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Mastering Lightroom Mobile: Unleash Your Photo Editing Potential on iOS

teacher avatar Wayne Sables, Filmmaker | Projection Mapper | Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Lightroom iOS introduction


    • 2.

      Lightroom iOS Downloading and discover page


    • 3.

      Lightroom iOS Overview


    • 4.

      Lightroom iOS Masking Landscapes


    • 5.

      Remove tool


    • 6.

      Lightroom iOS Clone and Heal tool


    • 7.

      Lightroom iOS Portrait


    • 8.

      Lightroom iOS creating dramatic sunsets


    • 9.

      Lightroom iOS Exporting


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About This Class

Unlock the full potential of your iOS device and elevate your photography skills with our comprehensive online course, "Mastering Lightroom Mobile." Whether you're a novice looking to enhance your photos or a seasoned photographer aiming to streamline your mobile editing workflow, this course is designed to empower you.

In this engaging and hands-on course, you'll dive into Adobe Lightroom Mobile, the industry-standard photo editing app, and learn to harness its powerful tools and features to create stunning, professional-quality images right from your iPhone or iPad.

Course Highlights:

  1. Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile

    • Explore the Lightroom Mobile interface and discover its essential features.
    • Set up your workspace and learn to import and organize your photo library seamlessly.
  2. Editing Fundamentals

    • Master the art of basic photo adjustments like exposure, contrast, and color correction.
    • Learn advanced techniques such as selective editing, gradients, and masking for precise control over your images.
  3. Creative Enhancement

    • Dive into creative editing with presets and profiles, transforming your photos with a single click.
    • Create your own unique editing style to make your photos stand out.
  4. Efficient Workflow

    • Optimize your mobile editing process for speed and productivity.
    • Discover how to sync your edits seamlessly across devices, including your desktop.
  5. Exporting and Sharing

    • Learn the best export settings to preserve image quality.
    • Explore various sharing options, from social media to professional portfolios.
  6. Mobile Photography Tips

    • Get pro-level insights into mobile photography techniques, including composition and lighting.
    • Understand the importance of shooting in RAW format for maximum editing flexibility.
  7. Troubleshooting and FAQs

    • Troubleshoot common issues and challenges encountered while using Lightroom Mobile.
    • Access expert advice and solutions to your questions.

By the end of this course, you'll be a Lightroom Mobile expert, capable of transforming your iOS device into a portable photography studio. Join us today and unleash your creative potential in the world of mobile photography and editing!

Enroll now and embark on your journey to becoming a Lightroom Mobile maestro. Elevate your photography skills and create stunning images on the go!

