Exporting Images for Every Purpose


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Exporting Images for Every Purpose

Let's talk about exporting um the exporting process needs to be done at the end of your work so if you in the in the photo workflow you're going to want to import the images you're going to want to build a one for one previews select them and once you selected them then you're going to go in and start adjusting the ones you've selected um and at one point either before or after you adjust them you need to rename them so that there's no gaps in that name right? So it's but once you've done all of your renaming so you have photo, you have fifty photos and you have images one through fifty at that point it's okay to start sending them out and exporting them so you could export them too as photos to your blogged you could export them as p s d s toe photoshopped them you could export them is j pegs to send off you're printing company I send him picked taj and then they set up there and people order him from there so there's a lot of ways that you end up doing that. Um well we want to talk a...

bout is the export process so if I highlight all the images and remember that it's important before you start exporting that if you don't want to send out all of those virtual copies that we've made, you need to go up to teo photo stacking collapse all stacks ok, that's, just something you do all the time before you export it, collapse all the stacks and then you export so once you've got all their stacks collapsed, you go to the export button or shift command e on the on the mac, I don't know what the the pc equivalent of that is, but shift command e gives you the export dialog box and again on the left hand side in the export dialog box, you have all of these presets, and I have included some of these pre sets in the course, so if you if you buy the course, you can have some of these presets, so I just didn't like the ones that I use on a regular basis. So I did my blawg settings, I did my printings settings, you know, the j peg that I'm sending to print, I did the psd and tiffs that I use in the settings, so if you're curious what settings I use their on there? Um, but for now, let's talk about a j peg, so if I click on my high quality j peg that I'm going to send a print, you'll see that several things change in here. One of them is that it becomes the image format is j peg one hundred percent quality of s rgb so srg b is the file tire that's the color space that things were printed in at least in the united states there are some countries where they print other image spaces so just wherever you happen to be know what your printer space is um so but in the united states photographic printers generally use s rgb it's a it's a limited color space that's also the color space that you need to use if you're sending something to the web if you want someone to see it correctly on their computer you need to put an s rgb ok that's like that that's the that's the dumbed down version of color it's like the lowest common denominator ok so starting at the top there's an export location and in the export location we're going to choose a place for this if we're making a preset you can actually choose to say choose folder later and then make your preset so that every time you go to click on that pre set it asks you to choose the folder eso when you're making a preset that's why says useful for presets so in our case we're going to a specific folder we're going to choose that folder so in this case because it's for a specific job we would go to that job remember everything goes to the job folder so we're going to go to that job we're going to go find our family portrait session and we're going toe send the job now this got a little disorganized it's not as usually these would be in a roth holder, but because I moved him and I think they got disorganized because I was moving around, so but in it like, if this was where we're going to the wedding, you would see a raw folder, and then we would create a folder called jay pegs and hit create and inside the j pegs we choose that, and now it's going into the j pegs, you can create a sub folder for that so you could have j pegs, and then you could have webb j pegs print j pegs, et cetera, so we'll put in here print and we don't we don't need to add these to the catalog because there's no points having jay pegs in our catalogue when we already have the raws. So there is a point at which you will want your ps days to pull in, so we'll talk about that minute you khun rename the files or you can keep them the same now presumably, you would have already renamed your files so that it's clean one, too three, four, five file naming structure and so you wouldn't rename your files if you're re naming your files on the way out and changing the name, you're causing yourself grief because now you're got a file name with raw and a different file name in the j peg, and if the client says, hey, I want number three, you don't know what that is, so keep your file names the same if you are going to rename it, choose something like file name and then us dash and then a date or, you know, something like that to differentiate it, or or a file name and a custom name so that you can type in the custom name there. So when I'm going, when I'm making a blogger preset to export images to the blogged, I always use this file named dash custom name because what I want to happen is I wanted to grab the file name from the files so o o two dash and then here I type in child dash portrait dash salt dash lake dash city dash utah why do I put that in there from google? Because google is the audience. All right, I am my audience is google, and so the reason that when you type in grand canyon wedding, you see all my pictures is because they're all named o o three grand canyon wedding, and then the description and the title both say something about grand canyon, and the key words have grand canyon in them. And I'm posting them on my website, which is live books, which then takes all that information and posts it around the image inside of the html. And so google knows that that picture is definitely about the grand canyon and that's, why you see that? Okay, so I