Smart Objects = protective containers


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Smart Objects = protective containers

Smart Objects earn my vote for the worst name for one of the best features in all of Photoshop. First, there is nothing all that smart about them. Unlike content-aware Fill, Color Range, Auto Align layers and a bunch of other automated features, Smart Objects have no intelligence built into them. Second, the term Objects is way too techy and I think misleading. While a Smart Object may contain foreign elements, such as an imported Illustrator graphic or a Camera Raw image and more often than not, holds pixels and pixels are not objects.

What Smart Objects are is protective containers. When you place an image into a Smart Object, the image is held from harm. You can scale, rotate and otherwise transform the layer as many times as you want without incurring incremental damage. You can apply filters and modify the settings of those filters well into the future. You can even apply CS5's new Puppet Warp command and keep the pins for later editing, plus there are the side benefits.

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Smart Objects = protective containers
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Smart Objects = protective containers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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