Up until recently I have used Photoshop CS5 and Simplify 3 to create my artwork. I would always first convert the image layer in Photoshop into a Smart Object. Then I would access Topaz Simplify 3 through the Filters menu. I would make my adjustments in Simplify, save it, and automatically it would send me back to Photoshop. Using a Smart Object in Photoshop gave me the ability to work on my image in a non-destructive way.
If I then chose to go back to Simplify to make a change, I would double click on it within the Smart Object and automatically it would send me back to Simplify with the settings I had just used. I then could make my changes, save it again and back to Photoshop it would go. This made it easy to go back and forth to make corrections.
But I just got a new iMac computer (OSX 10.14) and have upgraded to Photoshop CC and just started using Simplify in Studio, but things aren’t working the same for me. I can no longer go back and forth from Photoshop to Simplify using the Smart Object to make continuous changes. It never sends me back into Simplify with the settings I last used, so I can adjust them, then save it and go back into Photoshop. It starts me all over again each time.
So what am I doing wrong? Am I missing a step while in Simplify that I need to add, so I can go back and forth without having to start all over again? Or has Topaz Studio stopped supporting images that are imported as Photoshop Smart Objects?
Also, is there a way to rename my image in Simplify before its saved and sent back into Photoshop to help me identify the name of the setting I’ve used?
Thank you for your assistance.