any time I'm making a blogged post it's always going to have file named dash custom, okay, but if I'm sending him to the client, I'm not intervening in the images at all. It's just going to be one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. I'm uploading them to pick ties. The same is true. So if there's video, then you would you can either choose to or not to include the video as part of your export. Ah, image form out. We just talked about that you have the ability to do j peg psd tiff d n g, which is how you can export all of your images to dj is if you don't want to convert him if you want to keep your images as the original roz. But you wantto also how deion jeez, you could export the d ngos or the original. The original is an important usage when you have all sorts of different files, so you may have p s d s young mi dan, geez all sorts of stuff you can highlight a mall and export them is the original, and it will take all of those and export original versions of those so you'll have the same file types because you don't want to current convert your ps tease to a d n j r j peg on the way out, so we're going to do peter j pegs we don't need to resize this because we're going to send out the originals, but if we're doing a bog post or something, then we would resize it and choose the long dimension and just put six eighty would be my size of the long dimension of my posts, and I would do seventy two fbi, but if I'm not if I'm going to send him for print, I don't want to recite them at all. I want the original size if you're going to go larger let's say you want to do a long edge of, you know, uh, twenty four inches at three hundred d p I there's an option in here, then that says, do not enlarge or if you uncheck it, it will enlarge it. I've done tests looking at perfect resize, which is some of you may have remembered that's genuine fractals okay, genuine fractals was purchased by on one software, which now is called perfect resize perfect resize is the tool that you use when you need to increase the size of a file significantly to make a good print so if you have a print that natively comm print eleven by fourteen but you want to print at thirty by forty that's a huge increase in size so you use on one software it's called perfect resize does a great job lots of control to it but if you want to go from eleven by fourteen to sixteen by twenty light room does fine at enlarging that and I tested it to see like how how much bigger can I go in light room without seeing a significant decrease in quality to what I could get out of perfect resides and I have gone at least twice the sweat like twice the size inside of light room without ever having to go to perfect resize to get it to look good so you can go quite a ways inside a light room so you can uncheck this and I could take this image from a mark three and I could export it at twenty four inches and I would feel fine going out of light room okay because I'm only really going up you know one and a half size is basically how about compared to photo shop well in what method? That's the real question right if you were just going to photo shop and sizing it up as good or it's it's the same you know so if that's the way you're doing it there's no difference if you were using there's some pretty long intensive methods where you size it up and then size it down in size it up side down and then sharpen it in size it up inside and like all that then that will be better than doing it here but who wants to do that there's no image quality that's worth that so so do you go to perfect resize inside light room they have a plug it oh yes ok is that if you need to resize you just go to the plug in resize it up and so for instance that that portrait that we did yesterday of the bride and groom on the salt flats we we shot that on thursday last week and we printed it as a thirty six inch print for them on saturday because the wedding was on saturday and so we had the print on saturday as a thirty six into print and we just went to perfect resize resized it up and that it made a new version of it so we had the original image and then we had a large image of it so now I have two versions so um I I don't check this don't enlarge because I trust light room two large things a little bit if they need to be so and I'm not doing any heroic thing I'm not like making sixty inch prints out of life, but I've never tried going that far so um okay, so output sharpening is really a great thing to use if you are the last person to touch it meaning that if I'm sending it to a printer who's going to add sharpening to the image in their work flow, I'd better not do it so you need to find out from your printer whether or not you are getting sharpening as part of the print process if they're going directly to print it's good idea to add your own print sharpening but if you if they're not going directly printed they're going through some kind of a sharpening method then you better not put it because then you're getting double sharpness there's two different types of sharpening there's sharpening for the image and then there's print sharpening print sharpening is adding his sharpness based on the fact that when you go to print it gets softer it's combating the the natural fuzziness that happens as a result of printing so it's just a little bit sharpest is very it's almost unnoticeable so andi I always keep it low I don't do a standard I keep it low I'm always adding low I don't I don't have any interest in anything bigger than a low print scharping metadata you because you're exporting ajay peg you have the ability to choose what metadata tio exclude or include on the export. So this is a really important copyright on lee copyright on lee with contact info because you may not want the whole web to know your phone number, right, but yet you may have all your contact information on, like phone number, address, whatever if you're sending it to the person that's making, you know, the art director, whatever, you may have all that in there, and so you can choose not to send it out. You can also say all except camera camera info and so that's for people who like your there's, some people who post on the web and you, khun, you can go to any image on