Camera Raw Smart Objects

With the click of a check box you can create a link between Camera Raw and Photoshop. This opens up all kinds of interesting possibilities, with the ongoing ability to (in effect) apply Camera Raw settings within Photoshop.

By default, the option to create Camera Raw Smart Objects is turned off. What that means is that when you finish applying settings in Camera Raw, you click Open Image and the file is opened in Photoshop as a standard Background file (there is no further ability to work with Camera Raw). I like to think of it as a one-way street from Camera Raw to Photoshop. Although it’s nice to start in Camera Raw and continue in Photoshop, I’d much rather have a two-way street back and forth between Camera Raw and ...

Get The Photoshop Productivity Series: The Productive Workflow now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.