Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Distorting the Smart Object, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
This Smart Object consists of three separate layers: the backing, the …photograph itself, and the Texture layer above. …Because all three have been combined into a single Smart Object, it appears as a …single layer in the Layers panel. Only the icon in the corner of the …thumbnail here indicates that it's Smart Object. …And because it appears as a single layer, Photoshop is going to allow us to treat …it as if it really is a single layer. What we're going to do here is to adjust …this image so it look like it's been photographed in perspective, live on a table.…
We can start the process by going to Edit and Free Transform. …Now the first thing I want to do is to make it smaller. …So I'm going to grab one of these corner handles, and just drag it down. …And there's no need to hold the Shift key to maintain proportions because we're …going to play around with it so much the original proportion's are almost irrelevant. …Let's move it into the middle of the page and rotate it slightly. …So what I want to do now is to make it look as if its lying on this surface. …
- 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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