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Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

Lesson 81 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

Lesson 81 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

Lessons

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

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

Now let's take a look at the concept of multiple instances of the exact same smart object. We saw just a hint of it when we worked with a raw file. Remember when I just use standard commands to duplicate a layer? How If I'd made a change to one smart object, the other one updated? Well, let's see how that could be a useful feature in this document. I have drawn two layers here. I drew a base, which is just a circle, and after making that circle, I added a drop shadow so that if I turn off the drop shadow, you can see that it's gone. Then, above that, I ended up drawing this polygon. Now both of those could be drawn using what's known as the Shape tools, and we had a lesson in the ultimate guide that covered the use of the shape tools. And I ended up making a complex gear. But this is just using two of these particular tools. I simply drew an ellipse on one layer, and I drew a polygon on the other. So I'm gonna select those two layers, and I'm gonna turn them into a smart object that's ...

gonna look as if those two layers get merged into one. It still has access to the individual layers, though I just need to double click in the layer. To get them to show up is a separate document. Now I'm gonna end up duplicating that layer multiple times. You can duplicate it any way you like, as long as I don't use the command we used on the raw file that made the other layer independent. Now, a quick way of duplicating a layer is when you're using the move tool and you click and drag to move a layer. If you hold down the option key, that's all time Windows. You're gonna move a copy. And so here. I just made a copy. Then I'm gonna select both of the layers that have bolts in them in my layers panel and with move tool again, I'm gonna hold down the option key once again to make another set of copies. And if you want to, we could make a ridiculous number just by holding option. Each time a drag on dragging out a bunch of these. That's a panel that's really bolted down. Well, now, if you look in our layers panel, you're going to see a whole bunch of layers, each one of them. Except for that bottom. Most layer is a smart object. Now I'm gonna double click on any one of those layers on its thumbnail image. It doesn't matter which of the layers, because they're all point back to the same original contents. When I double click on the thumbnails with layer, that contents appears. It's its own layer, and that's where I can see it. Here. I can tell that it's just a little circle and a polygon above it. We could find Tune it. Maybe I add some additional, um, styles a bevel in bossed around the edge, a little Grady int overlay to add some shading, maybe on my polygon. I come in here and add a little edging on there with some bevel in and boss in some other things. Those are just things I had turned off, but I could have just added them by coming down here and say they want to add Bevel in and Boston such. Anyway, I just updated that. Now I'm going to come in here and I'm just gonna close this. And when I close it since I made changes, its gonna ask if I want to save them. I'll say, yes, save them and it's going to save them back to where they came from. Where they came from is wherever I double clicked to get this document to appear, which means it's going to go back into the layer that it came from. In all of these, just updated. If I choose undo, you'll see what they used to look like. And then I'll reapply and you can see the update. So therefore, if you ever want to use an element multiple times in a document in later on, you might want to update that element. You might want to change its contents, changes color or anything else. If you end up turning into a smart object before you duplicate to use it in multiple areas of the image, you're gonna have much more versatility. We'll show you another example of that. Let's say you're doing Web design. Here's your interface. You're gonna have to navigate your website, and you see you have those little circles that are kind of like little bullets. Ah, to indicate where your your various options Well, if you made one of those and you turn it into a smart object before you duplicated it to do the others which was done here, then you should be able to take one of those layers like this one. Do you see the one that's turning on and off in double click on his thumb now and then you're going to see that as a separate document. There it is. Well, I'm gonna go over to the other document. We were working on this one, and I'm going to double click on one of these layers. So I just gonna grab these two pieces and I'll use my move tool, drag it over to this document and put it in there. It's a little on the large side, so I might type command T for transform is getting to be inappropriate size press returner. Enter and then hide the layer that contains the original piece. I'm gonna close that. Tell it yes. Save the difference. Save that. And we'll close the When I took it from Now, let's return and see what we have. Look, they're all now little bolts sense. It was in a different position. It wasn't centered in the document. It got moved up a little bit. Here. They're still in the same position. It's just before the object was centered in the document, and when I was done, it was higher in the documents. So all we need to do here is grab all those layers and use the arrow keys to move down with my move toward. I could do the same thing with these tabs as long as when I made one tab, I turned it into a smart object before duplicating it to create the others. And that was the case here. If I double click on this, there's my tab, and that's how it is made out of just a shape with a bunch of layer styles on it. But I could changed its appearance here, and then if I close this in, save the changes, all of them walked it. But what if I only wanted one of them to update? Well, that's when I need to come in here and choose layer smart objects. New smart object via copy, which means make a smart object that is independent of the existing ones. I would do that and then I would throw away the layer that it was made from, so that now that one of the left is completely independent, I can double click on its thumb now, and I'll turn back on those styles, close it and save it. And now you can see that only one of them changed. And that's because I took only one of them in said New Smart object via copy. I threw away the layer that that new smart object was generated from, and now that one's independent