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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Scale and Warp Smart Objects

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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78. Scale and Warp 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

Scale and Warp Smart Objects

Let's take an image here of a mug. What I would like to do here is take a photograph and actors with it's been printed onto the mug. So let's go find a photo to use, and this happens to be a raw file. Now, with the raw file, I could just choose open image. It would open in Photoshop, and then I can convert it into a smart object. But there is a different thing I could do, which is look at the button at the bottom right of my screen that's called open image and watch what happens to it. If I hold down the shift key, you notice it changes to open object. That means open. This is a smart object. When I don't have shift tell down, it just says open image. So if I hold down shift and I click where it says open object now I'm opening. That image is a smart object from the beginning, and in the case of a raw file that's special. Because now when I double click on the thumbnail image for that smart object, instead of just opening another document that contains a picture, it's gonna open camera...

because that's what we started with was a raw file. And whenever you open a raw file, it shows Kamerad so you can adjust it. And therefore, I could make changes to this image when it comes to the brightness in the colors later on. I don't think we're gonna utilize that in this particular example, but we will in a future one. Now, I'm gonna use the move tool. I'm gonna click within this document. I'm gonna drag to the other document and make sure my mouse is contained within the document before I let go. Now, I would like to take this in, acted as if it's been wrapped around the monk to do so. I'm first going to scale this down, so I'm gonna type command T that's control team windows. And that's the same as going to the edit menu and choosing free transform. I'm gonna make this just a little bit smaller so I can easily see the mug that's behind it. And then I'll return to the edit menu, choose transform, and I'm gonna work. This warping is gonna allow me to bend it now, this time, instead of choosing a preset warp like what I did before from this menu. I'll leave it set to custom. And what I'll do is grab the four corners of the image one at a time in place them where I think it would be if this in which was actually printed on the mug. I think this corner would be somewhere up this way. This one would be contained within the mug itself and maybe a down about there. Ah, this one's in a relatively good position to begin with. Then I'll grab this corner, drag it up, and I think it would be about there. After doing that, I'm gonna click on the line that makes up the edge of the photograph, maybe right about in the middle and see if it will allow me to move this around. It looks like it didn't like it when I was right in the line. So just to me, that would be the tiniest bit below. And then here I'll be just the tiniest bit above, and I'll drag down trying to get the angle toe look good. I confined to where these corners are if need be, and these little handles that come off for the corners. They determine what angle the edge of the photograph will be out right when it leaves the corner. So if you point it straight down, the photo will go straight down immediately when it leaves that little corner point. If I were to move it, this way would start going over towards the right. Well, I'm just going to tell that to mimic Lee edge of the mug, and I could do the same thing with the other one. I can also click in the left edge, pull it in and out if needed to bend it and near the right edge as well, if I needed to find Tune it. But I'm just trying to get this toe look like a reasonable idea of it being bent in here. You can also click in the middle and drag up and down if you need to reposition ah, portion of the it Maybe about like that, Then I'll press returner enter, and that doesn't really look like it's printed on the mug, though, because they're the shading of the mug is not showing up. So I'm going. Then go to my layers panel and I'll change the blending mode for this layer. We have a whole separate lesson on blending modes. Is part of Photoshopped a complete guide. In there you would learn that multiply mode acts like ink, and if so, it's gonna be like printing this on the mug. And at any time, I can always go back to edit, choose, transform and choose warp again, and it's going to act like I never left there and I could find Tune this as much as I want. Even after saving the image closing the image, it can still be fine tuned. All you gotta do is reopen it, so I'll get that to be set up. Press returner. Enter and let's just say that's good enough. But now I think the image looks a little on the dark side. I wish I had brighten it up, and it be best if I could brighten it up before I even opened it like it's a raw file. Right when I was in camera raw Well, we can remember when we opened it, we double clicked on it. It was a raw file. It brought us into camera in right there. We had a button where we could open it as a smart object. So if I double click of the thumbnail for this layer, watch what happens. It brings me into camera raw. Now it doesn't show it to me on the mug, but I can come in here now and bring up the shadows. Slaughter. Maybe bring up the overall exposure a little bit and then I can click. OK, and it updates. I think that's nice. All right, But then let's say that I took the original picture. I closed it. Not going to say the changes, and maybe for some odd reason, I lost that file. I took this file, and in my case, I see if I could drag it to the trash. It's gone. Imagine I emptied my trash in for some reason that file I just lost track of. Well, at any time you can take the contents of a smart object in, have it literally generate a separate file of whatever's inside. In this case, what's inside this layer is a raw file. So if I go to the layer menu and I choose smart objects, you're gonna find a choice called export contents. And that means do the equipment to double clicking on the thumbnail for that layer in whatever opens up, go to the file menu and choose save hours and make it a separate file. But in the case of ah, raw file, it's just going to spit out a brand new raw file. I choose export contents tell put it on my desk top end up here. You can see it's gonna be a raw file. So now if I look at my desktop, there's an extra file right there that I just generated, and it was taking it right out of the smart object and actually quite frequently used that, because I'll create some sort of project that is complex in that might have something like this, and I might double click on this layer to change its name. And if I do, then it's going to be difficult for me to remember the name of that file so that I might not know where it iss. But it's just so easy to say, export contents in it will generate a new file. But the other thing, Aiken Dio, is if I have another file that happens to be the same size, then let's see if this will work. I'm not sure if I have one of the same size, but if I go to the layer menu and I choose smart objects, there's also a choice called Replace Contents. And if I choose replace contents. I can come in here and try to find an image that would be a good replacement. No, not that one. Take me just a moment to see if I have one needs to be approximately the same dimensions. Otherwise, it's not gonna line up. Let's try that one. I'm gonna hit place. It's a raw file. So brings up camera Robert. All I have to do is click OK and now notice that it brought it in and it remembered the warping. It will remember any settings that replied to it, but I can tell you that the file was slightly larger. That's because it's taking up more space here. They need to be the same pixel dimensions, the same number of pixels in the with in height in order to do that. But that means I can set up a template that does something complex masking this picture, bending it, doing all sorts of things and later on decided like use a different picture as long as that pictures of the same dimensions

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • 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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