A few months ago, I began polling members of this site about what video series you’d like me to do next for lynda.com. Thus far, more than 1,500 of you have responded! (See Decide Deke’s Fate.) At first, Blend Modes was the more popular topic. But then Smart Objects slowly and inevitably rose to the top. Now Smart Objects leads by a 9 percent margin.
For those wondering what I mean by “edit your edits,” that’s what smart objects do. You begin by applying an edit. Typical Photoshop stuff. But then smart objects step in and permit you to edit your edits. Forevermore.
Meanwhile, I fully plan on doing a Blend Modes series. (Still in the planning phases, it could end up looking like nothing I’ve created so far.) But there’s no denying, Smart Objects has won the day. Which is why I’ve already begun work on the Smart Objects series. The image above shows how it begins.
So far I’m just one chapter into things. But my training videos have a habit of gaining momentum and taking form. As will this one in the fullness of time. Let’s imagine it to be an October title, just in time for tricks or treats. Which are object-oriented, as I recall. Let’s you and I keep each other posted.