Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Replacing artwork in a Smart Object, part of Design the Web: Smart Objects.
Now, we're going to make a change to our composition, which would normally be a lot of work; but…since we've done all of our composition based on Smart Objects, this change will be really fast.…We're going to change out the woman runner for a male runner.…So, to start, let's come back to the exercise files.…Let's open up the file runner_man.psd. Now here we have a graphic that's roughly the…same size as the female runner.…Let's come in here. Let's do Select All, then choose Edit > Copy. Close the file.…
Back in our main composition, let's go inside of the main content group.…Now, we can double-click any one of the instances of the Smart Object called runner.…If you double-click this, this will bring our female runner.…Let's hit Command+V or Ctrl+V to paste in the male runner.…Now, another nice thing here is we can simply turn off these layers--…we don't have to delete them--in case we ever want to go back to the female runner.…I do need to make the canvas a little larger since his foot goes a little bit more to the left.…
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- Creating Smart Objects from Illustrator
- Creating Photoshop Smart Objects
- Adding effects to Smart Objects
- Duplicating and positioning Smart Objects
- Editing a Smart Object
- Where to go from here
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/26/2014. What changed?
A: Chris added one new movie, "Using linked files as Smart Objects," which is a new feature in Creative Cloud 2014.