Make your Instagram PHOTOS look AMAZING in Lightroom CC Mobile [FAST & EASY]

In this video, I’m going to show you how to
make your Instagram photos look amazing in the Lightroom CC mobile app. Hi, welcome back to the
Photoshop Training Channel. I’m Jesus Ramirez. In this video, I’m going to show you how to edit your mobile photos
using the Lightroom CC mobile app. I was recently int he outstandingly beautiful
Genoa, Nevada where I shot this photo of an old wagon using my Google Pixel 3 phone. As you can see, the original photo wasn’t
much, but, I was able to enhance it and make it look amazing using Lightroom CC. In this tutorial, we’re going to focus on
the Lightroom CC mobile app but you can follow along using the Lightroom CC desktop or the
web app. If you’re in Photoshop, you can use Camera
Raw to follow along. All the same adjustments and controls can
be found there. Okay. Let’s get started. So, as you can see, I’m in Lightroom CC. This is what the app looks like when you open
it up. And you can then tap on all photos so you
can see all your photos and you can see that on the top right I have the after image and
on the left I have the before. So, obviously, we’ll work with the before. So, this is what the original photo looks
like. And in Lightroom CC you have the panels here
at the bottom that control the image. By the way, if you’re not familiar with how
Lightroom CC works or how to edit images, then check out my free course
on Lightroom CC. It’s here on YouTube. It’s an hour long and I cover every single
tool and what it does. I’ll place a link right below in the description. Also, I was hired by Adobe to create short
courses on Lightroom CC and you can find them on the Adobe website. At the time of this recording, there’s only
one course that has been published but pretty soon I’ll have a second one on there. I’ll also place a link down below to Adobe’s
website where you can find my courses. But anyway. We’re going to start with the crop tool, so
I’m going to tap on the crop icon and from this crop tool, we can click and drag to rotate
the image if we need to, to straighten the horizon and we can use the handles to crop
the image. Since I wanted to post this image on Instagram,
I’m going to click on the original icon to bring up the different crops and I’ll select
the one to one crop. Then, you can click and drag on the corner
handles to adjust how the image will be cropped. And then tap and drag to position the image
within the crop. When you’re done, just tap on the check mark
to commit the changes. Then, I’m going to move into the global adjustments
which start from auto. Global adjustment simply means that these
settings will affect the entire image. Later on in the tutorial, we’re going to focus
on local adjustments, which focus on specific areas. So, for now, we’re doing global adjustments. The first thing that I’m going to do is tap
on the light icon and we have these sliders that control the luminosity of the image. How much light there is in the image. For example, with the exposure slider, you
can drag to the right to increase light and drag to the left to reduce light. To reset a slider, double tap on it. What I’m going to do is scroll down and decrease
the highlights to bring in more detail into the brighter areas of the image. Specifically in the sky. If you hold the image with one finger, you
can see the before, release to see the after. And I’ll also bring detail into the shadows
by dragging the shadow slider to the right. So, now I’m bringing in detail in the darker
areas of the image. And in your image, you obviously may need
to adjust different settings. Then we have the color tab. Tap on it and you can see the sliders that
control color. I’m going to start by making the image warmer
by dragging the temp slider to the right, so I’m going to tap and drag to the right. This warms up the image. Then, I can also increase the vibrance. Vibrance is a smart way of adding saturation. It adds more saturation to pixels that don’t
have a lot of saturation and in portraits, it protects skin tones. I’m going to scroll to the top of the list
and I’m going to tap on the mix icon that gives me access to the color mixer. From here, I can select the color, like blue
for example, and I can adjust the hue of the blue. Look at the sky, how it’s affected by it. The saturation. And the luminance. And I’m double tapping on the
sliders to reset them. In this case I’m only going to increase the
saturation just a bit by dragging the saturation slider to the right. And reduce the luminance to darken up the
sky just a little bit. Then I’ll adjust the oranges, which controls
the bottom half of the image. So, I can increase the saturation to saturate
those oranges and reduce the luminance to also make them darker. I’ll tap on the yellows and I’ll make the
yellows even warmer by dragging the hue slider to the left. Increase the saturation and reduce the luminance. You can, once again, just tap and hold on
the image to see the before and release to see the after. Then tap done. Now, we can move on in to the effects tab
where we can clarity, the haze, and a vignette. So, I’m going to start with clarity. I’m going to increase the clarity which adds
contrast in the mid tones and it just makes the image pop. Next, I’m going to tap on the detail tab and
increase the sharpening, so I’ll drag the sharpening slider to the right. Also, when you add sharpening to an image,
you really don’t know what you’re affecting. It’s applying the sharpening effect to the
entire image and sometimes you may not want that. If you’re using the desktop app or in Photoshop,
you actually have a slider that helps you control where to apply the sharpening. And that slider is actually found here as
well. It’s the masking slider. But when you adjust it, nothing really happens. If you’re in a desktop app, you can use a
keyboard shortcut to show you how that mask is applied but holding Alt or the option key. But in a phone, we don’t have keyboard shortcuts. So, if you want to see how that masking is
applied, drag on the masking slider and then tap and hold on the photo and then you’ll
be able to see the masking. So, the masking simply means that anything
that is in black, will not be affected by the sharpening effect and anything that is
in white will be affected by the sharpening effect. And that’s what we want. And then you can come back and adjust the
sharpening. Also, you can tap and hold when you’re adjusting
the sharpening and you’ll be able to see a black and white version of the image which
will make it easier to see where you’re applying the sharpening effect. And now it’s time to work with the local adjustments,
so now that we’ve affected the entire image, now it’s time to work with specific areas. So, what I’ll do is I’ll tap to the right
to move all the panels and then I’ll tap on this first icon which is a local adjustment,
or a selective edit, as it’s known in the mobile app. Then, tap on this plus icon,
and select the Radial Gradient. Then you can tap and drag to the right and
you can control how that radial gradient is applied. The red overlay indicates what pixels you’re
going to be affecting. So, I’m going to tap and drag to a affect
these areas. Then, I’m going to go into the light panel,
and I’ll increase the exposure, just to brighten up that area because I want to enhance the
brightness of the sun. Then I’m going to brighten up the shadows
again to enhance the brightness. Then I’m going to move onto the color tab
and I’m going to drag the temp slider to the right to warm up the image and make it seem
like a bright sun. Then, I can also increase the saturation in
the details tab. I can also increase the sharpness, just to
make that area much sharper. Then I’ll tap on the plus icon once again
and this time I’ll create a linear gradient. I’m going to tap here and drag up so that
I affect the bottom part of the image and you can tap on this pin to reposition the
gradient so, I’ll, I want to affect that bottom half of the image. I’m going to start by going into the light
panel and increasing the exposure to brighten up that area. Then I’ll darken the shadows to create some
contrast. I’ll move on into the color tab and increase
the temperature to warm that area up even further. In the effects tab, I’ll increase the de-haze
slider. De-haze is usually used for removing haze
from a photo. In this case, we’re going to use it to create
more contrast and more detail. So I’m going to drag that de-haze slider to
the right. In the details tab, I can also add a little
bit of sharpness to get more detail on the ground and on the plants. Then tap on the check mark to commit the changes. Once again, if I tap and hold on the image,
you can see the before and the after. I’m going to tap on the local adjustments,
the selective edits. And even though I really don’t need it in
this image, I’m going to show you the paintbrush where you can paint and edit and then use
these sliders to control those specific areas. Again, I don’t need it in this case, I just
wanted to show you that you could do that. I’m just going to tap on the undo button so
I can undo those changes. Once again, that’s before and after. When you’re done, you want to obviously put
your photo on Instagram. You can do that very easily. All you do is click on the three dot menu
and select save to device. Then you can save the image to your device
by pressing OK. Then you can open up Instagram and upload
the photo just like you would any other photo in your camera roll. And just like that, you can turn your average
shot into an amazing photo using the Lightroom CC mobile app. Let me know down in the comments below if
you like the Lightroom CC mobile or what your favorite mobile editing app is. Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram. I’m @jrfromptc. If you found this tutorial useful, don’t forget
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65 Replies to “Make your Instagram PHOTOS look AMAZING in Lightroom CC Mobile [FAST & EASY]”