of the others. So they're all sorts of uses for this you could end up. If you do make advertisements, you're going a coupon border around it. You start off with just dashes in your coupon border. We'll just make one dash, turn into a smart object and then carefully duplicated and space it out all the way around your document. Later on, the next week, you decide I want to have stars all the way around. All you have to do is double click on the thumbnail for that layer, replaced the dash with a small star. Suddenly, they all update. There's all sorts of uses for that, but it's known as multiple instances of the same smart object. All right, Now let's look at how I took that to different Another level. Ah, here. I'm gonna turn off a bunch of layers to show you just one layer. This single layer was created using the shape tools. I demonstrated how to use the shape tools in a separate lesson. That was about the tools and panels in federal shop. So if you haven't seen that lesson, you might want to refer to it. And then this was just a solid color, and it only has some effects applied to it to give it a special look. If I turn off the effects, you can see it's just a boring solid color to change its basic color. I went down to the letters FX, and there's a choice called color overlay in that color overlay. I chose red, and that's what made it look red. I'm gonna turn all these on to show it to you, though. Okay? There's the red. Then I went back to the same menu and I decided to add a drop shadow. There it is. Then I decided to add bevel in boss and something else called satin. That's what makes it look special. Now what if, before adding all of those settings to this instead, Back when it looked like the simple shape, I turned it into a smart object. Well, if that's the contents of the smart object and then the outside of the smart object, I added those of facts, then those effects can easily be changed. Then I end up taking this, and I duplicated I could just type command J. That's one way of duplicating, and then I can transform it with free transform. And I think in one of the other lessons and the complete guide, I should you how you could rotate something. What if I were to rotate this until that little hook around the edge here seem to wrap right around right there, and I pressed Returner entered Sam done. Then there's a way to get it to do that again and again. I could repeat this. I've already done that, which is what created all of these pieces, and I showed that process where you can duplicate and you can rotate from from the middle of the document. Instead, the middle of the object in the lesson that had to do with tools and panels. So if you need more about how to do that, feel free. That's not really when I I want to show. You just need to talk a little bit about the set up for this document now, since I am had a shape, and I turned it into a smart object before I duplicated it before I rotated it all. That rotation and other changes are going to be retained. If I come in here and just double click on the thumbnail for that layer, there's the original shape. If I come in and use this little arrow tool that's known as the direct selection tool, I could select part of this. You see about changing it in. If I close it and save it, it just updated every single one of those I'll choose undo before after, so it just makes it so you can push it to an extreme if you want. Teoh and I did it when I created some pieces of interesting kind of art with this because it allowed me to create something this and to make fine tune adjustments like, for instance, here, if you see how this particular piece looks almost like it's wrapping right around that edge, and this looks like it's almost going perfectly around that well, that's because I was able to adjust it and have all these update and just do it multiple times until I got it to be exactly the way I wanted to. Then, after I was done with that, I made it look like these were woven as if this piece went above here and then underneath and above, underneath and above and so on. But I showed that in the layer mass lesson. So it's only if you get the full complete guide that you'll learn how to do all that stuff.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lessons 1 - 6 - Handbook 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Lessons 7 - 12 - Handbook 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Lessons 13 - 18 - Handbook 3: Making Selections
Lessons 19 - 24 - Handbook 4: Using Layers
Lessons 25 - 30 - Handbook 5: Using Layer Masks
Lessons 31 - 38 - Handbook 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Lessons 39 - 44 - Handbook 7: Color Theory
Lessons 45 - 51 - Handbook 8: Retouching Essentials
Lessons 52 - 59 - Handbook 9: Tools Panel
Lessons 60 - 64 - Handbook 10: Layer Blending Modes
Lessons 65 - 70 - Handbook 11: How to Use Filters
Lessons 71 - 74 - Handbook 12: Advanced Masks
Lessons 75 - 81 - Handbook 13: Using Smart Objects
Lessons 82 - 86 - Handbook 14: Photography for Photoshop
Lessons 87 - 93 - Handbook 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Lessons 94 - 98 - Handbook 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Lessons 99 - 105 - Handbook 17: Advanced Layers
Lessons 106 - 112 - Handbook 18: Actions
Lessons 113 - 117 - Handbook 19: Troubleshooting Issues
Practice Images 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Practice Images 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Practice Images 3: Making Selections
Practice Images 4: Using Layers
Practice Images 5: Using Layer Masks
Practice Images 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Practice Images 7: Color Theory
Practice Images 8: Retouching Essentials
Practice Images 9: Tools Panel
Practice Images 10: Layer Blending Modes
Practice Images 11: How to Use Filters
Practice Images 12: Advanced Masks
Practice Images 13: Using Smart Objects
Practice Images 14: Photography for Photoshop
Practice Images 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Practice Images 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Practice Images 17: Advanced Layers
Practice Images 18: Actions
Practice Images 19: Troubleshooting Issues

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Highly recommended if you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Ben Willmore is clear, concise, and professional. He also has a good speaking voice that is not distracting but also keeps you engaged. Lastly, I would recommend that as you become more advanced, increasing the speed of the video (one of the options given on the menu)...especially if you've gone through the course once before and maybe want to watch it again. The double speed is very efficient as you become more advanced in Photoshop. Thanks for the help Ben!

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