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1. Lightroom iOS introduction : Hello and welcome to this Light Room IOS course. My name is Wayne Stables and I'm a filmmaker photographer and projection mapper. Throughout this course, I'm going to be teaching you all of the basics of how you can use light room for your own work. Or how you can edit pictures and hopefully start a creative career for yourselves, if that's where you want to go. As I said during this course, we're going to do a complete deep dive. So we're going to do a complete overview of everything that's in light room. We're going to look at the AI precepts, which is a new thing that Adobe have come out with. We're going to look at how you can manually edit. We're going to look up portraits, landscapes, remove tool cloning, tool, waste, recycled vehicles. We're going to go over a great deal of different types of editing, different types of images. What I'm going to do is I'm going to set up a shared folder where you can download the images that we're using in this course or you can use your own images because actually what we're looking at is the techniques. So the image bit isn't the most important bit. The most important bit is the doing. I'm going to be using my apple pencil as we do this. Don't worry if you don't have an Apple pencil because you don't need to use that. If you have one of these, you're good to go. My ipad is a third generation ipad Pro. It's one of the older ones now, but it still works really well with light room. So Light Room and Adobe have done a really good job of making it optimized for different devices. The other thing that I just want to say before we jump in and before we start learning light room and how to be creative editing geniuses, please do. If you feel able to contribute to the community, pose questions. If I can't answer it, I'm certain somebody in the group, one of the other students, will be able to answer the question, Share your work. I love seeing work and I know other people love seeing work. And sometimes you know you're having a bad day. You don't really feel like doing one of the lessons. You see one of your fellow students work. And it perks you right up. And it creates a conversation. It creates a debate. And it means you get off your book and you do a little bit of learning yourself, or a little bit of practicing. The other thing with this course is it's very learned by doing so the more you do, the better you get, The faster you get, the less you have to think about it. Okay? That's enough from me. 'cause we're not here to listen to me talk. We're here to learn. Lightroom. See you in the session. 2. Lightroom iOS Downloading and discover page: Hello everybody and welcome to this light room for IOS training course. In this course, as I've already said, we're going to cover lots of different things. This one specifically, we're going to look at downloading it from the app store. And then we're going to give you a quick overview so it's not too overwhelming so you can see what's inside the app and then just really get to grips with where everything is. A couple of things that I want to say before we jump into that. So for me, this course is continually developing. So as and when I can, I'll update it. I really rely on your feedback. So please do share your feedback with me and let's continue chatting inside of these apps. There's also places where you can chat to other students and you can chat to each other. And I really, really encourage you to do that because I think a lot of learning will happen when we share our work and we ask for advice and we offer advice to other people. So do be as active as you feel able to do. So I know some people are not that great on chat, so it's not a requirement. I'm just putting it out there. The other thing that I just want to quickly say is, so I'm recording these in my home studio as you can see. And I'm recording them as and when, over a couple of weeks. So you'll notice my outfits change. Let's have a really lovely, noncompetitive competition. Let's see how many outfits and how many different hairstyles I can rack up during the course of this course. Okay, that's enough waffling from me. Let's just jump in to light room. Let's get it downloaded. Let's have a look around. Okay, everybody. As you'll see from my ipad screen, I've already downloaded Light Room. If you haven't downloaded light Room, let's go ahead and we'll go do that. So just pop over to the App Store and search light room. Just searching this now. So light room, there we go. And you'll see there's a couple of different options. Obviously, I've downloaded this, so it's asking me to open it. I'm on an ipad, so this is a light room for the ipad course. So what we're going to do, we're going to either download it if you don't have it or click open if you do. But before we do that, I want to show you something. So this is a subscription app, actually. So if I just go down, you can see down here the different kind of price tag. Now if you're not sure about it, you can use the free version, but you can't edit raw and you do have some functionality missing. But again, don't commit to buying it yet. Do the course, see if it works for you, or do what I do and just download the app and then just do a one month trial. So 499 or $4.99 depending on what country you're in. Download the app and then you can see if it works for you. And if it does, then you can maybe subscribe for longer. All right, let's jump in. So I've just opened the app here and it can be quite overwhelming. So you'll notice your face with a couple of different things. So the first thing we have Discover, we have device, we have a light room. We're just going to look at the Discover for now, because actually this is a fantastic resource to get you started. So if I just click over and I go for you, you'll see there's lots of suggested images for me. I'm not going to go through them all because you're here to learn about light room. But this is a really fantastic place to start to learn about light room. If you haven't had any photography experience, I've just clicked this image here. Now if you look at the right hand panel, what you'll notice is, you'll notice that actually I've got all of these options. So I've just click Sergei's profile. I can see his images. I can follow Sergey. If there's photographers that I really like on the forum, I can follow him. So I'm just going to click follow Serge. I'm just going to come back out of this for now. So I've got one of Sergei's images here. You can see, I can see all of his edits. I can click between them and I can see the different stages of his edits that he's used to create this picture. And then I can see the original picture also. And this bit guys is really cool. I can see what he's done equally. I can click and I can start making edits myself. So I can go in and I can start editing this image. I can use it to practice. I'm going to do this really quickly. I'm going to click Lie Again. I'm not really thinking about this, I just want you to see that you can actually edit these images. Again, just to reiterate, you don't have to be a fantastic photographer. There's a whole industry built around finishing. So you might want to get into a creative career where you edit other people's images or you start finishing photos. So people send them to you and then you get to do fine tuning. This is a great tool to learn that Adobe have really, really done a great job. So again, you can see with this app that I can go in and I can look around. I'm just going to discard these edits and I'm just going to go back and we're just going to have another look. So if I come out of this in a moment, because you'll see there's a whole range of things. So this is a personalized view of you, so you'll have a very different view if I go into the new tab. Looks the same, right? Apart from one massive difference across the top, there's a bar that has different things. So if you're really into aerial photography, you can look at other people's aerial photos. Quick caveat. They're not always aerial photos. It depends on how people have tagged them. You'll notice in here, there's a couple of photos that are not aerial. And again, I can go into the original edit. I can go in and edit them myself. I can go across the documentary. So I'm a documentary