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Editing an original TIFF or PSD

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

Video: Editing an original TIFF or PSD

So far we've taken a look at how we can work with our RAW files and edit those in Photoshop. Next I want to explore how we can edit our TIFF or PSD or JPEG files as well. Well, here in this folder we have the original RAW file right here. We also have this TIFF file, which we created in the previous movie. Now after having looked at this TIFF file, what I want to do is I want to re-open this in Photoshop and I want to modify it even further. To do that, we'll simply select the photograph. Then, navigate to the Photo > Edit In > Photoshop.

Editing an original TIFF or PSD

So far we've taken a look at how we can work with our RAW files and edit those in Photoshop. Next I want to explore how we can edit our TIFF or PSD or JPEG files as well. Well, here in this folder we have the original RAW file right here. We also have this TIFF file, which we created in the previous movie. Now after having looked at this TIFF file, what I want to do is I want to re-open this in Photoshop and I want to modify it even further. To do that, we'll simply select the photograph. Then, navigate to the Photo > Edit In > Photoshop.

In doing this, it will open up a dialogue, which will ask up how we actually want to bring this photograph over to Photoshop. You can see that we have three different options. The top option is really good if you've worked on the image inside of Light room. In other words, let's say you brought this image to the Develop Module and you made some adjustments there. What this would do is create a copy or duplicate version of the file with any Lightroom adjustment applied. Another option is to simply create a duplicate version of the file, without any Lightroom adjustments. Or you can always just edit or open up the original file. In this case, that's what I want to do, because this photograph has simply been worked on in Photoshop.

I haven't done anything here in Lightroom. So we'll just go ahead and edit the original. Click the Edit button. And this will then open up this file inside of Photoshop. In a sense it's just like pressing an Open command. But it just called Edit In. In this case, we're editing the original file here in Photoshop. All right. Well, this file, it has a black and white adjustment layer. Just for fun, we'll create a new layer. Let's click on the Curves icon. This one will brighten the image up a little bit and darken it down. Create a little classic S curve. Just to add just a touch of contrast there.

And again, you can do whatever you need to do in Photoshop to finish off the file. Next we'll go to our File pull-down menu. Here I'll select File > Save. Then, I'll also select File > Close, which will allow me to close the file after it's been completely saved. Now, what it will do, essentially, is just save this file with the three layers, and Lightroom will know that this file exists. It will by default be part of the Lightroom catalog. The only problem that Lightroom has is when we use the save as command.

So, here let's go back to Lightroom. In Lightroom you can see that this image has now been updated. Alright. Well, let's look at a few other options in order to dig deeper into this whole topic. Here we'll select the folder which is titled Chris and here you can see I have a single PSD file. In order to open up this file again, we'll go to photo. Here, I'll choose Edit In. And then we'll select Edit in Adobe Photoshop. Again, we have a few options. We can edit the original Photoshop document. Or we could edit a copy or copy with Lightroom Adjustments.

Again, if you process the file in Lightroom, you may want to choose this option here. Yet in this case what I want to do is this file hasn't been processed in Lightroom just in Photoshop but I want to create a duplicate copy of it. So here I'll select edit a copy no need to include Lightroom adjustments because there aren't any. Then click on the edit button what this will do is bring up another version of the file here. You can see its now titled chrisdalmoro-edit. Because this is a duplicate version. And I'll click on the color balance adjustment layer icon and I'll add a little bit of red and a little bit of yellow to add a little bit of a, say, sepia tone look.

Next we'll navigate to the file pull down menu. Here we'll select save and then we'll go to the file pull down menu and select close. This will then save and close the file and we can jump back to light room here. The reason why I wanted to show you this one which is that when you create a copy you can see that you have two versions of the file. These two versions, they live right next door to each other, they are both photoshop documents... And this particular technique works with Photoshop documents, TIFF, or JPEG. It just allows you to create a copy or duplicate version of the file. Now, that being said, we didn't need to choose that option. We could always have just chosen Edit Original.

But for demo purposes, I wanted to show you what it would look like if you chose Edit a copy. All right. Well, there's how we can start to work with our Photoshop files and our TIFF files. Next, let's take a look at how we can work with the JPG file format because that will be a little bit more involved and so, I want to go ahead and do that in the next movie.

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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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