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All You Need To Know About Adobe Lightroom® CC

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How to Work with Collections

Matt Kloskowski, Jared Platt

All You Need To Know About Adobe Lightroom® CC

Matt Kloskowski, Jared Platt

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4. How to Work with Collections

Lesson Info

How to Work with Collections

All right. So my feature, this one, this one's pretty cool. So? So I have a live audience in front of me. I can't see everybody out there, but who here uses collections? So 99.99% of our live audience, you had to be the one that you're going to use collections after today. So So collections are a big part of of light room workflow, and the workflow has always been we had to We we bring our photos into light room and then, you know, whatever your your Werfel was, whether you use picture rejects, flags, star ratings, whatever happens to be, we would star radar photos. And then I would always put my favorites into a collection. The interesting part about collections. And this is why I always tell people I think collections air. The way to go is when you jump from, let's say, the library module to the develop module. All right, if you wanted to switch to a different group of photos, I'm editing some group of photos that I want to switch by. Go over the left hand side. What don't you see th...

ere? There's no folders, but there are collections, so that's kind of like your cue collections or the light room workflow. So and then collections kind of propagates Lycra Mobile. We talked about it. This ley eso collections are the way to go, so we would create these collections. What, what's really nice about light Room said. It's a tiny, tiny little change, but it takes. It takes the extra step of making that collection. When you go into your file import, you will see over on the right hand side, you'll see the option to add those photos to a collection. So if you're doing a quick import, maybe a small import also, I know I knew people have revert. A lot of people have reverse work flows where they pick everything and then go and start removing. And this would be, ah, workflow for that because you put everything into the collection, start going through the collection, just start hitting the delete key and pulling stuff out that you don't want it on. The other thing that this confused for is because you can add it to a collection and collections are sinkerball too Light Ra Mobile. If you were in a rush and you were on your way out the door, you could literally add it to your mobile collection and walk out the door. And then you've got your IPad with you or your phone with you. And as it's up, loading and putting it into that collection, it's uploading to the cloud, and the cloud is downloading it to your mobile app. So that's a good one and thought of them. So a very easy way to Oh, I need to look at these photos, but I need to look at him on the road because I just got off the shoot, Put him in on I'm on my way out, which I do a lot. Yeah, I'll shoot a lot and put it in a collection. You're stuck when you get right, right? So it's Ah, it's a very easy way to work off of kind of a mobile situation, and it's I mean, it's pretty. It's not. It's not rocket science. And using it, you click. Add to a collection. You can either specify an existing collection that's inside of there, or click that little plus icon. But can I show you a really cool little little trick here? I ask you, I'm gonna show you anything so you don't really get a choice. But I have never been really secretive about I have a front end workflow toe, late room sometimes. And I know a lot of other photographers do a lot of sports photographers. Ah, lot of journalists have a front and were floated light room because light room does a ton of things. One of the things in being so powerful, it takes a little bit of time to import your photos. You got to import your photos, and then it's going to build previews and do all those things. Um, a lot of times, when I get back from a photo shoot, I just want to go through my photos really fast. You just hit the right our key. Full screen previews. It's a lot of people. There is, ah, program called photo Mechanic that a lot of people used out there, but on one we they created a browse module. So the idea behind it I'll show you really quick is you know, it'll open up a folder of 1000 raw files, render him instantly. You hit your right, our key and you're not waiting. You're not waiting for a full screen. I can even zoom in and get detailed view so you can check sharpness. But the cool part of that it's because my my workflow got screwed up. I would five star my photos here and then let's just say I know I have 55 star photos. I drag him into a light room and then when I got into light room, have to go into the library module filter by the five stars, create a collection and do all that. So now I five starred my photos in the browse module, and I just bring those in tow light room, dump him in a collection. I'm done. So now I don't have any more. I don't have any more sorting work to do because I already did that ahead of time. And now that I can create the collection when I do my import, so it's like you're like you're only going in. We're only bringing in your selected. You're only bringing in your good so you can do it. I mean, you could do with the other way to, but for May I once I've gone through, I have my good stuff. That's all I really need on one browser. Uh, yeah, it's It's part of the on one. Okay, The on one suite of Apple, a lot of people are asking. I think I think you just explain it. You know, some people recommend on when you import on one browse prior to exporting them. The light room for cataloguing. Is this your suggestion? But you kindly just showed us how to do it. Yeah, he's not exporting, too. It's not like an import export. He's just he's looking at him here, and then he's pushing them to light room. So it's, Yeah, eso, you know, Adobe Bridge photo mechanic on one's browse those air browsers. It's like you're Finder and Explorer window on a computer. You browse to a folder, it shows you what's in that folder. Layton was a little bit different. Late room is a library where you've got to tell it what you want it to be aware of. So that's the difference between the two. There are times where I do the import rightto light room because I have the time, you know you can do it. Walk away from my computer for five minutes. Come back, I'm done. But it's those times where I really want to get to something fast that the some type of browser helps.

Class Description

Adobe® Lightroom® Creative Cloud®, is an essential tool for working photographers. The super efficient organizational tools and quick retouching capabilities found in the latest version of Lightroom make it an indispensable addition to a photographer’s workflow.  

In All You Need to Know About Lightroom® CC you’ll spend two hours exploring the new features and functions found in Adobe® Lightroom® Creative Cloud®. Matt Kloskowski and Jared Platt will give you the inside scoop on all of the changes that come with the Lightroom® Creative Cloud® release and show you how to work with them. 

It can be a challenge to stay on top of all the ways Lightroom® can assist you in your work. Learning how to use Lightroom® in this crash course will ensure you are up-to-date and getting the most out of the latest release of Lightroom®

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This course is part of the Adobe Lightroom tutorials series. 



I fell in love with lightroom about three years ago. Making it better is alway nice. Thanks for sharing the information on the up grades. Also making it fun to watch.

Sean HIll

A great intro, this class convinced me to get the Lightroom/Photoshop software on the monthly basis. Mr. Platt is very good at presenting the subject matter and getting you interested in doing more, both in camera and with post processing. Great job guys!