Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the Smart Object, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
In this lesson, we'll see how to turn a standard photograph into one that looks …like it has been lying around in someones attic for generations. …And then we'll go on to turn the whole assembly into a single smart object. …We've got two layers in this document so far. …The original photograph, which is slightly smaller than the document …itself, and this texture. And this is simply the scan of the end …leaf of a page of an old book. Let's hide that one. …The first thing we want to do is to make a frame of around this photograph to make …it look more like an original old photograph.…
Now the simplest way to do that you might think would be to use the Marquee tool …and simply draw a frame around it. But the trouble here is that very hard to …make it centered on top of the photograph. …So you might say that looks about right but in fact the left side of the frame is …wider than the right side and its difficult to get the 2 to work out correctly. …So that's the select that, here's a much quicker way. …
- 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
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French4h 38m 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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