NSL WEEK 216- Adobe Photoshop “Smart Object Resolution Pt.1”

I’m always working with Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop but for my students, it takes some convincing. I hope this video illustrates some of the power in this feature.

For part 1 we’re looking at how Smart Objects can really save us even when we think the document is a “low-res file”. 


Adobe Photoshop Image Size
Low-Res Master

When I say “Master” I just mean my main document. Take a look at the Image Size for this document. It’s a good size for emailing mockups but it is not a good size for source artwork to be printed on garments or other materials. That doesn’t mean that you can’t extract what you need, to complete the job, from this file.


Adobe Photoshop Smart Objects
Smart Objects

You can extract your files by digging in the Smart Objects… and crossing your fingers that they hold what you seek =D


Adobe Photoshop Embedded Smart Object
Place Embedded Smart Object

This is how you create an Embedded Smart Object. Just go into the File menu and choose the option.


Adobe Photoshop Paste Smart Object
Paste Vector Smart Object

This is how you create Vector Smart Objects. Copy the vectors from Adobe Illustrator and paste them into Adobe Photoshop.


Adobe Photoshop Image Size
High Res Embedded Smart Object

When I looked into the embedded Smart Object, I found a High Res file that I could use for printing.


Checkout: SebastianBleak.Tumblr


Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.


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