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Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers

Another way that you can open up your photographs and work with them in Photoshop is to select two or more images, and then to open up those files in a single, layered document in Photoshop. Let's take a look at a scenario where we might want to do that. In this folder, which is titled Steven, we have some raw files. These are files straight out of the camera. What I want to do is combine two together to create what's called a diptych. Here, I want to work with this file here, then hold down the Cmd key and click on this image. Then, if you press the N key to enter into survey mode, what that will allow you to do is to show these two images side by side.
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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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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
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers

Another way that you can open up your photographs and work with them in Photoshop is to select two or more images, and then to open up those files in a single, layered document in Photoshop. Let's take a look at a scenario where we might want to do that. In this folder, which is titled Steven, we have some raw files. These are files straight out of the camera. What I want to do is combine two together to create what's called a diptych. Here, I want to work with this file here, then hold down the Cmd key and click on this image. Then, if you press the N key to enter into survey mode, what that will allow you to do is to show these two images side by side.

In this case you can kind of imagine having these perhaps in one document, side by side like this. Well that's exactly what I want to do. So let's go back to the grid view, so that we can view how we have these two images selected. Once you've selected two or more files, you can either right-click or Ctrl-click and choose Edit In, and then select Open as Layers in Photoshop. Or you can also navigate to the Photo pull down menu, and choose Edit In. And then select this option here, which is Open as Layers in Photoshop.

In doing that, what this will do is it will open up both of these images. And it will put them into a single Photoshop document. Here, we'll click open anyway. And then, again, this will create this document, as you can see here. And this will give us some flexibility in order to have multiple files in one document. Sometimes, you'll do this for exposure reasons. Other times, perhaps, for creative reasons like we're doing here. Here, we have the two files. There's the one file. The other one above. I'll select the Move tool.

And then I'm just going to click and drag this one out of the frame. In doing that, you can see that I've moved this off to the side. Now, to reveal that image. In Photoshop, you can reveal anything that's outside of this document window by navigating to Image. And then select Reveal All. This is a nice handy trick to be able to do that. So we now have this document which has these two images side-by-side. You can see the top photograph and then the bottom photograph here. In this way, by being able to have multiple images in one document, it gave us flexibility to create this layout that we have here. In other situations, as I mentioned, it might be to be able to combine multiple exposures together, or to do something else as well. All right, well after having modified this file however you want to do that, next we'll navigate to the File pull-down menu.

Here we'll choose Save. That will allow us to save this file out as a TIFF file. And then next we'll choose File and Close. This will save and close the file and include it inside of our catalog. So that if we go back to Lightroom, this will allow us to see that now here in Lightroom, if we go to the loop view, we now have this TIFF file which is included as part of our catalog and so that we can continue to work on this and include it in our overall workflow.

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