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Adobe Lightroom CC Masterclass: Take your photos to another level + 6 Case studies

Toma Bonciu, Landscape and Travel Photographer

Adobe Lightroom CC Masterclass: Take your photos to another level + 6 Case studies

Toma Bonciu, Landscape and Travel Photographer

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33 Lessons (4h 27m)
    • 1. 01 Intro

    • 2. 02 General explanation of how Lightroom works and basic workflow

    • 3. 03 General configuration and settings and creating a new catalog

    • 4. 04 1 The Import Menu

    • 5. 04 2 Creating Develop and Metadata presets and apply it on Import

    • 6. 04 3 Smart Previews

    • 7. 04 4 Explaining the Library icons and options

    • 8. 04 5 Contextual Menus from Library Module

    • 9. 04 6 Organising photos with Keywords and Colletcion and filtering with Flags Colors and Stars

    • 10. 04 7 The Export window explained

    • 11. 05 Menus explained

    • 12. 06 01 Cerating and exporting preseats for Lightroom

    • 13. 06 02 General talk about the Develop module

    • 14. 06 03 The contextual menu from Develop

    • 15. 06 04 Crop Spot removal Graduated filter Radial filter Brush

    • 16. 06 05 Basic panel editing settings explained

    • 17. 06 06 Tone Curve Tool

    • 18. 06 07 HSL Tool

    • 19. 06 08 Split Toning Tool

    • 20. 06 09 Detail Tool

    • 21. 06 10 Lens Correction Tool

    • 22. 06 11 Transform Tool

    • 23. 06 12 Effects Tool

    • 24. 06 13 Calibration Tool

    • 25. 06 14 HDR Panoramas HDR Panoramas

    • 26. 07 Modules Map Book Slideshow Print Web

    • 27. 08 1 Case study 1

    • 28. 08 2 Case study 2

    • 29. 08 3 Case study 3

    • 30. 08 4 Case study 4

    • 31. 08 5 Case study 5

    • 32. 08 6 Case study 6

    • 33. 09 End

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About This Class

This Lightroom Masterclass Course is designed for beginners that want to learn to use one of the most powerful editing software on the market. The course is designed to take from zero and all the way to mastering Lightroom CC.

At the end of the course you’ll also have 6 cases studies to help you better understand how to use Lightroom CC to create magical photos.

During this course you’ll learn:
– Setting up Lightroom CC and basic settings of the program
– Basic workflow in Lightroom CC
– Using the Library Module: Importing photos, tag them, index it, sort photos, contextual menus, applying settings during import
– Using the Develop Module for editing your photos
– Using the Web, Map, Slideshow, Book and Web Modules
– 6 Case Studies where you’ll learn to: correct perspective, remove fringes, adjust sharpness, color temperature and color adjustments, dodge and burning techniques

