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Transform Tool

Lesson 24 from: Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

24. Transform Tool

Lessons

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

Transform Tool

this one of my favorite tools, One of my very, very favorite tools. Um, and that is the transform tool. So the transform tool is super useful for people who are architectural photographers. Um, I'm gonna Okay, so this is what the image looks like on its own. And and if I turn this back on, you can see the change. So there's before there's after before, after this is something Several years ago, you had to go to photo shop to fix, but now it's inside a light room resident, and it's is such I find myself transforming and adjusting images to really square the edges up to make them even that much more better. And I It's fantastic. Like when you really pay attention to this, the frame edge and the edges inside the photograph and square them up and make them really nice and tight. It it makes the photograph what it is. I couldn't live without the transform tool now, but let me show you how it works, So I'm gonna I'm gonna reset the upright tool in a case like this. There are several ways to ...

do it, and I'll be honest with you. I I almost never use any tool except for the guided upright so you can do vertical level auto. So if you'd say level, it's just gonna try and level the photograph. If you say vertical, it's going to see vertical lines and try and make them square with the frame edge. If you say full, it's gonna try and square everything up in a lot of times full really screws up. Um, an auto is just auto is meant for you. Turn it on auto, so that if you ever included in a preset, just automatically tries to interpret and decide which one is the best tool to use. But what I'm going to do is guided because it's the most useful. I click on guided, and when I click on Guided that there's a little little hash tag right here, and when you click on it, it gives you a little, um, cursor with that weird hash tag on it. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go up here, and I need to find all of the vertical and horizontal horizontal lines that matter. So in this case, the vertical lines air these two pillars right next to me. So I'm gonna click on here, and I'm gonna drag down on this vertical line here and nothing happens because I only have one vertical line I need to have actually two vertical lines to do anything. So I'm gonna click on this one here and dragged down to here. See there and now you saw that they just straightened. So it it transformed the image to make sure that those two pillars are directly straight up and down. Now, I need to find a horizontal line that is critical to the success of the image, Not just any horizontal line. Usually you want to choose horizontal lines that are close to the frame edge. That's kind of the way you choose thes. And so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go, and I'm gonna choose this one way back here. That's a good horizontal like that is your horizon line. And so I'm gonna go and click on this floor, this baseboard there and it just shifted a little bit. It wasn't quite off, but a little bit and so But it maintained the vertical lines, and now it just morphed the image. So that now there's a straight horizontal line, and then the last thing I want to do If I really want to make this image perfect, I can then come up here into this area. And I could say I want this line here, this this swoop to be straight at the corners. And so I'm going to just grab each corner there and then I'm gonna come over to this corner here and they're So now I know that that is an absolutely symmetrical, perfect example of an architectural shot. It's perfect. And then I've got the lady here, which is my wife, Um, and she's reading some kind of historical document on the wall there. But I love the shot because it's so perfectly done. Um, anyway, so that is how we use the transform tool. Feel free to play around with it. You can do things by slider, and you can do things by auto. But my favorite thing is the guided upright. That's that's the coolest thing about the transform tool. Okay, so now Oh, and by the way, it works great, even with people. So when I'm working on people here, here's the transform tool again, and this is off. See, It was a little screwy that way, and and I was shooting from the side a little bit. And then when I turned on the guided, it adjusted everything and the people still look good. So it's it's rare that the transform tool or that yeah, that transform tool will actually ruin a person. It does a pretty good job. I mean, you would have to go drastic in order for it to stretch a person in a weird way, so it does, does a great job.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Adobe Lightroom Mobile Cloud
Adobe Lightroom Image Pipeline System
Workflow in Adobe Lightroom
BW Preset Collection
Color Art Pro Profiles

Ratings and Reviews

Ira Richterman
 

I am truly a recreational novice in the photography world and this video is fantastic. Photography has become a very technical world both on the camera side as well as post production. Jared has great teaching skills and sure makes it look very simple. I would recommend this video for those starting out in Lightroom as this program can be overwhelming and has a daunting amount of information. I would like to know if there is a resource of location of contact to ask a question or two for clarifications as a viewer goes through the course. For example, when making a new collection and if you choose the option of making this new collection a target collection, what happens if you then make another new collection and select that new collection to be a target collection? If you click on B to add a photo to a target collection and you made two target collections then where does this virtual selection go, ie into which target collection? Thanks Ira irichterma@aol.com

Dan Clarke
 

This class was great. I've never used Lightroom before and now I feel comfortable in it. Massive amount of good info.

Hannah
 

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).

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