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Looking up keyboard shortcuts

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Here I want to talk about how we can look up shortcuts in the various modules, and also how we can take advantage of Adobe Help in order to get even better with working with shortcuts. All right. Well here we are in the Library module. Now, you may recall that we talked a bit about the shortcuts that we can use in the Library module to navigate between the Grid and the Loupe View mode, but let's say that you've forgotten those shortcuts; how can you look them up? Well, in each and every of the modules, what you can do is press a shortcut key in order to open up a view of the most essential or important shortcuts for that module.

Looking up keyboard shortcuts

Here I want to talk about how we can look up shortcuts in the various modules, and also how we can take advantage of Adobe Help in order to get even better with working with shortcuts. All right. Well here we are in the Library module. Now, you may recall that we talked a bit about the shortcuts that we can use in the Library module to navigate between the Grid and the Loupe View mode, but let's say that you've forgotten those shortcuts; how can you look them up? Well, in each and every of the modules, what you can do is press a shortcut key in order to open up a view of the most essential or important shortcuts for that module.

To do that, press Command on a Mac, Control on Windows, and then the forward slash key. The forward slash key is the one which leans to the right. And here you can see we can look up our shortcuts for working with the Grid or the Loupe View. That's either the G or the E key. In order to hide this view of all of these shortcuts, just click on them, and it will take you back to the regular view here in Lightroom. If we navigate to a different module, say, like the Develop module, we can also use that shortcut. Press Command on a Mac, Control on Windows, then the forward slash key, and again, this will open up our Develop module shortcuts.

Now, one thing that I should point out here is that all of the shortcuts that we'll be using in the Develop module aren't here. Rather, the most essential or more important shortcuts are listed in this location. Well let's go ahead and close the Develop module shortcuts by clicking on this area. Next what I want to do is take a look at how we can look up the shortcut for opening up that view of the shortcuts. So let's say we've forgotten how we can actually view that. We've forgotten Command or Control+forward slash. Well, you can find that by going to the Help menu.

Here in the Help menu, it will show you that you can view the Develop module shortcuts, or whatever module you're in, by pressing these two keys together: that's either Command or Control+forward slash. And while we're here, I want to highlight something else. There's a really helpful feature underneath the Help menu, which is Lightroom Help. You can either click on that, or press the F1 key. Now, that's a key that I recommend you write down, because it's incredibly helpful to go to this Lightroom Help area, especially when it comes to working with shortcuts.

Here what I'm going to do is go ahead and click on that in order to open up Lightroom Help. Now I've opened up the online Adobe Help for Lightroom, and here at the base of this list, you can click on this menu item here, Keyboard Shortcuts, in order to view some really essential and helpful keyboard shortcuts. If we scroll down a little bit, you can see there are keyboard shortcuts for working with panels. We've talked about a lot of these already. Next we can scroll down to see some keyboard shortcuts for navigating the panels, or changing view or screen modes.

Again, there are a ton of really helpful shortcuts here. These will be a valuable resource for you as you seek to get better to working with shortcuts. One of the things that I find, though, that happens when you have a list of shortcuts like this -- and let me show you the list -- is that this list can become overwhelming. There are so many shortcuts to memorize, it can seem impossible. Well, what I like to do is to use this list as a reference. You can always print this out, and have this sitting next to your computer, and just highlight a few shortcuts that you're working on; that you're seeking to try to memorize.

Another thing that you can do is simply go to this Help area, so that you can then remember or relearn a few shortcuts, because in my own experience, I find that it's better to learn the shortcuts in Lightroom, actually doing something, and then to have something to refer back to in order to freshen up my memory of those various shortcuts. Last, but not least, I should point out that in this area, you won't find all of the shortcuts. In this training course, we'll cover some shortcuts which aren't listed here. Yet, that being said, I hope that the techniques that we've talked about here in this movie will help you as you seek to look up these shortcuts, so that you can integrate more of them into your overall workflow.

