Erika Thornes teaches how to import a photo from Lightroom into Photoshop. Erika uses a smart object to import the photo, so it can be adjusted to match white balance or exposure after the fact, if need be. Also so the imported photo can be resized.
- [Instructor] Okay, it's time to bring the photos…into Photoshop to do a head swap.…Now we've already selected this as the picture…that we want to replace the head on,…so let's go ahead and bring this into Photoshop.…All the general edits have already been finished.…And so all we're doing now is just the final touches,…so we don't need to do any exposure…or anything like that yet, okay, so let's go back…to Lightroom, okay here we are in lightroom,…let's go grab this picture, now this is the picture…that we want to use, however, when we import,…we're going to be importing it as a smart object…and it's going to be pretty big, so the better thing to do…is to crop non destructively in here, remember,…we're just cropping here and we're not actually…going to be saving it, because we only need this portion…of the photo.…
It makes it easier for the computer to process…as there's going to be doing it as a smart object,…and it also makes it easier for us to drop it…and place it in a file, alright, so we've cropped the photo…
In this course, photographer Erika Thornes shows how to review a kid photo shoot to find the best shot of the bunch. Then, she dives into Lightroom and Photoshop and details a variety of retouching challenges and solutions—including cleaning up that messy nose.
- Selecting and editing the hero shot
- Making a clean edit in Lightroom
- Adjusting exposure and white balance
- Cropping images
- Working with layers and masks
- Using Photoshop to remove stray hairs, brighten eyes, and remove scabs
- Swapping faces in Photoshop