Graphics Programs Reference
convert existing layers into Smart Objects. Throughout this lesson, you will also have the
opportunity to place and edit Smart Objects.
Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your
preferences. See “Resetting Adobe Photoshop CS6 preferences” in the Starting up section
of this topic.
You will work with several i les from the ps10lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that
you have loaded the pslessons folder onto your hard drive from the supplied DVD. See
“Loading lesson i les” in the Starting up section of this topic.
See Lesson 10 in action!
Use the accompanying video to gain a better understanding of how to use some of the features
shown in this lesson. You can i nd the video tutorial for this lesson on the included DVD.
Creating a composition using Smart Objects
Choose File > Browse in Bridge to open Adobe Bridge. Navigate to the ps10lessons
folder, then double-click on the image named ps1001.psd to open it in Photoshop.
Alternatively, you can choose to right-click (Windows) or Ctrl+click (Mac OS) and
select Open with Photoshop CS6.
Choose File > Save As; the Save As dialog box appears. Navigate to the ps10lessons
folder. In the Name text i eld, type ps1001_work , leave the format as Photoshop
(PSD), and select Save. Keep the image open for the next section.
Open ps1001_done.psd to view the compilation you will create. You can keep this i le
open for reference, or choose File > Close. If asked, don't save changes.
The completed version of the lesson i le.