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RAW photo into Photshop CS5 as a Smart Object.

Apr 20, 2012 4:23 PM

Tags: #problem #adobe_photoshop_5.0

I am trying to open a RAW photo in Photohsop CS5 as a Smart Object.  I have the photo selected in Bridge.  When I go to execute File>Place in Bridge CS5 the menu entry indicates there should be a menu displayed.  However, clicking on Place does not bring up a menu. 

 

In Photoshop there is open a blank file to receive the photo. 

 

Why do I not receive a menu?

 
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Apr 20, 2012 7:14 PM   in reply to vince heying

    You need an image file to be already open in Photoshop.  You can then 'Place' your Smart Object into that image file.

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 8:33 PM   in reply to vince heying

    In order to open a raw image into Photoshop as a SO you'll need to open the image in Camera Raw and click on the info link (in blue, it's the Workflow Options) and select the option to Open in Photoshop as a Smart Object.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:14 AM   in reply to vince heying

    vince heying wrote:

     

    I open the image in Bridge as a Camera RAW file.  I click on the blue label in the center below the image.  In workflow options I select 'Open in Photoshop as Smart Object'.  I click on OK, and nothing appears to happen. 

     

    When you click OK in the dialog, do you then Open Object button in Camera Raw?

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 11:30 AM   in reply to vince heying

    When you have the Workflow Option dlog open, did you check the option to Open in Photoshop as a SO? If you do, then ACR will have a different button called Open Object. Clicking on that button will open the image in Photoshop as a SO.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 6:30 PM   in reply to vince heying

    Are you not seeing all the buttons?

    Open-as-SO.jpg

    Normally I have ACR set to "Open Image" in Photoshop. By temporarily holding down the SHIFT key the "Open Image" button will change to "Open Object"

     

    This is what I did while creating this screenshot. There is also the tool tip showing up in the screenshot.

     

    Click the image above to see an enlarged view.

     
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