the web j peg and just download it and then open it up in in photo shop and you can see what the camera settings were. So if you're if you're one of those people that wants to know what every setting is, you know, they're like what's setting. Did you set that at? You know, if that's the type of person you are, and you can find that just by downloading a j peg from the web and then opening up and photoshopped, but then there are other people who, like I don't want to share that that's personal space. You know they're they're more willing to share their address with you and their social security number then they are they're f stop number you know and so so they remove it they literally will remove that from their phone and that's how you do it as you avoid that right there you say these only and you don't allow the camera settings out because you want to hold that proprietary information in which whatever okay you know yeah I was going to say at the risk of being too invasive what's your personal personal perspective that it seems like you know I really don't care if anyone knows what I shot something out but you care if I know where you live I just don't want them show you have one house and stealing s o I'm I'm a generally personal person like I try and maintain my personal space but I'm perfectly happy for people that know what f stop I shot something out because I think that's great and I think it's great that people can figure that out because that's great learning you know, reverse engineering things that's the best way to go but the one thing that I do you have to check this box and that is remove location info you have to check that box if you have iphone photos or photos they're taken from a snapshot camera or anywhere that there's location information on it you know that if you post a photograph from your phone and your location services air on than any creeper in the world khun pull down your photo and find out the gps location of where it was taken and if that's taken in your school constantly guess what? They know where your kids go to school and that just scares me to think that people will know where I'm taking photos not because I don't want them to know my locations for you know like photo shoots but because I just don't want them to know where my where we are on a regular basis because I just don't know who's out there doing weird things you know so it's just important to kind of maintain that privacy and so that's why this is here remove location information will protect you against people knowing where you are at all times okay so just be aware of that on daz cameras get better and better the gps will be inside of them. Most point shoots have that option now it's it's amazing to me that nightgown and cannot have figured out that we really ought to be able to do that without having to put a big thing on it and you have a cord hanging off of the camera or whatever you know so location information I removed the location information off of my photos just so that there's no there's, no weirdness in that aspect so if for example you have grand canyon wedding on dh by the time you've posted those images on the where beyond nowhere near the grand canyon so it's not a problem does that help you with google if you have that location meditated there well yeah it will help with google for like if if you're searching google maps so if you go to google maps and you open up google maps and you hit the photo option all those photos that it's showing you are all based on the location information inside the photograph so if I want my pictures to show up on google maps like literally pop up at the location then I want that to stay on but I don't know I want I want to show up in google images I really don't care about showing up in google maps because most people are not looking for their photographer in their google area so but that's a good point if you want to show up in there you you've got to leave that location information on so but you could create a preset that has location on and location off and then you could just choose as you export do I want the location showing or not so because on a wedding I don't care if they know where the location is personal photos I do any other questions are that room's air commenting about the location information of rooms like whoa my idea. So I think you definitely so just turn just be aware and know whether or not you were sending your location information that's all so either know that you are or aren't sending it out. Andi, the beauty of presets is that you literally can have a location on a location off for every single preset. Also, you have the water marking option inside of your export so you can add a watermark to everything that you send out, which is how I put my water mart on my blog's. So if you go to my blogged jared platt dot com, you will see that all of the images have platt photography stamped on them and it's done right here in the water marking area and again, we showed you how the watermark earlier, but you just edit the watermarks and you make your watermark, either with a graphic or text, and then save it as a preset and that's that's. How you that's, how you get images on toe, and then that way, you don't have to go through mog refire to photo shop or whatever you want to go to all those places to do your your your watermark, you can just do it right here, and when you go to light room five it's even cleaner and more beautiful, so and we'll say that and you have a handful of water marking options for depending on where in the photograph you want it whether it's a wide tall that's right? Yeah, so well it doesn't matter if it's wider tall because light room and in photo shop it matters like you have to make an action for wide in action for tall because size is different and it doesn't light room knows that light room understands tall versus wide and it will position it correctly and size it correctly for that what what it can't do is determine what side of the print you wanted do you want it on the left or the right? And so what I do and we talked about this yesterday the invert option on the selection is really important because then you can even select the five images that you want to go the blogged