Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop Ep18/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In Photoshop there is a smart way of working with images to help maintain quality and a well organized document. For this it helps to use Smart objects.

In this video tutorial I am going to be discussing the use of smart objects. I’ll be discussing why we use them and how to build them into a composition.


In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:01:36 What are smart objects?
00:05:21 Create a smart object

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

V – Move tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + J – Duplicate layer
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T – Free transform
cmd (Ctrl PC) + W – Close document


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This video is part of a 33 part course:


The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop


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“I’m Gareth David, a freelance creative specialising in design for logo identity & branding. I am currently based in London UK with over 12 years experience in the design industry with a passion for sharing knowledge and teaching.

I have created this channel to share my experience and give some advice to aspiring designers at any level who wish to find out more about Graphic Design and the industry.

So have fun guys and be creative!”

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