filmmaker and photographer, I can look down, I can see other people's styles. I can also get inspiration. So I can look at these and go, oh, I really like how this is put together, but I'm not 100% certain how they've created that look. I can go in here, I can see how they've created that look. I can even kind of copy this style if I want on my own images, just going to come out of that. There's lots and lots of different things. I can also sort these into newest or into featured. I generally go into newest because I like to see what people are creating. But here you can see I'm in the featured and some of these are absolutely stunning. And with this course, guys, you are going to be able to make equally stunning images and you're going to be able to edit equally stunning images. That's my promise, that's my guarantee to you. Okay, so that's a really quick overview. What I want you to do is I want you to pause this course. Here, stop. I'm doing what you should never do, what you should never say to students. Don't continue the course yet. Have a break. Download the app, open it, jump into this page, go into this page, have a look at it, see what it's all about, and have a play. It's non destructive. You're not going to ruin it. You're not going to break the app. You're not going to ruin somebody else's work to do this, Go in, have a play. And then once you feel comfortable with this page, come back to the video. And then we'll jump in and we'll start looking at the device part of it and the light room part of it and a bit. 3. Lightroom iOS Overview: In this session we're going to do a really quick overview of Light Room IOS. So I'm working off an ipad. So what we'll do is we'll open up the app. We'll have a look at how you can import photos from your device and how you can edit them. And then how you can import photos and organize all of your content inside of the light room portion of the app. And how you can then start to navigate around. So this will really help you speed up your workflow as you're starting to develop your editing skills and your editing style. And as you start using light room for the ipad or for your phone a little bit more. So let's jump in and let's do our quick overview of the entire app. So if I just open light room and down at the bottom, you'll notice I have got my device. So I've clicked that and I have access to the photos on my device. So if I click one of those, I get all of these editing properties. So the first thing, auto, if I click auto that uses AI and it gives me what it thinks this image should look like, I always use auto as a base. So if I go down here, I've got my different light. I can play with my color. So if I click color, I can play with my white balance. I can have it as shot, which is the image it's taken. But I can also play with that. I can also do, if I go into the top con I can undo, let me come out of that because we're going to do some detailed editing later on. If I go down to light room, I have access to all of my images here. So if I click my edits, you can see I've got some of my edits. If I click all of my photos and scroll, you can see that I've got all of my different photos in there. If I go back to my edits, I'm just going to click this cloud. You can see, again, I've got all of the properties down the side. Let's have a look unedited. So Light Room organizes things for me in a way that it's easy to find. Obviously some are duplicated. So I've got edits, imports, people I've not actually set up yet, so it's not quite working that out. If I go to my albums down at the bottom, I can create albums or folders and that's a really good way to organize your content. So I've done that there. So I've got this kind project that I'm working on at the moment. Come out of that. I've got Biblico Beats, I've got get Doncaster moving. So, I like to organize my albums into different projects. So if I create a folder and then I can put subfolders in that I can also search for things so I can search for things that I've tagged. If I go over to the top and Right. You'll see that I've got a notifications there. I've got no notifications. I've actually paused my syncing to the cloud. But if you can look here with my plan, I get 100 gig cloud storage and there's different plans out there if you've decided to buy a plan or whether you're using the free version. And I'll talk about the difference between the free and the paid version later in this tutorial series. If I go to my three dots, I can see I've got a couple of options down there. Some of them won't work if Sinking is disabled, just so you're aware of that. But I can segment my images into different orders, so date they were chosen, I can add overlays. I'm going to do that now because I think this is really useful. So I have a raw overlay so that I'll tell you if it's a raw photo or if it's just a Jpeg. I can put flags on it. So when I'm going through my review process, I flag them and I'll talk about that. Photo information or camera information. You'll notice in the bottom left corner of the image, it's giving us different information setting. So it really depends on what you prefer. But I'm going to keep photo information here for now so that way I know what each photo has got in it, properties wise, down at the bottom corner, just there. So I know if it's a Jpeg, I know the size of it. So this is 6,000 by 4,000 pixels. Again, my sharing is disabled because I'm not sinking to my eye cloud. If I just go back in, I can check the type of photo it is. So if it's and I can search specifically. So I've got 24 raw photos in this folder and I've got 132 photos. So they're just J pick and the J Pex, again, it tells me in the bottom left corner of that image, if I'll just click to this one. So this is another project I'm working on which as you can see, is about recycling. But I can put different parameters in here. So I've gone up to the three lines in the top right there, and you can see 27 photos, 20 raw photos. And I can search specifically now, what's the difference between raw and photo? I hear you ask. Well, on the face of it looking at this, not a lot, but there is quite a bit of difference in terms of the editing process. And I will do a separate session on photo and raw later on. So you can see the difference here. I'm just clicking through and just exploring. And I really urge you just to click through and explore. You can always go back, but get familiar with this interface because it'll save you a lot of time as you start editing. And with the editing process, we can go really simple. We can auto everything and it's done and it's gone. Or we can go a bit more into detail. I like to start with the auto and then go into detail. So just moving down here again, I can see that I've got 300 photos, 270 raw photos. And I can click between them. And that really for me, is an organizational thing. I'm just doing this on a couple of albums so you can see it in action. Have a play for yourselves, see what you can come up with, get really familiar with it, and then figure out kind of what do you prefer? Do you shoot in raw? Do you shoot in Jpeg? There's no right or wrong way. It's really up to you. And again, as I'm talking, I'm just digging around. So if I go down into the bottom right corner, you can see there's different ways to import images. So I can import from my cloud, I can input from a connected card. I don't have a card connected at the minute, so I have a third generation ipad Pro. So it's an older one, but it still works really well with light room and as you know, if you've got a US BC ipad, you can then bring in cards and that kind of thing. You can also shoot images off your native camera, which is down at the bottom right corner. Sorry, I clicked that but I was too busy explaining the US BC port on the ipad, which I'm sure you know all about and I'm telling you things you already know. But you can take pictures directly off your ipad and you can import them in. So there's several ways in which you can bring images in, but also the other way is you can also connect your camera and bring that straight in. Have a play, dig around again, I'm going to say what you're not meant to say, but pause this workshop, pause this tutorial. Get really familiar with the interface, because that will really save you time as you're moving on, as you progress and develop your photo editing training. Okay, that's enough. What fall from me? See you in the next session when you've had a dig around. And we're going to move forward and we're going to do some really, really cool stuff as we start to develop our own images. 