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Making Prints

Jared Platt

Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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46. Making Prints


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

Making Prints

another way to share your images in a physical product is through printing. Now the first way to print. Uh, probably the easiest and most reliable way to print is to actually get a J. Peg, export it and send it to a reliable professional printer because they know what they're doing and they know how to color, manage and as long as you export your images. So if I wanted to print this image, I would do an export shift. Command E and I would go in, and I would set up a preset toe export J pegs to my printer, so I'm going to go in and say, OK, digital deliveries. I want a full, high resolution J peg, and then it just sends it on to my desktop. And as a J peg 100%. Never send anything but 100% quality J peg to your printer and make sure it's an S rgb as long as you do that if your printer is any good, if they're professional printer, they will do a fantastic job printing it minus White House custom color, and they do a fantastic job printing anything and everything. And so when I want to pr...

int something. Generally, I'll send it to a White House and have them print it, and then they ship it back to me and I sell it to my client. So that's the first way that you would send something to print and it's easy. You don't have to buy any equipment, and you just have to pay for the print when you get it. But I particularly love having an actual physical printer in my studio and the reason that I like a physical printer in my studio and minus a can and pro printer. But here we're actually using a Cannon Pro 10 printer, but they're all good printers. But the reason I like having a really great printer in my studio is that if I need to make a print right now, if I have a client that needs a print for a special engagement or a special event, or I just want to make some gift prints really quickly and hand them to the client because they're coming over, those types of things are things that I don't wanna have to send it away and wait for a day or plan ahead or wait two days for shipping to get back. So if I want something now, um, it's really good to have a printer. Plus, there are some papers out there that are so fantastic they're just they're fun to hold their fund to touch their their amazing to look at. So the right printer and the right printer paper is a really wonderful thing to look at, so I I just enjoy printing in my studio a lot. It has a personal touch to it, and clients love when they get something that physical. So I never print on like glossy paper at home. I never print on a pearl paper at home. I print on the thick rag type papers that just aren't unique because I want my clients to have a unique product. If I'm gonna be printing it so that its special it's something special, I sign it. I put some notes on it like I make it really special for them, and they love it. Plus, when I'm just printing random art pieces that I've done, it's really fun to just hang them on my wall or give them to friends is prints or gifts I love it. So, uh, we're gonna show you how to print straight from light room. And it's really, really simple. And and the great thing is, your printing from a raw image. So you have a full 16 bit printable files, so that's like the 16 bit printers, especially like my pro 1000 is amazing printer. When it gets those files out, most of the canon printers now will print at 16 bit, so we're gonna show you how to do that. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna take an image, and I just have a collection of images that I wanted to print. So I'm in the library module, I'm in the grid. I've got a bunch of images that I want to print out and show to my clients or give to friends. And so I'm going to go over to the print module. And when I'm in the print module, you'll see that I have a paper. So this is my canvas. And then this is what the photo is gonna look like on that piece of paper. And I've specifically set up by printer for a specific size paper. So when you go to your printers set up dialogue box. It's a matter of choosing a specific size print to paper, so in a three plus paper size is very specific, and you also have to choose your specific printer. So in this case, we're printing to a Canon Pro 10 Siri's piece of paper. We're still going to use an A three plus, which is 13 by 19 and then hit. OK, so that's setting up the printer itself. And the great thing is is doing it straight from light room, so we have the ability to access all these tools straight from light room. Then we can go to the print settings, which is another dialog box inside of your operating system. And when we go to that, we're still again going to choose the correct printer, which is the pro 10 Siri's um, and then we're going to choose the quality of the paper, and then we're going to choose what kind of paper were using. Now it's important for you to know what kind of paper you're supposed to use. And to that end, um, I'm gonna show you how to figure out and how to calibrate for the paper you're using because that's critical in getting a good print. You're not going to let the printer manage the color. You're gonna have light room, managed the color, but in order to do that light room needs some information. So I have a box of paper And this is this cancer on paper, which is amazing paper. And this one is called B f K Rives paper. It's a really toothy, beautiful paper, 13 by 19. But in order to have a good print off of this paper, I need to know what Kant's on the paper itself suggests that I use in all these printer settings. