The COMPLETE Guide to Smart Objects in Photoshop


All You Need to Know About Smart Objects in Photoshop! This is THE MOST Comprehensive Guide including all the amazing tricks, techniques and ways you can use Smart Objects whether you are compositing, designing, or editing your images.

Right from the core concepts to the most advanced applications, we will cover it all. Please refer the following index to guide you through the video.

00:10 Why Do We Need Smart Objects?
00:21 Advantages of RAW Images as Smart Objects
02:39 Using ACR to Open RAW Image as a Smart Object
04:11 The ‘Pixel’ Concept of Smart Objects
07:54 Example of Smart Objects vs. Regular Raster Layers
10:35 Blur the Background with Smart Filters
14:48 The Power of Smart Groups
18:22 Creating Mockups with Smart Objects
23:49 Using ‘Replace Contents’ to Your Advantage
28:16 Embedded vs. Linked Smart Objects
35:38 Making Duplicate Smart Objects Unique
37:05 Creating a Smart Reflection
39:54 Limitations of Smart Objects
41:51 Conclusion and the Idea of Non-Destructive Editing

Hope this video helps you 🙂 Thank you for watching!

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  1. What do you do to work on the smart object. it doesn't work out for me. I open a layer but it isn't working. For instance if I like to use the paint or draw something or delete…???

  2. Absolutely brilliant, thank you for the tutorial. I watched some old tutorials and you talked too quickly. So I didn't watch this channel for a while, but I'm glad I tried again and you slowed down! 🙂

  3. Is it possible to copy or reuse for instance liquify made as a smart object filter for an image, and use the same thing on various images?

  4. Not the most current tutorial but still one of the better ones. Have come back multiple times to refresh on smart objects. Thank you

  5. dudee i love your channel!!, Best teacher and guide to photoshop basic even advance stuffs!! Keep Up The GoodWork!

  6. Sir please give solution of my problem.🙏
    I am facing problems to open lightroom image as open as smart object in Photoshop…
    When i am click option of "open as smart in Photoshop" then few seconds later Photoshop opens but the image is not load in Photoshop,…
    Please give solution…

  7. you are the master bro. its look like you start photoshop from 1st version however i know that you don't . i just salute you man you are the guru keep it up

  8. Thank you Unmesh for your valuable tutorials. You are a gifted teacher. Your tutorials are exceptionally well thought through and clearly delivered.

  9. Absolutely loved this video. I love most of your videos they're so clear and detailed. Plus the way you speak makes everything you say very easy to understand.


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