Master Lightroom to Photoshop Develop Module Step #3

Master Lightroom to Photoshop Develop Module

Adobe Lightroom to Photoshop Develop module, and in this case I am using Adobe Lightroom Classic. In this series of videos I will show you how to use the Lightroom to Photoshop workflow, and what I use each program for.

Adobe Lightroom Classic is a hybrid program. It does a lot of this good, but not one thing perfect. Lightroom is a browser, it catalogs, it is a raw converter, can be used for basic editing, book editor(it is horrible), web page(even more horrible) and you can print. If you would like to be organized, I think this is where Lightroom strives to be great. However, you must understand the process or you will be frustrated.

It is possible to just use Adobe Lightroom Classic as just a browser. You could use Adobe Camera Raw as your RAW converter, but since Lightroom’s develop module and Adobe Camera Raw are the same program it does not make sense to go that route in this Lightroom to Photoshop workflow.

Next we will look at Photoshop and what I use that program for. I think you will be surprise that basic toning and color correction are all done in Lightroom. I use Photoshop for more accurate editing, complex layering and saving. However, if you need to save a batch of images, I think Lightroom might be your best bet. It is super easy to to save an image in Photoshop back to Lightroom for exporting. You can work from Lightroom to Photoshop and back to Lightroom seamlessly.

In this tutorial Lightroom to Photoshop Develop module, we will look at the basics of adjusting your images. The develop module or window is actually a raw file converter, but it ca be used as a photo editor. I hope you like this Lightroom to Photoshop Develop tutorial. The Lightroom to Photoshop Develop tutorials will be a 2-3 part series. If you try to learn to much to fast, you will forget more than you learn.

If you are looking for an in depth series on how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic you might be interested in this Lightroom series. If you are interest in Learning Photoshop you night be interested in this Photoshop series.

The Lightroom to Photoshop Develop Module. This window is in Adobe Lightroom and will be used to tone, edit, or adjust your images. Lightroom is a RAW photo converter/photo editor. If you are shooting a RAW file it must be processed either by Adobe’s Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw before it is sent to Photoshop.

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What are Adobe’s Minimum requirements for Lightroom to Photoshop?

If you are a photographer or graphic designer, you may be wondering what computer specifications are necessary for running Adobe Lightroom to Photoshop. These programs are known for their high system requirements, so it’s important to make sure your computer meets the necessary specifications. In this blog post, we will discuss the recommended specifications for increasing Lightroom and Photoshop performance.

Note: using the Lightroom to Photoshop method you will need to open both programs at the same time. Minimum requirements will not be enough to run these programs at the same time!!!

Processor: The processor is one of the most important components for running Lightroom and Photoshop. Adobe recommends a multi-core Intel processor with 64-bit support, such as the Intel Core i5 or i7. The more cores your processor has, the faster these programs will run.

RAM RAM: (Random Access Memory) is another crucial component for running Lightroom and Photoshop. Adobe recommends a minimum of 8 GB of RAM, but 16 GB or more is ideal for optimal performance. The more RAM you have, the more images you can work with at once and the faster your computer will be able to process them.

Graphics Card: While a dedicated graphics card is not strictly necessary for running Lightroom and Photoshop, it can significantly improve performance, especially when working with large files. Adobe recommends a graphics card with at least 2 GB of VRAM (Video Random Access Memory), such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or higher.

Storage: Lightroom and Photoshop require a significant amount of storage space, especially if you work with high-resolution images. Adobe recommends using a solid-state drive (SSD) for the best performance, but a traditional hard drive (HDD) will also work. At a minimum, you should have 20 GB of free space on your hard drive for installation, but you will need much more than that for storing your image files.

Operating System: Lightroom and Photoshop are compatible with both Windows and macOS. Adobe recommends using the latest version of your operating system for the best performance. In addition, make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for your operating system.

In conclusion, running Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop requires a powerful computer with a multi-core processor, plenty of RAM, a dedicated graphics card, and ample storage space. By meeting these specifications, you can ensure optimal Lightroom and Photoshop performance and enjoy the full range of features that these powerful programs have to offer.

If you are looking for more in depth on this subject check out these other blog posts!

Photoshop for Photographers

“Photoshop for Photographers” was designed as a supplemental resource for my class, “Photoshop for Photographers.” The goal is to teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop step by step. I understand this path is not for everyone and there is no reason you have to follow this process. However, if you want to really learn the program, I would suggest learning everything on the video and then move on.

“Always white balance you RAW files in the Lightroom to Photoshop Develop workflow.”


I have a Facebook Group called, “Learn Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Bridge.” I created this group because I get a lot of questions on YouTube that are hard to answer unless I can see the issue. This will allow a place you can ask questions, and more importantly post images and videos.

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