  1. thank you – great information as always. Long time user of classic ltroom, Very nice tutorial for me to start using cc. Saved your ltroom cc playlist.

  2. I cant believe my eyes. It is a day and night difference.

    I think the camera Google pixel is good. That is why you could make that much difference.

    I use a budget Samsung phone. Camera is not that good. So I may not be able to utilize the full potential of lightroom app in .y phone.

  3. Hey there Jesús! Great tutorial. I’m trying to get more used to the CC app, although I much prefer Classic! The app is awesome for on the go though ??

  4. I just finished editing a family session using only Lightroom CC on the new iPad Pro 12.9”, and I loved it! Yes, Lightroom Classic has tools that are necessary, but for photo correction, it was awesome to do the Lightroom portion of my workflow on the new iPad Pro. Because the pictures synced up with my iMac, I was then able to use Photoshop for a couple little touches, save the work, and then the edits showed up on my iPad. I can’t wait for Photoshop for iPad so I can do everything on the iPad. I for one love this potential workflow.

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  6. Another great tutorial! I use LR CC Mobile app once in a while mainly to take photos so they are dng files instead of jpg. After your tutorial I might start using the app more to do some editing. Now I know more about the mobile app than I ever did!

  7. Hi, I opine: Cameras such as Pentax have settings to lighten shadowy areas. Was the image taken with the sun in front perhaps?

  8. Just as another tip…. You can use two fingers on sliders and that will give the same affect as holding ALT key on desktop or as Jesus showed us holding the shit then moving. Works for sharpening, masking, Black and white levels etc . Just have a play

  9. Thanks for great info, I’ve always just used the auto button but after seeing how easy this looks, I’m ready to try some new adjustments.

  10. Good tutorial. Interested to have your comments on how to manage LR Classic and LR CC simultaneously. Start in Classic? What to do in Classic? What to move to LR CC? Forget about LR Classic?

  11. The radial filter on lightroom mobile, some devices show an invert icon, is this down to the device soft ware? It does not appear on my device when I use the radial filter.

  12. Awesome tutorial! IG seems to reduce the quality of the image when you upload the edited photo. Is this a common problem or am I doing something wrong?

  13. Excellent tutorial as usual. After many years of using Snapseed on my phone, I am finally forcing myself to use Lightroom Mobile CC instead. And this helped push me!

  14. Thank you! I notice that you look to the image of the camera, not exactly towards the lens when you speak. If you want to look at your audience you may need to look directly towards the lens. Then, the connection with the audience is best.

  15. AWESOME VIDEO, new subscriber here 🙂
    Only 2 questions, is your version of the mobile app free, Or is a Premium version? If i have my desktop adobe subscription my mobile apps have it too?

    Love your quality content!

  16. How can I highlight only one color in the photo and the rest in black and white? And it’s available in the free version or the premium?

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