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Lightroom and Photoshop – Open as Layers

Lightroom and PhotoshopNow that Photoshop and Lightroom are available as part of the popular Photoshop Photography program from Adobe, many people are starting to use Lightroom and Photoshop together for the first time. Naturally, that leads to some confusion when it comes to workflow.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be presenting a series of video tutorials demonstrating a variety of Lightroom and Photoshop workflow tips, tricks and options. The two programs working together can form the foundation of a very efficient and productive workflow, if you know the tricks for using them together effectively.

In this video, I’ll present a technique for combining multiple files together in Photoshop right out of Lightroom, with the resulting composite returned back to Lightroom’s catalog automatically. Lightroom and Photoshop were made to be used together, so let’s begin our exploration of how to make that happen.

About Michael Hoffman (224 Articles)
Mike has been a photographer, artist, educator, and technophile for most of his life. Early in his career, he created technical illustrations and photographs for electronic equipment manufacturers, and taught classes in computer aided drafting and 3D modeling software. When digital cameras became widely available in the late 1990s, the move was a natural one, and has led to a happy combination of technology, software, photography and art. Mike is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Acrobat, and is well versed in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, as well as Illustrator and InDesign. He has also contributed his time and efforts to the excellent work being done by Operation Photo Rescue, in restoring photographs damaged by natural disasters. As an active member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, he continues his quest for excellence in art, excellence in design, and excellence in education.

1 Comment on Lightroom and Photoshop – Open as Layers

  1. now i get it! thank you so very much. i have subscribed. can’t tell you how grateful i am. Regards from Australia.

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