Performing nondestructive transformations


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Performing nondestructive transformations

The first and foremost advantage of Smart Objects inside Photoshop is that they permit you to apply non-destructive transformations, meaning that you can scale a Smart Object as many times as you like without ruining it. Compare that to scaling some other pixel based layer inside of Photoshop. If you scale it multiple times, you will incrementally destroy the information on that layer and we'll see how that works. We will see the difference between destructive and non-destructive transformations in this very exercise. So what I'd like you to do is go ahead and open this document that's called 35- percent logo.psd. I have so named this document because after all I have scaled the logo to 35% of its original size.

Now back in the old days, prior to Photoshop CS2, if you imported an illustration into Photoshop, it would be permanently rasterized. So it would look like this. Just for the sake of comparison here, I'll go ahead and show you what it used to look like. I will go t...

Performing nondestructive transformations
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Performing nondestructive transformations provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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