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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.
One of the nice things about Lightroom is that you can customize the interface. And you can customize it so much that you can actually change what appears right here. You can include something other than the logo. You can also change the size of the Module Picker buttons over here on the right. In order to do that, navigate to the Lightroom pulldown menu. On a PC, navigate to the Edit pulldown menu and choose Identity Plate Setup. Now the first thing that we want to do is use a styled text identity plate.
We can type out some text here and I go ahead and do all caps, CHRIS ORWIG PHOTOGRAPHY, all right, great. Well, how come I can't see anything? What you need to do is click on this button here, Enable Identity Plate. Let's say I think that's a little bit too far to the left. Click in front add a few spaces. Let's say the font is too small. Highlight it, choose a new size. We'll go ahead and crank that up. You can also customize the color. I'll highlight this word PHOTOGRAPHY and then click on the color swatch here, and I'm going to choose a new color, all right.
That looks pretty good, and then I'll close that. Okay, well so far so good. Let's say that I like this identity plate. Well, in order to see that all I need to do is click on the pulldown menu and choose Save As, and I'll just name this one CO for Chris Orwig, and then save that out. Now if I want to choose that I have the option here from the pulldown menu. So as you can imagine, you can get kind of creative with this, have some fun identity plates, some different options and experiment with your overall branding right inside of Lightroom.
Not to mention, this is really helpful when a client is viewing images and they're looking at the images inside of Lightroom. It just makes the overall experience that much better. Well one of the problems with this particular identity plate is it now makes these buttons seem really, really big. Well, that's no big deal. I can change their size by simply choosing a new font size here and I'll go ahead and make these a little bit smaller, and I can of course change the way that the highlight works. Currently the highlight is white. I want to change that.
Let's say I'd like it to be blue. I can now set it up so that the highlight is now blue. Okay, we can also choose the font as well. All right. Well now that you've made all of these changes, to apply these changes all that you need do is to simply click OK. Well, you may have noticed that there is one other option that I have neglected to mention and that is using a graphical identity plate. Now because that one is a little bit more involved, let's talk about doing that in the next movie.
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