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How can I prevent file size from ballooning when using linked images?

Although your file is linked, Photoshop still saves the flattened image data. With a JPG you are unlikely to see any file size savings by using linked files. If you link another layered PSD for ...
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How can I use the same smart object several times in the same PSD

From Photoshop Help / Work with Smart Objects Duplicate an embedded Smart Object In the Layers panel, select a Smart Object layer, and do one of the following: To create a duplicate Smart Object ...
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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

I first tried Captain Awesome script but not suit to me, so I wrote my own. But it will not works on CS6. Supported version is PS CC 2015.1.2+ Features Puts content exactly on the same place. Works ...
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Photoshop smart object layers in multiple artboards

Rather than creating a new layer... select the original Smart Object and from the Menu choose Layer > Smart Object > New Smart Object Via Copy. You can also Right-click/Control-click the layer ...
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Replacing a smart object in bulk with Photoshop's variable data or scripts

I found this page that has an answer that looked close to what you're looking for, I modified it to work with the latest version and to hopefully fit your needs better. Here's how to use it: Save the ...
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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

Well it seems our prayers (and complaints) were finally heard! In the latest Photoshop release you can just right-click the smart object layers panel and select Convert to Layers. The smart object ...
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What happened to pasted SmartObjects from Illustrator to Photoshop?

I have the latest CC update on both programs, and I tested your issue, and I believe the problem lies in the "Add to my current library" option when pasting: When that box is checked, it behaves ...
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Logo import into antenna photo

Yes you can. Apply an Edit > Transform > Warp, to a Smart Object. In the example below, I have a simple logo on a white background, converted to a Smart Object, and the layer mode set to multiply. ...
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Photoshop linked object becomes blurry after shrink and transform apply

Hi BenR and welcome to GDSE. This behavior is expected. Before you apply the transformation, your linked object is rendered using the full resolution of your screen and temporarily scaled using ...
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How can I separate/duplicate Smart Object Layers displayed twice to be able to edit individually in Photoshop?

Right-click/Control-click the Smart Object in the Layers Panel and choose New Smart Object Via Copy from the Contextual Pop Up Menu. This duplicates the smart object but breaks the link to the other ...
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Preserve transparency in Smart Object

Thank you for the screenshots! When you convert a layer, Photoshop uses its transparency to define SO dimensions, but here're two workarounds that can help you to keep the document size: select your ...
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Linked smart objects and colour profiles

There is no general rule saying that smart objects need to have the same color profile as the master document. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve. A smart object with a different color ...
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Do you have to include .PSB's when handing over master .psd ?

It depends. Linked Smart Objects were added in Photoshop CC 2014, which are not embedded in the PSD. Embedded Smart Objects are, as the name suggests, embedded in the PSD. You can tell what kind of ...
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How to save multiple smart objects as separate image files in a single click?

You can easily do this with the built in script 'Export Layers to Files'. Just go to File -> Scripts -> Export Layers to Files. There is an option to trim layers, which will export each layer ...
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Exporting work from AI and placing into PSD for photo mockup - proper method/settings?

I'll be honest... I don't understand some parameters of your workflow. I absolutely don't understand why you are exporting as png from Illustrator merely to bring that then into Photoshop. You are ...
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Multiple designs in one Photoshop mockup

When a smart object is duplicated, it is linked to the original one. If you want to create a new smart object based on another one without this link, you need to do right click on the layer in the ...
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When trying to Edit a Smart Object in Illustrator, it is completely blank

Assuming the art isn't actually white and that's causing it to not be seen on Illustrator's white artboard.... Zoom Out in Illustrator... When Smart Objects are opened in AI via PS... Art isn't always ...
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Photoshop - Union of two Smart Objects

Another way of phrasing your question would be: "How do I use the transparency of one Smart Object as a mask for another Smart Object?". That is actually pretty easy to achieve: Make sure ...
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Smart Object Does Not Update

Photoshop smart objects do not update external Illustrator files. When one pastes... Photoshop embeds the vector data and creates a separate internal file for vector smart objects which has no ...
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Photoshop - what's the difference between "Rasterize Layer" and "Convert to Layers"

Convert to Layers preserves all the layers contained within a Smart Object. If it contains vector layers, or text layers, these won't be rasterized. If there are raster layers, these will be retained ...
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Resetting skew/perspective/warp etc. on Smart Object

To reset a warp: Start Transform Context - Ctrl+T or Apple+T Enable Warp sub menu Set Warp to anything other than Custom or None Set Bend to 0 Set Warp to none Apply To reset transforms just zero ...
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How can I prevent file size from ballooning when using linked images?

Put a solid color layer on top of all layers. This layer must be visible before you save and close the file. With this trick, you can achieve 46% file size reduction.
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Use Multiple Versions of Same Linked Smart Object Without Increase in File Size?

I believe that, as I was told when I asked a similar question, that 'Photoshop doesn't store the contents of each smart object instance but it does store a full pixel preview of each', meaning that ...
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Creating a mockup with photoshop using smart objects?

Adding to Chris' comment above: Please consider doing some research on your own before posting such a question. A quick google search will guide you to an abundance of tutorials and walkthroughs ...
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Smart object is pixelated (Adobe CS6)

There are a few things you need to understand. 1) You are viewing the said layer at 400% zoom in Photoshop. This will cause the image to pixelate anyways. Since Photoshop is a raster editing program, ...
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Replacing a smart object in bulk with Photoshop's variable data or scripts

open the mug PSD keep the mug layer below the image you want and you can import all the images you want on the mug and record actions for the perspective adjustments.and play those actions on every ...
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How to Increase Size of Smart Object in Photoshop CC

Once you press cmd+T/ctrl+T to bring up the handles that allow for manual resizing, an option bar will appear at the top where you can type in numbers for Height and Width. See if that allows you to ...
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Photoshop Smart Objects PSB instead of JPG

You could always open your JPG first, then save it out as a PSB (File > Save As > Large Document Format *.psb)... Then rather than placing the JPG place the resulting PSB instead. I have to say ...
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