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Adding custom text to slideshows

From: Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers

Video: Adding custom text to slideshows

I am going to show you how to create text overlays inside of Lightroom, because it isn't always obvious. What we need to do is just go and choose the Text Overlay option, or we could just click the ABC here, and then what we are going to do is type in that text. Now that we've typed in our custom text, notice that we can also grab different things like exposure settings and custom settings.

Adding custom text to slideshows

I am going to show you how to create text overlays inside of Lightroom, because it isn't always obvious. What we need to do is just go and choose the Text Overlay option, or we could just click the ABC here, and then what we are going to do is type in that text. Now that we've typed in our custom text, notice that we can also grab different things like exposure settings and custom settings. We can choose the date, equipment, all this kind of information. We can edit different information from here.

But I'm going to choose it and I'm going to hit the Enter key. Notice once I put the Enter key, it puts it on the page. The other thing you could do is use a Ctrl+T or Command+T to do that, and then we can put this at the bottom. Now, I'm not exactly thrilled with that typeface. Let's change it to something else. Let's change it to a basic Arial. We can also change the color. I can make it a darker color, if I wanted, if I wanted to, say, make it black. And then we can drop the opacity down a little bit.

We can also control the type of the typeface here. We can make it bold. Then there we go. I want to just position that exactly how we want and really, right there, that's the basics of adding text overlays to your slideshows.

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Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers

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  1. 54s
    1. Welcome
      54s
  2. 52m 55s
    1. Setting Lightroom preferences
      12m 4s
    2. Importing images from a hard drive
      6m 30s
    3. Importing images from a flash card, CD, or DVD
      5m 1s
    4. Setting up a watched folder to automatically import images
      4m 53s
    5. Creating custom identity plates and using logos for end markers
      6m 51s
    6. Overview of the Lightroom interface and the Lights Out feature
      5m 50s
    7. Working with the panels efficiently
      4m 22s
    8. Overview of the side panels
      3m 17s
    9. Overview of the toolbar
      4m 7s
  3. 54m 53s
    1. Working with collections and folders
      9m 11s
    2. Working with Grid view and thumbnails
      7m 36s
    3. Using Loupe view to get a closer look at images
      5m 26s
    4. Comparing images and choosing the best
      6m 2s
    5. Viewing multiple images at once
      4m 33s
    6. Understanding previews
      5m 9s
    7. Managing catalogs
      4m 58s
    8. Exporting catalogs
      3m 42s
    9. Importing catalogs and managing catalogs on multiple computers
      8m 16s
  4. 54m 10s
    1. Using ratings, flags, and labels to organize photos
      7m 27s
    2. Using filters to find photos
      7m 31s
    3. Understanding and applying metadata
      7m 13s
    4. Filtering by metadata to find photos quickly
      2m 50s
    5. Working efficiently with metadata
      4m 48s
    6. Using keywords to organize images
      5m 38s
    7. Saving time with custom keyword sets
      5m 35s
    8. Fixing misspelled keywords on multiple images
      1m 17s
    9. Organizing keywords
      7m 12s
    10. Locating photos
      4m 39s
  5. 26m 45s
    1. Making molehills out of mountains
      9m 21s
    2. Changing the time zone on photos
      2m 40s
    3. Straightening crooked photos
      1m 15s
    4. Practical and creative cropping
      2m 56s
    5. Removing the dreaded red-eye with ease
      1m 25s
    6. Removing blemishes
      1m 34s
    7. Cleaning lenses and sensors to remove dust
      2m 32s
    8. Using the Painter tool to copy settings to multiple photos
      5m 2s
  6. 1h 1m
    1. Setting white balance
      6m 37s
    2. Understanding and using histograms
      6m 30s
    3. The Basic Adjustments panel
      4m 31s
    4. Special considerations for adjusting skin tones
      11m 40s
    5. Fixing underexposed and overexposed images
      6m 29s
    6. Comparing "before" and "after" images
      2m 52s
    7. Using curves for targeted adjustments
      7m 29s
    8. Using HSL and the color controls
      7m 47s
    9. Using image history and snapshots
      3m 3s
    10. Saving and using presets
      4m 28s
  7. 32m 55s
    1. Converting grayscale images
      4m 56s
    2. Advanced grayscale workflow
      5m 5s
    3. Using Split Toning to color grayscale images
      3m 50s
    4. Using Split Toning on color images for a cross-processed effect
      1m 18s
    5. Removing noise
      3m 16s
    6. Understanding and using the sharpening tools
      4m 51s
    7. Special considerations for sharpening faces
      4m 30s
    8. Removing color fringes
      3m 8s
    9. Compensating for a lens vignette and adding a vignette for a creative feel
      2m 1s
  8. 1h 10m
    1. Overview of the correction tools
      10m 21s
    2. Overview of the correction tools with people
      11m 37s
    3. Integrating Photoshop with a Lightroom workflow
      8m 10s
    4. Processing multiple images at once
      5m 1s
    5. Understanding virtual copies
      4m 24s
    6. Syncing RAW files with Bridge, Lightroom, and Photoshop
      9m 11s
    7. Exporting photos from Lightroom
      10m 9s
    8. What is DNG, and how can Lightroom help?
      5m 58s
    9. Sharing Lightroom presets with other computers
      2m 27s
    10. What is camera calibration?
      3m 13s
  9. 39m 2s
    1. A quick slideshow
      1m 31s
    2. Using slideshow templates
      2m 38s
    3. Customizing slideshows
      10m 43s
    4. Adding custom text to slideshows
      1m 38s
    5. Adding music to slideshows
      2m 59s
    6. Exporting slideshows for CDs or email
      1m 56s
    7. Getting accurate colors for prints
      9m 51s
    8. Creating contact sheets for proofing image collections
      7m 46s
  10. 45m 10s
    1. Overview of web galleries
      9m 17s
    2. Using fancy Flash galleries
      9m 52s
    3. Customizing the Flash galleries
      10m 22s
    4. Customize the HTML galleries
      10m 17s
    5. Uploading galleries to a website or exporting to disk
      5m 22s
  11. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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