Including adjustment layers in a Smart Object


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Including adjustment layers in a Smart Object

In addition to the layer group method that I showed in the last movie, there is another way to limit the layers that are affected by an adjustment layer, and that is to group an adjustment layer along with the layers that you want it to affect into a Smart Object. The adjustment layer will affect only the layers that are part of that Smart Object, rather than all of the layers beneath it in the Layers panel, which is the default behavior of an adjustment layer. This is a good method to use, if you want an adjustment layer to affect more than one but not all the layers in a file, and you're going to want to resize or otherwise transform the adjusted layers as well. I'm starting here with a file that has four image layers in it.

I'd like to add an adjustment layer that affects the top three layers here in the Layers panel. The love graphic layer, which contains this heart shaped graphic of the word love, the dot graphic layer, which contains this flower shaped dotted graphic and...

Including adjustment layers in a Smart Object
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Including adjustment layers in a Smart Object provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Design Photography
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