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Use the menu Select-> Color range. Then choose the +eyedropper icon and drag across the gradient of the sky until you have the sky selected. Then go to the Adjustments (under the layers panel) and choose Hue/Saturation, Curves or whatever you want to do with the sky.


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SURELY there is a better way to do this, and I'm going to follow this to see what people suggest. But, this is 9/10, what I would do: Basically, I would create a shape with the pen tool as I've done in step 2 and then mirror it like I've done in step 3. There's nothing too mathematically pleasing about this solution (I feel like there's probably a ...


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Double-click the Smart Object to open it in a new window Highlight all the layers in the .psb (smart object) which opens Choose Layer > Group from the menu Hold the Shift key down and drag from the Smart Object Window to your original document window with the Move Tool. Drag the fx icon from the Smart Object layer to the new Layer Group you just dragged ...


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Highlight the Smart Object in the Layers Panel. Choose Layer > Layer Style > Color Overlay. Set the color overly blend mode to "Normal" and 100%. Click the little color box, input your hex value, and click OK twice.


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This is now somewhat possible with Photoshop CS6 or newer. You can place all the layers you wish to apply the style to into a Layer Group. Then apply the layer style directly to the group.


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You can not. The Smart object opens in the application which created it. Smart Objects are true to their originating application. If the smart object was originally created in Photoshop, there is no way to tell it to open in Illustrator, and vice versa. The Adobe documentation simply means the Smart Object will open in whatever app is appropriate, not that ...


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In all versions prior to the Jan 2014 update to Photoshop CC that's just the way Smart Objects work, unfortunately. Photoshop CC, as of Jan 2014, allows you to choose between embedding and linking when creating a Smart Object. Linked S.O.'s behave just like linked files in Illustrator or InDesign. If the external (linked) file is edited and saved, all the ...


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Smart objects are self-contained. They are treated as a single layer within the parent Photoshop file. Internal blend modes over transparency will have no effect on other non-smart object layers. To solve this issue, remove the 'overlay' drop shadow from the internal smart object layer (just turn off the visibility) and apply the 'overlay' mode drop shadow ...


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Unfortunately and as far as I'm concerned: No. Smart objects are the equivalent of a file that can open in Photoshop or Illustrator. They are always opened as a new document. As a temporary fix, if your object is not too big and you are only using it once, you can drag the layers to the document, edit them and turn them into a smart object again.


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Well sure. Record action, where you right-click a linked smart object and select Update all modified content. Go to File > Scripts > Scripts events manager... and: Set Photoshop event to Open document Select the action you made earlier click add ...and now the action runs and updates all linked smart objects when a document is opened. Note that ...


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Below is a script that should do what you want. The script is pretty much identical to the native Duplicate function. The key difference is that Embedded Smart objects within the selection are unlinked from other Embedded Smart objects that sit outside the selection. This means that if the selected layers are Embedded Smart objects that are direct ...


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Converting groups of layers to Smart Objects does improve rendering performance in Photoshop. Once the Smart Object is generated, Photoshop will use the flat bitmap of the group as source for any operation. Therefore, moving objects or showing and hiding is significantly faster.


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Hate to say it.. but you can't. Transformations, other than scale, permanently alter the SO. You can always double-click to open the SO, then drag-drop that layer to the document again and recreate a straight SO. But I realize this doesn't help when having to export many files.


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If you hit apple+T to transform the smart object again, tranform options pop up at the top of the screen. If you orinally changed the scale, the scaling changes will appear in the percentages. Simply type in 100% in both to bring it back to full size. If you warped it, click the warp button and select "None" from the drop down menu at left, restoring it to ...


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At the moment I don't believe there are any, but Affinity has it on their list of features to implement. They're both (Affinity Designer [AI Replacement] and Affinity Photo [PS Replacement]) under development and the creators have been doing an excellent job adding new features and fixing bugs regularly. This is the most recent thread on Smart Objects I'm ...


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You canĀ“t use gradient tool on shape or smart object in PS, when you want to add gradient to your star just open blending options ( right click on that layer > blending options ), and check and set gradient overlay


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Another option is to: Create the layer Add the styles you want Right click the layer and select Copy Layer Styles Hold CTRL/CMD and select the other layers you want to add the styles to Right click one and Paste Layer Styles.


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Smart object is a container. It's kinda like if you think of something like a video projector: The projected image is smart object and the original image is the smart object content. You can edit the projected image, but the original image stays just the way it was. If you however edit the original image, the projected image changes as well.


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Photoshop does have Data sets. They can do something like what you want, but it has always been a bit weird in the sense that you can only export files .psd. You can of course convert them to other formats, but it's still odd that you can't export to other format straight away. You can do this following without an external file, but I'm going to explain ...


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The "blur" you see is due to photoshop trying to calculate the way your type should look at the particular perspective and adding anti-aliasing . Simply put I don't think you can fix it. I would recommend using a different mockup psd that is not as skewed as this one. Here's a site that has a few samples you can choose from. If you take a look at all mockups ...


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Illustrator files as Smart Objects in Photoshop are dependent upon the version of Illustrator they were created in. For example, if you create an Illustrator document in Illustrator CS4 years ago, then embed it in Photoshop as a smart object. Today you only have Illustrator CC, so when you open the Photoshop file and double-click the vector Smart Object, it ...


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It would be slightly simpler with Layer mask, but I prefer using Clipping mask if the edge of two layers meet. Key points of the example images below: The person layer is put into Smart object and duplicated. This way you can just edit the smart object contents once and both images update. The first person layer is put in a Clipping mask with the ...


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Is it less resource intensive, depends. Its less resource intensive in that the data is cached. But then your using more memory, ultimately the document can be on disk so its not necessarily burdening your computer. But in a sense its a trade of between more memory used versus rendering speed. The impact on my computer is minimal tough. But maybe that is ...


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You have different types of interpolation for resize. The thing to know is photoshop, for non smart objects also use a default interpolation (Bicubic), but different as the smart object one (Bicubic automatic). The only thing you have to do is to go to : Edit > Preferences > General > Image Interpolation and select "Bilinear (best for smooth gradients)". ...


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Yes. Object > Expand Appearance (if available) And Object > Expand --or-- Object > Flatten Transparency and move the slider all the way to the right.


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It really depends upon the artwork. If the art is comprised of a bunch of raster images with clipping masks you are sort of stuck. You can't crop, cut, or clip raster images within Illustrator - you can only mask them. If the art is all vector and merely contains clipping masks..... In some cases, Object > Flatten Transparency will quickly "bake in" ...


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Photoshop layers styles can not be exported to Illustrator as anything other than raster images. In other words, styles are not transferable, only their visual appearance, as a flat raster image, can be transferred. In addition, EPS is a flat file format. That means only 1 bit for transparency. Something is either transparent or opaque. You can't have ...


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Your clipboard preferences in Illustrator need to be set accordingly so that vector data is retained. Ensure Both PDF and AICB are checked. You may also want to relaunch the apps and possibly reboot the system if you haven't done that. THis is more of a tech support issue because by default you can copy/paste objects from Illustrator as a vector smart ...


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It's no longer "Live Paint" art if you've clicked the Expand button. I'm not seeing any extra line specifically. If you are referring to the thin grey line within the black areas, that is a result of on-screen anti-aliasing. Even vector art needs to use the pixels of your monitor to show you things. Those hairlines should disappear when printed or if ...


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File > Place did exactly what I wanted to do! Thanks to the user who commented above - I couldn't mark that as the right answer for some reason.



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