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Any help is appreciated. Thanks enter image description here https://mockups-design.com/free-box-in-grid-layout-mockup/

The green design on the left of each box is being duplicated to every layer selected for that side of each box mockup. There is multiple boxes and [their] sides to edit, but it's applying to all, when I want a different design on each.

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  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Most mockups work by using smart objects. If you don't want to use them all, you can just hide those you don't want by clicking the eye icon next to them in the layers panel.
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 16, 2022 at 16:50
  • You really need to be more descriptive and explain exactly what you want to do and where that's failing. Guessing.... if you are trying to make each box different, chances are they all rely on the same smart objects -- which means you may need to do some deconstruction of the mock up prior to changing the smart object.
    – Scott
    Apr 16, 2022 at 17:00
  • Sorry, The green design on the left of each box is being duplicated to every layer selected for that side of each box mockup. There is multiple boxes and theyre sides to edit but its applying to all, when I want a different design on each.
    – Aidan
    Apr 17, 2022 at 14:03

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The way smart objects work is you have 1 smart object which gets propagated many times. Essentially "clones" are created of the original Smart Object. When you edit the original or any clone... all clones will update to show edits.

To make each box different you'll need to deconstruct the mockup and create additional, independent, smart object layers for each box. Basically, you'll need to deconstruct the "link" a smart object has with all its "clones"

You can do this via the Layer's Panel menu - highlight a Smart Object layer and choose New Smart Object via Copy. You'll then need to reposition this new SO layer properly and remove the existing SO layer for that particular box... and then repeat for all other boxes which are to be different.

There's no "break link to original smart object" command that I'm aware of. Only the New Smart Object via Copy will duplicate, then break the link to the original smart object.

There's no easy, simple, one or two step process for this.

The point of that mock up is that all the boxes are the same. So, it would appear to be constructed to facilitate that aspect as one would expect.


The other option would be to rasterize the smart object layers converting them to standard, unlinked, raster layers you could then edit independently of each other. But with that, you'd need to transform each of these raster layers to match the perspective of each box again.

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