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LRC Adjustments: The Transform Panel

Lesson 12 from: Editing and Organizing your Photography in Lightroom Classic

Jared Platt

LRC Adjustments: The Transform Panel

Lesson 12 from: Editing and Organizing your Photography in Lightroom Classic

Jared Platt

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12. LRC Adjustments: The Transform Panel

<b>In this lesson you will learn how to use the Transform Panel in Lightroom Classic to create solid design in your compositions.</b>


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A Tour of Lightroom Classic


Importing Images into Lightroom Classic


Selecting Images in Lightroom Classic


Importing Metadata and Catalogs into A Catalog


Organizing Images in Lightroom Classic


Adding Metadata to Your Images in Lightroom Classic


Bonus: Impossible Things AI Plugin


Lesson Info

LRC Adjustments: The Transform Panel

1 Okay, I want to go a little bit further with this image, 2 but I need to use a tool 3 that's a little bit further down on the develop module. 4 So we're going to skip over 5 a few of these other tools right now, 6 and we're gonna go to what's called the transform tool. 7 So the transform tool 8 is really important in an image like this 9 because you can see how graphic this image is. 10 So everything is about, like this door and these windows, 11 and it's all based on frames within frames. 12 And so whenever I have an image 13 that has frames within frames, 14 I'm actually worried about whether or not they're parallel 15 and perpendicular to each other 16 because that makes the image 17 a lot more attractive to look at. 18 And in this case, 19 I've got a little bit of parallaxing going on 20 'cause I'm looking up at things, 21 and I'm kind of off to the side a little bit, 22 and so I didn't quite get 23 the perfect square on shot on this. 24 And so what I'm gonna do 25 is I'm gonna...

go to the transform tool. 26 And in transform, I have many, many options 27 to deal with those kind of parallaxing issues. 28 I can hit the auto button, I can tell it to just level it, 29 I can tell it to deal with vertical converging lines, 30 I can do a full thing that just kinda 31 automatically takes everything 32 and tries to put it into consideration, 33 but the most accurate way to do it 34 is to go to the upright guided tool, 35 and it's this little tic-tac-toe board looking thing, 36 or you can click on this guided option here. 37 So I'm going to click on the tic-tac-toe board, 38 and then I'm gonna go up here to the top left-hand corner, 39 I'm gonna follow this line of bricks 40 with this line across like this. 41 And I'm not gonna follow it like that, 42 I'm gonna follow it kind of edge to edge like this 43 just so that I get the basic line there. 44 So I've created the first horizontal line. 45 The next horizontal line 46 is probably gonna be based on these windows. 47 That's probably the best horizontal line that I've got. 48 So I'm gonna click on this window and this window 49 until they look horizontal. 50 There. 51 And did you see how it just did a little bit of this? 52 So it moved because it's trying to make these two lines, 53 these two horizontal lines parallel to each other 54 and parallel to the frame edges. 55 Now you'll notice that I didn't choose to, you know, 56 go down this, 'cause this is a sloping pathway. 57 So the building gets taller as it goes this way 58 because it's, we're going up a hill. 59 And so I'm choosing this line 60 and I'm choosing window the line, not any lines down here, 61 'cause they wouldn't be accurate. 62 Then I get two more lines. 63 So I get two horizontals and two verticals. 64 So I'm gonna choose for my vertical lines, 65 I'm gonna choose these windows. 66 So I want this window to be correct. 67 And did you see how it popped a little bit? 68 So now it's trying to make this horizontal, this horizontal. 69 These are gonna be parallel to each other, 70 and this one needs to be perpendicular to these two 71 and parallel to the left-hand's frame edge. 72 So then the last one I'm gonna do 73 is I could do the window, but I could also do this line here 74 'cause it's a bit closer to that, the edge of the thing. 75 I like to try and get the lines 76 as close to the edge of the frame as I possibly can 77 and still know that that's a really good line. 78 So I'm gonna use the edge of this stucco. 79 There. 80 So now I've got a really good square looking image, 81 and I'm gonna put away my little tic-tac-toe tool, 82 and I'm going to- 83 I like to confirm this by looking at it in full screen, 84 so I'm gonna hit the F key to go full screen, 85 and I'm just gonna kinda lean back and look at it 86 and make sure I like the way it looks. 87 Notice that the person doesn't look any different 88 and everything else looks nice and square. 89 I'm not a super big fan of right here. 90 It seems like this got a little bit pulled too much. 91 So I'm gonna do one more option. 92 Click on my tic-tac-toe tool, 93 I'm gonna grab that line and I'm gonna drag it over here 94 and put it on this line next to the window. 95 And you'll notice that it 96 needed to be just a little bit there. 97 That's probably more accurate. 98 So let's do full screen again. 99 Yeah, see that feels right. 100 I was just a little bit off here because I think this, 101 this is probably an inaccurate line. 102 So this is, you know, an old building, 103 has probably settled a lot, it probably wasn't accurate 104 when it was made in the first place, 105 and so these windows are a little bit better, 106 an accurate guide. 107 So that is the transform tool, 108 and it is one of my favorite tools 109 for really graphic images. 110 I love it. 111 Use it. 112 It's fantastic.

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This is a good class, which includes the most recent Lightroom updates. I've watched plenty of videos on YouTube, but this class is much more thorough and is useful to learn more quickly than other options. I recommend it.

Scott Hicks

Just finished watching the entire course. This is filled with a lot of information and Jared takes his time, and goes into detail for you to understand the process of turning great pictures into fantastic pictures. I look forward to watching the other courses in this series.

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