that needed on the left and export it with the left watermark and then invert it and ground and then just you literally just click invert and then you export again and choose the right one. And so before the before the first batch has done, the second match is on its way out and you're blogging is complete and you've got him on the left and the right where they need to be so on dh then finally at the very bottom of the export is the post processing option post processing option allows you to tell light room to control anything so it can control photoshopped. It can control any any program that you can drag an image or a folder of images onto it. It can tell it toe import or open those photos so like, for instance, I photo if you drag a photo on the eye photo, what does it do? It adds it toe ifo. So if you wanted to somehow I add images toe I photo when you exported, you would turn on I photo alias here, so once you have an iphone alias and I'll show you how where to put it, then, once you exported it toe where've, you exported it would take that folder and add it to my photo. So you have the ability to control other software with light room and in photo shops case, all you have to do is create a a a, a droplet out of photo shop, which is really just an action, and you can run any action and photo shop from light room. So if I wanted to run a standard, you know, grain it's, a warm grain through nick software if I wanted to run that, I just need to create a droplet from an action that runs it so let's open up photo shop really quickly and here is my action sets right there. Those are the actions that I use on a regular basis and notice that I don't use very many just a couple that's it. So I think there's maybe ten or fifteen there at the most very simple because I don't do much work in four shot we don't have to I do most of it light room, but one of them is this grain and warmth through nick software, so I want to run that I need to go to file, automate, create droplet file, automate, create droplet when I do that, it gives me the style on box where I get to choose a where I'm going to save the droplet, and you're gonna always save the droplet on the desktop because that will be the easiest place to find it. And then you're going to choose what set of actions and what action? So in this case, I can true's this or I could choose grain with structure doesn't matter, you know, whatever I choose grain with structure, and then I'm going to choose so it's going to open this thing up and then it's going to do the things that I wanted to dio and then it's going to save it and close it. Okay, so I'm going to save it and close it I'm going to suppress any of the file opening and color warnings because I don't want I don't want to go to bed and find out that it stopped on the first file on didn't finish because I was supposed to hit ok so on by the way be be wary of actions and droplets where you've created j pegs because jay pegs typically ask for information like what quality do you want me to save it at or do you want me to, uh flatten this before you go to save as ah j peg so you have to make sure that your action is built so that it it saves in those questions so that it skips over them for instance, if you're if if you have an image that might have a layer to it, you need to make sure that the action has programmed in a flattened command before you go to the save process, otherwise it'll stop mid process if there happens to be a layered psd, it'll stop and it'll ask you at one in the morning while you're sleeping it will say do you want me to flatness when you're sleeping so then you wake up and you get out you know, like crap, you know, I you know, so so just be aware of that you have to be very you have to think about what you're doing when you're making the action to make sure that it's going to work in all circumstances so in this case I'm gonna hit save and now we have a droplet so let's hide this and this and now you can see that is a droplet right there it's just an action but it's in a program form so if I drag a image onto this like this and it's a j peg so I don't know what will happen because it'll probably at sea what's happening I dragged it onto that and it's see it's got this that's what you don't want to have happen but because it's a j peg and because it's freaking out because it doesn't know what to do because jay pegs just typically cause problems so but if I hadn't saved it runs through the action and now that photo right here which has been saved and closed if I open that photo now it's got you know whatever I had done to it done right so that's how a droplet works now the question is where do you want the droplet to be so I'm going to go back in the light room at the post processing drop down menu you at the bottom it says go to the axe export action folder now if I click on that it takes me to the folder which is in where the light room precept folder in the export actions and you can see that I've got all these things here and so I'm going to be hide white room I'm going to take this droplet and drag it into that folder and apparently have already done that, so I'm going to replace it and there we go. So now we have that export action, so now anything that I export out of light room will be saved to a folder based on whatever type of and I wouldn't if I'm doing a nick software like grain or something like that rather than make a j peg, I'm going to make it a psd or a tiff, ok, so if I go out as a tiff with no compression photo, our pro photo, rgb, sixteen bit compression, no change in the size that's, how I'm going to send out an image owen know watermark, so I would send that out, but at the top, if I'm going to send something out that I'm possibly going to be editing later, I'm going to add it back to the catalog and I'm not going to put it in a sub folder I'm actually going to put it in the same folder is the original and add it to a stack above the original, so when you're exporting something that you're gonna work on later, whether it's, you're going to retouch it later or even if you think, oh well, I'm adding grain to this so this is going to be the final shot, not the raw shot that image needs to be added back to the catalog and stacked on