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Adobe Lightroom Classic Editing JPEGs In Photoshop.

About Lightroom and Editing JPEGs In Photoshop.

Product:  Adobe Lightroom Classic  |   Subject: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic

In this exercise, we will learn about Adobe Lightroom Classic and Editing JPEGs In Photoshop. 

In this section, I will show you how you can use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and edit some of these images, some of these JPEGs in an external editor, or using Adobe Photoshop CC. Now the reason you would want to do something like this is that while Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is great for many things, there are just some things that you cannot do with Lightroom all by itself. Let me give you an example. Let's go to the animals' folder and take a look at this photo. 


Now, this is a photo that I've already edited using Adobe Photoshop. What Lightroom does is it puts all of the edits that I made in Adobe Photoshop, and it stacks the images together. So, this is what I mean, let's just open up the stack. You can see that this photo is called whatever the file name is -edit.tif. So, it's a TIF file. 

And this was the edited file that I made in Adobe Photoshop. 


Now, this was the original image. 

Let me just give you a quick comparison. So what I'm going to do is select the two files and then click on compare view icon on the bottom or the C key for the shortcut.

As you can see, the photo on the left is the edited file. It is what I edited in Adobe Photoshop. This file on the right is the original file. You'll notice that there are a couple of differences. The dirt marks and the sand marks on the original photo are no longer present in the edited file; neither are just a few minor imperfections. While you can do lots of nice edits with Adobe Lightroom, you actually cannot remove some of these artifacts. I removed these artifacts because I think it's a lot more interesting to focus on the dog than to be distracted by some of the dirt or other inconsistencies in the photo. In this section, I will show you how to make this edit by sending this JPEG to Adobe Photoshop. So let's just go back to the grid view. I'm going to delete the edited file. So I'm going to select the file, then click on Delete. Now I’m left with the original JPEG that I want to edit. What I can do while on the grid view is, I can right click on the original photo and select to edit in Adobe Photoshop CC.

With the photo still selected, I can also choose to go to the photo menu and edit in Adobe Photoshop CC

You can see that the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + E. If you do that,  it's going to ask you how you want to send the JPEG to Adobe Photoshop

One thing you want to note is that Lightroom is a non-destructive workflow. What that means is that Lightroom doesn't work on the original. So one of the options here is to edit the original. This is not something that I would recommend because it says it's going to edit the original file, and none of the adjustments that we made will be visible when this file is sent to Photoshop. So we're not going to choose that. The other option is to edit a copy. This option makes a copy of the original file, and no Lightroom adjustments will be passed on to Adobe Photoshop. The third option is to edit a copy with Lightroom adjustments. So what it's going to do, it's going to apply all of the Lightroom adjustments that we've made to the image, flatten it, and send that as a TIF file to Adobe Photoshop. So that's what we're going to do because I think this is the best thing because since we've already worked with all the adjustments, and we just want to remove artifacts, this just makes sense to me. So I'm going to do that. I'm going to choose to click Edit. What that does is it launches Adobe Photoshop, and it's going to open up that file as a TIF file. Now, this is the original JPEG, and we haven't made any changes to it. 

We want to remove some of the things that track marks in the sand and other dirt. So what are we going to do? Well, the best thing to do is just pick the Lasso Tool. 

We're just going just to lasso around that area. Then we will select and fill that background space. So since we're working on the background layer is very easy. We can just click on delete, which brings up the fill option. 

We just want to double-check to make sure that the contents are content-aware and that we are choosing the color adaptation, and then we're going to blend all of this stuff with 100% opacity. Another way to fill this in is to go to the Edit and choose to fill in that space. 

You're going to get the same dialog. Let's just go ahead and click on OK because they are all the options we want. So once we do that, you can see that Adobe Photoshop has filled in that area. Let's do the same with the remaining artifact that we don't want in the photo. I'm just going to highlight it then lasso it. Next, we're going to hit delete and fill in all of the contents, and then we're just going to hit apply, and it will disappear. We're also going to do the same for all other shapes that we do not want. Now, this is the final product. 

You can see that it is a little bit neater. There aren't any distractions that take us away from this image of the dog that's almost like it's hovering. So this is, for me, quite a fun image of this dog running into the water. Next, we are going to save and close the image. Lightroom will save that file to the hard drive. Then it'll stack it up in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Once we're done, we're going to close up Adobe Photoshop. When we go back to Lightroom, we see that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has stacked these photos together. As I showed you earlier, let's click it to collapse it back into the stack. Now you notice that here's the edited image. 

Let's just once again compare it to the original image. 

You can see that the distracting artifacts are gone. This is just one way to send images to Adobe Photoshop. This process is very simple, especially if you want to remove some very noticeable artifacts that you don't want in the final image. Let's just go back and collapse this. I want to give you another example. Let's take a look at the photo of a Baobab ape. You'll notice that when we look at it in the Loupe view, you will notice that the stick and the rocks in the background are a little bit distracting. 

So, what I'm going to do is I'm going to send this photo as well back into Adobe Photoshop so that I can remove these artifacts. So, what I'm going to do is just right click on the image, choose to edit in Adobe Photoshop, and I'm going to edit the copy with Lightroom adjustments and send it over to Photoshop. Photoshop will launch again, and it's going to have that image in a TIF format that I can work with. Here is the image now loaded in Adobe Photoshop. 

Once again, you can see that I have the Lasso Tool selected, so I'm just actually going to select the stick, and I'm going to lasso through the space around it. Then I will choose to fill it with the Content-Aware options, color adaptation, and blending mode. Photoshop Lightroom does a good job of planting that away. Now let's see what it does with the rock. So, I'm just going to lasso the space around it. This time I'm going to try to get as close as possible. Once it's selected, I'm going to hit delete, I'm going to blend it in, and then you can see that it disappears. The way to merge in a stack within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is to save the image and then choose to close it. Now that we've closed Lightroom, we're back here, and you can see that this is the edited file. 

The artifacts of the stick and the rock are gone. It makes the image just less distracting so that we can focus on the Barbery apes. 

In the grid view, you can see two images have been stacked together. 

We'll compare it and show you what it looks like. You see the stick and the rock. Well, since we edited that in Photoshop, they disappeared from the edited photo. 

Once again, this is something that Lightroom actually cannot do. This is why we need the power of an external editor such as Adobe Photoshop to take care of these artifacts that make the images a little bit distracting for ourselves. 

I hope this section has helped you send a JPEG to an external editor such as Adobe Photoshop CC and remove any artifacts that don't make sense to the image. Once that's done, once you save it in Adobe Photoshop, and once you close out, Photoshop Lightroom will take care of everything. We'll put the edited file and stack it with the original file in the library view. Once again, if you have any questions about how you can work with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, please don't hesitate to reach out. 



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