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Mastering Smart Objects in CS5
Dave Cross
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Smart objects and smart filters are powerful tools in the Photoshop workspace. In this course, Dave Cross opens up Photoshop CS5 and begins with the basics of using smart objects a... READ MORE
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Mastering Smart Objects in CS5
lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 12min
published: 2010
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Mastering Smart Objects in CS5
with Dave Cross
Smart objects and smart filters are powerful tools in the Photoshop workspace. In this course, Dave Cross opens up Photoshop CS5 and begins with the basics of using smart objects and smart filters. He moves on to explain how smart objects can be used with Camera Raw, how they can be used with vector objects, and some tips for working around the limitations of smart objects and filters. In the final lessons of the course, viewers will get a chance to practice what they have learned with a couple of design projects. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
51 sec
lesson 2: Smart Object Basics

See a comparison between traditional Photoshop methods and the Smart Object way of working

5min, 39sec
lesson 3: Creating Smart Objects

Learn several methods of creating Smart Objects

6min, 14sec
lesson 4: Smart Filters

How to create editable filters using Smart Filters

9min, 7sec
lesson 5: What You Can Not Do with Smart Objects

Learn some workarounds for the few things that you cannot do directly to a Smart Object

4min, 7sec
lesson 6: Camera Raw Smart Objects

See the great advantage of creating a two way street between Camera Raw and Photoshop

5min, 41sec
lesson 7: Vector Smart Objects

How to take advantage of Vector Smart Objects, created when you bring Illustrator artwork into Photoshop

6min, 53sec
lesson 8: Duplicating Smart Objects

See the differences between (and advantages of) duplicating versus copying Smart Objects

7min, 23sec
lesson 9: Project: Adding Multiple Layer Styles

In the sample project, see how to add more than one of the same layer style to one layer

5min, 57sec
lesson 10: Project: Text Effects

In this sample project, learn how to apply Smart Filters to Text Smart Objects

6min, 36sec
lesson 11: Project: Multi-Layered Layout

See how to create a layout of multiple layers, keeping everything editable

5min, 0sec
lesson 12: Creating Templates

How to take advantage of one key feature of Smart Objects to create editable templates

8min, 51sec
lesson 13: Conclusion
32 sec
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For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor, and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave is known for his engaging style, humor, and ability to make complex topics easy to understand. Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2009.
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