Applying the Smart Clouds filters


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Applying the Smart Clouds filters

Now, I said we are going to use a Curves adjustment layer in order to transform this cloud pattern into a kind of lightning effect and we are going to do that, but first I want to take a moment to answer a hypothetical question. Those of you who are paying very close attention might say, hey Deke, is there any advantage to applying the Clouds and Difference Clouds filters as Smart Filters, and what is the advantage and how would you go about doing it in the first place? Well, check this out. I am still working inside of the Smart Object. This is one of those times I can't provide you with a catchup file, so I am just assuming you are still working along with me.

I am going to create a new layer, Ctrl+ Shift+N, Command+Shift+N on the Mac and I am going to call it empty, because it's going to be empty and then I will click OK. Now, let's convert that to a Smart Object by going up to the Layers palette flyout menu and choosing Convert to Smart Object or pressing Ctrl+Comma or Comm...

Applying the Smart Clouds filters
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Applying the Smart Clouds filters provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Smart Objects

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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