Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video About the exercise files, part of Design the Web: Smart Objects.
Now, if you're a Premium subscriber to the lynda.com online training library, you'll have access to the exercise files. In here, we have a composition.psd file. This file is going to be an empty shell of the design, and we're going to be bringing in assets from the other files. This is going to include an Illustrator file, a really large JPEG file, and two other Photoshop files. We'll be bringing in the assets from these files into our composition, encapsulating them into Smart Objects so that we can manipulate the objects without changing the source art.
At the end of this course, we'll show you one additional feature of Smart Objects, which is, they can contain Photoshop animations inside. And you can use an animated Smart Object very much the same way you would use an animated symbol inside of Edge Animate or a precomposition inside of After Effects. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you can use any layered Photoshop file and Illustrator files and follow along with the same techniques we're going to be doing inside of this course. Now that we're familiar with the exercise files, next, we'll start putting our composition together.
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- Creating Smart Objects from Illustrator
- Creating Photoshop Smart Objects
- Adding effects to Smart Objects
- Duplicating and positioning Smart Objects
- Editing a Smart Object
- Where to go from here
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/26/2014. What changed?
A: Chris added one new movie, "Using linked files as Smart Objects," which is a new feature in Creative Cloud 2014.