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Now that we know a little bit about collections, here I want to talk about how we can work with what are called targeted collections. Go ahead and click into the folder, which is titled Portraits 3. And what I want to do is create a collection, which we'll then group together all of the photographs that I've captured at weddings. To do that, let's go ahead and select this first picture here, then click on the plus icon to create the collection, or you can also use a great shortcut key. On a Mac, press Cmd+N, on Windows press Ctrl+N. Think of N as in New, and think of this as the new way to group or organize your images together. This is kind of like that new and improved folder.
Well let's go ahead and name this new collection Wedding. I want this one to be part of my collection set People Photographs. So any People Photograph that I captured at a wedding, I can then organize into this area. Then next let's include the selected photo here that we have and set this one as the target collection. After you've dialed in those settings, go ahead and click Create. In doing this you can see that it's now created a new collection for us but you'll notice, there's a new icon located right next to this collection.
This little plus icon shows us that this collection is a targeted collection. What's great about that is we can then easily add photographs to this collection by way of a shortcut. Let me show you what I mean. If we navigate to this wedding folder here, you'll notice that I have some photographs which I captured at a wedding. Well I want to include these pictures in that collection. To do so, you can tap the B key. Here when you tap the B key and have an image selected, it will automatically add that to the collection. Press the Right Arrow key to navigate to another image, then press the B key. The Right Arrow key, the B key, and go ahead and do that with all of those photographs.
You'll notice a little plus icon bounced or jumped over here to this collection. Well, now that that is the targeted collection. I can then navigate to another folder. In this folder, I have some portraits, and so I want to add this image to the portraits collection. To do that, just press the shortcut key which you just learned. It's the B key. When you press the B key, you can see how you can then add these photographs really quickly to your collections, because often all of the dragging and dropping. Well that can work if you have a few photographs. But if you have a high volume of pictures and if you're quickly scrolling through those photographs, it's a nice way to be able to simply tap that B key in order to tuck those images away into a particular collection.
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