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From Capture Through Edit Using Lightroom

Lesson 15 of 27



From Capture Through Edit Using Lightroom

Lesson 15 of 27



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no matter what you're photographing, whether it's portrait or landscapes or travel photography, you're gonna shoot a lot of images. You're going to pare it down to your favorite images. And then once you've got those favorite images, you're still gonna have ah, bunch of images that you're gonna adjust, and then you're gonna want to do the same thing to the next one. So in a portrait session, that's always happening. So I take five or six photos that I wanna edit. I wanna edit on all the same, but on travel photography, you might You might be in the same location for, you know, three or four shots, and you might as well use the same adjustments on the first shot that used on all the other ones. And you might tweak one or two of them. Here they're differently. But in general, everything you shot on this street, you know, every you shot a bunch of flowers, and those flowers are all gonna look same or you shot towards that mountain and you got three verticals and three horizontal zoo and a...

close up of a flower. And so those air all gonna be generally the same So we need to teach you how to copy and paste basically all of your adjustments. So in light room, there's a way to synchronize the adjustments you make on one image to the next image. So you're not wasting time adjusting images. So let's go into a portrait session here and in this portrait session if we want to adjust this image. And I'm just gonna do some basic adjustments because I've already done some adjustments to these, but I'm gonna brighten them up a little bit. I'm gonna take the whites up just a little bit more. I'm gonna go, Um, let's see what else wanted. I'll go into the color, and I will bring the temperature down because it's a little too warm for my taste. So Okay, that's all I want to do. I just wanted to do some basic adjust. Oh, you know what? I'm gonna I'm gonna remove the vibrance, or actually, I'm gonna bring the vibrance up, but I'm gonna bring the saturation down a little bit. Okay? So I like what I'm seeing there. I want then to apply that to all of the other images that look like this one. So If I go to this image and I go over to the triple dot button over here and click on it, I can copy and paste. So here's the copy and paste settings, so Command C is copy and that's copy everything. Command or shift Command C is copy with a dialogue and command V is paste. And if you're on a PC, then think control rather than command. So let's show you how this works in operation. So when I'm looking at this image that I like, I'm going to hit command C and that copied everything every slider from the top to the bottom. And then when I go to the next image, if I hit Command V, it pastes everything. Pretty simple, right? It's like copy and paste inward or copy and paste in Photoshop. It's the same thing. So I've copied off of this image, and I've pasted to this image. But there are other images that I want to do the same thing to and copying and pasting and copying and pasting and copying. That's a waste of time. So instead, what I want to do is I want to go to the image that I originally adjusted and I want to hit command C. But then I want to go to the grid because in the grid I can actually paste across multiple images in the grid if I click on this image and I copy and I could also copy from the Edit menu a swell so I could be in the edit menu and I could either go to the menu and copy or I can hit command. See, I'm copying from this image. But if I'm in the grid Aiken paste so I can click on this next image and shift click to these images. So these four images and if I hit Command V, it's going to paste all four of those images. So it's taking the adjustments I got from this image, and it's pasting them on these four. So I hit Command V, and it just pasted all of that information onto these images. So they're all gonna look very similar to each other because they have all the same settings. If I have these selected, all of these selected. So let's let's say that I went into this image and I turned it to black and white and I went to the color grading area and I added kind of a blue tone to the to the image to the shadows. And then I Let's hit the shift key here and kind of play with that until it's e. I wanted to be really subtle. Okay, so I like the image. I like the coloring that I've got going on here. Eso That's the change I made, if I copy. So I'm gonna hit command, see? So I just copied. And then I'm going to select these four images, but I'm not in the grid. I'm in the editing panel and I hit command V for paste Notice that it Onley pasted the one it didn't paste all of them on. Lee pasted the one, which means the only way for you to copy and then paste across a set of images is to hit the geeky and go back to the grid. And then once you're in the grid, whatever you have selected, if you had command V, it's going to do it toe all of the images that air selected. So what happens in the grid happens toe all the images that you're selected, but If you have a bunch of images selected in the edit panel, it on Lee does it, too. The one image that's showing on the screen, even if you have images um, selected down below like this. So keep that in mind when you're copying and pasting. Now there are times that you're gonna wanna choose things that you're going to copy and paste and not copy everything and paste everything. And so that's Here's one of those instances. So let's say that I've got this image here and I want the blue tone black and white to go over to this image. But clearly this is a very different image. It's it's got a different exposure to it. You can see up here in the edit panel that theseventies air gonna change. So look up here in the edit panel. When I go to the new image, there's quite a difference in the edits. So there and then the highlights go way down there so I don't want to copy everything from this image and pasted on this image. I just want a copy. Certain things. So I'm going to instead of hitting command. See, I'm gonna hit shift command or control C, and that gives me this dialog box. And in this dialog box, I have the ability to select all. So that would be everything about the image modified, which would Onley select the things that had been modified in the image. So notice D. Hayes and texture hasn't been changed. Sharpening wasn't changed. So this is what has been changed. The things that were selected, which is a really useful tool. I love that they have that in there or default, which is just the normal practical things. Notice that tools have been removed, that geometry has been removed because those are things that are very unique to each photograph. Or I can check none. And that's what we're going to do here is we're gonna check none. And then we're going to just choose profile, which is what makes it black and white. It's the monochrome profile, and we're going to go into the color section and drop it down with this little triangle menu, and I'm going to go down to color grading because we included color grading in our effect. And those are the Onley. Two things that were going to include in this copy so that when we paste it, those are the only things that get pasted. So I'm gonna hit Copy. And now when I go to this next image over here and I hit command V it on Lee pasted black and white and color grading and you could do that toe one image. Or I could go into the grid and I could highlight a Siris of images no matter what kind of images they are. And I can hit command V and it pastes that blue and white effect on there. But it keeps the adjustments the way they are. So the adjustments here are the same as they were before. And if I click on this image over here, the adjustments changed drastically because I didn't overwrite them with my copy and paste. So now you know how to synchronize settings from one image to another. So don't ever do uh huh on adjustment over and over and over again. Copy work on the one image, copy it settings and then paste them. And if you don't, if it's not exactly the same, you can copy individual settings and paste those now if you're if you're used to light room. Classic light room Classic has a number of additional options, like automatic or auto sync. And they also have Cem one touch command paste to paste your last settings. Those haven't made it into light room yet. I'm not sure if they will, but this is how in light room we copy and paste. So remember, there's a big difference between copying and pasting, uh, inside of the edit panel versus in the grid. If you're in the grid and you paste, you're pasting toe everything you have selected. So if you have 50 images selected, you're gonna paste settings to 50 images at once. If you're in the edit panel, even though you have multiple images selected down here in the filmstrip, it's not gonna actually change those images. It's on Lee going to change the one that is actually showing in the edit panel.

