Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the surfaces, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
One of the great benefits of Smart Objects is when working with complex distortions. …Here, we'll see how to make a label that wraps around this tin can that will then …allow us to place any artwork we choose onto that can. …I've already removed the original label and replaced it with a plain shaded version. …So, let's begin by selecting the label itself. …Or we can use the Quick Selection tool and drag it over this to make our initial selection. …Now, one thing when using the Quick Selection tool, if we go into Refine …Edge, we can see, actually this has made quite a rough selection.…
That's not good enough. If we check the Auto Enhance button, then …when we use the Quick Selection tool, and I'm going to use it here to remove the top …of the can. After we release the button, it'll tidy …up that edge for us. When we now go into Refine Edge, we can …see it's a much closer fit. Still a bit ragged on the bottom, so …let's Cancel, and let's add a little bit more of the can down here.…
Don't worry about what's happening at the side, that won't matter to us. …
- 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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