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Making print collections

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 05 Creating Prints and Books

Video: Making print collections

You can use collections in order to group or organize your pictures. And the beauty of collections is that you can group images together from different folders. In other words, collections are not contingent or dependent upon file or folder location. You can have an image or multiple images and collections, and these images can live on different hard drives or in different folders. And we've talked at length about collections when we talked about the library module, in another one of the trainee courses, yet here I want to focus in on print collections. .

Making print collections

You can use collections in order to group or organize your pictures. And the beauty of collections is that you can group images together from different folders. In other words, collections are not contingent or dependent upon file or folder location. You can have an image or multiple images and collections, and these images can live on different hard drives or in different folders. And we've talked at length about collections when we talked about the library module, in another one of the trainee courses, yet here I want to focus in on print collections. .

Why would you want to create a print collection? What you need to do first is you need to select an image and then navigate to the print module. Well, here in the print module, we have this image and I want to add this to a collection. You may want to create a print collection to kind of ear mark or set aside those pictures that you want to create prints of. In this case I'll go ahead and click on the Plus icon and select Create Print. This will create a print collection. I'm going to name this one Print, just to keep things simple, and I want to include only this photo, only the photo I have selected.

Here I'll click Create. I now have a print collection with one image in it. The great thing about working with collections which are specific to modules like collections for print, slideshow, for web, etc., is that they'll have different icons. The Print icon is a little printer there. So, when I go back to the library module, I'll be able to know that his collection, well this one was a set of images that I earmarked for the print module. I can add more pictures to this collection, say go to the photos folder, and here I could scroll down and choose another picture like this one here. Simply click and drag it to the collection.

Now it's part of that set, or that group, or collection. Another way we can work with collections, just to highlight, is we can have images from multiple folders. For example, I have some pictures here in this folder, Mason Family, and also some pictures in this folder, Narrative Photography. I want both of these folders to become one print collection. How do we do that? Well you can target one folder by clicking on it, then hold down Cmd on Mac, Ctrl on Windows, and click on the other folder.

So now I have all of these images visible in the film strip down below. Next step, head over to the print module, in the print module you're going to create a new collection, click on your plus icon, click on Create Print, and this time I'm going to name this one Mason because these photographs are all of different family members of the Mason family. In this case I want to turn this option off, I want to include every photo, every photo that I have in my film strip And I'll click on Create. Now here you can see I have a print collection which has all of these pictures in it.

And again the beauty of this is that I'm able to kind of group or earmark these pictures for printing. Let's go back to the Library Module to see one more thing we can do with print collections. Alright, click on the Library button up there. You may have noticed that when you hover over these collections, if they were created in a specific module like the print module, there'll be an era which will show up next to that collection on that collection line there. If you click on that era what it will do is it will take you to that collection and to that module. This is a really quick way to navigate to this module and to do the work that you want to do here.

In this case, the work of printing.

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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 05 Creating Prints and Books

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Chris Orwig
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  1. 2m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 43s
    2. Using the exercise files
      42s
  2. 41m 46s
    1. Making basic adjustments in the Develop module
      3m 43s
    2. Creating better prints by soft proofing
      6m 32s
    3. Choosing a rendering intent
      8m 49s
    4. Correcting a soft-proof copy
      4m 57s
    5. Painting away soft-proof gamut problems
      6m 52s
    6. Soft proofing to add visual snap
      5m 48s
    7. Fine-tuning soft-proof color
      5m 5s
  3. 17m 32s
    1. Making print collections
      3m 33s
    2. Using print templates
      5m 35s
    3. Creating a contact sheet
      4m 21s
    4. Creating your own custom templates
      4m 3s
  4. 24m 31s
    1. Customizing the layout of a single image
      4m 24s
    2. Exploring page options for a single image
      6m 59s
    3. Using the Picture Package layout style
      7m 42s
    4. Using custom layout styles
      5m 26s
  5. 25m 48s
    1. Exploring different types of printers and papers
      3m 44s
    2. Configuring page setup and print settings
      3m 10s
    3. Exploring desktop print job settings
      5m 17s
    4. Setting up to print JPEG images
      2m 47s
    5. Looking at brightness and contrast in print samples
      5m 25s
    6. Reviewing prints
      5m 25s
  6. 5m 19s
    1. Why build a book and why use Lightroom?
      1m 36s
    2. Reviewing samples of both printed and digital books
      3m 43s
  7. 29m 26s
    1. Creating collections for your book project
      7m 11s
    2. Choosing book settings and preferences
      4m 23s
    3. Using Auto Layout and viewing tips
      3m 3s
    4. Editing Auto Layout presets
      4m 38s
    5. Customizing the page layout
      5m 8s
    6. Saving favorite page layouts
      1m 46s
    7. Adding page numbers
      3m 17s
  8. 30m 33s
    1. Viewing the guides
      4m 25s
    2. Changing the image size with the cell controls
      2m 51s
    3. Saving custom page layouts
      1m 50s
    4. Changing individual images and the page sequence
      3m 34s
    5. Swapping image position
      1m 35s
    6. Changing the page spread sequence
      54s
    7. Changing image zoom on multiple images
      2m 41s
    8. Changing the background
      6m 15s
    9. Reviewing the layout
      3m 38s
    10. Saving your book layout
      2m 50s
  9. 8m 58s
    1. Using the Print module to design a layout
      4m 20s
    2. Including the custom layout in your project
      4m 38s
  10. 7m 57s
    1. Making specific adjustments
      3m 50s
    2. Applying global adjustments to all your photographs
      4m 7s
  11. 19m 33s
    1. Adding captions
      5m 50s
    2. Customizing type: Part one
      8m 6s
    3. Customizing type: Part two
      3m 21s
    4. Using and creating type presets
      2m 16s
  12. 19m 42s
    1. Changing the layout
      4m 11s
    2. A creative approach to selecting a title for your book
      5m 59s
    3. Adding another text field to your cover
      5m 46s
    4. Selecting an alternate cover layout template
      3m 46s
  13. 13m 48s
    1. Selecting the keepers
      3m 37s
    2. Reviewing the layout
      5m 44s
    3. Duplicating the book design
      4m 27s
  14. 3m 57s
    1. Exporting to PDF
      52s
    2. Exporting and ordering books from Blurb
      3m 5s
  15. 26s
    1. Next steps
      26s

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