Lightroom® CC: Organizing Your Digital Photo Life


Lightroom® CC: Organizing Your Digital Photo Life


Lesson Info

Lightroom® CC - Mobile: Cropping and Gradients

Let's try and do a straightening. So I'm just gonna click on the straighten tool. And it straightened it but it didn't have to straighten it too much, it looked at it. I'm gonna grab it and make sure that I agree with... Yeah it's pretty straight. So I was on a tripod when I shot this, like I set up my tripod cause I wanted to get it perfectly aligned. Cause usually if I'm not on a tripod you know I'm looking, and I'm not quite, and then by the time I snap the shutter I've moved a little bit or I've tilted a little bit and then I have to... But I really wanted this to be organized perfectly, so that's when I stuck it on the tripod. So anyway, it's on a tripod, so I already had it straightened but we can go in and do a little bit of crop. So I'm gonna do a 16 by 9 crop because this is more of a cinematic look, so then I'm gonna just drag this up and down until I like exactly where I'm going with it. So I can either have more cobblestone, or I can have more sky, I think I'm gonna go righ...

t about there. Okay, so now I'm done with that crop and I'm gonna go into my local adjustments and I'm gonna create a gradient. The gradient is because I want people to be looking at the castle, but there's way too much brightness on those cobblestones. So I'm just going to go up here into the light, and I'm gonna bring the exposure down on the cobblestones. And then I'm gonna take the blacks down. See how I want more definition in the cobblestones? So I'm, by using the black, I'm actually creating more definition because it's the grout in between the cobblestones is what's actually getting adjusted. So that's gonna be a much better look for those cobblestones. So now what I have to do is I have to take my gradient, and just go up like this, and then I'm gonna increase there. And let's twist it there, okay. So now the cobblestones look good. The problem is that I've also added that same gradient up to my sides and stuff like that, and I don't want those to happen. So now I'm gonna go to the erase tool, and remember I want to see where the gradient is being applied, so I'm gonna click on it so I can see the red, and now I'm gonna be in my eraser tool. I'm gonna make sure my eraser is not super feathered, and I'm gonna make sure it's small enough that I can get close to those cobblestones without messing up. And then I'm going to have it go all the way up like that. And I'm just gonna erase out, oops, am I erasing that? There we go. So I'm just erasing out that area right there, like that. Then I'm gonna come and erase this area right here, like that, there. So now I can play with it and you can see that I'm only really effecting that one area of the cobblestones. Not the rest of it, so that's what I want. And hit done. I like that photo much better than I liked the original photo, right? Looks great, but there's one thing that I could fix, but I can't fix it here, so I'm gonna go away from that photo and it's gonna synchronize. Remember I have to move away from the photo because while I'm looking at the photo, Lightroom Mobile assumes I'm still working on it so it'd make no sense for it to synchronize the information. So I let it synchronize until that little green check mark comes up right here, that little green check box right there tells me that it's all ready. And so this is now up in the cloud. So then I'm gonna come over here to my computer, we're gonna go find that photo, which is where are you, there you are. And I'm gonna click on it, and at one point it won't be too long, that information is gonna come down so we're just waiting on it. To find the gradient, you said you're just right clicking on the, the middle of that, it's kinda hard to tell on the Ipad what's happening but you're just right clicking on the, where you started the gradient to see like the red haze? If you just click on it, so if you just take your pencil or your finger, and just click on that little pin, it turns blue and if you click on it again it turns red, and then if you click on it again it'll turn off, and if you hold click it it'll give you that little right click menu basically that tells you what you can do with it to auto show it or that kind of stuff, okay?

Class Description

When you're taking thousands of photos every year, it gets harder and harder to keep them organized, back them up and edit them. Finding a specific photo can be next to impossible, Until now! Join Jared Platt, the world's photo organizational guru, and learn how to better organize, secure, edit and share your images no matter where you are, or what screen you happen to be looking at. Jared will help you to organize your digital photography life, so keep taking those great photos of your kids, your friends and your travels. Your life is about to get a lot easier and a lot more organized!

This class is for all photo enthusiasts and new professionals who need help organizing, editing and sharing their images. Even the Professional will find many applicable lessons and tips that will improve their workflows.


1Class Introduction
2Creative Cloud Construct
3Lightroom® Classic vs. Lightroom® CC
4Importing and Organization
5Folder and Album Creation
6Image Selection
7Connectivity and Data
8Finding Images in Lightroom® CC
9Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Light
10Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Color
11Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Effects
12Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Optics
13Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Crop and Straighten
14Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Clone and Healing Brush
15Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Gradient Tool
16Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Radial Filter and Brush Tool
17Working With Presets
18Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Geometry
19Going Beyond Lightroom® CC Into Photoshop®
20Basic Editing in Lightroom® CC: Dehaze Tool
21Photoshop® Connection
22Lightroom® CC Mobile
23Lightroom® CC - Mobile: Settings
24Lightroom® CC- Mobile: Basic Editing
25Lightroom® CC- Mobile: Localized Adjustments
26Lightroom® CC- Mobile: Curves
27Lightroom® CC - Mobile: Cropping and Gradients
28Lightroom® CC - Geometry
29Lightroom® CC : Keywords and Tracking Images
30Using Lightroom® Mobile Camera
31Lightroom® Mobile: Importing Images
32Lightroom® CC - Mobile: Color and Brightness
33Sharing Images on CC / Web / Mobile
34Sharing Images Using Adobe® Spark
35How to Use Adobe® Spark Post
36Sharing Albums in Lightroom® CC
37Editing in Lightroom® Classic
38Sharing Images From Lightroom® Classic
39Differences Between Lightroom® Classic and Lightroom® CC
40Lightroom® Classic and Lightroom® CC Q&A