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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 115 of 115

Review of the Workflow


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 115 of 115

Review of the Workflow


Lesson Info

Review of the Workflow

no matter what program you're using, whether it's light room classic or whether it's light room desktop, you need a good workflow. And that workflow is critical to the success of every photographer, especially working photographers, because we need to get things done very quickly, and we need to make sure we never lose a file. But even if you're not a working professional photographer, you still don't want to lose files, and you still don't want to waste time. You would rather be working on images getting great quality images as quickly as possible, so the workflow surrounding light room desktop is quite actually very simple. In fact, light room desktop was created to try and simplify the entire workflow system. So the workflow is this. You're going to take the images from your camera through the card, and either you're going to put them into light and desktop and import them into the inte light from desktop, and it's going to put them in a very specific folder that it chooses. It's go...

ing to organize them. You get to tell it what Dr to put it on, but it's going toe organize for you, or you can take that same set of images, and you can put him into your phone, or you can put him into your IPad. Um, and as long as those air running light room, they will take those same images, import them into your mobile device, and then either one light from desktop on your computer or light room on your IPad are going to send them up to the cloud. The cloud is then going to broadcast them to every single device. Some devices you can choose to just have previews showing on the device so that you're not taking up space on the device and others you can choose to have it download the entire full raw file so you conceivably could have, you know, five or 10 copies of the same file on every single device. Or you could have just the original copies on the on your computer and in the cloud, and everywhere else would be just seeing a preview. That's up to you. But those images have been delivered everywhere based on that light room ecosystem. Once the images air inside of light room, the real key is to organize them based on albums. Now they're organized by date, regardless, because the metadata is already there. Um, light room can also organize them by people because it can intelligently figure out who is in the photograph so you can find him by people you can find my date. You can also find them by visual searching because of sense. A. Because all your images air in the cloud and they're being looked at by an artificial, intelligent computer. So you have the ability to look through the images based on albums or based on searching, and you're going to go through the process of selecting images, flagging images if you have any HD ours or, if you have any panels, your going to stitch those together immediately inside of the grid. And then once you're done with all that selecting simply filter, which is right up here in the top, you're gonna filter for the images that you've selected or that you've starred. And those are the ones you're going to start working on. And all of your work is going to be done over on the right hand side of light room desktop in your editing area here. And then, of course, as you finish those global adjustments. Then you'll start working on the finer tune adjustments in localised areas, like burning and dodging and smoothing skin and removing blemishes and things like that. If you need some additional assistance from something like Photoshopped, that's when you go over to the file menu and you export or edit those things in photo shop. It will then send it back to light room desktop so that you will have both the photo shop and the original image in it. Once we've got all of our editing done in external sources like photo Shop. Then we go into the process of reviewing those images, putting them in other albums for different uses and sending them out, and whether that's we send him out through using those connections to professional services like White House custom color, or whether it's we export J pegs and send them to people on a disk, or maybe on a Dropbox or something of that nature or making AH website directly here inside of light room or sending to adobes portfolio websites. Either way, that's fine, but we're sharing those images out directly from light room, and not only can we share him directly from light from desktop. But we could also grab our IPad or our phone and weaken click on the same images. And we can share those images out to, say, Instagram or Facebook directly from the interface here inside of Light Room Mobile as well. And then once we're done and we've delivered the job and the client's happy with what we've done, then we just simply go to the grid into the job that we finished, which is should be organized in an album. Um, and we're going to make sure we export all of those as an archive copy that we can put away somewhere. And once we've archived, it will save a couple of those images for ourselves to stay inside of the light room ecosystem, and the rest of them will simply hit the delete key, and it will delete it from are hard drive from the cloud and from every other computer, and it will kind of clean itself out. And so you're the amount of space you're taking up in. The cloud will increase with each job you do or with each travel that you go through, and then as soon as you finish those, it will drop back down and you'll keep a little a small segment of those images, and then it will increase with the next job, and then it will drop. And then the next time you go to Europe, it will increase in the little drop. In the next time you go toe South America and take pictures, it'll increase and then drop. And instead of keeping all your images forever on the cloud and all your images forever here on Ah, given hard drive, you're going to just kind of ebb and flow. And your your portfolio of images will slowly grow over time. And it'll take a long time to fill that entire one terabyte in the cloud. And however many terabytes you have here a home. So that is the workflow surrounding light room desktop. It's a little bit different than the light of the workflow that surrounds light from classic because light room classic, you get to choose a lot more, and it's a lot more of a workhorse. It's a little bit faster, selecting images a little bit faster, synchronizing changes and things like that. But there is something very beautiful about the simplicity of light room desktop, and the workflow is quite simple because lighter and desktop is doing pretty much everything for you. All you have to do is remember to delete the images that you no longer want to use, and that is the total work for flow for light room desktop.

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