Free Lightroom Video – 5 Tips for Custom Print Templates

Today I’m taking a different spin and giving you 5 mini tips in one video instead of just one big video. This week I thought I’d go through the custom print templates in Lightroom 3. It’s such a cool feature in that it frees you to lay out a print any way you want. Techniques and layouts that would take 10 layers in Photoshop are, basically, just drag-and-drop with the Custom Package feature. But there’s lots of little tips that help make it easier so I figured I’d put them all in one video. Enjoy!

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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7 Comments

  1. Thanks Matt,

    after all the time I’m using LR (LR1 Beta2) I couldn’t get warm with the Print Module. I use it often to do “normal” prints but nothing really eye-catching.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Nice tips, thanks Matt.

    When a photo is in a frame with a different aspect ratio, so that it gets cropped in one direction, is there a way to drag it around within the frame to control the balance of how each end of the photo gets cropped out of the frame?

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  3. Hey, Matt. Great tips. Printing from Lightroom has great potential.

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  4. I’ve often wished that LR Print module would allow more than one graphic – which is the limit with the identity plate. Your idea of importing the graphics as an image into LR solves that. So simple. I can’t believe I didn’t think of that. Great tip!

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  5. You have the best tips EVER!!! Love your blog and I love using LR. Great tip with Print Module…! Thank you

    ~Alvida

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  6. Related question that you might like to follow up sometime

    If I print out a set of photos for an event I can use a sequence number to automatically identify the picture, but I would also like to make an order form
    with those sequence numbers. I would also like to do similarly for quiz questions…

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