4. Lightroom iOS Masking Landscapes: Welcome back everybody. In this session we're going to look at masking, how you can mask specific objects inside of a light room. Specifically for this workshop, we're going to look at masking landscape. So I've got some drone photography that I've taken and I'll pop some photography sample examples in a folder so you guys can work with those if you don't have your own images. So we're going to look at specifically mask and how you can mask the sky versus the urban landscape below. And then how you can then differentiate between the two or how you can affect one part of the image. So let's jump in. Let's learn all about masking then hopefully in a couple of minutes, we'll come out the other side and we'll all be a little bit more knowledgeable. Okay, so what we've got here is I've got this image that I've been working on and that I've taken. So I'm just going to pop over to the side here. And you'll notice if I click the A, I, I've already got adaptive sky already set up, so I'm just going to click that. It takes a little bit of time to load depending on how fast or intimate is. Mine is not very fast. Okay. So if I just click that, you'll notice I get a little bit of control. And I can adjust it. I can go to sunset, I can go to blue drama. So it gives me a really base look for what I want. I don't want any of these for this particular image and this workshop. So I'm going to cancel that. I'm going to go down to my masking feature. And you'll notice already if I click the little plus in the bottom, I've got some options. So I'm going to click Select Sky, because that's what we're going to work on. What's happening now is light room is doing its AI magic and it's about to select the sky. And there we go. So you'll see there that that is all kind of orangy, pinky purple, the out and that means that that's affecting the sky. So whatever we do now will only affect the sky image. So what I'm going to do is it's going to go to my light and I'm going to play with my exposure. And I'm going to do a little bit of both in terms I'm going to make it really extreme so you can see what's happening. And then I'll start fine, adjusting so it suits me. So I'm just going to pull that down. I'm going to bring my contrast up. Play my highlights as you can see in my shadows. And I think one of the things I'd like to say to you guys is when you start doing this for yourself, have a play. So go to the extreme, go to one side, go to the other side. You know, get the color tool and really pull it to the edge so you can see what it's doing. Because when you can see it, you can understand it. When you understand it, you can then figure out how you want that image to look. I always think it's really good to work backwards. So think about the image you want to be at the end and then work backwards. I'm just refining this because I want this a little bit bluer and a little bit deeper inside of those clouds. And I really want to make those clouds pop out. So I really want to see the difference between the clouds and the sky and that kind of urban landscape underneath. So I've just popped down to my effects and texture. I'm going to slide that across. So what textures? Let me just zoom in here. But texture, it's really hard to explain, but it essentially texturizes the image. I don't even know if that's a word to be honest, but as you can see, as I zoom in with two finger pinch, it starts to make it a little bit more thre des as it's popping through there. So we're just going to have a look down here and I'm in my clarity, that's fine. Go to my detail, two options. Noise sharpen, so I can add some noise which makes it feel like an old 35 millimeter image. And when you see the old photography, you get a little bit of noise in there and I can sharpen that and I can full screen it and do all of those things there. I'm just looking at my list at the bottom. That's good. If I go down to the bottom little clock, you can see I can go for my original and micro, I can see the difference and I think that's really useful. That feature, I can see what I started with, see where I'm going, and see if it's actually what I want within my image. Because I don't know if you're like me. I sometimes get carried away and I start going crazy with my image. So I'm just popping back to my light and just adjusting my exposure and contrast because I've seen the two, it's a bit too much for me. So let me kind of play with this. If you're working along with me, with either your own image or a similar image in terms of the resources, you know, pause it, have a play come back to it, or work along with me. So I'm just going to play with a noise reduction there because it's a bit of noise. So if I go to one end, you'll see the effect there it has on the clouds. And if I slide it cross, you'll see that I'm just gonna drop the smoothness. I'm really refining this. This is so subjective, guys, honestly. This is really about how you want it to look. If I again, jump into the optics and you'll see that. And so this is really course. I can play with the geometry of it. So I can look at distortion. I can do vertical, horizontal. So if my image isn't just quite where I want it to be, I could just play with it. I could just move it around and I could just get that kind of geometry right within my image. I can also play with the scale and the aspect ratio. So I'm just going to undo that for now. I just have a increase, if you increase the scale, you can see it's got a little bit of a curve on there. That's because I've just slightly played with the geometry of this. I'm just going to look at the offset a little bit. And all I'm doing, if I'm on it, is I'm tinkering. You can always undo this. You can do it, boom, boom, and you can always undo it. So none of that is initially because it's a non destructive editing process. So I'm just going to do that play around. Yeah, that looks, oops, a little bit too much. Let me just even that up a little bit there. So if I take strain, crop it or keep the proportions there. So I'm just going to go back there to my original and micro so you can see the difference between the two and the drama between the two there. Okay, brilliant. So I'm really happy with that double checking again, you know what they say? Measure, measure, excuse me. Measure twice, cut once, same principle, Check it a couple of times. I've just gone back to my mask and I'm going to do a gradient now. So if I go in, click the plus, you can see that I'm doing the gradient across there. And I'm just rotating that and turning that around. And you can see all of this in the bottom right corner here is showing me. So it goes from darker to lighter and that's the strength of the effect as we go through that. So again, if I increase the exposure, I'm now exposing a different level, a different layer that I'm working on. So just giving that urban landscape a little bit of a lift because it just felt a little bit like you 'cause I'd done the sky, it was a little bit darker. And, you know, again, just double checking all of that, yet really, really happy with that. That feels like it's where I want it to be. One thing I wanted to add that may help you speed up your workflow when you're working on the ipad is I always edit using my Apple pencil. Now of course, other devices are available, so you could use your fingers. If you don't have an apple pencil, use your fingers. I personally find this a little bit clumsy or any stylus really. Or work just wanted to add that quick tip because I know sometimes when you're working off an ipad, you're working off speed and you want to get the job done. Hope that workshop has been really useful. And I hope you understand masking a little bit more. And I will see you in the next session. 