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

From: Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

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

Here we are going to take a look at what happens when we modify a PSD, TIFF or JPEG file, what are some of the considerations in regards to our Edit In Photoshop options when working with files like that. For example, here I have a PSD file. Now this could be PSD, JPEG or TIFF, but just for the sake of a demo, I've chosen this file, it's in the subfolder, Chris. What I am going to do is navigate to my QuickDevelop settings and I go to Color Presets and select one of these Cross Processing presets. Now this is a little bit over the top, but I think it will illustrate kind of how we can then process or work on these files.

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

Here we are going to take a look at what happens when we modify a PSD, TIFF or JPEG file, what are some of the considerations in regards to our Edit In Photoshop options when working with files like that. For example, here I have a PSD file. Now this could be PSD, JPEG or TIFF, but just for the sake of a demo, I've chosen this file, it's in the subfolder, Chris. What I am going to do is navigate to my QuickDevelop settings and I go to Color Presets and select one of these Cross Processing presets. Now this is a little bit over the top, but I think it will illustrate kind of how we can then process or work on these files.

Again, it doesn't matter the file format; we can use the Lightroom controls in order to change the way they look. What happens is these adjustments, they aren't really part of the file until we export or edit the file in another application. So let's say we're ready to edit this one in Photoshop. Well, we'll press our shortcut, we've learned that before, its Command+E or Ctrl+E in order to select Edit In Photoshop or we can choose Photo > Edit In and then Edit In Photoshop. This will then open up our dialog.

We've seen this before. Well, let's look at the three different options, starting off with Edit Original. If I select Edit Original, what's going to happen is it will open up the file without any Lightroom adjustments applied to it. Interesting, it strips off all of those adjustments. Let's close this file. Let's go back to Lightroom here and let's try our shortcut, Command+E or Ctrl+E. What about Edit a Copy? What this would do is it would actually duplicate the file, it would create another PSD document but the Lightroom adjustments wouldn't be visible.

This document would become part of our library over here. Now why would you want to do that? Well, you could do that if you want just, say, another version of the file without all those Lightroom adjustments on it. Let's see what this looks like. We'll click Edit. Once this opens up in Photoshop, we're going to see that we won't have any of those adjustments here. We'll go ahead and close it; we just have a copy of the file again. None of the adjustments we applied in Lightroom. Well, let's look at the third scenario, Command+E or Ctrl+E in order to Edit In Photoshop. Here we can Edit a Copy With a Lightroom Adjustments.

Now this is the only option where all of our work in Lightroom will be rendered or baked or included or be part of this file. In other words, if we select this option, it will render all of those adjustments into the document before it even gets to Photoshop. So this is the only way to see all that we've done in Lightroom in the file once we get to Photoshop. So here, let's go ahead and click Edit. Now it opens up this dialog, what do we want to do? Who do we want to have render this file? Do we want to have an older version of Camera RAW that's kind of outdated in Photoshop do the rendering? Well, always, of course, you want to have the latest version of Camera Raw do the rendering.

So we'll click on Render Using Lightroom. This will then create another version of the document. You can see it's generated this file, brought it into Lightroom and then just to make something different here, let's go to Hue/Saturation, for instance, and let's just change may be our Hue. Let's do something really dramatic here. How about -- actually, I'll choose Colorize. I am just trying to look at something that will make this file look different in our library catalog down here. And the let's go ahead and close the file and save it, while we close it and we'll choose all these TIFF options. Sure that's fun.

Now back in Lightroom, what we can see is we'll have this file, and this was the one that allowed us to have all of those settings applied to it and then it brought open in Photoshop and then we could kind of take it even further. In other words, if we want to use or take advantage of all that we've done inside of Lightroom, what we need to do there is to choose this third or top option, Edit a Copy with all these Lightroom adjustments applied. Now keep in mind all of these settings, well, they are relevant, whether we're working with a PSD, a TIFF, or JPEG, it doesn't really matter.

And my hope is by kind of breaking this down that this process of working between Lightroom and Photoshop, well, my hope is that it will become a little bit more clear or easy so that you can start to figure out well, what option is going to be best for me. Let's recap a little bit. Well, you may want to choose Edit Original; if you don't want to see any of the Lightroom Adjustments or maybe you haven't made any, that's a good option. Edit a Copy if perhaps you just want another copy of the file without Lightroom Adjustments to kind of compare or contrast or have some way to look at what you've done. Or you can, of course, choose this third option if you want to have all that you've done in Lightroom included, embedded, rendered as part of that file.

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  1. 2m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
      57s
  4. 36m 32s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 27s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      2m 8s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 48s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      4m 41s
  6. 9m 36s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      3m 47s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 21s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
      51s
  8. 41m 51s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      4m 47s
    3. Customizing the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip
      3m 17s
    5. Comparing two images
      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
    5. Filtering by file type
      1m 54s
    6. Filtering by type and metadata
      3m 22s
    7. Sorting photos
      1m 58s
    8. Stacking photos into groups
      4m 27s
  10. 21m 51s
    1. Using Smart Collections
      4m 7s
    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 41s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 49s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
    1. External editing preferences
      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Editing an original TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
    2. Publishing to a folder
      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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