Take a photo from Lightroom to Photoshop to add text.

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What you learned: Use Photoshop with Lightroom to add text to a photo

Follow this cross-application workflow:

  • Start in Lightroom to take advantage of its intuitive photo management, photo editing, and collaboration features.
  • Lightroom doesn’t include text tools, so pass a photo from Lightroom to Photoshop when you want to add text to a photo to make a postcard, flyer, banner, or other text-based design.
  • Use Lightroom’s Edit in Photoshop command to hand the photo off from Lightroom to Photoshop.
  • In Photoshop, use the Type tool to add and edit Type layers.
  • Click File > Save and File > Close.
  • Quit Photoshop.
  • Back in Lightroom you now have two versions of the image in a Stack: the original with any edits you applied in Lightroom, and a TIF with the changes you made in Lightroom plus the text you added in Photoshop.
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