Questions about Smart Objects—layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.

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What is an easy way to know the resolution of a smart object in Photoshop?

I'm working on a photomontage using smart objects and am wondering if there is an easy way to keep track of their resolution? I normally work in InDesign and find myself really missing my customized ...
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Editing smart object from parent document w/ scripts or variables

So i have a parent template for some advanced business cards. i am using scripts to fill in all the text (variables are not working well for my needs right now). all text but 1 item is in Photoshop, ...
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A way of using PS Spatter filter non-destructively on linework?

Because the Spatter filter only functions on contiguous pixels, there is no simple way of applying it like a Smart Filter to a layer of line work. I'm looking at the work of Kevin Dart, and trying to ...
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How to edit the smart object in this Photoshop template?

I'm completely new to Photoshop and I've been trying to replace the image in a template with my screenshot. I went through other questions here and elsewhere online and learnt the basics of using a ...
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How to create this a rounded object?

How to create the rounded object behind the circles in Adobe Illustrator? Thanks in advance!
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Automating smart-object content replacement for list of files

I'm slightly familiar with automating a photoshop workflow, but I'm unable to figure out how to do the following: I have a list of files (numbered 1..100). Next to that I have a spreadsheet with data ...
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Is there a way to swap out one linked smart object in Photoshop CC 2014

I have multiple images using the same linked smart object, but I need to make changes to some individual images and want to link it to a new linked smart object. At the moment if I change one out, it ...
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Alternative tool to Photoshop that allows editing PSD files with “smart objects”?

Are there any other tools than Adobe Photoshop available that allow to edit PSD files that contain smart objects? (I checked GIMP but it doesn't support smart objects)
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Creating a Photoshop Action that includes Open As Smart Object

I’m trying to create an "Action" in Photoshop that does the following: 1 - open PNG files as Smart Object from a folder 2 - resize the PNG file to a new size (this new size is the same for all ...
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Export Sketch dashboard to PNG…use as smart object in Photoshop

I'm creating iPhone app mockups in Sketch 3, and exporting them to PNG. I like showing them to clients in a realistic iPhone 6 mockup/photo. Ideally, I would like every time I export my artboard from ...
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How to smooth out lines of rotated smart object in photoshop?

I am building some kind of mockup for business card and while i was trying to create the looks like cards are on top of each others i used smart object to easily change look of business card on all ...
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Why does my smartObject in photoshop have content outside its Canvas?

When I pull in my .PSB into a new .PSD, for some reason it brings in content that sits outside the width / height of the Canvas. I know I can fix this by creating a mask or cropping it out in the ...
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Coordinates XY points of smart objects

I'm interested in export from psd file X,Y, coordinates points of smart objects. Best Michał
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Space between 2 paths illustrator

How can i align 2 paths perfectly? No matter what i do i get a little space (gap between the 2 paths i create, and they are straight lines not as i saw in other questions with pixel problems) An ...
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Loss of quality when cropping smart objects in Photoshop

I'm using a crop tool (or marquee tool, then Image -> Crop) in Photoshop CS4. Immediately after cropping, the quality of anti-aliasing of Smart Object gets noticeably worse. The blending mode of ...
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Apply layer comp in linked smart object only to specific layer comps in root PSD?

I'm using Photoshop CC for UI design. Let's say I've got 3 buttons as separate linked smart objects. Each button has a layer comp for a pressed and a not-pressed state. I place the linked smart ...
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Can I explode a transformed object in Illustrator?

I created a circle in illustrator. To create an array, I added Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. The problem is, now I want the array of circles to be individual objects. Is it ...
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Are Smart Objects less resource-consuming than separate layers?

I am designing a very large concept layout for a Single Page Application. I only have CS5, so I don't have access to the concept of linked smart objects, which is unfortunate as this would save my ...
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In Illustrator is it possible to take apart a Smart Object?

In IllustratorCC is it possible to take apart a Smart Object? I had a client send me a logo from another artist to update (former artist is no longer available to answer). I need to take apart the ...
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New Smart Object via Copy inside a Layer Group

Is it possible to duplicate a layer group that contains multiple smart objects with relationships to each other, so the duplicate group is separated from the original? I need the duplicate to be ...
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Photoshop “Perspective Warp” old versions compatibility?

I use this new feature in my work to transform a smart object. I wonder if people with old PS version will be able to use this file and edit content of that smart object?
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One smart object divided on 3 pieces

Probably is not a clear title question... But what I want is a one SO (rectangle shape) that is divided on 3 editable pieces. For example: I draw square,circle and triangle in the source container. ...
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How do I partially break a clipping mask border?

I’m looking for a non-destructive way of allowing an image to be partially "clipped" by a clipping mask, like so: I view the above image as having three parts… a Person (top layer; being clipped) ...
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Auto-updating linked smart objects in files that were closed at the moment of the update

Photoshop CC 2014 introduces Linked Smart Object. While this is a very useful feature by itself, I would love to know if there's a way to set it so that whenever I open a file that contains a linked ...
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Modifying the iOS 7 “App Icon Template” (PSD) to apply rounded corners to images of any size

I am trying to use the "App Icon Template" with a smaller sized image than 1024x1024px in order to generate a rounded 120x120px iOS 7 icon image from my original squared 120x120px image. When I place ...
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How to prevent re-positioning of a Vector Smart Object after editing it?

