Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating presets for editing in Elements, part of Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together.
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Another use for the second section of Lightroom's external editing preferences…is to set up another pixel editor other than Photoshop so you have the option to…pass files from Lightroom to another program.…As an example let's set up Adobe Photoshop Elements as an additional external editor.…I'll open my Lightroom preferences by pressing Cmd+Comma, that's Ctrl+Comma…on a PC, and clicking the External Editing tab.…Down here in the second section, the Additional External Editor section, I'm…going to set up a preset for Adobe Photoshop Elements. But why do I want to have that?…Believe it or not, Elements has some features, particularly some special effects,…that Photoshop doesn't have.…
So I would like to add Elements as an additional external editor.…By the way, if I didn't have Photoshop on this computer, Lightroom would have…automatically gone through my applications, found that I do have Elements on the…computer, and made Elements the primary external editor.…In that case, pressing Cmd+E or Ctrl+E on the PC would have handed the file…
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