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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Use Multiple Versions of Same Linked Smart Object Without Increase in File Size?

If I create an empty .psd and save it, it is 461 KB. Let's say I have a jpeg that is 20.2 MB. If I add it as a linked smart object, the .psd filesize jumps to 124MB. I don't really understand why the ...
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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 ...
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Problem with bold line in pattern after I export file from Illustrator into Photoshop

I made pattern in illustrator, imported into Photoshop and I get bold line over all edge lines. How to remove that problem? Don't know what to do. I turned off AA in general settings and in ...
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What happened to pasted SmartObjects from Illustrator to Photoshop?

In older versions of Photoshop (before photoshop cc 2015, latest update)the app used to create smart objects from pasted paths out of Illustrator. When I wanted to edit the Paths (double clicking on ...
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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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Pixelated images and smart objects in Adobe CC suite

I have been using Adobe softwares for a couple of years now and I never had this issue before. Every time I save for web (png), or even pasting smart objects from illustrator to photoshop I get a ...
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Trimming vectors in Photoshop

Is there any way to erase or trim the hidden portions of a vector in Photoshop? It's easy to do with raster graphics - select the layer, select the part of the image outside of the canvas, and delete ...
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Is A Non-destructive Workflow Possible Between Photoshop and Lightroom?

Is it possible to work on an image from Lightroom in Photoshop whilst maintaining a link to the original file so that if I make changes to the original file in Lightroom, those changes will be ...
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Smart object anti aliasing Photoshop CC 2015

I get the new version of photoshop CC 2015. Now when I past a vector from illustrator directly on photoshop they create me a smart object but they are no anti-aliasing at all. May someone help me? ...
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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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How to save multiple smart objects as seperate image files in a single click?

I downloaded a psd file from some website. In that , it had various smart object layers in a single image. When i hit save, these smart object layers are saved as seperate image files. I don't know ...
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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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Convert vector Smart Object layer to Shape layer

I've cut and pasted vector art from Illustrator to PhotoShop and chose "smart object" when I pasted it. Is there a way to convert the smart object to a shape layer now so I can edit the very simple ...
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Content aware patching while keeping Smartobject?

TL;DR How do I use Content aware patching while keeping the layer as Smartobject? I'm currently creating a poster for cake selling of my school I'm a huge fan of working on Smartobjects only. ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator - Merging Objects and Deleting the Area Inbetween

I have made a dart board on AI using elipse tool with 5 layers. Now I would like to clean the white areas to make white areas transparent but if I remove them the circular shape compeletely removes. ...
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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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Smart Objects Problem

I have a file with a layer that has a smart object. I want to copy the whole layer and relink the smart object to another file. When I copy the whole group as a new layer, I somehow can't unlink the ...
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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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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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Does something similar to Photoshop “Smart objects” exist also in Illustrator? [duplicate]

The scenario is: I´m creating a catalogue listing page for a website and i´m working with AI, is possible to replicate the single listing element in a way that allows to apply the changes i do in ...
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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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Photoshop + Illustrator smart object causing bleeding

I've created an icon in Illustrator with a canvas of 22x44 pixels. I've meticulously ensured that each point in the drawing is snapped to a pixel. Here's a screen capture of part of it: As you can ...
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Loss of quality when cropping smart objects in Photoshop [closed]

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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How to create multiplied flying object effect in Photoshop? [closed]

How can I create the flying ripped clothing effect like on this picture? Is there a simpler way than editing each part manually?
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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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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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Alternative to Photoshop that can handle smart objects [duplicate]

I would like to edit a simple PSD with a smart object like this one. I only need to replace the smart object with a screenshot of an app and export the image as a PNG or JPG. Is there an alternative ...
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How to apply layer style to one object and apply it to multiple layers

I think what I may be looking for exists in Fireworks maybe, but I haven't messed with it. Basically, is there a way to make a style sheet for an object? Say I have an object and I apply x layer ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...