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Customizing the layout of a single image


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 05 Creating Prints and Books

with Chris Orwig

Video: Customizing the layout of a single image

Let's dig to Customizing the Print Layout Style, And let's start off by looking at a Single Image Layout Style. Here I've selected this image, jared_01. And I clicked on the very first Light Room Template (1) 4 x 6. Next, let's go over to our Layout Style panel. Here you can see we have different layout styles. You may have noticed that as we click on these layout styles, well, the panels below changed. Custom and picture package have the same set of panels, while single image, it has a few different options or panels here.
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  1. 2m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 43s
    2. Using the exercise files
      42s
  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. 29m 26s
    1. Creating collections for your book project
      7m 11s
    2. Choosing book settings and preferences
      4m 23s
    3. Using Auto Layout and viewing tips
      3m 3s
    4. Editing Auto Layout presets
      4m 38s
    5. Customizing the page layout
      5m 8s
    6. Saving favorite page layouts
      1m 46s
    7. Adding page numbers
      3m 17s
  8. 30m 33s
    1. Viewing the guides
      4m 25s
    2. Changing the image size with the cell controls
      2m 51s
    3. Saving custom page layouts
      1m 50s
    4. Changing individual images and the page sequence
      3m 34s
    5. Swapping image position
      1m 35s
    6. Changing the page spread sequence
      54s
    7. Changing image zoom on multiple images
      2m 41s
    8. Changing the background
      6m 15s
    9. Reviewing the layout
      3m 38s
    10. Saving your book layout
      2m 50s
  9. 8m 58s
    1. Using the Print module to design a layout
      4m 20s
    2. Including the custom layout in your project
      4m 38s
  10. 7m 57s
    1. Making specific adjustments
      3m 50s
    2. Applying global adjustments to all your photographs
      4m 7s
  11. 19m 33s
    1. Adding captions
      5m 50s
    2. Customizing type: Part one
      8m 6s
    3. Customizing type: Part two
      3m 21s
    4. Using and creating type presets
      2m 16s
  12. 19m 42s
    1. Changing the layout
      4m 11s
    2. A creative approach to selecting a title for your book
      5m 59s
    3. Adding another text field to your cover
      5m 46s
    4. Selecting an alternate cover layout template
      3m 46s
  13. 13m 48s
    1. Selecting the keepers
      3m 37s
    2. Reviewing the layout
      5m 44s
    3. Duplicating the book design
      4m 27s
  14. 3m 57s
    1. Exporting to PDF
      52s
    2. Exporting and ordering books from Blurb
      3m 5s
  15. 26s
    1. Next steps
      26s

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4h 11m Beginner Jul 24, 2013

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Creating Prints and Books is part of author Chris Orwig's investigation of Adobe Lightroom 5, and focuses on the Print and Books modules, which can be used to create high-quality prints and proofs and design custom layouts for books. Chris briefly reviews how to correct and paint away gamut issues and other problems in the Develop module and shows how to take advantage of templates and collections. The course also shows how to adjust print job settings for contact sheets, single image prints, and print packages, and the final chapters guide photographers through the step-by-step process of building and printing a book from Lightroom.

A bonus chapter introduces a quick condensed workflow for experienced designers who want to learn about changes to the process in Lightroom 5.

Topics include:
  • Creating better prints by soft proofing
  • Choosing a soft proof rendering input
  • Creating a custom template
  • Customizing the print layout style
  • Adjusting print to JPG settings
  • Reviewing prints
  • Creating collections for a book project
  • Using Auto Layout
  • Using guides and cell controls
  • Swapping image position in a book
  • Changing the book background
  • Working with typography
  • Adding captions
  • Designing a book cover
  • Exporting to PDF
  • Ordering a printed copy of your book from Blurb
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Customizing the layout of a single image

Let's dig to Customizing the Print Layout Style, And let's start off by looking at a Single Image Layout Style. Here I've selected this image, jared_01. And I clicked on the very first Light Room Template (1) 4 x 6. Next, let's go over to our Layout Style panel. Here you can see we have different layout styles. You may have noticed that as we click on these layout styles, well, the panels below changed. Custom and picture package have the same set of panels, while single image, it has a few different options or panels here.

Well, one of the first places you want to go is to Guides. Here we want to turn on these Guides. This shows us the Ruler, the Page Bleed, the Margins, the Gutters. Also, the image sell itself and the dimensions. If any of this information is distracting, while you can turn it off by simply clicking on these check boxes here. Or you can turn on the options, which you find to be most valuable or helpful. The great thing about all of this information, or all of this view, or all of these guides. Is it, it can kind of help us figure out how to position an image in the page.

It also can show us where to position our cursor to make changes. Hover over one of those guides, your cursor changes and you can click and drag up and down or left and right. Alright, well now that we've talked about our guides, let's go ahead and close that for a moment and open up image settings. Well, currently we have our image settings to Zoom to Fill. Turn that off on the image. We'll just fit inside of that window, it won't fill up the cell entirely. Click Zoom to Fill and it will fill it up completely.

Next, rotate to fit. This is fascinating. Let's say that I make this cell much more tall. What will happen eventually is the image will automatically rotate or flip. It will flip to fit inside of this space, so that it fits most effectively in that. And it will do that if we have rotate to fit turned on. All right. Well, what about Repeat One Photo per Page? Well, in order to see that, we need to go to a different template. Let's go down to one of our contact sheet templates. If we have that selected and then click on Repeat One Photo per Page, you can see it's going to repeat that photo and the photo will fill up all of the cells on that page. Okay, well now that we've seen that, let's go back to our basic template here, 4 x 6. Well, here what I want to do is I want to rotate the image so we'll click and drag up as we've seen before so that that fits inside of this little window area. Next, let's look at our layout options.

We'll go ahead and open up the Layout panel. And in the layout panel, the first option we have is ruler units. Here's our ruler up top. It's 8.5 x 11, telling us the size of our paper. We can change this to other dimensions, like centimeters, millimeters, et cetera. We also have the ability to change our margins and page grid, cell cize and cell spacing. Let's take a look at those. Well, margins, what they do, is they push in, they limit where the image can be displayed. As I increase my margin, I have less space for my image.

I'll exaggerate this so we can see that we've only left a little bit of space for the image here. Increase this while it just opens up the space for that image cell, and that's how those margins work. Page grid we've already about that. Here I can add more cells, and again we can have one or more here depending on the intent for the print. If we have more than one row or column, well then Cell Spacing Vertical or Horizontal shows up. And we can customize that as we've seen previously. All right, well, here I'm going to go back just to 1 because that's all I want on this page. Next, we have the Cell Size.

We can use these sliders to increase or decrease the cell size. This is the same thing that we did when we hovered over those guides. If you move the guide, you also will notice it will move this slider here. The last option in layout is to keep square. What that will do is as we make these changes, well both height and width, they'll move at the same time. If you want to make this change, let's say we make this bigger and the image isn't in the right spot, well click on it. Here we can move it and re-position that image so that it fits inside of that square.

Alright, well we have a little bit more to talk about in regards to the single image layout style. Let's continue to work with this image and this layout and let's do that in the next movie.

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