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Toma Bonciu

Landscape and Travel Photographer


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1. 01 Intro: Hello and welcome to this master class light from course here on sculpture. I think this course is a really good way to start your journey in light room. It's for beginners, and it takes you from absolutely ground zero to knowing how to use light home in order to better as it your photos. So during this course, you will learn how to important photos by using the library module from light room. Use the contextual menus how to indexer photos, how to tag your photos will have the best practices, basic settings. Ah, flight room. Then you will go into the develop module and you will learn how to edit your photos. That is where the magic happens. That is where we have we. We make our photos come alive. And then there are all the other models that I had to be hung. Pretend honest with you. They are extremely rare, rarely used. But I explained them unless at the end of the course you will also receive six burners videos. We had six case status. You're going to see exactly how I'm using the tools in light room to edit my photos because it's one thing to know what a tool does. But it's another thing to understand how they all work together and create the magic in the editing off during the editing process of a photo. I hope you enjoy this course and wish you a good luck and have fun with it because it's it's much easier. Teoh accumulate knowledge when you're having fun. 2. 02 General explanation of how Lightroom works and basic workflow: In this first video, I will briefly talk about the way light from his organized and the concepts behind light room. My dream is not like any other software. You don't simply import one further in it. Then you do some edits, and then you simply exported or save it as Jay Peak. When you first open light me, don't you don't see this. You don't see this explorer type? Um, list off folders. Light room will ask you to create a catalog. This is the foundation and the basic core off. Working with lights from a catalog is basically a file on your folder. And, um, I will talk about in the next video how to create one and the settings that you have to apply. But in that file light from store the references, Teoh, where your files are stored on your hard drives are your files remain on your hard drive where you copied them and the catalog knows where each file is. Once you important from folders, then you create this. Ah, this structure off off folders like in ah explorer window if you want. Now, the way um lightem works is by important by importing the photos here in the library module and then in the develop module you go, you select one for one photo and do some edits on it. These other models or tabs, I will talk about it, but are not that important. The most important and almost 99.99% of your time we spend in the library and develop module. The way you bring feathers to light room is by important ah, photo or folder off photos. You can do this by quitting. For example, import over here in the library module and you select, for example, of directory. I've copied some of the photos over here, So, for example, you select this Tuscany folder and if the photos in this folder are not already important by light room, then you will see them like this and you can check what photos can be important and you can click import, for example. Now you wait a little bit, and now it depends on how fast your computer is. Um, and you have the photos imported over here now, another way to important. It's simply going an explorer window and simply drag one of the Fed does in light room over this library module. You just quick dragon. Drop it over here. You have only this photo that you dragged selected, but you can simply check all now have all the photos selected and quick import. And now you have another folder important and is the reference is stored in the current catalogue. Now what happens if you try to import some photos that are already imported by lights from Let's go and see you Click Import and let's peaks and put us from Slovenia. As you can see, all these photos are already imported and Onley. These two are not important. It's sometimes it's difficult to know exactly where this this photo is in another folder, for example, if you carpet for photos in different follows, but you can simply go cancel. And if you want Teoh be able to import these photos and you don't want to look them up in what folder they might be, then you can simply go and rename these photos. They're different tools I'm using. Total Commander is an Explorer tour and also as ah, quick tool to rename multiple files at once. So once you import the federals now you can select different folders. Let's say so like all of my mountains or legislate select Too Skinny Folder and you want to do some edits? Let's say on this photo you quick on it. You go on the develop module and now you can very easily added the photo. We will do some edits on the photos along thescore, so I will not spend too much time on on explaining what I'm doing. But the idea is that you do some addicts now these addicts will be stored on Lee inside light room and in order to have this photo export, as you can see right now, it's dot C or two. This is the role format off cannon. You may have other role format if you're photographing with Nikon Ah or ah, Sunny. So, um, the the the Addis dated you are saved on Lee. Invite him in order to export this photo in J peg. From the development of module, you can go right quick export and click export would export with previous I'll explain these windows in the future video or from the library. You select one federal or holding control or command on Mac used to like, multiple photos and you go export. And then you have, um this window pops up, and you can, um, simply export. Ah, select some options and export your feathers. So this is the way, um, light from works. This is the general idea of how it works in the library module. Important feathers. You can sign keywords to them. You can sign, um, stars if you want Teoh. If you want to categorize them on stars or on bike or by colors, then you can do some sorting of ah photos. Or you can do some filters by metadata or by attribute. I will talk all about this in future videos and then in the develop module, you simply go and added the foot. And once you edited, then you exported. 3. 03 General configuration and settings and creating a new catalog: as I told you in the previous video, when you open light from for the first time, it will ask you to create a new catalogue. And then you'll have to do some configuration and settings setting adjustment. So let's go and go Fire new catalogue and we will use this catalog for the entire rest of the course. So you go Ah, new catalogue and I will pick. Ah, a place where this catalogue will be stored Can along now when you're going to create here the catalogue light when we're going to create folder with new catalog This is the default option. So, um we will if you want you can give it a name. I will give it L R course and hit Create. And now let's go and see now light room And now light room starts and you have nothing inside. You just have to click the import button. Teoh, begin now if we g o and look over here where we saved the catalog, you have ah, the folder light from course. And here you have all these folders and the actual catalog. Is this one, like from cause little cat, This is this is your catalog, and this is inside this. Ah, this file light room will store references off where your files are stored on your computer . Now I'm going to import three folders in ah, here just to have something to work with. And I will click import and use the Tuscany folder, and then I will import Dolomite mountains and then Slovenia click import. Okay, well, you wait just a little bit and quick import again, and I will select the Dolomite mountains. And lastly, quick imported en and important. So some photos from Slovenia. So now, as you can see, I will disable this. Now, as you can see, I have here in, um, e Volume from my hard drive, I have these three folders of photos. Okay, So the next thing that you have to do is going to add it and adjust the preferences and catalog settings First. Let's go to catalog settings. Now, if you want to know exactly where your current catalogue is stored, you go to catalog settings, general, and here we have the location off the catalog. It's useful if you are using multiple catalogs or you once important, different catalogue in this um, this tab You can also select when this catalogue should be backed up. It depends on you when you want to create a backup of your catalog. I have it on Never. I just don't want to create backups off the off the catalog from time to time. I'm simply copying it. You also see the size of the catalogue. I have all my photos in Onley one catalogue. I know that when light from starts, it's, um it's a little bit slow, but once it starts, it's, um is there you can work very fast indeed. Um, the files become larger, but it's very useful to have everything in one catalog. You can also do catalogues by years and import um, for example, the photos from one year into one catalog and so on and so forth. But I before having all them together, file handling. It's not something that I bothered to modify, but in the metadata. I think it's very important offer suggestions from recently intervals. I quick it off. I don't want this include developed settings in metadata as like this. I quick it off. I don't want to include this automatically right. Changes into each MP. This is the most important setting that you had to turn on and why? Because when this is not turned on, let me hit. Cancel here. When this is not turn on, let's go and let's peek. For example, this, uh, this photo and when you're going to develop module, let's simply do some some simple edits was just increased the vibrance and dropped the highlights and increase the shadows simply like that. Okay, now, when we g o Teoh the folder of Tuscany, you don't, um and let's see the file 86 to 1, 86218 8621 OK, and we order my name. You don't see you see only this file So light room stores, the edits. But inside the catalog, if something happens and your catalog crashes, for example, we have a power crash and the catalog is beyond repair, and you can't You can get the information from out from off out from your catalogue than all the edits that you've done to your photos are lost. Those that it's remain Onley in the catalog. But there is a way to basically save those editing, extending fires and you go by and you do this by going to metadata and quick, this all American right changes to its and its MP. Now, if we Greek okay, and we do some ad, it's on this fellow. Now, if we take a look here, you already have an ex MP file with same man. This is a tax file. You can view it, and here they are, stored all the edit. So basically, your profile is is staying the same light from applies this thing, this text file on top of the row file, and then you see it is that is why, for example, if you do some edits on your profile, um, you can simply take this ex MP file, which is really small in size because it's ah, it's a text file and you just give it to someone else. You you change the name of this ex MP file to coincide, for example, with the name off this of this photo. And now you applied the edits from here to this fellow. And I hope this is I hope this makes sense to you. So you're storing all your edits and all your setting, so the settings in an external text file. Declined will applies here and now. If your catalog crashes and you can't repair it, you simply have you simply important photos. And because you have this hmp files, Lightem will also see the edit. Now let's take a look at the other options that you have here in the catalog settings. So, um, least you are off address. Look, look up city, state and country of GPS coordinates to provide address suggestions. I don't want to do this or export address suggestion. I don't want to do this. Face detection automatically detects faces in your photos. Maybe it's useful for you. For me, it's not useful to have this quick and right date or time change into property profiles. This is also off. Now I click OK, and now the next I think that you have to do is going to preferences. And here is go from the General languages English show Splash screen during start that it's a good thing to see the logo and something like this automatically check for updates. This is not something that you have to do, because ah, adobe will alert you if you have. Um, if you if you need. Teoh did your software when starting up used this catalog. So yes, load. Most recent catalogue. You can set it, Teoh. Prompt me when I'm starting light from when you when you use multiple catalogs. Then you probably want to ask you what catalogue should you should stop now. Ah, so import dialog when a memory card is detective for me, it's off because I don't like the placing Ah SD card in the computer and lightem automatically opens that is, whites off and select the current and previous import collection during import. It's on ignore camera generated folder names. I don't want to ignore them because I don't know. I don't copy camera folders, three j pic files. Next profiles that separated the photos It's off replacing embedded previews which standard previous during idle time. Again, I don't want to have this. Ah, this on. I don't want the computer to start start creating previews. If I don't want to create previews, then presets. Ah, here. There are two options that I would talk about when we're Ah, I'll show you how to create presets, but basically these are off. So if these are own you can assign a default import preset depending on your camera. So if you're working, for example, with different cameras and you know that, for example, an older camera of yours generate too much noise and you create a small preset that will remove some of the noise from all your photos. Then you assigned that pre set to be the default preset when you import photos with the camera and then you quick over here and lighting will apply that import that preset when you import files and it detects that those images are created with that camera. For now, these are off extended anything. I do nothing interface. I'd live it as it is in the performance tab. This is important if you have a graphic processor that can be used light from were detected , so it's good to click on it now. Sometimes when Adobe does updates light from work slowly. Now, the thing that you have to do if this is on, we have to do an update off the driver off your video card. It still works slowly. You just go off and that's it. You work with your ah processor now the maximum size off the cash. I said it to 15 gigabytes and video casts at 23 gigabytes. Um, it's just month away. Look, you can set different Ah, different options here and now we will click, OK, and this is the the the only thing that you need to do in the beginning when you start using light room and you do this only once. 4. 04 1 The Import Menu: Let's talk about the import menu when you want to bring a folder and the photos that are in that folder into the current catalogue off light room. So you click import, and then you choose the folder that you have the federals in. And this is basically the import, um, the import options that you have. So if these photos are not already imported, they will look like this. If they are already important into light from, they will be great and you would not be able to click on select them. If you want to reimport them, you just well, you'll just have to rename the files. Now you can import all the fires within a folder, or you can click here on new photos. If you want to update a fuller, for example, you've added new photos folder and you want Teoh update only those photos. You have the option to add the fold of the photos, but it can also copy those photos. And you can basically, if you want to import the photos right and directly from your as the cart, for example, you can choose where those photos should be copied. Usually, I copy the photos to a folder that I created. You see, I have this conviction convention that the folder is named by year, month and day, and then some details about what that folder contains. And, um, this is very useful because you can use this the names over in the folder to search for photos inside light from, so I just ah, click add Now you can copy them as the engine falls. Still, we can convert the roofies to dingy files. And ah, another thing that you can do is over here at file handling and applied during import. So you have the ability to import the files and automatically apply, um, presets that are going to be applied in the develop module so you can automatically add some editing settings, and I will show you in the future video how you create these two types off presets. And you can also apply a major that I import preset, and this is very useful. If you want to set, for example, certain values like copyright information for every photo that you import, then you can also build smart previews. But it's a this is not something that you will want. And again, I will talk about in the video that it's related to smart previews to know exactly why you should not check this for every further that you ah, import. So if you click this don't import suspected duplicates, then you will not be able to import these photos if they're already important. If you want to be able to do that, you either renamed the photos or you check this off again. Can add this to a collection. You don't want to do this either. If the photos are just being imported, you have to look at them and you need to decide if you want different fathers to be assigned Teoh a different collection. After you've selected every photo that you want to import, you simply click import and you wait. You will have here a status bar, and when it's finished, it will be gone. And now you have the folder imported into light room and now you can also work with these photos. You have to be very careful. If these photos have an exclamation mark in the upper part over here, then this means the folder is Miss 5. 04 2 Creating Develop and Metadata presets and apply it on Import: in this video. Let's talk about preset. There are two types of presets that you can create in light room and you can apply whenever you want, or just on ah or already on the import off the photos from a folder. So you have develop presets where you can saved the edits that you have done Teoh photo and then you if you want to apply the same kind of edit, you can say that as a preset, and you simply apply that preset to another photo. And then you have made it out a preset. That our oldest kind of information over here, if you want to aside in certain title or I don't know what kind of information. But for example, metal atom contains also this I PTC and the I PCC Creator contains information that are related to copyright, like creator of the federal, all sorts off information like this. So again, you can, um, apply a certain preset for him from here. If you have a metadata preset, or you can apply the preset already on on the import Ah, pop up. So let's simply create a simple preset on the develop and see how we can use their that probably. I don't believe in using presets. She apply certain type of edit because I believe that every image is unique and requires unique edits. But there are some things that I do with every image that I did do. So the thing that I'm doing with every image is to enable profile correction and remove chromatic aberration. These two things are 100% shoot, and I'm going to do with every image. So if you want not to be bothered with quick in these two, now that I've said, I've done these Teoh modifications in the develop module on this ah photo, you can simply click here and add new preset, and now you can create preset. And this preset will be, for example, import um, lens correction. And you can safely live all these, um, check boxes checked because you're only, um, alter these. But if you don't want the preset to affect any other, um, options that you have in the developed up, for example you want you have so several images that are edited and ah, you want to apply the preset after which because afterwards, because you realize OK, I forgot to remove from our separation and before five collection. Then you don't want these to be all clicked because, um, this means all your anything's will be reset ID. That is why we check non over here. And then we simply search for removed from my separation in the neighbor Perfect aeration over here. So we have lens correction? Yes. Men's profile. Gration, chromatic aberration, venison Insinuating all this should be copied. And then you hit Create the group user presets it create. Now we have over here preset under user presets. We have this import lands correction. Now let's go into the library module, go click metadata and added metadata preset, and you can set all sorts off information. But what I really like is going over here. Copyright, for example. Uh copyright Teoh. My name. Okay, Creator. And for example, that's it. I don't recommend you place the address to the phone number and other information over there. So this again is a custom preset and ah, you had done save changes is a new preset save as and you say import made another and hit create. And now you have those two preset. Now, if you want? For example, on this photo, if you look at it, it doesn't have these. These two options checked, but you can, for example, select multiple photos. You hold down, shift and click left, click the mouse button and you will select all these feathers. And I can simply click on this user preset, and the preset will be applied. Teoh Every, uh, every photo. So now No, let's take a look how well you can apply those presets when you are Ah, when you are important. Ah, folder. Let's click on Import. Select the folder And over here in the developed settings you quick on user presets in Portland's correction and on metadata, for example, you quick on import Mina. And now when you hit import, old fitters will be important and already have that preset applied to them. Now there's another thing that you can do. Um, for example, if you go into the develop module and you know that, um, for a certain type of camera, you have lots of noise. So ah, you go here and say I introduced the value off 15 and I want these noise reduction value to be processed to all the images that are important and that are coming from this particular camera. Then you can go into the develop and set default settings. And if you quick come here, you you can click on update to current settings. So you see here the camera model and this basically tells right from that whenever it encounters fellows that are made with Canon 60 to apply all these settings. If I click here updates to current settings, I will not quit here, but you get the idea. And in order for this to actually happen, you need to go into added, um, preferences over here in presets. And you could make the false specific to camera serial number. Okay, so or you can make default specific to camera. I so settings, depending on what? What's happy one. But if you click here and those settings will be automatically apply 6. 04 3 Smart Previews: in this video. I'll talk about smart previews Now, first of all, let me explain. Ah, what these are And why would you need smart previous? Um, let's say that you need to You go on a trip for a couple of days. It's not practical to take, uh, all your photos with you or to take the actual photos with you. Maybe you don't have storage to take all the photos that you need to add it with you. For example, if you are ah, wedding photographer, you need thio added a lot of photos and you don't have the ability to take those photos with you. Well, this is the case when smart previews are helpful because smart previews are just smaller files that are generated by light room. And, ah, this will be generating a separate file. Ah, right next to your catalog file. And you can simply copy that file with ah, with your catalogue on on your hard drive and you can have it, um, the federals without having the photo, actually there on the hard drive where you are working. You don't want to do this with all your photos. You don't want to generate smart previews with all your photos because that file will become huge, extremely big. And you don't want to do that. You want to do that Onley with the photos that I really needed and Onley when you know you won't be having access to your actual files. Now, let's, um let do a short import of some fights that I've prepared for this. We have here a folder. Smart previews. As you can see, these folders are great. And this means that light room is telling me these four files are already important. But I want to import them anyway, So I click here, Don't import suspected duplicates. I checked it off Still. Now I can re import these files into another folder. Now you can build smart previews right from the import. But I will just hit import for now, and I will explain Why did this? First of all, you don't want to create Over here. We have only four photos, but let's assume it's an entire photo session. You have maybe hundreds of photos. I don't know, maybe thousands of photos you don't want to create. Ah, smart preview for all the fires it would take long and the file with smart preview. It's gonna be really long now if you take a look over here and when you click on one of these photos over here says original photo. So this means you have this for your not working on a smart preview. You are all working on the original photo if you don't have the fair. If you and you want to work on it and you don't have a smart pretty further for that, you will not be able to work on it. Let's just simply go and simply rename this folder sent Smart reviews one and now lights when will not be able to find, um, you can you already see here There's a question mark Item doesn't know exactly where this folder is. And you also have this exclamation mark that it says for is missing you quick on it for those missing Now you can If you had to rename the folder and you didn't do that accidentally, you can right click on the smart preview and find missing folder. What? I would simply rename the folder back. And right now I will generate smart fridges. I simply control click all these photos and then I will click here and I will be able to build four smart previews for these for these feathers, and I have original plus smart previews. Now, if you go into your catalog, you have here you're smart previews data and it already has 4.3 megabytes and imagined that this is only for four photos. And now let's go and rename this folder again. And now light room is telling me here that I'm working on a smart preview. When I click on the photo, I'm working on a smart preview and I can go into the develop, and I can still added, um, the federal without having the orginal photo present over here. So this is where smart previews come in handy. Remember Onley when you're traveling on Lee when you had well, when you know that you will not have access your actual photos, you have to build some smart previews just to be able to work on the edits and not having ah, all the data this would 7. 