How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard
Hi there, this video, we're going to look at adding graphics properly. I say properly so that we can so that when we need to update this, we can update multiple art boards all at once. It's all about workflow, getting it set up, right? Doesn't take any longer. You just got to know what to do. Let me show you how alright, when you're bringing in graphics up until now we've been doing a lot of opening and just kind of copying across so from the exercise files and bringing Daniel scott and I can make sure I go back to my move tool and just kind of copied across. There's nothing wrong with this. I just gotta make sure where I drag it too. Could end up on any old outboard, especially if it's a big image like this. When I do get it in, make sure the first thing I do is convert it to a smart object. But even easy, I'm gonna delete that one. There is have your art board selected and go to file and go to place embedded or linked, whichever works for you embedded is going to stick it inside the ...
Photoshop file. So it's kind of always in here. The files a little bigger. But I find it most useful linked is when you're dealing with huge files like in design and kind of keeps the file somewhere else, it means you can't lose them, but it keeps Photoshop ticking along nice and quickly. Let's use place embedded and instead of Daniel scott, I am going to use the logo for Photoshop fireplace, These are size. Yeah, that works for me. Let me get it just a touch bigger to fit my profile and this one here, I'm going to duplicate across the other way to bring it in is maybe from your library. So I'm going to go to my library, which I've already got my graphic in there. It is there. I can drag it in this way you can see here. I dragged it in, but I'm still, I've got this one highlighted. So this thing over here goes, well, I can't see it because I'm not on that art board. And this is just one of the problems with outboards is you've got to be quite intentional, but it returned now it didn't end up in the right place. But because I was telling Photoshop was meant to be over here, it kind of freaked out for a second. That's okay. It's not even the graphic I want, I want the flag. Where's my uh certification flag there? I am. So I'm in adobe certified expert for Photoshop and return and I had this here, stick it. Where am I going to stick it? Oh man, Make sure it's either file place or embedded, dragged him from the library or if you do copy and paste it and make sure it's a smart object because the smart objects. Really the thing we want here for updating. Lots. So let's say we want to move from one to the other. I need this expert logo over here, I can click it, hold it wrong layer. Okay, click it, hold it and drag it while holding down the option key on a Mac OK on a pc to get it to this one here. I can hold down the option key on my Mac old canopies and I can drag it and that works some of the time I find that with a small object, it's fine with these bigger objects. Say like this image back here and I try and duplicate that over there. It's done okay because you're watching the same thing into the back making him smaller and you'll notice that my background here got turned into this kind of colored lay here. I'm just going to delete it. I don't need it. So dragging it's fine now you're watching but it does run into problems. So what do you do? The easiest way is to say I want this over here now. So I'm going to go you gonna get it to the right dish position for this one? Maybe I want it down here. The other nice thing about using this technique, it should end up in the right place or roughly. So in my layers panel here, I'm going to right click the logo. I'm gonna say duplicate my friend and I'm going to say where do you want it to go? I'm going to say this outboard, which is my instagram profile, please give it the same name and it just moves across. That's really handy when you've got lots of objects, let's say that I'm going to create something new. So I'm gonna jump to my art board tool shortcut for that if you're looking for shortcuts is hold shift envy and it kind of just toggles between the move tool and the outboard tool. I want a new document and it's going to be the cover photo for say facebook facebook uses a 51 by 310. Don't worry too much about the sizes here. They seem to change all the time. So just google facebook cover photo 2000 and 18 and the cover photo is different from the fan page photo, there's all sorts of different things. Just check what you're doing, but we've got it here, nothing's really happening. I can just click one so I'm gonna keep my facebook staff over here shift, click both of these so I can just move them over and that's gonna be my little facebook group. I'm gonna give it a name and what you'll find with outboards that these guys get messy. I'm going to have a full video on how to work without boards a little bit better. But just because we need it now if you command, click the arrow on it. Okay. It just means that closes all of them up at once and just looks tidy. So where's my facebook copy and that is my facebook cover photo, no yelling come there's no reason why you can't drag it to kind of keep them together. It doesn't really, it doesn't really affect anything in here except when we export just means this page is going to be straight after this page, which might make sense. Cool. So now I want a chunk of stuff so I want everything on this graphic to be moved over here. The way I do that is I just have them all selected. So here my Photoshop essentials instagram, it's got all the bits I need. So I'm selecting them. All right, click any one of them go to duplicate and just like before just pick the one you wanted to go to cover photo. Okay. Hopefully over here now it's all the bits and pieces. That's why we're using smart objects I guess. Is that these can all be resized now. Okay. My Photoshop logo could be bigger because it's a victor file. The same with my little edgy thing. And same with this kind of graphic here, smart object, it's a lot bigger than what we're using it for. Let's look at another kind of issue that happens that we want to try and mitigate this image isn't very big. I'm gonna try and break it. Oh look how big it is overlapping these guys. It's not going anywhere, but okay, It happens to me all the time when you're not here. Okay gets out of it breaks out of its like home and it doesn't know where to go and it ends up back there. It's over there. Okay, They're all too close together. I've been too good and kept them far apart. So let's say that this is your problem that you're trying to like, where did it end up ended up over here? But you're like, no no no, just be just be why don't you write? And it's just it's now fighting back. It's good. Okay, let's say you my friend live here, you're not allowed to move with that layer selected. There's this option here and this just says you my friend do not go anywhere. You are fused to this outboard, prevent order nesting. You can see basically just locks it. But the cool thing about it is that it can still be moved just not outside of its little home, select everything on its upward and just click on that. They should all stay there. Let's look at one of the things to other things before we go. One is you've created these outboards, you just don't want them anymore. For some reason they're just you've created two outboards, you're like where have all the pieces? You want to see it all, what you need to do is select all the art board names. So we're gonna use our trick where we hold down the command key on a Mac control key on a pc just click the arrow and then we can hold shift and click them all go to your layers. Little fly out here and there's one that says one group our boards, it's not there, it's up heads and the layer and there it is and group upwards and that just kind of puts everything just goes, ah no boundaries here, we all are. That could be nice when somebody sends you a file and it's all mixed up and I undo that because that was not what I want to do and I'll do the last thing. Okay? And there's not really any outboard. You can skip along just showing you content aware scale for because we want it for the rest of the tutorial man. It's good for when you're doing these, we're letterbox shapes and it runs into a problem with, I want to use content aware scale doesn't work unfortunately, it doesn't work on a smart object, so we're going to have to right click it and say rust arise layer, not exactly what I want to do, but it's what I have to do to make this work. So now edit content aware scale and I'm going to just magic up more background. My shadow gets bigger. I'm happy with that return. Now I'm going to turn it back into a smart object because later on I'm gonna duplicate it and I want to use it and send it to the back and that'll be enough for this video. There's more upward stuff to come. so check out the next video.