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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 briefly talk about how we can rotate or flip our images horizontally or vertically. You know, sometimes what will happen is you have a photograph which will come into Lightroom and you'll need to rotate it. To do that, you can press Command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows, and then use the bracket keys. If you press the right bracket key, you can rotate your image to the right; press Command+Left Bracket or Ctrl+Left Bracket key and you can rotate your image to the left. And here you can see I'm just rotating the image by pressing Command+Left Bracket key.
What about being able to flip the image? Let's say that we want to have the exact opposite of this, so that we can flip the image horizontally. Well, to do that, we need to right-click or Ctrl+Click on the photograph. Then we can go to the Transform options here, and we can use either Rotate Left or Right, which we just talked about, or we can flip this. There isn't a shortcut key command for flip horizontal or vertical, so you have to go to this menu, whereas with rotation, we could use Command or Ctrl, Right Bracket or Left Bracket.
So let's go ahead and select Flip Horizontal, and you can see how we now have a mirrored version of this photograph. Right-click or Ctrl+Click again and then choose Transform and you can use Flip Vertical as well in order to change the orientation vertically. Well, that didn't really work for me, so I want to undo that. To undo anything in Lightroom, you can press Command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows and then Z key. That will step back through your history, so you can undo the different adjustments that you've made.
Now by flipping this image, it now has this new orientation. If ever you want to take this back to the normal way that we had the photograph, we can then right-click or Ctrl+Click and choose Transform, and then just choose Flip Horizontal, to bring this back to the way that it was originally.
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