Originally Posted by outkast kid
So you prefer to repeatedly edit the whole photo and layer mask it rather than brushing in the adjustments manually to a single image? I really do need to actually sit down and overhaul a photo, I never do anything so detailed, all my editing is global.
I prefer the controls of camera raw, which allow me to easily change things like color temp, curves, and contrast all in one spot, rather than separate shortcuts. Also, when I'm editing in camera raw, everything is 14 bit, until I open into photoshop when my edit turns into an 8bit (this is just me being lazy and not working with 14bit files). I'll do that for a few rounds, adding each layer as i go.
After I get that base established I'll using layer adjustments without that repetitive process of reediting in camera raw.