5. Lightroom to Photoshop for Combining Photos

Lesson overview

One of the most rewarding techniques you can perform in your image-editing career is combining photos in creative ways. Whether you’re adding texture, fading photos into a collage, or swapping heads to produce the perfect group shot, this is where things start getting fun. As you learned in the “Getting Started” section “How Lightroom and Photoshop Differ,” Lightroom doesn’t support layers, so you need Photoshop to perform these feats.

Other common reasons to combine photos are to merge multiple exposures into a high dynamic range (HDR) image or to stitch several photos together into a panorama, which you can easily do in Lightroom. Photoshop also has a few tricks you can use to ...

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