Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing the contents of a Smart Object, part of Design the Web: Smart Objects.
Now, to edit the source artwork of the Smart Object, you can come over to the Layers panel.…Let's find the Smart Object on the runner layer, and then let's simply double-click.…If it's the first time we've done this, Photoshop will bring up a dialog box letting you know…that you're going to edit the artwork inside of the Smart Object. You can click OK.…Now, what we'll see here is we have a .psb.…This is the oversized Photoshop format, which is the Photoshop format that's saved inside…of the Smart Object.…Then I can see the layers intact.…So, let's come over here and let's turn off the Saturation layer.…
This brings her shirt back to the original color.…Now that we've made a change, notice that the file has been modified.…Let's come up to the File menu.…Let's choose Save. And then notice in the background, the Smart Object gets updated in the background as well.…So even though we have the Smart Object open in the foreground, we can see the original…composition and instance of that Smart Object update in the background as well.…
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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.