No need for stamped visible layers when using smart objects. However, I have done this under certain circumstances.No, not fully. But I do know, that when I make "stamp visible layer", changes made to layers UNDER that stamp won't have an effect, smart object or not.
I do see your point but this technique will work. Your wrong in assuming you can't work non-destructively anymore, you would just have to make changes and the replace the stamped visible layer.But in post #7 which you refer to, it says I have to do exactly that. But then I do not work non-destructivly anymore, since I can't go back and make changes to layers under the stamp visible layer.
Yes! Now were speaking the same language! LOL!When I double click the smart object (with the camera raw noise reduction) it opens in a new tab, this is what you want me to do, right? Then in the new tab, convert to smart, add the sharpening filter, mask as needed, file/save, and now it jumps back to the original tab/image with both the noise and sharpening changes. Is that understood correctly?
If I'm understanding you, sure you can. You can open and save a smart object as may times as you wish. The idea is to start with the the original image, copy it, and convert it into a smart object before anything is ever done to it. This way, it's always non-destructively editable. By doing this, there is no layers that could be changed below it.Yes, but let's say I want to redo the work I did in the new tab after having doubleclicked the smart object, is that possible, I can't see how. When saving, I guess I can't go back.
This depends on how clever you are and your understanding of SO's. The layer masking can be confusing at times, but it's nothing that a little experience with SO wont cure.Yes, but when you want to have more than one smart object with different filters WITH DIFFERENT MASKS, you start having problems.
Double click the smart objects thumbnail again and make changes.Copying the original layer, is the first thing I do everytime. Here is what I'm trying to get at.
I convert the copied original layer to a smart object.
Apply the camera raw filter to add noise reduction. Mask the face so it won't be affected by noise reduction.
Now I doubleclick the smart object thumbnail, which brings me to a new tab. I convert the layer to a smart object. Apply the smart sharpen filter, invert the effect and apply the mask to the face so it gets sharpen. Now I go file/save and close that tab.
Now I have an image which has been sharpen to the face and noise reduced to everything else.
HERE COMES THE PROBLEM
Now I found out I overdid the sharpening
How do I go back and alter the smart sharpening filter to reduce it a bit?