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Dodge and Burn Technique
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12-31-2018, 10:11 AM Basil Katsaros
As a part of my New Year's resolution, I need to learn more about Photoshop. In that effort, a friend sent a link for a quick and easy Burn and Dodge on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1GPbuv0IwM Looks great but it didn't work for me. I'm on a PC and start in LR. Here's the problem: Photoshop 2019 can not read Nikon formatted files (NEF). There is a work around.

If you process your images first in LR and then migrate to PS, then you have a problem.
PS 2019 can not read Nikon formatted files (NEF).
What you have to do is this: process the file in LR; then open up PS. Go back to LR. right click on the file and chose "open in PS 2019".
The file will then open in PS. All of the PS tool and shortcuts work. Your changes in LR are embedded in the image.
After you finish working on the file in PS, flatten the layers. Then "save".
Your saved file will be called "file-edit.tif"
When you return to LR, then find that file and work on it and finally convert to JPG for export.

I haven't tried this yet but it comes from a very reliable source. My cousin, who is a pro photographer, tried the technique and was impressed. I hope Adobe comes out with a fix.
12-31-2018, 10:37 AM Terry Mieger
Your question is a little confusing. If your Lr Classic and PS are up tp date there will be no problem across the Adobe apps. Without Lr Ps will open the file in Camera Raw before taking it to PS. Yes PS does not read a raw file (of any kind) directly, it goes through CR first. Lr bypasses CR because it is basically a version of CR. Adobe supports all Nikons including the new Zeds. If you are a Lr user then the best way is how you mentioned, bypass CR directly from Lr (for to many reasons to mention). Ps will not bring back a file as a raw file because the adjustments and raw files donít work that way. It is also way the adjustments in Lr are never applied to a file until export. When you use plugins Lr will make a new file, usually a tiff, for the plugin to use. If you CR is up to date you can take a raw file directly to Ps. If you have a problem with nef files convert them to dng in Lr.
02-04-2019, 04:17 PM Basil Katsaros
Terry I just saw thins. The Dodge and Burn works perfectly now. I do adjustments in LR then edit in PS using the technique described. Happy with results. But still learning PS, mainly now through Lynda.com.

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