04 4 Explaining the Library icons and options: And now it's time. Teoh, explain to you all what is happening in this library interface. Every option that you have over here. And by now, I think you've understand how white from works. But I think it's very important to know all the options that light from offers because this is the way to master a program. Now, in this video, I will talk about the old, these small bottoms, what are doing and what represent. And in the following video, I'll talk about this contextual menu. So let's start from left to right. Do you have that's activated? This. So you have, um, 123 and four main windows. And you can, um, go and collapse three off them. With these arrows, you can collapsed this one, This one and this one. And you, When you simply go with the mountains, it will simply be activated. Now, for now, I will, uh, pin them to the screen just to see or everything. Now, over here, have the navigator navigate. It's really intuitive. You, uh, you actually see what photo is selected now? You can go, Phil, or you can go fit. You have. You see all the men and the entire Mexican see one hung prince send. And you also have other options if you want to zoom less or if you want to zoom more than 1% there are moments when you need to do this usually, Uh, you don't need more than one by 11 by one is 100%. Now you can click click fit Now when the federal is in a zoom mode. If if this is not easy for you to say to click the mouse modern and navigate like this and you don't know what you want to go Ah, and you see here the place, then you can simply click here and you will be taken to the place where ah, where you want. So this is this is useful at the end, I quick fit and I see this entire image. Now, if you double quick on it, you will get back to this view. If you double click it again, you did the full image. So it's and it's nice to remember this functionality over here have the catalogue. And if you click on all the photographs you have here, all the photographs that are in your catalog, so ah, dozen matter in which folder the feather is It will be displayed here. Now, this is useful when you want to search, um, some type of photos in all your catalog in the entire cab block. And if you've set some keywords from your for your ah images or you simply want to serve them by certain attributes, you can do so and I will show it to you in just a moment. Now you can have quick collection. This is very useful. The shortcut is be Teoh. Add even just a quick election. For example, If I'm here and I want this one, this one you can click over here had to quit collection. Um, and it will go over here and let's say I want from another folder this photo. That's quick shortcut B. And it's the third photo. Okay, so now if you go to a quick collection, you have these photos. It's very useful because, for example, I'm selecting some photos from different folders because I wanted to say, Add it and then I will export them to a specific folder. And I have all those images. If I added the image in the specific folder. Maybe it's maybe it's ah, it's time consuming. Teoh hit export every time for each image in each folder. It's quicker for me to have been here. And if I shifts, click to select them all and quit here. They will go away from this quick collection. The previous important. Very simple. It refers to the last import in our case. Was this smart preview fallen Over here we have the folders and folders are Ah, old. Um let's say all the folders that you've imported in in your life from catalogue and for example Now I have Volume E. If I would import folders from another volume, it will appear over here. And if you want ah for um show for himself. Folder path, folding path. You can create folders off of your own. I don't see the, um the the need for for that you can also see the complete path. All these options, I don't think are useful. Folder Name on Lee. I think it's it's enough. So you have this, uh, visa these folders over here Now, after that, you have collections. You can create your own collections if you quit here. Of course. Create collection. If you, for example, can have collections off beautiful sunrises or beautiful sunsets. And whenever you encounter in your photos Ah, photo that is suited for a certain collection. You can place it there. And then maybe it's easy for you to grab a beautiful sunrise just because it's him. That folder. Then you have all these publishing services Now, I don't use any of these services. I want my photos to be exported. Ah, I want to have control on how I resize the photos. But you can do automatic publishing if you, um if you want to, for example, again have here the import and import. I've already talked about this, um, this window and also the export. And we will talk about all the options that you get over here in Ah, future video. Out of that, you have these this main window where you have Ah, the photos. Also, the photos can be selected from here, and you have the ability Teoh, display the library in greed mode. If you for example like this, you go grid mode. This is the navigator. If you feel the need to click on it to go to the next image. I don't I don't think it's that important. You have the folder name we have. How many photos are in that folder and how many fathers are selected? Um, and you can apply a certain filter, but for the moment, I will hide this. This one over here. So you have this main wind over here and have a couple of options in the lower part. Now, the first option is very simple. You quick on it. It's nothing happens because I'm in this mall where I'm already in in greed mode. If you go to look view, which is the full image Ah, and now you quicken greed. It will switch on greed. Now it's much easier than to learn how to quick on them just to double click the image on double click it again to switch between these two of these two views. Ah, you have over here, um, comparison between these two. You also have the ability to select multiple images If you want, for example to decide what of these images to added, you can simply go here survey view, and you can take a look at these images. And then, for example, you say OK from these two. I really like this one better. So this one, I will eliminate it. This one remains selected from these two. Let's say I like this one and this one gets deleted. And I have this one now because it's selected. When I exit the survey view with and or like this, this image will be selected. And you know that you want you, um, at it, this one. Then you have this eye can over here where you can start finding faces in the entire catalog. And this, depending on what type of images you have, can take a really long time. And I don't think I don't think it's you. It's that useful. Even if you are a wedding photographer, let me give you a really short tip. For example, if you name your um folder, for example, you have, let's say a name off the groom and name of the bride in the folder name. When you will go here and search that those names, you'll find the photos. You don't need lighting to find, um, a certain a certain image. Or you can use this key warding to. And when you have people in some photos, you can simply placing their names in the cure tax. I think it's much more efficient this way. It's a little bit more time consuming, but it's less Resource is for, um, on your computer. I have this sprayed his painter and this I never use it, but it's a fun thing to do of wet. When you click on it, you have the ability to spray or paint different things. For example, a rating of ah, three stars and you simply hold on them. Ah, left mouse button and you go like this. And now you see, I have three stars on these photos. Now, if I I don't want to have three stars simply go like this so you can pain different, different things. Keyword labels. I don't I didn't use it until now. So, um, it's fun that is there. But it's not a juicer, because you will never go like this on all your photos. You need to make conscious decisions, So this is the sort from A to Z, and you saw them by capture time by added order by rating taken sore. The photos and all in old those those ways you know, in many ways, but I prefer living them from a to Z in capture time. I think it's the best way to sort photos, especially for me, when I'm because I'm using multiple cameras. I'm photographing with two DSLR as a full frame in the crop. Ah, crop Ah, body. Ah! And also with the drone and also with the phone because my phone photographs in your old format and I want all these photos to be ordered by captured time, especially if you're doing an event. You need those photos to be in order. Yeah, in because, I don't know, it makes much more sense for me to add it that way. So having now, there are a lot of options over here that are missing. And, um, you have these this slider with thumbnails, how small or how big you on the thumbnails to be and let me show you what options are missing. If you click over here, you can click on flagging rating, color, label, rotate, navigate and slide show a slide show. It's pretty intuitive. You click on it and light roommates a simple slideshow and goes like something like this and you get the idea. Navigate. Ah, you quick on the on, the on, the left and right goes to left and on the right Terror. It goes right again, not that intuitive. I prefer to use the arrow keys on my keyboard like I'm doing right now, and I can navigate or I simply go with The thumb needs a little bit bigger. I scroll to the image that I want double quick on it. It's a much more intuitive way now. These things are very useful. I use mainly stars. I don't use colors or flags. All these are ways that you can, um, filter your photos very easily. For example, you can assign the color red Teoh, different photos and the color yellow two different photos, and then you want to add it on Lee, the red of, um, the red images. Let's say let's quick on this. I have selected with control these three photos and I will assign the photo read. Okay, now, when I'm going here into attributes, I can click on red, and only the red images appear over here. Now. It's not that interesting for me to have this. I prefer using the star system mainly because when I click on a photo, if I press one on my keyboard, it will assign one star. If I pressed, too, it was son two stars. If I press zero, the star system disappears. So the fact that I have a shortcut for this it's much, um, it's much useful for me. And, for example, I'm going through my photos and I say, I made a thumb. There's something like this. I say, Kate, this one, I'm gonna add it later and I pressed one on the keyboard and I have one star, and then maybe this one are added later. Again, I pressed on the keyboard one and I have one start and maybe this one. And let's say these three photos are the only photos that I want to add it. Ah, today. So I go into the attributes quick on the star, and I see the three photos. It's the same with colors, but you have the ability to assign the star system much more easily and much faster. Then, ah, the the the system would colors. This is an option, very useful. For example, let me show you something. Let's say you don't. Um You you didn't assign stars and you went and added some forest you see here this sign over here This means that this photo has some development adjustment on it. I did some added things on this photo. This one, this one. Okay, now it's easy. There are only four photos, but are moments when for example, I'm coming back from the door, Might after Ah, 10 days there. And I will probably have a least 1000 photos and the couple 100 ad. It's just for the first phase. And I want, you know exactly well, what are the photos that I'm I've already edited because I want to export Onley does. And I don't want to go like this. Quick, quick, quick. What? I can go into a tribute and click this edit and this will leave on Lee. The fellows that have ad it's on them. This is very important. And then I can go photos that don't have added Remember to dis elect this one again. It's important photo that I've I didn't worked on this these tools over here, This one with edited photos and the stars are very important for your workflow to select the father that you're going to add it if you want to do this or if you don't want to select the photos and you just look at the photos and you see Okay, this this what? I want to read it. This one. I want to read it and you go and added them. And after that, after you have added their hungry photos, you simply come and quick on this one, and lighting will show you. What are the feather that I already edited. Now I have other ways off filtering these. Ah, these images, for example. You see, I have the names of the folders over here descriptively. Okay, I can go to all photographs. These are Asai told you all the photographs in this catalogue. And I can go into text. And you see here any searchable field contains all now, let me see all the photos from Tuscany, and I status can over here. And you see, I have old first from Tuscany. I don't have the key word. A quick I click on click on one of these photos. I don't have the key word too skinny on any of these photos. But all these photos are in a folder that it's called Tuscany. So you don't have to add, um that Ah, that keyword over here again can say not too skinny, but stolen mind. What I'm doing here is See, I'm saying dolomite mountains. And whenever I'm going into the mountains, I'm using the name of the mountain and the World Mountains because I may have multiple mountains and I can say, for example, mountains over here and I will get the same selection. But if I would have multiple photos from different mountains, I would have all them here if you can. If you want, you can adhere to skinny, um, cities and rural landscape. You can add that and that those keywords are searchable and that already applied to all the photos inside that folder. You can also filter them by metadata. If you want, you can see all the photos shot by on Canon 60 or Canon 80. All my photos are shut in 2000 and 18. In this catalogue. You see them by month by day. You have by had the first by lands. And this way it's a very easy way to see which one of your lenses you are using more and you'll realize that you don't need other lenses. When the majority of our photos are shot, using a single lands than you will would probably stay. It is better for you to state with those hands. What is going on over here? Now we have another window and this is the one over here. If we select a photo, you see here the hissed, a gram and the history Graham changes and you have a way to see all the older four hissed a grams. You have this one with the gray, which is the the average between all these color channels. And then you see the one in the blue and, um, the yellow and the red. Over here, we have settings with with that were used. Two shot the photo. The ice told the focal length E aptitude in the time the fact that this is the original photo, if you would have respond, preview would say here, plus smart preview or just the spot preview. Then you have the quick develop module. This this is something that I will recommend you strongly not to use it. The Onley moment when you want to use this, is when you want, for example, to select all these photos and you will click reset and that's it. You can apply if you have a photo slated, you can apply a preset from here again, not that intuitive. Usually you apply the preset in the develop module, where you see the entire fault. You know exactly what is happening. So it's not that useful key warding and ah keyword lists. You can create different different lists. If you want For you, you can create a key war name and all sorts of information like this. You can simply click on the federal and write the whatever key would you want over here. Just be cautious not to write too many keywords. And if you are writing Cuba that are already in the folder name where this photo is, it's useless. So you can, for example, divide. You know that for all these photos are in the Dolomites and in the Dolomite mountains. But then you maybe want to say sunset or sunrise or lake views something like this. If you want a 7.2 take a certain type of photos from your entire catalog. This is very useful if you're selling photos and there's a client, for example, that wants sunrises on away. Give me some writers on the leg. It's much you. It's very fast for you to deliver Teoh deliver photos. If you already have these keywords over here and when you're going to write a Q or let's say Foggy and I went a hit. Enter. Um, this keyword will be assigned here. Okay, And now you see the there's ah small I can over here that has this. Ah, that says that this image has some keywords on it. Let's assign to all these images the world funky. And now, because I was signed the world foggy you see, it appears over here and you can I can quick on here on. I can click on this image, for example, on this image, which is has some fog, and I simply can click on the world foggy. And this is a simple way that you can assign keywords. Now, the matter that I'm that's select an image. You have lots of options. I'm not spending time to its it said on before you can look at all this information, but the only thing that matters to me for a new image, it said. Over here, I only want to know the settings and the focal length and that's it for me and Commons are not supported here. This is, Ah, another option. Now you can seeing settings or metadata. If you select multiple photos, you can sing settings. Basically, you take the settings from the first photo, and you sink those settings to all the other photos. Again, it's the same thing with, uh, with the metadata. You can do the sing settings also from the develop module. But you also can copy the settings from this image with a shortcut control shift. See you check what you want to copy. You see the world copy over here. And then if you want to apply the these settings to these images, you go control Shift V and the settings will be would be applied. If you would have ah such settings. So this would be this Ah, the this entire window off library. And now, in the next video, we'll talk about some contextual menu 8. 04 5 Contextual Menus from Library Module: Let's talk about contextual menus from the library module and what I'm saying Contextual menus. I'm not talking about these menus over here. I'm talking about right click menus, and you have a mania over here. But you also get a menu over here. So when you are, I would start with this one over. When you are here in the folders that are present in your, um, your catalog can go right click and you can create the folder inside this folder clinic collection from these. Ah, these photos. I don't see the reason for which you would. You would want to create a collection with the same name you can mark. This folder is favorite, for example can quicken it. Have you get a little star Now it's unfavoured it. You can assign certain color again. This has to do with ah accessibility. If you want, for example, to have all your mountain allow your mountain, let's a, uh, experiences in green. You assigned this color green? I'm not doing this. I think it's very useful for you to also tell you what I'm using and what I'm not using. When another thing that I'm using it is the remove option if you want to remove a folder from a catalogue. This is also very useful to show parent folder because you may have, um, folders that are, um, stored in different parent folders so you can quick on it. And I You see this this up this top folder photos. Now, if you go right quick here, you don't see an option. Teoh not see this one over here because I don't want to see it. Since all my fault, all my files are in the same top folder. I will, right? Click on it and hide this parent. Now, A really interesting option is to these two options. It's a synchronized folder and update, folder, location and ah, of course, these other are following. But if you want to you if you're clicking here to single NYSE folder, it will tell you that there are no new fires. If for some reason you are copying files over there, for example, I'm photographing in the Dolomites and I'm photographing multiple days and I'm copying at the end of each day, I'm copping the role files. Well, then, after after the second day, I will click, synchronize and I will, um, very, very easily add all the photos, um, to to the same folder again. Can do the same with import to this folder. But import to to this folder means that you can also import from other locations synchronize folder checks on Lee inside this folder. You can also export this folder as a catalogue, if you would want to have I don't know that many catalogues. I don't see what why this option is here. But I know people that are doing this for almost every folder they do our catalogue. If you want to know where this folder is, you can show it an explorer, and it will open this explorer window and the folder will be highlighted. And you know exactly what it is. In case you forgot where you stored your photos. And then you have this properties, which is the window properties the size of the folding and so on. Now let me show you an option. For example, for this folder, let's say that you moved this folder or by accident, you every name you'd say Slovenia photo trip. Okay. You think this name is more suitable? It's sounds better. It's useful to you to know exactly what you did maybe did in Slovenian wedding. But now it's just a simple trip. So you go into light room and now you see a question mark over here over this folder in Slovenia. And also the photos have these exclamation size it, it means for is missing. So you, right quick this one and find missing folder, and then you go where it's his select folder, and now it's updated and has the new name. Now let's talk about the other contextual menu, and it's this one over here when you're right, Quick photo opening loop. It's the same thing would double quickly in the photo open in survey into the same thing with selecting multiple photos and hitting the Anwar shortcut or clicking this one over here, opening compatible again. You can compared these Teoh these photos. You can show it and explode. If you want to know exactly where it is, you can go to a collection. If the photo is in a collection, you can edit this for info shop and open it as a smart object or well, depending on how you want. For example, if you have that say multiple. You have multiple photos. All these three photos You can go and open them as layers in the same filing photo shop. You can murder, mate and his hdr ding for the shop or is panoramas. I like to merge photos using this option. Now I will show you for for these options. I will have some examples in the future video, um, with HDR, panorama and HDR Panorama and see exactly what is happening. You can sat a flag that you can also set from here and ah, rating based on the number of stars in a color label, you can add it to quick collection, as I told you can adequate collection by also clicking on this Ah, I can over here or hitting be on your keyboard. This is where quick collections are saved. You can't do a stacking Stacking is of is very simple. Now it's not. It will not be that intuitive to use over here. For example, let's assume let's assume that, um, I have these two photos are the same. Let's assume that these photos are the same. Now you can create a SPAC stacking and group in stack. Okay, Now all the photos that are are done with the same composition, but different settings. I don't know. It looks almost the same can be stored in the stack. If you want to see what's in this stack, you simply click the number and will expand the stack. If you want. Now I will. I've collapsed it. If you don't want this to be, let's say the thumbnail that represents the stack Simply go here right quick stacking and, um, move to top off stack. And now you have this photo as a thumbnail. Let's say that represents a stack. You have different options to remove from the stack to displease that response that expands stack into the same, like cooking on that number. So it's not. It's it's It's simply very intuitive. Toe war. Create a veritable copy. When would you need to do that? Let's say, for example, I'm I'm taking this photo and I'm converting. It's black and white. I'm doing something like this. Okay, now I might say to myself, what can Once we added this also in color, but I want to have this version also, so I right quick on it, create a virtual copy. And you have this virtual copy right now, okay? And then you go to the develop, you reset it. And let's assume that you want something like this. An image that looks like this. Okay, so now you have two versions of the same image, but this is Ah, virtual copy. Develop settings. You can reset them. You don't copy them. You can to some outer auto settings. I don't recommend them. Minute of the presets. Of course you can copy. The metadata from here can important preset. You can rotate image to the left or to the right. This is very useful. Sometimes in extreme positions. The camera doesn't put the federal and the correct orientation. So you have the ability to rotated to left up to the right. Um, again, you have the present. This is something that I use very often when I know my export window is set. With all my options, I simply click export with previous and this will not open open the export, um, window. Which happens if I click here on export. Okay. You can also email a photo in case you don't know how to attach photo. You can remove the further if I click remove photo. You also have the options, the option to remove it from the catalogue. But for the remains on your hard drive or simply deleted from disk and also remove it from from your catalog and then view options that it's a simple. It's a simple ah option. So it's in a word. It's very intuitive to do something in light room, and you just need Teoh, understand and remember a little bit what I showed you. Um, stacking photos can be easy and can be very useful when you have some very, very many sets off images that are similar. For example, if if you're doing sports or events and you've shot multiple photos off the same moment because you didn't want you missed to miss that moment, if you don't want oldest, for us to stay in front of you and to attract your attention from looking at other photos. If you want to keep things more organized, you can stack for those together. Now, Um, I have to be honest. I never stacked photos. I just like to have them here. Old photos. I'd like to have them in front of me simply because I think it's It's the easiest way for me to you to analyze and look at photos, so in a way, it's just a matter of how you are used to do things. 