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Filtering photos

Filtering photos provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part o… Show More

Lightroom 3 New Features

with Chris Orwig

Video: Filtering photos

Filtering photos provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 New Features
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  1. 14m 41s
    1. Welcome
      1m 26s
    2. Comparing Lightroom 2 with Lightroom 3
      12m 27s
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 20m 32s
    1. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 54s
    2. Importing photos and movies from a CF card
      6m 31s
    3. Adding and importing photos from a folder
      3m 51s
    4. Synchronizing and finding missing photos
      4m 16s
  3. 34m 46s
    1. Filtering photos
      4m 0s
    2. Working with collections
      5m 1s
    3. Modifying image and thumbnail overlays
      3m 17s
    4. Crop presets and overlays
      5m 43s
    5. Using Auto Sync
      5m 33s
    6. Working with movies
      7m 13s
    7. Using Smart Collections for video files
      2m 10s
    8. Focal length filtering and Smart Collections
      1m 49s
  4. 19m 10s
    1. Setting up Flickr publishing services
      3m 47s
    2. Uploading photos to Flickr
      3m 4s
    3. Publishing to a Flickr Photoset
      3m 56s
    4. Publishing to a folder
      5m 11s
    5. Publishing to a Smart Folder or Smart Photoset
      3m 12s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. How sharpening works in Lightroom 3
      4m 48s
    2. Introducing noise reduction
      4m 45s
    3. Applying sharpening and noise reduction
      8m 23s
    4. Adding a grain effect
      4m 31s
    5. Using the Collections panel
      5m 42s
    6. The Adjustment Brush
      5m 46s
    7. The Graduated filter
      2m 10s
    8. Adding a vignette
      5m 45s
    9. Improvements to the Crop tool
      1m 59s
    10. Quickly changing crop orientation
      1m 40s
    11. Understanding the Point Tone Curve
      3m 10s
    12. Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
      4m 2s
    13. Using the Lens Correction controls
      5m 46s
    14. Enhancing images with Lens Correction
      3m 6s
  6. 5m 16s
    1. Adding audio to a slideshow
      5m 16s
  7. 11m 13s
    1. Introducing the custom print package
      3m 42s
    2. Working with the custom print package
      7m 31s
  8. 8m 46s
    1. Introducing tethered shooting
      2m 12s
    2. Working with tethered shooting
      6m 34s
  9. 7m 41s
    1. Optimizing and backing up a catalog
      2m 49s
    2. Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs
      2m 13s
    3. Working with legacy Lightroom files
      2m 39s
  10. 27m 21s
    1. New presets in the Develop, Web, and Print modules
      3m 26s
    2. Importing and working with CMYK images
      5m 55s
    3. Bonus workflow tips
      4m 51s
    4. Adding watermarks in the Print, Slideshow, and Web modules
      1m 20s
    5. Making creative watermarks
      3m 20s
    6. IPTC Extension metadata
      1m 16s
    7. Exporting by file size and with watermarks
      1m 51s
    8. Exporting collections
      3m 22s
    9. Ejecting an external hard drive
      2m 0s
  11. 1m 44s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 15s
    2. What's next

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Filtering photos
Video Duration: 4m 0s 3h 32m Intermediate


Filtering photos provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 New Features

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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 New Features, photographer and author Chris Orwig explores the enhancements that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 brings to each phase of the photographic workflow—from importing and editing, to exporting and publishing. This course details Lightroom 3's new importing and asset-management features and its significant improvements in the Develop module, including enhanced sharpening and noise reduction. Chris also shows how Lightroom 3 broadens output options, and shares workflow tips and advice for upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with images processed in earlier Lightroom versions. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing and managing photos and video clips
  • Improving efficiency with enhanced collections
  • Applying sharpening and noise reduction
  • Mastering the enhanced adjustment brush, graduated filter, and vignette features
  • Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
  • Adding audio to slideshows
  • Creating custom print packages
  • Importing on-the-fly with tethered shooting
  • Publishing photos to Flickr
  • Publishing to a smart folder and smart photoset
  • Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with legacy images
  • Making and working with creative watermarks

Filtering photos

In this movie, I want to talk a little bit about filtering and sorting and rating and finding photographs. A lot of times after we import our photos into Lightroom, the next step is to begin to add star rating or labels or flags, so that we can begin to determine which images we actually want to work with. If I go ahead and double-click on one of these, you can see that these are some photos of my mom and dad at our home in Santa Barbara. What I am going to do is use the arrow keys to scroll through these images so I am using the right arrow key. Now, this isn't new to Lightroom 3 but eventually, it's going to get to something that's new.

First, I'll like to get a feel for the set of images and then I go back and I say, okay, I'll give this one a one-star rating. This one a one star. I'll like this one. Again, I am just adding a one- star rating by pressing the 1 key. I'll go ahead and do that on a few photos. Next, what I typically want to do is just see the photos that have a rating. Now, we can add stars by pressing 1-5. We can add labels by pressing 6-9, or we can flag our images by pressing P for Pick, U for Unpick, or X for reject.

Now, in this particular case, I am just using stars to keep it simple. Well, what I want to do is I want to begin to filter based on a particular setting or a particular rating. Well, I can do that by pressing a shortcut key. It's a great shortcut key to know. It's the Backslash key. When I press the Backslash key, it opens up my Library filtering. It also took this to the Grid View mode here and my Grid View mode is pretty minimal. I can't really see if I have any ratings. Down in my filmstrip, sure, I can see the stars, but up here I can't. So, if you ever need to change the views of your grid, press the J key.

The J key will toggle through the different views. In this case, I am just going to turn it on so I can see the ones with the one-star rating there. On to the filtering. In this particular case, I am going to go to Attribute. What I want to do is filter based on one star. Well, now that I've done that we can see all the images with the one-star rating. Well, I can turn this filtering on and off a couple of different ways. I can flip on this toggle switch, off or on. I can also change that toggle switch by way of shortcut. On a Mac, this is Command+L; on a PC, it's Ctrl+L. Think of L for Library Filters.

Well, next, I decide to go to this other folder, beach, and here we have some images of my family if I double-click one. I am going to give this one a one-star rating and this one a one-star rating as well. Then I am going to press the Backslash key and I am going to go to Attribute and say, "hey, just show me the images with the one-star rating." Well, then I decide it would be really nice to go to this mom and dad folder and see the photos with the one-star rating as well. But when I go there, by default, it turns my filtering off. Well, new to Lightroom 3, which is phenomenal, is the ability to lock our filtering.

So, if I lock the filtering down and navigate between two folders, check this out. So, if I go ahead and turn this on at one star, lock it, and then I go ahead and navigate to beach, what's going to happens is it's going to remember whatever attribute I had defined previously or for that matter whatever text or metadata I've defined, and it's going to apply that to the filtering criteria when I go to a new location. So, again, this lock feature is brand-new. Now, there's another thing that's new as well. This is a little hidden feature. It's small, but if you navigate to the Metadata field here, I'll go ahead and turn off Attribute for a second.

You'll notice that one of the fields that we have here in our pulldown menu is Flash State. This Flash State again is brand-new to Lightroom 3. It's really helpful especially when you are creating images where the flash is super important. Let's say you're at a wedding. It's dark. You can then sort your images based on Flash State and in this case, I wasn't using the flash at all. But I could say show me the images where the flash didn't fire. You know those photographs, right? Completely dark, completely useless. You can then delete all those images. Or show me the images that did fire.

I'll hope that that will help out in your rating, ranking, sorting and filtering of your photographs in Lightroom 3.

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