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smart objects and filters in elements 10-how to?

May 25, 2012 9:43 AM

please help...thanks

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    May 25, 2012 10:18 AM   in reply to gusmur

    No smart filters in PSE. If you use file>place the object you put in becomes a smart object (well, a semi-smart object in PSE).

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    May 25, 2012 2:35 PM   in reply to gusmur

    While Photoshop Elements supports Smart Objects, it does not support the later addition of Smart Filters. Smart Objects were first introduced into Photoshop in version CS2. Smart Filters were added in CS3. For Photoshop Elements, Smart Objects were added in version 8, but Smart Filters have not yet been introduced.


    As for Viveza, make sure you are using the most current version.

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    May 30, 2012 12:07 PM   in reply to gusmur

    The main use of Smart Objects is to embed an image file into a PSD so that it can maintain resolution independence. This means you can non-destructively transform (scale, rotate, skew) the layer without losing the quality of the orignal file. You can still change the opacity or blend mode of a Smart Object layer and apply Layer Styles from the Effects panel as well. So Smart Objects allow for true non-destructive editing in Elements, but not with the sophistication of Photoshop CSx.


    Whether or not Viveza works with Photoshop Elements 10 is up to the manufacturer of the plug-in.

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