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From Lightroom to Photoshop and back to Lightroom

From Lightroom to Photoshop and back to Lightroom

Someone asked me if there is a possibility to edit a photo in Lightroom then open it in Photoshop and then return to Lightroom without losing quality. In fact there is a way although with the new features from Photoshop CC you don’t need to.

To answer the question here is the method: edit the photo in Lightroom. When you consider that you want to move to Photoshop you don’t export it. You just right mouse click on the photo and Edit it > Adobe Photoshop CC. Then continue your editing in Photoshop and when you finished and want to return to Lightroom just hit CTR+W to close the window. When asked if you want to save click yes and the photo will be automatically opened back in Lightroom. You won’t loose quality because the photo is converted from RAW to tiff when crossing from one platform to another.

As I said early there is no need for that because now Photoshop CC has the ability to open Camera RAW as an adjustment filter so you can open the controls of Lightroom anytime on a file. To maintain its quality you edit the RAW file in Camera RAW and when you want to open Shift click on Open Image. This will open the photo as a smart object and whenever you want to return and edit some more in Camera RAW you just simply go double click on the layer.

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How to prepare photos for the web: Facebook and other websites

How to prepare photos for the web: Facebook and other websites

When you prepare your photo for posting on the web there are a couple of things to pay attention to. Resizing a photo will lead to lose of detail so the keyword is “sharpening”. I don’t use scripts for this step because I like having total control: depending on the elements of the photo thereContinue Reading

Retouching sun rays in Lightroom CC and Photoshop for dramatic landscapes

Retouching sun rays in Lightroom CC and Photoshop for dramatic landscapes

There are many situations when you see sun rays coming down through the clouds but the end result is a photo that doesn’t present the situation the way you felt it. The technique I’m using is to capture as many details as possible in the raw file (if possible to have all the details insideContinue Reading

Landscape photo editing in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC – improve colors and atmosphere

Landscape photo editing in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC – improve colors and atmosphere

In order to be able to edit properly your photos I think you should first learn how to proper capture your photos. It doesn’t matter how good you are at editing photos: a poorly composed and created photo will remain so even after all the retouching you made on it. I was on Transalpina roadContinue Reading

Lightroom CC 2015 dehaze feature

Lightroom CC 2015 dehaze feature

A few weeks ago Lightroom CC 2015 introduced this new feature called “dehaze”. The feature does what the name implies: it removes or adds haze. The adding of haze is not that impressive for me but the dehazing or the removing of the haze it’s another discussion. I used the feature on four images madeContinue Reading

Creative editing with textures in Photoshop CC

Creative editing with textures in Photoshop CC

The image I’m using in this video tutorial was made in October 2014 during one of my workshops from Tuscany. I really liked the small car on this narrow street from an old medieval town and the effect I’m going for is a dreamy photo with a much more interesting look to it. To achieveContinue Reading

Motion blur creativity in Photoshop CC

Motion blur creativity in Photoshop CC

Many times you make photos of trees in the forest just like the one I have here and although it’s technically correct and ok composed the photo lacks visual interest. Here is why I’m presenting to you a simple editing technique that you can do in Photoshop CC to increase the artistic quality of yourContinue Reading

Creative photo editing using motion blur in Photoshop CC

Creative photo editing using motion blur in Photoshop CC

In this video I show you a simple technique that ill enhance your photos. I’m using motion blur in Photoshop to creatively separate the subject from the background. I think the black and white conversion and the zonal editing will further help creating a much more interesting image. Enjoy! If you like my videos pleaseContinue Reading

Adding hands to a tree with Photoshop CC

Adding hands to a tree with Photoshop CC

The tutorial from today explores a more creative way of editing. I’m using some old photos of mine to create an interesting photo of a tree with some hands around it. In the video I’ll show you the process of creating such an image and I’ll also explain how to shot the photos. I hopeContinue Reading

Photoshop editing – Dark atmosphere in the cemetery

Photoshop editing – Dark atmosphere in the cemetery

The video from today shows how I create a moody and dark atmosphere on a photo made in a cemetery. I took the photo on a foggy morning in the old cemetery of Sighisoara, a medieval town from Romania. Here is the result. If you like the tutorial please consider subscribing to my Youtube channel.Continue Reading

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