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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.
In the previous movie, we looked at how we could use virtual copies in order to creatively process our photographs. Well here in this movie, I want to take a look at how we can use snapshots to do something kind of similar. In the Develop module, I have this photograph, and what I want to do is process this image in a creative way. So I'm going to start out by going to the Split Toning panel. Here, I'll just click on the Split Toning panel name, and I'm going to increase the yellows in the Highlights, bring in a little bit of that color there, and then I'll bring in some blues into the Shadows as well.
Now, I want to remember this stage of my workflow, so I want to create a new Snapshot. To do that, press Command+N on a Mac, or Control+N on Windows. Now, the Snapshot name, by default, is the date and the time. I'm going to go ahead and change that. I'm just going to call this v1, for version one, and then click Create. Next, I want to add some more adjustments here. So I'm going to go to my Lens Corrections panel, and here I'm going to go ahead and add a little bit of vignetting to darken those corners up. Next I'll go to the Basic panel, and in the Basic panel, I'm going to change the overall color of the image, increase the Contrast, increase some Clarity, and decrease my Saturation; again, just processing the image in a creative way.
Then press Command+N on a Mac, or Control+N on Windows, and let's name the Snapshot v2, and then click Enter or Return in order to create that Snapshot. Well, once I've done that, I've decided that I want to go back to my Split Toning controls in order to make some further adjustments. Here in Split Toning, I'm going to increase the color Saturation for those yellows. I want to bring the yellows up a little bit. Next, after having done that, I also want to modify my Shadows a little bit as well, so here I'm just going to modify those Shadows too, and then finally, I want to create another Snapshot.
Press Command+N or Control+N to do that, and we'll name this Snapshot v3. In doing that, you can see that we now have these three Snapshots of our picture. What's great about this is we can click into these Snapshots, and in doing that, it will show us our image with the settings which we've applied at that stage of our workflow. Click into v2, you can see how we changed that photograph here, and then we can click into v3 in order to see how we modified the photograph in this way. And by using Snapshots, what you're doing, in a sense, is saving the history of the way that you've processed the file.
This can be really helpful, because sometimes you may arrive at a point, say like this, where you think, this is perfect! This is everything, but I want to try an idea out. You can try the idea out, save that as a Snapshot, and then if you don't like it, well, you can always go back to that previous version, or the previous way that you processed the image. Furthermore, once you've clicked on the Snapshot, you can go ahead and modify this. Here I could increase the Clarity a little bit more, or perhaps change the overall color temperature, or modify the Saturation Slider.
In doing that, you can see how we have a lot of flexibility as we work with Snapshots, and so you want to know that shortcut to create snapshots. To reiterate that one, it's Command+N on a Mac, or Control+N on Windows. And last, but not least, I need to highlight that when you press Command+N or Control+N in the Develop module, it creates a new Snapshot. When you press Command+N or Control+N in the Library module, it creates a new Collection. So just be sure not to get confused about that.
It's the same shortcut, yet when you're in the two different modules, it allows you to do two different things.
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