9. 04 6 Organising photos with Keywords and Colletcion and filtering with Flags Colors and Stars: in this video, I will talk about the way light from organizes your photos. And what are your options? How you can search through your photos and how this can help you. Because right now I only have four folders. But in my original catalogue, I have I have Ah, a lot of folders and lots of photos. So if you want at a certain point you search very quickly for some photos, it becomes very time consuming todo toe old folders and ah, search manually. Ah, that is why light from offers some really great tools in here in the library that can help you categorize fellows and also filter and sort them. They're easily so. I will kind of show you a few examples because I think this is the best way that I can. I can do this. And the only reason you are doing this it's because at a certain point, you would want, um, a certain type of photos to you would like to do a selection for some type of photos. Maybe it's for a client. Maybe it's for an exhibition. Maybe it's just for you. It's for a friend for a project. I don't know, but a certain point you may want to see. Sunrise is done near the lake, for example, in 2017 and in order to to see that you need to put a little bit off effort when you are important your folders. I realize if you have lots of folders already imported in light room and you didn't done key warding and organizing the images, this can be very Ah ah, very Let's say nasty situation. You don't really want to start doing this. But I recommend to you ah, to t add this your daily task and whenever you important, you folded to do Ah, these things. So the way I am organized, my photos is mainly on through keywords and collections. You can also use ah, the star system as an addition to this, this is not ah, using this is not a matter off using the star system or the car system or the keyword system. Everything comes into place. But why? I don't think that you need to use also the star system because the way you see photography will change over time. So I just want to see all my sunrises. I don't want to steal my son Sunrises off five stars because maybe something that I've considered ah, three star to Star Photo. Maybe right now I have the ability to interpret it differently through the editing or cropping. And I can do some really interesting stuff or let some really interesting things to that fellow to make it pop. So, um, everything is happening in this in this tab. What it says library. Um, so the first thing that you may want to do as a landscape photographer, you have, let's say, sunrises and sunsets. It's not necessarily, ah, an absolute must to create collections. But you can do this. For example. You have smart collections over here. Okay and smart collection. Basically, when you assigned, for example, the color red to some photos, those photos are automatically introduced here in this small collection. When you assign a five star to an image, it's been it's automatically added here images from past month video files, so you don't need to you add them to a collection, but if you want, for example, to create the collection, you can create, for example, a collection or a collection set. If you for example. Let's create a collection set and let's say, um, Soma's collections okay, and we've created this. Now, if we go here and we right quick and create collection, let's say sunrise. Okay, this is created inside the set. Thomas Collection. Okay, now let's go in. Create sunsets. Okay, Now you have this disability to add images to this collection. But why? I think this is not something that you have to do, because if you assigned, um, the keywords sunrise to an image or the keywords sunset one image. You don't need to add it to this collection because you already have the ability to, ah, filter the those images to see them. So I don't think this is absolutely necessary. It's I I think it's a It's a way. I think it depends on the way you are used to work or the way you start working. Maybe it's it's far easier for you to just grab these ah, these images and drag them to this collection. Maybe this is far more for you than to add keywords, but for me it's very easy to add keywords, and I'll give you some examples for his embodiment of dolomite mountains. Now the first thing that I'm doing is to create a folder. This date over here. It's on Lee for me to see it. But light from already knows the date when each photo was created. It's stored in the metadata. I don't need Teoh to do this. This is done on Lee for these holders to be arranged chronologically. If you look here in the metadata, you have lots of options. Okay? You have the year. You know exactly how many photos were done in that year from this folder? As you can see him in the dollar mind Montas folder. But if you want to search the entire catalog, you go you quick on all photographs. Now let's click on metadata And for example, we have all the photos are are done in 2000 and 18. You see, the months from the months you see every day how many fathers you have you have today The cameras that you used forage for the photos, the lances that you use If you have any labels on those on those images and you can build out for example, if I select old, uh, old, uh let's say the images in red. Okay, now, if I If I have selected something old images with red with a red label and I click on other attributes or text or something else, then it adds up. Let's just, for example, what I when I added text it had here the keyword mountains and I don't have any mountains keyword for these images, so it will not filter, um, anymore. Now, um, let's let's just select too skinny and we will open here the keyword and key word lists. Okay, because you can you can create keyword keyword list. For example, you can have a keyword name in synonymous. Um, I'm not using this. I have to be absolutely honest with you because there are lots of options and you can get lost in these options. I prefer Teoh create a workflow that it's fast. I don't like including too many options. And that is why this key world is I don't like creating lists off keywords and so on and so forth. So this is gonna be closed. I don't I'm not interesting in working with keywords sets because you have, for example, wedding for that off. Okay? Different keywords sets and you have a list of keywords over here. Now, there are some things that I'm doing, um, and that I'm using keywords that describe the image. Okay, So for example, I know that this and this and this our sunrises and I come here and say sunrise. I don't need These are sun Sun rises from two skinny. I don't need Teoh, right? Coma, Triscuit. I don't need to write this too skinny. Why? Because the folder in which all these fellows are it's called Tuscany. And this means that the keyword Tuscany is assigned to all these all these photos. So bear in mind is that it's very important because, as I told you can say Dolomite mountains. Okay, you can say, um, Slovenia Mountains or Slovenia Urban or ah, I know whatever. But when you say the keyword when you search for the keyword mountains, all the folders that contain this keyword will be will be showing, for example, this image. As you can see, this image over here has no key words. But if I go here and type mountains, you see all these images appear because they're searchable. Field is any any searchable field and This also includes everything that is here filing company title caption, keywords, anything that is searchable. And this also includes the folder the images in. So this is very important. Let's go back to Tuscany. So I said that this this and this are sunrises. Now, when you see this, um, crayon, I can Over here, it means that this image has some keywords. Three. I will take this out sunrise. I know this war shop because these are some photos from my wash up to place in spring. So I also tell right spring. Okay, maybe puppies, because I see some puppies, and that's it. Now, these images are sunset and ah, town and uh huh Urban. Okay. This for example, it's, um, blue, our town again and the same keywords. Our values are the same for this for this image. This one, for example, has, um let's say clouds and why you need to have a mindset when you're doing this. For example, I'm not putting the key word clouds for every image that has clouds. No, this is a key word, this passive eyes in my and for me at least, not not the fact that the image has clouds, but the fact that the image has some spectacular clouds dramatic clouds, I know clouds that look impressive. And this can be during the day during a storm during sunrise during sunset. So I'm not, for example, for this image I will not put the keyword clouds because clouds I'm not a big part of this image. Now I will put for probably, um, Greenfield or field or, I don't know, but you need a list of key words that you are using, and you need to use the unit to be consistent. If you think that you can be consistent from your memory, write it down, write down the key words you're using and you can use an Excel spreadsheet just to have to see the duplicates and to see exactly what keywords you're using. You can use a piece of paper I know depends on new, but it's very important to to use these. He was because for now, let's go for in the Dolomite Mountains, and also this is a sense. It this again, is a sunset and also is a church over there. Let's see what else yet this again. This is not forward assistance. It this is sense It lake and clouds again because it has those beautiful those beautiful clowns. This is light. If the light it's really special. Place, light, light and person. You see it's a very beautiful lighted to photographer. It's not part he where he was not part of our group. He was the same photographer that was photographing in the same area. Ah, this and this are sunrise and lake. OK, and now let's go to old photographs. And for example, let's say I want to see sunrise photos. Okay, These are sunrises. But how many of these sunrises, uh, contained a lake? These two, or how many of these sunrises our antis Kony, because you can have multiple sunrises, can have all sorts of sunrise is now for Ah, for example in Tuscany, Justin is famous for its roads. So every photo that contains a road in Tuscany, this one, this one, this one I will say road because this is the element that matter. So it's not the idea that it's not the fact that you can use any key war that you want. This is the way you use keywords. Use keywords to help you. This also is the road. This one this one this one wrote. OK, but this one and this one are also sense. It's okay. So this road and sense it and again when I'm bad and I'm searching for that says sunset. Okay, I have all sorts of sunsets. An urban. Okay, now you is. I had to be very clear. It's very easy for you to see now, but when you're going to have five years off photography in your catalog, it's not gonna be that easy. So sunset. Okay, Sunset in Tuscany and they contain a road. And now we have the sun sets in Tuscany that have a road because Tuscany is famous for its roads with Cyprus trees that go to different properties. So it's very important to have this mindset and Teoh understand. Now you can add on this Yes, you can also dio from, for example, if a person want a client warns sunsets into skinny that contains road, okay. And you, you've been to Tuscany many years. But you know, for example, that let's quick out the red and you have this. And you know, for example, that in the past you've shot would, let's say a Canon 60 D and now you're using a Canon five D mark for I don't know, a better camera. And that person that requested the photo knows that, um, once a fellow that doesn't have too much noise in it. And you know, the Canon 60 d has some noise in it. Now, when you see here that Karen 60 you can not click on it. So you have different options for you to filter. Let's say I don't know just for the sake of discussion you want just the fellows that were done Sunday, Of course, that it's It's a crazy into crazy request, but just Teoh Berryman just to demonstrate Now quick Sunday. And I know now that D C photos our sense it in Tuscany that contains the road and these photos were done on a Sunday. If still there are, let's say 1000 photos would with this with this. Ah, these options, if you assign, also stars to them. You can go here in attributes and see how many of these photos were edited. None. I just added keywords to them, but none I didn't add it. None of these photos? Or how many of these photos Hera star have a star rating off one star and above, because you can set this equal or less or than or equal so none. So none of these photos have a star rating system attached to them. It's very important. How many of them are massive photos are virtual virtual copies. It's been important to to be able Teoh Filter oldest. And this is where light room is very powerful. And this is why this tab library exists over here. Now, as you're using keyword key. What a light, Um will populate this table over here. But this table over here on has wanted three and 123 is our only nine keywords. But you will. You will use many keywords, just very mine to use them carefully to think about the name of your folder and what keywords You can include Indian in the name of the folder and then when um, okay, lets close old this. And then when you add a keyword, use it wisely. For example, again for this photo. I don't want to write clouds because clouds are important. But, for example, if you want all the sunrises where you did long exposures by the lake. Then you you go and write sunrise. Okay. Long exposure and lake. Okay. And also because this photo is in the folder Dolomite mountains. It already has these two, these two key words attached to it. So it's very important. Now whenever you going, Teoh Ah, want to search all your long exposures than you're going to have long exposures. So it I can't stress enough. How important is this? Ah is this way and this work off creating keywords for your for your images. Now, I said, And I'm not using the star rating system or the colors or the flags to organize photos and to try and filter them. But I use the star system a lot. I'm not are not using the color system. I'm using the star system because when you click on a federal if you press the keeper, cue the one number on your keyboard. It will sign a sign on a rating of one star. If you click to you rating two stars and someone has offered until five. If you don't want any star, you click zero on your keyboard And this is a very fast way, for example, desired. Let's say for the sake of the argument that these are the photos that I've shot in the dollar mind during my father tree there. Okay? And I take a look at what I say. Let's enhance the size of the thumbnails. This is how I like to work. Say, Okay, this one. I like this one. I like, and I click one on the keyboard and I assigned one, stopped them. Okay. And this one, I like another one star. This one I like another one star and this and this one. So this is something that I'm doing. I'm coming back after a week of photographing, and I have, let's say, 1000 photos and I go through all them like this, and I click and I assigned one start to those photos to the photos that I like, and now I go to the attributes and click on the one star and I filter. And from those 1000 photos Now, I have, um, photos that are rated one star. And this one start doesn't mean that these photos are poor. This means that these forces are different are worth editing. In my opinion at the time that I did this Ah, um, this editing and if for some reason you don't want any star on these, you click here on the star and I have all the images that have one start attached to them. Simply control a or command A on a Mac. You select all the images and press zero on your keyboard and you see the even just disappear. Why? Because I've assigned zero stars to those images and the rating should be one start for for us to see any image here. Now I click on it on this, start to de select it, and then we see all the images again. So I'm using the star system to just, um let's say, um, filter the images that I want you to add it and just in the in the same way, you can flag them. Okay, this is this is the same way you can quit here and press p. And this image has a flag. As you can see over here and is the same thing. This image, I want to add it. But I'm used to using the star system. That s I think it depends very much on how you you want to work. And, for example, why I don't like to use the flags, because when you're signed a flag, that's am doing the first selection today and I sighed flags to this image and this image. Whoops. These two images have flats, and I'm going on the attribute and I click on the flags. Okay. And I see these two images now, tomorrow I will go and do another, do another selection of images. Now, when I have signed a flag again to this image, I will not be able to, um, differentiate between these two while if I'm using the star system that say today, I'm using one style to more. I'm using two stars to select images, and I have five days or 55 moments when I can select different images. So it's ah again, I'm using this in my own way and I've created my own system. So I hope that through this video you've understood the power that light offers, and I've convinced you Thio Thio to spend some time to add keywords. Your images the benefits will be great if at some point you think you might want to do some selections through your entire set of photos 10. 04 7 The Export window explained: after you finished with your ad, it's on your photos. You will want to explore those photos and have them in ah, Web friendly format like J pic file. Now, I prefer exporting all my photos at once, but from time to time, I added only one photo. And, of course, I need to be supported in order to for you to export afeard. Um ah, you can do it either in library or develop module after you've added. For example, to added this photo, you can simply right click export and quick here, export. Now, if you know that you're going to use the same settings on all your exports like I'm doing, you just need to quick export with previous and you will not have a window open and set different things up. Another ways to go in library again, right Click export and click export Ah, or export with previous Or click on the federal and click this button here that says Export on it. If you want to export more than one photo, you needs being the library and because it's easier for you to select the photos and I would select these five photos for example and just hit export over here. And now let's talk about this window. Now This, um, let's close oldies and take them one by one. Now, I will choose here to export to hard drive. Um, and this is the default option, and you have different ways of exporting. You can't pacify a folder in the same original folder is in the photo is choose a folder on the desktop. Okay, I'm using this same folder as original photo I want whenever I do an export. I wanted Federer to be in the same folder as the Row file, but I also want to create another folder. Now I have a convention when I edit the federal light from then I exported to a folder that it's called Album and then the year name because I've noticed that over the years I, ah, re edit some of the photos because my editing techniques changing. And that is why I think it's very important to have this year over here. So every father is added enlightenment, then exported to album and the name of the year. And then when I further added these photos that saying photo shop and so on. Then I create another, um, another folder like ad. It's 2000 and 19. Okay, this this is just my way off working. So, like I'm putting the export from light room in another sub folder, Cold like this. Okay, you can add the's photos to a catalog, but again, I don't see the need. You can stack them. I don't see the need. So, um yeah. Now, when legend will income toe files are with same name, It will ask you what did you You can override them override without warning on or choose a new name for the export file. Okay. I prefer for me. For me, it's best the light from asked me every time. Now, in terms of file naming, I don't do anything because I want the J peg name TB the same with the role file. Otherwise, I will not know which file I'm exporting. Video. I'm not doing anything. Filed settings and so I'm exporting Jay Peak. Format quality is 100% co spaces. It's ah, Sergeant, be now when you're photographing in roll, you don't need to set. It's hard to be or adobe rgb ah color space format. Inside your camera because this is you can see is set when you export now, because I know my my photos are usually exported for Web. I don't see the reason for which to go to Adobe RGB, for example. So I'm just thinking, to Assad to be and quality 100% now in terms off emits sizing. I don't resize my images in, um A to export. I want to do that in Photoshopped. Him have the control on the sharpening and what it's happening, but I'm setting the resolution of 300 pixels per inch. I think this is again very important. If you want to print something, the output sharpening. I'm not doing anything just because, as I told you, I prefer to the sharpening on when I'm reciting the photo in photo shop, the metadata. I'll remove any location You for anything, guys. But I am include old metadata watermark. You can click here on the model watermark, and you can edit watermarks, and you can have your own watermark over here so you can, um, you can create your own level. For example, let's say, Ah, my name over here, okay and slightly something like this. OK, so it's it can be something like this. You can, um you can use a waterman like this. I have one created in photo shop and I use it. You can also use a graphic. And this means you will import an image. Prefer Lee a PNG image that has transparency. Teoh, I'm not applying this because again, I'm re sizing my photos in ah, Photoshopped. And then I apply the watermark again. Post live off post processing. After the export, you can do snow Several things, but I don't I don't see why I would want to open automatically for the shop or another application or show these into an explorer Page. I know exactly where those are exported. Um, this in this window, you can also have plugging manager. So, um, you see the plug ins and also you can create presets and folders and this, I think, sums up the the this window of export and again because I know that always I will export. The most important aspect are these. These three are the most important things I will always hate. My father's at 300 pixels orange. I will always support them in J pack format at 100% quality common space s RGB. If it's needed, I will change it. But again, same folders original photo and put in ah sub folder and I click Export. Now you will have here a task bar. And depending on how computer is, this will move slow or fast. And now let's Gil and the Dolomites. Now we have album 2019 0 here we have some J pecs that I've, um I've exported. 11. 05 Menus explained: Let's talk about the menus thes top menus that you have in light room. Um, most of them are self explanatory, but some requires some explanation. So file new catalogue you will create a new catalogue. Just was. We did. In the beginning of this course, you can open a new catalogue or open the reason you can switch between these two, you can optimize the catalogue, and this is a very useful, um, option. I apply this, Let's say once every year or two when im ah adding a lot of folders and I'm maybe deleting some photos. Now you can import photos and videos, and this is basically the import from here You can import from another catalogue. You're if, for example, you've created another catalogue on another computer, or you have some folders that are added to another catalogue, and you don't know exactly the list off those folders you can simply import from another catalogue. You can import photo shop elements catalog again. Another thing you can tether, capture cannon or from Nikon. This means that you can photograph from ah, you can photograph with a canon camera, and it automatically sends the picture over here. it's usually useful force to your photo where you want. You see what it's happening because the camera monitor it's small and it's much easier. Ah, you can Odo import and you can never or odor import settings. And you can do something like this. I don't I don't want to do away these automated tasks because it's much useful for me to have controlling them. You can export export with previous export with preset again export. There's a catalog. You can take all the photos and create a catalog for those foot off for those photos again , I don't see ah real use for this. I think it would only complicate your work even more. You can email photos in case you don't know how to email them. You can, um, add a plugging it can so quick collections are safe. Quick election, the clear quick collection and, um, library filters. You can enable filters by you can filter by presets or by flag stuff like that. You can print images so we can't exit lifestyle. Let's go to edit, and these are very self explanatory. Well, you can select flags or ratings the things that you can do over here, you can do them from here. The preference and catalog settings you saw. Um, you saw those options. You can also added water marks that are then applied here in the export in the library, Cancri collections or smart collections, um, force month collections, for example. You will have to define a rule. And, ah, the images will be, um, automatically added to this smart collection. Remember, smart collections were those, for example, color dread or five stars or past month? The images that are, um, fitting the this rule, for example, have the color red like this applied them are ultimately are automatically added here to disk election. We can also add create a new folder. You can find things enabled filters. Um, you can the sink arise a folder and this means Teoh having that to that fuller. The new images that are added here there photo you can you can stack them eso. Basically all the options that you have in the interface are once again present Over here in the matter. Donna, you can usually you can use this to admitted out of presets. You can import keywords or export keywords view. It's something that deals with what elements you see over here on the on the screen, in window again. It refers to these windows and what windows you are. And, for example, if I right click here, I can deactivate some of these. For example, I never use a map book, slideshow, print and web, so I can simply go and deactivate them if I don't if I'm not interesting and interested in having those over there, so I'll just quickly okay now in help, it's again self explanatory. You can use it to receive updates, ward to see ah, the version that you're using. So the menus are, ah, simple to use. But mainly what I've talked about about the these icons and so on are ah, present also in the menus. 12. 06 01 Cerating and exporting preseats for Lightroom: in this video, I'll talk about creating presets, important presets and exporting presets if you want, for example, to make your own preset and export them. Teoh say if you work on different light room on different computers, you can export your presets. Important there At some point you mail someone to sell your presets. So first of all, in order for you to create a preset me to select the federal and going to the develop module and presets, um, come from taking some editing settings Basically, Now, there are some presets that light from comes with and you have them over here have color presets created black and white. And for example, if I go here, I just go with the mouse button with the mouse cursor above this. I'm not clicking to apply the preset. I'm just hovering to see the result. And if I'm interested in, ah, something like this, you can go in the creative so again have some presets, black and wide presets, and for for someone, this one actually looks interesting for someone that, um doesn't have such a good understanding on how to add it. His hers photos. I think presets can be really interesting to use now. Usually a preset is a starting point. You can create a preset that will perfectly applied to all your photos or all the other fellows. Because fellows are done completely different in different situation, different light situation. And because of that, applying a preset can altered the photo. But this doesn't mean it. It will fit perfectly Now if, for example, again, these are some some other presets, Um, if you would have applied if you want to apply, for example, is going creative and pick this one. Okay, If you click on it, you see some some changes happen happen over here. So this is your starting point. This is the place from where you start. Thio added. Your photo. Let's reset this. And let's very simply create our own preset. Now, Um, some of the things that I'm always doing is removed from that collaboration and enable profile correction. Okay, let's let's just say that I want to have a much more to create a preset to have ah, bigger contrast on images. And first of all, I will drop down to contrast. And then I will control the Contras separately. I will show you some of these techniques when I'm going to do some case studies at the end of this of this course. So presets doesn't. When you're creating a preset, we don't need to concentrate. You obtain the final version of your image. Um, because they're the reason for a preset is not, that is just prepare an image for, um, for editing. It's just a simple starting point. It's not something that has to be the final version off your of your image. So this was the origin of image, and I did some really sure small edit things. Ah, on image and something. Let's say something like this. And now I have this. Now if I want to apply the same look to another image, I need to save this. And in order for our for me to say this, I will I will want to save under user preset. And if I right click ah, here. I can Onley import, um, a preset from here. So if I'm exporting a preset, I'll have to important from here. But if I want to created simply, go to this plus sign and click on Create preset and let's say this is the ah, dark, moody TV. Look and I will check all these and hit Create. Now I have this one over here. Okay, Let's use the arrow keyboard keys on my keyboard to go to the next image. So I have this image. If I want to apply the already created preset, just hover your mouse over it and see how it looks. Okay, the look changes a lot. Now let's click on it. And this will be applied over here. Now, in the older versions off light room, you had to, um, exporter presets. Now, in this version of light to me if you when you create a preset, if you're right quick and you see there is no no export option, if you have all the versions, you'd have an export option over here. But right now you can apply this one important if you want. I don't want, but if you click showing Explorer, you will already see that thesis to presets I've created are exported as ex MP file. As we talked in the beginning off the scores, the ex MP fires have just text files that store all the editing settings in them. So light room automatically exports, Um, the preset when are created. So basically, this is your preset. This is something that you will take on another computer. And then you come here quick import, and you have the ability to import l a template or hixon P file or so on and so 13. 06 02 General talk about the Develop module: it's time to start with the develop module. This is where you will do your ad it. And, um, first of all, let's simply ah, talk about what this, uh, developed tap contains I have here. The navigator navigator is just a smaller. It's like thumbnail. And it's why two So, for example, when I'm on one by one on 100% maybe over here, I don't know exactly where I should go, But over here I'm seeing and I'm clicking and dragging this window smaller window. So now I can see exactly where where I'm going. The presets I've already talked in the previous video here can take snapshots along your edits. I'm not doing this. The history. It can be very useful, especially when you're doing, um, Longuet it. That is, with lots of settings. You can at a certain point, let's let's just do some steps over here. Don't just to have some history recorded over there. So ah, for example, I want this when I'm looking at before and after. Okay, this is the before, and this is the original phone, and this is after I may want, for example, to this this edited version to be before Because I want to go from here to another to another added. Then you can go in the last step of your history. Right? Quick and copy History. Step setting before and it did. And now if I will do some mawr edits and I will do then I don't know why, but something like this. Okay, then when? When I would take a look at before it will beat this verse and it will not be the original . Ah, the original image. It will be the step when I said it to before and I have this Ah, this image over here, okay? And then you have collections again. Now you can copy What? The setting. So if you have this image, click copy or control shift, See? And you can copy these settings Hit, copy. And then for exemplify girl to this next image, I can paste those. Ah, those results. Um, if you have these this ah, image selected, for example, this one. If you control click other images, you'll see here that we have a sink option. So now you can, um if you click on it, it's like copying the what sendings you want what editing settings you want from the first image to all the other Ah, images over there. Now, let's go here to another image and the cycle of further This is a history. Graham, Um, you have the settings over here. The fact that this is ah, original further, it's not a smart preview. Then you start having some tools that each tool I'm gonna be discussed it in Ah, further And following videos, so have some, um, tools are cropping or spot removal. You have local tools that you are, um, using to alter different regions of the photo. And then you have general tools that deal with different settings and different things that you can do on your father. And as I told you, I will take all these tools and show, show you how to how to use it. But this is just to have an idea about how ah, how the develop module is organized. 14. 06 03 The contextual menu from Develop: in the develop module. You do have a contextual Manu. This is the right click menu when you are on the photo. Um, I'm not using this. Ah, this menu Teoh too much. Ah, the thing that I'm doing is working here on this. And there are some options that you can access also from the library module. And I think it's more in suits it for you to do that. And, ah, for example, you can further merge some photos. It's as hdr panorama and HDR panorama as I will show you at some point. But it's not useful to be here. It's much interesting to be here and you see the photos it wants. Margie control, Click all of them and then you march them again. Right quick photo merged HDR panorama or HDR panorama. So when I'm in the develop module, I'm not really interested in ah doing that, But you can reset the standings or copy different settings, um, or pays. Different settings are pace from the previous photo. Do all the wild bands and auto settings. I strongly recommend not to use this. You can convert black, and why that you'll see that all these things you will have the ability to do from here. Um, you can showing explored this photo. You can add it it and open it in the photo shop, you can set flags or ratings. You can stack or create virtual copy. I told you. Virtual copy. You create a virtual copy when you want to do. Ah, a different addict on the same photo. But you don't want to lose your last added. You wanna go completely different. For example, a cholera in a black and white version and you want to keep both of them. Now you can have presets from metadata. You can rotate the photo or flip it if you're if you want, can remove the photo. And, um, this is the background. This is this car over here, which you can also access through this right quick on the bag run and you could change the bedroom. I don't recommend having the background white. It will distract you. I like keeping it black because it focused. I'm focusing much easier on this on this interior. Um, thing that which is the photo. So this is this is simply said, the contextual menu from the develop, and now I will go to all these tools over here 15. 06 04 Crop Spot removal Graduated filter Radial filter Brush: in this video. I'll cover all these tools over here and why you need these tools. First of all, that Hide this one over here, so I just click on it. If you have the mouse over there, it will appear and then disappear. Now, just to have more room. I prefer toward like this now, the crop, The crop tool is very easy to use. You can also use it to straight and photos if you have. You have different options, Teoh. Straight in the federal, for example, you can go with the mouse outside the crop. And you see this This I can It is changing now. If you the clerk left, click on your ah, on your mouse button and hold. You see lots of greens appearing. Now you can start rotating the Fed. Oh, if I let it go letting go over here and double click on that, the photo will look like this so again can go here. You can simply reset it. You have other options for you to straighten. The photo can simply use this one over here. I never use it. I think it's much more, um, easy for me to do like this. And you, um you can also click on this straight and tool and you simply drag, for example, of horizontal or vertical and, ah, let's visit something more dramatic. So let's say you wanted like this and it will make it a horizontal. Basically. Now, another thing that you see here it's this Ah, lock. If the lock is lock like this can click it, unlock it. If it's locked, then the the aspect ratio, it's locked. Then you can simply click and drag, and you see it maintains the aspect ratio. If this is not locked, then you can do whatever you want with the aspect ratio. You can't even do a crop like this. If you want, it may look interesting. If you want a banner or something like this, let's go under said it. You also have, um, different options. You can do a one by one crop like this, or you can have, um, four by five, which is popular with ah Instagram, for example. And let me show you something if you click on four by five. Okay, you see a foreman like this now with lock is ah is locked okay. And If you're going up and down, you maintain it. But if you want, for example to switch it. I don't. I wanted to be in a ported more. You simply drag the mouse down and you see it switches automatically. Then you go with the mouse. Up you go with the mouse down and it switches. Okay, lets did this. Maybe with 16 by nine. Maybe it's much more obvious you Can you go up? It's an imported more. You go down with the mouse, but you go down vertically. You don't go down like this on a Bagnall, Ugo up like this. Now, in order to switch to a landscape, you go down, but you simply go vertically or you go to to the side over here. And then you go again to the side of you. And we hope you understood exactly how you will do that. And for the moment, I will keep this. I don't wanna change anything now. Um, spot you moved to. You can use it in two ways. You can, um, hit the brackets to make a bigger or smaller. You can increase the size from here. You can feather it. You see, those, um, a place where it's Ah, let's say, Ah, blood. You can, uh, older the capacity. Always keep it to hunger. On percent, you can clone or he'll and I will keep it on hell. But you can use this to do some minor cloning. I mean, um, bigger elements are clone using photo shop. But for example, this this tool can be used in two ways, and usually you just click something like this, and this is the destination and light from Picks up some details from here and put it puts it over here. Okay, Something like this. Or if you have something more, let's say you you can click and drag and you do something like this and then light room takes something from here in places here, you can click on this, and rightly, you can, um, change the way it works. You can also delete it. And usually you used this. Teoh take out some dust on your sensor and I will go to 100%. For example. I know that here have. This is the dust on my senses. And just to see better, I will increase the the haze a lot How much should the image looks? Strange. OK, it's not for the pope. This is not good, but it's just with the purpose off for you to see this, and you can quick the left and right bracket, and I quick on this and it disappears. Now you may take Luke and see if you can see other spots or dust sports on your sensory fueled and keep it. However, you would probably have a lot off a lot of those. And now let's just reset DK's. So now I've cloned that. That's part. This is very simple to use red eye correction. If you have red eyes, I don't have an image to show you this, but it's just a matter off clicking did. Now I will the use and show you to show you these three filters are very important. Graduated filter. It's simply simulates the greatest filter from from real life. If you want eso, you can simply click and drag toe a direction. The direction in which you drag is very important. If I'm dragging like this, you see it's free Now. If I hold on shift, it's going. It's snapping to a horse on the position or vertical position. Now, if I now remember that I'm dragging down, okay? And when I let go, it means here it takes the fact 100% here, 0%. And here is the size of the great year. Now you have. You see, these are highlighted. All these options you have right now for you simply can decrease the exposure. You see, over here it's one hung percent. And here it's a small It's a father Grady int between what's here and what's here. You could make it really small if you want. If you have. If you want a hard edge Grady int, for example. Now you can also rotate it. If you go with the mouse hovering over this line, you can start and rotating this hold on shift now and just well, it will go back. Now. The thing that's you can do is, for example, you see here it says brush. Now you can use a brush to add elements for is if you can add this one. I don't know why would you want to do this? But you can do it. And if you hold down old key and now it says minus over here. And I will I will use the left and right brackets make it bigger. I can remove some of the elements from from this, Um from this great yet again. I don't know exactly. Why would you want to do that? Because it'll fake almost every time you do this. I didn't find a good way Teoh to use this, but I guess you have this. Ah, you have this option. Let's also Dimmitt this and you can add also some things. Now you can also go into If you hit new, you will create another Iranian. So if I'm dragging like this here is going to take effect 100% here. Zero. And here is the Grady in. Now, if I want to added this one, I simply click on it. You see the red? That is the mask. That is what effects. Um, it shows you what? This this Grady int effects. Let's click on it. You can see the mask. Always. You can simply click o on your keyboard, or you can quick here. So selected mask overlay. It's Ah, it's very simple. Now you can click Oh, and shift Oh, to select different colors for your mask. I prefer to have it read. No, my All right, quick. You can duplicate this or deleted. We'll reset it. I never said the brush action on it, and you can use this arrange mask. Now, this is very important because these options that will also explain because are the same options from here, So I will not lose time. Teoh, I'll not spend time. Teoh. Explain what every, um, option from here does, because you'll see it later. But this is something that's specific to this to these, um, filters now range mask. Right now it's off. But you can select color luminous and depth that I can't selected. It refers to cameras that photograph by, um, remembering information in depth. I don't know exactly what camera it is, but I now have access to color and luminous. For example, let's say that you're dragging this one like this and you go in a range mask off color and you take this and you drag something like this and basically what it does it takes and it takes the color of the sky, you see, and if you hold on shift, it will switch to a plus. And now I can add also this for these cars over here. It's not doing always. It's not always doing a good job too, because you see here how how it looks. But you can altered, um, the amount. And you can also try and select everything to be more precise. The idea is to have this Ah, this layer this grayer's filled, affecting Onley the things that you want. If you don't want to affect the sky, then the mountains and only the sky. Maybe you can re like this, but more effectively probably would be to use luminess in this case because, um, these are very dark. And these this is very bright. So you can do something like this again. You can click on it and it will work on the luminant on on the luminosity off this. Okay? And it's very interesting because you see, now the mountains are not affected. And you from here you go to some somewhere in a place like this, and it looks it looks better. You can alter the range. Of course you can. Ultimate smoothness. It's very useful. This range mask just is just a matter for you to know what to apply. Color aluminum. It's just as a general rule in the middle of the day usually have the ability to use color and luminous. It's more suited for, ah, sunrises or sunsets where you can see the color of that. That's good. You also have the ability Teoh add a color effect. It's not something that I recommend some people try to simulate Ah, really red sky by doing something like this. Sometimes it's war it's working on by. I'm showing this to you on an image that kind of wars. But sometimes it really looks odd and from here controlled saturation off the color. Now let's move to the radio filter and the radio filter you'll see when you drag it. It looks like this. Okay, when I and you click on it and drag it, you go outside and rotated. Now let's press Oh, and see the mask. You see the mask, how it looks. It's very important for you to understand. First of all, it comes with invert. This is the default state. So it had. It takes effect outside of it. I don't know exactly why they did that you will always want the effect to be inside, so you'll have to click Inward range mask is the same. But this feather is very important because feather is 0% and you drag, for example, the export. Let's press Owen and close it. You see how the effect appears If you take a look over here now, if I start increasing the father, you see it much finer result hit. Oh, again to see the mass. So this is where it takes effect. One hung percent. And then there's a very fine feather Teoh to the edges. I'm keeping this Ah, filter somewhere like this and you can use it in a way like this. For example, there's just introduce a little bit of light in this area. Okay, so if you click here, you see the effect on and off. And just that, like with every other editing tool. Um, not going overboard, it's the key to make it look good again. Have the ability to quick on the brush and you move some off the things from here or add ah areas to this. I never use it ad. You can click new, and now you can create another. Another brush. Remember that if you have, for example, all sorts off settings, let's say you had these crazy looking settings on your previous one. If you want to very quickly reset it, you can double click each slider, and it will be reset it. But you can hold on old and stay here that a reset appears quick, old and all quick on the reset, and everything will be reset. It it's it's very useful. And now the brush, the brush. It's against self explanatory. With the left and right bracket, you increase the size on your keyboard. You can also increase the size like this holding down old key, for example, you paint something like this. Holding down Old Key will activate the razor. You control the flow in the federal flow. It's 100%. Then city. What's hot is 100% here auto mask. It's usually keep kept off, and the feather is something like this. And, um, I will try and find some images when I'm going to do some case studies to see where you will have to use this and an image like this, you will not need to use the brush because simply the areas are very well defined. And you can use one of these You. So this let's just click on it and simply deleted. So these are these are the tools that are up here. 16. 06 05 Basic panel editing settings explained: and this video, I'll talk about this, uh, basic panel in the develop module. You see that there are different panels and I will talk about each and every one of them. So in the basic panel, you can selective the car if the treatment of the federal, it's going to be done in color or black and white. So if it's like black and white would simply do a black and white conversion. Now I will live into color. You can, um, choose a profile and my profile. I mean, you have this thing over here and don't choose a profile from from here like this because you see, you have this and nothing happens. You don't know exactly what it's happened. You can click here, and, um, you have different profiles in some way. It's almost like a preset, but it's not exactly like a preset because you don't see any settings, applies your image. If I'm applying this, you're not going to see something like this. The settings that correspond to this editing. So these are some presets that I've checked here with the star just to be just assured that you can select some process to be in your favorite list having different presets over here . I'm not using them, but from time to time, I may check them. I mean, it's not something that you should not use. You go take a little, make a list of favorites, and let's say I will apply this one over here. See you get this slider. Now you can. This has zero influence on your photo, and usually and this is 100% but you can go overboard or something like this. Now, if you close this, you have it all every, uh, every moment you have it here, and it's also specified over here. Now you can renounce. You can go with the amount to zero, and then it would have no effect. The next thing is the white balance. Now you can. If you're photographing rule, you can set different white balances. If your father is a J peg, you will not see it this over here. Um, now, in terms of white bands, you can try and take, for example, because it's a sunrise. You can try and pick cloudy for, for example, or they light they light usually make the image a little bit bluer or shade to make it warm . Or maybe you like it. If you don't like it, then you can simply pick this thing over here to click on it. Now, in order for Teoh pre visualized, the effect simply opened this and click here to to have this open. Um, just take this. And while I'm moving this, you will look over here because this is where you'll see the preview off. What would happen if you would click there? For example, If I click on this red poppy, the image will become, um, science if I'm clicking over here, so this would be a case where you have a great card in your shop and you click on it. And the white balance it's done automatically. Now. I really use it because I don't have a great card in all my photos. It's difficult as a landscape photographer to have that Even though I have one, it's difficult to to use. That is why I will click and put it back here. So if I'm starting my white balance adjustment by selecting one of these, and then, for example, if I if I see that the image will. Perhaps it's not warm enough that I will go and make it warmer. If, um if I see that it maybe I didn't. It needs to be colder, and I will go towards blue, and I will make it colder. Okay, so this is the way you adjust the temperature. The tent is a little difficult to adjust. I would not recommend going this unless you have experience. Because introducing green and purple in our image can have strange effects. So I usually live it all as it is Now. You have this option of auto. If you click on it, it will do some auto contrast and auto things to your image. Let's quick reset right now, so the exposure basically alters the entire image. And if you take a look at the history Graham, over here, the entire history moves toe, um, to the right or to the left, with the slider. Double click on it to reset it. If if you if I'm hovering this exposure, you see that? Take a look over here. You see that? There there's on