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go to their website and on their website. Well, there it is. There it is. Oops. On their website, there is going to be a list of their papers and you're going to choose the printer you have, which printers of which maker in which printer you have. And once you've chosen that, it's going to give you all of their papers and all of the settings that you would use. So in this case, we're using this B f k rag paper and it's telling us that you should use other fine paper. One other fine art paper. One. That's the kind of paper we would use, um, in this dialog box here. So now I need to go in and click media, and I need to go to fine art papers, other fine art paper one. And remember, every printer is different. So when I'm at home with my Canon Pro 1000 and I choose that on the cans on website, it actually gives me a completely different paper choice to use because the Pro has mawr paper types to choose from. So make sure that you put your specific printer in and then you choose, and then here in the dialogue box, follow their instructions. Um, and then you're going to choose whether you're manually feeding or the rear tray, and you're going to choose the quality and hit save. Okay, so now that you've set up those options, then it's just a matter of going over to the right hand side and choosing how the printer paper is going to look. And in my case, what I've done is I've said I want this to be a 10 by 15 print on a 13 by 19 piece of paper, so it's basically full frame, normal sized photo by 15. Um, and But I could also change that and say, I want it to be huge like that. And so it's going to say, Oh, I'm gonna make it as big as I can possibly make it on this piece of paper. But I like to have a nice wide piece of paper around it makes it look special. I like it s Oh, I'm gonna leave it at that setting. I also have come in here and told it to stroke the border with a 0.3 just a very, very small point line. So it's very tiny line, and it's gray. So I like that cause it kind of separates out if there happens to be any lightness to it, and it it makes it feel like it's a little three dimensional, like I like it, but it's gotta be subtle. I don't like a really thick black line in or anything like that, Um, and then I'm going to come down to the next side. If I show the guides. It shows all of the guidelines that show like where your printer can't print stuff like that. But I don't need to see that. I just want to see what the paper's gonna look like. I can add a background color and choose. You know that, and it'll print it. But I'll be wasting a lot of ink and it will look weird. Um, and then I can choose an identity plate. And this is interesting, because if you are in a position where you don't want to sign it yourself, but you want it signed so you don't want to actually physically sign it, it'll look signed if you just go on to your walking tablet or take a picture of your signature. And then what you need to do is make a P N G file type, so that's like a J peg. That's clear aan den. If you do that when you click here, you can actually edit your signature, and all you do is you use a graphic identity plate. You can see the signature in there and locate the file. Choose that P and G, and it will put it here and just make the file, you know, signature about this big, so that then it consigns it down to the right size. Just make sure it's 300 dp I it this size, um, and then hit. Okay, so I'm using that and you can see that I've got this signature that I could drag anywhere around. And right now it's being rotated at 90 degrees. If I say no rotation, it's ready to go. And then I can put it right here, and it will actually go into into the print. So if I hover over the print somewhere, see, it's going into the print so I can just put it right here, and it will actually look like I just went right into the print, which is fine. Um, so that's the identity plate. If I want it signed, I'm gonna sign it myself. So no big deal. I like to be able to, you know, Skip Kit Chicken. Scratch it. I just kind of do chicken scratch. That's hard to say. Chicken scratch, anyway, so I I just chicken scratch a bunch of information below it. Um, a lot of times, though, if I want to do some text below, I'll actually use this option photo info and I'll click on photo info. And then here is the photo info. And instead of file name, I'll just use GPS and boom. It puts a GPS locator right there, and I love doing that. That's my favorite thing to do is put GPS locations as the information on the photo. I think that's really fun. And so I can do that if I like. Anyway, that's that's a fun option as well.

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).