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New presets in the Develop, Web, and Print modules

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Video: New presets in the Develop, Web, and Print modules

Here I want to briefly point out some of the areas where we will discover some new presets and templates inside of Lightroom 3. In particular we're going to take a look at where we'll find these in the Library, Develop, Print, and Web modules. Well, let's start off in the Library module. If you open up the Quick Develop panel, you'll notice that you have an area where you can apply a saved preset. Well, if you click on this pulldown menu, what you'll discover to your surprise is there are a huge range of options here.

New presets in the Develop, Web, and Print modules

Here I want to briefly point out some of the areas where we will discover some new presets and templates inside of Lightroom 3. In particular we're going to take a look at where we'll find these in the Library, Develop, Print, and Web modules. Well, let's start off in the Library module. If you open up the Quick Develop panel, you'll notice that you have an area where you can apply a saved preset. Well, if you click on this pulldown menu, what you'll discover to your surprise is there are a huge range of options here.

Now in order to apply one of these, simply select the preset that you want to use and click on it. It will then apply that to that particular photograph. You can also find these presets by going to the Develop module. In the Develop module it's kind of interesting, because what you can do is you can open up the Navigator panel and with the Navigator panel opened, you can scroll through your presets and then hover over the different presets in order to gain a preview of what this might look like up here. In this case, let's say we want to try the black-and-white filter with the blue filter, and it gives us a completely different and distinct look.

Now in order to really highlight or illustrate what's changed here compared to Lightroom 2, what I'm going to do is close the Navigator panel for a moment and I'll scroll up to the top here and you can see we have this huge list. Comparatively, if I open up Lightroom 2, we'll see in the Develop module we have a handful of presets and now we have this many plus more. So then back to Lightroom 3, we can scroll through all of these presets and you can see there is a huge range of options there.

What about the Print module? Well, in the Print module, we'll discover that we have a number of different templates. Before we had a handful. Here we have many more. In order to use one of these templates, we can simply click on the option, like Custom Overlap x3 with a Border. Here we can click on that option and get a preview of what this will look like. Next we can simply drag and drop photographs into this and I'll just bring in some images here just to give you an idea of how we might use one of these templates.

We have a number of different options compared to Lightroom 2. So let's go ahead and open up Lightroom 2 and what I'll do here is simply navigate over to the Print module. Here are the number of templates we had in Lightroom 2 and now we have that many plus a number of others as well. All right, back to Lightroom 3. Well, if we make our way to the Web module what we'll discover is that once again we have a huge range of options here. You can scroll through those options.

In order to select one, all that you need to do is to simply click on that option. It will then update the preview here in the middle area of Lightroom. Now how do these options compare to what we had before? Well, let's scroll back to the top so we can see the list and once again let's open up Lightroom 2. Well, here in Lightroom 2 when I go to the Web gallery, you can see once again that we had a handful of templates. Now in Lightroom 3, we have all of those plus a number of others. So as you can see here, we have a number of different presets and templates that we can take advantage of in order to speed up our overall workflow so that we can be more creative and more functional.

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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
      48s
  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 48s
    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
      29s

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