You can access your Customizing Lightroom course files either through your operating system or through Adobe Bridge. You learn how to navigate to and access your exercise files in this online video.
- [Voiceover] As part of this course, I've provided a variety of different exercise files as resources that you can use as you work your way through the various chapters in this course. You can download those files from the lynda.com website, and then if you want to use those files, you can do as I've done here perhaps, and create a folder on the desktop for easy access. I've created these Resources folders on my desktop and then here's all the folders that contain the files for each of the individual chapters. But because this is an advanced course, you can also feel free to use your own images, so as you work your way through the course and you're creating your own settings and presets and collections, you're actually developing your own images and your own work flow for your specific purposes and use.
The one exception to this might be in chapter four, where we see the Seward Highway images, where I actually have these specific files that I'd like you to use just to learn the particular technique so you can see that you get the same results. So in chapter four we're going to take an image like this and we're gonna come here and we're going to Create Virtual Copy of this file. And you can see that it goes in five to six, which is not an actual exercise file that's created, it's a virtual file that we create on the fly. And then we're going to be coming in and we're going to be doing a little bit of cropping, here like this, I'll just do it quickly 'cause I want to show you the results of this.
Hit the Enter key, then go back to the grid view, and you'll end up with something like this one called Copy 1, and this is a virtual file, which you can tell anytime you have a virtual file 'cause this has this little turn up tab here. And then we're gonna use this Copy 1 file in chapter five and in chapter six, so you may see a little bit of mismatch at any given moment between the number of files that you see here on screen when you start, and chapter. And as you create virtual files it's gonna increase the number of files that are actually exist in the Lightroom database.
And remember, you can always tell a virtual copy because it has this little turn up here. So in chapter four, five, and six when we're using the Copy 1, that's a file that you're gonna create on the fly during the course and is not actually provided for you in the exercise files. All right, so, go ahead and download the original files that I've provided for you, but feel free to use your own as you move forward.
- Customizing plates, filmstrips, and views
- Working with multiple displays
- Configuring the Library module
- Making custom metadata forms
- Using import presets
- Customizing conversion settings
- Selecting helpful Develop module options
- Automating export and output tasks