When I update a shape in my Illustrator smart object, the object moves in my Photoshop document. This is very annoying; after every update I make in the design, I have to reposition the smart object ...
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Error while trying to save a smart object with a transparency mask

I embedded a jpg in my main picture and edit it (smart object). I edit the sky and need transparency background. But when I try save the smart object I got error. See the Screenshot. I read in an ...
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How can I get the clipping paths to be objects in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm converting a vector drawing from Bohemian Sketch to Adobe Illustrator so that I can export eps and svg, etc. When I copy and paste from Sketch I get a bunch of clipping paths instead of objects. ...
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Photoshop not saving correct dimensions

I made a copy of a smart object, and I want it to be 50px by 50px. When I use the free transform tool the closest Photoshop will let me set it is 49.98px by 49.98px. I have a couple layers I want to ...
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Adding replaceable text to Smart Objects

I've started to use Smart Objects because you only have to edit them once to modify all instances of the object. I have run into a problem though. I want to add replaceable text to a Smart Object so ...
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GIMP: the closest thing to Photoshop's smart object?

I've been learning GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop, which I haven't been using for design purposes for more than 5 years now. I discovered that there is a new interesting thing called the smart ...
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Photoshop Linked Smart Object not 100% scale

Im trying to use the linked smart object function in some of my documents and mostly works well but Im having some weird problem that happens sometimes. Ill do the same thing with placing a linked ...
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How do I reduce the luminance of this sky without it looking weird?

This is a picture I took yesterday: The sky is a bit too washed out for me so I'd like to crank down the luminance of the blue. Camera Raw makes a valiant effort but the crane trusses and other ...
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How do I copy some smart object layers to another file and keep them linked

I have two layer with the same smart object. If I edit the smart object, both layers are updated (nice!) I copy these layers to another file (by dragging them) In the new file, both smart object ...
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Smart Object Layer Visibility with Layer Comps

I wanted to create a set of layer comps but ran into a problem when trying to toggle the visibility of layers within a smart object. Let's say I have a document with smart object. I want 1/5 layers ...
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Photoshop suddenly shows artifacts on my file

I am running Photoshop CC on Mac OSX 10.9.1. Today I opened one of my PSD files this morning and all of a sudden, these artifacts appear in some layers that have some effects on smart objects (but ...
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avoid blurred texts on mockups distorted images

I downloaded some psd to show my mockups, but it looks like the text is going to be blurred when I put anything inside the distorted smart objects. How to avoid this problem?
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Exporting Photoshop Smart Object To Illustrator with Effects

I'm creating a very simple logo with text and just one Smart Object leaf. I want to create an .eps file so my client can print without any trouble. The thing is, the Smart Object is a leaf that ...
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Auto batch replace smart object in multiple files Photoshop Cs6

Have another question. I have a project that I'm working. I have a psd layered template with a smart object. The goal is to change the image in the document and replace the current smart object with ...
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Open Photoshop Smart Object in Illustrator instead of Photoshop

When I go Create New Layer => Convert to Smart Object => Double click on Smart Object thumbnail it opens in Photoshop as a .psb, but I would like it to open in Illustrator. How do I get all my ...
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Why does Illustrator not let me edit text after it has styling?

After I put a drop shadow on text, then save -> exit -> reopen, I cannot edit the text. When I click on the Type Tool Icon and then click on the number, it just shows the paths. Any suggestions? ...
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Smart Object Illustrator-Photoshop doesn't work

I am importing a DWG into Adobe Illustrator, saving it there as a .AI, copying by Ctrl + C to Photoshop, inserting it by selecting Smart Object in the Box that appears but... instead of giving me a ...
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Resizing Live Paint Pixel Art [duplicate]

I tried doing some pixel art, used the Rectangular Grid Tool, used Live Paint to create the art and then I expanded it from Object>Live Paint>Expand. I'm using 2 colors, black and red. My problem is ...
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Can I have the equivalent of a Ps 'smart object' in Ai which I can keep updating in Ps?

I've scanned in some maps, and I'm regularly adding little touches here and there to each map in Photoshop. Each map has a few Ps layers and is not vector. For all the annotations, I'm using ...
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Gradient tool on smart object

I am trying to create a star, with a gradient color effect. When I try to use the gradient color tool I get the message Could not use the gradient tool because the content of the layer is not ...
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Is there a way to swap objects in Photoshop?

In Photoshop CS6 I have a lot of (smart) objects perfectly spaced out but in the wrong order. All the objects are the same size. Is there a way to swap the location of a object with another one? ...
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How do I rotate multiple objects individually in Photoshop CS6?

I have a horizontal row of many different smart objects of the same size. I made the row vertical by selecting all the objects and using the free transform tool to rotate the whole row 90 degrees. ...
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Shrinking down a smart object causes drastic sharpening

When I have a large smart object, and then shrink it down, I often get some extreme sharpening. And while I understand that shrinking down an image may require some sharpening, photoshop can go a ...
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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

I've created a design in Photoshop CS6, and used a large number of smarts object which made the workflow more easy (at least for me). Now I've finished working on the design, and I want to "unsmart" ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Animate / Keyframe Smart Filter

I've applied the 'Oil Paint' Smart Filter to a layer in Photoshop CS6. I'd like to animate the filter's 'Angular Direction' from 0 to 360 degrees but I the keyframes in the "Style" lane of the ...