Photoshop Question

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  1. brokenhat

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    I was watching a how-video the other day and it showed using the spot healing/clone tool in adobe camera raw. I use Lightroom for this, but was a bit surprised that this would be done there and not in a Photoshop itself using a layer. Is there an advantage to do this kind of editing in Camera Raw or is this just a personal preference?
     
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  2. Marc Oliver

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    ACR's cloning abilities aren't as advanced as Photoshop's but the plus side is that it just gets written into the metadata as an instruction set that only adds a few kb's to the file whereas adding a layer in Photoshop will nearly double your file size. The other big advantage is that you can easily 'sync' your adjustments in ACR/Lightroom across multiple files - say you have a series of 5 portraits with the same dust spot in the bg - do your spotting & adjustments once, select all 5 files and hit the 'Syncronize' button and you're done. If your images are similar enough ,you could just copy & paste layers in PS, but it's faster in ACR.
     
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  3. RoryTate

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    In Photoshop you can clone on an empty layer above the image (sample current and below) - this will keep the overall file size down.
     
  4. HatMan

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    Yup. I agree. I only use LR for basic spot removal and if there's one or two zits to remove. Anything beyond that goes to PS.
     

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