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Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers was created and produced by Colin Smith. We are honored to host his material in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
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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