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advanced object handling - Smart Objects


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A fellow of mine created a nice .psd file
As you can see, on a MFD screen there's a smartobject and its borders perfectly match those of the MFD's touchscreen
I have no idea how to do that. There should, I believe, be a way to first define borders of the screen and than just make smartobject fit there
Would you please suggest a way to achieve that?


  • МТС MTS SmartObject CX825 InitialScreen Card-Reader Contactless.psd
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Hello and welcome. This is one easy method, there are others if you are interested.

Open your main image that you wish to change.
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Open the replacement image you wish to add to the touchscreen panel of the original image.
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Convert the replacement image to a Smart Object.
Lower the opacity of the replacement image.
Enter free transform (Cmd/Cntrl + T)
Right click and choose "distort"
Transform the replacement image to fit in the original touchscreen panels area.
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Once done hit "enter" or "OK".
Return the replacement image's opacity to 100%
Screen Shot 2021-08-23 at 2.14.45 PM.png
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You can now double click the SO and open the PSB file, make changes, save changes.........
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