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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 take a look at two more techniques that we can use in order to quickly and effectively add keywords to our photographs. We will be looking at how we can create and use keyword shortcuts, and also how we can enable keyword painting. Let's start off by setting a keyword shortcut. To do that on a Mac, press Shift+ Option+Command+K, on Windows press, Shift+Alt+Control+K, and the keyword shortcut that I'm going to type out is lynda.com. After you've typed out your keyword shortcut, simply click Set.
Now, at this point, nothing has happened. All that we've done is set a keyword, and associated that with our general or generic keyword shortcut. In order to take advantage of that, now what we do is press Shift+K key. In doing that, you can see it added that keyword to this photograph. To click on another photograph, we can press Shift+K, and here you can see it's added that keyword as well. In other words, what you may want to do is set a keyword shortcut for those keywords that you want to use really frequently, so you can take advantage of that shortcut, and being able to add those photographs by simply using that Shift+K shortcut.
All right, well let's also take a look at how we can enable keyword painting. In order to do that, we need to press a keyboard shortcut combination. On a Mac, press Command+Option+K; on Windows, press Control+Alt+K. This will take us to the Grid View inside of the Library module. Here, you can see that we can paint keywords; it remembered the last keyword that we used. If I want to add this to another photograph, well we can just hover over that image, and then click on it to assign or to add that keyword to that picture.
When we're ready to exit out of this keyword painting, what you can do is press that same shortcut. On a Mac, press Command+Option+K; on Windows, press Control+Alt+K in order to exit out of keyword painting.
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