Thank you for the gentle reminder that I've already forgotten how I used ACR ;-)
More to the point: for you wouldn't the relevant differences be between LR output sharpening and printing, and PhotoKit; and between LR selective edits and the kind-of PS selective edits you actually use. iow Would one-stop-shopping work better for you.
Hello again, Isaac,
I appreciate your taking the time to respond so thoroughly! But as far as the "one-stop" goes, since I'm never in a rush, AND ASSUMING I'M GETTING COMPARABLE IMAGE QUALITY, jumping back and forth from PS to the sharpening plug-in then over to the ImagePrint program is no big deal -- particularly because I am so familiar with how they work. Familiarity (for ME) trumps speed, for sure. I certainly see how busier folks would want to reduce their steps whenever possible though.
Again, thank-you for sharing your thoughts and knowledge . . .
File/Export "Image Resizing"
Non-destructive and the processing instructions are automatically saved, so just click on the thumbnail of the next image you want to work on, or just File/Exit.