Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the ground, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
One of the great strengths of Smart Object is their ability to use Smart Filters. …Normally, when we apply a Photoshop filter to a layer, we can't change it …after it has been applied. With Smart Objects, however, it's a very …different story. So, we'll start by turning this …photograph of an Egyptian desert into the surface of a distant planet. …So, here's our scene. It's taken on a bright sunny day and the …first thing we need to do is to get rid of that sky, and we can replace it with …this photograph of some stars that I took earlier.…
We want the stars to match the sky area exactly, so let's begin by selecting that sky. …And we could do that easily using the Magic Wand tool. …When we click at the top, we can see that because our tolerance is set to 32, it …reaches about half way down and not quite to the very top. …We can extend the range by holding the Shift key down to click at the top and …lower down, and lower down still. So now, the entire sky is selected. …Well, there are several ways that we could work with this.…
- 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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