top of the original so that now you're going to get the original era the one that's going out is going to be that new one with the grain added to it. Okay, so if that's what I'm doing to the image just going to go what's going to happen is going to export to a folder once the folder is done it's going to be run through all these actions inside of photo shop and once those air done it's going to be added back too tow light room inside of our of light room catalog and then it's going to be stacked on top of the original so any time I'm working on a um, uh album, this is what I do. I take the chosen images that air going in the album and I highlight a mall and I export them to a folder and import them back into light room and stack them on top of the original so that I have the photo shop document already ready to be edited inside of photos show rather than sitting and waiting every time I convert a file because if you convert a file, this is what this is what happens if I want to edit this and photo shop and I hit the edit key command eat headed in for john and a wait for it to create the file and then open it right then if I added it and close it it's here see that so edit in photo shop so now that you've got the raws here and the tiff is stacked on top of it see that so but now watch how quickly it opens if I edit and photo shop once it's already created a za tiff it just goes boom it just opens so if you all if if you go say you have thirty or forty of these images that you're gonna edit for for the for the album you're going to highlight all of them and export them and then go to sleep or go get lunch or whatever and while you're doing something else it's churning through and building all of these photoshopped documents and it's putting him back inside of the light room experience so that when you get back you just have a whole set of ptsd is to look through and you just go at it at it and it becomes bridge light room becomes your bridge right so that's the way to operate when you're dealing with lots of editing work to do that you need to do and photoshopped and if you set up a proper action that would then set that up for you this is so these are the actions that I generally use so here's standard file prep if I click on standard file perhaps this is what it does, it creates a burned dodge layer for me, it creates a standard esseker for me, so if I am going to export images that I'm going to retouch, I'm going to run it through that action while I'm sleeping so that when I get here every time I open up a file it's going to have this and the burn dodge layers already ready to go that way when I come in, I can simply just come in here and say, ok, I'm going to burn and dodge this file, so we're we just open it up and I'm on the burn layer and I just go and clothes because I don't have to do anything else, right? So I just hit safe and clothes and I don't like tips all that much because they always have that dialog box that says, do you want to compress this? Well, of course I don't want to compress it if I did, I would tell you so, but but you can see how quickly that works if you've already got the lakers set up, so set up your actions such that they are creating all the layers that you normally create so that you don't have to do that later on and that way you can just open up to a little burn shut it open up, do a little burned shut it down okay? And I'll do the state that the reason I have those ak action in the export dialog box the reason I have these grain actions inside of for nick is that whenever I have a siri's of images that I want to add really intense cool grain to him the nick those those specific I'll say what they're doing so these specific settings here in nick what they're doing is when I create it it's going to create so this warmth it sends it to nick software adds the grain that I like and puts it on its own layer right here so that then I have the grain that I like so it's just a really soft grain but then I have you know, see how it's a little bit warm to so so it just kind of does a siri's of things but it gives me a on a layer that way the layer khun b shut off turned back on it can be adjusted for instance, if I wanted to do um a grain grain with structure when I create that that action it's going to create a layer and notice that when you go here this house see that's got even a more intense grain to it but notice that it's not black and white even though nick software is a black and white software program because I've turned the the layer type to a luminosity layer, but the action does that for me, so that when I come into the software right off the bat, I have everything set the way want that if I wanted to be black and white, I can simply change this back to normal, and now I have a really beautiful black and white, so I'm I'm using light room to command photo shop to do things so that I don't have to do him, and that way I can just get into this, get into the image, work on it and get it, get it shut down, okay? All right, so that I think the key is to make sure that when you're exporting images, you're utilizing all of the power that light room has to save you time and one of those things is those export actions, but in keeping with that concept, the presets are there to save you time to if you go in and set the settings here more than once, you're just wasting your time that's, why we have the presets, so whenever I want to send something to pick taj, I click on pictures, develop everything set, and all I have to do is tell it where to send it. All everything else is set, there is no changes have to be made here. The only thing I have to change is what folder I'm sending it to, because that changes every time, because it's a new job full there each time, if I want to send it to my blogged, simply click on the blogged and type in the custom string to get google to know what it is and it's going to literally send it off to a folder called blawg. All right, if I'm going to send images to my live book site, I literally have a portfolio size for the horizontal zx, and I have one for the verticals, and they're going specifically to the portfolio folder, which will then be uploaded to live books. I don't have to do anything else, except