Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating Smart Objects from Photoshop files, part of Design the Web: Smart Objects.
Now, we're going to create a Smart Object out of another Photoshop file.…So, in our Layers panel here, let's close up our sidebar.…Let's select Main Content, since we want to put the runner that we're going to be bringing in…into the Main Content Group.…With that selected, let's come back to the operating system.…Let's open up the file runner_woman.psd.…Now, it might be useful to set Photoshop to not open documents inside of tabs.…You can do that from the Preferences in Photoshop.…Under Interface, you can come down and disable Open Documents as Tabs.…
If you do want to work with tabs, I'll show how we can get the Smart Object into our base composition.…So, here we have a Photoshop file that has two layers: an adjustment layer and a base…layer with our runner.…The adjustment layer just changes the color of her shirt.…So, I want both of these to be in the Smart Object.…Select the first layer, hold the Command or Ctrl key, select both layers, then right-click…and choose Convert to Smart Object.…
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- Creating Smart Objects from Illustrator
- Creating Photoshop Smart Objects
- Adding effects to Smart Objects
- Duplicating and positioning Smart Objects
- Editing a Smart Object
- Where to go from here
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/26/2014. What changed?
A: Chris added one new movie, "Using linked files as Smart Objects," which is a new feature in Creative Cloud 2014.