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This course enables you to harness the diverse features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom literally at the touch of a button. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient, including ways to navigate the interface, minimizing, maximizing, and zooming panels and images as you go, as well as methods for importing images. Chris also demonstrates shortcuts for organizing images with labels, stars, flags, and collections; editing image metadata; working with video; and making a wide range of image adjustments. The course provides photo editors with a whole new way to extend their reach in Lightroom: by bringing their toolset closer to the workbench.
Lightroom is an incredibly powerful application, and there's so much that we can do with our images here, yet many times, in order to finish off our photographs, or in order to apply creative effects to our pictures, we need to bring them into Photoshop; we need to edit our pictures in Photoshop. So here I want to highlight a few shortcuts that we can use in Lightroom and Photoshop when we're interested in editing our photos in Photoshop. We'll take a look at two different file types. The first one is a TIFF file, and what we'll do here is we'll look at how we can edit this file in Photoshop, and as we're working on this, keep in mind that this will be the same workflow for TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file types.
Here, let's go ahead and press our shortcut key combination to edit and open this file in Photoshop. To do that, press Command+E on a Mac, or Control+E on Windows. This will open up the edit photo in Photoshop dialog, and this dialog will open up regardless of the version of Photoshop that you're working on. Here we have a few options. We can either edit the original file, a copy of the file, or if we've worked on the file in Lightroom, we can open up a copy with Lightroom adjustments.
In this case, I haven't worked on this image in Lightroom, so I just want to open the original file. Here, I'll click Edit; that will then send this file to Photoshop. I'm going to use the embedded profile, and then just click OK. Next I want to make a few minor adjustments to this photograph. Here, we'll click on our Black & White adjustment layer, and then I'm going to change my layer blending mode to Soft Light. Now, the point here isn't using adjustment layers, or creating this particular effect. Rather, I'm just highlighting that you can make any kind of a change in Photoshop.
Here's our change before, and then now after. Next, I'll click on the Color Balance adjustment layer. What I'm going to do is I'm going to go to my Midtones, and add a little bit of blue and cyan there, and then go to the Highlights, and just add a little bit of yellow to change the overall look and feel of the photograph. Here it is before, and then now after. Again, I'm just trying to highlight that you can do really anything in Photoshop. After you've edited your photo in Photoshop, how can you go back to Lightroom effectively by way of using shortcuts? Well here you can press Command+S on a Mac, or Control+S on Windows in order to save the document.
Next, in order to close it, press Command+W on a Mac, or Control+W on Windows. Then you can go ahead and navigate back to Lightroom. Here in Lightroom, you can see the photograph with those adjustments which we made in Photoshop. All right. Well, what about working on images which aren't TIFF, JPEG, or PSD files? What about working on RAW files? Well, let's take a look at how we can do that. Here we have a file. It's photographer.dng. Let's say that we've worked on this image in Lightroom, and we're ready to send it off to Photoshop.
Again, we'll press that same shortcut key combination. Press Command+E on the Mac, or Control+E on Windows. That will send the file directly to Photoshop. Here I'll zoom in on the image a little bit, so that we can see the details that we have to work with. With this photograph, what I want to do is I want to convert this to black and white, and I want to add a little bit of some sepia tone into the picture. To do that, I'll click on my Black & White adjustment layer. Here we can brighten up our reds and our yellows a little bit, and then I'll click on my Color Balance adjustment layer again. Add a little bit of red, and also just a touch of yellow.
Again, the point here isn't that this is the greatest effect ever in Photoshop, but rather, I'm trying to highlight how you can work in Photoshop, and integrate that work back into the Lightroom. In order to save this file out press Command+S on a Mac, or Control+S on Windows. That will then save the file. Once the saving has been completed, we can then go ahead and press our other shortcut key, which was Command+W on a Mac, or Control+W on Windows. Then we can select Lightroom in order to go back to Lightroom.
Here in Lightroom, with this RAW file, you can see we have the original RAW file as it was, and also that file which we worked on, saved and then closed inside of Photoshop.
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