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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.
Another way that we can organize or group our photographs together in the Library module is by working with Stacks. Stacks allow us to combine similar images together. This can be helpful in a situation like this: here is this People folder, you can notice that I have a couple of photographs of one subject, a couple of another or, three of this subject, and so on, and so forth. And let's say that rather than viewing all of these similar images, I want to stack these together. Well, to stack two or more images together, hold down the Command key on a Mac, or Control Key on Windows, and then click on the images which you want to stack or group together.
Next, on a Mac press Command+G, on Windows press Control+G; that will then group those images together. To expand the stack, to see the photograph that is part of the stack, here we can click on this little icon to expand it. You can also expand or collapse a stack by way of a shortcut. If you press the S key -- think S for stack -- you can expand or collapse that stack, as I'm doing here. Next let's take a look at how we can do this with a few more photographs.
Here I'll click on this one, hold down Command or Control, click on another, then press Command+G to group those into a stack. And let's also do that with these images. The first two are black and white; the third is color. Hold down the Command key on a Mac, Control key on Windows, select those images, and then press Command+G to group. Well, once I've grouped those photographs together, I've decided that with this set, I actually want a different photograph to be up top; to be first.
So let's take a look at how we can change this. Here I'm going to click on my thumbnail slider to increase the size of that, so that we can really focus in on what we have here. I'll go ahead and decrease that just a little bit here, so we can see that. Next, let's expand the stack by pressing the S key. In doing that, we can now see that we have these three images. This one is first, this one is second, and then we have this image third. Let's click into the third image of this stack. Well, what I want to do is I want to move this image up in the stack, so that it's closer to the front.
To do that, we'll press the Shift key, and then the bracket keys. If you press Shift+Left bracket, you can see how you can move that image to the left in the stack. Press Shift+Right bracket, and you can see how you can move that to the right. Now, if you have a photograph that you know that you want to move straight up to the top of the stack, well just hold down the Shift key, then press the S key. That will then move that to the top position. Why does that matter? Well that matters because if we collapse the stack by pressing S, now this is the photograph which we'll view.
Well now that we've modified that stack, let's say that we've decided that we want to unstack photographs. Let's click here in these two pictures. If we press the S key, we can see that we have these two photographs stacked together. Well how can you unstack pictures? Well what you can do is, go ahead and click into the stack, and then you can press are really handy shortcut. The shortcut is Shift+Command+G on a Mac, or Shift+Control+G on Windows. Now you can see that these two pictures, they're no longer stacked; they are just standing alone by themselves.
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