6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2013 4:09 AM by conroy

    How do I use Photoshop to do RAW conversion, focus blending, and B&W *all* non-destructively?

    philipmorg-or

      How do I use Photoshop to create a focus-blended image from multiple RAW files and convert the result to B&W using Silver Efex Pro in smart filter mode with *everything* non-destructively edited?

       

      I typically export files from Lightroom to Photoshop as Smart Objects. How can I export multiple files from Lightroom to Photoshop as Smart Objects, focus-blend them in Photoshop, and then convert the resulting focus-blended stack into a B&W image using Silver Efex Pro in smart filter mode?

       

      If this isn't possible, what workflow would give the closest approximation of the flexibility (being able to tweak RAW conversion without a lot of re-work of the later steps) of my desired workflow?

       

      I'm using OSX 10.7.5 on a Core i5 with 16GB RAM, Photoshop CS6, and Silver Efex Pro 2.

       

      Thanks for any help!

       

      --Philip.