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James - Thank you for the in-depth reply. I do need to get better at PS so that I further understand the more robust features. I discovered a cause for some part of my problem late last night. CTRL + E was not working to transfer the file. As it turns out, I needed an update to Camera Raw 7.3. Now transfers from LR to PS are seamless and i dont have to go through the above hassle. Thank you.
Since you asked, and it it would help my understanding to hear from people more experienced, here is why I was working with LR, then PS, and then LR again:
I have been using LR for some time and want all my pictures downloaded into LR for cataloging and organisation. I will make most of my adjustments in LR because its faster and seems a bit easier to work with. I feel as though I can do 80-90% of my photo editing in LR only.
Once I have brought my photos into LR, I will occasionally see a photo that I would like to make a PS only adjustment to, such as adding a blur to a moving vehicle or making an unsightly power line disappear. If I want to do this I have been taking the unedited, but converted, file and sending to PS, making changes to the very particulars that I can only do in PS, and sending it back to LR to make adjustments to whitebalance, exposure, highlights shadows, etc.
Is this not Okay to do? I know PS probably has a more robust system for editing items on photos but will it make that much of a difference if I make the adjustment to, say highlights, in LR versus PS?
For fun, here is a shot I downloaded into LR with rest of card, identified a need for PS (in this case using some motion blur on crowd, rotational blur on wheels, and a gradient mask left to right to increase blur behind rider), made the adjustments in PS, and brought back into LR for all the global wb, highlight, shadow, sharpening, adjustments:
2013 Daytona Supercross by Luta13, on Flickr