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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 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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