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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.
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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