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Chapter 4 Assignments

Create a New Preset

A simple way to create your own preset is to begin by modifying an existing one. Click on an existing preset and make adjustments that suit your style of photography, then rename and save it as a new preset.

Organize Your Presets

Once you've been working in Lightroom for a while, I recommend organizing your presets based upon your workflow. If you find yourself working with particular presets over and over, consider grouping them in their own folder.

Organize Your Library

Lightroom provides great tools for organizing your image library. Create a system using star ratings, color labels, and flags to help you get a grip on your growing collection of images.

Understanding History

Make several adjustments (cropping, exposure, and so on) to an image in the Develop module. Now review those changes in the History panel, located on the left side of the screen. Practice moving your cursor down the History panel and selecting previous edits. Notice how your image reverts to that stage in the history. Understanding the History panel helps you avoid resetting the entire image to its initial state.

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