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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.
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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