5. Remove tool: Welcome back everybody. In the next block of sessions, we're going to look at the Heal Tool, the clone tool, and the removed tool. I'm going to set out a couple of sessions to really deep dive into each one, but I'll jump across them and we'll see what they can do. I'm a big fan of really pushing these apps inside of it to the limit. I might use the tool to do something that's not necessarily designed to do. But I think those things are really great little tricks and those little hacks that we can use. As I say in all of my courses, there are lots of different ways to do any one thing. This is just my way. Let's see how it goes. All right. Open the app, let's get in the heel tool and let's have a play around. Actually, before we do that, one thing I want to say as well is please do pause this session or any of the sessions at any time. Stop. If I say something that's not making sense, pause it, jump around, have a dig around, have a play. Then feel free to come back into the workshop. If there's anything that's kind of thrown you any questions you want to ask, please do. And hopefully I or somebody else in the course will get them answered. All right. It's enough for me. Let's jump in and let's get some healing and cloning tools worked out. Okay, So I'm in my editor within the light room as you can see. And I've got this image that I've taken of this chap, smiling and looking at the camera. And what we're going to do is we're just going to click auto first of all. So we're just going to give it a really simple base edit. And then what we're going to do now is we're going to go down to the little plaster on the right hand side, and we've got the remove here. So I'm just going to play with the brush size a little bit, just making sure it's the right size. I'm just going to two finger pinch, zoom in. And what I want to do is I want to remove and heal some of the shadows inside of his glasses. Let's have a play around zooming a bit more. Let's have a play around and we'll see how good this tool is. So all I'm going to do is I'm going to scribble over the person or the object that I want to remove. And let's just have a look. It's not done a great job, but bear in mind thinking about scale here. So this is inside his glasses, so you're probably not going to see this little bit of blur here. But let me increase this brush size. Let's have a look again, it's a little bit blurry, but I think it's done generally an okay job. Let's just have a look about that. Let's just increase this, see if we can clean this up a little bit. Oh, no, we're not going to do that. Let's just undo that there. Let's have a little bit here. Let's see if we can merge that in. Zoom out again. Because of the scale in which we're working at, you're never going to see that. Sometimes it can be a little bit more forgiving. So let's just zoom in to this one. And we're going to do exactly the same thing. So we're going to remove these people, but I'm going to do it all in one go. Let's see if that makes a difference. Let's see if we can remove that. No, that's not quite working. Let's have a look. A lot of this is trialing area, so sometimes you need to just do it and smooth it, and test it and try it. Let me keep looking okay again in the glasses, so we're probably never ever going to notice this, but it could look like a smudge on his glasses. So let's just zoom back out. Looking at scale, I think that actually looks pretty good. If I'm honest again, if this was something visible on his face, I probably wouldn't use this technique because as you can see, it gives a little bit of a blur. But let's just see how close we can get to these glasses. What this is doing is it's taking part of the image and it's replacing it over the top. As you can see, the more I brush in, it gives me different parts of my image. Trial and error, really. I mean, that's good enough for this tutorial. If you're doing this, then you might want to have a little bit more time. So I'm just going to go down here with the removed tool and just remove this sunscreen. Mark was a really sunny day to day, so we're just going to remove that mark there. Let's just move back. Great, let's have a look, let's this mole here. Let's have a look at this mole. I personally don't think there's anything wrong with this chap's mole, but I'm just showing you to highlight how you can use this tool. Just smooth that in a little bit there again. Once we've done this, we could then use something like the portrait version. I'm pretty happy with that in terms of what it looks like. Again, it's all about scales. Let's just go back. Let's pick something else. Let me go down into my library. What am I looking for here? Let's have a look. See if there's any other images. Oh, this should be really interesting. Let's pull one of these up here. So this is from a shoot I did about waste recycling. And let's say I wanted to use this for something like stock footage for example. Obviously, I don't want the company's logo all over it, so I'm just going to slide in here. All right, let's have a look. We are just going to. Move this number plate that hasn't done a great job as it. Let's just increase that zooming a little bit more. Just scribbling over it with my pen or with my finger. I'm scribbling again based on scale. It's not that bad, you're probably not going to notice this in terms of the scale of it. Let's have a look at some of the other things that we can get rid of. What about the signs? Let's have a look over here. We're in the remove tool and we're just going around the signs. A brilliant because of the surface of these concrete blocks as you can see, it's a little bit more forgiving when we're doing this. I'm just going to try this on a couple of different ones. If you've got something like this, you can work along with me. I'll stick some of these images in a Google folder so you can access them, so you can either work along with me or you can use your own images. Let's go over here and let's have a, let's come out of this met. Just have a quick look. Let's go back in and find something else in this folder that we want to have a look at. I'm just looking through my albums just to see what I've got. If like me, you've got 101 different albums and images on your ipad or your phone. Sometimes it can take five, 10 minutes just to get the right image that you want to use. I mean, obviously because we're doing it for this tutorial, I'm just selecting at random. But let's have a look at this one. Let's say we want to remove this ball, so I'm just going to zoom in as far as I can. Then get this ball. Go back to remove again. No image looks flattering when you zoom in. It's such minute detail that's done a really good job. That's probably done the best job out of all of them so far. So that background seems to really like it. So I'm just going to get rid of some other little things. This is a great tool if you've got things in the background that you might not necessarily want to share. Or you might have, I don't know, a fire hydrant or a bird on a cable that you want to get rid of, for example. There's multiple different applications. So I can refine this as well. So I can refine the capacity just by clicking. And slide into the left, and slide into the right. And again, have a play with it yourself and see what settings you prefer. So I'm just going to come out of that. If I go down to the clock here, I can see my original and I can see my current edit. So this is non destructive, so I can always go back. That is super useful, especially when we're working in edits where we might get carried away, for example. And I do that a lot. Okay, so that has been the removed tool, a couple of different examples for you to work with. I hope that helps and hit me up. Any questions? I'll see you guys very soon. 6. Lightroom iOS Clone and Heal tool: Hi everybody, Welcome to this next session. In this one we're going to look at a combination of tools. So we're going to look at the healing tool, and I know you've done a session on that already. We're going to look at the remove tool as well, and we're going to look at the clone tool. I'm going to look at how those three can be combined to work inside of your workflow. So I've got some images that I've taken that I'll pop in a shared folder for us so you can use those. If not, use your own images. And what we're going to do is we're just going to have a deep dive into the three together. So that's enough from me. Let's jump in and let's get cracking. I know I've done specific lessons on different tools, but in this one I'm going to mix the heel clone and the removed tool altogether. But I'm going to focus more on