Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the ground, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
In this lesson, we'll begin by isolating the cover of the magazine in this girl's hands. …So we can make a new layer from it to use as the base for our Smart Object. …Let's zoom in on it. Oh, we'll begin by using the Quick …Selection tool and that's nested behind the Magic Wand tool in the toolbar. …As we drag it over the white area, we can see it very quickly snaps to the edges of …the area we want to select. Let's use the Refine Edge dialog to …tidy that up a little. We can Smooth it, but that has the result …of softening the edges. So let's increase the Contrast as well to …tighten them up slightly. And there's our selection.…
If we zoom in further, we can see its not exactly as we want it yet. …It doesn't reach right down behind this thumb or in fact behind the other thumb. …And we can fix that most easily by going into Quick Mask. …Press Queue on the keyboard or click the Quick Mask icon at the bottom of the tool bar. …Now we're in Quick Mask, the isolated area is shown as a normal photograph, and …
- 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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