Class Description


  • Read your histogram and light meter to get the perfect exposure in the camera.
  • Make Panoramic and HDR images that look natural
  • Take your images from good to great in Lightroom.
  • Organize and find your images quickly anywhere, anytime.
  • Share your images with the world and even make a website to share your photography.
  • Retouch and enhance your images with targeted adjustments, sky replacements, removing and replacing distractions and much more.


No matter what camera you use or what you photograph, your images will always pass through the post-production process before you share them with the world. Taking a photograph at the camera is only the first step in the process of photography. It takes a great image capture and great editing to make a great photograph but it also takes great organization to keep track of it so you can share the beauty you have created. Jared Platt is here to teach you how to create high-quality images and edit your images in Adobe Lightroom to make them even better.

In this class, you will learn how to get better captures with the camera and learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to edit and organize your images. You will learn how to organize, adjust, retouch, and share your images from your computer or your mobile device. You will learn how to add and retrieve your images from anywhere, create whenever inspiration strikes, and share your creations anytime you like. You will be amazed at what you can do to your images in seconds. You will even learn how to create panoramic and HDR images for those complicated landscape shots and how to replace a sky to make your images more dramatic. Jared will take you through each and every step of the process of capture and post-production in Lightroom.

When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge that will set you free from your desk.

Lightroom is Adobe’s answer to simple and powerful image editing and organization. Lightroom is always connected to the Adobe Creative Cloud so that your images are available on your desktop and laptop computers, your smartphone, iPad, and even on any internet browser. It is a cloud-based service that gives you everything you need to create, edit, organize, store, and share your photos across any device. Lightroom is much more approachable and simple than Adobe’s Lightroom Classic (the professional level industry workhorse). Whether you are new to Lightroom or are using Lightroom Classic, this call is indispensable in your photographic education.


  • Photo enthusiasts.
  • Photographers who want to enhance and perfect their images.
  • Landscape and travel photographers.
  • Photo artists.
  • Anyone who wants to organize and edit their photos.
  • Bloggers and influencers who post photographs.


