Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Duplicating Smart Objects, part of Design the Web: Smart Objects.
Now, another great feature of Smart Objects is if we duplicate them, we don't actually…duplicate the amount of data inside of our file, and every duplication of a Smart Object…references the same original Smart Object.…So to demonstrate this, I'm going to zoom out a little bit.…Let's go into our main content group.…Let's select our runner, and let's hit Command+J or Ctrl+J to duplicate.…Now, we have a copy of that layer with the Smart Object on it.…I'm going to grab the copy and move it underneath of the original.…With this still selected, let's come up to the Edit menu.…
Let's come down to Transform > Flip Vertical.…Now, with my Move tool, I'm just going to move the artwork down, I am going to set it…up so that her left toe is just touching.…Over in the Layers panel, let's select the copy.…Let's come down and apply a layer mask.…Let's hit the G key to select the Gradient tool.…Make sure you have black on the foreground and white on the background.…With the layer mask selected, let's come onto the stage.…
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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.