Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Masking the effect, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
A great benefit of applying filters to Smart Objects is that the filters come …with a Layer Mask built in. Unlike a regular Layer Mask, this doesn't …affect the transparency of the layer itself, but selectively hides and shows …the affect of all the filters. Let's see how we can use this to our …advantage to make these crude members just that bit more visible. …Here are our crew members. As we can see, they're a Smart Object, …and here are all the three filters we applied. …Now, if we click on the Mask, and this comes automatically, when we make a new …Smart Object and add filters to it, we can see it can't be white.…
And that means that the entire filter effect is visible. …We can selectively hide part of this layer by painting in black on this mask. …So, let's switch over our foreground and background colors, so we're painting with black. …And the easiest way to do this is simply press the X key on your keyboard. …So, let's switch to the Brush tool, let's choose a Soft-edged brush and we can …
- 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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