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Utilizing presets effectively

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We've spent a lot of time getting our image looking just the way we want it, and I want to save us some work going forward, so the next thing I want to do is talk about how to make up preset of all of our hard work. So, we've got a bunch of Lightroom Presets, but we can also create our own User defined preset. So, I'm just going to come here, click on the plus sign, and let's call this one Africa, which is where I shot that, and it gives us our choice of all the different things we want to do here, and we're just going to say create, so that the next time we come in here, we can apply a preset to any of the images that we want.

Utilizing presets effectively

We've spent a lot of time getting our image looking just the way we want it, and I want to save us some work going forward, so the next thing I want to do is talk about how to make up preset of all of our hard work. So, we've got a bunch of Lightroom Presets, but we can also create our own User defined preset. So, I'm just going to come here, click on the plus sign, and let's call this one Africa, which is where I shot that, and it gives us our choice of all the different things we want to do here, and we're just going to say create, so that the next time we come in here, we can apply a preset to any of the images that we want.

Now, there is another way to do this that can also be really easy. Let's hit the G key to come back to my Library, and let's say that I want to try my luck, and see if I can map this effect to this other image, also from Africa. So, what I'm going to do is just select that, come over here, and say Sync Settings. And again, I have my choice of which things I'm going to apply here, and I want to make sure I leave crop out, but that looks good. Synchronize, and things look good. Now, I might want to tweak this a little bit from there, but it's saved me a bunch of time. It moved me really far ahead, and it's going to give me a tonal consistency with some of the other images.

So, creating presets and syncing files are great ways to save a lot of time, which is really what working in Lightroom is all about.

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