Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Moving from Lightroom to Photoshop for retouching, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
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…When you're shooting in the city,…you can't always control the content in your photo.…There may be vehicles and people moving in and out of the scene.…There may be wires, antennae, there might be signs or…other content that you'd just rather not have in your final composition.…You can remove some content right here in Lightroom using the spot removal tool,…which is located over here in the tool strip.…This tool is great for moving circular spots or even some non-circular items but…if you have some complex content removal to do, it's usually a better idea to…take your photograph from Lightroom into Photoshop and do the work there…because there you have lots of retouching tools and options to choose from.…
To take this raw photo to Photoshop, I'll go up to the Photo menu and…I'll choose Edit In and I'll choose the first item in this menu,…which will be the latest version of Adobe Photoshop that's on your computer.…I happen to have Photoshop CC 2014 or…I could just choose the keyboard shortcut command+E or control+E on the PC and…
In this course, Jan Kabili details a collection of straightforward techniques for making urban landscapes look their best. Jan begins in Lightroom: optimizing exposure, fixing distortion problems, and making selective tonality adjustments. She also reduces noise, sharpens the photo, and shares her favorite techniques for painting with light. The course concludes with a dip into Photoshop, where Jan makes some final refinements before returning to Lightroom for output.
- Optimizing tone and color
- Sharpening and reducing noise
- Fixing perspective
- Painting with light
- Finishing the photo