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Working with Smart Objects & Smart Filters

with Dave Cross

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About The Class

Work faster with smart objects and filters

Learn how to work more efficiently and to be more creative by taking advantage of Smart Objects and Smart Filters. You’ll see how you can create fully editable effects that let you have unlimited freedom to experiment – and save time.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    What is a Smart Object?

  3. 03

    Drawbacks to Smart Objects

  4. 04

    How to Create Smart Objects

  5. 05

    How to Create Smart Filters

  6. 06

    Camera Raw and Lightroom Smart Objects

  7. 07

    Vector Smart Objects

  8. 08

    Creating 'Templates'

  9. 09

    Creating Smart Object Layers

  10. 10

    Layer Comps for Smart Objects


Meet Your Expert

Dave Cross

For 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since 1987, Dave has taught Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of ... read more

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  • artmaltman


    May 2017

    Clear explanation of smart objects and smart filters in depth including a wide variety of options. Demonstrations show how to use and why these functions are so valuable. Dave is a great teacher, with excellent pacing and explains every salient detail. Very highly recommended.

  • Frank

    June 2017

    Very informative class that provides great insight into a concept I was completely unaware existed. Pace was good and Dave presentation style was great.

  • Beatriz Stollnitz

    May 2017

    Dave explains smart objects, from the very basics to more advanced scenarios, in his usual clear and simple style. A great class!

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