Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects


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Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects

So as you start using Photoshop for more creative work instead of just fixing rectangular shaped images, you start doing things like layering and compositing. You are often going to be scaling and resizing and rotating content. One of the things you have to kind of just wrap your head around, especially if you're coming from other applications, like say Illustrator or InDesign, those products are vector-based and you can just scale things freely without losing quality. But of course, with Photoshop, images being made up of pixels primarily, Free Transform operations tend to be destructive. So let's just kind of do a review here. I've got my Regular layer selected in Layers panel.

I'm going to bring up the Free Transform mode, which is Command+T or Ctrl+T. That puts a bounding box around the pixels on that layer. I'm going to go up to a corner handle, I'm going to hold the Shift key down and I'm going to drag this dude here, really, really, really tiny. I'l...

Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects
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Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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