Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the mask, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
This image of a girl is a Smart Object, not a regular Photoshop file. …It contains a camera raw image. And because this is a Smart Object, we …can't erase the background using any of the standard Eraser tools. …What we can do, however, is to create a Layer Mask for it. …Now, all we're going to want of this image is the top half. …So, let's start off by cropping just down to the waist. …That gives us the much smaller image to work with.…
Obviously, because this is a Smart Object, everything that had been cropped …off still remains within that Smart Object file. …Now, even though this is a smart object and we can't paint on it, we can still …use the Quick Selection tool. So, let's drag this over our image, and …we can see how the girl becomes entirely selected. …If we've missed any pieces, like just underneath her arm here, we can hold the …Shift key to add them. If, as happened here, we've taken in some …of the background we didn't want, we can hold the Alt key on a PC, Option key on a …
- 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: Textures (2011)with 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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