My first post here although I have followed Luminous Landscape and the forum for some while. I'd like to pick your brains if I may.
I've used Aperture for a while but am getting increasingly frustrated by it's integration with Photoshop. I have a number of layered PSD files in Aperture but, whenever I try to go back into them to do a bit of tweaking, although they open in CS5 ok, they are always flattened to a single layer. I've tried altering my Aperture preferences every which way and I've also tried having the files as both managed and referenced but to no avail. This means that I cannot re-adjust any of the layers.
I work around this by exporting the file as a master to my desktop and this then opens ok in CS5 with the layers intact. After editing I then have to re-import the PSD file back into Aperture. As a workaround, it does work but is getting very annoying.
I've tried a trial of Lightroom 3 which offers me several options when editing from Lightroom into Photoshop (I.e. edit the original, edit a copy etc) and is much easier. Although I only use Photoshop for maybe 25% of my images, it's enough to get, as I say, quite frustrating.
I don't particularly want to switch everything to Lightroom but, unless I can get this problem sorted it's looking increasingly attractive. I appreciate that Lightroom, being part of the Adobe family, is going to be more integrated but I would have hoped Aperture by now would have evolved enough not to have problems like this. Does anyone have an ideas please?