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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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