There are times, too many actually, when we have to color correct images from a PDF.
On a good day, these images are one 'piece' and we can open them up directly in PS. But we are getting files from a client that we need to correct on a weekly basis. And these files have multiple layers that effect the image by breaking it up into a patchwork of panels.
Our 'workaround' has been to choose all these 'patches', being careful to NOT choose any text or artwork that may be on top of the image, and open (edit) them up (by default) in Illustrator.
In Illustrator we then 'vectorize' the file thereby creating the patches into one file.
We then save the file back into Acrobat, THEN choose the image & are able to edit the image in PS.
Is there an easier procedure without a third party plug-in or app?
Are we missing something that will make life easier?