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I have a mock-up of two boxes that I'm editing but unfortunately there is only one smart layer per box - meaning the design of both boxes ends up being the same. As I want to have two different boxes, I need to be able to edit the smart object layers of each box individually. Does someone know how I could do this?

Here a screenshot of the mock up, as you see on the right there are only 3 smart layers (left, front, top) which end up editing the design of the boxes to be exactly the same.

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Thanks!

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Right-click/Control-click the Smart Object in the Layers Panel
and choose New Smart Object Via Copy from the Contextual Pop Up Menu.

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This duplicates the smart object but breaks the link to the other smart object(s) - creating an unconnected smart object with the same contents.

Afterwards, edits to the new smart object will not be updated in the other smart object(s).

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  • Click the Smart Layer with the right mouse button and choose Duplicate Layer → Destination → New document
  • In the new document change the Smart Layer Name and click it with the right mouse button and choose Duplicate Layer → Destination → the original document

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