I'm working with non-destructive layers in PS CC. I have a stack of three layers where each layer outputs to the next one in the stack (1st layer outputs to the 2nd which outputs to the 3rd).
Here I'm looking to convert an image to pure black and white, working in three stages : original, intermediary color reduction with Posterize, final result with Threshold. I'd like my workspace to display those three stages at the same time and have them update live, so that when I modify the original, the other views follow. The objective being to be able to fine-tune more easily.
I'm aware I could wrangle this through Smart Objects, but I find it clumsy and unpractical. I often work with more than 2 filters, so the idea of having a number of objects embedded, which I'd need to go and save in turn so that the final result may update, seems like a bit of a headache and not very dynamic. I'm looking for something a little more viable.
Does anyone know of any way to accomplish this ? I couldn't find much searching here and on Google. Thanks !