Making a Smart Object


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Making a Smart Object

We are now ready for the final phase of this project. We're going to import the dragonfly into this composition, which by the way I've updated. It's now called Foreground leaves complete.psd because the foreground leaves are indeed complete. Now if I switch over to the Final Na'vi girl.psd file you'll see that there is this insect creature up here in the upper right-hand corner. It's kind of a cross between a dragonfly and a firefly, and I created it as a Smart Object. So if you look at this top layer in the Layers panel, you'll see that the layer thumbnail has this kind of little page icon in its bottom right corner and that indicates that there's an image that's embedded into the larger composition.

Now what in the world does that mean? Well, a Smart Object is a kind of protective envelope. So you take an image and you place it inside of that envelope and the envelope protects the image from harm. So you can apply nondestructive transformations for e...

Making a Smart Object
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Making a Smart Object provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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