Tutorial: What is a Smart Object?

December 14, 2014

Today let’s take a look at Smart Objects in Photoshop, and how they can help us in our digital layouts and projects.

So just what IS a Smart Object?

“A Smart Object is a container in which you can embed raster (e.g. PSD, JPEG, TIFF) or vector (e.g. AI, PDF, EPS) image data from another Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator file that retains all its original characteristics and remains fully editable.  A Smart Object can be scaled, rotated, and warped non-destructively without losing original image data.”   (ref: Steven Johnson)

And what does that mean for us as digital scrapbookers?

Read the rest of this tutorial on theStudio’s blog:  What is a Smart Object?

Download the PDF to keep on your computer for future reference.

Watch the You Tube video.  Don’t forgot to subscribe to my You Tube channel so you don’t miss a thing!


Used in this tutorial are:  Border Buddies Set 14, Deck the Halls Kit, Word Art, and Glitter.

Be sure to visit theStudio’s blog to download a Deck the Halls Freebie!



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  1. Stacey

    thanks for the super tutorial and freebie!

  2. Priscilla

    That is a sweet kit! Thanks so much.

  3. Annette

    cute mini – thanks so much!


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