13 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning About Smart Objects

Smart Objects allow Photoshop users to do some powerful things, but if you haven’t used them before it can be challenging to understand how to use them. Adobe describes Smart Object this way, “Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.”

Like anything else in Photoshop, the best way to learn about Smart Objects is to start using them and experiment. The tutorials featured in this post will show some examples of what is possible with Smart Objects, and they’ll provide a good starting point for you. Once you’ve worked through a few tutorials you’ll probably have some ideas for how you can start to use Smart Objects in your own projects.

Be Smart and Use Smart Objects

Be Smart and Use Smart Objects

Get Smart About Smart Objects

Get Smart About Smart Objects

How to Use Smart Objects

How to Use Smart Objects

Get Smart with the Photoshop Smart Objects

Get Smart with the Photoshop Smart Objects

Work Flexible in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

Work Flexible in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

Working with Smart Objects in Photoshop

Working with Smart Objects in Photoshop

The Wonders of Camera Raw and Smart Objects

The Wonders of Camera Raw and Smart Objects

Smart Objects from Illustrator to Photoshop to Dreamweaver

Smart Objects from Illustrator to Photoshop to Dreamweaver

Create a Complex Pattern by Nudging Smart Objects

Create a Complex Pattern by Nudging Smart Objects

Create a Stylish Coffee Cup with Smart Objects

Create a Stylish Coffee Cup with Smart Objects

Create a Smart Object Photo Template

Create a Smart Object Photo Template

Genius Ways to Use Photoshop Smart Objects

Genius Ways to Use Photoshop Smart Objects

Making Custom Labels the Smart (Objects) Way

Making Custom Labels the Smart (Objects) Way

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  • Best PSD Freebies, March 27, 2012

    This is fantastic. I got my day planned now. Thanks!

  • adumpaul, March 28, 2012

    Nice collection.Great useful tutorial about smart object.Thank you.

  • CCIE Lab, March 28, 2012

    Fantastic Tutorial – I love photoshop but do not fully appreciate what it can really do, I need to put some time aside to learn more

    Roger

  • Loper, April 25, 2012

    Great list. Is there any corel’s product availabe in this blog…?
    Anyway. Thank You…..

    • Steven Snell, April 25, 2012

      Hi Loper,
      No, I don’t think we have any content focused on Corel’s products. Sorry.

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