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Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated.  It is a college-level course in plain English for free at Photofocus.  To learn more see this article. Don’t Skip Column 21 Smart Objects are a bit of “under the hood” Photoshop magic. Essentially, this powerful command allows […]

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When you drag and drop an image into Photoshop you’ll notice that it is changed into a Smart Object. This means that the image can be made bigger and smaller with no loss to its quality. (Doing this to a non Smart Object will lead to potential pixelation) The size in which this Smart object […]

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Editor’s Note: Don’t miss this week’s free event on when to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop.   If you’ve spent any time reading or watching Photoshop tutorials, you’ve likely heard the term Smart Object, usually combined with non-destructive editing, but what exactly is a Smart Object, and how does it differ from it’s dumb alternative? At its core, Smart […]

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Too many people work too hard on their workflow. Smartflow takes the work out of Workflow. Dave Cross has been teaching Photoshop since 1990. The Canadian-born educator is well respected by students and fellow instructors. He’s the instructor other instructors turn to for advice. I met Dave many years ago at Photoshop World. This year Photoshop World turns […]

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Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.  -Adobe This sounds complicated but it’s simple once you use Smart Objects on a project. […]

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If you shoot RAW (and you probably should if you don’t) and you use ACR/Photoshop, here’s a power user tip. To get the most out of your RAW files, turn your photograph into a Smart Object in Photoshop. This provides a two-way bridge between Photoshop and ACR to your photograph. Simply Shift-Click the OPEN command […]

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