Photograph © George A. Jardine
A subject near and dear to my heart. Lightroom and Photoshop integration. I created my first video on this subject way back for Lightroom version 1, and it’s been a favorite. Since then, Lightroom’s integration features have expanded and evolved a bit, and so I decided it was time to flush out that original idea into a complete mini-series. And besides, I heard from enough of you that LR + PS Integration was at the top of your list, and so here’s the first installment.
This free video tutorial will become “Tutorial #1: Overview & Workflow” when the rest of the series is published in July. After that, this particular video will still be free. But the world of Photoshop integration is large enough, and interesting enough, that it definitely warrants its own compete mini-series of 5 – 6 movies. And so that’s what I’m busy working on. I just wanted to get this one out there for you now, so that you had something to chew on, while the rest of the videos are being recorded and polished up for presentation.
In this video, I use a graphical, “road-map” view, to map out all the various options for taking a raw file round-trip, from Lightroom to Photoshop. I’ve found this graphical approach to be very helpful for photographers, when explaining somewhat complex workflows that are not well documented anywhere else. We are, after all, visually-oriented creatures.
Graphics by George A. Jardine and Jonathan Caponi
After each road-map example I double down, and show you the workflows for real, in the actual application, too. But rest assured, I already know the graphical approach won’t work for everyone. And if you’re addicted to fast-food style video tutorials, the fact that there’s actual content here, might upset your tummy. No matter, here’s a new tutorial on Lightroom and Photoshop Integration. To view the free sample movie, click here.
Total running time for this video is just under 16 minutes.