Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating recursive images, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
You may have seen those photographs in which one picture appears inside itself, …which then appears inside itself again and so on, seemingly continuing into infinity. …It's the Photoshop equivalent of the fun house mirror. …Using conventional means, it would have been a long and difficult job to execute. …But using Smart Objects, it becomes a simple process. …Here's the image we're going to work with. …A shot looking over a man's shoulder at his computer screen. …And you can tell how old this image is from the age of the computer.…
We'll start by selecting the screen, and we can do that most easily using the …Quick Selection tool. As we drag it over the screen, well, it …snaps pretty well to the edges. If we want, we can hit the Refine Edge …button, and have a look at it. There it is against black. …We can see it against white as well. And we can see, actually, that's a fairly …acceptable cutout. We can work with that. …What I'm going to do now is to make a new layer out of that. …Using Layer > New Layer via Copy and that will form the basis for our mask.…
- 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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