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Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow

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Next let's take a look at how we can customize our slideshows, and also how we can save these customizations out as a new slideshow template, and how we can save our slideshow as well. All right. Well here in the Template Browser, I'm going to choose a different template. In this case, I'm going to select the Default template. You may notice that there are some guides which are visible. You can show or hide those guides by pressing Shift+Command+H on a Mac, or Shift+Control+H on Windows. Now, those guides are actually really important, because you can hover over them, and you can click and drag in order to change the overall size that you're dedicating to your photographs.

Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow

Next let's take a look at how we can customize our slideshows, and also how we can save these customizations out as a new slideshow template, and how we can save our slideshow as well. All right. Well here in the Template Browser, I'm going to choose a different template. In this case, I'm going to select the Default template. You may notice that there are some guides which are visible. You can show or hide those guides by pressing Shift+Command+H on a Mac, or Shift+Control+H on Windows. Now, those guides are actually really important, because you can hover over them, and you can click and drag in order to change the overall size that you're dedicating to your photographs.

Let's say that we want a slideshow where we have more negative space. Well, we can customize that by using those guides. So again, to reiterate that shortcut, it's Shift+Command+H on a Mac, Shift+Control+H on Windows to show or hide the guides. Next, I notice that my Identity Plate is showing up here in the top left-hand corner, so I'm going to go to Overlays, and then I want to turn that off. I'm going to turn off my Identity Plate, as well as Ratings, and Text Overlays. I want a really simple or a minimalistic slideshow.

After having made that customization, I'm going to close Overlays, and I want to go down to Playback. For Playback, what I want to do is I want to make this a little bit quicker. To do that, I'll decrease my Fade time, and also my Slide time, so I'll have a pretty snappy slideshow. All right. Well now that I've customized all of these settings, what I might want to do is create a new slideshow template folder, and then save this out as a new slideshow template. To create a new slideshow template folder, you press Shift+Command+N on a Mac, or Shift+Control+N on Windows.

I'll name this CO, my initials, and I'll just name this Templates. Next, click Create. You can see that I now have my own template folder. Next, to save these settings, what you can do is press another shortcut key to save this out as a template, and that is Command+N on a Mac, or Control+N on Windows. I'll name this new template Simple, and I'll save this one inside of my folder CO - Templates, and then I'll click Create, and you can see that that is now saved in this location.

Now, all that I've saved is the settings that I've dialed in. I haven't saved these images as part of this slideshow. If I want to save these images as part of this template, I need to save that out. To save the slideshow, what we can do is either click on this button up here, or you can press a shortcut key combination. On a Mac, press Command+S, on Windows press Control+S. I'll name this one Simple again, and what this will do is it will save this in our Collections panel.

You can see that down here, and by saving it as a Collection, it will remember all of the settings, and all of the images that we've used for this slideshow.

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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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