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This course enables you to harness the diverse features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom literally at the touch of a button. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient, including ways to navigate the interface, minimizing, maximizing, and zooming panels and images as you go, as well as methods for importing images. Chris also demonstrates shortcuts for organizing images with labels, stars, flags, and collections; editing image metadata; working with video; and making a wide range of image adjustments. The course provides photo editors with a whole new way to extend their reach in Lightroom: by bringing their toolset closer to the workbench.
Here we're going to start to take a look at how we can get started using the Develop module. And in particular, we'll focus in on how we can apply some auto tone and auto white balance adjustments to our photographs. Well in the Develop module, let's open up the Basic panel. To do that, press Command+1 on a Mac, or Control+1 on Windows. Next, you'll notice in the Basic panel that we have some controls for White Balance, and also for Exposure, and Tone. Here we can apply an auto adjustment by clicking on this icon here, or we can press a great shortcut; its Command+U on a Mac, or Control+U on Windows.
If I zoom in on this image -- and here I'll zoom in, say, to 1:4 perspective -- you can see that we now have better detail on the subject. Press the backslash key, and you can see here's the before, and now here's the after with this Auto Tone adjustment applied. Well what about Auto White Balance? Well this particular photograph doesn't need Auto White Balance, because it was shot right at sunrise, and I like all of these warm tones. So let's take a look at a different photograph. Here I'll click on this one, which is woodshop_O1, and then I'll go ahead and zoom out, so we can see all of the photograph.
Here we can see that there's a bit of a way blue cast on this image, so in order to auto color correct this photograph, we will press Shift+Command+U on a Mac, or Shift+Control+U on Windows. Now that the color is correct, next I'm also going to apply some auto tonal adjustments. To do that, press a shortcut which we just learned; that was Command+U on a Mac, or Control+U on Windows.
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