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 with filters and blend modes in Photoshop.
- One other benefit of using a smart object is…that those merged layers can actually have filters applied.…And the filters can run on the smart object.…This means that in the future,…you can reedit the filter…with the same flexibility as an adjustment layer.…And it even unlocks other options like blending.…Let me show you how this works.…In this case, I already have a layer that's a smart object.…If you double click and step inside,…you can see that a few adjustments have…been applied to this.…
Now, I can decide to modify this further.…Perhaps I want to add a black and white adjustment.…And let's just go…with a nice strong contrast there on the red.…And we'll blend that in in the soft light mode.…And I like how that really…just brings out some of the details.…Let's just lower the opacity slightly.…All right.…Close and save.…And what you'll see here, is that when we switch back…to the document itself,…the smart object is gonna take on that new look.…
Now, with the smart object layer,…I have some great flexibility here.…
- 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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