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Smart Objects for Beginners

with Ben Willmore

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    02:33
  •   02 Smart Objects: Quick Start

    09:18

Class duration: 1h 19m

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About The Class

Learn to Work Non-Destructively

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®.


SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2018


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    02:33
  2. 02

    Smart Objects: Quick Start

    09:18
  3. 03

    Things You Can Do with Smart Objects

    08:36
  4. 04

    Using Filters with Smart Objects

    08:25
  5. 05

    Replacing Images using Smart Objects

    05:33
  6. 06

    Multiple Instances & New Smart Object Via Copy

    17:03
  7. 07

    Linked and Nested Smart Objects

    21:48
  8. 08

    Final Q&A

    06:34

Meet Your Expert

Ben Willmore

Ben Willmore is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame who has taught over 100,000 Adobe Photoshop® users on all seven continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America’s favorite Adobe Photoshop® instructors, and he is often the top-selling speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for numerous digital imaging publications, including Photoshop User magazine, and his award-winning books have helped helped hundreds of thousands of design and photography professionals make the transition from blindly following step-by-step techniques to “Ah-ha! I finally GET Photoshop!” ... read more

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  • Jeph DeLorme

    Jeph DeLorme

    September 2018

    Great class, extremely helpful for understanding smart objects... both creating and the full range of uses. Fun and engaging instructor, loved this class!

  • Amy Vaughn

    Amy Vaughn

    May 2018

    Awesome overview of smart objects. This class may be geared toward beginners, but I think Ben did a good job of showing just how powerful and complicated they can be.

  • user-def74a

    May 2019

    Such a useful and easy to follow class! Ben breaks down smart objects and makes the whole process clear and easy. Definitely a game changer with Photoshop.

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