Photoshop Tutorial – Export from Lightroom to Photoshop #11

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Learn how to move from Lightroom to Photoshop and back. Export photos directly from Lightroom to Photoshop with the Lightroom adjustments intact and come back from Photoshop to Lightroom with the Photoshop edits intact in a psd format. Learn when to switch and why do we normally toggle between both the applications. Also this method is totally non-destructive and hence allows you to have your original copy in place.

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If you are a Photoshop expert or if you have used Photoshop before and you have at least a little bit of knowledge about Lightroom, even by looking at both the interfaces we can easily identify that there are things that Photoshop can do but Lightroom can’t and vice versa. If both the applications could do each other tasks then why would Adobe have two applications in the first place?

Fundamentally, Lightroom is where you start and Photoshop is where you finish. But, if you are a photographer, 95% of the time you will get your job done in Lightroom. You would only jump to Photoshop for specific purposes. From a photographic point of view, mostly we make the switch to remove distractions and to correct mistakes. Also, we make the switch when we need to insert any form of graphics to our image, be it text design or logo.

Of course, you do have your spot removal too in lightroom and that can, to some extent remove distractions but not as perfectly and efficiently as Photoshop. After all Spot Removal tool is made for removing “Spots”. What about big things? It can only be done in Photoshop maybe using the healing brushes, patch tool or content-aware fill. Besides, using too much of spot removal in Lightroom makes the software very laggy. In this video we will learn the proper workflow to move from Lightroom to Photoshop.

Switching and jumping from Lightroom to Photoshop is pretty simple. In Lightroom, whether you are in the Library or the Develop module, right click on the picture that you want to open in Photoshop and go to Edit In – Photoshop CC. Then the image will automatically load up in Photoshop. Then you are free to edit it the way you like. you may use layers, texts, or graphics along with you image. Once you are satisfied with the results and done with your editing. You don’t have to do anything but go to File and click Save. That’s it. And the resulting psd file with all the edits that you make in Photoshop pop up in Lightroom. Now you can make all kinds of changes to this psd file in Lightroom like you would edit any other file.

Now, if you want to go back to Photoshop again for that particular image, there are two options that you need to consider. If you select, “Edit a Copy With Lightroom Adjustments”, Lightroom will flatten all the layers and adjustments from Photoshop and open another copy of the image in Photoshop. But, if you want all the layers intact back in photoshop, you would select “Edit Original”.

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