the heel tool with a little bit of the other two. But let's jump in and let's get cracking, right, So we've got this truck, we've seen this before, so this is part of a job I've done for a Waste Cycle comps. I'm just going to get the removed tool. I'm just going to remove the name. So again, I might want this to be a bit cleaner or use this for stock footage, for example. Unfortunately, it's quite a painstaking process, so you have to scribble over the bit you want to remove and then it removes it. So sometimes it doesn't always work perfectly. So you have to do this a couple of times. You could, of course, increase your brush size, but because this palette isn't huge. So if I do that, you'll see it's not quite a good job just getting rid of some of the marks. Going over that there. Really, it's a great lesson in patience. This just go over as you can see. Sometimes it takes the edges of other things so you just have to double edge that. We'll just go over this if you have clips that you're working on along with this. My apologizes. It is the most painstaking part of photo editing, but it is one of those things that sometimes you just have to do it great. Well, that looks brilliant, so that's got rid of that. Let's have a look at some other things that we might want to get rid of or things that we might want to clone or heal. Going to discard that because I know we've voted in a session on removing, but I wanted to show you how that can work on different devices. Let's get the heel. What I want to do now is I'm just going to go over all of this and you'll see what happens straight away. This takes its surroundings and it does what it thinks is a heal tool. I can do a bigger area, I can just go over all of this like this and I'm just rubbing across from my finger and they're much cleaner, much simpler. This is the way I use the heal tool when I'm doing jobs where it requires a little bit more little bits of removing. For example. Again, it isn't always perfect because it takes the surrounding. So I might have to zoom in and get rid of some of these scuffs here because this is a working vehicle. So it's going to get beat up every now and again. Go across this, there you go, look at that scuff, Let's get rid of that, okay? Excuse me. And go back and just, that looks great from here. And again, I'm super zoomed in, so you don't see any of this. But let's have a look at this. Let's go around this with the heel tool. You might look at that, how it's taken all of that, so it didn't work specifically on that. Let's try it this way. Let's just cover all of it, dad and perfect. For some reason it worked like that. This is using AI. It's taking the surroundings and it's analyzing it. Again, that didn't work. You see, this might be too close to theater, but let's try it one more time. Maybe we have to do it in sections, and as you can see, that's taking a little bit of a door handle then I don't think this is going to work. Let's just undo all of that and bring that back. We'll just have to cope with L 17 for now. It does work very similar to the removed tool, just healing that section. I don't know exactly what's happening behind the scenes in all of this, but what I can do is I can heal this rust, whereas the remove isn't quite the right tool for doing this. If I wanted to be uber pedantic, I could go through all of this. I'm just going to undo that. Let's go into the clone tool so we can see exactly what that's doing now that does exactly what it says on the tin. But actually you have to specify the bit you want to clone. So if you'll notice here, I can move it around and where I've touched the point is the bit that it's going to clone. So if I just make that a little bit bigger so we can see it. So if I go over here on the tire, you can see in this circle, it's cloning the tire. So I can clone this. Put that there so I can duplicate bits. And I can just play around with the size of the scale and just move that around. And let's say I want to put that there for example, so I might want to get rid of it on the top of the door and just put it there. I mean, I don't know why you would want to do that, but again, just showing you how that can work and I can just feather that across so it almost blends in a little bit more. So it's got a little bit of worn look to it, for example. That's a really quick overview between the three tools. I know I've done a more detailed one. Let's go back to the remove here. I know I've done a more detailed lesson on some of the other ones, but I wanted to do one that showed you how you can incorporate all three into your work. I'm just back into my light room. I'm going to bring another image up here. Let's have a look at this. Let's say I want to remove this goal post from one of these. This is an aerial drone shot I've taken. So I'm just going to go to the remove. There we go, go, finished. Finito. I always find the remove works really well when it's things in the distance. So let's look at this branch, for example. Let's see how you can perfect. You can never really tell how it's going to react. But I wouldn't use it on something that's near in the image, something that's further away just to give you or to get rid of those things that really annoy you. We all know what those things are. Yeah, that's an overview of all of those three. Enjoy any questions, please do, ask me, pop them in the community, chat or message me and yeah. Let's jump into the next session. See you soon. 7. Lightroom iOS Portrait: Hello everybody, Welcome back to this session. Today we're going to be looking at portraits. Specifically, how you can edit portraits in different ways depending on the type of look and the type of feel that you want for your images. So first of all, let's jump in to an image that I've taken and I've been working with quick warning, it's an image of me. So if you're not sick of seeing my face here, you're going to see my face on the ipad. Let's go. Okay, so this is an image of me that I've been working with in terms of developing different portrait edited techniques. Quick caveat to this, this is done via the adaptive presets and I'm going to show you how to get this look and how to almost hack those presets so that you can create a really stylized look. The other thing to mention again, is if you jump into the Discover page, you'll notice other people's edit. So you can use those as basis for, if you still can, you need a bit of inspiration, jump over to that page and have a look, and maybe it'll sparks my ideas. Okay, so first thing we're going to do is I'm going to go to my history. And I've been playing around with different looks for this. So some manual, some generator. But what I'm going to do is I'm going to go back to the original. So let me apply that. So this is the original image I took. Yes. You don't have to say, I do look tired. I was very tired when I took this image. So the first thing, let's just edit it. So the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to click the auto button. Now I know a lot of photo editors this is sacrilegious. I do this all the time because it gives me a really nice base to work from and it just saves me lots of time. And I don't know about you, but I edit a lot on the go, which is why I'm doing a light room for IOS course and I really need that flexibility and sometimes time isn't on my side. If I'm on a train and I've got to kind of get all my kit out and you know, you're sat next to somebody and it's a bit squished becomes a bit of an issue. So the ipad for me is perfect, so auto. Back to the session. I've done my auto there and I've got a really good base. So what I'm going to do, the first thing I'm going to do is show you the presets. So let me just click on the presets there. So I mean you scrub back at that. So the first thing in fact, click the recommended light room is doing its analyzing magic. And it's going to take my image and it's going to show me different options to work through. Be totally honest with you guys, I'm not loving these. But let's click a few so we can see what we're at. So if I like this look, I can click more like this and it'll give me more And again. Oh, that's a bit weird, isn't it? Look at that. It's almost like I'm on a green screen, so there's loads of different Oh, my days. What is going on there? Wow. Okay. Well again, I can go across and