Lightroom or Photoshop? – Why you need to use both

It’s perfectly understandable why photographers would do most of their work in either Lightroom or Photoshop, and people will choose one or the other for different reasons. But to make your photography stack up against the best out there, you should be using them both together and here’s why!

Lightroom or Photoshop? That is the question! Or is it?

In this tutorial, I’ll show you why using both will make your photography much more professional. We’ll be looking at a landscape and a portrait example from Raw file, to Lightroom edit, to final Photoshop edits.

Images from the video

Below are the images seen in the video. They illustrate why, in some cases, the question of Photoshop or Lightroom doesn’t really have a clear answer. Sometimes, you need to use both.


Portrait Example

Original Raw File

Original Raw File

Lightroom Edit

Lightroom Edit

Example of Portrait using Lightroom and Photoshop

Example of Portrait using Lightroom and Photoshop


Landscape Example

Original Raw File

Original Raw File

Lightroom Edit

Lightroom Edit

Example of Landscape using Lightroom and Photoshop

Example of Landscape using Lightroom and Photoshop


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