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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
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Editing an original JPEG


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

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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.
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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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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
3h 31m Beginner Jul 02, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Adding flags, stars, and labels to images
  • Filtering your library by text, metadata, and file type
  • Stacking photos into groups
  • Creating a collection to group images
  • Tagging images with locations
  • Processing images in the Library module
  • Viewing and editing videos
  • Working with the DNG file format
  • Adding copyright metadata to photos
  • Adding keywords
  • Opening images in Photoshop
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photos
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Editing an original JPEG

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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