RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

smart objects

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-17-2009, 09:56 PM
max49 max49 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 9
smart objects

Does anyone use smart objects as part of their workflow. Are the claimed quality improvements worth the effort? Thanks in advance,regards Max
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 08-18-2009, 01:12 AM
Cuervo79's Avatar
Cuervo79 Cuervo79 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Guatemala
Posts: 372
Re: smart objects

What quality improvements do you speak of? I haven't found a way to apply smart objects to my workflow other than if I would like to keep the original crop...
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 08-18-2009, 08:03 AM
Steve Payne's Avatar
Steve Payne Steve Payne is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London
Posts: 51
Re: smart objects

There's no quality improvements that I can think of. Using smart objects just gives you more options. The 'quality' issue you've heard about, probably refers to reducing the size of something and then deciding to increase it again, while still retaining the quality of the original, rather than a pixellated mess. This would only be possible with smart objects as it keeps all the elements safe.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 08-18-2009, 10:40 AM
Der_W's Avatar
Der_W Der_W is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 558
Re: smart objects

For me smart objects are a must because I often try something out and change it afterwards again, so if I don't want to do my settings over and over again or if I just want to change one filter, its much faster than doing everything again from the scratch.
By the way, you can also change the color mode and profile in a smart object so it's sometimes helpful for working in LAB or CMYK too.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 08-18-2009, 08:52 PM
max49 max49 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 9
Re: smart objects

Thanks for the replies. I have been going through Ron Bigelow's video's on the subject http://ronbigelow.com/videos/videos.ht and he make's a compelling case. I have come across similar comments elsewhere Regards Max.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 08-19-2009, 06:58 AM
cricket1961's Avatar
cricket1961 cricket1961 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
Posts: 488
Blog Entries: 38
Re: smart objects

I use smart objects on a every day basis. Every file I work on has one... at least.

Chris
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 08-19-2009, 07:10 AM
max49 max49 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 9
Re: smart objects

I was hoing someone of your statue would come in on this Chris. What I want to know is do you believer it gives you better quality and how do you use them.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 08-19-2009, 07:41 AM
SilvaFox SilvaFox is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 128
Re: smart objects

They're the easiest way to adjust destructive filter settings. (sharpening, blurring, etc.)
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 08-19-2009, 10:41 AM
domididom domididom is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 35
Re: smart objects

How do you CROP images as smart objects?... I mean the way you can go back to the previous crop later.
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 08-19-2009, 01:19 PM
Der_W's Avatar
Der_W Der_W is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 558
Re: smart objects

When cropping smart objects nothing can be deleted so you can always go to "Image"-"Reveal all" to bring back the original state.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smart object KR1156 Input/Output/Workflow 3 10-24-2009 05:13 AM
Smart Objects and Photomerge bmv Photoshop Help 12 01-28-2009 03:03 AM
Question about smart objects and filters mashny Photo Retouching 11 04-18-2008 05:02 PM
Smart Object question Liz Photoshop Help 6 04-16-2008 09:41 PM
distort smart objects limaze Photoshop Help 5 09-16-2006 01:44 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved