Trying to focus stack in L3 by blending two images together. My workflow is to open the first layer in the editor then add the second layer with alternate focus as a new image layer. No alignment needs to be done if these layers are taken on a tripod with the same composition but different focus points.
I add a layer mask to the new layer, fill and invert it, then brush in the areas that need to show over the original layer. This seems to work fine. However, edits to either layer are only processed on that layer and are missing from the other layer where the mask is.
I tied using the Merge or Stamped Layer function to combine the blended layers into a single new layer. This works to merge the layers and their effects, but it must be jpg effect since I no longer have the RAW Develop option available on the new merged layer.
What I need is to combine the two focus point layers together as a focus stack, then edit them together as a raw file. Any ideas on how to do this in L3?
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