Lightroom Classic: Overlay layer directly in Lightroom

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I don't know how much this can affect the structure of such a software, but I throw the idea, then you see: it would be great to have a sort of "layers" so as to keep the photo editable on lightroom even after the changes on photoshop . Let me explain better, I have a DSCN0432.NEF file, I add a "transparent" level (or adjustment level) I open the photo on photoshop where I will have the 2 levels, I only act on the transparent one (adding a vintage leak (for example) except , the raw photo on lightroom remains editable with the lightroom settings before the change but with a level above that adapts to the new lightroom TIFF file.

I don't know if I explained myself
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Just Shot Me

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That Can't happen as Photoshop can NOT Edit, or save edits, to RAW files. It must save to some other file format, PSD, TIFF, JPG, Whatever.
That is why Adobe came out with ACR. Specifically to Edit RAW files and convert them to a format that works with PS.
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When editing from LR in PS, set up LR to create PSD file with a sequential numbered extension. Edit this in PS and then Save it (not Save As, just Save). When you return to LR, you will have your edited PSD alongside the original NEF without the PS changes.