for put in a google centric name, so presets are absolutely critical in your export process because you shouldn't be able to just highlight your images and this out goes for me. I just highlight images, export, choose a preset go, then I go right back and choose a different set of images for the slide show highlight all those images export, slide, show, go, then I go back and grab the next set of images, and then I that's it you're just back and forth, back and forth, and then after five minutes, you've done all of the exporting you could possibly think of and there's like five go lines going across the top of light room, sending out export wants to pick taj wants to your blogged one is to facebook, one is too, you know, on all these different types of files that you have to send out, you've got him all going at the same time, but you can do it really quickly because you're literally just hitting export. We're going to do this one to hire as images, choose the location and export and then you and then you go choose thes three images export these we're going to go to my blogged, and then you choose the location type in the name and export, and then you choose these extra amid all the images and export those those all go to pick taj, go and that's how quickly it goes, because you're using presets on your left hand side of the export dialog box. So the power of the export dialog box is in the presets the most when you're when you're working in light room on one image that you want to add it in photo shop it's absolutely fine to just do the edit in so you can either command e will do edit in. And that creates a photoshopped document or a tiff document whatever you've determined and it sends it to photo shop for was what we call a round trip so sends it there once you save it, close it, it comes back here it's a round trip and you can do that you're gonna highlight all of them and edit and it literally at all of them in photo shop and open all of them and photo shop all right at the same time which will be really insanely slow to do so if you have mohr than one image to edit photoshopped the way to do that again is to highlight the ones that you need to edit and photo shop go to the back export dialog box choose your sixteen bit pro photo rgb psd preset which that's all you have to do you don't even tell it where to save it because it's going to add it back to the catalog in the same photos the original and stacking on top and his expert and then you walk away and let it do it or you go check your email and by the time you're done checking your email, your images will be ready for you to edit so it's a good way to take a break come back instead of open wait retouch close open wait retouch close that's not what you want to do okay, all right so that is the export dialog box and the process of going back and forth between photo shop and keep in mind that those export actions of the very bottom of the the export dialog box air really critical because you khun you can use those to command other programs to do thing and by the way, just so you know, in the export dialog box at the bottom when you go to the export actions folder see that say, I've got my photo in there and mail in there and I've even got see this pick taj alias here that picked taj alias is this is a program called fetch and the program fetch is just I could make droplets that are the same as these right here just droplets and their little short cuts that if you dragged the folder on to him it would automatically start uploading something too a server well, that's how I get things to pick taj so when I export images to go to pick tajol have to do is export them and then that folder gets dragged onto this little icon and while I'm sleeping there already being uploaded, so once the images air done, they still get uploaded to pick I didn't have to do any extra effort to get it on its way so that's a really important tool, so if you want to make any of these types of icons all you have to do is go to the original program right click the original program make an alias and then dragged that a list into this location as long as there's an alias to the program in this location it will then drop the things onto that that icon and whatever supposed to happen when you drop an image on the icann will so you can also create if you're a mac person and you're good automate er's you can create an automate er and put the automate er in there and if the automata is in there it will do whatever you've told the automated to do which could do like a siri's of twenty things to one image so there's a lot of things you can do with that where light room will just totally take over and and command everything so if I understood how to make automate er's I would be I could control the universe but I can't I can't figure it out so maybe maybe that will be a summer project figure out how automate er actually works so okay um so we have a little bit of time left and lots of questions I'm sure so it is now q and a any questions are fair game and we'll start with yours back in the export dialogue books under meta data they'll something called wright's keywords to lighten hierarchies only which meant beans to me I don't understand all here. Yeah, ok, so you can read this? This is check to include light room hierarchal keyword information and ex mp this option will include all attached key words and they're containing keywords ball a lovable so it's just basically instead of key words, it will you can create a hierarchy so that if you type in a keyword uh girl, it will also include sub categories female uh, human uh, I guess, uh, homos sapien, you know, having what? You know, all the different variations that if you were a girl, you have to be these other things. Um so that then you only have to type in girl and all the other ones were taken care of rather than typing and girl comma woman comma, you know, so that's what that's talking about so that if you typed in girl, then when you export it, it will take girl and say, what are all the hierarchal keywords that are listed with girl? And we'll put those in there as well. So it's just allows you to type less? Well, jared, we have a question from sunny day about when you were exporting to