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Lightroom Print Module Part 2

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.

Lightroom Print Module

Lay out of Lightroom Print Module

Lightroom Print Module

In this panel you can customize the zoom to fit and auto rotation of your photos

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.

Lightroom Print Module

Select photos and Lightroom will accommodate them in the print template automatically.

1. Select one of the Lightroom Print Module’s templates from the left side panel

Lightroom Print Module

You can adjust the size of the photo here to fill the page

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.

Lightroom Print Module

In this panel you can customize the zoom to fit and auto rotation of your photos

3. Under Layout tab, select how many rows and columns you need. In this example I selected 2 rows and 2 columns.

Lightroom Print Module

Select how many rows or columns you need and Lightroom creates the cells for you

4. Under the “Cell Spacing”, adjust the spaces between each image horizontally and vertically. I didn’t want too much space in this example.

Lightroom Print Module

Lightroom automatically fills the cells, rotates and zooms the photos as needed.

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.

Lightroom Print Module

Click the “+” sign to add your new customize template to Lightroom Print Module

Lightroom Print Module

Add the new template to Lightroom print Module and name it for 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?

Lightroom Print Module

Name and save your customized template

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

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Vancouver Lightroom Workshop

Vancouver Lightroom Workshop for beginners

Learn Lightroom Editing Techniques (PC & Mac)

Comprehensive workshop in image editing workflow and Photo Management for Adobe Lightroom!

Vancouver Lightroom Workshop is an info packed, hands-on photo management and image editing digital workflow class using Adobe Lightroom for professional and enthusiast photographers.

Before and After with Radial Filter adjustments in Lightroom

Before and After with Radial Filter adjustments in Lightroom

Designed specifically for digital photographers, Lightroom offers powerful non-destructive editing features to import, sort, organize and enhance Raw and Jpeg images easily. The benefit of non-destructive means that your original photos are protected even with Jpeg files, keeping your original images intact!

Pre-requisite:

Must have basic computer skills, either Mac or PC. Students are required to bring their own laptops already installed with Adobe Lightroom. (Trial version Lightroom is available for download for PC and Mac from the internet. (Check system requirements first).

Course suitable for:

This intensive and fun Lightroom Bootcamp has been designed for those wanting a professional yet simple digital imaging workflow process to improve their photos.

Workshop outcomes:

* Importing, processing Raw and Jpeg images. * Creating a simple digital workflow for organizing photo library. * Master a few simple yet powerful techniques to digitally enhance / correct photos. * Sharpening images correctly. Resizing, pixel resolution & color space for both printing (home inkjet printer vs photo lab) and web/email.

What to bring:

All participants must have and bring to the sessions a notebook computer with Adobe Lightroom installed. Omnilargess cannot provide computer support. If you are having any difficulties with your computer or the installation of software, please contact your local computer support before the workshop.


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Lightroom Smart Collections

Lightroom Smart Collections

Practical uses of Lightroom Smart Collections

Photo Tip Friday December 19, 2014

One of the most exciting features of Lightroom is its ability to help you organize your digital photos. Lightroom Smart Collections is a powerful tool for organizing images without duplicating them. There are two types of collections in Lightroom: Regular Collections and Smart Collections.

Lightroom Regular Collections:

Regular Collections are collections you populate with photos you choose to put in them. Images remain in these collections until you remove them. Regular Collections are very useful when you want to group images for a particular reason. For example you want to create an album for Jane and John’s wedding. You can create a Collection and populate all their wedding photos within this collection and when you are done with the project you simply remove the collection.

Lightroom Smart Collections:

Smart Collections are populated according to filters which you define to identify images you want to add in that collection. For example, a Smart Collection might be defined as 5 star images which have keywords which include the words “Jane and John’s Wedding”.

Lightroom Smart Collections are dynamic so if an image no longer matches the filter you have defined for that Smart Collection it will be removed automatically from it. Likewise, newly imported or edited images which fulfill the criteria will be added automatically to that Smart Collection.

Lightroom Smart Collections Vs regular collections

Lightroom Smart Collections Vs regular collections

Let’s take a closer look at some practical aspects of using Lightroom Smart Collections.

How to create Smart Collection:

In Lightroom Library go to collection and click on “+” sign to add a Smart Collection.

Add Lightroom Smart Collection by clicking the + sign

Add Lightroom Smart Collection by clicking the + sign

How to set filters or rules for Smart Collection:

Here is the most important part of creating a Smart Collection: you should set the rules or filters precisely to narrow down the images to just those you need for your project. In this example I wanted to see all the photos I took with my iPhone and had the keywords “Workshop”. I set the first rule as the “Camera” and by clicking on “+” sign I added another rule which is “Contain Keyword Workshop”.

smart-collection-2

Add rules or filters to Smart Collections

Add rules or filters to Smart Collections

You can add as many filters as you need to refine the list of images inside the Smart Collection.

What do you mean by “Smart Collections are dynamic”?

As you set the filters, Lightroom Smart Collections monitors the Library and as soon as the rules apply to a photo, Lightroom Smart Collections will add the photo to this collection for you. Or as soon as any photo inside the Smart Collection loses one of the filters, it will be removed from the collection!  It’s like having an assistant working along side you, adding or removing content as you go!

Lightroom Smart Collections brows your image Library and picks up the images that contain the filters

Lightroom Smart Collections brows your image Library and picks up the images that contain the filters

For instance you create a Smart Collections and set the filters as “Rated 5 stars, Year 2014, Lens 24-70” and – Voila!  All the photos you took in 2014, rated with 5 stars and taken with the 24-70mm lens will be included in this Smart Collection!

Lightroom Smart Collections are dynamic.

Lightroom Smart Collections are dynamic.

