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Creating and using type presets

From: Lightroom 4 Essentials: 03 Creating Prints and Books

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As you start to build and develop more and more books, you may find yourself using similar text or type settings. On order to save these settings it's actually really easy. At the top of the Type panel, what you can do is you can save a Text Style Preset. So after dialing-in your settings, you can go there and save this out. You want to make sure that everything is just right. For example, let's say my text size I want to make that a whole number. Click in this field and type out 10 there to make that a font size of 10. Next, go to your Preset pulldown menu and then choose Save Current Settings as a New Preset.

Creating and using type presets

As you start to build and develop more and more books, you may find yourself using similar text or type settings. On order to save these settings it's actually really easy. At the top of the Type panel, what you can do is you can save a Text Style Preset. So after dialing-in your settings, you can go there and save this out. You want to make sure that everything is just right. For example, let's say my text size I want to make that a whole number. Click in this field and type out 10 there to make that a font size of 10. Next, go to your Preset pulldown menu and then choose Save Current Settings as a New Preset.

I'll call this cg for Century Gothic -10 and then click Create. I can then access that here in this pulldown menu. I can also use other captions and other Presets that you can see here. Some of these are going to be really elaborate. Let me show you how this will work. You highlight your text field, and let's zoom in on it, so we can see this. Next, you'll go to this Preset pulldown menu and choose one of these options. Here we're going to choose a caption for wedding. This is going to use this really elaborate kind of decorative font, or we could do something a little bit more simple and clean.

This one has a Serif font, which looks kind of nice. Perhaps we could use something Sans Serif, without all the decorations. So these presets, they give us flexibility whether these are captions or titles and you can see how these options vary. For the most part, these options or these presets, well, they're just pretty general and in my opinion perhaps a bit over the top. So what I think you'll want to do is start to work with type and then figure out how you like to use type and what type matches your pictures, your style, your aesthetic.

The thing to think about with typography is that every font, it has a subtle voice, it has some sort of a nuance, and you want to pick the right type that matches your photographs. So it doesn't distract from them or overpower them, but rather just kind of subtly speaks quietly, so that the images speak most profoundly but the text or the font that it compliments the voice or the message of the picture.

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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 03 Creating Prints and Books

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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 20s
  2. 41m 46s
    1. Making basic adjustments in the Develop module
      3m 43s
    2. Creating better prints by soft proofing
      6m 32s
    3. Choosing a rendering intent
      8m 49s
    4. Correcting a soft proof copy
      4m 57s
    5. Painting away soft proof gamut problems
      6m 52s
    6. Soft proofing to add visual snap
      5m 48s
    7. Fine-tuning soft proof color
      5m 5s
  3. 17m 32s
    1. Making print collections
      3m 33s
    2. Using print templates
      5m 35s
    3. Creating a contact sheet
      4m 21s
    4. Creating your own custom templates
      4m 3s
  4. 24m 31s
    1. Customizing the layout of a single image
      4m 24s
    2. Exploring page options for a single image
      6m 59s
    3. Using the Picture Package layout style
      7m 42s
    4. Using custom layout styles
      5m 26s
  5. 25m 48s
    1. Exploring different types of printers and papers
      3m 44s
    2. Configuring page setup and print settings
      3m 10s
    3. Exploring desktop print job settings
      5m 17s
    4. Setting up to print JPEG images
      2m 47s
    5. Looking at brightness and contrast in print samples
      5m 25s
    6. Reviewing prints
      5m 25s
  6. 5m 19s
    1. Why build a book and why use Lightroom?
      1m 36s
    2. Reviewing samples of both printed and digital books
      3m 43s
  7. 21m 0s
    1. Creating collections for a book project
      6m 39s
    2. Choosing book settings and preferences
      4m 3s
    3. Exploring the Auto Layout option and tips for viewing pages and spreads
      5m 9s
    4. Editing Auto Layout presets
      5m 9s
  8. 35m 40s
    1. Customizing the page layout
      5m 50s
    2. Using guides and cell controls
      6m 0s
    3. Modifying individual images and page sequence
      5m 25s
    4. Swapping image position
      1m 46s
    5. Changing page spread sequence
      2m 6s
    6. Changing the zoom rate for multiple images
      2m 9s
    7. Changing the background
      6m 11s
    8. Reviewing the layout
      3m 38s
    9. Saving a book layout
      2m 35s
  9. 8m 42s
    1. Using the Print module to design a layout
      4m 33s
    2. Including a custom layout in a project
      4m 9s
  10. 5m 56s
    1. Making specific adjustments
      3m 42s
    2. Applying global adjustments to multiple photographs
      2m 14s
  11. 14m 59s
    1. Adding captions
      4m 4s
    2. Customizing type, part 1
      5m 40s
    3. Customizing type, part 2
      3m 5s
    4. Creating and using type presets
      2m 10s
  12. 22m 0s
    1. Changing the layout
      3m 56s
    2. A creative approach to selecting a book title
      5m 46s
    3. Adding a text field to a cover
      6m 55s
    4. Selecting an alternate cover layout
      5m 23s
  13. 30m 36s
    1. Selecting the keepers
      7m 27s
    2. A conceptual approach to setting image sequence
      11m 57s
    3. Reviewing the layout
      4m 55s
    4. Duplicating the book design
      6m 17s
  14. 6m 42s
    1. Exporting to PDF
      3m 7s
    2. Exporting to Blurb and evaluating the book online
      3m 35s
  15. 35s
    1. Goodbye
      35s

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