Matt Quinn wrote: I am exploring PS [...] and have played around with some of the basic stuff, but I can go only so far and then I try to export back into Lightroom and the file vanishes. Patience, patience. I will figure it out.
If you "send" a file out from Lightroom to Photoshop using the "Edit In" command, Lightroom can automatically re import the edited file back into Lightroom automatically on save. Let me know if you are not set up for that and I'll see if I can walk you through it.