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In part two of Chris Orwig's Lightroom Essentials, you'll learn how to add important metadata to your images that will help you find and filter your library, process images and video, and export, email, and share photos—all from within the powerful Library module in Adobe Lightroom. First you'll learn how to flag, rate, and rank your photos and use the information to find images that match those criteria. Then tag them with locations and add keywords and identifying information that clearly distinguish the subject and your copyright. Chris also shows you how to make image adjustments with Quick Develop, and play, trim, and edit video. Lastly, find out how to export your photographs to a hard drive, email them to friends and clients, and upload them to sharing sites like Flickr and Facebook.
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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