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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 processed this photograph here of my daughter Sophie, and in this movie, I want to share with you a few shortcuts that you can use in order to view the before and after perspective of your photographs. The first shortcut that I want to highlight is, in my opinion, the best shortcut. It's the backslash key. This is the key which leans to the left, and it's easy to remember the shortcut key, because you think, go back in time. How was this image before I processed it? What did it look like? Well here, if we press the backslash key, you can see it's now the before. Press that key again, and then now you can see the after.
Another great shortcut key you can use to see the before and after is the Y key. This one also is easy to remember, because you can ask yourself, why did I make these adjustments? So go ahead and press the Y key, and you can see this split view, where we have that before, and then the after. Now, we can modify the split screen a couple of different ways. You can either press Option on a Mac, or Alt on Windows, and then the Y key, and you can see how it's alternating between these different views. Press that again, and it will remove that perspective. Or we can press the Shift+Y key, and we can see a side by side perspective of that before, and then after.
Press Shift+Y again, and then it will toggle through those different views, as you can see here. So when we press the Y key, it gives us this insight to see this side by side perspective of the before and after. All right. Well let's reiterate those shortcuts. For starters, we have the backslash key. That shows us the whole image before; press it again, then after. Then we have the Y key, which shows us this before and after. Then we can press Shift+Y, and continue to press Shift+Y to toggle through these different before and after views. Or, if we want an alternate before and after view, press Option on a Mac, Alt on Windows, and then press the Y key, and you can see this split top to bottom before and after view.
Press that shortcut key again in order to remove that before and after View.
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