Transforming layers


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Transforming layers

So, continuing on with our postcard project here, I want to make these four images here, the Lily, Mixed, Tulips and Dahlia layers, I want to make them a lot smaller and create little thumbnails of them. Now I'm not quite sure, or I'm pretending I'm not quite sure how big these images are going to end up finally. I might end up scaling them down, but then need to change my mind and make them a little bit larger, right. So, when you're transforming pixels inside Photoshop, that's a destructive action. If I make these layers smaller, I'm throwing away those pixels. And then if I want to go back and make them a little bit larger, I'm not going back from the original source data.

I'm basically making a small image bigger again, which is typically going to make your image not look so good. Well, fortunately, you can convert any layer into something called a Smart Object, and what does is that captures all the original information of that particular layer and embed...

Transforming layers
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Transforming layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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