I have been searching Youtube, Adobe Manuals etc. for tutorials, information and basically how to's regarding Smart Objects.
Foremost I would like to learn how to go about editing a Smart Object. I've read that you can edit them though thus far I haven't been able to locate anything that'll teach me how exactly I go about editing a Smart Object and then how to reinsert it back into the artwork.
I made a calender icon where one Layer is a Smart Object. I later wanted to change the color of that layer. So, I clicked on the Smart Object Layer and it opened in an other window but when I chose a new color and tried to Fill it I was unabel to do so.
So, if you are already aware of a place where I can learn more I would greatly appreciate any links you may have.
I'm still not very good with key words to search for what I need but I am learning.
As always thank you for your time
Sounds like you are talking about Photoshop.
Or do you mean Illustrator’s Symbols?
So, I clicked on the Smart Object Layer and it opened in an other window but when I chose a new color and tried to Fill it I was unabel to do so.
In Photoshop that would have to be a problem you caused yourself, for example selected Layer locked etc.
But with what information you provided it is not clear … screenshots can be really helpful on these Fora by the way.
I'm so sorry ... I didn't mention that I'm reffering to Photoshop because I thought this forum was for Photoshop stuff only.
Silkrooster ... I do not know if it is something new or not because I have only been using Photoshop for about 3 months and I just started learning Illustrator a few weeks ago.
Both Ps and Ai have Smart Objects.
c.pfaffenbichler .... I know screen shots are awesome but my Print Screen key doesn't work. I just downloaded Jing today and plan to learn how to use it 2mar'o. I think I can do screen shots without using my Print Screen key. Or I would post a shot.
The layer wasn't locked. That was the first thing I checked.
All in all I'm just looking for some help to understand what Smart Objects are exactly, how to edit them (generally speaking) and any other information about them that could help me learn how to use them.
I use CS6, I'm a newbie and I have windows 7 64 bit
Also, I don't know what other info I can provide. I clicked to open the Smart Object layer and it opened in an other tab/window but I was/am unable to perform any actions on it whatsoever.
In photoshop, double click the thumbnail in the layers panel. It will open the smart object so you can edit it. Be sure to save to update. Any more info on photoshop, feel free to create a new post over in the photoshop forum, that c.pfaffenbichler kindly posted for you.
Blushing ..... ..... blushing ..... So sorry ... I just realized I posted in Illustrator Forum and not Ps.
I could have sworn I chose Ps forum from the list.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to create any confusion.