Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a displacement map, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
In this image, I've distorted a picture of an American flag to fit on the …photographed white flag beneath. But because of the limitations of Image …Warp, we can only go so far with this method. …Let's now see how we can make the whole image much more convincing. …And we are going to do that through the use of a Displacement Map. …First of all, we'll hide our flag. Select All, and make a merged copy.…
And what this will do is copy the entire document to the clipboard as if it were a …single layer. When we now paste, we can see this single …layer that represents the entire documents as it was at that stage. …Displacement Maps work only with black and white information, not with color. …So that's not all the color out of this. We can do this with Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.…
And I'm going to save this document, I will use Save As, to save it as a …Displacement Map, and I'll call it Displace. …Now, when we return to our Smart Object, let's hide that Displacement Map. …We can apply a Smart Filter to it. We can go to Filter > Distort > Displace.…
- Editing Smart Objects
- Working with multiple layers
- Using Smart Filters
- Replacing contents
- Using multiple Smart Objects
- Creating flexible cover shots
- Complex distortion
- Working with Camera Raw
- Working with movies and Illustrator files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Smart Objects
2. Smart Filters
3. Replacing Contents
4. Multiple Smart Objects
5. Flexible Cover Shots
6. Complex Distortion
7. Working with Camera Raw
8. Smart Objects in the Workflow
9. Taking Smart Objects Further
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