Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing the cover, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
I've created this magazine cover using multiple layers, and all those layers …have been combined into a single Smart Object. …Let's now see how we can distort that Smart Object to fit the space on the …cover in our model's hand. Well, first of all, we want to limit the …visibility of this Smart Object to the layer beneath. …And this layer, if we isolate it, we can see is just the cover of a magazine on …its own. And the quickest way to do this is to …take this Smart Object and choose Layer > Create Clipping Mask.…
What that does is it means this layer is only visible where it overlaps the layer underneath. …Let's move it over so they can see that more clearly. …Now, we can see here, there's a very, very faint white edge to the layer …beneath, and that's due to the way we made this in the first place. …We can fix that by going to our underlying layer, choosing a small, …hard-edge brush and painting in to extend the size of this underlying layer.…
By making this slightly larger, we're able to ensure that none of that white …
- 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
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French4h 38m 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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