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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.
In the previous movie, we talked about how we can create Snapshots by way of a shortcut, and that's a perfect segue into talking about presets, because when you create a Snapshot by way of a shortcut, you press Command+N on a Mac, or Control+N on Windows. To create new preset by way of a shortcut, on a Mac you press Shift+Command+N; on Windows, you press Shift+Control+N. Now, before you create a preset, you'll want to customize your image. In other words, you want apply some settings to one photograph; you can then save those settings as a preset, so that they can be applied to another picture.
Well, here at this picture, I've applied some settings using the Basic panel, the Split Toning panel, and also the Effects panel. I'm going to save these settings out as a preset, so I'll use that shortcut key combination which I just mentioned. That's Shift+Command+N on a Mac, or Shift+Control+N on Windows. Here I am going to go ahead and choose Check All. I'm going to name this custom preset as CO - 1. Next, I'll go ahead and click Create. In doing that, you can see that I now have this User Preset here in my Presets panel.
Well, if I select a new photograph, like this one here, I can apply those settings by simply clicking on this preset. In doing that, we can see how it's applied those settings to this picture here. This can be an interesting way to kind of jump start your overall creative process. Now, with this photograph, I don't think the settings work as well, so I want to make a few more customizations to them. Here I am going to increase my Exposure a little bit, and perhaps increase a little bit more of the color Saturation. Okay, I think that's better.
And the whole point here is that with presets, they won't always work perfectly for all images, but they can really jump start, or help you kind of leapfrog into creating a more creative or interesting way to process your photograph. Well, what about creating a new preset folder? Well, you can do that by pressing Command+ Option+N on a Mac, or Control+Alt+N on Windows. So if we press that shortcut, here I'm going to go ahead and just name this out, Chris Orwig Presets. Next I'll click Create, and here you can see I have my own preset folder.
If I want to bring a preset into that folder, well here I can just click on it, and drag and drop that into that folder, so that I can then save all of my presets in my own predefined and customized folder.
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