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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Modifying the iOS 7 "App Icon Template" (PSD) to apply rounded corners to images of any size

I am trying to use the "App Icon Template" with a smaller sized image than 1024x1024px in order to generate a rounded 120x120px iOS 7 icon image from my original squared 120x120px image. When I place ...
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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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Auto batch replace smart object in multiple files Photoshop Cs6

Have another question. I have a project that I'm working. I have a psd layered template with a smart object. The goal is to change the image in the document and replace the current smart object with ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Auto-updating linked smart objects in files that were closed at the moment of the update

Photoshop CC 2014 introduces Linked Smart Object. While this is a very useful feature by itself, I would love to know if there's a way to set it so that whenever I open a file that contains a linked ...
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Open Photoshop Smart Object in Illustrator instead of Photoshop

When I go Create New Layer => Convert to Smart Object => Double click on Smart Object thumbnail it opens in Photoshop as a .psb, but I would like it to open in Illustrator. How do I get all my ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Disable link to copied smart objects

I have several smart objects I want to duplicate and preserve the layer style. However, when I modify one of the objects it also changes every copied smart object to match the modified one. Is there ...
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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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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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Resetting skew/perspective/warp etc. on Smart Object

Is there a way to reset the skew or perspective effect applied to a smart object? Setting the warp setting in free transform from custom to none shows no effect. Otherwise I have to export 50 smart ...
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Is there a way to swap out one linked smart object in Photoshop CC 2014

I have multiple images using the same linked smart object, but I need to make changes to some individual images and want to link it to a new linked smart object. At the moment if I change one out, it ...
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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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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

I've created a design in Photoshop CS6, and used a large number of smarts object which made the workflow more easy (at least for me). Now I've finished working on the design, and I want to "...
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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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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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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 to smooth out lines of rotated smart object in photoshop?

I am building some kind of mockup for business card and while i was trying to create the looks like cards are on top of each others i used smart object to easily change look of business card on all ...
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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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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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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 ...