Hey everyone. I’m in Houston today getting ready to teach my Lightroom 5 seminar but I’ve got a couple of quick things for ya’. First, last Friday my new Lightroom 5 Basics class was released over at KelbyOne.com. I have to say, I’m really proud of this class. When I finished it, I knew I had created exactly what I set out to create… a quick, simple, easy way for beginners to jump in to Lightroom. See, I have several Lightroom classes on KelbyOne already, but this one is a little different. It’s meant for people just starting out. I even say in the introduction that the class isn’t really about what you’ll learn in Lightroom – it’s about what you won’t learn. Weird huh? But if you think about it, there’s a lot of different tools in Lightroom. As a beginner though, I don’t think you need to learn all of them. So I wanted to give people something they could jump in to quickly (the whole class is about an hour long) and get up and running fast. And if you want to learn more, then you can always jump in to one of my In Depth classes over on KelbyOne.com.
On To The Tip
Okay, on to the tip. I picked this one up from Scott last week, as he was recording a Camera Raw class, and we realized a cool tip in ACR works in Lightroom too. Here goes. If you’re ever in the Develop Preset window you’ll notice it’s usually pre-populated with the settings from the last preset you created. So you may end up turning off a bunch of checkboxes. Well, if you just Alt/Option click on the checkbox you want checked, Lightroom automatically unchecks all of the other ones for you. It works in the Sync dialog box too.

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