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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 start to open and edit our photographs from Lightroom over to Photoshop. First, we want to select a folder, in this case I've select the folder Portraits 2, and then click on an image. Now, there are a few different techniques that you can use to edit an image inside of Photoshop. You can Right-Click or Ctrl+Click on an image, and select Edit In, and then choose this option here, Edit in Photoshop Creative Cloud. This will be the default settings, or we can also choose the alternative settings, as well, or you can navigate to the Photo pull-down menu. Here select Edit In, or choose the same options here. You'll notice that there are some shortcuts.
I recommend that you jot those shortcuts down because most likely you'll be going back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop pretty frequently. So on a Mac you can press Cmd+E, on Windows you can press Ctrl+E to edit and to open up an image in Photoshop. Let's go ahead and do that with this photograph here. In doing that, it gives me this warning dialog, and this is actually a pretty important dialog. It says hey, this version of Lightroom may require the Photoshop Camera Raw plug in, whatever version it is. In other words it's not sure if Lightroom and Photoshop have the same Camera Raw plug in.
Well, if you aren't sure, you want to make sure you render out all of those adjustments using Lightroom. So here we'll go ahead and click on that option. Another thing you can do is obviously update Camera Raw in Photoshop just to make sure you have the latest version in both of these applications. If you aren't sure, click on Render using Lightroom. This will then create a version of this image and it will open it up here for us in Photoshop. Here I'll wait a second for it to open up this file. This file's going to come into Photoshop with the color space and all the settings that we dialed in our preferences.
In this case, it's showing me an embedded profile mismatch. Do you remember in the preferences that it shows the color space of pro photo RGB? Well the working color space I have in Photoshop is different, it's Adobe RGB. So, what to do in situations like this? Well here I want to use the embedded profile instead of the working space so I have more flexibility. Because that color space has a wider gamut, or wider color gamut, better options, so I have better flexibility when I processing the image.
I'm also going to want to change my color space in PhotoShop. Because if you're working back and forth, again you want the two color spaces to match or to sink up. Yeah, for now, let's click on the option, use the embedded color profile instead. This will open up our photograph and before I get too carried away, I'm going to go to my area where I can change my color settings. If you go to the Edit pull down menu, you can select Color Settings, and this will open up our Color Settings dialog. What you want to do is change your working space to the space which we selected in light room so that those two are matched up Pro-Photo R.G.B.
And this way you won't have any of these profile mismatch warnings again. We will go ahead and click Okay, here in PhotoShop I will do something simple. I'll click on Adjustment Layer, in this case I'll convert the image to black and white. Now, I'm not too concerned with the quality of the conversion because this is more of a demo movie,but what I do want to do is perhaps brighten up the skin tone. So I'll brighten up the whites and the yellows and then maybe darken some of the background tones there just a little bit. Okay, great. Let's say we've finished our work in Photoshop. Next, we need to save and close this file. To do that we can click on the little X icon.
That will allow us to close this. Do we want to save this? Sure, we'll click Save. That will then save and close this file. Once this has completed, what I'm going to do is go back to Lightroom so that we can see how Lightroom will save this file as a staked image. Right next door to the original file. Alright, well now that that's complete I'm going to go ahead and navigate back to Lightroom and here back in Lightroom you'll notice that we now have stacked with the original file, here we have the DNG file, then we have this TIF version of it as well.
And as we've talked about in one of my previous courses, what we can do with stacking is we can stack two images together. You can open and close the stack by clicking on this icon right here. Or you can press the S key, and you can see how those two images are stacked or connected together. Now if you prefer not to use stacking, which I don't use in my own workflow, you can go back to the preferences by choosing Lightroom and then preferences and here you can click this option off of stack with original. In that way these 2 files, when you edit a file in Photoshop they will no longer be connected in this way.
They will just live right next door. Let me show you what I mean. Here I select this image, then let's go to Photo > Edit In > Edit in Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud or Render Using Lightroom. This will create a TIF version of this photograph and open it up inside of Photoshop. Now that this image is opened up in Photoshop. I'm going to make a simple adjustment. Here what I want to do, is I want to convert this image to black and white. So I'll click on the adjustment layer icon for the black and white. And the only reason I'm making this adjustment, is just so that we have A really stark difference so we can compare the two images when we get back to Lightroom.
Now to save and close this file, I'm going to use some shortcuts. In Photoshop if you press Cmd+S on a Mac or Ctrl+S on Windows, that allows you to save the document. Then if you press Cmd+W on Mac, that's Ctrl+W on Windows, that will allow you to close the document. So once this has completed saving, it will then close the document so that we can then go back to Lightroom and take a look at how it saved this file as part of our Lightroom catalog. And again, one of the advantages of using Lightroom is that when you save your files, they are automatically included as part of the Lightroom catalog. So here I'll go back to Lightroom, and in doing that you can see that I now have these two images side by side.
We have the original RAW file, and we have the TIF file that we created inside of Photoshop.
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