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Editing and Retouching in Lightroom Mobile

Lesson 1 of 13

Class Introduction: Profiles

 

Editing and Retouching in Lightroom Mobile

Lesson 1 of 13

Class Introduction: Profiles

 

Lesson Info

Class Introduction: Profiles

now that we've gotten our images from our camera into the IPad and obviously they're synchronized everywhere to all of our versions of light room. I want to go in and discuss light room on your IPad. So this is also going to be very, very similar to light room on your IPhone. So there's a very the difference is very minimal. The only difference between the IPhone on your IPad and on your IPhone is simply where the controls are on your IPad. The controls air over to the right hand side. You can see that these air, all the adjustment tools on the right hand side and all of your informational tools air on the left hand side are sorry on the right hand side at the bottom. So all of your tools, or right here on this side And of course, all of your, uh, all of your locations, so your collections or your albums, as we call them here are on this side over here, Um, in the on your phone. It's a much smaller real estate, and so you'll see all of that stuff is a little bit more. Um, it's very int...

elligently place, but it's especially when you're looking at an image. All of these tools are gonna be down at the bottom. But otherwise, for all intents and purposes, the IPad, the IPhone or any android device that's running, ah, running light room is going to feel exactly the same. Um, and it's designed so that you can get through really quickly, but we're gonna work on the IPad cause I like working on the IPad a little bit better. Um, and it's great. But when we go to share images, that's when we'll take out our phone, because everything that we do on the IPad will be transferred to the phone. So the phone will have everything that I've done so I can work on my IPad and then I could put it away. And then when I'm standing in a line waiting for someone, or I'm just in the car waiting for my kids to get out of school or something like that and I decide I want to share a photo, I could just pull out my phone and share it. When we get to the sharing lesson, we will talk about that, show you how to do it and we'll do it from our phone because our phone is what's most likely honest at all times. And that's usually how we interact with our social media anyway. So we're here in our IPad and we have images now. Originally, uh, earlier on, we brought in some images from traveling, and these were the images that we brought in through the process of taking our images from our card. We put him in in our box to save them, and then from the NAR box, we brought them into our IPad. But we could have Justus well, taking the images, put him in a card reader like this, plugged him into the IPad and brought them in if we felt like we had enough room for the job. So regardless of how you get them into the IPad, when they get to the IPad, they're backed up on the cloud. And they're everywhere that you want to be there on your phone, there, also on your desktop, etcetera. But we're going to start working on and everything we do. It's important to realize that everything that we do is going to be put in the cloud. So even if we star something that star goes to the cloud. If we just it the adjustments go to the cloud and then they get shared toe all of our other devices. So I am going to take my IPad. I'm gonna look for some images. So we're gonna just start up here with this bird and I want to start with the adjustments that you're going to make a zoo. Global adjustments and just like in light room classic, just like enlightened desktop. The controls start with global, more general things, and then they get more and more specific and more detailed. As you go down on, the first thing you'll find is what's called the profile. So here's the profile area right here. That's the very beginning. Now you can Also, there's an auto adjustment option there as well, and I'm gonna take this image. So you're looking at it as a final image. But at the very bottom down here on the left hand side of the control panels here, you'll see that there is a backwards arrow. I'm gonna click on that, and I'm going to tell it to get I'm resetting all of my adjustments. Okay, so I've reset all of my adjustments, and I want to show you how we can get places with just our profile Now profile If you If you're not aware of what a profile is, a profile is basically the definition of the color that you're working with. So your camera records everything with a specific amount of color, and each sensor on every camera has a different kind of way of dealing with color. And when you bring that color, information in a profile is what the definitions of those colors are. So when it sees a red pixel, what does it define? The red pixel, as does divine it as darker, red, lighter red does it? I just find it a little bit more orange. Does it define it a little bit more to the blue side? Like what? Where is that definition of color? So a profile is basically like an English Teoh Spanish dictionary, and it helps the computer define the color. So what we can do with a profile, which is it's a fairly new thing. We can make profiles, and those profiles can define the color before we start editing the image. So I'm gonna click on the profile browser, which is right here and in it. You can see what the photo will look like before we touch any of these. So these. These are my favorite profiles here, but I'm gonna collapse that folder and you can see that there, some that are by Adobe itself. So if this is the standard adobe color profile, um, and then there is let's go toe landscape and you'll see that everything gets a little bit more vibrant. If you go to portrait, everything gets a little bit more muted. Eso these air just kind of standard profiles that come with light room. And then there's some that try to match the camera so they try and match what you see on the back of your camera here. And so I can click on, say, Adobe Faithful. And that's what it probably looked like. It's pretty close to what it looked like on my camera when I was taking it, and then I can also go down to artistic ones. These also come with ah, light room, and so these are just some artistic changes, and you can see how the color is adjusting and changing. Based on just some definitional changes, and we can even get mawr intense. If we go from that to say the vintage ones, then we can get some real, you know, vintage looking stuff. See how the greens here are much, much more green. Um And then so all of those come with light room there, even some black and white versions on they treat the colors differently. So, like this, this is approximating a camera that has a green filter on it, so you can see how the green is kind of glowing a little bit more. Here's one with a let's look for one with a red filter. There we go. There's a red filter. It darkens it down so you can play with those. These all come from adobe. So when hoops when you buy light room, when you first start using it, you will see that Adobe has already left you some of these. So I like the adobe ones. They're fine, but I actually prefer my own, and I've made my own down here, and I'm gonna show you how to install these in just a second. But let me show you some of these so here. I'm looking at some black and whites that I've created, and I like this, and now you're starting to see what this image already looked like in the past. But I can play around with my own, and I've got all sorts of different versions of black and white, and these air made really methodically. They're kind of difficult to make, actually, the black and whites, you have to actually make a spreadsheet of what you want each color to do in a black and white condition. And what values and the sign it's it's really quite complicated to make them so. I'm not gonna talk about how to make them, but I will talk about how to install the ones that you download or share with your friends. Um, I am also going to look at these color ones. Here's some nice color ones. I love this warm one here, but I really like these cool tone ones as we're dealing with this particular image. So I like I like some of these cool tone versions, but I think I'm going to go back because I want to do that black and white, one with the blue tone So I'm gonna go into my black and whites and I'm going to click on that blue Tone classic. And now I have my profile. That's the basic underlying color structure that I'm gonna use so ever. And by the way, any time you turn on a black and white, anytime you say black and white inside of light room, you are choosing a black and white profile. So if you want to be more specific about the kind of black and white you want to get, that's when you go into that profile browser.

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Adjust blacks and whites using Curves
  • Understand the difference between Presets and Profiles
  • Optimize and normalize skin tones
  • Install profiles and import presets
  • Take an image from Lightroom Mobile into Photoshop

SOFTWARE USED:

Lightroom Mobile 5.2

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