From Lightroom to Photoshop: How to Quickly and Expertly Change the Photo Editing Environment

Lightroom and Photoshop are both excellent tools, but they each have strengths and weaknesses. Even if you typically use Lightroom to organize and process your photos it is likely that there will be times when you want or need to use Photoshop with one of your images. Fortunately, moving between the two is pretty simple once you know how it works.

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Create HDR in Lightroom with these Steps to Increase Dynamic Range

There are a lot of different options when it comes to processing HDR photos. You can use standalone programs like Photomatix, you can use Photoshop’s HDR Pro, you can hand process the photos as layers in Photoshop, and there are plugins that you can use within Photoshop or Lightroom. But another option that can work very well with many photos is simply to use Lightroom’s tools with no other plugins or programs.

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Lo-Fi Retro Photoshop Treatment Using Layers Over Your Photos

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can use layers of textures to give your photos a lo-fi retro appearance using Adobe Photoshop. Whether you love it or hate it, Instagram and many other similar apps and services have shown that creative photo filters are very popular. While you can use such apps for one click results, taking advantage of layers and blending modes can allow you to get creative and brew up your own unique effects.

           Ian Pullen