Welcome back to the Lightroom 2 cast, my name is RC. Now, there had been some changes that have been made in Lightroom 2 to work with Photoshop. So, it is a good idea for us to talk about what has changed and how it works.
Let us take a look at this. I have this one image here and what I want to do is I want to open it in Photoshop. I am going to right click on this and you are going to notice that I have now an edit in and then I have a serried of different things that I can do inside of this. Now, the biggest change that I have noticed here is edit is Photoshop CS3. Now, keep your eye down here at the bottom. Watch what will happen. I am going to click on edit in Adobe Photoshop CS3 and that file is going to go over to Photoshop but a very important thing is going to happen. Notice that a copy is not made here. We started with three, we are in Photoshop but they are still three. So one of the big changes that they have made here is you do not have to create a virtual copy or does not have to write out a giant tiff file in order for it to be able to work with this file. So that was very annoying if you wanted to try something when you are working inside of Lightroom.
Let me give this a shot and see if I can actually do something and be able to be creative with this. And let us say you did not like it but you were done and you went back and now you have all this excessive Photoshop files. So this is something that I think is going to be really, really good. Because if I were to close this, notice there is only three files here still. Let us try this. I am going to go ahead and I am going to edit this back in Photoshop CS3 so it is going to be the same thing. We still have three files and then what I will do from here is once I have that edited, I am just going to go to Image Adjustments and invert it. Once I do that, I am going to go ahead and save it. Notice, it is going to do that and now, it switches to an edit file. Now, I have a fourth file. So it is only going to write up the files.
So, the beautiful part about this is that you now can go ahead and only save the Photoshop files that you want out of a Lightroom 2. It does a great change. It is a very, very welcome change. Now, there are a couple of other things that you can do here. I am going to go ahead and right click on this and I can edit in the Photoshop CS 3 or I can automatically create a smart object in Photoshop. It is going to be the same concept. Go ahead and open this file. But, as soon as you open this file, this will automatically be converted into a smart object. See this little link right here? That is telling me that it is a smart object which lets me clear out with scaling ahead and putting a specific effects on it without necessarily corrupting the original copy. Notice still that we only have three. So, I can go ahead and play with this a little bit more. And, if I do not like it, ultimately, I can go ahead and close it and save it and we still only have three.
Let us take a look at a couple more things that we can do here. Let me double click on this file here. This looks like a tier end of a panorama. There are eight of them. Now, I can single click on the last one. I can hold on the shift key and click on the first one. So now, I have a series of these images open. I am going to right click and I am going to edit in Photoshop and notice now that I have a series of images open. I can merge all this as a panorama right off the back. So this is great. You do not have to export this, take them into Photoshop then go ahead and run Photoshop’s panorama. I love that. I am going to click on merge to panorama. Let us take a look at what is going to happen here. It is going to take all of these files and once these files are opened inside of Photoshop, then it will automatically create that panorama that we need. So you will notice here is my files, here is the auto panorama, click okay and then this is going to go ahead and stitch that file together based out of those panorama charts that I did.
Now, it is very important to note that this file is huge. Take