smart objects

How to censor your photos for social media, non-destructively in Photoshop

On many social media sites, for various reasons, we are seeing a high degree of censorship and banning for anything consider “Mature”. Regardless of your personal feelings on the matter, for those of us producing fine art nude or boudoir photography it’s becoming increasingly difficult to share our uncensored work over the internet. Here is a quick tip on how to create a frosted glass effect that nondestructively blurs only the parts of your image you choose, to satisfy the interweb censors and people parts police.

Using Smart Objects Before Transforming [UP22]

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

Resize Placed Images in Photoshop

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

What are Smart Objects in Photoshop?

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss this week’s free event on when to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop. If youve spent any time reading or watching Photoshop tutorials, youve likely heard the

Smartflow with Dave Cross

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

The Real Power of Smart Objects

Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an images source content with all its original