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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.
Let's take a look at how we can select and then edit a JPEG file in Photoshop. And here we will look at two different scenarios we'll begin by working with JPEG's and we will keep those flattened. And then we will explore what happens when we create or add layers in Photoshop as well. Alright, we will go ahead and select an image which you can find in the beach family folder. These are all JPEG files. Next, navigate the Photo > Edit In > Edit in Adobe Photoshop. This will then open up the same dialogue which we've seen before, we can edit a copy with Lightroom Adjustments, if we process the file at all in Lightroom or just a copy or simply the original. Here I just want to edit the original file, so go ahead and choose that option and then click on the edit button.
This will launch this file in Photoshop. Here it's telling me I have a profile mismatch. The JPEG actually has a lower color gamut or smaller color gamut of Adobe RGB. I'm currently working in ProPhoto. I'll just use the embedded, keep that as is, and that will work fine. Alright, well this image, what I want to do is I want to sharpen it, and I want to sharpen it on this exact layer. So here If we double click the Zoom tool, we can see the image at 100 percent. That's typically what you want to do when you sharpen your files. Next, navigate to the Filter > Sharpen. And then, let's choose smart sharpen.
Smart sharpen will allow us to apply a little bit of sharpening here. And again, the point is, here, not to learn how to sharpen but rather, to apply something to your image to make some sort of a change or correction. So I'm going to apply these amounts here. Then, click OK. Well, in doing this I've subtly sharpened this image. Next what I want to do is simply save and close it. To do that I will navigate to file and then choose save. Then I'll navigate to the File Close. By simply keeping this document as a JPEG with one layer when we go back to light room what we will encounter is that we have this file. With that added correction or enhancement made that we worked on in Photoshop. Yet, what about those situations where you have an image and where you add layers to it in Photoshop? Well, this is where things get a little bit complicated, so stick with me here.
What we're going to do is use photo, edit in, and then edit this one in Photoshop one more time. This will reopen this photograph, we'll edit the original, click the edit button and again we'll use the embedded profile warning. Well with this image, let's say for some reason we've decided to remove the color, again just for demo purposes I'll do that, we'll click on the adjustment layer icon and remove the color. And I'm saying just for demo purposes because I actually like the color in this photograph. But just to make a change here, we'll remove the color.
Well now that this image is black and white, we have a layer here. Now we could of course flatten this image. You can do so by navigating to the layer. And then you can choose flatten image. Then we could just save it out as a JPEG. But what if we aren't certain about this conversion? What if we want to keep this layer as part of the file? What we need to do is to navigate to our File > Save. And we can't save this as a JPEG, because JPEG's don't allow layers.
So here, we'll simply choose Save or Save As. In doing that, we then have to determine the location in the file format. Well I'll save this out as a tint file format. Because I like that better than PSD. And this will allow me to save the layer. And you may be wondering, well what's the big deal. Well you'll see in just a minute. So we'll go ahead and click Save. And then, we'll click OK to use the default settings there. And then File and Close. Well, the big deal of course is when we go back to Lightroom, all that image, it isn't part of our Lightroom catalog.
It isn't part of this folder. If we scroll through this folder. Here I'll press the G key, and I'll decrease the thumbnail sizes a bit. You can see that, that black and white image. It doesn't exist in this area. Well, why is that? What went wrong? What happened? Well, what happened was something which is kind of interesting. We started off with this JPEG file. Opened it up in Photoshop. But then we added a new layer, so we had to save it out and use Save As. And when you use Save As, essentially what you're doing is saving this file quote.
Behind Lightrooms back, so Lightroom didn't really know that, that happened. So we need to do, is we need to synchronize the folder and this will solve our issue. This will help us to bring in this missing photograph back into this folder. To do that you'll Right Click or Ctrl Click on the folder and then Select Synchronize Folder. This will allow us to open up the synchronized dialogue. Here it detected that there is one missing photograph. Great. We can show the import dialogue if we want to, it's not really necessary so I'll turn that off and then we'll go ahead and choose synchronize. What this will do, it will add this picture to our catalog, we'll be able to scroll around until we can find that, here it is over here on this side. You can see that this image is now part of our catalog. And now it's part of our catalog as a file which is in this tif file format. So when you're working with JPEG files, just keep that in mind. That if the file is flattened you won't need to go through this extra step. And if your saving with layers You will need to take that final step which involved going to the folder, right clicking or CTRL clicking on the folder name, and then select synchronized folder, and that way, you'll make sure to have all of those files as part of your overall Lightroom catalog.
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