Questions tagged [smartobject]

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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When trying to Edit a Smart Object in Illustrator, it is completely blank

I have a graphic in Illustrator and have cut-and-pasted it to a Photoshop window as a Smart Object. I've done this before and when I need to edit the file, I right click on the Smart Object preview ...
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Transferring a clipboard from Illustrator to Photoshop fails to copy all the elements

I have done this successfully without problem before, even in this same file. My Ai file is long, with a bunch of smaller charts and graphics all done in the same fonts and so on. Several of them, ...
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Automating replacing a smart object in a mock up, then adding a texture map over the image

newbie here! I'm an artist, using photoshop to create mock-ups of my art on multiple products I've been following the thread Replacing a smart object in bulk with Photoshop's variable data or ...
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Why is my smart object not displaying the image I'm adding?

In a mockup, when I click the Edit smart object layer to add an image to a smart object and I press save, it doesn’t show my logo on the PSD tab with the smart object. What is going on?
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How can I use multiple images on a smart object to make many new files

I have a mockup that has a smart object component. I then have around 200 images that I would like to create mockups of. I dont want to do this one by one. Is there a way to "mail merge" the ...
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Linked smart objects and colour profiles

Do linked smart objects need to be the same colour profile as the master document? A bit more info: I have spot illustrations that I've created in CMYK which are linked smart objects. The client wants ...
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Multiple designs in one Photoshop mockup

I'm trying to use this mockup to showcase 3 different designs on 3 boxes. I found this mockup that has 3 boxes and within the PS file you can see it's broken up into Left box, Right box, Top box. But ...
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How to resize the content of a smart object without affecting the parent document layout?

While working I’ll more than often just place documents as smart objects. Then I’ll end up with a colossal file size. I want to go into the smart objects and reduce its image size but consequently the ...
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Linking multiple layers to the same smart object

I have a sketch with hundreds of identical squares in separate layers. Now, I want to edit every square in the same way - let's say I want to give them a funny hat - without having to edit them one at ...
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How do you resize a smart object layer?

I downloaded a magazine mockup which uses a smart object layer where I can place my own artwork. However, the mockup and the smart object layer are quite large in size (6000 px by 4500 px), and my ...
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How to force the 3D extrusion to accept changes to the smart object?

I have a simple smart object which was converted to 3D by extrusion. I edited the underlying smart object with Edit Source and saved it. However, the 3D "version" does not represent those changes - ...
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How to have multiple layers of an embedded smart object?

I have used photoshop templates where you place an image in a embedded smart object, save and then the changes are applied in the file. The image placed in the embedded smart object has multiple ...
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Resizing canvas inside a smart object in a mockup

I have alot of mockups that are to be used for mass production; running scripts and all to place designs. So my problem is when I resize the canvas inside a smart object to fit to a frame/guide layer ...
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Can't apply adjustments to a smart object

Can't apply adjustments to a smart object
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Is there a way I can transfer a smart object's animation to the original file?

I am using Photoshop 2020. I have a mockup of a laptop with a smart object as the screen. I created a scrolling animation within the smart object. Is there a way to transfer this animation so that ...
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Preserve transparency in Smart Object

I have a smart object whose size in edit mode is 1000x1000 with a transparent background and an image layer that is 800x800 (centered). When I use the smart object, the transparent space around the ...
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How to update multiple duplicates of the same image in Photoshop?

I have multiple of the same image placed in different spots, but I'd like to be able to switch a single image and have it applied on all other instances of the image. Here is the image I'm working ...
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Need two unique smart objects duplicated in one psd file

So I know how to create a duplicate of a smart object and edit it independently from one another by using "New Smart Object via copy". I found that trick on this forum and it works well. However, my ...
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How to tell Photoshop to treat layer as a Vector graphic? [duplicate]

I have a 48*48 png file that I'm trying to scale up. Even though I converted it to a Smart Object, when I scale it up, Photoshop mixes the color of adjacent pixels to make more pixels for the ...
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Procedural Matte Key with smart object in Photoshop

I like to work procedurally in photoshop via smart-objects and smart-filters, but I encountered a problem. In Premiere it is possible to Matte Key the video and then to apply other effects on top of ...
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Smart Filter on Smart Object only on Selection Photoshop

If my layer is rasterized and I select something (say with the marquees ellipse), the filters apply only to that selection - moreover - they apply centered on the selection. For example, using the ...
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How to decrease size of smart object in Photoshop

I downloaded a website showcase mockup, which uses smart objects for the screen layers of a monitor and a smartphone to make it easier to place designs. I need to decrease the size of the smartphone ...
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InDesign - how to create an object style that is fixed the same position on each page object style is needed for

I am a graphic designer who is new to the publishing industry. Trying to create object styles - how do I get the object I draw to fit to the exact position on the page each time? I've got as far as ...
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How can I separate/duplicate Smart Object Layers displayed twice to be able to edit individually in Photoshop?

