Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing the cover, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
The magazine cover we're looking at here is a Smart Object, which means it …contains all the layers that compose it within what's apparently a single …Photoshop layer. Because it is a Smart Object, they are …able to update this cover for the new edition of the magazine. …Let's start by double-clicking it. And this opens it in a separate Photoshop …window and we can see all the layers intact. …There's the headline, the title, the cover motif of Rodin's Thinker, and the …painting beneath. So, let's replace this with another …painting, and let's choose The Laughing Cavalier again by Frans Hals.…
We can drag this into our Smart Object assembly, and put away the original. …And there is appears right at the top of a layer stack. …Let's zoom in on this a little bit. Let's move it down to the bottom. …Or just above the bottom, so it's above the original Mona Lisa. …And we can now say, well okay, we need to change this headline. …Let's move that down so it appears over the dark area. …So, let's edit this text and we'll call it Laughing Cavalier, the second greatest …
- 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: Textures (2011)with 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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