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Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

Video: Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop

Next, I want to take a look at a scenario where things get a little bit more complicated. You know, often when we work on our files, wither they're tif, psd, or jpegs, we may decide that we want to process those files in Lightroom and in Photoshop as well. Let me talk through a scenario here. Remember this folder of images, portraits2, where we have this picture which is a raw file. We open that one up in photoshop, and then we converted it to black and white and saved it, and that was integrated into our lightroom library.

Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop

Next, I want to take a look at a scenario where things get a little bit more complicated. You know, often when we work on our files, wither they're tif, psd, or jpegs, we may decide that we want to process those files in Lightroom and in Photoshop as well. Let me talk through a scenario here. Remember this folder of images, portraits2, where we have this picture which is a raw file. We open that one up in photoshop, and then we converted it to black and white and saved it, and that was integrated into our lightroom library.

And here it is, this is a TIFF file, and this workflow is consistent whether it is a TIFF, PSD or a JPG. And let's say that once we see this in Lightroom, we decide, you know what, I'm going to use quick develop or maybe the develop module. Then, I'm going to go to my tone control, controls here. And what I want to do is increase the contrast a little bit and also increase the exposure. Not quite that much. Here I'll just click this button maybe a few times. Now I just want to darken the blacks there. Just increasing the overall contrast. So this is a TIF file which has been processed in Photoshop and now also in Lightroom.

Well, when it comes to opening up a file like this in Photoshop, we need to make some important choices. So here again if it's a TIF, PSD or JPG that's been processed in Lightroom, we'll navigate to the photo pull-down menu, select Edit In, and choose Photoshop. And then, in this dialog, we need to make sure that these Lightroom adjustments are part of what we'll see in Photoshop. Now, if we select Edit Original, the Lightroom adjustments will not be visible. If we choose Edit a Copy, again the Lightroom adjustments will not be visible.

We'll have a duplicate version without anything we did in Lightroom. Yet, if we choose Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments, whether its TIF PSD or JPG, we'll see that file with all of those Lightroom adjustments applied. Let's go ahead and select that option, and take a look at how the file will appear. One it's inside of Photoshop. Here, we'll render using Lightroom. Which we'll just make sure will take advantage of the latest version of Camera Raw that we have here installed in Lightroom. Alright. Well, now that I'm in Photoshop.

What we're going to see is that we've encountered a flattened version of the file. It took the 2 layers that we had in this document, and then the Lightroom adjustments. And sandwiched those down. To a single layered document. The advantage of this, of course, is that we now no longer need to deal with all of those other layers. Because often when we have a lot of layers, the file size increases dramatically. So in this case, we have this really simple file, without all of those layers. It's essentially flattened it for us, and created a copy of it.

Just to illustrate a difference here lets go ahead and create one more layer. We'll add some reds and some yellows, just so we can distinguish this between the other document. Then lets choose file and save, and after that we'll choose file and close. This will then save and close the file. And integrate it into our Lightroom catalog. So here, let's go ahead and navigate back to Lightroom, once this is complete. I should also point out that the processing here of this image isn't amazing. That's not the point. The point is just to make some sort of a visual difference. So back in Lightroom, what we'll see is we now have 3 files. What started as a raw file, was brought into Photoshop. And then we created an Adjustment layer.

Then we made some adjustments here in Lightroom, and we wanted to apply those adjustments and open the file in Photoshop, which we did. And then in Photoshop we continued to modify the image. So, as you can see, what this allowed us to do is to have a bit of a workflow. And your workflow when it comes to your. Psd, tif, or jpeg files that have been processed in Lightroom. The main thing to keep in mind is that what you want to do is choose photo, edit in, and Photoshop. And then you want to select this top option to make sure that all of those Lightroom adjustments will be included when you edit and open that file in Photoshop.

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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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