So what are Smart Objects?
Smart objects are layers that could contain Photoshop/Illustrator objects, such that the original properties are preserved and you can perform a non destructive editing on these layers. To edit a smart object just double click on that layer and it will open in a new tab in Photoshop if it is a Photoshop element and in Illustrator if it is an Illustrator element.
Why use Smart Objects?
- If there are multiple files with the same smart object, updating one updates all instances
- Use vector objects as vectors, meaning more flexibility with quality, you don’t have to convert them to raster
- Edit the object as much as you like, rotate, skew, or scale without affecting the original file
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How do you know a layer is smart object?
These layers have a special icon on the right corner which indicate that they are smart objects.
If you see a warning sign on the layers, it just means that the original file was updates, but this smart object needs to be updated. You can fix this by clicking Layers>Smart Objects>Update Modified Content.
What will we learn in this tutorial?
- We will learn how to link photoshop objects into other photoshop files
- Find out the difference between place embedded and place linked
- How to use Illustrator vector elements in Photoshop as smart objects
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