Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Smart Object enhancements, part of Photoshop: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates.
…In this movie, we'll talk about the new things that you…can do with Smart Objects and there's three of them in all.…Specifically, you can convert an embedded Smart Object to a linked…file in order to reduce the size of your layers composition.…Second, if your composition contains linked…Smart Objects, then you can package the…file including it's links so that you keep all of the files together.…And then finally, if the Smart Object contains layer comps you can access those…comps from the larger layered composition, from the properties panel.…
And just in case that is too much too fast…I'm going to walk you through each one of those items.…So for starters here, I'll go to the layers panel and I'll go…ahead and click on a Smart Objects icon, up here in the top row.…So I'm seeing just those layers that are Smart Objects throughout my composition.…Now, anywhere where you see a little chain…that indicates that that is a linked Smart Object.…Anywhere where you see a page, we have an embedded Smart Object.…The difference, of course, is that a link Smart Object links to file on disk.…
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/06/2014. What changed?
A: Deke added a new chapter covering the October 2014 changes to Photoshop CC, covering features such as the Flame Generator and Design Libraries.