I can have some more subtle. I can have some strong images and I can have some black and white ones. I'm not going to use any of these, I'm going to jump straight into this one. And as I said previously, we have all of these different versions of these premium themes. If you pay for light room and you can get light room free, but if you pay for the cloud subscription, you get all of this stuff in there. So if I just go to, actually before we do any of this, I've still, there you go. I've still got my gritty one on. Let me go back there. Okay, so the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to click and enhance port it. Did you see what happened then? Let me just undo that. And let me go back in there. Let me zoom in, I'll hurt those tired eyes. Right. Watch the eyes. This is enhanced portrait. Did you see that made all the eyes pop? I did more than that, really. But that was the most noticeable thing to me. You know, it's given me a bit of a fairer complexion. It's not highly in those grays though, so I might need to have a word with Adobe about that. It's whiting my teeth a little bit, et cetera. That's a really great base. I could be happy with that and I could go yet, happy, done, perfect. But no, let's just have a quick explorer. So this is a bit more glamorous. If I click this button here, you see I've got this. Ooh. Look at that. Look at those lips. Puck her up. Be okay. We can have a bit more polished. We can have a gritty portrait making me feel like I'm in one of those 1940s thrillers. Enhance the eyes and the teeth and so on. So let's go back to portray. Let's just click done. Let's say we're done. We're done with that. Now most people would move on and do something else, not this chap. Let's go back to that. And now what I'm going to do, because I've already clicked done. It's loaded that in, it's stored that. So I can go back in and I can be a bit more refined. So I'm just going to go to whiten my teeth. So I'm just going to whiten my teeth and I'm going to click Done. It's stored it. I'm going to go back. You see how this is going, right? And let's darken my eyebrows a little bit. Oh, let's have a little bit more. There we go. Click back texture, my hair click, go back. So the reason we're clicking done and going back in is because it's storing that information. If I was just to click these inside of this framework, it would overwrite the last one. Because it would say that the last one you click is the priority. Whereas obviously, I want to have all I want to have my cake and eat it, I want all the enhancements. Boom, there we go. The other thing that I would do if this was me, is I might go to the, Let's have a look. The healing tool, I might zoom in and I might go, oh, that freckle there. I just want to get rid of that. This is a bit of a controversial one this guys, because I'm an absolute advocate that, you know, we are all beautiful and all of our imperfections are what make us really special and really unique. I understand the need to kind of touch this up. So I do this with a sense of showing you how to do it, but I'm not endorsing that you get rid of those beautiful freckles that you have or or that scar on your forehead that I have that tells the story from your childhood. Anyway, enough for that. You get my point. Okay, so let me just zoom in. Let's just have a look here. I've got a little thing there on my toes. Oh, that makes it even worse. Let's just do that. There we go. I didn't mean to do that. Let's just do that. I mean, that is one of the downsides When you're working with your fingers on your app, sometimes you can click things by a mistake, I think. What's that there? Shall we see if we can get rid of that there? That little light reflecting in my eye. There you go. Assuming there's some here. Give a little there we go. Give that a little there and get rid of that light. There Looks a bit like I've got a dark spot in my eye there. Let's try that a bit differently. That's even worse as far as I can zoom in. Let's try this again. It's the eyes, right? So we're not looking that deep into them. For the sake of this tutorial, let's say that's fine, and a little bit of reflection isn't an issue. That's fine. So that looks pretty good, really. There you go. What I could do if I wanted to is I could go down here and you can see what's happened is by doing the precess, it's created all of these masks. I can now specifically go in to each one. Let's go into my eyes, let's go into the color change. Let's zoom in here, and let's see what this does. Can you see that's changing the color of my eyes there? I mean, that's quite extreme, so I wouldn't advocate that you do that. So let's discard that for a minute. Again, illustrative point to show you the purpose of this. So there's my face, there we go. There's my eyes, my teeth, my eyebrows for example. So you've got all of that. And there what I might want to do though is click that and I might want to go, let's have a look at a radio there. And let's just go maybe there like that and I might just want to bring that to there. And if I reverse that, can you see it's doing outer I mean, that's an extreme, but again, I wouldn't necessarily, but I might just want to do that. So it folks, that's this button here in the corner just flips it around just to give, draw your eye into that really. So that's a really great way to use the preset to develop your editing skills, really. And then you have a dig around. Let's just jump back into this adaptive portrait again and just come out of there. One of the things that I want you to notice is what Adobe have done is they've recognized that everybody has different skin tones. Everybody in general has a different color and pigment and all those kind of things in their skin. So they've created different presets. Now obviously these gonna look really bizarre me 'cause my skin is quite fair. But we have a deep skin or we have a medium skin, We have a light skin, so I could have equally used a light skin really within there we have one for edgy portraits if I wanted to be really group. If we're with a group, you want to kind of have a much broader with the group, for example. So anyway, I'm not going to go into all of those because you can go into all of those yourself and then you don't need me to hold your hand through that. So just click done and there's a great thing. The final thing I'm going to do, because I'm super Dan and I'm a filmmaker as well, I'm going to turn this into 16 by nine. Just readjust that, make it a little bit more cinematic. And that is my portrait. Done. So I could then now export that because I'm super Instagramable. There's an Instagram border and even has a little sign I can do this. They go in there for my Twitter handle or, you know, I might just Yeah, leave that alone because that's not my bag. Fabulous. Okay then guys, I hope that's been really useful. Please share what you've been working on. I'd love to see it and I know the rest of the group would love to see it. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you in the next session. 8. Lightroom iOS creating dramatic sunsets: Hello everybody and welcome back to this new session. In this one, we're going to look at how you can create dramatic sunsets like this one here. First of all, this was taken off a drone, obviously of sunset over the sea. So I'm going to take you through my edit process in terms of how we got this image. So let's jump straight in. Okay, so the first thing we're going to do is let's break this image apart. So as you can see, it's separated into two parts. The sky and the ocean. Just go to our little clock in the right. We just can look at the finished version and the original. So this is the original. The finish you can see is much more dramatic. There we go. Okay, so here are the steps that I've taken to create this. So you can see there's different steps inside of light room. So let's just go to this one. Just go back up here, sorry. Let's just click the original. And let's click Apply. Okay, fabric. We have our original image here, so we can still see that if I want to access my edits, I can still access my edits and go back and use that as a reference. So the first thing we're going to do here is we're just going to crop the image. I'm just going to go down there and I'm going to give it a 16 by nine crop. It's the filmmaker