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Smart Objects in Photoshop Workflow with Sean Bagshaw

Event info

Elevate Your Photoshop Workflow with Smart Objects 

Smart Objects are a Photoshop tool that can open new possibilities in your workflow. Many of us have heard of them and used them. However, they can do sophisticated image adjustments that have gone untapped by even the most experienced Photoshop users. In this presentation, Sean Bagshaw will introduce the fundamentals of Smart Objects and demonstrate several ways they can be used to enhance your photo processing. For example, Smart Objects make it possible to:

  • Avoid destructively flattening or merging Photoshop layers.
  • Turn destructive Photoshop filters and third-party filters (Nik, Topaz, Luminar) into non-destructive smart filters.
  • Retain access to original raw file data and adjustments in Photoshop.
  • Exposure blend easily and flawlessly.
  • Transform, scale and warp images non-destructively.
  • Sculpt light and color using raw data.
  • Make LAB color adjustments in RGB images.

• …and much more

Sean Bagshaw is a landscape and travel photographer, photography educator and experience junkie based in Ashland, Oregon, USA. His full-time photography career started in 2004 and before that was a middle school science teacher. He began taking photos in college to record and share his adventures on rock climbs and mountaineering expeditions. Over time his photography evolved from being documentary to creative. Now he spends a lot of his time chasing light, sleeping in a van, eating bad food and avoiding showers.

Photography has provided Sean with some wonderful opportunities. At the top of the list are being a member of the photography team, Photo Cascadia, and working with Tony Kuyper, the luminosity mask pioneer.  These talented folks are his travel companions, business partners, close friends and constant inspiration.

His previous career as a science teacher makes photography education a good fit so when he's not creating Sean enjoys teaching and sharing what he knows about photography and image developing with others. He teams up with fellow Photo Cascadia members leading workshops around the world. He also teaches digital image developing classes, lectures and offers Photoshop video tutorials through his website and YouTube channel.

All images © Sean Bagshaw

Zoom video-conferencing

This event will take place via video-conference using Zoom Webinar. You will be emailed a link in advance so you can join the event. Watch for a PDF document attached to your RPS Event Booking Confirmation email for more information about Zoom.

During the event you will be able to see Sean Bagshaw and his images. You will be able to ask questions after his session.

Booking a place

You will need to book online in order to be able to access this event. Booking closes at 07.00 GMT on Friday 5 November. This event is free for Digital Imaging members, but these members still have to ‘purchase’ a (free) ticket to receive a link for joining the event. If you are not an RPS member you will need to register (for free) with the RPS website in order to book.

Please check whether your membership in Digital Imaging is still active before booking your place. This will be checked when ticketing closes, and any mistake could invalidate your ticket. Check your status by logging into the RPS website.

If you are outside the UK this service will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop.

After booking you will receive an RPS Event Booking Confirmation email. If you do not receive this, you have not succeeded in booking a ticket.

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Event Organiser

Rex Waygood


Cancellation policy

If circumstances beyond our control cause cancellation of the online event you will be reimbursed. It is for each attendee to ensure they are able to view this presentation online. It may not be possible for the host/organiser to rectify any problems attendees may have. For that reason, it is in your best interest to satisfy yourself that you can communicate via Zoom before the event. No refund will be available if you are unable to attend the meeting for any reason



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