Use Smart Objects to combine the power of Photoshop with the versatility of RAW
First, Process your RAW file for the most prevalent tones in your image—in this case the midtones. Working in Lightroom, right click on your image and choose Edit In > Open as a Smart Object in Photoshop. If you’re converting in Adobe Camera Raw, hold down the Shift key and click on the Open Image button to open as a Smart Object. Once in Photoshop, check out the layer thumbnail for your RAW file—you’ll see a small icon in the bottom-right corner that indicates that the file is a Smart Object.