photo shop for burning he's joining here she is joining us from new york why wouldn't jerry do the burning as he just showed up? Short of the mountains and light room using the adjustment rush instead of in photo shop and then rose twenty tio asked earlier, can you please talk about burning and dodging is in light room, right? So that is very true. I very rarely do any burning and dodging and photoshopped I was just showing you that because you could do that. Most of my burning and dodging will happen inside of, like room, and so I'm going to use the walking tablet to do that I'm going to go to the developed module, I'm going to go to a specific image, let's go to our let's go this image, which I think is hilarious looking heads like little blurry. I love that image, so let's, let's, you know, go in and and work on this image, and I guess this is this is how we'll end our segment here, I'm gonna work on this image and we're going to see how quickly and what I can do this image in a very short period of time, so you can see that I'm working on the vibrance here I'm going bring down the temperature so I get a little bit more blue in the sky I'm going to go down to the hs cells because I want the saturate or the luminous of the blues to be darker like that. But then I have a problem here because I want him to be a little bit warmer, so at that point I'm going to go into the brush and I'm going to I can do a little burning and dodging right here, so I'm going to go burn choose a one stop burn, increase the brush because I want to do the burn right over here and that's way too much of a burn, but we can always negate that oh it's, the reason it's too much of a burning because my flow is way too high, so on the brush itself, you can see that the flow here needs to be at about thirty ish or twenty five or whatever to be pretty good. The feather always is high sizes, whatever size you needed at the time and and then I can always come in here and just kind of bring out that exposure a little bit so it's not quite so dark, then I'm going to create new so I'm creating a new pin that pen represents this burn and this pin is going to represent down here. I need to change this instead of burn I'm gonna I'm gonna brighten things and you can see that I've increased the exposure and the contrast increase the highlights, but I've dropped the shadows a little bit, so that doesn't ruin blacks and then instead I also want to have a little bit of a temperature increase here so that's not his blue so I'm gonna increase the temperature just a bit and then I'm going to start painting this and see how I'm I'm brightening up that area so this is what we would consider our dodge and I'm just getting the blew off of the ice there so it's not quite as blue and then I'm going to create another one and this time I'm gonna zoom into him and we can talk about well, we don't have this what we want to move this one out here and I'm going to do another one, but this time I'm going to reset all of them I'm on lee going to increase the temperature and I'm just going to try and warm him up a little bit more so that his bike is a little bit more warm so that it will really set itself off against the blue so I'm just slowly making that warm and there we go so now you can see he his little bike and him are a little bit warmer and I can increase or decrease his warmth and I can also as a result of creating you can see that mask that I've created right there I can also as a result, just start changing the exposure as well in the world um okay, so I can increase the exposure here I can take the the shadows up a little bit and I could also take the saturation down just a little bit so that that read by doesn't get too overbearing. So now I've done a little bit of the standard oh, and you know, I would like to also do a little bit more burning just with a light burn right here up in the shadows here just to get a little darker there and then I've I remember that we went through that the idea of creating a kind of warmth in here so I'm going to go straight up to a pre set and I'm just going to say I want to use this scion a type but with warm paper and that gives me that warmth in the highlights and that coolness in the shadows and now I think I am done so yes, I can generally do everything in light room and most of the time do because lighter miss quick even with that amount of stuff, even when I'm doing that amount of detail on something it's quick and there's no point in ever going to photo shop um the only time I will burn in photo shop is when I'm already doing retouching and photo shop and I'm already there I might as well just finish the burn there and get it done you know like when it's a burn that's you know I'm trying to burn in someone's call or something like that but I'm also re touching them then I'll do it there because I'm already there so excellent well thank you so much and I think paula has won what do you do photo shop then what can you not do in light room skin retouching you really cannot get in and do accurate beautiful retouching quickly inside of light room you just can't do it and so the the the healing brush in in photo shop especially in photo shop cs six is just so good you can't touch it and so you just have to you have to go there to do it. The other thing that I need to do inside of photo shop is skin smoothing so if I need to do some skin smoothing on someone, I'm going to do that photo shop because I could do it quickly have plug ins and photoshopped that'll do it really well on one software has a plug in for skin smoothing and stuff that will work in photo shop and in light room but I'm not as happy with the way it looks and operates it's kind of clunky in comparison to the image gnomic makes an amazing portraiture plug in for photo shop that hands down is one of the best things I've seen so so things like that is where I'll go but most things all finish in light room, so I'm glad I'm glad that question was asked because, yeah, I don't want to ever get the impression that I I choose photo. Shop over light, because I will always choose to do whatever I can do in light room, on aisle on lee, go to photos show as a last resort.

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