Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding shadow and curls, part of Photoshop: Smart Objects.
- [Narrator] We're going to curl up the edges…of this postcard to make it look more like…it's lying flat on a table.…But first, let's add a shadow.…We can load up all the pixels on this Smart Object layer…by holding command on a Mac, control on a PC,…and clicking on the thumbnail.…And you can see the marching ants here.…We'll make a new layer.…Let's call it Shadow.…And let's feather this selection.…We'll go to Select, Modify, and Feather.…
And let's add a 12-pixel feather on here.…Black is our foreground color.…We're gonna fill with that color using alt + backspace.…And let's deselect.…We can drag it down behind our postcard layer,…let it down a little,…and let's reduce the opacity of this layer…down to about 50%.…
Now let's curl up the edges.…We'll go into our Smart Object,…and we'll go back into Free Transform.…And here is the first interesting point.…With a regular Photoshop layer,…when you go into Free Transform a second time,…you'd expect to see a squared-up selection…around your whole object.…With Smart Objects, Photoshop remembers where you last…
- Editing Smart Objects
- Working with multiple layers
- Replacing contents
- Using Smart Filters
- Nesting Smart Objects
- Creating flexible cover shots
- Working with Camera Raw
- Working with videos and Illustrator files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Smart Objects
2. Replacing Contents
3. Smart Filters
4. Multiple Smart Objects
5. Flexible Cover Shots
6. Complex Distortion
7. Working with Camera Raw
8. Smart Object Tips and Tricks
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