Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop


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Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop

By this point everyone knows that RAW processing, it's so wonderful and powerful because it gives us flexibility. In other words, we can make nondestructive edits. We can change something, and then always go back and change it back. So we have this built-in flexibility. It also allows us to be really fast. There isn't any rendering or saving. Well, one of the things that's been introduced in this whole concept of RAW processing is what are called Smart Objects. Smart Objects maintain the link to that original flexibility.

In order to have that flexibility when we go to Photoshop say from Lightroom, we can edit a photograph as a Smart Object, and I want to look at that process. So let's say we have this picture here and we decide to edit this one in Photoshop. We can access this by going to our Photo pull-down menu, Edit in, and then we have an option for Open as Smart Object in Photoshop. What this will do is it will keep all of this raw data as part of this Photoshop documen...

Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
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Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

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Photography
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