Creating a layout overlay


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Creating a layout overlay

The latest version of Lightroom provides us with a way to overlay a transparent PNG file on top of our image, in order to simulate how our photograph might look, say, if it were on the cover of a particular magazine. Well here we're going to take a look at the shortcuts that we can use in order to select, and then to activate that image, to kind of preview how a photograph might look if it were chosen as a cover of a magazine. This particular technique is really helpful when you're shooting for a magazine in order to kind of mock up a layout.

Well here what we need to do first is to select the transparent PNG file that we've created in Photoshop. To do that, press Shift+Option+Command+O on a Mac, or Shift+Alt+Control+O on Windows. Next, I'm navigating to the Resource Files folder, which is located inside of our Exercise Files folder, and I'm going to select overlay-idea-1.png, and then click Choose. Here you can see we now have this layout. We can move this around a l...

Creating a layout overlay
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Creating a layout overlay provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom Power Shortcuts

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Photography
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