Quick Tips for Using Lightroom Print Templates (and other useful printy stuff)

Hi gang, and Happy Friday! On Wednesday I had posted a video (and a free downloadable template) on how to create a custom  print layout template, and it generated a number of questions about templates, and importing, and stuff like that, so I thought I’d do a short video today to not only answer those question, but share some other Print module tips as well.

It’s short, but packed with goodness (and tipness, and loch ness). 😉

Hope you find that helpful.

Do you want to finally fall in love with HDR?
I did a Lightroom tutorial today over at my blog (http://scottkelby.com) on how to finally fall in love with HDR (and no it’s not that awful super-vibrant, over sharpened, fantasy-land type stuff that much of the photography community hates with the passion of a thousand burning suns. I actually think you’ll dig it. I hope you’ll dig it. You’ll dig it. 😉

Hope you all have a great weekend. Don’t forget “The Walking Dead” is back Sunday after it’s mid-season hiatus. Should be a really miserable time for everyone involved. 😉



P.S. If you’re into Lightroom, you know you should be at the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando, Florida April 20-22nd right? Everybody else will be there. Why not you, right? Right!

Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at http://scottkelby.com

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  1. How’s things?, on occasion I see a 400 server error when I browse your webpage. Just a heads up, best wishes

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  2. Great tip – thanks! One more question: If I use a custom print template/layout, fill it with photos and now want to add another page with just the same template/layout to place the rest of my images in, how do I do that? I can’t find a command that would let me add the same template again. Only thing I can do is add a completely blank page.

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  3. Thanks Scott! Learning the cmd/ctrl key trick for placing the chosen photo inside the saved template boxes is great. This always stumped me. I would go back and crop virtual copies to fit the locations I wanted them in saved templates. I am so glad I finally got to watch this clip.

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  4. Good refreshers yesterday and today, thanks Scott!

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  5. Since you posted this print template the other day I’ve tried it out and had some fun with it. I have a couple questions though. When I place it on an 8-1/2×11 page it is not centered. Your example today looked like it was centered on the page. I’ve tried every keyboard shortcut I can think of that will let me choose all of the cells at one time and center them. Not being centered causes a problem when I pull it into Photoshop. Also, is there a way to save just the cells and not the rest of the page.

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    • Just save the layout as a template with one name, then change the page size – tweak the cells individually to be centered on the new size and save that as a second template. No group select or move, it’s just not that elegant. (His example was on a 4×5 ratio layout, I screen captured it and pixel peeped it.)

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      • After I wrote the post I changed the page size to 8×10 and it’s centered on that size. That solved my problem. But I was still curious if there was a way to choose all the cells at one time. That’s a no. Thanks a lot for the help.

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