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Lightroom Power Shortcuts

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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Tips for getting the most out of this course
      55s
  2. 24m 51s
    1. Using advanced shortcuts for the Full Screen and Lights Out modes
      3m 0s
    2. Minimizing different areas of the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring background and panel shortcuts
      3m 34s
    4. Advanced panel navigation
      2m 58s
    5. Choosing the different modules
      4m 9s
    6. Accessing contextual menus in each module
      2m 25s
    7. Adjusting preferences and catalog settings
      1m 11s
    8. Looking up keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 10m 10s
    1. Working with the interface
      3m 47s
    2. Importing images and videos
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding tethered capture
      2m 36s
  4. 20m 22s
    1. Zooming in on images
      4m 0s
    2. Exploring the Survey and Compare views
      4m 53s
    3. Rotating the image
      1m 52s
    4. Exploring view options
      3m 47s
    5. Creating a layout overlay
      2m 38s
    6. Finding and selecting images
      3m 12s
  5. 34m 25s
    1. Renaming and relocating images
      4m 55s
    2. Adding labels, stars, or flags
      4m 58s
    3. Deleting images quickly with flags
      1m 59s
    4. Changing labels, stars, or flags
      3m 17s
    5. Filtering based on labels, stars, or flags
      2m 3s
    6. Finding images quickly
      1m 45s
    7. Working with stacks
      3m 22s
    8. Working with collections and target collections
      3m 5s
    9. Using and showing Quick Collections
      2m 46s
    10. Creating, using, renaming, and moving folders
      2m 59s
    11. Removing and deleting with shortcuts
      3m 16s
  6. 7m 17s
    1. Adding and editing keywords quickly
      3m 7s
    2. Using keyword shortcuts and enabling keyword painting
      2m 0s
    3. Using keyword lists and saving metadata
      2m 10s
  7. 5m 21s
    1. Working with a second monitor
      2m 37s
    2. Exploring advanced dual-monitor shortcuts
      2m 44s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Exporting a photograph
      3m 39s
    2. Editing in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Emailing a photograph
      1m 8s
  9. 4m 30s
    1. Viewing video
      1m 47s
    2. Setting in and out points
      1m 52s
    3. Exporting video
      51s
  10. 28m 53s
    1. Correcting tone and white balance automatically
      1m 40s
    2. Correcting white balance
      1m 29s
    3. Making adjustments in the Basic panel
      4m 9s
    4. Navigating between basic panels
      2m 46s
    5. Resetting the image to its default settings
      2m 27s
    6. Understanding how to show and correct clipping
      5m 1s
    7. Synchronizing and copying settings
      6m 34s
    8. Viewing before and after
      2m 6s
    9. Quickly converting to black and white
      1m 37s
    10. Showing information overlays
      1m 4s
  11. 28m 16s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      5m 39s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      3m 40s
    3. Using Snapshots to save settings
      3m 36s
    4. Creating custom presets
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 37s
    6. Creating strong black-and-white conversions
      1m 54s
    7. Making better split-toning adjustments
      1m 27s
    8. Sharpening and improving the details in your photos
      2m 43s
    9. Soft proofing shortcuts
      3m 16s
  12. 18m 10s
    1. Exploring tool strip shortcuts
      54s
    2. Cropping and resetting a crop
      2m 10s
    3. Changing the crop overlay
      2m 35s
    4. Switching the crop orientation
      1m 28s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      2m 24s
    6. Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
      6m 14s
    7. Using the Graduated Filter
      2m 25s
  13. 6m 18s
    1. Zooming in on the map and changing the map style
      1m 31s
    2. Finding a location and adding images
      3m 53s
    3. Adding GPS information and moving markers
      54s
  14. 9m 23s
    1. Viewing the book project
      1m 51s
    2. Toggling the visibility of guides
      2m 31s
    3. Working with type
      3m 23s
    4. Making selections
      1m 38s
  15. 8m 20s
    1. Playing an impromptu slideshow
      1m 52s
    2. Playing and viewing a slideshow
      1m 42s
    3. Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow
      2m 55s
    4. Exporting as PDF, JPEG, and video
      1m 51s
  16. 7m 28s
    1. Choosing the Print module and changing the page settings
      1m 21s
    2. Customizing the layout and viewing the guides
      2m 35s
    3. Modifying the print settings
      1m 51s
    4. Creating a custom template and saving the print
      1m 41s
  17. 3m 40s
    1. Exporting and reloading
      1m 30s
    2. Previewing in a browser and saving your web gallery
      2m 10s
  18. 43s
    1. Goodbye
      43s

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