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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 55 of 116



Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 55 of 116



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we can also create a panel. A panoramic image is created very much in the same way. We simply choose an image. Now, in this case, you can see that I've done this is in Monument Valley and there's a whole series of photos here and there's and there's one under normal over under normal over and it's moving through the scene. So if I want to see what it's gonna look like, I simply click the third every third image, and that will give you an idea of what this is going to look like. When we're done, I'll show you. So if I click on end for survey and tab out, you can see that here's the first half of it and here's the second half of it. That's what's gonna look like. So that just gives me a good idea of what I'm going to get when I'm trying to find the image. But now what I'm gonna do is that so you can create a panel, and it's just simply when you take the picture, you're gonna take a bunch pictures, and it's best to do it vertically because if you do it vertically, you don't get as much, u...

m, Boeing in the image on the edges. Plus, you get a nice, high, tall image. So you get actually a bigger file if you do it that way. Um and so this is just me taking a picture like this, and I'm not on a tripod. I'm just whole hand holding and and breathing slowly and just saying click and then move and wait. Times stopped and then click and then move and you try and overlap each image by about 1/3. At least 1/2 is even better. So the more images you take, the better your panel is gonna be. Um, but also the longer it will take. So in this case, I could just make a normal panel. But before I make that Pano because that's a specialty HDR panel, which means it's actually HDR and panoramic all at the same time. Unfortunately, light room could do all of that for you rather than it used to be that you had toe. If you want to do an HDR panel, you had to make each individual hdr first. And then you have to stitch all the HD ours together as a panel now light room will just put it all together for you. It takes a while, though. But before we do that, I wanted to show you that there's more you can do with panoramic images than just a Pano. So I was in a situation where there was a tree and this tree waas It was a really cool tree. Like, I really liked the tree. Um but I couldn't get far enough away from it to get a good shot with it, Um, and get what I wanted. And it was just the tree. It was tricky and I had the wrong lens and so I wanted to get a shot of the tree, but I wanted it to be close, and then I needed a wider lens and I didn't have it. So what I did is I took a bunch of images of the tree. So these air, all the images that I took hoops that that I took of the tree, let me show you. So I just took all of those images of the tree. So technically, it's kind of a panoramic image, but it's more of ah, loosely moving your camera around on image that you don't have enough camera or you don't have a big enough lens to take. So I just took all of these photos and really, I was interested to see what it would do. And so I'm going to right click those images and I'm going to go to photo merge Panorama and I'm just gonna let it stitch. And it's looking at all these images, and it's trying to find the common points, and it's going to stitch them together based on those common points. So wait one second it's There you go. You say that now I've got the bulk of that tree. Look at that and it stitched it together quite nicely, is quite amazing. So it's bowed weird because of the way I was photographing it. But the beauty of this is that I can also take the boundary warp and just simply stretch it out, and it's going to bring that tree back into balance. There you go. See that? So now the tree looks back. It's not completely normal because, obviously a wide angle effect, but it's it's back to normal, and I don't have any weird edges. But the other thing that you have the ability to do just in case you didn't want to go that far with it. Say you wanted to go to their with it. You can also tell it to fill the edges, and when you fill the edges, it's going to automatically build sky, build extra branches and trees and build extra grass to make it look right. The only thing that didn't do very well is over here. Tried to make Mawr tree because the tree was touching the edge, so that's the only place it didn't really work. But in most cases, I like to just grab the boundary warp and stretch it out. It usually looks right and then hit Merge, and now it's going to take all of those images. Stitch them together, and it's going to put them on top as a d n g or digital negative. And it's going to put the rest of them in a in the bottom on a stack so that you can do whatever you want with those. But generally I just leave them closed. If you leave a stack closed and then you highlight a bunch of images and you export it on Lee exports the top of the stack, which is really useful in delivering images to people. But the thing that you need to do is you have to make sure that before you export you go up into the library menu. Actually, it's in the photo menu inside the library and you go to stacking and then inside, stacking you tell it to collapse, all stacks collapsing. All stacks is critical so that there are no stacks that air open when you go to export. That way, you could just highlight all an export and you get your your exports. So this is what that image looks like. Look how I mean it is. Look how amazing that is, because, remember, it's a whole bunch of images. So instead of it being a I don't know, I think it was ah, maybe a 16 megapixel camera instead of it being 16 megapixels. It is, ah, a lot. It's an 8000 pixel image. So it's It's a very big image

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.