Using Lightroom’s ‘Spray Paint’ feature to “Spray” Presets Across Multiple Images – Lightroom Killer Tips

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Right here’s a fairly cool little tip (from the vault): in Lightroom Basic’s Library module you need to use the Paint Can (within the toolbar alongside the underside of the thumbnail grid) to “spray” on the preset of your alternative (amongst different issues). That’s proper, any thumbnail within the Grid view you drag throughout will get the preset utilized or you may drag throughout a bunch of thumbnails and have the preset utilized as you drag, which is the massive benefit of the Paint Can. Right here’s the way it’s accomplished:

STEP ONE: Click on on the Paint Can on the backside of the toolbar (I circled it in purple right here for ya). By default, it needs to color key phrases, however we’re going to alter its perform to one thing else.

STEP TWO: Click on and maintain on the Paint pop-up menu and select Settings (as proven above).

STEP THREE: While you select Settings, you’ll see the phrase “Auto Tone” seem to proper of it, however when you click on and maintain on Auto Tone, you’ll get a pop-up menu with entry to all of your Develop Module presets (as proven right here the place I selected ‘Crimson Filter,’ considered one of Lightroom’s built-in Black and White presets. Now, the Paint Can will ‘paint’ the Crimson Filter B&W preset.

STEP FOUR: To use the preset, simply drag it over the photographs (as I’ve right here) and each get that Crimson Filter preset utilized to it Easy as that. 🙂

NOTE: as you may see within the seize in step two above, you may “spray on” numerous issues (not simply presets) from Key phrases to copyright information; from rotating your photographs to labeling, flagging, or including star rankings. Plus, it’s simply enjoyable to make use of.

Hope you discovered that useful, and tip-of-the-hat to Adobe’s Julieanne Kost, from whom I discovered this tip within the first place.

Right here’s wishing you an superior, secure, wholesome, glad week! 🙂

-Scott

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