Smart Object HDR Workflow

Have you ever made some awesome adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw, opened the image, and then realized you forgot to reduce the Chromatic Aberrations or reduce the noise?  It used to happen to me all the time!  I would then have to close out the photo and re-open it in ACR and make the necessary adjustments.

Enter Smart Objects > Stage Left

Opening your image as a Smart Object from ACR can really help increase your HDR wrokflow efficiency.  The basic concept behind a Smart Object, it allows you to go back and edit the image in ACR with a simple double click on the layer in Photoshop!

The only downfall is you have to know you want to be working on a Smart Object before you start!  Not so Smart huh?

This brief tutorial will have you sharpening your wits with Smart Objects in no time!



Blake Rudis
Creator of f.64 Academy
Blake is a husband, father, and avid photographer whose passion for Photography led him to create f.64 Academy and f.6 Elite. He is dedicated to bringing the finest Photoshop and Photography education on the web!
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