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, ...
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Vector objects pasted into Photoshop as 'Smart objects' do not seem to be fully 'smart'

From what I've been reading (e.g. this) I should be able to animate the scaling of a layer in Photoshop CC 2018's Timeline, provided the layer is a smart object. Once an object is a smart object the '...
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Photoshop linked object becomes blurry after shrink and transform apply

I'm trying to figure out why Photoshop is making my linked object blurry after I reduce the size of the object. The object looks fine after I import the link, and after I shrink the object. It only ...
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Place video in Smart Object in CS6

I have an image of an iPhone, where the screen is a Smart Object. I am trying to put a screen recording in the Smart Object, and then to export the image with the video in it as a video. This is the ...
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Help with copying and pasting smart objects from indesign to photoshop (blank pixels at edge of objects)

So im copying vectors from indesign to photoshop (for a mockup) and when I paste some things, there is a blank space at the edge of the vector in photoshop. in the indesign document, I've checked that ...
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Create objects for each plot in cadastral map

I have this village cadastral map consisting of all plots in the village. The plots are numbered by their division and a sub-division. The numbers appear within the enclosed area of the plot. I want ...
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Replace smart object content without Photoshop

I am looking for a way to bulk replace smart object content without using Photoshop. My goal is to create nice poster mockups for hundreds of posters automatically. So I have a PSD file containing ...
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Blending modes inside and outside of smart object

I have a repeating art on a single background. To ease modification process I've converted it to smart object - that way I only need to modify it once, and it updates with all copies simultaneously. ...
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Exporting work from AI and placing into PSD for photo mockup - proper method/settings?

I am trying to improve my photo quality for products by reexamining my method of placing Illustrator-made designs into Photoshop. For example, if I'm mocking up the look of a notepad, I photograph a ...
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Unable to edit anything inside a smart object? [closed]

Locked Layer Inside Smart Object I inserted an image into my document as a smart object. However, when I want to go make an edit to it the smart object is locked. I unlock the layer, make my changes,...
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Control positon when replacing the content of a smart object

Let's say I have a smart object at the top-left corner of my picture, as shown in the first capture: If I replace the content of this smart object (right click > Replace Contents…) with an image that ...
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Preserve SmartObject link

I'm using a smart object at two places (in the same file), and I need them to be linked, so that if I edit the content of one, the changes are applied on the other. And it's working fine… until I use ...
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Logo import into antenna photo

I photographed antenna a lot of diffrent perspective like this and i have to add company logo into all antena bowl. I wonder that can i creat a smart object like antena bowl to add logo into the ...
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How to reset Vertical/Horizontal Scale of Smart Object to 100 percent by script

I want to write a script to reset Vertical/Horizontal Scale of a Smart Object. I tried using ArtLayer and many properties of it, but it's not success. Example: W:100% - H:75% app.activeDocument....
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Creating a treasure hunt map from my city [closed]

I need to know a fast way or at least something that may look good. I have the map of Bucharest and I have to make a map to unite 5 specific pubs with a red dotted line. The problem is that I don't ...
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Liquify Filter on Smart Object - Mesh not loading after a while

I'm working in Photoshop CC 2017 and I use the liquify filter on smart objects frequently. Between saves the liquify filter mesh stops working for some reason. I have tried to replace the smart object ...
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Photoshop: What is the difference between "Replace contents" and "Relink to file"?

When right-clicking a linked (smart) object in the Layers palette, there are two options that seem to do the same thing: Replace contents Relink to file What is the difference between these two ...
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Rotate moving object in Photoshop cc

I'm trying to rotate the spokes of a motorcycle wheel that is also moving across the screen. ... I'm having a hard time keeping the orientation of the spokes aligned within the wheel as it is moving ...
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Extracting/expanding smart objects with filters in Photoshop?

What I'm trying to do is, I have multiple layers (lineart and color) that I want to liquify at the same time visually. So I converted my layers into a Smart Object. Then, I apply Liquify filters ...
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How do you directly edit a smart object in most recent Photoshop?

A workflow I've long used in Photoshop is: Open new canvas. Place as Embedded (formerly just Place) a .jpg for composite. Photoshop automatically places this as a smart object. Double-click smart ...
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Why are my lines all jaggedy?

I did an illustration in Photoshop, all with Shape Layers only. All the lines are smooth and perfect within the working file. It's perfect when I export it into a png or jpg also. Problem arises when ...
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How instanciate a smart object in multiple other smarts objects?

I'me a beginner in Photoshop CC and I just discovered the powerful smart objects. I try to organize my document with smart objects with this architecture : C is my main document, and A and B are ...
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Clicking on the smart object opens a new blank photoshop window instead of the file contents

So, everything was working fine until I reset my Photoshop preferences and all of a sudden whenever I click on a smart object to edit it I get a "New Photoshop window" thing. Same thing happens when I ...
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Is there a way to have repeated group elements edited at once?

I have this group of elements constructing something like this (when duplicated): And I want to edit the color of all the "name's" or to change the phone number position at once for all those "clones"...
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How to replace Smart Object in Photoshop mockup and make it fit?

I have purchased a mockup and am trying to replace a Smart Object in it by selecting in Photoshop CS6 menu: "Layer" -> "Smart Objects" -> "Replace Contents..." and then selecting my 2000 x 2000 ...
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Smart Object Not Transforming Correctly In Animation

I'm doing a simple animation mockup and for some reason, a section of the smart object layer won't stay. The animation is simple. The iPhone just moved right then back left again. The bottom corner ...
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Antialiasing smart object in photoshop [duplicate]

I've had this problem for a while. When I import a vector object to Photoshop, it doesn't have the smooth curve that's needed. I believe this is a feature that can be controlled, but I can't find ...