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Just as a Dynamic Adjustment layer ensures that you can modify color adjustment settings well into the future, a Smart Object combined with a dynamic Smart Filter lets you add a High Pass, Reduced Noise, Shadows Highlighted and other Filter settings any time and as many times as you like; plus, you can adjust the Opacity of the effect and apply a Blend mode. It's all parametric all of the time. But again the Word Smart is misapplied here. There is nothing smart about dynamic operations unless Adobe is trying to imply that you're smart to use them.
But then does that make the standard Static Filters Stupid Filters? I believe Adobe has a major explaining to do. I begin this chapter by walking you through a few familiar examples from the advanced portion of this series, but this time I applied is dynamic Smart Filters instead of static ones. I'll show you how to nest one smart object into another to take advantage of multiple filter masks. We'll see how Shadows Highlights often produces better effects in the Lab mode. You'll learn how to filter editable text and I'll wrap things up by showing you how to create a synthetic effects file that transforms from a star field to a drywall texture to an aerial landscape. Oh! And did I mention that you can edit multiple layers at a time with Smart Filters, again, just like Adjustment layers.
So why aren't Adjustment layers called Smart Adjustments? Because that would have been stupid. Enjoy!
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