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This course enables you to harness the diverse features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom literally at the touch of a button. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient, including ways to navigate the interface, minimizing, maximizing, and zooming panels and images as you go, as well as methods for importing images. Chris also demonstrates shortcuts for organizing images with labels, stars, flags, and collections; editing image metadata; working with video; and making a wide range of image adjustments. The course provides photo editors with a whole new way to extend their reach in Lightroom: by bringing their toolset closer to the workbench.
Here I want to share with you some valuable shortcuts when it comes to selecting and deselecting your photographs. Currently, you can see we're working with this Jared folder inside of our Library module, and I have one image selected; this one here. Well, to select all of the images inside of this folder, we can press Command on the Mac, Control on Windows, and the A key; think of Command or Control, A being for All. All right. Well now that we have all of the images selected, let's say that we want to deselect all of these photographs; we don't want any of them selected.
To do that, press Command+D or Control+D. Next, to choose an image, we can go ahead and click on it here in the filmstrip. Then, if we want to select specific images, you can press the Command key on the Mac, or Control key on Windows, and you can go ahead and click on images in order to add them to the selection. To deselect these, just go ahead and click on them while holding down the Command or Control key. Or if you want to reselect them, press Command on the Mac, Control on Windows, and go ahead and just click on those images.
Well, let's say that you've made a selection of photographs, but then you've decided that you want to deselect these pictures, but you only want to deselect the ones which you added to the selection, so that you only have the active photo selected. Well there is a shortcut for that. That would be the first photo that we clicked on to Select. So if we only want that one selected, what we'll do is we'll press Command+Shift+D on the Mac, or Control+Shift+D on Windows. Do you remember that Command+ D or Control+D was Deselect All? Well, Shift+Command+D or Shift+Control+D, is deselect all except for the active image. All right! Well, let's say that we want to deselect the active photograph; how can we do that? Well, you can do that by pressing the Forward Slash key; that's the key which leans to the right. So here, when we press that, we now have no photo selected.
Next let's go ahead and take a look at a shortcut of how we can add pictures to a selection. One way to do that is to click on an image, and then to use some shortcut keys on our keyboard. If we want to add a photograph to the selection, what you can do is press the Shift key, and then use your arrow Keys. Here I'll press the right arrow key; you can see how I'm adding these images to the right. Or you can press the left arrow key to remove those from the selection. Keep pressing this, and you can see how we can add these images on the left-hand side.
Once again, once we're ready to deselect, say, all of these except for the active photo, just to reiterate this shortcut, we press Shift+Command+D on the Mac, or Shift+Control+D on Windows. Now, so far we've looked at a lot of really helpful shortcuts for selecting and deselecting, and you may be thinking to yourself, well, why will we want to select pictures? Well, you may need to select pictures so that you can export those, or upload them to an online Web gallery, or send them to a client, and knowing how to effectively select or deselect your images can really increase your overall effectiveness when it comes to completing other tasks with your photographs.
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