Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Workflow

Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Workflow

http://cazillo.com/articles/37-photography/160-lightroom-workflow-editing-in-photoshop.html

Great question from a #Cazillion on working with photos in Lightroom and Photoshop. What should the workflow be? How do I keep track of the photos? Check out my video!

Hi Greg,

After I have finished editing my images in Lightroom, I export them to Jpegs. I then further edit my files (clone stamp for example) in CS5. What is the best way to watermark in this situation? My images are not ‘complete’ until after the Photoshop phases.

Does this bring up another issue/question? I know you predominantly use lightroom, as do I, but if you need to use Photoshop, how do you do this? Am I right in saying you can edit in Photoshop through Lightroom? I’m sure I’ve seen you do this in an old ‘RAW edit’ video? If so how?

Thanks Greg, I hope you can find time to answer my question.

Regards

David, Mancheter UK

18 replies
  1. Gregory Cazillo
    Gregory Cazillo says:

    @bassmanTV Not sure if that would happen, RAW files are like negatives, you would never edit a negative.

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  2. Gregory Cazillo
    Gregory Cazillo says:

    @pulasthibandara It will but PSD files hold all available data from Photoshop making future edits easier.

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  3. albertr915
    albertr915 says:

    Hi Greg. I have a quick question for you. I have a canon 7D DSLR. I am now using lightroom 5.7 and photoshop CC to edit my photos. in my camera menu under color space. I have my color space setting to SRGB color space. should I change it to the Adobe RGB color space or should I leave it in the SRGB color space? thank you in advance for your answer.

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  4. niv zigdon
    niv zigdon says:

    @gregorycazillo i don’t mean to save the changes to the original RAW file, i mean to open a RAW file as a project, and just continue to edit it from where you left and export from there…just like they did with premiere and AE

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  5. dakipro
    dakipro says:

    Thanks for video, I was wondering how others do the same thing. However, I just right-click on image and hit "Edit in" and chose Photoshop (or whatever). At the moment it exports in TIFF because I use some panoramic software as well, but I think it can do editing with PSD.
    What do you think about that approach?
    Thanks again for very useful video!

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  6. Nicholas Erwin
    Nicholas Erwin says:

    Thanks for your help Greg. I like how you organize your photos, I really like the temp folder idea. I really need to organize Lightroom again.. its all messed up.

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  7. Gregory Cazillo
    Gregory Cazillo says:

    Ctrl + i on the PC. You can change what is shown by hitting Ctrl + j or going to view > view options and setting the options in the loupe view tab.

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  8. Tom Womack
    Tom Womack says:

    Thanks Greg, I could watch these types of video lessons all day! You’re sharing of LR knowledge is MOST useful to me. Please keep them coming. FWIW, I NEVER shot RAW until I downloaded a free trial of LR. What a marvelous piece of software. I can’t imagine using anything else.

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  9. niv zigdon
    niv zigdon says:

    i can’t wait till adobe create an option to open a RAW file in photoshop after you edited it in lightroom and have your changes applied in photoshop, like they did in premiere and after effects so you can open a premiere pro project in after effects….that would save soooo much time

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  10. lucasfunkt
    lucasfunkt says:

    But why would you edit further in Photoshop if you could do the same things in Lightroom? I’m not sure I get this? The cost is so massive for photoshop, why do you really need it in addition to Lightroom?

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  11. Gregory Cazillo
    Gregory Cazillo says:

    @bassmanTV I thought I remembered reading it was going to be supported around the time that LR3 was released, guess not…

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