Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing Smart Objects, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
Smart Objects don't behave in quite the same way as regular Photoshop layers. …For one thing, we can't paint directly onto them. …Here's our original pair of layers, the regular one on the left and the Smart …Object on the right. Let's see how we can manipulate both of them. …So, we'll switch to our original layer and let's Zoom in on him. …Let's switch to the Color Replacement tool, and we'll pick a blue for our …foreground color. With this tool, we can paint over his …waistcoat, and as you can see, the color brush simply replaces the color …underneath the crosshairs, a very quick and easy way to change the color of your waistcoat.…
Let's move over to the Smart Object, and try this one here. …So, we'll switch to the Smart Object layer and try painting. …Well, the first thing we can see, is that there's a symbol showing us we can't …paint on here. And in fact, if we try to paint on here, …we're going to get a Warning dialog coming up that says, This Smart Object …must be rasterized before proceeding and added contents will no longer be available. …
- 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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