If you’re editing a raw image file in Photoshop, your first stop in most cases is Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Adobe’s raw image development software for Photoshop. In a typical workflow, you will apply some basic adjustments to your raw image in ACR before you send it from ACR to Photoshop to create more complex, layered adjustments.
Both ends are pretty well understood and documented in thousands of online tutorials. But what is the best way to transfer the image from ACR to Photoshop? It turns out that there are a few things you have to consider in this process.
In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up ACR such that you can bring your images into Photoshop at the highest possible quality, allowing for a fully non-destructive workflow that also enables you to go back to ACR and change your adjustments there at any time.