LR -> PS as smart objects

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by patent10021, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    So I exported my image in LR to PS for further editing. Then I made a new smart object via copy. I did some retouching using CS6's cool new Iris Blur and wanted to blend the two smart objects (smart object layers) but I couldn't. I had to raster or flatten the image which was ok since I was done editing. Then I just saved the image since it was flattened. However, if you want to open the image and work on it in the future you need those smart layers. So do I need to save 1 PSD in addition to my flattened jpeg? Where would the PSD reside? I'm new to LR/PS combo and am not finding the workflow very friendly.
  2. boch82 macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    Don't edit a copy....make a virtual copy in lightroom...edit that in PS. Save the file as a psd the save the tif that LR creates and it will pull it back into your gallery.

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