Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop – EP 18/33

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Interface Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – EP 1/33
Interface Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – EP 1/33

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Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Photoshop – EP 2/33
Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Photoshop – EP 2/33

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Raster Image principles in Adobe Photoshop – EP 3/33
Raster Image principles in Adobe Photoshop – EP 3/33

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Image size, Dimension, & Resolution in Adobe Photoshop – EP 4/33
Image size, Dimension, & Resolution in Adobe Photoshop – EP......

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Layers in Adobe Photoshop – EP 5/33
Layers in Adobe Photoshop – EP 5/33

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Common file types in Adobe Photoshop – EP 6/33
Common file types in Adobe Photoshop – EP 6/33

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Colour in Adobe Photoshop – EP 7/33
Colour in Adobe Photoshop – EP 7/33

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10 Handy Tips for beginners to Adobe Photoshop – EP 8/33
10 Handy Tips for beginners to Adobe Photoshop – EP 8/33

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Making selections in Adobe Photoshop – EP 9/33
Making selections in Adobe Photoshop – EP 9/33

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Copy & paste in Adobe Photoshop – EP 10/33
Copy & paste in Adobe Photoshop – EP 10/33

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Transform tools in Adobe Photoshop – EP 11/33
Transform tools in Adobe Photoshop – EP 11/33

Downloads 133

Using brushes in Adobe Photoshop – EP 12/33
Using brushes in Adobe Photoshop – EP 12/33

Downloads 132

Eraser tool & Layer masking in Adobe Photoshop – EP 13/33
Eraser tool & Layer masking in Adobe Photoshop – EP 13/33

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Shape tool in Adobe Photoshop – EP 14/33
Shape tool in Adobe Photoshop – EP 14/33

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Type principals in Adobe Photoshop – EP 15/33
Type principals in Adobe Photoshop – EP 15/33

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Layer styles in Adobe Photoshop – EP 16/33
Layer styles in Adobe Photoshop – EP 16/33

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Paths & the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop – EP 17/33
Paths & the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop – EP 17/33

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Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop – EP 18/33
Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop – EP 18/33

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Colour adjustments in Adobe Photoshop – EP 19/33
Colour adjustments in Adobe Photoshop – EP 19/33

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Adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop – EP 20/33
Adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop – EP 20/33

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Filters in Adobe Photoshop – EP 21/33
Filters in Adobe Photoshop – EP 21/33

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Blending modes in Adobe Photoshop – EP 22/33

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Saving in Adobe Photoshop – EP 23/33
Saving in Adobe Photoshop – EP 23/33

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Setting up a document in Adobe Photoshop – EP 24/33
Setting up a document in Adobe Photoshop – EP 24/33

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3D paper type effect in Adobe Photoshop – EP 25/33
3D paper type effect in Adobe Photoshop – EP 25/33

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Rainbow and clouds illustration in Adobe Photoshop – EP 26/33
Rainbow and clouds illustration in Adobe Photoshop – EP 26/33

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Manage complexity and working smart in Adobe Photoshop– EP 27/33
Manage complexity and working smart in Adobe Photoshop– EP 27/33

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Decorating an origami paper bird in Adobe Photoshop – EP 28/33
Decorating an origami paper bird in Adobe Photoshop – EP 28/33

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Create a origami bird logo in Adobe Photoshop – EP 29/33
Create a origami bird logo in Adobe Photoshop – EP 29/33

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Adding type to the design in Adobe Photoshop – EP 30/33
Adding type to the design in Adobe Photoshop – EP 30/33

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Save for print in Adobe Photoshop – EP 31/33
Save for print in Adobe Photoshop – EP 31/33

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Adapt a print design for a web banner in Adobe Photoshop – EP 32/33
Adapt a print design for a web banner in Adobe Photoshop – EP 32/33

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Save for web in Adobe Photoshop – EP 33/33
Save for web in Adobe Photoshop – EP 33/33

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Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop – EP 18/33

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In this video tutorial I am going to be discussing the use of smart objects in Photoshop. I'll be discussion why we use them and how to build them into a composition.

As you creature and build in Photoshop, you will find yourself repeatedly performing various tasks.

A common task is to resize artwork in your compositions frequently. Designing with raster images in photoshop can sometimes prove hazardous. If you ever scale an image up above the original size, you will lose the sharpness in the image.

Another task is updating and adding new visuals to compositions. As you bring in new raster images and vectors from various programs it can be a challenge to manage them all in the layers panel. As you create you will find yourself building complex layer structures and it will help to stay organised.

In Photoshop there is a smart way of working with images to help maintain quality and maintain a well organized document. For this it helps to use Smart objects.

Enjoy.

 

TOPICS COVERED:

 

00:01:36 - What are smart objects?

00:05:21 - Create a smart object

 

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS USED IN THIS VIDEO:

 

V - Move tool

 

cmd (Ctrl PC) + J - Duplicate layer

cmd (Ctrl PC) + T - Free transform

cmd (Ctrl PC) + W - Close document

 


 

**FYI**
In this video tutorial, I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

 


 

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