Lightroom: How to Develop Image and Print to File

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Hello,
How do I make a sepia tone Custom Print in Lightroom, and send it to a outside vendor to print. (16x20) I have all the images in place. I can't find the sepia preset, It won't let me control E to Photoshop. And I can't see where I can send it to disk. I'm lost. HELP Please. This will be the perfect Xmas gift.
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Color modifications to your images, such as making them Sepia toned, takes place in the Develop module. This is where you will find the Sepia preset. Once you have completed getting your image to look the way you want, then you move to the Output modules (Slideshow, Print, Web) to send that file out.

The Ctrl+E shortcut to Edit an image in your external editor also only works from the Library and Develop Modules.

There are multiple options for sending edited copies of your file to your hard drive for sending off to a print shop. From the Print module, go down to Print Job at the bottom of the right hand panel. The first option, "Print to", change that to JPEG File. This will create a file on your hard drive with your current print settings.
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One piece of advice I can give you is to do your print work on a virtual copy. This makes it easy to crop to your paper dimensions without cluttering up the source image with odd crop history.

Then you can print to file or publish as suggested upthread.