Lightroom 2021
Lightroom Mobile
Lightroom Web
Photoshop 2021
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Portfolio


  1. Class Introduction

    This lesson is a quick introduction to Jared Platt, your instructor.

  2. Outline

    This is a brief overview of what you will learn and why.

  3. Creative Cloud Overview

    This lesson is an overview of the creative cloud, how Lightroom connects to the Creative Cloud and how that will help you in your photo workflow.

  4. The Camera

    In this lesson, we discuss the important settings in your camera for capturing the best images and for making your workflow safer and easier.

  5. Perfect Exposure

    In this lesson you will learn how to get the very best exposure from your camera by learning how it talks to you and what your camera is capable of doing.

  6. Exposure Test Comparison

    You will learn how to compare and contrast what your camera tells you with the truth in the RAW data in Lightroom.

  7. Lightroom Overview

    This is a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Lightroom with a special review of the most important settings and preferences. You will learn how Lightroom functions, where and what Lightroom does with your photos and how to navigate within your Lightroom catalog.

  8. Importing Images

    Learn how to import your images into Lightroom and what happens to your images when you do.

  9. Image Review, Organization, and Selection

    In this lesson you will learn how to use the tools in Lightroom that will make the process of reviewing, organizing and selecting your images. You will also learn how Lightroom’s connection to the Creative Cloud and Adobe Sensei will make your tasks even easier.

  10. Image Editing and Enhancement

    In this lesson you will learn how to use each and every tool in Lightroom’s edit panel to adjust and edit your images. You will learn how and why to use each and every slider in Lightroom.

  11. Profiles and Presets

    This lesson is all about getting the look you want in your photo fast! You will learn how to do that with Profiles and Presets. You will also learn how to import and manage your exhaustive collection of Profiles and Presets.

  12. Local Adjustments

    Learn how to use the Gradient and Brush tools in Lightroom to further enhance your images.

  13. Black and White

    This lesson will take you through the four tools that every Black and White photographer needs to know.

  14. Retouching

    In this lesson you will learn how to use the healing brush and the local adjustment brush to beautifully retouch a portrait without ever going to Photoshop.

  15. Synchronization

    In order to speed you along in your post-production work, this lesson will show you how to synchronize the work you have done on one photo to hundreds of images with just the click of a button.

  16. HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    This lesson will teach you how to shoot and edit RAW HDR images to get the very best exposure in very challenging conditions.

  17. Panoramas

    Learn how to stitch fully RAW panoramic images in Lightroom.

  18. Photoshop

    This lesson will not only teach you how to round trip your images to Photoshop, as a bonus you will learn how to use the all new Sky Replacement tool in Photoshop.

  19. Sharing

    This lesson is all about sharing your images with others. Learn how to share your images will speed and ease, from Lightroom.

  20. Sharing Via Connections

    Learn how to use the Connections portal in Lightroom to deliver your images to professional photo services like SmugMug, White House Custom Color, and Blurb Books.

  21. Adobe Portfolio

    Learn how to create your own beautiful website for free with Adobe Portfolio right from your Lightroom images.

  22. Printing

    Learn how to print images from Lightroom even if Lightroom doesn’t have a print button yet.

  23. Lightroom Mobile Overview

    Learn everything you need to know about Lightroom on your mobile device so that you can get the most out of your images on everyone of your devices!

  24. Lightroom Mobile Camera

    Learn how to use the Lightroom Camera on your mobile device.

  25. Tips and Tricks

    Learn additional tips and tricks in Lightroom, including: keystrokes, stacking, versions, enhanced details, date and time change, find your best photos, viewing videos, and using target collections.

  26. Archiving

    In this lesson you will learn how to archive the bulk of your images so that they are not tying up valuable space in your Creative Cloud. Learn how to finish your workflow with the proper archiving techniques that fit into your Cloud based Lightroom system.

  27. The End

    This lesson is the end! It is where we wrap up all the loose ends, remind you to write, and say goodbye.


Teresa Piccioni

Great great great class: Jarett explains the Lightroom workflow clearly and thoroughly. I am not a native English person and my English is quite poor but Jarett explains in a very simply and clearly way everything and I understand all chapters perfectly. Thanks guys, great job. I highly recommend this lesson to everybody,


I have watched each and everyone of Jared's classes on Creative Live and they are first class. I've waited a long time for a new one and now we have it and it's another gem. This is a wonderful overview of Lightroom and will repay watching sections (or all of it) several times to absorb the wealth of information presented. For anyone new to Lightroom, this is just what the doctor ordered.


Really in depth, so helpful! Thanks