area that it's slightly highlighted. You see that? And if I go above highlights, you see another area shadows. It's another white and blacks. This is very important because you know exactly what you're altering. And this means that you can also grab areas. For example, if I'm going over in the history Graham over here and I simply click on it and move it, you see the slider from the exposure moving. Okay, Double click. Enter said it. I I grabbed the shadows. You see, there are highlighted. I grabbed the shadows and I go up with the shadows. I grabbed the black points and I go left or right. Okay, let's double click. So basically exposure takes everything almost almost everything and moved it to the rare writer to left. Now. Contrast. Um, take a look at the graphic to see what's happening. It's widening, widening the graphic, but it it's doing get same symmetrically, so it takes the blacks and the shadows and take them, take them to the left and the whites and the highlights and takes them to the right. There are many times you will want Teoh do what you need. For example, in this case, I think the shadows can go a little bit, um, just a little bit down. Yeah, something like this and why it's just slightly up and maybe the blacks something like that . So now I'm controlling with these pyramid with these sliders, I'm controlling again the contrast of the image. But I'm doing the contrast by thinking this Leider means that you don't think when you drag it, everything goes up, everything goes down. But you, As I told you, you take a look at your image and say, OK, the blacks, the shadows and the blacks need to be blacker. Let's say something like this, but the white the and highlights Luke. Okay. I mean, how much How much how up would you like to go with the hot list? Not something like this, because it started losing detail again. These this slide off highlights can be used to also not necessarily to at contras, but also to recover detail. So that is why I'm I'm a voting I'm avoiding to create contras by simply driving from this lighter. I prefer to think about it and see where I need the Contras to be. So in a case like this, for example, is he can lose details over here, Although the image is not over exposed. You see? You see it over here. But, um, if I'm drawing highlights a little bit down, you see more details over here. Now, if you would want to see if the image has overexposed or under exposed areas, you can simply click these you arrows or the shortcut J. Now I deactivated now activated. And now if I go, for example, with the crazy exposure you see some these red areas are areas where the images overexposed . And if I go slightly down, these these blue areas are the areas where the images under exposed. If you're exposed, his exposure is okay, then nothing will happen. It will look like this even though even if these are not activated, if it's that important, you see how it's great. And in a certain point, it lights up. That is the moment when you start getting some problems and if you have or above it, you will see where where it's happening. Okay, now comes this, um, this little thing over here, these four options and I will start with saturation. Saturation is basically increasing. Yes, it's it sounds strange, but it's a little bit difficult to explain the vibrance and saturation because, for example, in this case, if you take the vibrance almost old way up, it kind of looks that it can. It can look like this, but if you take the saturation up, the image is not looking that good. So I prefer using vibrance because vibrance basically keeps the same color in the image. But it makes it more viable, more bright in some way. Okay, even though it's not making the image bright, but it's just the a way for you to remember. Vibrance kind of keeps the colors as they are, while saturation modifies the car. When you modify this, the saturation value of a color, for example really sure, very quickly to put a great and infielder and then I pick a color. This is, Let's say, I want to color this with colored blue. Okay, now you see here I can alter the saturated the saturation. Does the blue become become mawr de saturated? That means towards white, and nothing happens or more saturated. But you see the the the shade off blue changes. This is the problem with saturation. It changes color, while vibrance simply enhances that color in way, Um, kind of lights, like is it's adding brightness and contrast to a color, but it keeps the color the same. And that is why I recommend using vibrance. And that is, Ah, OK, and I think it's it looks much better. Clarity is something that you have to use very carefully. Um, take a look at the image while it's happening. Yes, it's much more clear, but it looks strange and also in some areas can damage the image. It's not the case here, but there are areas where adding too much quality will, um, will damage the image. Now D. Hayes The Hayes was a tool that was very useful was, Or at least I thought it was very useful in the beginning, because if you have some haze or some fog in your image, if you take your d hey slighted and go to the right, it will get rid of that D. Hayes. But the haze has a very strong, um, affect on your image. It can really damage agreement. Let's take a look. For example, if you go overboard with the D. Hayes, for example, in these areas over here, if you take a look the images. It's starting to have lots of noise and the details are not preserved and it looks really strange. So make sure that you use the hes very careful. Lots of times I'm using the days in the opposite way. Something like this. Maybe it's not the case over here, but, ah, moments when you do this. Now remember that you can't use this toe. Add fog realistically to a scene, so use it carefully. 17. 06 06 Tone Curve Tool: and this video, I will talk about the turn car, which is this one over here. And when you first open light room, the default view off the tone curve is this one. Now I will show you how to use this, um, this view or this way off turn curve. But I would say also the tone curve that I'm using all the time. So this is for beginners. I think this tone curve, the way you can use tone curve is to add contrast your image, but you can also use it to introduced new colors into your image. But with this look of the tone curve, you can't introduce colors you can on Lee um, alter the contrast of naming so you can grab basically areas over here and move them. But you can also look over here and you can, for example, I will take the highlights and bring them up. And then I want to take the darks and bring them down. And what I'm creating is is an s shaped curve, which adds contract. You can you can put your mouth Kerson and drag it. You can also drag it like this, but, um I will simply reset it. And I will show you how I'm using the Tunc up. I'm going to click over here and this is the type of tone curve that I use Now I can use this turned curbed by adding how many points I want again That's click on reset. Now these areas Let me just tell you something. This point over here represents the black areas. These point represents the white This in the middle represent the mid tones. You can add a point over here. If you're adding a point like this, you can move the curve just riveted you so But hold on the bulky when you're adding it. Ah, and it will not move another point over here for the highlights and around the one we're here for shadows. Now you have all these points. If you click on one and drag it up, you increase the highlights or you decrease the highlights. If you want to have a better control and move this point very slowly, hold on the old key and you'll see that the movement is very fine. Now if I want to remove one of these points has simply double click it and it will disappear. Now if I want you No, add contrast again. I'm I'm looking at the image and I'm making a conscious decision and in this case, I like the highlights. I think that the dark areas and the shadows could be a little more darker. And that is why I am dragging this time curve down, okay? And now, as you can see, I've added, um, contrast. The only problem that I see and that in Photoshopped can be different is that over here, when I increase the contrast, I also increase the vibrance in colors while in the photo shop. You can control this. You can use the term cut of only to alter the luminosity or toe altered colors, or both. So it's it's a plus. Now, if you want to introduce new colors, you see here I'm working on the RGB channel. If I could hear, I have separate channels the red, green and blue. Now, I recommend using these these channels when, after a while after you become more advanced, if you want, if you want, because, um, knowing what you're doing here is very important. Now, whenever you take a color out you introduce another color. So if I'm taking for example, I can place again those three points and for from the shadows I can take out some red And when I'm taking out some red I'm introducing scion. You see the dark areas over here. Those become shifted more towards I am. Then if I want that the darker the really black areas are not shifted towards. I amuse agency. But if I want, I can take them. And right now I can also shift those areas. If you go into into blue, that's add points. If I remove blue, I introduced yellow. So maybe in the highlights I want more yellow. You see how I made the image? Ah, warmer. Now let's see the before and after off using tongues Or if you have this Barton over here. So I'm present. This is the before, and this is after take a look at how much the image was changed just by using a simple talker. Now the shadows of here too strong. So I may go back to the RGB and go back just a little bit. So this is the original image and this is the image edited only one with the tone curve, the tone curve. It's a really powerful tool. And if you use it like this when you have the ability to add point and work on court channels to introduce or to remove different colors from different areas, this is the best thing that you can. Um, for example, introduced science only in the shadows. It's a very powerful tool if you practice with it and you understand how to use it. 18. 06 07 HSL Tool: the HSE cells left collar panel and I'm talking about It's very useful and I use it a lot. Now you can if you're in hs. L'm old. Um, this is how light room comes by default. You see, only one of these, but I like clicking on all and having, uh, old colors over here. Now it's a very big difference between these colors and the main three channels of red, green and blue that formed him is because when you alter, for example, the blue Channel not the blue colors in remains. When you out of the blue Channel from the core three colors that are formed, the image you will alter all the older cars because the blue channels helps form all the columns. So it z very different thing over here. When I'm altering the blue, I'm altering Onley What? It's visible blue. But the main blue collar child is used with the red and green to create all the other colors. And I hope this short explanation made sense. Now you can also have the options uses like this color. So basically you select one color and for each color have saturation hue and luminous is like having this panel. But you get, for example, the cue from the red, the saturation from the rent and luminant for red. I think this is the best which used. I mean, you have everything here, and, um, let me show you. Ah, practical example. Because it's far easier for you to understand. Is that let's increase the vibrance on this image and maybe increase the saturation. Okay, just start with an image like this. Um, let's go to hs l panel. Here are the things that you can do. For example, you have here this. So if you don't know exactly what color are you looking, you can pick with this and let me show you what I'm saying by this that you don't know exactly what color are you looking? Usually when you see this, you say green. But when you pick it up and you go over here, you see where it highlights Over here, take a look. It's yellow. So this means that if you go into saturation de saturate the green, almost almost nothing happens here. Basically used the grass. It's a combination of green and yellow, and this is something that you have to know so I can slightly de saturate the green and slightly de saturate the yellow. But I can saturate the orange, which is over here and the red, and I can maintain the saturation on these flowers on these poppies. But I can de saturate a little bit the grass, so I have final control. Another thing that may happen. Let me try and find, for example, of this image. Let's take this one. And this image has remained. Ah, with that preset, let's reset it. And let's increase the saturation. Whenever you have forests and you try to add it forests and big mountains, you will always have a blue cast over here. Now, let me show you How much difference can this panel make now, Um, I can g o and d saturates likely the blue Channel color at the blue collar Sorry for for that mistake. So I can decide trait the blue and this is orange so I can shift the hue of orange more towards read and I can increase the luminous and I can dark and a little bit the blue Okay . And now I will slightly de saturate the green and the yellow hand saturate these two. So this is the image that came into the hs l panel. And just by using the HSE l panel I I've got here if you don't like this and you want a little bit more blue in your images, you can also try and saturate a little bit If it's not working, Ugo up with blue. So you have very fine, um, control of your of your colors. So remember to go to H s out h s l and hit all and you will have the ability to control everything. And you have these buttons everywhere. For example, to increase the luminous I want to dark in this area and bright in this area and this little bit brighter it is very easy to work with now. I think I'm increasing the saturation over here. Of course I'm going overboard on going too much. But it is just suit demonstrate how powerful this tool really is to find the style to find a look for her image before enough before and after. Maybe this is too saturated, so work with it. Practice. Take these the sliders to the left into right. And once you understand, you see that things are starting to change a little bit 19. 06 08 Split Toning Tool: Let's talk about the split toning tool. Ah, again, the recommendation for using this tool is ah, to be very careful what you're doing, because it's not that easy to use and usually requires a little bit of knowledge about color theory and stuff like that. Now lets reset this image. K. This image is a zit is basically the split. Toning lets you introduce, um, a certain saturation in the highlights, a certain color in the highlight, in a certain color in the shadows. And for in the beginning there is a perfect balance between these two. But you can alter the balance and make the color that you're go introducing into the shadows more visible towards the medium areas. And maybe the highlights also the highlights of the image. Now you can also pick a color from here, but I prefer setting get like there. So let's let me just simply show. For example, I will go for the shadows with an orange. You see, nothing happens because the saturation is 20 so the shadows become warmer right now, and the highlights I will take them towards a little off sigh in blue. Let's increase the saturation on this. And now if I want more blue in the image or more orange in the image, I alter the balance. Okay, so let's see the before and after this is this is the original image and this is the final image. Now, when you would like to use this tool Ah, the answer is when you want to be creative, when you when you want your images to look like more like an interpretation rather than a simple duplicate off the visual reality that's in front of you that you for rap because this is off. This is how it looks In reality. You have a little of blue cast on the mountains. You have different colors over here, in the shadows from over here that in the shadows from over here. But this tool takes all the shadows and shifts them towards orange. How? I said So use this to when you want to be creative when you want a film. Look, if you take a look at the films of the film industry, you see that they are color grading their videos, their movies to look in a certain way. Well, that that way off editing which is called, which is called core grading in in the film industry has slowly entered in the world of photography, and many people are editing like that. And you you can get some interesting and really moody photos by using that style. Um, and yes, you can use this way to introduce new colors, but doing do it. My advice is to do it very in very small quantities. If you want. Let's reset it and let me show you what I mean. For example, in the shadows, if I want to make the shadows more cold. Okay, I introduced some blue Justin for just a little bit off. If you want to make the highlights warmer, introduced just a little bit, and now you've just shifted everything very slightly. Lets reset it again. If I want to make the shadows warmer, something like this, I think it's sufficient. Okay, from here, this is the before, and this is the after before after so small changes will come a long way. Small changes. We've made image look better, and it will improve it. But if you go the way I mean the look, it's it's starting to look from another plan. It's up to you. What you use and have the final image is pleasant to look at them. It's fine, but this is just my way off using this tool and my tip to you. 20. 06 09 Detail Tool: Now it's time to talk about this detailed tool panel. If you want, it's it's it's used. Basically, Teoh. Remove noise and Teoh sharpen your images by default. Whenever you import a photo in light room, you get this value or 40 on the sharpening in older versions. Off light room you get, I think, 25 version. It's a very, um it's a thing that many people don't notice about. But if you have high noise in your fed oh, than this value of 40 in sharpening, it will mean a lot now how you get high noise in a photo by two ways. You either, um, used a very high I so value on your camera, or you did some post processing in excessive and I will show you this second version. Now let's produce some noise in order for you to see exactly how to remove it. We have this photo of the fog off this landscape in fog, and if you look at it at 100% that is no noise in, uh, in this image, many because it shot it. I so one hungry. But if I go here and I abuse a little bit the Deghayes slider, which many people to now, If I'm looking at the grass, you don't realize it's much because the grass is like this. But you start to have a lot of noise and over here to start to see it, you see how many noise it's It's here. Let's go all the way up. It doesn't matter that it destroyed the foot a little bit on the quarters and stuff like that. No, it's just your generation noise and let's see how we can clean it. First of all, let's take a look at this shopping you that, you know, here. There's a small sample, Okay, But you can click on this one and you can select yourself another sample, and I will. Let's say take this one over here. Now, let me just show you what? What happens if I take this to zero? Look at the noise. It already improved the image. So the first thing that you have to do in this detail, panel or tool, if you have high norms, get rid off this sharpening because this is in some way what generate this. This noise because the sharpening puts sharpening on every element of the image. Now lets reset a double quick. It's back to 40. Now, let's see how you can control the sharpening to still have the sharpening, but not have that much nice. Well, this is a very important slide and masking. If you just drag the slider, something will happen. But it will not be visible to your eye. I don't know why Adobe did this, but you need to hold down the old key. So hold on the bulky and now dragged this slider and you see this white that appears. This is the mass. This means that the sharpening is applied to everything. Start dragging in some areas of the image become black. And this means that where there is Bragg, there will not be sharpening. So there should not be sharpening on spots of color. You should have sharpening Onley on edges, but not do not go old away because it's will Look arm, keep it. Let's say somewhere like this. No, let's take a look over here. And remember, this is 64. Okay, lets reset it double quick. Take a look at the night. Now it's activity. You see a lot of noise and had gone away. If you put sharpening on Lee on the areas that matter, you can, um you can get rid of a lot of noise, so make sure you're just masking now. The next step is to use this luminant value and by using this luminous value in this case, for example, if you would simply go to a value off 10 this would probably solve almost all the problems . Don't try to guilt Teoh old way. I mean, if you're going up to say 40 yes, you get you don't have any more noise, but you lose a lot of detail. You can do this if you want to achieve a photo that has, um, the look of a painting. So if you're aiming for that, then it's perfect. But if you want to keep the federal look, just go for 10 or 15 on an image like this, you can go higher if it's required. What? I don't see the need to. So this is the way you, um, use the luminess value. Now you can also this will. You can also alter here the color in the the noise that it's ah present in color But usually you don't get to mess with these. Usually it's enough. In 90 95% of cases, this is the only thing that you'll do. Maybe in 99% of the cases, this is the only thing that I do, and I always adjust the sharpening of the image. 21. 06 10 Lens Correction Tool: the lens correction to its very important. It's something that I apply toe all the photos that I added. So I removed from my collaboration and enable profile correction. But first of all, you can do this automatically and but you can also do this manually and I will show you both ways. Now let's enable profile correction prophetic connect profile Correction basically looks at your image, sees the metadata, understands what lends you used and then it correct the perspective on on those image on that email. So let's click on enable profile correction and you take a look at the image what happens? Okay, you see some corrections. These are the perspective corrections. And if you wonder how you they know how to do this, it's basically photographic photo that has straight lines. And then you apply circum adjustments to make those lines straight because especially when you're photographing that, why did focal length 24 16 10. Something like that. This will, um, create a deformation in your father that needs to be corrected. And you see that glides from Detective that I'm using the correct lands and it applied the profile correction. Now you can um you can alter it If you want. You can mess with it. It's not advisable, especially on landscape E Didn't I never saw or never felt the need to do this? So it's up to you if you want to, to mess with it now. Chromatic aberration. Let me try and find some chromatic aberration. Ich lands will generate chromatic aberration. They don't know depending on how good or bad the lenses it will generate less or more chromatic aberration. Now, here are Here are some chromatic aberration. It can be this green science. Or it can also be the polar, the color purple. So you also has some green and on this other side, a little of purple. You get this on badges. Now I'm on 200% and that is why this is so visible at 100%. It's not that visible, but it's it's there. And this appears on on edges of high contrast something like this. This is why this is like this. Let's trying and find some more. OK, here is the purple and here is the green. Now, if you quick removed for my dick aberration and take a look at it. It's gone. Okay, It's perfect. Now there are situations depending on your lands. And this happened to me when using the 50 minute minute lands or the 35 millimeter lens. I clicked on a chromatic aberration, and nothing happened. I mean, I know why, but it detected the lands, but the chromatic aberration wasn't removed. So if this happens, let me show you how you can do it. Man, you can simply take this fringe caller selected, and you go here and simple quick on it until light room. Correct it and then you go over here. Let's go with Zoom and it appears, and this one appears so, as you can see manually, it's not that easy to correct. Not once I pick this and this was sold. Let's keep it over here and this is purple. I will drive this purple slider, and I think that manually, this is the maximum that I came that I can resolve. Now you can again adjust the distortion. It's, um, it's up to you. Let's go into the fit and this Ah, this constraint crop. It's good to be quick when you're doing something like this, because there are moments when the federal will ah will exceed the boundaries in world Outworld and having a constrained crop, It's It's okay. Eso In 99% of the cases removed from Mike, aberrations will work. There are some very few moments, but when this 1000 ward, the chromatic aberration will be bigger enough to be solved manual. 22. 