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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 we are going to look at a few more shortcuts that we can use when working with the Book module. In particular, I want to look at a shortcut that we can use in order to navigate to the beginning or the end of our book project, and I also want to talk about how we can work with type, and how we can use the Targeted Adjustment tool in order to change type in our book project. All right. Well, let's go ahead and hover over our image here, or our layout, and I want to work in this layout where we can see multiple spreads. To navigate to that, press Command+E or Control+E. Then, if you have a three-button mouse, hover over this, and use the scroll wheel in order to scroll, or just click on the scroll bar.
Next, let's click on one of these layouts. Then press Command+R in a Mac, or Control+R on Windows. Well, here we are almost at the end of our book project, and I actually want to be at the beginning. To navigate all the way to the beginning of our project, press Shift+Command+left arrow on a Mac, or Shift+Control+left arrow on Windows. What this allows us to do is to jump to the beginning. To jump to the end of the project, press Shift+Command+right arrow, or Shift+Control+right arrow. Well, here you can see that we have some typography on the cover, and also on the back page of this project.
Let's look at how we can modify that. So let's open up the Type panel, and let's use a shortcut that we have learned which allows us to open or close the panels on the right in each and every module. In this case, the Type panel is panel number 7, so press Command+7 or Control+7 to open up the Type panel. Next what I want you to do is to click on the title of the book here, and then to activate what's called the Targeted Adjustment tool. If you have that tool active, you can click and drag over some text; in this case, over the title.
Next, we can use this tool in order to change the Size of the text, or to increase or decrease the Leading, the Baseline shift, or the Tracking. To work with Size, we highlight the text. Then we hover over this, and we click and drag to the left or to the right to either increase or decrease the size of that text field. All right. Well let's take a look at how we can do this, say, with another text area. Let's click into the text that we have on the Back Cover. It just says Demo Text, and if we click and drag to hover over that, we can position our cursor over it.
Now if we click and drag up or down, you can see how we can increase or decrease the Leading. Well, what else can we do with this? Another way that we can modify this is by holding down the Command key on a Mac, or Control key on Windows. Now when we click up or down, you can see that it's changing the Baseline; that it's moving this text higher or lower as an entire group. Next, the last shortcut that we have here is, if you hold down Command on a Mac, or Control on Windows, and then click and drag to the left or right, you can see that we can change our Tracking as well, so that we can have this text space in a way that fits well on the back area of the book.
So again, when working with the Targeted Adjustment tool, you can highlight the text, and simply hover over and drag to the left and the right to change Size; let go. Drag up and down in order to change the Leading. Then if you hold down Command or Control, you can go ahead and drag up and down in order to change the Baseline shift, or if you hold down the Command key, you can drag to the left or the right in order to modify the Tracking.
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