by Julieanne Kost

 Comments (4)

Created

April 11, 2013

Did you know that when you’re transforming a Smart Object in Photoshop, the transformation’s anchor points are reversed out at the corners and displayed as light grey but when transforming a regular pixel based layer, the transformation’s anchor points are solid dark grey?

Transforming a Smart Object in Photoshop.

Transforming a Smart Object in Photoshop.

 

Transforming a regular (raster) layer in Photoshop.

Transforming a regular (raster) layer in Photoshop.

And that concludes today’s nerdy Photoshop trivia!  : )

 

 

COMMENTS

  • By Bojan Živković - 12:18 PM on April 11, 2013  

    To be honest I never paid attention on this. This info can be useful and for certification, re-certifications.

  • By Daniel thomassin - 10:22 AM on April 13, 2013  

    Merci beaucoup je vais tester !!
    Bon Weekend à vous et Adobe !

    Dan

  • By Henrik - 7:09 AM on April 17, 2013  

    Not sure if i can agree with your screenshots: both screenshots seem to show smart objects. You can recognise the smart object
    – by the smart object symbol in the layer thumbnail and
    – by the crossed lines across the image

    There are no crossed lines when you transform a simple raster layer that’s not a smart object.

    So while the point with the anchor points exists, i think you could not use the lower screen shot to prove your point.

    Or am being toooo nerdy now?

  • By Henrik - 4:34 AM on April 20, 2013  

    I see that you changed the second screenshot, maybe in reaction to my comment of April 17. That comment is now no longer relevant.