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Lightroom Classic & Photoshop Integration

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Ben Willmore

Lightroom Classic & Photoshop Integration

Ben Willmore

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14. Summary
Ben wraps up the class and tells you how to keep in touch as you continue to learn Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.

Lesson Info


by now, you should have a pretty good idea of how to get light room in Photoshop to work together when you do. Integrating those two really makes them both more powerful than they would be individually, and it makes it so you can really enjoy your work a lot more. Now. If you want to continue learning from me after this time, you have a few options. First off on the Creative Live website, just click on the search icon looks like a magnifying glass and type in my last name, which is Wilmore with two l's just the word will and the word more pushed together. But you also have other options to continue learning from me for free. I published short video tips every single week in my Facebook group. This is the same Facebook group that is found on the bottom of every page of your handbook. It's where you can go and ask questions about light room. It's where you can do anything related to the class where you want to communicate with me. But each week there, I post a new free tip video. Once a ...

month, I post a full length lesson that might be 22 an hour long, and that can be done on my website at masters academy dot com slash free. Then, if you want to see some of my photography, you can also find my instagram at vintage gas or the world is my yoga mat. I hope you enjoyed this class. I certainly enjoyed teaching it, and I love using light room Photoshop together every day.

Class Description


  • Optimize your settings and explore the multitude of options for round-tripping images between Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Apply adjustments in Lightroom that are usually only available in Photoshop.
  • Make multiple passes of Lightroom adjustments on layered files while retaining the ability to edit all the layers.
  • Mask an image in Photoshop and then transfer the result to Lightroom in order to preview how it would look on top of images in your catalog.
  • Teach Lightroom to automatically create complex layouts in Photoshop.
  • Work on your Lightroom images in Photoshop even when the originals are not available.
  • Learn tips and tricks to increase productivity.


If you’ve ever sent an image from Adobe Lightroom to Adobe Photoshop and have been confused by the choices of “Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments”, “Edit a Copy”, and “Edit Original”, then you’ll love this class from the start. After all, developing clarity on the fundamentals is essential before you can feel comfortable with Lightroom Classic.

If you dig a little deeper, you’ll learn that both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom have unique strengths that become dramatically more versatile when they are used together. For instance, Photoshop’s advanced masking and layering capabilities are great when you want to replace a dull and boring sky. But, it’s only when you partner it with Lightroom’s ability to overlay a Photoshop image that you can experiment with various skies and interactively adjust the raw file until it looks like it belongs in the resulting image.

Once you have a solid feel for the strengths and limitations of each program, you’ll learn to push them and combine features to accomplish things you had no idea were even possible. This is Ben Willmore’s special gift: He gets you comfortable by relating the technical aspects to things you already know and use every day, which develops clarity. Then he guides you through real-world projects to help build your confidence before showing you just how far you can push the boundaries so you know what’s possible.

This class will help you:

  • Understand the preferences and choices that control how Photoshop and Lightroom Classic interact
  • Learn under which situation each option makes sense so you can always choose the best option for your images
  • Discover how uncommon features add a lot of functionality once you see concrete examples of their use
  • Eliminate the frustration of having Photoshop images not appear in your Lightroom catalog after editing
  • Understand how to round-trip your images while retaining Photoshop layers and multiple passes of Lightroom adjustments
  • See how Metadata conflicts can cause issues and how to resolve them


  • People who have Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop (not elements) installed and have some familiarity with the absolute basics of both programs.
  • Those who desire clarity, confidence and efficiency based on proven logic.
  • Please who want to develop versatile workflows that go beyond the basics.


Adobe Lightroom Classic (v10.2)

Photoshop (v22.3)

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Lightroom Class Catalog and Images

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Fantastic, clear explanations of these features. i have a much better understanding of how to go back and forth between LR and PS. Thank you Ben. this is must watch class for anyone that uses LR and PS