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I have 20 multiple images in different layers withon a Photoshop file. I want to apply one clipping mask for all the layers. I grouped all layers and tried but the clipping mask option is disabled. How can I apply one clipping mask to multiple layers?

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Highlight all the layers and choose "Convert To Smart Object" from the Layer Panel Menu.

Apply your clipping mask to the resulting Smart Object.

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Your solution works like a charm but there's a problem if one of the highlighted layers is already a Smart Object. I have multiple instances of this object in the drawing. When I do as you say, the selected instance of the object is copied as a new smart object. I'd like it to stay the same Smart Object as before. Do you have any idea how to solve this? –  matewka Mar 24 at 20:03

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