How to customize a template in Lightroom Print Module
Lightroom Print Module Part 2
In this article we are going to look at some basics on how to customize a template in Lightroom print module and create a unique look for your prints.
For Single Image/Contact Sheet layouts, you can modify the template using the controls in the Image Settings and Layout panels. For example, zoom to fill the photos in the cell, add a stroke border, and adjust margins and cell size. You can also drag the guides in the preview area to resize the cells.
For Picture Package and Custom Package templates, you can drag cells freely in the preview area and specify options in the Image Settings panel. Use the Rulers, Grid & Guides panel to adjust the display of the work area. Use the Cells panel to add new cells or pages to the layout. I am going to cover this one later. So stay tuned for next article.
Creating a custom Single Image or Contact Sheet In Lightroom Print Module
Let’s take a look at how this is done. In this example I want to create a template for an 8.5 x 11 inch paper with spaces for four different photos.
1. Select one of the Lightroom Print Module’s templates from the left side panel
2. In the right hand side panel under IMAGE SETTING tab, select “Rotate to Fit”, if you want the image fill the cell, select “Zoom to Fit”, and you can select “Stroke Border” if you want to add a stroke to your images.
3. Under Layout tab, select how many rows and columns you need. In this example I selected 2 rows and 2 columns.
4. Under the “Cell Spacing”, adjust the spaces between each image horizontally and vertically. I didn’t want too much space in this example.
5.And finally adjust the “Cell Size” to fit the page. Job is done and ready to go to the printer!
If you are going to use this template again later, you will want to save it. To save your new template go to the left panel and click on the “+” sign next to “Template Browser” and name your new template. In this example I called it “4UP”; clicked “Create” and Lightroom saves it for my future use.
So next time you want this print layout, just select your custom Template from “Template Browser” and add photos. How is that for a time saving feature?
Happy printing with Lightroom’s Print Module! As always, if you have any questions we love to hear from you. Check our Upcoming Classes for Lightroom Workshop. Lightroom workshop is developed for beginners to intermediate users. You can also contact us for Private Classes if you wish to learn faster and in your customized topics and timing.
Ted and the Omnilargess Team