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Revisiting edits

From: Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together

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Throughout this chapter I have been taking you through some very simple workflows starting in Lightroom, taking your file into Photoshop to add some more edits there, and then bringing it back to see it in the Lightroom catalog. But in reality, you might go back and forth several times between Lightroom and Photoshop or another external editor in that fashion. So I wanted to show you how that works with this example. Again, I am just going to do the same simple edits to keep things in parity. So here in the Lightroom Develop module, with this PSD, I am going turn it to black and white, and then I am going to tweak the sliders to taste.

Revisiting edits

Throughout this chapter I have been taking you through some very simple workflows starting in Lightroom, taking your file into Photoshop to add some more edits there, and then bringing it back to see it in the Lightroom catalog. But in reality, you might go back and forth several times between Lightroom and Photoshop or another external editor in that fashion. So I wanted to show you how that works with this example. Again, I am just going to do the same simple edits to keep things in parity. So here in the Lightroom Develop module, with this PSD, I am going turn it to black and white, and then I am going to tweak the sliders to taste.

And then I'll pass it over to Photoshop, Cmd+E on the Mac, Ctrl+E on the PC. I will go with Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments this time, and I'll click Edit. Here in Photoshop, as I've been doing all along, I'll add a type layer,and then I'll save the file. I'll press Cmd+S on the keyboard. Now I'll go back to Lightroom, and there is the copy of my file with the Lightroom adjustments and the type layer that I added in Photoshop.

Now let's say that I change my mind and I decide I want the type to be white and not black. Starting this time with my TIFF file, not my original PSD, I will take that TIFF back over into Photoshop. To do that, I'll Cmd+E or Ctrl+E again. In the Edit Photo window, this time I will choose Edit Original. And I think this is one of the most important uses of Edit Original. I'll click Edit, and that opens the file back up into Photoshop, and as you can see in the Layers panel, all my layers are still there. Because a type layer is editable, I can select it by double-clicking on the icon on its layer, and I'll change this to almost white and click OK.

Changing the color of the type, I might even add an effect there. Clicking the fx button, I'll choose Inner Shadow, and I'll click OK. Notice the file name edit01.tif. I will press Cmd+S, Ctrl+S on the PC, to save, and the file name remains the same. Now, when I go back to Lightroom, you can see that same file, but it's been updated by the changes that I made in Photoshop. And then, if I wanted, I could put even more Lightroom adjustments on top of this. So if I wanted to add, for example, some vignetting, I might come down here to the Effects panel and drag the vignetting sliders to get that sort of an effect.

So that's how you can go back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop with Lightroom keeping track of all of your edits.

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Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together

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  1. 10m 38s
    1. Welcome
      36s
    2. Using the exercise files
      4m 4s
    3. Why use Lightroom and Photoshop together?
      5m 58s
  2. 16m 37s
    1. Setting Lightroom preferences for editing in Photoshop
      6m 20s
    2. Setting file naming preferences in Lightroom
      4m 27s
    3. Maximizing PSD compatibility in Photoshop
      4m 40s
    4. Matching color settings
      1m 10s
  3. 24m 25s
    1. Passing raw files from Lightroom to Photoshop
      8m 17s
    2. Handling mismatches with Open Anyway
      6m 21s
    3. Handling mismatches with Render using Lightroom
      4m 43s
    4. Updating your software
      5m 4s
  4. 19m 41s
    1. Passing non-raw photos from Lightroom to Photoshop
      4m 9s
    2. Choosing Edit a Copy With Lightroom Adjustments
      5m 26s
    3. Choosing Edit a Copy
      3m 59s
    4. Choosing Edit Original
      3m 34s
    5. Revisiting edits
      2m 33s
  5. 17m 9s
    1. Creating presets for editing in Photoshop
      4m 51s
    2. Passing photos to Photoshop with presets
      4m 48s
    3. Creating presets for editing in Elements
      3m 4s
    4. Passing photos to Elements with presets
      4m 26s
  6. 10m 44s
    1. Sorting and stacking edited photos in Lightroom
      5m 1s
    2. Synchronizing metadata between Lightroom and Bridge
      5m 43s
  7. 56m 22s
    1. Building a panorama with Lightroom and Photoshop
      6m 57s
    2. Creating an HDR image with Lightroom and Photoshop
      5m 51s
    3. Creating a Photoshop Smart Object from Lightroom
      6m 32s
    4. Opening as layers in Photoshop from Lightroom
      4m 47s
    5. Applying photographic filters
      5m 33s
    6. Photo compositing
      7m 30s
    7. Making precise local corrections
      5m 28s
    8. Retouching and removing content
      6m 36s
    9. Enhancing photos with text and graphics
      7m 8s
  8. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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