06 11 Transform Tool: Sometimes you have the need to do a lot more corrections to a photo. And I mean that from a perspective point. And this is where this transform panel or tool comes, Um comes to mind. Now, let me show you something that it can look extreme. But you can correct it without this. I'm going to my library and have this photo. So because of the extreme low position, I lost track of the Harare of the horizon. As you can see, it's really off, and I've put align my photo web, this vertical and that is why it looks like this. And it makes a lot more sense to have this this line as her horizontal line. But I don't know why that moment I used the tower to I prefer the tower. So in this case, the photo looks off looks stilted. But in this case, you can use the crop tool and you can take this and say, OK, this should be a straight line. And this this movie actually looks, um, a little bit better because this is what what's happening with the perspective when you're sitting really low and you're looking up the verticals are converging to a point over here , really, up in the sky and this looks much better. Now, lets reset this. You have this transformed panel, and if, for example, you would try to do this with this tool, if you quick auto, this will happen. I'll show you how you can achieve this result by using this thing. But this is not This is not necessarily a good thing. You lose the dynamic off the frame. So let's quick, let's keep it off. You can rotate this image over here, and you kind of go like this and you quick constrained crop. And in some way you obtain and not in some way in the same way you obtain the same Ah, the same thing like you did that you have other, um, other options. Here. You can do things like that so you can enhance the if you want the drama, the drama off the perspective or you have things like that. Now let's open a new image. Lets reset this. Let me just very quickly. You can use this upright tool and you can say this will be a horizontal. This will be vertical. This will also be vertical and this will be horizontal and I click it. You constrain crop, you make the crop, the smaller and you get the name is like this that comes from an image like this. It's an extreme correction and Don's advice to do it, especially because you lose the shape of the photo. No, that's giving this fight over here. First of all, you see there's a bulge here in the center, and that is because I shot this 19 millimeters that's going to lens correction and enable profile correction. It did correct a little bit of it, but not everything. And also let's try and correct some more with the crop. Kate, if I'm looking at this line, this should be horizontal, and it is if you take a look, it is almost it almost is. Now the problem is this This photo I wanted to to have. I want to lose this. And I want this to be vertical where this is the the moment when you start messing around with these sliders Now it's good to have constrained crop. Um, clicked. And right now, let's I was trying to fix the vertical. Okay, so we did fix it. And now I think it's time to rotated all of it. You can also change the aspect if you don't. If you don't like it, make it more wider, for example. But, um, for for the purpose of demonstration, I think this worked well. Now we have another problem. This is vertical, but this here it's not. So I will simply recep thes sliders. And I will use this where I'm going to say that this should be vertical. This also should be vertical. This should the horizontal and it should also be horizontal. And now you press enter. And you have, um, have this for like this. Of course, you lose some some portions of it. It's something that it's involved in inevitable. You lose the lower part of the bench. So in some way, my advice would be if you don't know exactly what you're doing. No. And you don't know deformation that a wide angle lens will offer. You just give it some more room. Don't stay death close, give it some room and know that you correct the perspective to make it a perfect Ah, a perpendicular projection and you will You'll have enough room up, down, left right to correct it and still have the main facade of the building into your federal. 23. 06 12 Effects Tool: this two over here. In fact, I think it works better for black and white images, and I will show you what it does. And then I will have two versions color in the and black and white. So, um, basically, it's adding a vegan getting but its post crop donating. This means whatever crop you do, the corners will be, ah, applied with this vignette it now it's very simple. You go to the left and does something like this. You go to the right. It goes to white. It's a really strange style. I know that. That's so at a certain point, old images had these. Why did the netting? It's not. It's not trendy anymore. Don't use it. Uh, and this one, I don't know why you would like Thio Thio. Add a vignette in like this. You can add a much more interesting vignette ing and even lighter. More for the shot by, for example, Ah, darkening this area over here and a little bit some of the cloud so it may look natural, but this looks like cheap lands, although it will look better in black and white. So let's first talk about the settings So once you activated this bunion, you have the meat point and it's very simple. You move it up, you move it down, it becomes more center ordinated. You make it wrong there or score more square, you increase the fatter. And that is this, um loneliness, gay or make it something like this or highlights. Okay, now you can also let's go to 100%. It can also include introduce grain to your fellow. Now, many people try to have their photo as clear as possible. But this is a way for in which you can simulate old black and white photography, which had a lot off grain. Now let's This was something like this, okay? And the vignette ing like this. Now you may look at this photo and said it looks strange, but let me just make some few adjustment. First of all, a short black and white that's was going to the history and established this as our before state and all this your black and white conversion, A simple black women and I would simply increase the contrast just just just like this, I would increase the contrast and include increased the quality a little bit. This is the only thing that I'm gonna do. And I've I compare before and after you see that you're much used to see this vignette ing on a black and white image. Of course, that I went overboard with it just to prove a point like you can go something like this and it will look decent while if you go here, this will not look good, no matter what type of vignette in your doing. And also the high noise doesn't look good on a color image. I don't know why, but it doesn't. But if you're looking at a black and white image, everything that it's here, the noise and the vignette ing it kind of takes you back to to another era off photography . So if you are into this style, maybe it's something for you. But for me, this Ah, this over here, this too. I keep it closed because I'm not using it. It's not something that I really like on my images, but it's very useful to know that you have something like this in life from 24. 06 13 Calibration Tool: the last panel from develop its this calibration panel, and it deals with the three master colors red, green and blue. And you should not miss. Take the blue from here with the blue from here, because the blue from here it's what is visible to be blue and the blue. From here. It's present in all the colors in different amounts. So this is the main difference now. There are very few things that you can do over here, and you should also mass with these values. Only if you understand, or you can let say you there are some effects that you can achieve, and you can know exactly what various introduce here to achieve that effect. But I will show you just one of these effects to understand how powerful this calibration is. First of all, you can make the shadows, um, towards green a little bit. Now, I must say that you are in ah, in light from your limited because you can ggo in photo shop and you can do your shadows of any color you want. So this is not that interesting. This is the slider. It's not, I think that useful, but let me show you how you can turn this, which is a green vegetation in front of you in, um, something that looks more like autumn. So we will take the blue and shift the hue all the way to the left, and I would increase the saturation, and then I would take the hue and shifted somewhere on here and increase the saturation. Now, with the green you can control is you can see because the green is very much part and the greenness and his own, its entire Hugh Range controls the vegetation. I can increase the the saturation, and I can obtain something like this. Um, so it looks more like autumn now. Now, if you don't like this blue over here, then you can go very easily in the age of cell and d saturate the blue you can go all the way for Don't like it. Bridge again. Stop. Let's say somewhere around here and you can mess up with the orange and the yellow and red , and you get something really crazy like this. So, um, let's go again. This is, um, and the fact that you can apply to your image. This is something that you can do. And if you are asking yourself, wife should do that well. As I told you, there are two ways of photographing nature and the descriptive way and the interpretive or creative way. If you want Teoh, have your landscapes look more creative and represent more often interpretation of what it's in front of you. What could possibly be in front of you than this is a tool that you should use because it's It gives you the the opportunity to do something like this. You can't come, for example, and de saturate the master green or increase the saturation off the master green or a so you can see. If I'm increasing the saturation, it's almost like the image becomes brighter. And that is because in the blue, the Blue Channel has a really big impact in when you're photographing forests. And because if I will increase the saturation, you get Ah, blue all over here. And that is why you have this. Ah, this control with the Blue Channel 25. 06 14 HDR Panoramas HDR Panoramas: light room also offers the option. Teoh merge row files into an HDR into a panorama or panorama with HDR. And to do this, you find here photo much hdr panorama and HDR Panorama. So let's start with the first option HDR and I've important some photos over here and I will just ah, color them for ah, the sake of separation for you to see them. Ah, better. And now let's go into a tribute and also stay with these. This is the HDR and basically what this means is that it's a federal that it's done with multiple exposures. It has the same Ah aperture F 16 the same focal length, 70 minute, the same. So the exposure time varies Here it six seconds, then I have 0.4 one second and ah, this 12 seconds. The idea is to capture all the details in in one photo. Um, usually you do age the art photos when you take it further and you see that the history Graham is clipped either to the right or to the to the lap like it's in this Ah, in this case and you start taking multiple photos by using the same focal point. Basically, you're focusing on Lee ones and then you sweet Charlotte lances to manual. Or you said your camera triggered not to focus, but only to measure exposure. And you forget Focus with another point with another, um, button on your camera. So you simply click on this photo and control, click all these other photos and right click federal merge and quick here on HDR. Now, this will generate a preview. You're not actually creating the HDR. You have auto line optional here, um, odor settings. I don't click it. It makes some adjustments for you. I don't do that. The ghost amount I said here on none. Now, if, um, you have to remember if it's windy outside, it's going to be very difficult to create a good age Diarra image because that are going to be all sorts of details that are going to move. And, um, if you're going Teoh, click on high on this d ghost amount, It may take a really, um a really long time Teoh to create this preview and then to actually generate a file. It's useful to create a stack of groups all these fires into a stack and then it's You have these photos into a stack. For the purpose of this video, I will not create a stack. Now let's quick Munch and we will just wait for it. And uh okay, now we have, um the means generating is it's this one. You see the name over there? It's not the n g, and it also has this HDR attached to it. It's very useful because if you go into the text Okay, let's going to text. And at certain points you want to go through all your photographs and see what are your HDR images? You go to text and you simply say hdr and this is the HDR image. Okay, Simple, very simple. No, let's go back, Teoh. Ah, this directory March photos. Okay. And now we have this DMG file that is the emerged Find the result it for And if we take a look in the developed let's take a look at the simple and a normal image which is not hdr. When you grab the exposure, you can go to up to minus five and up to five. Okay, plus five when you are in HDR because you've merged all those photos, you can go up to my understand and plus 10. And this means you can do 21 exposures. Um, and the range between those exposures can be only one stop and you can mark them. And you have a new, incredible dynamic range. And this is a true dynamic range with you, will. You will never lose detail. The only problem is too store and to photograph all those images quick enough for the atmospheric conditions not to change. The idea right now is that I have control on everything. If I dropped out the highlights, I have details. If you baa bump up the shadows, you have details. This is the look that I've wanted to obtain intentionally and to tell you not to do this. This is the the main mistake that people do when they're pros processing their HDR images, they think that Okay, I have an HDR image and I have to go all the way with the slider. Now these Ah, the ability that you have right now is to added the photo in a pleasant way. You have the ability to bring them some details. And this doesn't mean that you should, um you should overdo it. Ah, and you should made this image Look. Look ob This, for example, is ah is a look that is kind of it's kind of natural and the it's more pleasant to look at . Now let's go to the library and let's create a panorama. Have this series of photos again. I will. I will quit the 1st 1 and then hold down shift and quick on the last one. Or you can control quick every photo. And, um, I can go right quick photo margin. Create panorama before I do that. That's okay. Now, in order for you to be able to stitch thes images in Panorama, you need to have the same focus point again. Focus once Onley ones, and it's probably to do in in this middle photo, and then you maintain the same Furcal's, and then you have to have the same settings. And another thing is that you have to have a little bit of overlapping. See industries here. It's always it's holds out here, and it's about 30% Ah, combination of 30% overlapping. Now let's like all these photos right quick and fellow much creating a panorama again. You are waiting and you get this and you can quicken here auto crop. And it will automatically crop your your image something like this. But you also have this option boundary warp to do something like this. Okay, And I prefer it like this. Now we have other options here, cylindrical or perspective. Usually I keep it on spherical. But there are some extreme panoramas that I did from some extreme positions that look better using other methods offs, teaching the fertile again. You can do some other settings and never do this. I never create a stack. Um, mainly because I'd like to see fellows in my I will click monitor And now and photographing panoramas, for example. These photos are between two other photos that show three fingers from me. And I know that any series of photos that are between two photos that show three fingers means that it's going to be a panorama Now it depends on you if you want to do that or not . Let's quick on the panorama going to the develop, and now you can see the image. It's much more pleasant. You have the real feel off the forest. And this is, um, the the unedited version for the option off, um, merging HDR photos into panoramas. I've imported some other photos. I will quit them and assigned them from with another color. Okay, so let's take a look at them. These are photos done by using the drone. And it's the side of a mountain, and you can see I have an exposure. Three exposures per each. Ah, courage moment. And I will simply select all the photos over here and right quick federal merge. HDR panorama is very useful because before this option appeared, you had first merge the photos in HD ours and then take the age the ours, and march them into panoramas. And this automatically does this for you. And you can use this boundary ward to create something like this and quick merge. And now you, um you will receive back a, um, a panorama that has a lot of dynamic range, a lot of dynamic range in it. And if you go to the left with the exposure, then you can go up to minus 10 and again up something like this or now you have the entire dynamic range is you consume over here ever. All the entire history moves. You're not losing any detail. Not in the shadow, not in the highlight. 26. 07 Modules Map Book Slideshow Print Web: Before going into the case studies, I will talk about briefly about these modules Map books like so print and Web. These are from from my standpoint, these are just features, not interesting features. You can use them. I never do. But the most interesting feature that you can use is this one. It's map, for example print. Why I will. When I get to each and everyone, I will tell you why I don't. I don't use any of these map I think is very useful. And it's useful from Teoh. Aspect one is just to see where you have been in the world. So if your camera has a GPS on it, I think it's very useful to keep it on. And if it, um it manages to connect the GPS at that point into, um, saver GPS coordinates, then it's really great. For example, in this lineup of photos you see here the number three and this is because I have three photos that I took with a drone. And, um, these photos have GPS coordinates now on yellow photos. I don't have GPS coordinates, but, for example, if I click on this fed over here, I can see it here now. There are, um, multiple, um, multiple. The things that you can do over here, you can change the way the map looks to a tater old map or satellite rolled map. I think it's very useful because you see, exactly the role did you had to take. So this, for example, is the federal idea, then Slovenian. There are three fellows over here, so this is basically going up to over seek pass. And this this foot over here, it's It's almost a top of the past. And if I quit here, you see the federal okay, and you see here the GPS coordinates again. If you quick here, you see the photo. So if you want, for example, to replicate his photo in the future because right now okay, you say, I know exactly what what I to this further where after 10 or 15 years off photographing, especially if you're traveling a lot, maybe at some point you start to forget. Usually, you know, exactly. But let me let me give you another example. I'm going to the library. I know this photo was was done in so Carberry, but I can be 100% sure that I will get there just from from from the from the first time, I would have to look for it. I have a general idea from where I took this photo, but I don't know exactly this one again. This is not near the road. This I was hiking a trail, and, uh, I got sidetracked from that trail and I went straight through the forest, and at some point, I found this. Well, I don't have the GPS coordinates on this image. If I would have had, I will, I would have the option to put it my GPS device, and then I could simply go back there whenever I want. So this is a very useful thing, Teoh, to have the GPS coordinates off of the federals. And this is something that you have you can do here you can. For example, I can take, um, every photo. This one, for example, which is also a federal from overseas past, and this is is seen from somewhere around here. This image you take a look to this side and you kind of see this so and now you have some GPS coordinates and the altitude. This I think it's the most useful thing from all these other futures. Now, book will take all your photos that you have, and it will create a book from for you. Okay, I I don't know why you would like to do this in light room. I think you have much more control in other, um, in other abs, the good thing is that you have, um, this blur, herbal Lego. It's self publishing. Ah, self publishing service. And you can publish directly to them send the book to blurb. And you have all these options off here, too. The's are self explanatory, but I will not get into this because it's not part of the course. I just I just remind you that you can do this, and if you want to use it as it is, I like to have my designs made in photo shop. Also, blood has, um, a nap, and it's much easier you have. Um, I think it's much easier to work with their app slideshow again. I don't I'm not interested. I use, um, Adobe premiere. If I want to create a slideshow, for example. But if you want, If you don't know how to use it. You can simply, um, use this if you don't like, ah, light from low over here, you can simply click on it and it will go away print again. You can print directly from light from. Well, there are some things that you can do on Lian Photo Shop, and I like having the control from Photoshopped. Teoh Altered Image before printing Web again. It's not something that I would like to do, because basically it will generate. This will generate a Web calorie. But then you can say sites title that say You can say, um, tell MAS photos. Let's say okay, but it's an HTML. You have the ability to upload your photos to, um, services like Facebook or Instagram, your own website. Maybe it's, ah, platform of dynamic platform. It's not HTML, but if you don't know nothing about creating your own website or setting up, I mean there are services that you simply go and upload your photos and they take care off the, um administration part for you. So I don't see the use, but you can have, For example, this is a format. This I sublease another Foreman, the Greed Gallery. You'll see Justin in just one minute. Okay? It looks like this. The square gallery. It looks like this. And, ah, you can preview this. Let's quick preview in browser and see how many seconds it takes to export. It will take a while. It depends on how many images you have. Um, and how fast your computer is. Remember that it exports raw. You can have all sorts of options. You can say, Who is the auto? Another euro. So this is a gallery. It looks like this. It's HTML. You click a federal, it opens like this. It's interesting, Yes, but it's html. You can't incorporate this in, um, in ah, normal or a present day website. If you asai told, if you don't know anything about about creating your own website, this is a very cheap way that you can do it. So, yes, these were these model a few awards about these models. And now let's get into some case studies, and I will actually show you how to put um, all the tools from the develop Ah, TOB to use and how you can edit some photos 27. 08 1 Case study 1: Let's start the case that is, with this beautiful sunset from the Dolomites. Now, the images slightly under exposed if you're looking at the overall feeling of the image. But let's take a look at the history Graham is. You can see it's very widely spread now. I couldn't use my and degraded in filter for this to compensate for the area off brightness , because I would have covered also this this mountain over here, which is stretchy, many liberated dollar mind. I also have some deviating from the holder off the off filter, but so I had to do a compromise shot. So I'm a 17 millimeters. I saw hungry F 16 1/5 of a second and my history miss full. And still, if you look at the sun, I'm having some over some over exposed areas. But it's OK. It's the sensor. It doesn't matter that much. The first thing that I'm going to to issue come over here and remove promoting collaboration and neighbor profile correction. This corrects the perspective that is distorted by the 17 minute minutes. Then I come here to detail panel and I want you take care off sharpening, but I want to take it now because this image is under the darkening. This said, And when I will pull up some details, I would push the shadows up. I may end up with some nights. I want to correct this because if you have sharpening on the entire image like this masking is showing right now, this means that, um the level of noise can increase in spots of color. So to see the mass, you have to hold on old and click on the masking. And now I'm holding down all time holding now holding down the most left bottom. So you see, we we have a white mask. And while we're driving to the right, the mask starts. He have some black in it, and white is well, sharpness is black is where there is no sharpness. Now you don't want to go something like this. Go to the extreme. You want Teoh kind of eliminate the sharpness from areas are only spots of colors somewhere around here. And I will go with 54 sharpness. Okay, so now the thing that I want to do next is to put some light on these mountains. So the first thing I had to kind of equalize the exposures. So let's create a radiant map and drag it from down to up and bringing exposure down works . What I want to do is just level the exposure on the entire image and you'll see in a minute why I'm doing this. Hit new, create another one that's get increase the shot. Okay, so now that we can even the exposure areas, But it's increased the bride and something off the entire image. Okay, now we're getting somewhere, and let's bring the highlights down a little bit. Now I think the Fed is straight. The horizon is straight. But because of how its position and how the mountains are going, I think we have to rotate a little bit. So we click on Crop and let's rotate it a little bit to the right. Now it looks better. Okay, let's increase the contrast off the of the entire image and saturation, and we have a different feel of the image now. Now we have to emphasize more than mountains, so let's add a little bit of darkness in this area. Click on the brush under expose it, Let's say almost half a stop and simply with a bigger brush lift used the left and right brackets. Teoh. Also the size. Let's get a little bit off darkness in this left corner that's continued a little bit in this area. No, over here is too much. So hold on hold and again, let's increase the size of this brush. Hold on old for minus and remove it from that place. Okay, now let's use a radio. Sell time and there's just drag it over here in the area, off the sun. And with this, that's increase the saturate, the exposure again. You see, we only have a few areas overexposed, but they kind of loose washed out in this area. So let's bring the highlights down. Not too much. We don't want to look fake, but I was still one. Some details. Now the whites remain, but they are. Let's see if we can add something. Hes hes basically yeah, usually in the horizon. There is a little off Hayes, so I think it looks okay having some haze in the in the image. Now let's create a radiant map and drag it from up towards bottom and bring down the exposure so Now I have a new image, that kind of frames there, the mountains. And if we look at the original image and what we have now it's It's a little bit different . Let's come to the tone curve right now. And if you don't see the tone curve like this, probably you see it like this. Let's click on Click to edit Point of. So I had a point over here for the highlights and another point for the shadows and bring the shadows down. And now we have a beautiful contrast in the image. No, don't pulled highlights to my to further out because they're okay where they are. Okay, Now, um, let's look at the colors if you think that, but skies to saturated you just go here on saturation and you take the blue calling slightly decide you don't go all the way down. So it's important. Well, whatever changes you do, you do it slowly, and you let it build up. Okay, now, over here in the shadows, let's see if we can add a little bit of blue in the shadows and looks OK or we need to add some orange in the shadows now Let's select a blue something like this and just a tiny bit of blue. I think it's it's okay with If you click this bottle over here in the left, you see the effect of this panel. This is without. It is we're just a slight blue now on the temperature. Let's move the temperature a little bit to the right to have much more warmer image on increase, exposed a little bit. Bring down highlights of more, increase the vibration of the federal and now we go back and increase the contrast. Let's see fine taking the the Blacks just a little bit up now the original image. And yet, you know, just look at this area Now he's taking care of, and now we have attention falling on the peaks over here. 28. 