Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Making precise local corrections, part of Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together.
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One reason to take a photo that you're managing in Lightroom from Lightroom to…Photoshop is that Photoshop offers more precise masking and selection features…that allow you to target your adjustments with more control than you can get in Lightroom.…I don't take every photo to Photoshop for that reason.…Lightroom does have some local adjustment features.…The Adjustment Brush, the Graduated Filter tool, and some targeted adjustment tools.…However, there are just some images that need the additional precision you can…get with Photoshop's multitude of selection tools, and its mask and selection…refinement features.…
Here, for example, I want to adjust the color of the subject but not the background.…I could try to do that in Lightroom with the Adjustment Brush tool, maybe using…the Temperature and Tint sliders with this tool.…But I'm just not going to get as precise a mask here in Lightroom as I could get in Photoshop.…So I'm going to take this image over to Photoshop. I'll press Cmd+E,…that's Ctrl+E on the PC.…
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