Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Illustrator files, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
When you place a file created by another application, such as Adobe Illustrator, …Photoshop retains a link to the original file. …Let's see how this implementation of Smart Objects works in practice. …Here's a can, and we wrapped a label around this earlier in this workshop. …So, let's double-click that Smart Object. To open it, we can see the contents, in …this case, it's just a grid. What we're going to do now is place a …file inside this. So, we go to the File menu and choose Place.…
And we'll pick Label.ai with just an illustrative file I made earlier. …We'll get a standard preview of the place of PDF, and we can just say OK to it. …And here it is. Now, it's coming again much too big, but …that's not a problem. We can easily grab a corner handle and …simply scale it down. Because we haven't placed it yet, we're …not going to lose any quality. And because it's coming in as a vector …image, we can distort it as much as we want without ever losing quality.…
There it is sized for the can, so we can just click OK to apply that transformation. …
- Editing Smart Objects
- Working with multiple layers
- Using Smart Filters
- Replacing contents
- Using multiple Smart Objects
- Creating flexible cover shots
- Complex distortion
- Working with Camera Raw
- Working with movies and Illustrator files
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French4h 38m Intermediate
1. Introduction to Smart Objects
2. Smart Filters
3. Replacing Contents
4. Multiple Smart Objects
5. Flexible Cover Shots
6. Complex Distortion
7. Working with Camera Raw
8. Smart Objects in the Workflow
9. Taking Smart Objects Further
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