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Raw Workflow Using Adobe Lightroom- Part 3


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workflow Part 3

This is the concluding part of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom tutorial. (See: Part 1 and Part 2.)


In the previous turorials we looked at the Library module to organise your images and the Develop module to edit and correct your images. Now it's time to learn how to output your images to print, the web or a slideshow.

Before we do that we should look at how to transfer the images to Photoshop should any further image editing need to be done. The major difference between the two programs is that Lightroom is non destructive and doesn't change the pixels as you edit. Photoshop however makes direct changes to the images, However the two programs are compatible, especially if you use layers to make changes in Photoshop.

To begin we need to right click on the image you want to open in Photoshop. Multiple images can be opened by selecting multiple images (Ctrl click). In the dialogue box select to edit a copy and select the PSD format. I usually edit in 16 bit mode for best quality.

Lightroom wil make a new version of the file in PSD, and save it with the original. In this image I wanted to remove a stray eyelash using the close tool. Once that was done I saved the file and the resulting PSD complete with the layers is saved and can still be read by Lightroom. Any more work, or printing and so on can now continue to be done in Lightroom.

I could at this point export the files to other sizes or file formats like JPEGs by using the export button in the left hand corner of the develop and library modules, but for this tutorial we'll continue to the next modules.

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