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Advanced panel navigation

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I imagine that when it comes to workflow, and to working with shortcuts, we all have our favorite shortcuts which we rely on on a day to day basis. Well here in this movie, I'm going to show you a few of my favorite shortcuts that I use all the time. These are advanced shortcuts which allow us to access the panels, and their controls, which are located on the right of the Lightroom Interface. And, you know, we're going to spend a lot of time in these panels, so it could be really helpful to have a keyboard shortcut which would allow you to access and to work with these controls.

Advanced panel navigation

I imagine that when it comes to workflow, and to working with shortcuts, we all have our favorite shortcuts which we rely on on a day to day basis. Well here in this movie, I'm going to show you a few of my favorite shortcuts that I use all the time. These are advanced shortcuts which allow us to access the panels, and their controls, which are located on the right of the Lightroom Interface. And, you know, we're going to spend a lot of time in these panels, so it could be really helpful to have a keyboard shortcut which would allow you to access and to work with these controls.

Say, for example, in a situation like this, here I am in the Develop Module, and with this photograph, I want to apply a Split Toning effect. Well, rather than clicking on this in order to expand or collapse this particular panel, I want to open it by way of a shortcut. To do that, you can press Command on a Mac, or Control on Windows, and then 0 through 8. If we press Command+0 or Control+0, it will open up the Histogram. Press that again; it'll then close that. In order to access, say, this Split Toning panel, here I'll press Command+4 or Control+4.

Next, I'll dial in my effect, and what I want to do is I want to add a little bit of yellow to the Highlights, and then also some blue to the Shadows. Now, after having done that, I realize that this image also needs some contrast, and clarity, so I want to go back to the Basic panel. Again, rather than clicking on that panel in order to open it up, I'll press Command on a Mac, Control on Windows, and then the 1 key. That will take me to the Basic panel; here I'll increase the Clarity, and also the Contrast in order to modify the image in this way.

And, as you can imagine, by knowing how to use these shortcuts, it's going to cut out that step of needing to click into the different panels, and this can speed up your workflow immensely. I should also point out that as you work in the different modules, whatever module it is, you may have a hard time memorizing the exact number which is associated with that particular panel. Well, that doesn't even really matter, because let's say you're in the Develop module, and let's say that now you want to sharpen the image.

Well, rather than trying to memorize the number for sharpening, you can press Command on a Mac, Control on Windows, and press and hold down that key. Then you can just start typing the different numbers. I'll try 4; that wasn't it. Then I'll try 5; okay, I got it. And by using this technique, we can click through these different numbers until we find the panel that we want to work with. In this case, I want to go ahead and sharpen the image, so I'm just going to add a little bit of a Sharpening effect. So again, by using these different shortcuts, it can really speed up your workflow.

So these are a few that I recommend you write down. You write down that you can use Command or Control, plus the number keys, in order to toggle open or close the different panels on the right side of the Lightroom interface.

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Lightroom Power Shortcuts

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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Tips for getting the most out of this course
      55s
  2. 24m 51s
    1. Using advanced shortcuts for the Full Screen and Lights Out modes
      3m 0s
    2. Minimizing different areas of the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring background and panel shortcuts
      3m 34s
    4. Advanced panel navigation
      2m 58s
    5. Choosing the different modules
      4m 9s
    6. Accessing contextual menus in each module
      2m 25s
    7. Adjusting preferences and catalog settings
      1m 11s
    8. Looking up keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 10m 10s
    1. Working with the interface
      3m 47s
    2. Importing images and videos
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding tethered capture
      2m 36s
  4. 20m 22s
    1. Zooming in on images
      4m 0s
    2. Exploring the Survey and Compare views
      4m 53s
    3. Rotating the image
      1m 52s
    4. Exploring view options
      3m 47s
    5. Creating a layout overlay
      2m 38s
    6. Finding and selecting images
      3m 12s
  5. 34m 25s
    1. Renaming and relocating images
      4m 55s
    2. Adding labels, stars, or flags
      4m 58s
    3. Deleting images quickly with flags
      1m 59s
    4. Changing labels, stars, or flags
      3m 17s
    5. Filtering based on labels, stars, or flags
      2m 3s
    6. Finding images quickly
      1m 45s
    7. Working with stacks
      3m 22s
    8. Working with collections and target collections
      3m 5s
    9. Using and showing Quick Collections
      2m 46s
    10. Creating, using, renaming, and moving folders
      2m 59s
    11. Removing and deleting with shortcuts
      3m 16s
  6. 7m 17s
    1. Adding and editing keywords quickly
      3m 7s
    2. Using keyword shortcuts and enabling keyword painting
      2m 0s
    3. Using keyword lists and saving metadata
      2m 10s
  7. 5m 21s
    1. Working with a second monitor
      2m 37s
    2. Exploring advanced dual-monitor shortcuts
      2m 44s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Exporting a photograph
      3m 39s
    2. Editing in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Emailing a photograph
      1m 8s
  9. 4m 30s
    1. Viewing video
      1m 47s
    2. Setting in and out points
      1m 52s
    3. Exporting video
      51s
  10. 28m 53s
    1. Correcting tone and white balance automatically
      1m 40s
    2. Correcting white balance
      1m 29s
    3. Making adjustments in the Basic panel
      4m 9s
    4. Navigating between basic panels
      2m 46s
    5. Resetting the image to its default settings
      2m 27s
    6. Understanding how to show and correct clipping
      5m 1s
    7. Synchronizing and copying settings
      6m 34s
    8. Viewing before and after
      2m 6s
    9. Quickly converting to black and white
      1m 37s
    10. Showing information overlays
      1m 4s
  11. 28m 16s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      5m 39s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      3m 40s
    3. Using Snapshots to save settings
      3m 36s
    4. Creating custom presets
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 37s
    6. Creating strong black-and-white conversions
      1m 54s
    7. Making better split-toning adjustments
      1m 27s
    8. Sharpening and improving the details in your photos
      2m 43s
    9. Soft proofing shortcuts
      3m 16s
  12. 18m 10s
    1. Exploring tool strip shortcuts
      54s
    2. Cropping and resetting a crop
      2m 10s
    3. Changing the crop overlay
      2m 35s
    4. Switching the crop orientation
      1m 28s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      2m 24s
    6. Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
      6m 14s
    7. Using the Graduated Filter
      2m 25s
  13. 6m 18s
    1. Zooming in on the map and changing the map style
      1m 31s
    2. Finding a location and adding images
      3m 53s
    3. Adding GPS information and moving markers
      54s
  14. 9m 23s
    1. Viewing the book project
      1m 51s
    2. Toggling the visibility of guides
      2m 31s
    3. Working with type
      3m 23s
    4. Making selections
      1m 38s
  15. 8m 20s
    1. Playing an impromptu slideshow
      1m 52s
    2. Playing and viewing a slideshow
      1m 42s
    3. Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow
      2m 55s
    4. Exporting as PDF, JPEG, and video
      1m 51s
  16. 7m 28s
    1. Choosing the Print module and changing the page settings
      1m 21s
    2. Customizing the layout and viewing the guides
      2m 35s
    3. Modifying the print settings
      1m 51s
    4. Creating a custom template and saving the print
      1m 41s
  17. 3m 40s
    1. Exporting and reloading
      1m 30s
    2. Previewing in a browser and saving your web gallery
      2m 10s
  18. 43s
    1. Goodbye
      43s

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