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Smart Objects for Beginners

via CreativeLive


Smart Objects is an easy, flexible, non-destructive way to work with layers. Because it preserves an image’s characteristics, Smart Objects allows you to resize, transform, add filters, make composites and more without affecting your original image. In this class, Ben Willmore will show you the basics of Smart Objects, including how to update one image and have those changes propagate to all duplicates, load linked raw files that update when you make changes in Adobe® Lightroom®, and build complex effects onto a placeholder image that can be replaced and then instantly updated. This class has the potential to completely change the way you use Adobe® Photoshop®.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2018


  • Class Introduction
  • Smart Objects: Quick Start
  • Things You Can Do with Smart Objects
  • Using Filters with Smart Objects
  • Replacing Images using Smart Objects
  • Multiple Instances & New Smart Object Via Copy
  • Linked and Nested Smart Objects
  • Final Q&A

Taught by

Ben Willmore


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