What are Smart Objects?

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Welcome to your first video lesson!

Thanks for joining me for this free Photoshop mini-course: Complete Guide to Smart Objects. In order to have the best possible editing experience in Photoshop and retain a completely non-destructive workflow, you need to learn how to use smart objects.

To sweeten the pot even more….smart objects are also responsible for linking Lightroom to Photoshop. This means that you can still edit your raw file in the Develop module and watch those changes get instantly pushed over to its Photoshop counterpart, in real time!

In your first video lesson above, we are going to go over “Smart Objects 101” to make sure you’re acquainted with them properly: what they are, how they work, and how they are different from regular layers.

IMPORTANT: Make sure to download this video lesson and the practice file (links are underneath the video) for convenient offline viewing!

Also, make sure to watch the videos full screen; it’s much easier to follow along and see what I’m doing.

I hope you enjoy this lesson! And as always…if you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email or fill out the form below!



Lesson One



Lesson Two



Lesson Three

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