How to edit Lightroom photos in Photoshop

Before I knew this simple command, I was exporting every photo I worked on in Lightroom, opening and editing it in Photoshop and importing it into Lightroom again, only to export it to my desired website moments later. This was a very messy way of doing things, and it made for a confusing, cluttered computer filing system.

So save yourself from that by doing this… It is SO much easier; I promise.

1. Open a Photo in Lightroom  

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2. Go to Photo>Edit in>Adobe Photoshop CS6

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3. Save your edited photo in Photoshop, and it will appear in Lightroom with your Photoshop edits

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Yay! You did it!

Happy Editing,



P.S. If you're using the newest version of Lightroom, some Elliptical adjustments won't transfer to Photoshop. So do those adjustments last.