Adobe® Photoshop® Deep Dive: Smart Objects

Lesson 3 of 9

Oil Painting Smart Object Effect

 

Adobe® Photoshop® Deep Dive: Smart Objects

Lesson 3 of 9

Oil Painting Smart Object Effect

 

Lesson Info

Oil Painting Smart Object Effect

So what I've done is I've ran the oil paint filter, which is new and see a six on a multilayer document that I have been a whole lot of stuff t so let's, pop, open the smart objects see what's going on, give it a swift doubleclick, we're going to turn off this warning because I'm hoping you all get the point that we should you save. Not say that. Look at how many layers I've got going on over here, what's going on here's our original option or all click a single layer to temporarily turn off his ability of all the other layers, so we've got a levels adjustment here will brighten and going on. We used a great at math adjustment layer for black and white, and then we added a black and white adjustment layer just to get at its pandey tent option that's where our c p a overlays coming from? Well, we want to sharpen this thing or run any kind of filter on it. Let's, go ahead and activate all those layers by clicking one and then shift clicking the either the top most layer or the bottom, mo...

st later depending upon which one you activated first, activate all of them, or you can command or control click. To the right of the layer name to choose layers that are not next to each other and again you have to click to the right of the layer name because if you commander control, click on the layer some nail so shot think she want to load that layer content as a selection so it won't activate the layer a case that will go ahead and shift click to grab all those layers in control or right click to the right of the layer named she's convert a smart object now we're dealing with one layer on to which we can run filters sold jews filter oil paint the's settings air a lot of fun to play with there are no magic settings you just need to scoot them around until the painting looks good to you shines interesting one because it will make it look like a serious amount of light is falling on your painting and makes it really light to click ok and there's are new image and if we want tio play around with the blending motor the opacity of just the oil paint effect all we have to do is double click that icon and we get the blending options she is one angry mermaid so you could have all kinds of fun playing around with the filters blend modes this is a blend mode of the filter people isn't that amazing? There is no other way to get at this kind of information so see just changing the overlay of just the filters of fix has changed our painting it still looks like a painting there's our before and there's our after, but we can see a lot more detail on it and the many we want to drop a pass ity of just the painting effect itself click ok say this thing printed out you wake up the next day in your life what was I thinking? That is the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my life. Your client asked you what kind of drugs you're taking, no problem, he just threw that will pay a filter away, you act like it didn't happen so extreme nondestructive editing here. So on that note, why don't we take a little break and let our brains you cool off and they will dive back in just a quick question from an clancy? Could you again explain why at what point do you save as versus save and and why I did that? Ok, thank you. So when you expand a smart object and that means that you have taken several layers or at least teo and you've made a single later out of them via a smart object, you can expand them by double clicking when you do so photoshopped creates a temporary documents he it's called uh black and white eleven so that's the layer name of our smart object dot psb which stands for photo shot big ok that's just a file format that let's put a shop store more information okay? The reason you don't want to choose file save as is because this is a temporary document photo shop is just temporarily expanding your layers for you to do some editing if you move where you've saved this document or you change its name, it is no longer part of that original documents so it will not update when you go back to that other documents so it's just a temporary thing that pops open for you to work on it you save it and then when you close it it's gone it doesn't exist anymore anywhere but your changes that you made in that temporary document update in your original so let's have another go at that so we're going to run the oil paint filter on an image that we actually created in class yesterday we made a high contrast version this is a photo right here of a a scuba lady and we made a high contrast version of her with a threshold adjustment layer and then we brought in a new background but just to make the piece of art feel cohesive and a little bit more artsy what I did was run the oil paint filter on it but because that image for that document rather was comprised of several layers filters only run on single layers so I combine them all into a single smart object which keeps all my editing flexibility I could go back in and change anything I want any time so let's take a look at how to do that by going close that document here's our diver girl that we made yesterday you can see how we did this go and change the bull emma to normalcy can see the original image so that's what we started out with okay so we added an illustration in the background let's go ahead and leave that hanging out down there you'll notice that the illustration itself has a smart object badge on its layer thumbnail that's because I wanted photo shot to remember that it's an actual illustration made from points and past which lets me mess with it without losing quality I could also pop open that illustration in the program in which it was created if that program lives on my hard drive and I could do all kinds of editing in illustrator triggered right here from photo shop and when I say that illustrator file after I've edited it it updates itself in this document because I brought him in as a smart object came so let's go ahead and re create this real quick what we did was we added a threshold adjustment layer that's why our high contrast black and white is coming from I'll go ahead and throw these other layers away I only want the threshold adjustment layer to work on the first layer underneath it so just give a quick