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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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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How to Keep Symbols/Paths aligned in Illustrator (like for a font)

So I have these two glyphs in FontLab: Notice that the 3 shape is slightly squished in the second glyph. This is because the size of the whole second glyph is wider than the first glyph (before I did ...
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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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How can I duplicate multiple smart objects in Photoshop CC? [duplicate]

I have 7 Smart Objects (SO) which are linked to the same object so each of them updates at the same time. The thing is that I want to duplicate these 7 SO I can have another 7 SO which update at the ...
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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 ...
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Duplicate smart object inside element

To be more specific, I'm working on some posters project, and I need mockups. I have one showing one A3 frame with one smart object inside. Now I need mockups for set of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 posters. I'...
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How to I import smart objects into inside my project layer [duplicate]

I am creating a website preview in photoshop. So far I have completed the header, body and footer. But instead of designing a 'price table' I downloaded a PSD file from online and I would like to ...
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Photoshop Smart Objects PSB instead of JPG

When I drag or drop photos into Photoshop, or add them via the File > Place command, they are created as smart objects but the embedded asset is still a JPG. How can I convert these embedded smart ...
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Replacing a smart object in bulk with Photoshop's variable data or scripts

Is there a way to automate the replacement of a Smart Image with a different graphic? For example, if I have a master image of a mug, and a large number of flat rectangular images/designs I'd like on ...
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How to Increase Size of Smart Object in Photoshop CC

I purchased a dispenser bottle mockup, which uses a smart object as the label layer to make it easier to place the design. I am needing to increase the size of the label but am finding that when I can ...
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Separate representations of the same Smart Object on Main Stage

I'm having trouble setting this up the way I want but I've done it before accidentally. The question I have is how to use Smart Objects to accomplish the goal described below (and shown in the graphic)...
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Photoshop smart object layers in multiple artboards

I have a PSD file with 15 artboards for banners (each 385x150px). Each banner should have a different background image. Client will be using this file, so I created a smart object layer and he can ...
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Best way to decrease photo size without losing quality

I know the best way is to convert to a smart object but the problem is where I want to apply an action to my high quality image. I have two ways: Decrease size. This reduces quality. Convert to a ...
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Missing the ability to link different artboards in an external document in Illustrator CC 2017

Before I update my current Illustrator Version to CC 2017, I used to get a pop-up before placing external .ai files in my current document offering me multiple options as well as the ability to choose ...
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Creating a mockup with photoshop using smart objects? [closed]

Hello everyone anyone who can take me through the process like placing a logo on a mug using smart objects. If anyone know a video tutorial please link me to it.
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Smart object is pixelated (Adobe CS6)

Can you please help me with this problem, it is driving me crazy. When I create file in Illustrator and then export it in Photoshop it ends pixelated. How to make it crisp and sharp? Tried importing ...
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Smart Objects not staying in Layers

I'm running Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 (OSX) and when I paste graphics from Illustrator into Photoshop and choose Smart Object from the dialog, the smart object disappears from the layer stack and appears ...
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How can I prevent file size from ballooning when using linked images?

I'm creating a poster that is 50cm x 70cm at 300dpi. The empty document is 5.1M when saved... which still seems ridiculous for a completely empty white document, but I can live with it. When I place ...
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Combining layers to Smart Object causing layer styles to change?

I have an array of layers in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. They have effects on them such as outer glows with varying transparencies. When joining into a Smart object, the outer glow's and drop shadow's ...
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How to create a “multi-layered smart object”?

I want to non-destructively and non-bindingly use Free Transform such that the transformation is immediately reflected in multiple smart objects, as though each object were one "layer" of a common ...
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Script to update linked files before exporting using Photoshop's Image Processing

Related to this treat: Auto-updating linked smart objects in files that were closed at the moment of the update I have linked smart objects in 24 PSD files. Is there a script I can use with the "...