O'Reilly logo

Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Smart Objects

To minimize the loss of data that results from transformations such as scaling or rotation, use Smart Objects when possible. Smart Objects store the original information for raster or vector content within the Photoshop file, allowing the program to perform cumulative transformations without multiple interpolations of data. Usually, if you scale, then rotate, then scale again, Photoshop performs three separate sets of interpolation, and you lose a bit of data (and, therefore, detail) in each transformation. With a Smart Object, however, Photoshop starts afresh with the original data (whether it’s vector or pixel), and calculates the total effects of the transformations together, resulting in only one step of interpolation.

There ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required