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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
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Editing raw photos in Photoshop


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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 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.
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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 raw photos in Photoshop

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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