Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an HDR image with Lightroom and Photoshop, part of Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together.
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In this movie, I'm going to show you a technique for using Photoshop and…Lightroom together to process an HDR image, or high dynamic range image, one…that's made from a number of different exposures of the same scene.…I'll be making a realistic type of HDR image, the purpose of which is to get the…maximum detail in the highlights and in the shadows, and that's a bit different…from that kind of over saturated HDR images that are so popular these days.…But you could use the techniques that I show you here to get that sort of a look as well.…What I think is so great about this technique is that it lets you use the…familiar controls right in Lightroom to process your HDR image.…
So I'm starting here in Lightroom with five exposures of the same scene.…I'll select them all in the film strip, in the Develop module, or in the Library module.…And then I'll go up to the Photo menu and I'll choose Edit In > Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop.…That passes the five images over to Photoshop, and what Photoshop is doing is…
In this course, photographer and author Jan Kabili shows how to combine both programs. The course begins with details on how to set up the two programs for maximum compatibility. The course then covers strategies for working with photos in a variety of formats, sending them from Lightroom to Photoshop to viewing the edited results in Lightroom. The final chapter demonstrates several real-world scenarios for using Lightroom and Photoshop together.
- Setting the Lightroom preferences for editing in Photoshop
- Passing photos from Lightroom to Photoshop
- Handling software version mismatches
- Viewing and organizing Photoshop-edited photos in Lightroom
- Creating Lightroom presets for external editing
- Using Lightroom with Photoshop Elements
- Building a panorama with Lightroom and Photoshop
- Passing multiple photos to Photoshop for compositing
- Sending photos to Photoshop for retouching and removing content
- Bringing photos into Photoshop to add text and graphics