08 2 Case study 2: and this photo. We have a really beautiful sunrise. Now, whenever you're photographing mere or late, the shape off the off the shore will sometimes tricky. Although you may think you have a straight horizon, will have to adjust the horizon according kind of line. Can you have to take care to to take into account the shape of the short? And then, in this case, it looks like the photo. It's going to the right. So let's click on the crop and rotate it a little bit to the left. I think it's too much. Yeah, this is OK, so the first thing that's come down here, removed from my cabaret shin enabled profile correction on is the masking for the sharpness . Hold on old. Remove the white from the area off the sky. We don't want to have sharpening in areas like this because it will only increase the noise in this era, it will not. There is nothing to be sharpened over here, So right now I'm going Teoh, add radiant and filter and I will drag it some something like this, and I'll bring the exposure down an increase saturation of it. Let's bring it down a bit more. I'm looking at the water when I'm doing this, and I'm basing my decision on how doctors has to be depending looked by judging the brightness of the water. And now we can take the exposure up on the entire image, bring the highlights down, increase the saturation and increase the contrast of the image. No, I think it the exposure just too much. Let's bring it down somewhere around here. As you can see, let's bring their just just bring the saturation little bit higher just for you to see some things now. Usually, when you're photographed in nature, the mountains and the forests have a blue cost. And also in the mornings or in sunsets, you get some purple tents and something like this. It's up to you how much of that you want your first, So just double click on the saturation to reset it. If we g o with fi burns, it's a different story. It looks. It looks different. So it's that used the vibe of vibrance for now and comes about here. I'll use a radio filter and just drag it something like this. For now, I want to have a father that it's almost all the way up. And let's increase the exposure. I want a big radio filter, a few. Keep your mouth bottom over here. You see this red, and this is the masking, and you see how feather it is towards the edges and let's click new and create another one and rotated. This is something like the direction off the son at a little bit of haze in this area trump down highlights and more. Okay, now let's see if if clarity brings something to defend her, not that much. Let's add a point over here in the tone curve to create slight contrast. I don't move the highlights up because I think we are already, uh, pretty high. Let's create another point for shadows and bring them down a bit. I don't overdo it. Don't go something like this. I just had a a little bit off contrast. I still think there's a little bit too much contrast, so let's bring the shadows up a little bit and decrease the overall contrast off the image . Maybe I would add a little bit off clarity of texture I very rarely used, but in this case, I will use it for the clouds. So let's get a great yet Silton drag it to have only the clouds. And let's just increase the texture all the way up quickly. You see, you see a lot of details in tow in the cloud, so I will go somewhere on here, okay? And let's come to this hue, saturation and luminous panel and let's take the purple. I think. I think that okay, just a tiny town and the orange and yellow and red and green. Yeah, the green loose the green. I think it's better if it's a little bit de saturated. If it's saturated, you see, it kind of pops. Too much draws attention. So I think with the green, it's better. Teoh dictated almost old way down, and this way we have the entire attention concentrated over here now with split toning. Let's see if you hold on hold while you're dragging the hue, you see the actual color but its maximum saturation. So let's see if we introduced in the shadows this blue that see if it looks OK hopes controlled, say, but increased saturation just a little bit. I think it's shifts too much to go towards blue. Now let's hold on Ault again and see if it looks better by introducing something like, there's like a nor INGE. Yeah, probably just just just a little bit. Always check for the original image. This was the before And this is the after before after and it is against. See, the image is completely change. And now you can see the details in the cloud. And you also have your attention on this beautiful show Let on the lake over here. 29. 08 3 Case study 3: and this photo, we have a really simple image, so I saw one hung hunger five million minutes after 11 0.5 seconds. We have a straight competition, starting from the upper left corner and leading to the lower right corner off the image. The thing that we need to do is to have the water better scolded in terms of texture. And then we need to have a little bit off lied in the Syrians, who have some context for this water and some darkness in the rest of the image. Because we have also all those many small details you need to take care of sharpening. So it's first removed from that collaboration in Neighbor Profile Correction. Hold on old and alter the mask. We don't want to go something like this. We don't want Onley the edges off the leaves to have a little bit of shopping way. Want something like, let's say something like this on a scale with a sharpening of 50. Okay, so right now let's see, um, that what we can do in the water with the brush selected, click O on your keyboard or click here show selected mask overlay because I want Teoh be able t to see on Lee the mask that I'm painting and painting on Lee, where the water is. I don't mind rock and boulders, but I'm making sure and I'm having the water over here. Hold on old. Okay, now let's remove the masking and let's draw drug. First of all, let's drag highlights down to see how it looks. Okay, we have something over here, but let's drag the highlights just a tiny bit. Let's come here to the texture and increase the texture double quickly. Sometimes I increase the texture and I double click it to reset the slider just to see the effect. So, yeah, it's considerably. See a lot of details and the cloud it. Yes, okay. On increasing its No, no, leave the exposure like this. Click on the brush here. Let's go to and take a look at the image at one by 100%. Yeah, we have lots of details right now in the water. I'll list right and push the exposer off the entire image a little higher and bring the highlights down a little bit. About 10. My the entire image. It has kind of like a a shade of blue. So let's take the temperature and move it slightly to make it more warm. And, as you can see, the green status to started to be more looking more natural. Okay, let's take a brush and take the exposure down. Something like this. It doesn't matter because you can adjust it later. Increase the size of this brush. Now I'm going to paint in some areas. This here, over here, the top on some of the area from over here. No, if you look at the result, it's kind of like creating a custom vignette ing this year, huh? You can look at it something like this hit new and let's increase the exposure 0.3 something like this. And let's add a little bit off light on this area A bit off like here. Yeah, so in in a way, I'm sculpting. Um, I'm sculpting the attention if you want. I'm adding light when I want your attention to go. Now it's used radio filter drag. It's something like this, a bigger rotated and drag it somewhere around here. Now let's adds a little bit of exposure in that area. Bring down the highlights. That's a little bit of haze. Bring down the shadows because I don't want treats. He looked that much affected. Let's see how it looks. Yes, it draws your attention to that area. Okay, let's click on it now. Have another brush exposure. Kind of like the open four. And let's paint. And this in this area kind of my delight that it's shining from here, hits the rock, and it brings a little bit off light all the way here on the leaves. Okay, so right now I think the image looks previous. Colton in terms off life. But see the original image. It's flat, it's boring. And now you have a really beautiful one. Let's increase a little bit of shadows on the overall image and decrease the contrast. And I'm doing this because I'm going over here in the tone curve and I will create my own curve off contrast. Okay, now that's increased the saturation a little bit, and now we go here in saturation panel and let's take first green. Let's take it down a little bit, and now the image becomes calmer. See the green in this situation again, it draws attention to it, and I want the attention to stay on the water. So taking green down the yellow, usually the lease and grass has some green and yellow in them. See? So let's take the the yellow slider slightly done. Now the blue is associated with water. We can we can go something like this or we can go a little bit de saturated and from the luminous off the blue. What can go something like this. Now I don't think in the shadows. Let's see if we add a little bit of blood out, but I don't think they will. No, it doesn't look okay. I think the image looks good the way it is right now, before and after before and after. But there are a little bit off tweeting to do. So let's increase the black point just a tiny bit and drop down the shadows and some more. Take the black, No, take the black point and increase it a little bit like a mistake looking before and after. So there are lots of videos appearing in the water, and I think right now it groups, that's the way it should look 30. 08 4 Case study 4: for this case study. I chose a sunrise. You can see the history Graham spread out through the entire surface I could use used a double exposure, One for the four Rome and the other one for the highlights. Is he there? Almost blown up. And I could also you could have used an indeed radiated filter. What? I just took one shot. And I, uh I know from my own experience it if I drag, uh, highlights the situation. There is enough detail. Now whenever I have sunrise or sunset, I don't like having old details in this region, So I like that feel off light that floods the scene. Now the first thing that I'm gonna do has removed from my cabaret shin any neighbor profile correction, and then I will adjust the massing off the sharpness, holding down old and dragging someone around here. I think it's OK. And now the horizon line. It's kind of off to the laughed a little bit. So click on the crop tool. I'm hovering the mouse outside and I'm just rotating further to the right now. What I wanted to is even the exposures bit these poster of the sky and off the ground, and then add some live in this area and some more color. First, I'm going to add a Grady and filter to the top. So I'm dragging from top to town and to stop it like there to constrain it. Just hold on shift. And now you can constrain into these two directions. Okay, Something like that. So now I'm drying the exposure down, Okay, Hits new. And they will drag another one here to the only for the top area. The top part. And I'm, uh, really exposed down again. Now hit new again and dream drag one for the lower park. But this one would increase the exposure and increased a saturation for the lower part and change the color temperature to be much warmer. One. So, just by dragging three radiant filters, the entire feeling of the photo has changed. Now let's work some more on it. And, um, let's see over here, that's and a brush and increasing exposure some more. That's a point 0.3. And with this brush, kind of like having this size just paints some of the areas here, let's create a bigger world. So I'm just adding some more light to some of the areas of the photo. Let's could go to see the the mask. Maybe it's you Okay, It's, you know, Yeah. So the thing that I want now is he had a little bit of custom getting over here in the lower part of the image. So I'm adding another brush and the exposure will be correct, minus you know, point 34. It's not sounding that it's not a number two to live by. So you you just have to evaluate each photo and decide that's if we can drag him down a bit more. Yeah, I think we can. It's OK. I'm erasing just some part of it just to make it look more natural. I don't wanna have a vignette ing that looks like the venue getting you're getting from the lands. It's a custom. What? Okay, right now let's use and radio filter and use it for this. Ariel here rotated a little bit, and I would slightly increase the exposure. And I would add some Hayes and one that hates sliding to the left. Okay, when I want that feeling of of haze, if you want, let's see something we This drop the highlights a little bit, but not too much. And no one will go away. Just doing these. Include, uh, or shift the temperature to the right. Yeah, make it warmer. Okay, Now let's move to this panel here, and I will increase the saturation of the entire image on the curve. I will increase the highlights and then decrease the shadows slowly made, in contrast to the entire image. No, that See if we get hit the split Tony holding on old and dragged the hue sliding off the shadows just to see what color to pick. I want to be in the cool tones, something like this and always dragged the saturation off this nothing. This this looks OK. And now let's play with the balance of it all the way to left all the way to the right. Somewhere on here, I think it's OK. It was a coke again, the original image and the edited one. As you can see, the feeling off the off the entire image is completely different. Now I'm going to play a little bit with temperature off the overall image. It's some noise. So it's okay to have a warmer image and move again to the balance in here. And I will have it zero the way it is. 50 50% um, percent, 50%. It affects the shadows and 50% of face the highlights. But I will increase the saturation a bit more. Yeah, I think this is it. This is the before, and this is the after image. 31. 08 5 Case study 5: This is a an image with a very low contrast. As you can see here, whenever you have a Hester Graham like this, it means you have an image with really, really low contrast. Now, it was a foggy morning, and not only that, it's fault, but it's also in the shadow shooting against the sun. So whenever you have an image like this, you can bring some details. You can bring a lot of details back, but it's gonna be a cost for all this because you're gonna have noise in the federal. Sometimes it's good not to be afraid of noise. Okay, you have some noise, but you've got the further you have the atmosphere off the federal. So what I'm gonna do, which is very important for this image, is removed from our cooperation in April. Profile correction. But I will take the sharpening 20 I will not add any sharpening to this photo. I live it the way it is, So I will be content on Lee with this now. This is the original image in terms of composition. I also have this tree over here. If I would have added this foot in photo shop. I would remove the tree. Now with light room, you can click here on spot removal to I will try to remove some of the tree. But if if it doesn't, if it doesn't look OK, then I will do a crop off day off the image. So let's just click and drag and just draw the shape with three and let's see what happens . It's kind of kind of looks OK. I will do another one for this area. I work. It's working. Worked, um, Decently. Okay, so right now you we need to have a lot more contrast image to have all the details visit. So first of all, there's just moved the entire explosion a little bit to the right just to have some room to play with. Take the shadows of the image and bring them down. Take take the blacks of the image and taken down some around here. Now the image becomes more yellowish orange. So I'm increasing the blue Channel right now. Okay, So we arrived in this situation. I will add a radio filter. The light is coming from this area, so I will create a big radio filter rotated like this and increase the exposer for that. There on the feather, I will take it all the way to 100. Let's see if, um, if you were used the haze, I don't like it. I will actually add some Hayes and I will move until until this. Move it somewhere around here. I just want a hint of the light flooding. Seen? I don't want to cover houses with this, okay? No, but I think I don't like is a little bit off light over here, so I would use the crop tool. And I want to make sure that this is locked. Not like this, but I just locked to maintain the aspect ratio. I'm cropping the image. I am placing the group of houses on this power point over here. Now let's increase the clarity of the image to be to bring some more of the details texture . Let's zoom. Hunger percent take shirt it. It brings a lot of of details that I don't want. So I will use a brush and click here to show selected mask. And I will paint with the brush Onley, the houses and the top off this three and only for this area. I will increase the value of texture, but not too much. So quality. Let's see the black doesn't want. The Contras doesn't work. So in the shadows, shadows work, all of it had some more contrast. Click on the brush again. Zoom out. Let's play with the vibrance and saturation to see which one works bad. So if we increase the vibrance, we have a lot of green. If we increase the saturation, I think saturation works better. And let's go to the hue, saturation and luminous and take the green and bringing down of it the yellow, the orange, the red. These can stay higher, but that feeling of green is not that interesting. Now let's add a greedier that filled her to the lower part of the image. No. Better yet, delete this and use a brush and make it bigger in decrease exposure slightly. Don't be afraid to play with this. After you created the brush and you painted, you can always change this so it's not a problem, so I'm just Whoa, this is way too much if it looks okay, but it doesn't I don't like it delivered this also, and let's use the radiant again. Drag it from all the way down up. But it looks so bad. This is the problem with no, I will not use any anything like this. There's a problem with high content, with low contrast images on your doing, some extreme uh, slider pulling to bring back the details. And because of that, you get all these artifact. Let's see if the haze can produce some interesting results. Yes, it can, but not for the whole image, for this area looks OK, so I will youth, radial filter and I will drag it for this area and bring the fatted old way up news that the haze over here, I think I think it's him. It's more than now. Let's move to the tone curve and see what we can do. We can push the highlight up to have that a warm feeling on the morning, and we can have a little bit of contrast. Now let's quick. We have that, um, we have this area. Let's create another radio filter. Looks like this. And for this one, let's just change. Let's see Boo. Just make it a little a little bit warmer for the lower part. Have an idea. Let's create a very brilliant filter and let's be saturated. Yeah, looks much better. Let's see if we can increase the contrast. Moria. Yeah, Right now I'm getting a result that I wanted. I wanted to have this area a little darker and it looks okay if I if I just bring the saturation down and increase the contrast of the image. And now let's go to split, toning and choose a color Somewhere on here 10 lined in blue and just a tiny beat Just a tiny bit of blue four highlights Hold on old That's let's have Ah, something like this. You don't go all the way. So you you just have a hint. Call it over there. Now let's see the original image, which is a really low contrast one and final image. No. Yeah, and we don't have too much noise. Now, if you see a lot of noise, you just go here in the luminous and you try to reduce it. But for now, I think the noise is a de manageable and okay, level 32. 08 6 Case study 6: the last case started is this lighthouse from Norway and we almost cut the sunset light for this federal. But then came storm and the visibility dropped to almost zero. And it was impossible for us to photograph the sunset anymore. But I managed to capture this, and I wanted to kind of turn it into a sunset. Freddo, you have to understand that this technique doesn't work for every image. You can take any image and just turn it into a sunset. But the images that are close to sunset can can be editing like this because you get already because you're really getting a lot off yellow and kinda like orange in the light so you can shift the huge off those yellows and oranges Very easy. Now, the thing that I want to do first is remove chromatic aberration, enable profile correction and hold on old and click and drag him asking. I wanna have some shocking like this. Take the shot ning to 50 first. I will use radio filter, click and drag it down. You see, though, that it's I'm dragging from almost to the top here, and I'm also morgue it like this. I just want to have a nice a nice feathered area over here and dropping down the exposure, increasing the contrast. I'm dragging down the saturation a little bit. I just want some darker, heavier clouds. Now let's see the blacks of it too much. Yeah, I think I think right now it's more than enough. Okay, let's use a brush and having a little bits more and just a tiny bit of exposures, it'll point to okay, the the area where I want to add a bit off light. It is over here. Let's see if we drag the exposure a bit higher. I will have to hold on old and remove a little bit from that area. Just increased the wides. Tiny beat on contrast. So I just added just a little bit off life in this in this era hit new again. I really low exposure and I will move to the lighthouse. So just paint on the lighthouse again, increase exposure a little bit. You're going to do this too much. You don't want to have Ah, a difference. Uh, that noticeable. Now I have a great year. That filter and I will have this. I'm dragging it from the lower part to the upper part of holding down shift to constrain it . Okay, so I'm just increasing. Just make them the greedy in areas more and take it up. Drop down the highlights to preserve the highlights in the distance. It's better to be always aware off what what you're damaging because it's very easy to fix when you're damage. But if that some point your eyes old highlights have blown up, it's difficult to know exactly one you did it. So it's best to just pay close attention. Okay, Now I want this it over here to be a little darker. So I will use airbrush, and I will lower the exposure for this brush. Make it over, the bigger I'm just painting over this area. Okay, countries that contra so that I think it's enough. Let's use a radio filter. That's if if if it looks okay with what I have in mind and make it like this and rotated, make it bigger, go with feathering hung percent and it's just increased exposure a tiny bit, I think. Right now the light house, it's too, too visible. So something like this point 0.3. It's OK. All right, now let's see how we can do this. Make, uh, look like a sunset. We go here into the huge saturation, all millions and quick. You can click here and I'm going here and I'm just dragging down. So you already kind of see the direct the direction and go No, let's take the deal over. Take orange and red and on the saturation panel, we take them old way up. Now let's move here to saturation off all on the entire image and let's see the temperature we take. Also, the temperature is like this. The image. It's a lot colder and we can No, it's it's much. Let's see if we can go with shade. Too much cloudy. Khloe. I think it's OK. I mean, Christine saturation a lot more. Let's see if it's worth making Its rather I think this is more than enough here. Now let's add that work with the tone curve and add some contrast of the image place of point somewhere on here for highlights. I had to look over here very carefully. If if you look now, the Red Channel tends to get overexposed. So in a situation like this. For example, when you take the federal, you might see the hissed a gram Onley in the gray, which is an average off all the color channels. And you see Okay, it looks it looks perfectly OK, but you can see the Red Channel. It's almost over exposed. So after meeting this contrast, I'm moving here to the highlights and I'm driving. Highlights down. I'm kind of taking the saturation of to the left right now. OK, now let's look at the blue and see if it if it looks better, it would take down some of the saturation. This way we have the snow in this area. Uh, more white. We don't have this blue cast. Yeah, I think it cooks. Okay like this. And because we did that. Of course. We don't come here and bring back gluten shadows. No, this is the original photo and says the final one, I think it looks a lot a lot of bad 33. 09 End: So this is it. You are done. You finish my monster class light from course here on skill share. Thank you so much again for deciding to take this course. Now, if you want to go further with your edits, check out the rest of the courses on my profile here on skill share and maybe find another course that it's interesting to you. And yeah, now I'm pretty sure you have a better understanding off how you added your photos and this changes the vision. This changes the way you approach photography. And yeah, so see you on another course of mine.