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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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Modified a Replace artwork script but with a little twist. Help needed

I modified a script. Original version of a script is like https://gist.github.com/laryn/0a1f6bf0dab5b713395a835f9bfa805c. Issue is I am providing the artwork as an argument to my modified script so ...
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Photoshop Product mockup - change from color/fill layer to a design layer?

I have a magnetic box PSD mockup file that has a couple of smart object layers - some change the color and some are editable layers I can place a design onto. I am trying to figure out how I can edit ...
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How can I link to specific Illustrator layers in Photoshop via smart objects?

I have a design made in Illustrator (see pictured below) which is separated into 3 layers (one for the yellow, one for the orange, and one for red). I want to apply separate effects in Photoshop to ...
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How can you measure an object in the photo

This is a bracelet I need the size of the pearl
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shrinked smart object result in jagged edges

Hello everyone!I do have problem with smart object on artboard. When I shrink smart object from 1400x600px to 512x512px it results to smaller image with horrible jagged/no sharp edges/pixelated... ...
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Apply adjustments to smart object also to healing brush edits

As an example, suppose I open this image (from a simple PNG or JPG file): I convert its only layer to a smart object so I can non-destructively make adjustments, apply filters, etc. I create a new ...
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How to extract texture from image? Photoshop

I found a guide on how to apply a texture to an image using a smart object, and I was immediately puzzled by the question, how to get a texture from an image in the same way? However, in the end, I ...
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Photoshop: Automating vector art placement into multiple PSD mockup files

I have a small print-on-demand clothing company, and spend a lot of time creating mockups for t-shirt designs. I'm wondering if it's possible to place a "linked" smart object or vector ...
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Is it possible to edit a smart object while viewing other layers?

Question is very similar to Edit smart object in Illustrator while viewing other Photoshop layers, but for Photoshop only. Is it possible to edit a smart object "live", without having to ...
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Transform a smart object in photoshop dragged from illustrator - Illustrator CC

Is there a work around to distorting a smart object using the transform tool that has been dragged directly from illustrator? I often need to show a graphic made in illustrator on a photograph of ...
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Photoshop - what's the difference between "Rasterize Layer" and "Convert to Layers"

I've recently come across a new menu command for smart objects - "Convert to Layers", I don't really understand its purpose as all it seems to do is reverting a smart object back to a raster ...
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How do I create a smart object grid?

I'm using Photoshop CS6. I want to create a grid layout template (something like this: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/683684779/collage-template-photoshop-square). I want the area for the content to ...
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Smart Object Does Not Update

I attempted to paste a vector and/or image file on Photoshop as a smart object, when editing the image, it does not update on Illustrator. Is there a way around this?
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Mockup problem, can't paste my design

I'm working with a bedsheet/bedcover mockup that I downloaded from freepik.com I'm new in the photoshop world and I am trying to learn Photopea on my phone (android). What I know about mockup is that, ...
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How do I fix this issue with smart filter? (Photoshop CS6)

I was testing out a new filter I recently bought, and I liked the result. But I wasn't able to edit some of the Smart Filters, because of the smart filter showing me this (I wonder why, because I ...
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Batch replace multiple placeholder images with with warp/smart object filters

In the process of looking for an answer to my question I came across this thread here: Batch replace placeholder image with a perspective warp? This is essentially what I'm trying to do, except for ...
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How do I add multiple sharp cornered strokes to a single Smart object?

I'm working on a custom logo for a personal project that requires that certain smart object to have multiple strokes with sharp corners. For some unknown reason layers styles doesn't not provide an ...
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Photoshop - Union of two Smart Objects

Is there a feature in Photoshop CC18, to automatically create the union of two smart objects? If I combine these two layers with two blue bars, which are two smart objects for example (ignore the gray ...
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Photoshop Mockup Smart Layer is applying to all layers. How to apply this to only one?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks 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 ...
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How do you have an image split between two shapes that are on either side of the page? An image that can contain text that is directly editable

Basically I need something like two smart objects that are on either side of a page and then an image splits between these two smart objects. It's hard to explain so I'll try my best to use imagery to ...
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Frame Tool vs Smart Object Layer for mockups in Photoshop

I'm wondering why majority of the mockups available online utilize Smart Object layer for containing a placeholder image rather than a Frame? It just feels like frames are easier to work with, am I ...
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Is there a way to link a smart object to a specific single layer of the linked file?

Is there a way to link a smart object to a specific single layer of the linked file? What I want to do is this: have the same smart object multiplied each copy of the smart object to be linked to a ...
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Remove semitransparent pixels on Smart Object in Photoshop

I found this adobe community post and it's working great. Summary of the adobe answer: Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency then edit the Layer Mask however necessary (Image > Adjustments &...
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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

I'm an artist using Photoshop to create mock-ups of my art on multiple products. I've been following this thread and used it on a number of mock-ups to replace the image I'm adding to a product, for ...
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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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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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