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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects


Class Trailer
1 Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 04:05 2 Bridge vs. Lightroom 06:39 3 Tour of Photoshop Interface 18:21 4 Overview of Bridge Workspace 07:42 5 Overview of Lightroom Workspace 11:21 6 Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents 08:19 7 How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020 05:10 8 Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders 13:09
9 Developing Raw Images 30:33 10 Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs 09:12 11 How to Save Images 03:37 12 Using the Transform Tool 04:48 13 Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020 06:03 14 Selection Tools 05:55 15 Combining Selection Tools 07:37 16 Using Automated Selection Tools 17:34 17 Quick Mask Mode 05:07 18 Select Menu Essentials 21:28 19 Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020 13:00 20 Align Active Layers 07:29 21 Creating a New Layer 06:15 22 Creating a Clipping Mask 03:02 23 Using Effects on Layers 11:24 24 Using Adjustment Layers 16:44 25 Using the Shape Tool 04:39 26 Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool 04:39 27 Masking Multiple Images Together 15:15 28 Using Layer Masks to Remove People 10:50 29 Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky 10:04 30 Adding Texture to Images 09:11 31 Layering to Create Realistic Depth 05:35 32 Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020 05:29 33 Optimizing Grayscale with Levels 10:59 34 Adjusting Levels with a Histogram 03:37 35 Understanding Curves 06:18 36 Editing an Image Using Curves 18:41 37 Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment 07:19 38 Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode 07:14 39 Editing with Blending Modes 08:04 40 Color Theory 05:59 41 Curves for Color 16:52 42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments 08:59 43 Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment 13:33 44 Match Colors Using Numbers 16:59 45 Adjusting Skin Tones 05:25 46 Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw 10:52 47 Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush 07:53 48 Retouching with the Clone Stamp 06:51 49 Retouching with the Healing Brush 04:34 50 Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools 13:07 51 Extending an Edge with Content Aware 03:42 52 Clone Between Documents 13:19 53 Crop Tool 10:07 54 Frame Tool 02:59 55 Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools 08:14 56 Paint Brush Tools 13:33 57 History Brush Tool 06:27 58 Eraser and Gradient Tools 03:06 59 Brush Flow and Opacity Settings 04:17 60 Blur and Shape Tools 11:06 61 Dissolve Mode 09:24 62 Multiply Mode 15:29 63 Screen Mode 14:08 64 Hard Light Mode 14:54 65 Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes 11:31 66 Smart Filters 11:32 67 High Pass Filter 13:40 68 Blur Filter 05:59 69 Filter Gallery 07:42 70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter 04:43 71 Combing Filters and Features 04:45 72 Select and Mask 20:04 73 Manually Select and Mask 08:08 74 Creating a Clean Background 21:19 75 Changing the Background 13:34 76 Smart Object Overview 08:37 77 Nested Smart Objects 09:55 78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects 09:08 79 Replace Contents 06:55 80 Raw Smart Objects 10:20 81 Multiple Instances of a Smart Object 12:59 82 Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects 05:42 83 Panoramas 13:15 84 HDR 11:20 85 Focus Stacking 04:02 86 Time-lapse 11:18 87 Light Painting Composite 08:05 88 Remove Moire Patterns 06:11 89 Remove Similar Objects At Once 09:52 90 Remove Objects Across an Entire Image 05:46 91 Replace a Repeating Pattern 06:50 92 Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel 10:27 93 Remove an Object with a Complex Background 07:49 94 Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes 12:27 95 Warping 11:03 96 Liquify 14:02 97 Puppet Warp 12:52 98 Displacement Map 10:36 99 Polar Coordinates 07:19 100 Organize Your Layers 11:02 101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss 02:59 102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep 12:34 103 Blending Options: Blend if 13:18 104 Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image 06:27 105 Layer Comps 08:30 106 Black-Only Shadows 06:07 107 Create a Content Aware Fill Action 08:46 108 Create a Desaturate Edges Action 07:42 109 Create an Antique Color Action 13:52 110 Create a Contour Map Action 10:20 111 Faux Sunset Action 07:20 112 Photo Credit Action 05:54 113 Create Sharable Actions 07:31 114 Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1 10:23 115 Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2 07:57 116 Image Compatibility with Lightroom 03:29 117 Scratch Disk Is Full 06:02 118 Preview Thumbnail 02:10

Lesson Info

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

then I own a bus. A vintage bus is what it looks like. And at the time I got the bus, it was painted blue and white, and I knew I was gonna repaint it. Well, the factory back when they made these bosses, which my bus is made in the sixties. But they made these buses all the way back to, like, the late 19 thirties. Well, what they used to do is give you this this little paint sheet where if I turn off one of these designs, it was just an empty sheet like this. You can grab a marker and design your paint job. And so when I had mine, my bus originally I used the sheets and I drew on him all sorts of different designs to try to figure out what design might I want. But the problem was just seen it here in these three views Ah was not sufficient for me to feel confident. It would look good on my bus. So I took a picture of my boss in back at the time I took the picture. It didn't quite look like that. It looked like a blue and white bus which is this. That's what it looked like when I bought...

it. I ended up modifying that to try to make it look like a white bus, and I just made areas black and white, and they brightened them to the same brightness. That's what I have in the base of this document. Then let me show you how I use smart objects to create a mock up of my bus. Well, I took this paint sheet and I loaded it as a smart object. Now there's a couple of ways of making things into a smart object. So far, I've shown you that you could take existing layers, select them, go to the layer menu and choose smart object convert to smart object. But what? Another thing you can do is let me just close this document. I go to the file menu, and there's a choice right here called Open as Smart Object. And if I choose open a smart object, then I could find that file in my hard drive, and I wish I would have looked at the name of it. But it's one of these. I mean, it's the moment to find it. It's in here somewhere. There it is, and I can choose open. And now it comes in and it's a smart object, but it originated as a file, so that's just another way of doing it. I'm gonna drag that over to the other town, bring it in here, and then I could scale this in distorted intel. It matched the bus that's in there. What I would do is in the lesson about blending modes. You'd learn that multiply mode acts like ink, and so I'd use that mode type command tea and let me see if I can get this to approximate. What I did I would need to do is some further adjustment. But I did it. I'm gonna throw away this layer, though in turn on the one I actually did. There it is. So now what I was able to do is to double click on this layer, the one that's a smart object. And I saw the original document here and I could draw my own paint job. And I drew one there, and I decided maybe this is an alternative or this is an alternative or this is an alternative. And if I were to turn one of those on. All you need to do is close this document, tell it to save it, and it saved it right back into the other file. And I could preview it there, right on the bus in. That allowed me to experiment enough with various designs until I came up with this one that I liked and it gave you more confidence. I don't say this is the cleanest version of it, but the main thing is, smart objects made it possible. So I use smart objects for so many things that it's somewhat absurd, but it takes time to get your brain around it. The main thing to remember is that any time you create a smart object, however many layers you have in your layers panel are gonna look like they merge into one. But what they really did is they got transferred into a separate hidden document that you can only access if you double click in the thumbnail for the layer. And if you do, it shows up in a separate window than anything you do to that layer in a transforming scaling warping. Filtering is something that's not permanent, something you can easily turn off for change the settings on. And if you duplicated so you have more than one version of it. It's really multiple instances of the same content. So if we change one, they all update, and to me, it makes it so. Photoshopped could become dramatically more versatile, But you also then have to think through what's really happening a little more than usual, but I hope with a little bit of experimentation that you could get comfortable with smart objects.

Class Description

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  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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