double click to the layer thumbnail and make sure that the clip to layer blow button is turned on it's this guy right here now all I need to do to drop out the light parts of this images change its blending mode to something in the dark and category there we go so let's say I like this image the way it looks but now I want to start playing with filters and really after an artistic effect here so let's go ahead and click to activate all of our layers on command or control clicking this time to activate them individually again click to the right of the layer name now it's stuff all these layers into a single layer onto which we can run a filter so we'll control or right click to the right of the layer name choose convert a smart object now we've got a single layer coming here to the filter menu choose oil pain now you'll notice that I've got a little bit of extra area out here that's because I did a non destructive crop on this image earlier so you're seeing parts of the image that air dangling outside of the document bounds okay so don't let that throw you that's because I did a non destructive crop cia six will that you put the crops will a non destructive mode by turning off the delete pixels check box that you'll see in the options bar when you have the crop to active so that's where this is coming from that's the other part of the photo that you can't see so let's just play around with our settings here very quickly and let's say that is good and click ok and now we've got our oil paint filter applied to all those multiple layers and if we want to experiment with the blending modes of that filter all we have to do is double click the icon that appeared to the right of it to open the filters blending options so we could drop the opacity of it if we wanted a partial oil paint and then we could experiment with blend modes for further artistic treatments and then click ok in any time we want to get back to that original photo to do anything to sharpen it more color correction what happy all you have to do is double click that smart object and photo shop opens up a temporary document in which you can edit you can make your changes let's have a go with making a color change to this illustration here and photo shot will do that with a huge saturation adjustment layer so I can play around with the huo will that make a little bit more green? Nondestructive lee, of course. And because this is a temporary document I don't want to give it another name I don't want to do anything other than choose file say or you can just press commander control s close that document and your changes their updated in your smart object now let's take a look at using the same kind of technique on an image that I would consider subpar and I think it's a part because if I option or control click on a pc the original layer and then I turn off the oil paint filter you'll see the original photo while it is fantastic and content the color sex so artistic treatments like this that we're doing with the oil paint filter for example are is a great way to save a photo that you can't bring back in line color lighting lives ok, so let's go ahead and close this document and we'll start over with the original image that I provided for you were working in folder number four called filters oil painting so here's our original okay so what we can do is try to do a little levels color correction to try to make it look good but it's still in my opinion not a great looking image but I love the content ok? So let's go ahead and combine these layers into smart object onto which we can run a filter so we'll shift click toe activate both layers in the document travel to the filter menu and choose convert for smart filters or you could control click a right click to the right of the layer name now we can go back up to the filter menu and she's all paint and you can play with the sliders until you get something that looks good to you more or less bristle detail so on and so forth and again I'm not too worried about completely destroying her face because we can back off the opacity of this filter here in a minute take a little bit of the shine off to make it softer and click ok, so it's a very different thing now it's it's artistic so now I can tell that the color's bad in the photo think of the gifting opportunities with this for the upcoming holidays. Oh yeah, yes and now we can come in here to the filters blending options and we can reduce capacity just a little bit maybe seventy five or so so that we can still see some detail in our subject. But yet we have pretty much removed the color problem from the equation and if there's any part of the image that you want to hide that particular filter from then you've got that automatic layer mask right there just sitting and waiting for you to use it so we could press b to grab the brush tool coming here share our image, perhaps lower our brush opacity little bit, so we're doing a build effect for we're building the hiding of the filter rather so if we decided we didn't want it to apply to her sweet little face, we've just hidden it from only her face using the included layer mass that came along with filter I think that stuff is just really, really neat. Any questions on what we've done best? Far? Because the next thing we're going to do is look at running filters on video, ok? Judy stillwell would like to know, can you have your men yet not be centered on an image? Is it possible to shift it? Since you're tryingto do, focus cannot hear vignette not I guess I guess they want to know if they can move the vignette like so your subjects over here and you only one, no more of it on this side, not with the land's correction filter. You could have a little bit more control with that if you used a grady in't phil layer set too black, too transparent grady int, but not with the inspiration filter thie only control you got in there is how dark we want the vineyard to be in the mid point of vigna, which really just, you know makes it wider.

Class Description

Learn what Smart Objects are, how best to use them, and creative uses for Smart Objects. Create Smart Object templates that will let you easily replicate your work on other pictures. Join Adobe® Photoshop® Missing Manual author Lesa Snider for a Deep Dive into Smart Objects! If there's a use for Smart Objects, this course will cover it!


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS6

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