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There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
Let's take a look at synchronizing the settings or sharing these settings across different images. We've adjusted this one image and we're quite happy of those adjustments, and now I've got some other photos that have some very similar poses to them. And what we want to do is instead of having to adjust everything on those images all over again, we want to just copy those settings over. Well, one of the things you can do, if you've just finished adjusting an image and then you grab the next one, you'll notice inside of Develop panel, there is an option here that says Previous.
If I click this, it applies all the previous adjustments to an image that have just been applied on the one we just looked at. So if I choose this image here, let's grab the one next to it and we click Previous, then all those settings are going to be added to that from this image here. And we could do the same here: we could choose this one. It takes a second for it to catch up, choose Previous any of those adjustings go through on it. Now another way we can do this is we can go to the Library panel and we'll just go back to Grid view.
And we can just select them from here, or we can select them from the top here. And some of the things we can do here is let's open up our side panel, so hit the Tab key. What I can do is I can grab one of these good images, say for example this one here where we're happy with the settings, and I'm going to grab the rest of the images from this shoot. I'm just holding down the Shift key. And now I can hit the--actually we'll turn off this one first because we don't want to affect the PSD.
All right, now what we can do is we want to apply this setting to all these other images. Because this is an active image, this is one of the settings we're going to come from. So we can choose Sync Settings, and then we can choose all the settings we want to do here. We can choose White Balance, Basic Tone, Tone Curve, Clarity, Sharpening, Noise Reduction. We can do a color treatment. So basically, if you want, we can just choose Check All, and we can just apply all the settings expects for maybe the Crop and the Spot Removal.
And then we can click Synchronize, and there we go. Those settings go through to all these images. Well, there is another way we can do it. Let's grab one of these images here and there's another couple from the similar set. Let's just grab those and what we want to do is we want to choose the Sync Settings again. But this time we don't want to have to fill out the options. If we just hold down the Option key as we click that, it applies it without us having to go into the panel and choose which options we want to apply and which ones we don't.
Now, a third way we can do this is we go back to our good old Painter tool here. We're going to go into here and then we're going to choose Settings. So now that we chose settings we can just simply paint those onto these images. Although there is a little problem here. Notice that when we do this we're getting a Cold Tone Creative. So let me just close out the side panel and explain what's happening and how to get around it.
What's happening when we go to do this we grab this tool here, our Paint tool, and when we choose Settings, notice here we've got all these different options here. The only options here that we can do though, are the ones that have been saved as presets. So how do we get around that? Well quite easy. All we do is we grab one of these images that we adjusted. I'm going to open up my side panel again, go back to the Develop Settings.
Let's open up that side panel, F7, and this time we're going to create a new preset. We're going to call it photoshootwarm, because it was a little bit of a warm setting, and we're going to click Create. So now we've got the preset photoshootwarm. So now what we can do is we can go back to one of these images and we can just apply the preset, and there we go. We get those settings again. Or we can go back.
Let's go back to our Library, and if we grab out tool now, we choose Settings, and now we've got photoshooptwarm and now we can just click that on any of our images to apply those settings. And there's two more, so we can just drag it across there. Notice that fixes them, and there is another one. And here's some more images. We just drag that across. And now we've processed all these different images before adjustments and we only had to make the adjustments one time.
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