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#1 toddhd


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:59 PM

I am a total PS noob, so sorry if this is a dumb question. I just bought a plugin for PS (Portrait+ from ArcSoft). If I open an image natively from PS, I can access the plugin just fine. However, if I open an image in Lightroom 5 first, then select Edit in Photoshop CC, then the plugin is disabled. Is this by design, or am I doing something wrong? Since I work from Lightroom most of the time, I'd prefer to not have to take the extra steps to save and open the image in PS.





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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:15 PM

Sadly I have no idea, I haven't heard and used that plugin.

Best portraiture processing plugins for photoshop are Imagenomic's Portraiture and Portrait Professional.

Give them a try ;)

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:08 PM

You may be opening the image differently with LR than if you open it directly into Ps. I have my LR5 set up to open the image as a tif file, not a PSD. All the plugins I have work either way, but you may be set up differently. You can change this (on a mac) in Lightroom > Preferences > External Editing. In the past, I have had plugins that were not friendly with certain file types. 

I also agree with Mr. Peppas about Portraiture and Portrait Pro, but the best software will always be the one that gets YOU the best results. 

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