I hope you enjoyed this tip about working with collections. If you want to learn more about Lightroom 5 join us for our Lightroom Techniques workshops in 2015, or inquire about private lessons which tailor the learning to the techniques you are most interested in.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team


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Lightroom Techniques for beginners

Lightroom Techniques for beginners

 

Lightroom Editing Techniques for beginners covers many advanced topics and hidden gems!

Lightroom Editing Techniques for beginners covers many advanced topics and hidden gems!

Learn Lightroom Editing Techniques (PC & Mac)

Comprehensive workshop in image editing workflow and Photo Management for Adobe Lightroom!

Lightroom Techniques for Beginners is an info packed, hands-on photo management and image editing digital workflow classes using Adobe Lightroom for professional and enthusiast photographers. For more detail please visit Lightroom Bootcamp Page Designed specifically for digital photographers, Lightroom offers powerful non-destructive editing features to import, sort, organize and enhance Raw and Jpeg images easily. The benefit of non-destructive means that your original photos are protected even with Jpeg files, keeping your original images intact!

Backlight can be adjusted in Lightroom to create an amazing effect

Backlight can be adjusted in Lightroom to create an amazing effect

Pre-requisite:

Must have basic computer skills, either Mac or PC. Students are required to bring their own laptops already installed with Adobe Lightroom. (Trial version Lightroom is available for download for PC and Mac from the internet. (Check system requirements first).

Course suitable for: This intensive and fun photo/image editing course workshop has been designed for those wanting a professional yet simple digital imaging workflow process to improve their photos.

Course Date and Times

Session 1 Saturday March 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Session 2 Saturday March 21, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Session 3 Saturday March 28, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Workshop outcomes:

* Importing, processing Raw and Jpeg images. * Creating a simple digital workflow for organizing photo library. * Master a few simple techniques to digitally enhance / correct photos. * Learn the difference between file formats (RAW, Jpeg, Tiff, PS) and how to save files. * Sharpening images correctly. Resizing, pixel resolution & color space for both printing (home inkjet printer vs photo lab) and web/email.

What to bring:

All participants must have and bring to the sessions a notebook computer with Adobe Lightroom installed. Omnilargess cannot provide computer support. If you are having any difficulties with your computer or the installation of software, please contact your local computer support before the workshop.

Location:

#209 B, Seven Oaks Shopping Centre


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Vancouver Lightroom Bootcamp

Vancouver Lightroom Bootcamp!

Learn Lightroom Editing Techniques (PC & Mac)

Comprehensive workshop in image editing workflow and Photo Management for Adobe Lightroom!

This is an info packed, hands-on photo management and image editing digital workflow class using Adobe Lightroom for professional and enthusiast photographers. Read More…

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Lightroom Editing Techniques workshop

Learn Lightroom Editing Techniques

(PC & Mac)

Lightroom editing techniques bootcamp is next week!

Lightroom editing bootcamp is an info packed, hands-on photo management and image editing digital workflow classes using Adobe Lightroom for professional and enthusiast photographers. Few spots are still available, register now to secure your spot in this popular workshop!

Designed specifically for digital photographers (PC or Mac) who want to gain an understanding of Adobe Lightroom tools so they can spend less time at the computer and more time behind the lens. Read More…

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Lightroom Bootcamp

Lightroom Bootcamp!

Learn Editing Techniques (PC & Mac)

Comprehensive workshops in Raw image editing workflow for Adobe Lightroom!

This is an info packed, hands-on photo management and image editing digital workflow classes using Adobe Lightroom for professional and enthusiast photographers. Read More…

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Lightroom Local Adjustment

Lightroom Local Adjustment Techniques Part 1

Lightroom is well known as a powerful RAW editor, but do you know how to apply selected adjustments to a local area of your image to enhance the photo?

In this tutorial I am going to show you one of these local adjustments by using the Brush tool.

Local Adjustment in Lightroom (Brush Tool)

Cheryl Wiens, a student of several of our classes over the years, gave me the idea for this article. She took this nice photo with her Fuji X-E1 camera; right out of the camera the Jpeg file looked nice but she knew the potential of the Fuji sensor and wanted to push the limits – not throughout the image but in parts of the image.

Jpg right out of camera with no Lightroom Local Adjustment

Jpg right out of camera with no Lightroom Local Adjustment

I opened the Jpeg in Lightroom and started with a minor adjustment as Global adjustments for the whole image.

Global (general) adjustment in Lightroom

Global (general) adjustment in Lightroom

As you can see even a little tweaking created a nicer image. Next I adjusted the Tone Curve to balance highlights and shadows a little more (another Global adjustment).

Tone Curve Adjustment

Tone Curve Adjustment

Now it was time to use some Local adjustment. For this tutorial I used Brush Tool. I opened the Brush tool, reset it to default and started to apply the Brush to the areas that I wanted to fix.

Using Brush Tool for applying Local adjustment in Lightroom is fun

Using Brush Tool for applying Local adjustment in Lightroom is fun

In this image I turned on the layer Mask so you can see where I applied the Brush and the areas I selected. Then I adjusted Exposure, Contrast, Saturation, Clarity, and Sharpness just for the selected area. And here is the Before and After.

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 1.55.26 PM

Adding Lightroom Local Adjustment by using the Brush Tool

Adding Lightroom Local Adjustment by using the Brush Tool

The final result is an outstanding image with good details in the trees and branches and a nice soft looking overcast snow scene.

Lightroom Local Adjustment tool

Lightroom Local Adjustment tool

Before and After in Lightroom

Before and After in Lightroom

 

Lightroom has many hidden features which can save you time by streamlining your work and editing processes. If you want to fully explore all this program has to offer, check out our Lightroom Bootcamp workshop and register today.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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