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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Designing Templates with Smart Objects

THE TEMPLATE DESIGNS YOU CAN START BUILDING WITH SMART OBJECT LAYERS ARE AMAZING

Let’s face it. The designs you can create with Smart Object layers are not, from a visual aspect, any different from what you could create with regular layers. However, this is one of those tutorials that will blow your mind from an automation standpoint. The way that Smart Object layers can be used to create reusable templates is way cool and truly showcases the power of Smart Objects.

Step 1: Open a Photo that Will be the Main Image for an Album Page

Open the main photo for this design. You’ll see that the project here works great for creating reusable album pages. These files can be saved and opened later to easily swap ...

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