Smart objects are wonderful. They enable you to work nondestructively, because they’re “containers.” You can apply filters and adjustments, and they remain fully editable. A huge advantage of smart objects is the ability to transform them. You can scale them up and down, rotate them, and even squish them, and your image won’t lose any quality. A newish addition is the ability to reset those transformations back to the original image. To do this, Right-click on the layer’s name in the Layers panel and choose Reset Transform. 

This tip previously appeared in Colin Smith’s Photoshop Tips column in the August, 2022 issue of Photoshop User magazine.

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