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with Lesa Snider
Online Class

Moving Between Lightroom & Photoshop

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h25m

Included in this Class

1. When to Use Lightroom or Photoshop

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

2. Set Up the Programs to Work Together

Before you get started, see how to set up both programs in order to seamlessly move images between Lightroom and Photoshop. In addition, Lesa goes over preference settings so your images will retain any edits that you make, and then she shows you how to customize your file-naming conventions.

3. Sending Files to Photoshop

3. Sending Files to Photoshop

Time to jump in! Learn how to make edits in Lightroom before moving to Photoshop to add special effects. Lesa demonstrates how to open previously edited files with their Photoshop layers intact and how to apply finishing touches to images back in Lightroom.

Recommended with this class

  • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Mac or PC