Hello Humber bloggers and other followers!

It took me some time deciding what to write about this week.

But then I decided to write about what surprised me the most which is…

Smart objects on Photoshop!

They are saved inside your PSD Photoshop file as a separated file (.PSB).

Why to use smart objects?

Smart object is great because you can resize it without getting it pixelated.

You can make changes on a smart object and automatically update all its linked instances.
This is great when you are designing a website. Or even when you have different projects involving the same image. Per example, you change the .PSB logo image and get the logo changed simultaneously on your flyer, website and newsletter. Awesome!!!

A great idea is to try various designs on your project with placeholder images and later replace with final versions.

Embedded Smart Objects

You can place an external file as embedded s Smart Objects.
It’s better to use PSD, TIFF, or PSB files because you can add layers and modify pixels without loss. That doesn’t happen with JPEGs…

Per Example…

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This is a cool example we got in class that shows how to change logos on different images. Let’s say you need to use a different company logo.

So, if you have the logo as a Smart Object with different layers on it. Each layer with a different logo. Open that smart object (double-click that layer), hide that logo, and makes the other logo layer visible.

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Save that PSB and take a look at  the PSD file again:

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As you can see, just like that you got all the logos changed at once!