Lightroom Tutorial

How to install .XMP Lightroom Preset (Desktop)

The new Lightroom 7.3 Update introduced a new way to work with presets. The old .Irtemplate files have been exchanged with the newer .xmp format. This changes might seem new to some people, but to use it makes working and installing presets more than ever!

The .xmp format has been used in Photoshop for Camera Raw before, while Lightroom used the .Irtemplate format. But now, the Camera Raw and Lightroom work with the same .xmp format. Your old Presets have been automatically converted into .xmp once you updated to Lightroom Classic 7.3, and this how to install the new .xmp file into Lightroom.

  1. Open Lightroom.
  2. Go to your Develop Module ( Top right corner )
  3. Click the + on your Presets tab and hit “Import Presets”

That’s all! The Preset can be used in Lightroom now, and you will find it when you open the Presets tab under User Presets. This is by far the quickest and easiest way to install Lightroom Presets in the newest version of Lightroom. You can even install .Irtemplate files in the same way.

If you want to have a clean folder structure for your Lightroom Presets, this is how you can arrange your assets better.

Installing the .xmp format as a folder

  1. Open Lightroom.
  2. Go to Lightroom in your main menu and hit Preferences

3. Click on Show Lightroom Develop Presets in the Preferences Menu

4. Paste your Preset Folder containing the .xmp files into Settings

5. Restart Lightroom and enjoy your Presets

You should be able to see all of your imported Presets as a folder in Lightroom and Camera Raw as well now. Play around with them and have fun!

Adobe InDesign

InDesign: Make Global Changes in Text

I bet having a particular word to change for the whole text is a tedious process. Imagine finding a word “team” example in a 100 pages of booklet? Phew! But worry you not, cuz in InDesign you can use a feature call, “Find/Change”. This is how we can use it…

  1. Choose Edit > Find/Change. This opens the Find/Change palette, so you can jump into the text and edit it without closing the palette.

2. In the Find What area, type the text you want to find. (You can leave this blank if you simply want to change formatting.)

3. In the Change To area, type the text you want to replace it with.

4. Choose an option from the Search menu to specify the scope of your search: All Documents, Document, Story, To End of Story, and Selection. (If necessary, you can jump into the document and select a story, an insertion point, or text to search.)

5. Check Whole Word if you don’t want to find variations of the Find What text (such as plurals).

6. Check Case Sensitive if you only want to find text with the exact capitalization pattern shown in the Find What field. When this option is checked, the capitalization in the Change To field is used for changes as well.

7. If you want to consider formatting in the search, click the More Options button to expand the Find/Change palette

8. Use the Format buttons in the Find Format Settings and Change Format Settings area to specify the formatting you want to find and replace.

9. Click Find Next to start the search. When you locate the found text, click Change to replace it with the Change To text and formatting or click Find Next again to skip it.

10. Using a Wild CardIf you want to find multiple variations of a word, you can enter a wild card character. For example, to find “run” and “ran,” enter the wild card for the vowel. The wild card symbol is a carat (Shift+6) followed by a question mark: ^?.

11. Click Find Next to continue the search. After you click Change and confirm that the changes are correct, you can click Change All to change all instances within the search scope.

When you’re finished with the Find/Change palette, click Done.

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Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro: Voice Over Recording

Record voice directly into the Timeline.

Do you ever do any screen recording for tutorial example, then ended up with lousy audio? That’s just happened to me. So I need a back up or re-record my tutorials again. But I hate it when I need to take out my audio recorder (Sony ICD-UX560 Digital Voice Recorder with Built-In USB) and a Rode smarlav mic just to do it. It’s a tedious process. So… I decided to use Voice-over record features that we have in Adobe Premiere Pro. Let’s dig it……..

These are few steps you need to do to start recording:

  1. Right click on the Audio track > Customize…
  2. Enable Voice Over Record button from Button Editor
  3. Drag the Voice over record button into the Audio Track
  4. Goto Edit > Preferences > Audio Hardware
  5. In Audio Hardware : Default Input : Your microfon….
  6. Goto Edit > Preferences > Audio : Check ‘Mute input while recording’ box
  7. Goto Audio Track Mixer > Enable ‘R’ = Record on the selected Audio track
  8. Goto selected Audio Track > Right click > Voice over record settings…
  9. Pick your preference countdown (I enable preroll 3)
  10. Place the playhead at where you wanted to start recording
  11. Click Voice Over Record button and wait till preroll finish counting 3…2…1… and start recording your voice!
  12. Press ‘Stop’ / space bar to stop recording
  13. Press ‘Play’ / space bar to view recorded voice

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