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Photo Editing in Lightroom Classic for The Photo Enthusiast

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Jared Platt

Photo Editing in Lightroom Classic for The Photo Enthusiast

Jared Platt

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1. Introduction

Lesson Info


Hi Welcome to Creative Live. My name is Jared Platt in this course, we're going to be teaching you all about editing your photos inside of Lightroom Classic. Now, Lightroom Classic is a workhorse. It is a very big program with a lot of capabilities and we're going to focus in on very specific capabilities that have to do with editing your photos. Lightroom can do a lot of things that can organize your photos. It can share your photos, you can make books out of Lightroom, you can organize your photos by maps, you can put them on the web, you can share them in all sorts of ways, but that's not what we're talking about today. We are talking about editing your photos were going to hone in and we're going to get very specific about how to make your photos better fast. And that's what Lightroom Classic specializes in, specializes in taking lots of photos and doing a really great job of editing those photos and we can get very, very precise, we can get really, really specific about the way we...

want to edit those photos. In fact, most of the time, you can do everything inside of Lightroom Classic without ever even thinking about going to Photoshop now, it doesn't matter what kind of photographs you take, whether it's landscapes or people or travel photography. It could be just your kids, it could be artwork that you're working on, no matter what kind of photography you take, no matter what kind of photographer you are. We're gonna teach you how to use Lightroom Classic and the develop module to edit your photos quickly and amazingly. So let's get started right now.

Class Description


  • Adjust your images with purpose and confidence.
  • Speed through your editing by syncing your adjustments.
  • Enhance landscape and still life photos with powerful and fast masking techniques.
  • Retouch and smooth skin for more beautiful portraits.
  • Create stunning color and black and white images.
  • Merge and Edit Panoramic and HDR images.
  • Create and use artistic effects with Presets and Profile.
  • Fix perspective problems.


Jared Platt, Adobe Lightroom Guru, is about to take you through everything you need to know about editing your photos in Lightroom Classic. You will start with the basic editing controls and learn how to create beautiful images even when the original capture is less than beautiful.

Then Jared will show you how to fix perspective problems, burn and dodge landscapes, remove blemishes, smooth skin and unwanted elements in your photos, and even how to change the color of your child’s shirt. You will learn how to create stunning black and white and color images and artistic effects and how to make those effects easy to use with presets and profiles.

Everything you NEED to know about editing in Lightroom Classic is right here. And don’t worry, this isn’t a class just for professionals! This class is accessible to everyone! If you have photos and you want to make them really sing! This is the class.


  • Any photographer, enthusiast and professional.
  • Any genre, landscape, portrait, travel, artist, etc.
  • Beginning to intermediate Lightroom Classic users.


Lightroom Classic 2022 (LR11)


Jared Platt is an international wedding, lifestyle, and portrait photographer, and photographic lecturer. Jared began his studies in photography in documentary and landscapes, but today you will find his images are a perfect blend of the three genres. You can catch him teaching photography, lighting, and photo editing at the B&H Event Space, on CreativeLive, on Profoto’s YouTube light shaping series "What's the Difference”, at the Canon Live Learning Center, and at international photo conferences around the globe. Jared has been teaching photography for 20 years and has been a working photographer for the last quarter-century. Jared will change your understanding of photography and put you on the path to your very best work. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from him whenever you get the chance.

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Jared does an excellent job at taking a subject and breaking it down step by step. He includes great explanations along the way to help you understand why he is doing something. His results, which are great photos, speak for themselves.


Excellent class with great detail on the new Masking tools! Thanks, Jared!

Michael Grosso

Excellent overview of the features included in the most recent upgrade of Adobe Lightroom. Very practical applications are covered at a very good pace. Thank you!