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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
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Creating a custom panel end mark


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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Creating a custom panel end mark

In a sense, you can think of this movie as a little bit of a bonus movie, because what I want to share with you here are just a few little extra tips which will help you further customize the Lightroom interface in a way that's a little bit more easy to modify and also I want to share with you a technique that you can use in order to create and work with custom Panel End Marks. Well, first the shortcuts; the shortcuts are really easy. We have this medium gray behind our image and previously we looked at how we could change that. We change that by going to the Preferences dialog.
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  1. 2m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
      57s
  4. 36m 32s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 27s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      2m 8s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 48s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      4m 41s
  6. 9m 36s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      3m 47s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 21s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
      51s
  8. 41m 51s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      4m 47s
    3. Customizing the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip
      3m 17s
    5. Comparing two images
      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
    5. Filtering by file type
      1m 54s
    6. Filtering by type and metadata
      3m 22s
    7. Sorting photos
      1m 58s
    8. Stacking photos into groups
      4m 27s
  10. 21m 51s
    1. Using Smart Collections
      4m 7s
    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 41s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 49s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
    1. External editing preferences
      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Editing an original TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
    2. Publishing to a folder
      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
6h 13m Beginner Mar 05, 2012

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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the interface
  • Importing from a memory card
  • Auto-importing from a watched folder
  • Considering color management with tethered capture
  • Working with catalogs
  • Comparing two images in a library
  • Working with multiple hard drives
  • Stacking photos in groups
  • Using smart collections and quick collections
  • Using Quick Develop to process images
  • Editing the color and tonality of video
  • Adding copyright data to photographs
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photographs
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Creating a custom panel end mark

In a sense, you can think of this movie as a little bit of a bonus movie, because what I want to share with you here are just a few little extra tips which will help you further customize the Lightroom interface in a way that's a little bit more easy to modify and also I want to share with you a technique that you can use in order to create and work with custom Panel End Marks. Well, first the shortcuts; the shortcuts are really easy. We have this medium gray behind our image and previously we looked at how we could change that. We change that by going to the Preferences dialog.

Well, you can also make that change by hovering over that area and then right-clicking or Ctrl+clicking and making a selection, and again, you can do this in any area here, just make your selection and it will update that background color or for that matter, the texture as well. All right! Right-click or Ctrl+click, it's as easy as that. We can also do the same thing with our Panel End Marks, either on the right or left hand side. You move over to the Panels and right-click or Ctrl+click and then at the bottom, it gives you access to your Panel End Mark dialogue.

Here we could choose something different. And that will then update the end mark. If you want to change it, right click or Ctrl+click and then you can do that again, again just make a different choice for that option. Now you can also create a custom graphic and you can include that custom graphic here. This might just be kind of a fun way to further customize Lightroom. Let me show you how this works. What you can do is create this graphic in Photoshop. Let's jump to Photoshop for a second and I have two that I have created. Now these I have included with the Exercise Files, so you can work with these or you can create your own.

And let's start off with this one here, Panel end_mark_1. You will notice that if we turn off the visibility of these layers, have a background color and I've chosen a gray which matches that gray color in Lightroom. I then have some text and then also a little graphic there and then my own flourish. Now all that you need to do is to design something in Photoshop and save it out. Now what you want to keep in mind is that the dimensions matter here. If you go to the Image Size dialog, you'll notice that we have a specific dimension in regards to our Width, 236, write that number down.

That's how wide you want this to be height or 172 or taller, it doesn't matter, that's really up to you how tall you want it to be or short for that matter, but the Width is important. Well, then you'll notice I have another one, this one just a little bit more simple. Two different options and then I can see which one I like best. Well, in order to apply this or to use this graphic I've created, I need to go back to Lightroom. In Lightroom, I can go the Preferences dialog or I can simply right-click or Ctrl+click and in the Panel End Mark dialogue, there's an option to Go to the Panel End Marks Folder.

This will open up your Finder or Explorer window and it will take you to that folder. Here it is on the right, Panel End Marks, nothing in it. Then I have my Exercise Files over here, I have these two files that we have worked on. I can select these and then I'll copy them over to that folder there, and once they're inside of that folder, I can then access them from right inside of Lightroom. Let's go back to Lightroom to see how we can finish this off. Here we'll click back on Lightroom, right-click or Ctrl+click and then in this Panel End Mark dialogue, you will notice I have my two options there.

There is option number one, that one is alright, maybe a little bit too dramatic or bold or big, right-click or Ctrl+click, let's see what option number two looks like, and there is one that's a little bit more simple. So again, just a few extra bonus tips which will help you hopefully to further customize the Lightroom interface.

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