and me, I really like the 16 by nine format. Okay. So I'm just going to frame that up. Yeah, that looks pretty good. Evenly spaced grace if we just go to our lights. I'm just going to do this manually. All I'm doing is just doing this by eye. I'm doing the highlights, the shadows, the whites, the black, et cetera. Just doing this by eye. So I'm just looking at that and I'm going to go to my temperature. So I'm just going to make that a little bit cooler, put a bit of a tint in there. Really bring those blues down, add a little bit of saturation in there just to make everything pop. Give it a little bit of texture that I'll just bring those clouds off the page a little bit. Give it a little bit of a vignette. So it draws your eye in there. And there's no secret magic form. It's really about what you like and what works for you when you're doing these kind of edits. It's really subjective, but this is just a process I've gone through, so I'm jumping down into the detail here, so I'm just going to add a little bit of sharpening again just to really make that light pop on the ocean and make those waves add a little bit of noise reduction. Because sometimes when you add all of these things, you just want to reduce the noise because it can start to add grain. We're just going to remove the CA and enable any **** correction that we need if there's a little bit of distortion in the **** there. Now I think that's looking pretty good. But what we're going to do now, let's jump down to the mask section and select our sky. Ai is going to do its thing. It's going to figure out what is sky and what isn't. Then as they go, it's noticed it, it's found it, it's all in red. As any adjustments I make right now will just affect that area of the image again. Let me just highlight that. Drop the exposure down, drop the contrast, the highlights and the shadows. So I'm just going through this process again, but just affecting the sky portion of my image. I'm dragging this around just to have a look. Let's look at some fine adjustments. There we go. I don't want to go. That's quite dramatic, isn't it? Moving across? Just moving the slider with either my finger or my apple pencil. There we go. That's quite blue contrast dramatic. I really like that. There's the original. Here's our current edit to give it a little bit more drama. Now, Eagle Elide, people amongst you might notice that this is slightly different to the image that I showed you in the beginning. Let me just add a linear gradient here before I talk about the beginning image. There we go. And again, I'm just affecting the red area. So what that will do is it will give me a gradient. So it'll affect it moving up the image. So it would be less effect at the top? More effect at the bottom? Yes. So what I was saying is this is very different to the original image that I showed you. That's because I've used a different process and I'm going to show you that process in a moment. But I wanted show you different ways in which you can edit your dramatic sunsets. I'm just looking at this. Let me see what this is bringing up. If I just go over the sun, this totally might not work. There you go. That doesn't work, really does it, but worth trying. So let's discard that. Okay, that looks pretty good to me. He's very dramatic, he's very moody, it looks quite cold because I've added more blue and brought the blue out. So let's have a look at that. This is the one that we've worked, is the one that I showed you in the beginning. And I'm going to show you how I got to that in a moment so you can see the steps that I took in terms of that. But yeah, it's really simple guys. That's how you create a dramatic sunset or landscape or image, really is doing it by E. So let's just go back to the original. So another way to do this is let's just go back to 16 by nine. Another way to do this, and I don't consider this cheating at all, is to go to our presets. We can go down and go to our adaptive sky presets, and as you can see, create dramatic sky with a single click using the power of AI. Adobe's AI engine is analyzing my image. And I can click this and I instantly get a great image. And again, it's slightly different to the one I've shown you because it's a different process. But as you can see there very, very dramatic or with the click of AI. So what I would do really, is I'd use a combination of these. I'd use this AI feature and then I'd start dialing it back and I'd start adding different, I might bring the exposure up, et cetera. So you can see already there's three very different looks from one image. And again, this is all subjective, so it's really about what works for you and what works for your process when you're editing your images. But I hope that's been useful and I hope it's inspired you to create your own dramatic sunsets. If you do, please pop them in the group chat so we can all have a look and we can share and help each other be better editors. Hope everybody has a great day. 9. Lightroom iOS Exporting: Okay, so you've finished doing the edits to your photos and it's time to get them exported. Before we do that though, I want to show you a quick way to categorize your images so they're easier to find. If you just click your image, you'll notice that you've got a star at the bottom, so you can collect five stars. And I'm just going to go through all of my images and make sure they're five stars because they're all edited. And it's a really good way for me to be able to find images that I want to export. If I've taken 1,000 images, but I only want to export five. If I categorize them, I can find it. So I click the three dots in the corner. I click five stars. I click select. I select the ones I want, so I just select them all. Down the bottom corner, click the Share icon, and you'll notice I've got a couple of options here, so I can click Share Photos. So that I'll take a little bit of time to render, depending on how many photos you're doing at any one time. So there we go. What happens is I get this little pop up menu and I can share it via airdrop, via my e mail. I can save to PDF. If I can do all the usual stuff you can do when you share images on your ipad. But let's just get rid of that. I want to show you really cares. If I go down and click Export as I get this pop up menu here. So I can change it from J, Peg different formats. If I want to, I can change the dimensions so I've got largest available. I want it big, Change the quality. So I'm just going to drop this down to 80% I can include a watermark and I can customize that watermark. If I just click that there, you'll notice I get this graphic. So I can have a graphic appear on my image, which gives me these dots. I can also create text, so I've got at Wayne Sales, which is obviously my name. So I can increase the size and the opacity and the horizontal offset of all of that. I can increase the color and I can make it bold and so on. And then I can scroll through and I can see that that is on every image as well. So I've got these dots and I've got my name. So if anybody tries to reproduce your image, you just make it really difficult. Or you might want to do it to send proofs, for example, before you finalize them. If I go into more options, I can include my meta data. I can also give it a custom name. So this is just my name at present. But if I just bring up the keyboard and I change this, let's call it Clouds. That seems to make sense. There's a lot of clouds in these images. I can start the number at one to cloud one, cloud two, and so on. Can decide where I want them. So these are for the screen. I can give them a really high quality and I can change the RGB. Let's just leave this to SRGB for now. That's everything on this. If I just go back here and I just click the little tick icon again, it's going to take a little bit of time depending on how many images you've got. So we're just rendering that out now. Great, that's all five done. And then what will happen here is you'll notice I get all the same share options that I had previously, but this time I've customized each image so they've got my name, they've got graphics on them. And you can see, I can upload them to Google Drive and you'll see Cloud 1234. So it keeps that naming system that I've already implemented, that's a really quick tutorial on how to export your images once you've edited them.