December 16, 2013
If you are working on a file in Lightroom and choose Edit-In Photoshop, make your changes, and save the edited file – then Lightroom will automatically import that file into the Lightroom Catalog. If however, after opening the file in Photoshop, you choose to make a duplicate image (to experiment in another direction for example) and save that duplicated file, then Lightroom won’t be aware of the duplicate and therefore, will not be able to auto-import it.
If you find yourself in this situation (Lightroom has not imported files that you want in the catalog), in the Library module of Lightroom, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the folder and choose synchronize.
August 6, 2013
In this video tutorial (Moving Between Lightroom and Photoshop), you’ll learn how to seamlessly move images between Lightroom and Photoshop with the exact control that you need. Discover how easy it is to create panoramas, merge 16 bit high-dynamic range (HDR) images and open multiple photographs into a single file in Photoshop.
July 8, 2013
Lightroom 5 will now import PNG files. Areas that are transparent in a PNG will appear as white in Lightroom. And, if you select a PNG file in Lightroom and choose Photo > Edit In > Edit In Photoshop, Lightroom will retain the PNG’s transparency. Note: the PNG will be open in Photoshop as either to a TIFF or PSD file in Photoshop, based on Lightroom’s External Editing preferences.
May 21, 2013
If you make changes in the Develop module in the Lightroom 5 Beta and then choose to edit that image in Photoshop you will want Lightroom to render the PSD/TIFF file, not Photoshop (otherwise the Develop module changes will not be applied because Photoshop CS6’s version of Camera Raw is older than Lightroom’s).
In order to make sure that you have the option to choose between Lightroom and Photoshop, choose Preferences > General and click the “Reset all warnings dialogs” button. Note: if this button isn’t available – then the warning dialogs are all at their default settings). Then, choose Photo > Edit In > Edit in Photoshop. A warning should appear: “This version of Lightroom may require the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in version 8.1 for full compatibility”. Since Lightroom 5 is in Beta, this version of Adobe Camera Raw is not available for Photoshop CS6, so choose the “Render using Lightroom” option. Now Lightroom 5 Beta will render the file and hand it off to Photoshop with all of the changes you have made.
February 20, 2013
In this episode of The Complete Picture (Lightroom, Photoshop, Image and File Size), Julieanne explains how Lightroom determines the file size and resolution of a file when using the “Edit in Photoshop” command.
December 5, 2012
In this episode of The Complete Picture (The Difference Between “Edit in Photoshop” and “Open as Smart Object”), Julieanne show you the difference between opening a raw file as a pixel based layer verses a Smart Object and compares the advantages of both approaches.
April 2, 2012
In this video tutorial (Moving Between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop), you will learn how to take a single image or multiple images for editing seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. Also, see how to use Photoshop tools like Photomerge, HDR pro, and the export dialog in Lightroom for exporting multiple files.
February 14, 2012
There are several ways to open multiple photographs into a single Photoshop document:
• From Bridge – select multiple photographs and choose Tools > Photoshop > Load Files into Photoshop Layers.
• From Photoshop – select File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack. Note: you can also choose to create a Smart Object out of the Stack – but this converts all layers into a single Smart Object, not each one individually.
• From Lightroom – select multiple photographs and choose Photo > Edit In > Open As Layers in Photoshop.