here is well, so I can four star that that way, and then the filtering system is right up here. Click here and then you can sort by things like stars, flags and and other metadata here. All right, so now that you've seen the sum total like, that's everything inside of light room. So when I tell you that it's simplified, it really is quite simplified. There's not a bunch of modules you don't go from one module to the next. Everything is ever present in the in light room desktop that you notice that the screen in the middle stays the same all the time. And then these things here are. Whenever you want to use something, you just click on the thing the tool you want to use, and that's it. On the left hand side, everything's available here, Um, and if you tab, you can get rid of those things so that you have a little bit more real estate and that's it. It's Zaveri Simple 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



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).

Kyosa Canuck

I hate to say this is a repetitive class due to covering much of the same things in each LR app. I appreciate Ben's classes better but this does give different perspectives. Also, Ben knows better than to use the word "super" let alone use it 10+ times per lesson.

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.