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 visible for each of my 5 layer comps (each layer having its own comp).

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way I can get both the original document and smart object to work together in terms of displaying the desired smart object layers. One possible reason is that they work independently from each other (psd & psb). Its almost like they are two separate (yet connected) documents but with two different layer comp panels. Is there a workaround for this?

  • I don't understand. You're toggling visibility within the Smart Object?
    – Scott
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 18:55
  • Yea. The visibility of layers within a smart object. Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 19:06
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    As you've discovered, you can't do that. You need individual Smart Objects (New Smart Object via copy) and then toggle the inner visibility on the new SO... and use the new SO in the Comp. And yes, file size will increase.
    – Scott
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 19:15
  • Dear Adobe, plz fix this. Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 16:58


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