Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying the filters, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
Here are two crew members standing on the surface of the alien planet. …What we want to do is to show them in the process of beaming down to the surface. …So, let's begin by turning them in to a smart object. …We'll switch to their layer. Now previously, we chose smart objects by …going to the Layer menu and choosing Smart Objects and Convert to Smart Objects. …Here's a quicker way. Use the right mouse button on a PC, or …hold the Ctrl key on a Mac. When we click on the name in the Layers …panel, we can now pull down to convert the smart object.…
And that's a useful little shortcut. We can see the Smart Object icon in the …corner just to confirm that we've done that. …So, let's go ahead and apply our first filter. …And the first one we want to use is Filter > Pixelate > Fragment. …And there are no options for this filter, it's simply breaks up the image into …small squares, and that's the beginning of the effect we want to create. …Next, let's apply glow to this. So, let's pick a blue as our foreground …
- 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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