Smart Object Pipeline: Revolutionary Tactics for the Photoshop Layer Workflow
Adobe introduced Smart Objects with Photoshop CS2—but geared it to graphic designers, not photographers. Now, with CS4 looming, the company’s engineers have nearly perfected this powerful tool, and they’re aiming at digital photographers too. In his third Pipeline volume, Ted Dillard explains the technology, providing a detailed and elegant workflow guide for photographers and Photoshop enthusiasts. It’s up to date for the newest technology and includes a thorough primer on Adobe Camera RAW, building images through layers, using JPEGS in RAW, color management, and much more. Dillard culls the vast amounts of information about Photoshop and Smart Objects into an easily digestible, step-by-step process that will change how photographers work with RAW files forever.