Lightroom 4 Before and After (backslash key)

I am still making it through the entire episode.  Matt has an awesome way of teaching Lightroom.  Backslash key – before and after!  Man – how am I supposed to remember all of the keyboard shortcuts?

Here is the link to his podcast.

Episode Summary 

Ever since I first started using the new sliders in the Basic panel in Lightroom 4, I was hooked. So I started out to record a video on how I use them but realized I use them in different ways for different photos. Then I realized, there were more things I wanted to do to this photo. Before I knew it, I had a full before and after video using Photoshop and all. You gotta love it when your video starts taking over right? 🙂 Anyway, my main goal here is to show you the Basic panel sliders in Lightroom 4 and just how powerful moving 4-5 sliders can be for your photo. In fact, you’ll see that most of the work is done before we ever leave Lightroom to Photoshop. I hope you enjoy!


Lightroom 4

I just got a copy of the new Lightroom 4 for Windows in and upgraded my catalog.  Right now my catalog is sitting around 100k images.  The catalog update went well and wasn’t a problem.  I’ve not had too much time to go through the Develop module yet to see all the new changes.  I’ve been watching some of the podcasts from PhotoshopUserTV and learning about the new features.  It has support now for video which is nice as well as overall enhancements in several areas.