September 21, 2011
In this episode of the Complete Picture (Create and Save Your Own Tool Presets in Photoshop CS5) I will demonstrate how to eliminate repetitive tasks and increase efficiencies in Photoshop by customizing the tools you use the most and saving them as Presets.
September 2, 2011
In order to put the emphasis on the image and not on the interface in Lightroom tap the “L” key to enter Lights Dim mode. Tap it again to toggle to Lights Out. Tapping it again will toggle back to Normal mode. To toggle in the other direction add the Shift key. Choose to set the “Dim” level in Preferences > Interface to 50, 70, 80 or 90 percent.
August 19, 2011
I had previously posted:
• Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) changes a group of sliders name (such as Presence in the Basic Panel) to “Reset Presence” in order to quickly reset the group of sliders (Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation) with a single click.
However, I just found out that you don’t actually have to hold down the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) when double clicking the name of a group of sliders, you can simple double click the group’s name (without a keyboard modifier) to reset them. The Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) key simply makes it more obvious that you’re resetting the group by adding “reset” in front of the name.
July 21, 2011
Control (Mac) / Right Mouse (Win) -click anywhere in the gray background (surrounding the image preview area) in Lightroom’s Develop module to set it to Light Gray. I have been told this can help avoid underexposing when making modifications. Of course you can change it to any of the other options if you want to preview your image against a lighter or datker shade of gray.
June 6, 2011
Tap the “D” key to get to the Develop module from any other module. You can also Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + double-click to move from Grid view to the Develop module (and vice-versa).
April 4, 2011
In this episode, I will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom 3’s Develop module by taking advantage of my top 10 favorite shortcuts & time-saving features in order to eliminate many of the repetitive image adjustment tasks when editing large volumes of images. Check it out here…
March 28, 2011
In the Layers panel, Control (Mac) / Right Mouse (Win) -click the eye icon for any layer and select a color from the list. This can be very helpful when working with complex, multi-layers documents. Note, the Background layer can not be color coded. To convert the Background into a layer by selecting Layer > New > Layer From Background (or by double clicking on the word Background in the Layers panel).
March 10, 2011
“T” toggles the visibility of the Tool bar in the Library and Develop Module.
Click the downward facing triangle on the far right of the Tool bar to customize what options are displayed.
February 14, 2011
“\” (backslash) toggles the visibility of the filter bar while in Grid view (Loupe view automatically hides the Filter bar).
February 11, 2011
Holding the Shift key or turning on the Caps Locks will auto advance to the next image after applying a label, flag or rating.
December 30, 2010
Tapping the “I” key cycles between 2 different information overlays (or no display) in Loupe View in both the Library and Develop module as well as displays one overlay in the Print module. Control what information is displayed using the View > View Options menu’s in the corresponding modules).
December 29, 2010
To move quickly between Grid and Loupe view, use the shortcuts “G” for Grid and “E” for Loupe (I think of “enlarge” so that I can remember the shortcut). When in Loupe view, double clicking on the image will take you back to grid view (and vice versa).
November 26, 2010
Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + click the panel header to show/hide all panel options.
November 25, 2010
To only display the options (or contents) of one panel at a time in Lightroom, Control (Mac) / Right Mouse (Win) -click on the panel header and select Solo Mode. Now, when you click the panel header for one panel, the others will close automatically. This can be especially useful when working on a laptop or smaller display. You can also toggle on Solo Mode by Opt/Alt -clicking the triangle on the panel header. To display more than one panel while still in Solo Mode, Shift -click an additional panel’s header.
November 24, 2010
Each Panel has it’s own shortcut depending on it’s placement in the panel. For example, in the Library and Develop Modules, Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + 0 (zero) will toggle the contents of the Histogram (the first panel on the right side), Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + 1 toggles the Basic panel and so on down the panels. Its a bit different in the Output panels, because they begin with Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + 1 (not zero).
As for the panels on the left, on the Mac, it’s an odd shortcut Command + Control + 0 (zero), 1, 2 etc. and on Windows, Control + Shift +0 (zero), 1, 2 etc.