Adobe Lightroom 5 vs Photoshop CC: which software should you choose?

Adobe Lightroom 5 vs Photoshop CC: which software should you choose?

Lightroom 5 vs Photoshop CC: Which is the best image editor?

Editing your photos in Lightroom: sharpen and sync

Lightroom
There’s a comprehensive array of adjustment options including levels and curves control as well as selective editing and advanced black and white conversion.

What’s more all edits are non-destructive – even cropping. However, Layers and Masks are not supported, so you can’t make composites or add a new sky to a landscape.

 SEE MORE: How to use Lightroom to reclaim lost shadow and highlight detail

The 6 best Photoshop layers any photographer can use

Photoshop
Any image editing that can be done in Lightroom can also be done in Photoshop, along with quite a lot more – including the ability to create layers and masks.

Adjustment Layers (with masks) are especially useful for targeted, re-adjustable edits.

You can also create complex, adjustable selections, add text and create vector-based shapes.

SEE MORE: Photoshop retouching: a really simple tutorial for making every portrait perfect

Verdict: Photoshop wins

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