A feature that is used a lot in Adobe Photoshop is Smart Objects. Not only can you use them to embed full-resolution image in a Photoshop document, you can also take advantage of their hidden benefits. In this video, learn how to use a Smart Object when stacking layers and using stack modes in Photoshop.
- Another cool technique with Smart Objects is the ability…to use stacking modes.…This means that several photos can be combined.…Usually, it's several images…that are from a locked-off tripod,…allowing you to composite data together,…but there are creative uses as well.…Let's see how we can use stacking modes…to create new composite images.…Another way of working with documents…and blending modes is to use a Stack.…This allows you to choose File, Scripts,…and then Load Files into Stack.…
Now you can browse and select several images.…In this case, let me grab several different shots…from a sunset.…You can see here that these were taken at different times…as the lighting conditions changed in the desert,…but from a locked-off tripod.…Now when I click Open, these are loaded into the dialog box…and I can tell it to align the objects…if I'm concerned about vibration.…
In this case, I was on a solid tripod, so I'm not,…but I am gonna tell it to automatically…create a Smart Object out of all of these layers,…and click OK.…
- Adjustment layer basics
- Improving color and contrast with Auto Curves and Auto Levels
- Creating custom black-and-white effects
- Using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to recolor artwork
- Expert color grading with color lookup tables
- Using gradient maps
- Making nondestructive adjustments with Smart Objects and stack modes
Skill Level Advanced
Photoshop: Filters for Photographywith Chris Orwig1h 36m Advanced
1. Adjustment Layer Essentials
2. The Hidden Power of Auto
3. Beyond Black and White
5. Expert Color Grading with Color Lookup Tables
6. Gradient Maps
7. Smart Objects
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