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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

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Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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39. Liquify


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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


So now let's talk about the liquefy tool because the liquefied tool is very useful as well. Um, so I have an image here. I really like this image. It's kind of a dark, brooding image. I'm going to be in the develop module and I'm going to work on this image, so I just wanna I'm just going to do a little bit of work on this image. I'm not going to do too much work on it, But I love the way it looks like how her eyes air obscured in that on that shadow. So I'm loving the image. I just have to do a few little things to it before I send it to photo shop. So one of those things is going to be burn this right here, So we want to burn that down just a little bit. So I'm just gonna come in here, burn those down a bit like that. And then the other thing that I want to dio is I put a actually put a flash inside of this because it's just a old lamppost. So I put this flash inside of it, so they actually had light, but it it didn't light up the whole glass and needed frosted glass. So what I'm gon...

na do is I'm gonna go in tow one of my presets, and I'm just going to use the lights on and I'm just gonna do you see, it brings up the exposure on everything, and I'm just going to go in and paint a little bit more light inside of that. There we go. That's better. And now I just have to zoom into that and I need to fix it. So I'm just gonna erase. I'm gonna come down here in just a race, stuff around it like this. So I have to be pretty accurate right there. But then I can expand the size of the brush to get the rest of that spill on the edge there. Oops, So there. So now, Aiken, once I have that, let's just go back into the brush. So that pin wasn't showing up. And that's how I would edit that, cause it's a little too bright, but notice that this show pins is it never So we need to just hey auto so that when we float over, we can click on that pin and then I can adjust it by simply closing the entire effects panel and grabbing the amount and bringing it down. See that? So I can just be like, OK, that's about the right amount of light on that lamp. Maybe a little bit more. There we go. Okay. So now I like the way that looks, but I don't like the way her jacket is coming out like this, right? I want to push this whole thing back in, and I can't do that inside of light room, so I'm going to do it inside of photo shop. So I'm gonna hit Command E to go to photo shop. We're gonna take this image to photo shop, and I'm gonna show you liquefy and liquefy is a really powerful tool that can be used to completely change someone's body, shape their face shape. You can increase the size of their eyes. You can do a lot of things. Even if someone has a lazy eye, you can kind of increase the size of their, uh, I as well. Um, so it's a fantastic tool, and I think we can't go to photo shop because I am looking at a smart preview of this image. So that's an interesting thing. Um, I'm gonna teach you a quick other lesson really quickly. If I right, click this and say, Where is that file? So I'm gonna go to So this is if you if you lose a file and you can't find that file, I'm just click on the image and say, Go to the folder in the library and it will show you where it's supposed to be right here and then if I want to find it, All I have to do is right. Click this folder that it's in and say, Find the missing folder. Then I can just go to my entire, uh, computer and simply type in the name of the folder. And this is why it's handy to have dates as part of your name. So I can just say that and it helps me find that folder specifically. So I've got the same folder and hit choose, and now it found the folder. And so now you can see that instead of just the smart preview, I now have the original. So it's really easy to find as long as you haven't deleted the folder as long as you haven't, you know, lost the disk. It's really easy to find it, as long as you just goto where you think it's supposed to be and reattach it. Okay, so we're gonna go back into photo shop with this, so I'm clicking Command E, and now it's actually gonna open up that file. And when we're in side of light air of Photoshopped, we're going to go up to the filter tool, and we're going to go to liquefy. Once you're in liquefy, you're going to have several options. But the most important is this option up here, which is the warp tool. So the ones that I use the most of the warp tool and then you'll notice that I use these freeze masks and I use the face to all quite a bit those air those air. Most important, But there are other things like you can swirl things and you can pucker things and you can expand things, so bloat things up. But we're going to just use the push tool, basically. So I come down here and I'm gonna expand the size, so I don't want to change this dress right here. So I have to go into the freeze tool, click on freeze and just paint in red everything that needs to be frozen so I cannot allow this stuff to change, all right? And I'm gonna expand that size that brush and just make sure that nothing here is going to change. In fact, I don't even want this to change right here. So I am. I am requiring that all of that stuff stay the same, and we don't want this to change here, although I don't think I'm gonna hit it. So just mask anything in red that you don't want to change, Then come up to your, uh, your warp tool, and I'm just gonna expand it. And I'm gonna move that in and just clicking and pushing, clicking and pushing, clicking and pushing. And it's just folding this jacket in so the size of your brush determines how much you're pushing in. So you see, I'm trying to get it go straight down. So now I expand the brush so that I can pull the whole thing in, but it's kind of it pushes mostly in the center. And so once you get to the end you're gonna have to push that bottom in a little bit so that the change the size of the brush and now I'm allowed. It's just pushed this in a little bit so that it comes in there. That's much better than it just sticking way out there. Okay, So once I'm done with that, I can gum in here and erase all of this red marking. That way, I could work on something else if I had something else to work on. So let's say that we wanted to just take this part of the dress in a little bit just to thinner up just a tad, um, so I could take the whole thing now and just go like this. And I'm not trying to change your body type at all. I'm just kind of changing her posture just a little bit, so she's a little bit more straight. Um, I have a big problem with changing body type, so I'm not going to change a body type of just giving people a little bit of help. Um, so then facial tool. This identified her face. So if you're in a position and again, I don't want to change the way her face looks. But if I'm shooting from below and her chins a little bit bigger because I'm shooting from this angle or if I'm shooting too high so her four heads a little bit too big, then that's an issue that I've created with my camera. So this is a really easy way to go through and just slim up a chin that you've created a bigger chin because you were shooting in a lower position. So it identifies the face, and you can just simply just change the face a little bit. So you just bring it in so that there's the jaw lines not quite so big. You can actually take the jawline up a little bit. You can bring the jaw line in a little bit like there's a lot that you can do, and it intelligently is figuring the fate that face out you can even go in and increase. This isn't seeing her eyes very well while it issing arise. That's impressive. Um, and you can if an eye is a little bit closed, you can open it up a little bit. Usually I like to actually close the other lot I, but that's a really fantastic tool, and I'm gonna hit. Okay, that's it. So this is before and this is after before after, So it's just a subtle change, but I like it better. So now I'm gonna hit command W and save. And so now I'm back inside of light room and I have a PSD. And here's the original Raw. Here's the PSD. Okay, so that is using liquefy inside a photo shop. And again, we're always round tripping these things. So we go from light room to photo shop than back to light room, and then light room is where we share things from and where we organize our files.

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.