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Creating Prints and Books is part of author Chris Orwig's investigation of Lightroom 4, the image management and editing tool from Adobe, 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 and other print projects. 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.
For more training on Lightroom, watch Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module and Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Enhancing Photos with the Develop Module.
Let's continue to improve the way we work with type in the Book module. And here what I want to do is take a look at how we can modify our type even further. One of the things that you may have been thinking about is, gosh, the type is really, really small. Well if you look in the Preview panel you'll notice that you have a 4:1 view. You can then move this little window around, so that you can actually view and read the typography. One of the reasons why this Preview, or this view mode, was created here was so that we could get into details like this.
I'll go ahead and zoom out a little bit, because we don't really need to evaluate the type. I just wanted to highlight that. Well next what I want to do is talk about font. It goes without saying that we can highlight this text here and then go to this Font pulldown menu and make a new selection. When you're here, if you press a letter key like the C key, it will take you to that font or those fonts. Here, we can make a selection, say of Century Gothic. This one's a little bit more clean. Next, we can also choose if we want this to be italic or bold or bold italic or just plain regular.
Another thing that we can do in regards to our type is we can add columns. Here I'm going to change this to two columns. As I do that, you can see those columns there. Let's zoom in. I'll click on the 4:1 view in order to see these two columns side-by-side. You'll notice there's a gutter between the columns. You can increase the size of that gutter by using this slider here. This is really helpful when you have a lot of copy. In this case, it doesn't really make sense to have columns. So, I'll go ahead and remove those. All right, well, what about alignment? In order to view the alignment, I'll go back to my Fit in View.
Here you can see that we can center all of this, right-justify, left-justify or we can choose some specific options about justifying it. Here I can select the last line to be justified to the right, so it all fits inside of this text area, and you can see those options here by making those choices in this menu. Let's go back to just good old left-justify. We can also control the position of this type inside of this text area. We can align it to the top, middle or bottom. And another way that we can modify type, which is really fascinating, is to use the Targeted Adjustment tool.
You may have noticed this, it's right here. If we click in this text field, what we can do is activate this tool. But what you'll want to do is highlight your text and then click on the Targeted Adjustment tool. When you have that tool and you hover over your text, you notice the cursor changes. If I click and drag up, here you can see that what I'm doing is I'm changing the leading the space in between the lines. If I let go and then reposition this over again and click again and now drag left and right, you can see I'm using the Size slider.
So you have to let go of your button. So let go and then click and drag in order to make that change. But it's just a really nice way to quickly be able to modify your size and also the leading or the space between the lines, for the type that you have added to your Book module.
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