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Moving Between Lightroom & Photoshop: Edit Fast, Edit Smart

July 20, 2015 by
Not Free

In this Craftsy.com class, you'll learn how to use Photoshop and Lightroom together. You’ll discover how to use both programs to their strengths, including creating export presets, watermarks, projects that showcase your work and more. To begin, I’ll provide a quick intro to both Lightroom and Photoshop and then I’ll teach you which program to use for each of your image–editing tasks. And, don’t worry if you need to see one of these techniques again. With Craftsy, you can watch your HD video lessons as many times as you wish.

The special link in the paragraph above gives you a whopping 50% off for a purchase price of $24.99! Included are exercise files so you can follow along, and there's also ongoing Q&A using the unique Craftsy website! That means you and I are connected for the life of the class. Here's what people are saying:

"This is the class for editing mastery. I wanted to understand how Ps & Lr could work together and wow, Lesa delivered. I highly recommend this class for anyone looking to upgrade their editing and photography skills." - Dec. 26, 2015 by WM. And here’s a little preview: This class will give you a strong foundation in both Lightroom and Photoshop, so I’ll review setup requirements that allow you to pass high–quality files between each program. Then, we’ll talk through preference settings, and I’ll show you how to customize your file–naming conventions once, to make naming a breeze moving forward. “Photoshop Once we’ve reviewed the essentials, I’ll show you how to make edits in Lightroom, before sending files to Photoshop for special effects. You’ll find out how to open previously edited files with Photoshop layers intact. Plus, learn how to apply finishing touches to images back in Lightroom, for professional–quality results. Did you know that each of these programs have superpowers? They do! In this lesson, discover how Lightroom can apply the editing changes in one image to multiple photos — a super time–saver! Then, I’ll show you how to open several images in one Photoshop document to create a postcard that’s anything but ordinary. “Effective If passing files to Photoshop seems as difficult as passing notes in grade school, this lesson is for you. Find out how to pass files as smart objects, and learn how to scale and add filters without damaging your original file. You’ll also explore Lightroom’s snapshot feature, and experiment with creating flexible versions of an image that Photoshop can easily access. Moving on, I’ll walk you through each step of retouching your images and removing unwanted objects using both programs. Find out how to fix small blemishes with Lightroom’s spot tool, and move flawlessly over to Photoshop to handle your heavier editing tasks. “Professional Finally, learn how to let Lightroom show off your images! Explore its ability to export photos so that you can showcase your work and your URL. Then, I’ll walk you through export presets to add a watermark, and I’ll share a few great print templates.