Get images in Photoshop: Complete guide

Obtener imágenes en Photoshop: guía completa

Get your images to Photoshop

Learn the many ways to incorporate your images into Photoshop with Chapter 2 of our Photoshop Training Series. It includes how to open images from Lightroom, Camera Raw, Adobe Bridge and much more.

Before we can do anything with our photos, we first have to get them inside Photoshop. The opening images may not seem like a topic that needs a whole series of tutorials. But Photoshop is not a normal program. And, like almost everything we do in Photoshop, there's more than one way to open an image.

In this chapter, I tell you each of them. We started lesson 1 by learning how to set Photoshop as our default image editor in Windows 10. And lesson 2, we learn how to set Photoshop as the default image editor in Mac OS X. Lesson 3 shows how to create new Photoshop documents from scratch, and at lesson 4, you will learn how to open existing images in Photoshop.

Lesson 5 discusses Adobe Bridge, the file browser included with Photoshop, and why it's a better way to select and open images. The only problem with Bridge is that sometimes you can open a file with the wrong program. We solved it in lesson 6 by learning how to configure file type associations to Bridge.

In lesson 7, you will learn how to open images directly in Camera Raw, Photoshop's powerful image editing plugin. And, if you're an Adobe Lightroom user, you want to learn how to move images from Lightroom to Photoshop for editing later. Lesson 8 explains how to move raw files from Lightroom to Photoshop, while lesson 9 shows how to move JPEG files between Lightroom and Photoshop. And finally, in lesson 10, we finished this chapter by learning how to close our images to Photoshop, including closing all open images at the same time.

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Some of the lessons in this chapter build on previous lessons. If you haven't already, be sure to read chapter 1 – Introduction to Photoshop before starting chapter 2.

03. How do I create a new document in Photoshop

There are two ways to get started in Photoshop. One of them is to open an existing image. The other is to create a new document. New documents start empty, but allow you to import images, graphics, and other design elements, making them ideal for layouts and photo collages. In this tutorial, we learn how to create new documents using the New Document dialog box in Photoshop.

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07. How to open images in Camera Raw

Photoshop is extremely powerful. But these days, if you're a photographer, you're not the one who wants to start editing your images. Instead, you'll want to start Photoshop's image editing connector, Camera Raw. Learn how to easily open raw files, JPEG images, and TIFF images directly to Camera Raw using Adobe Bridge.

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10. How to close images in Photoshop

All the tutorials in this series have taught us how to open our images to Photoshop. But knowing how to close them is also important. In this final tutorial, learn how to close a single image, close multiple images at once, and much more.

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Have you completed the 10 lessons in this chapter? Congratulations! You're now ready to move on to Chapter 3: Learn the Photoshop Interface. Or visit our Photoshop Basics section for more chapters and tutorials.

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