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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.
When you're designing a custom book project, it's helpful to be able to turn on and off the visibility of different guides, and there's a panel which is dedicated to the Guides. We can open or close this panel by way of a shortcut which we've learned previously, and that is to press Command on a Mac, or Control on Windows, and then press a number. So let's go ahead and press Command+4 or Contfrol+4 to open up our Guides panel. Here, you can see that we can toggle the visibility of these guides on and off. Before we actually start to do that, let's go ahead and click into one of the layouts here, then press Command+R or Control+R to zoom in on that layout.
In this way, we'll be able to see the guides a little bit more clearly. Next, I'm going to click off of the page, just so that we can see this layout by itself. Well, the great thing about the Guides shortcut is that they all start with Shift+Command on a Mac, or Shift+Control on Windows. Then we'll be using different letters, and the letters that we'll be using are G, J, U, K, and H. Let me show you what I mean. Well, here if we want to toggle on or off the visibility of all of the guides, you can press Shift+Command+G or Shift+ Control+G. In doing that, you can see that it would either show or hide all of those guides.
Then if we want to toggle on or off just one of the guides, we can use some other shortcuts as well. Well, let's turn on the visibility of all of the guides. Press Shift+Command+G on a Mac, or Shift+Control+G on Windows. Next, to work with Page Bleed, what we can do is press Shift+Command+J on a Mac, or Shift+Control+J on Windows, and you can see how you can toggle that on or off. To work with that Text Safe Area, press Shift+Command+U, or Shift+Control+U. Next, to work with the Photo Cells there, press Shift+Command+K or Shift+Control+K. And then finally, to show or hide the Filler Text guide, we can press Shift+Command+H or Shift+Control+H. So as you can see, it's pretty easy to remember those shortcuts, because they're pretty similar.
It just revolves around memorizing those different letters. So what I recommend you do is write those down, so that you can use those, because as I mentioned, it's really helpful to be able to toggle those on and off when you're designing a custom book, and if you only memorize one shortcut, I recommend that you memorize Shift+Command+G on a Mac, or Shift+Control+G on Windows, which allows you to toggle on and off the visibility of all of the guides. So here it is one more time: Shift+Command+G on a Mac; Shift+Control+G on Windows.
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