Lightroom: How To Make a Title Slide

One standout feature of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is that it allows users to create web slideshows. This is quite handy, especially if users want to show off their best photos to friends and family. And, the program is so easy to use that anybody can rapidly create a slideshow and add new slides to the collection. But, users that want to create interesting title slides will have to use some additional programs besides Lightroom. 

Step 1: Create a Collection

The first thing that a photographer should do is create a collection of their pictures. Collections can be created by following the below procedures:

  1. Hit the + (plus symbol) in the upper left-hand corner of the Collections panel.
  2. Select Create Collection.
  3. Name the picture.
  4. Check Include Selected Photos.
  5. Hit OK.

Once the collection is created, other images can be selected and dropped into the collection. A collection is the first step in creating a slideshow.

Step 2: Create a Slideshow

Before even considering creating a title slide, users need to figure out which photos that they want to use. The photos should be based on some theme. For example, pictures from a family vacation make great slideshows, or photos that tell the story of a particular day can also be used.

Once users decide what photos that they want to use, they need to save them as a collection. Avoid saving a collection as a Smart Collection since this will lock in the current arrangement. Users should be able to move around photos so that they tell a story or at least remain in sequence.

Users should add captions to the photos and add borders and other effects to make the slideshow more interesting. Once the slideshow is in the correct order and all additional effects have been added, it's time to create the title slide.

Step 3: Create the Title Slide

Lightroom doesn't let a user directly create a slideshow, but these can be created in other programs like Photoshop or other photo software programs. Users that have text programs that allow them to save images as .TIFF or .JPEG can also use these programs as well.

Title slides should be created on either a white or other solid colored background. If users do use a black background, they should make sure that the letters are sufficiently large enough so that viewers can read them. 

Title pages can also be made of a particular picture in the slide. Text can be superimposed over the image. Or, a black or white border can be added to the picture, and the words can be added to the top or bottom border.

The title page introduces what the slideshow is about. So, it can be the name of a trip with the date and year or the name of family in the pictures. Title slides just need to introduce what is being shown.

Once the title slide is completed, users should save it and drop it into the slideshow. Then, they can add it to the front of the entire show.  And, then the user can save or export the entire slideshow and share it with others.