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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module
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Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop

Next, I want to take a look at how we can open up our Raw files inside of Photoshop as smart objects. In doing this, it gives us even more flexibility so that we can tap into the Raw processing power here in Lightroom and also in Photoshop. Let's begin by working with this photograph here. You can find it in the folder portraits 1. Or, for that matter, you can really select any raw file that you have in your library. And what I want to do with this image is I want to convert it to black and white. So here I'll navigate to the quick develop panel or, of course, we could go to the develop panel as well. I use a preset, just to keep things simple.
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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

Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop

Next, I want to take a look at how we can open up our Raw files inside of Photoshop as smart objects. In doing this, it gives us even more flexibility so that we can tap into the Raw processing power here in Lightroom and also in Photoshop. Let's begin by working with this photograph here. You can find it in the folder portraits 1. Or, for that matter, you can really select any raw file that you have in your library. And what I want to do with this image is I want to convert it to black and white. So here I'll navigate to the quick develop panel or, of course, we could go to the develop panel as well. I use a preset, just to keep things simple.

I'll go ahead and click on this pull down menu and choose B&W Presets, and select B&W Look 1. In doing this, it will convert the image to black and white. Alright. Well, so far I kind of like that so what I want to do is open this file up in Photoshop. To do that, we will navigate to Photo > Edit In > Smart Object in Photoshop. In doing that, this will give us a lot of flexibility as you'll see in a moment. This will also allow us to save the file out and that will be included in our catalog.

Alright. Well, here we have this image. You'll notice that it comes into Photoshop as a smart object layer. And now that I look at it I realize it's too dark. I want to change the way this image is processed. Well, to do that we can double-click on this icon here and it will launch the photograph in Camera Raw now inside the Photoshop. You know the engine of Camera Raw that's in Lightroom and in Photoshop is the exact same engine. Here, we'll notice we have all of our same controls. It's just that they're sort of positioned a little bit differently.

The interface is different, but the engine is still the same. Well, here I want to reprocess this image. I want to brighten it up a little bit, perhaps bring up my shadows and then darken those blacks to create a different way to process this image. All right. Well, there you have it. Some more flexibility using Camera Raw. Some more or another way to process this image, let's click OK to apply those settings. And one of the advantages of Smart Objects is that you can always and forever go back to Camera Raw simply by double-clicking on this icon in order to reprocess the file.

Well, after having done that I like it, so I want to save the file out. So here let's navigate to the File pull down menu or you could use your shortcuts as well. Choose File > Save. And the next choose File > Close. In doing this, by default, it will create a TIFF file for us, and it will save this TIFF file in the same exact folder in Lightroom. So here back in Ligthroom, you can see we have the original RAW file that was processed here. Then, we have the file that we opened as a Smart object. This is now a TIFF file, and this TIFF file is part of the catalog. So when it comes to opening up your files as smart objects, the advantage is flexibility, that you can constantly and forever edit or modify that image. Yet the downside, of course, is that smart objects increase your overall file size. Yet that being said, sometimes the flexibility is worth that increade in file size.

Yet either way, now you know how you can edit or open up your images from Lightroom over to Photoshop as smart objects.

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