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Moving Between Lightroom & Photoshop

Edit Fast, Edit Smart
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Learn time-saving techniques for making Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom® work together perfectly and give your images the professional polish they deserve.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lesa Snider
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Develop an efficient workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop with guidance from author and Photoshop expert Lesa Snider. To begin, find out which program to use for each of your image-editing tasks. Then, explore setup requirements for passing high-quality files between programs and make file-naming a breeze by customizing your conventions. Lesa shows you how to make edits in Lightroom and how to send files back to Photoshop for special effects. She even shares a few of these programs' must-see "superpowers." Next, learn how to pass files as smart objects and scale or add filters without damaging your original file. Finally, learn how to use both programs to retouch your images and find out how to use Lightroom to showcase both your work and your URL. Plus, discover how to turn a slideshow into a movie with just a few simple tricks!

Lesson Breakdown

1. When to Use Lightroom or Photoshop
Meet internationally acclaimed author and instructor Lesa Snider and learn how to master the editing process, beginning with knowing which program to use when. First, Lesa gives a quick introduction to both Lightroom and Photoshop and then delves into the specific image-editing tasks each is best for.
2. Set Up the Programs to Work Together
3. Sending Files to Photoshop
4. How to Combine Files
5. Working With Smart Objects
6. Retouching & Removing Items
7. Exporting, Watermarks & Slideshows

Recommended with this class

  • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Mac or PC

Taught by

Lesa Snider
Lesa Snider
Lesa Snider is an internationally acclaimed author and instructor who is on a mission to teach the world how to create better imagery. She is the founder of the creative tutorial site and has authored several books, including the bestseller Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual and a series of ebooks, Lesa also writes regular columns for Photoshop User, Photo Elements Techniques and Macworld magazines, and now she shares her knowledge right here, on Craftsy.

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