NAPP instructor RC Concepcion teaches you how to create Print and Picture Package templates using Lightroom 2.
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Hi, this is RC. Welcome to the light room 2.0 pod cast. I want to spend some time talking about how to be able to create templates that you can used inside of the print module of light room.
Let us go ahead and take a look at this real quick. Now, I have let us say this image selected here. What I want to do is I want to be able to make sure that I print this image on a 13 x 19 paper. The best way for me to do that is just to go from here to the page setup section and make sure that I have to correct printed if I am going to be printing to as well as the correct size of the paper that I want to use.
Once I have that set, I will go ahead and I will click okay. The next thing that I want to do from here is I want to make sure that I have the appropriate margins for this. Right now, I have this setup as a one-inch margin all around and what I have setup under the grid is I have a three row, three columns. I am only printing one image.
I want to make sure that I bring that to one row and bring it to one column. Now, the next thing that I wanted to take a look at here is the cell size. Notice that I can drag this to expand it but it will only drag as far as it needs to proportion of it. Notice that as soon as this gets to specific size, it rotates. That is based on rotate to fit that I have here. If I have that unchecked then it will not do that. It will not automatically rotate so right now I can drag this all the way up but that is about as far as this can sized based on the proportions.
If I want this to get this a little bit bigger, I have to drag the width of this as well. Notice it is a constant playing around here. Now, I wanted this picture to kind of print this way. I want to go print the landscape rather than portrait.
Right now, it is now doing that so what I am going to do is I am going back to over here to the page setup page section, and so here I will go ahead and I will switch the orientation. Having the orientation set, now, it works a little bit better but notice that if I wanted to print 17 by let us say 11, I could not do that. I have to decrease this so that if either gets into that one frame or what I could do is I can select my zoom to fill and it will to zoom to fill with every size I have set up.
Now, what I am going to do is I am going to decrease this and what I am going to do here is I am going to make this let us say, 17 x 11. Notice that when I try to do that, it tells me look, you cannot do that based on the margins that you have here.
If they all interplay with one another, you take all these margins down I should be able to get to 17 x 11. Now, notice that still is in printed in the size of the cell so what I will do is I will go ahead and I will select my zoom to fill, and now this works well.
Now, I have an 11 x 17 on a 13 x 19 sheet. I do not want to have to do this over and over again so what I am going to do here is I am going to set this up as a template. The best way for me to do this is I am going over here with this template browser and I am going to click on this plus sign.
Clicking on this plus sign, I have the option to be able to give it a name and to show the folder I want to save it in. I am going to call this 11 x 17 on 13 x 19 paper. I will click on create. Now, I have that cell.
What I can do from here is let us go ahead and change this profile. I am going to scroll over here and I am going to switch this to red river article full luster and will change this to relative. Take a look at this, I am going to save it also and I am going to call this 11 x 17 on a 13 x 19 paper and I am going to call that red river Artic.
Now, if I take a look at this one, notice that this one has a different color profile. This one used the red river article luster so if you are using specific paper types it is also a good idea for you to be able to setup a template with ICC profiles exactly the way that you would mean them.
It is pretty straight forward. You set up all your settings here and then from there, you turn around and just click on the plus sign to add this specific user template. If I want to remove one of the presets, I can go ahead and just click on the minus sign. Once I have it highlighted and click on minus sign and it is taken care of.
Now, I am going back over here and I am going to setup a picture package. And now, let us just say that I want to take this picture package and I want a 18 x 10, 22.5 x 3.5 and 33 x 7. Once, I have that all set I can come over here and go to the template browser and I am going to type in picture package one for Mpix. I am going to click on create.
Now, that I it all set, I want to go over here and I want to clear layout and I am going to select this image. Once I have that set, I am going to click on the picture package for Mpix and notice that it automatically sets up the picture package that I have presets.
It is not something that you necessarily need to do from a paper that you are send your printer only. You can also do this with picture packages. So, play around with this, make sure that you customized them because it only takes a couple of extra stamps in the beginning but they do help out quite a bit.