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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 82 of 118

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 82 of 118

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects


Lesson Info

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

then I own a bus. A vintage bus is what it looks like. And at the time I got the bus, it was painted blue and white, and I knew I was gonna repaint it. Well, the factory back when they made these bosses, which my bus is made in the sixties. But they made these buses all the way back to, like, the late 19 thirties. Well, what they used to do is give you this this little paint sheet where if I turn off one of these designs, it was just an empty sheet like this. You can grab a marker and design your paint job. And so when I had mine, my bus originally I used the sheets and I drew on him all sorts of different designs to try to figure out what design might I want. But the problem was just seen it here in these three views Ah was not sufficient for me to feel confident. It would look good on my bus. So I took a picture of my boss in back at the time I took the picture. It didn't quite look like that. It looked like a blue and white bus which is this. That's what it looked like when I bought...

it. I ended up modifying that to try to make it look like a white bus, and I just made areas black and white, and they brightened them to the same brightness. That's what I have in the base of this document. Then let me show you how I use smart objects to create a mock up of my bus. Well, I took this paint sheet and I loaded it as a smart object. Now there's a couple of ways of making things into a smart object. So far, I've shown you that you could take existing layers, select them, go to the layer menu and choose smart object convert to smart object. But what? Another thing you can do is let me just close this document. I go to the file menu, and there's a choice right here called Open as Smart Object. And if I choose open a smart object, then I could find that file in my hard drive, and I wish I would have looked at the name of it. But it's one of these. I mean, it's the moment to find it. It's in here somewhere. There it is, and I can choose open. And now it comes in and it's a smart object, but it originated as a file, so that's just another way of doing it. I'm gonna drag that over to the other town, bring it in here, and then I could scale this in distorted intel. It matched the bus that's in there. What I would do is in the lesson about blending modes. You'd learn that multiply mode acts like ink, and so I'd use that mode type command tea and let me see if I can get this to approximate. What I did I would need to do is some further adjustment. But I did it. I'm gonna throw away this layer, though in turn on the one I actually did. There it is. So now what I was able to do is to double click on this layer, the one that's a smart object. And I saw the original document here and I could draw my own paint job. And I drew one there, and I decided maybe this is an alternative or this is an alternative or this is an alternative. And if I were to turn one of those on. All you need to do is close this document, tell it to save it, and it saved it right back into the other file. And I could preview it there, right on the bus in. That allowed me to experiment enough with various designs until I came up with this one that I liked and it gave you more confidence. I don't say this is the cleanest version of it, but the main thing is, smart objects made it possible. So I use smart objects for so many things that it's somewhat absurd, but it takes time to get your brain around it. The main thing to remember is that any time you create a smart object, however many layers you have in your layers panel are gonna look like they merge into one. But what they really did is they got transferred into a separate hidden document that you can only access if you double click in the thumbnail for the layer. And if you do, it shows up in a separate window than anything you do to that layer in a transforming scaling warping. Filtering is something that's not permanent, something you can easily turn off for change the settings on. And if you duplicated so you have more than one version of it. It's really multiple instances of the same content. So if we change one, they all update, and to me, it makes it so. Photoshopped could become dramatically more versatile, But you also then have to think through what's really happening a little more than usual, but I hope with a little bit of experimentation that you could get comfortable with smart objects.

Class Description

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  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

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  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
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Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail


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Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!