In this video tutorial (Moving Between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop), you will learn how to take a single image or multiple images for editing seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. Also, see how to use Photoshop tools like Photomerge, HDR pro, and the export dialog in Lightroom for exporting multiple files.
Posts tagged "The Develop Module"
In this video tutorial (Adding Special Effects), you’ll discover the best way to convert images to black and white, as well as add tonal overlays, edge effects, selective coloring and film grain textures.
Learn how to create the highest quality photographs in this video tutorial (Create Stunning Images), by learning how to crop, remove lens distortion, correct perspective, make global and local color and tonal corrections in the Lightroom 4 Develop module.
In this video tutorial (Working with DSLR Video in Lightroom 4), Julieanne will demonstrate the new features for editing, adjusting, rendering, and sharing video clips in Lightroom 4.
In this video tutorial, (Soft Proofing in Lightroom 4), you’ll learn how Lightroom 4 enables you to soft proof your images and take complete control over a photograph’s color when publishing it to a variety of devices.
In this video tutorial (Develop Module Advancements in Lightroom 4), you’ll learn how to create the highest quality photographs by taking advantage of new and improved global and local adjustments in the Lightroom 4 Develop module.
• Command + Shift + R (Mac) | Control + Shift + R will quickly reset the selected image to the default Camera raw settings.
After making changes to an image in the Develop Module, selecting another image and clicking “Previous” applies ALL of the changes made to the previous image to the current image, whereas clicking “Sync’”allows you to choose which of the changes that were made to the first image should be applied to the current image.
Clicking on “Copy…” displays the Copy Settings dialog where you can select which attributes to copy. Clicking Paste will paste only those attributes that were copied.
Selecting multiple images and selecting Auto Sync will apply all changes (from that point forward) to all selected files.
• Snapshots now auto name with a time/date stamp.
• The White Balance Selector Tool’s sample area is dependent on zoom level. (Zoom in to sample a smaller area.)
• Noise reduction adjustments are always displayed (regardless of the zoom viewed).
• The Navigator panels in both the Library and Develop Module have two new options for zooming 1:8 and 1:16.
• This one isn’t new, but when using the Adjustment Brush, clicking on the disclosure triangle to the right of “Effect” displays an amount slider to increase/decrease all of the adjustments applied to that adjustment at one time.
To make a varying series of images appear more “consistently” exposed, select the images (making sure that the most properly exposed image is the “most selected”, and choose Settings > Match Total Exposures” in the Develop module. This command will look at the overall brightness and contrast (as well as some additional in-camera settings such as ISO and shutter speed settings) and attempt to match the series to the most selected image.
Quickly navigate through the Basic Panel by tapping the “.” (period) key . Then use the + and – keys to increase/decrease individual slider settings. Add the Shift key to move the sliders in larger increments.
There are several ways to copy and past settings from one image to another in the Develop module:
• Command + C (Mac) | Control + C (Win) will display the “Copy Settings” dialog so that you can choose what setting to copy.
• Command + V (Mac) | Control + V (Win) will paste those settings.
• Command + Option + V (Mac) | Control + Alt + V (Win) will paste all the settings from the previously altered photo.
• Command + Shift + S (Mac) | Control + Shift + S (Win) will display the Synchronize Settings dialog box so that you can choose what settings to synchronize ( you must have multiple images selected to use this shortcut).
• Command + Option + S (Mac) | Control + Alt + S (Win) will synchronize multiple photos with the last copied settings – without displaying the sync dialog box.
• Command + Shift + R (Mac) | Control + Shift + R (Win) will reset all settings applied to an image.
• Command + Option + Shift + A (Mac) | Control + Alt + Shift + A (Win) will toggle Auto Sync on and off in the Develop module (note: you must have multiple images selected to use Auto Sync.)
Command + E (Mac) | Control+ E (Win) opens selected files into your primary external editor. In most cases, this will be the most current version of Photoshop installed on your machine. You can also set up a secondary editor, in which case, Command + Option + E (Mac) | Control + Alt + E (Win) will open selected files into the secondary editor.
Click here (Moving Files between Lightroom and Photoshop) to learn more about setting up a secondary external editor (Corel Painter, for example), and creating presets for opening files into specific color spaces and bit depths.
There are several shortcuts that can make your life easier when using a secondary window (on either your primary or secondary monitor).
F11 will open the secondary window. Add the Shift key on Windows to put the secondary window into Full screen, on Mac you need to add both the Command + Shift key. Note: the secondary window will only go to full screen if it is on a secondary monitor.
To move between views on a secondary monitor (Grid, Loupe, Compare and Survey), simply add the Shift key to the shortcuts keys that you already know! (G, E, C and N). Shift + \ will display the filter bar.
Likewise add the shift key to the normal shortcuts to zoom in/out (Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + (+) / (-) plus/minus) and increase/decrease thumbnail size (Shift + (+) / (-)
For more information, this video will walk you through the advantages of using a secondary window.
I’m constantly reminded that different people use different shortcuts to accomplish the same tasks. For example, I typically tap “G” to go to the Grid view and “D” to move to the Develop module, However, each module also has its own shortcut:
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + 1 moves to the Library module.
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + 2 moves to the Develop module.
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + 3 moves to the Slideshow module.
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + 4 moves to the Print module.
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + 5 moves to the Web module.
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + Up arrow moves to the previous module.
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + left/right arrow moves back/forward through the recently viewed modules.