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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
The next thing that I want to look at is how we can modify the titles that open and close the slideshow. So here let's go to our Titles panel and when we open this, you'll notice that you have an Intro Screen and an Ending Screen. Now when I click on Intro Screen, it's currently going to be black, and it shows me that as I click on this option, again showing me that it'll start off with black and then my slideshow will begin. I can also add an identity plate here, in order to build a little bit of branding and in this case I'll just modify the size of that identity plate, so that we have this nice branding at the beginning of our slideshow.
We can do the same thing as the Ending Screen, and here once again I'll click on the add identity plate and then choose an identity plate which might work a little bit better, perhaps this graphic here, and then I'll make this nice and big as well. And the great thing about this is that we can start off our slideshows with custom identity plates that we've designed in particular for one slideshow, or we can choose to turn that option off so that we simply have a nice black opening and Ending Screen. Well, in my case, I want to include the identity plate, so I'll turn on those options.
I want to make sure that the scale is pretty close to size. So I have 63 and 63% for the Scale there. I think that'll work. The next thing that I want to do actually, before I go to playback and before we discuss this, is I want to save this out as a template. To do that, we'll simply go over here to our Template panel on the left-hand side. Let's open this up so that we can see what we have. Currently we have Lightroom Templates and then User Templates. I want to create a template for myself. Here I'll click on the plus icon.
I'm going to go ahead and give this one my initials, co - simple with black background. Next, I'll simply click Create. Now I can then choose that template from this pulldown menu, and the great thing about this is that sometimes what will happen is we'll close Lightroom in the middle of building a slideshow. Well in those situations if we close and reopen Lightroom or accidentally click on another template, what we can then do is simply go back to our template without having to recreate all of those different settings that we've dialed in here.
So a lot of times what you'll want to do is develop a number of different templates that you like, so that once you have the images that you want to use in order to populate that particular slideshow, you can do so by simply clicking on the template name. All right, well next let's explore how we can work with some of our playback options, and we'll do that in the next movie.
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