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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
Creating your own custom panel end marks is something you may want to do just for fun, and it's simply a way to make your version of Lightroom a little bit more unique. Now I've created a couple of sample files that we're going to use in this movie and if you're creating your own files, all that you need to do is make sure they match the same background color as the panels. Well, I'm going to navigate over to the Adobe Bridge and in the Adobe Bridge I'm going to navigate to the 01_Getting_Started folder.
Inside of that folder you'll notice that I have these two panel end marks. I'm going to select both of those files and then open them up in Adobe Photoshop. All right. Well here you can see that these files are actually pretty simple. Panel end mark version number one. We have a few different layers and all that I've done is typed out some text, PHOTOGRAPHY IS SAVORING LIFE AT 1/100TH OF A SECOND by Marc Riboud and I included a little graphic of a vintage camera and also what I'm calling a little flourish there.
Then in the other option same kind of thing. You can see here that I've just done the same thing, made it a little bit smaller and I haven't included the graphic. Now the whole point here is you can do anything you want. I mean the sky is the limit, and I imagine you could come up with some pretty creative panel end marks. If you do you come up with some, feel free to e-mail them to me. It'd be really fun to see those. All right. Well now that we have those two files, what we're going to do is we're going to navigate back to Lightroom.
In Lightroom we'll go ahead and right- click in this area and in the Panel End Mark dialog, I am going to choose Go to Panel End Marks Folder. All right. That will then open up this folder. Here you can see that I have an empty folder. Now what I need to do is I need to find my two panel end marks, and I need to copy them to this particular location. So I'm going to go ahead and open up Adobe Bridge here and I'll just drag Bridge off to the right, so that I can see this folder and I'll grab those two files and drag and drop them into this location.
So we can see that they are now located in this Panel End Marks folder. Back to Lightroom! Inside of Lightroom, all that we need to do is right-click on this area and then choose Panel End Mark, and then we have our two end marks right here. I'll go ahead and choose the first option. There is option number 1. Now one of the reasons I did this one is it's a little bit big, but you get a feel for how that would show up. And then let's right-click. Go to that Panel End Mark folder and choose end_mark_2.
That one is a little bit more subtle and discreet. So again, this is simply a fun way to customize Lightroom even further.
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