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Use the menu Select-> Color range. Then choose the +eyedropper icon and drag across the gradient of the sky until you have the sky selected. Then go to the Adjustments (under the layers panel) and choose Hue/Saturation, Curves or whatever you want to do with the sky.


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You have different types of interpolation for resize. The thing to know is photoshop, for non smart objects also use a default interpolation (Bicubic), but different as the smart object one (Bicubic automatic). The only thing you have to do is to go to : Edit > Preferences > General > Image Interpolation and select "Bilinear (best for smooth gradients)". ...


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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 with multiple layers simultaneously. Respects selected composition in the smart object. Scales content if the "SO" has different size. Also scales layer effects....


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Make a new .jsx file in the Presets/Scripts/Event Scripts Only folder ( inside the PS application folder ). Paste in the following code: // Update all modified content var idplacedLayerUpdateAllModified = stringIDToTypeID( "placedLayerUpdateAllModified" ); executeAction( idplacedLayerUpdateAllModified, undefined, DialogModes.NO ); Name the file: Update All ...


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SURELY there is a better way to do this, and I'm going to follow this to see what people suggest. But, this is 9/10, what I would do: Basically, I would create a shape with the pen tool as I've done in step 2 and then mirror it like I've done in step 3. There's nothing too mathematically pleasing about this solution (I feel like there's probably a sounder ...


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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 example, you will see file savings since all it is saving is the flattened pixel output and nothing else. The pixel preview it saves is scaled to its current size, ...


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You can´t use gradient tool on shape or smart object in PS, when you want to add gradient to your star just open blending options ( right click on that layer > blending options ), and check and set gradient overlay


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It would be slightly simpler with Layer mask, but I prefer using Clipping mask if the edge of two layers meet. Some clarifications to the paragraph above.. I edited this in later because I was reading this question again after a long time and it took me a second to get what I was saying. What I meant here is that if we take this exact situation, the ...


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Below is a script that should do what you want. The script is pretty much identical to the native Duplicate function. The key difference is that Embedded Smart objects within the selection are unlinked from other Embedded Smart objects that sit outside the selection. This means that if the selected layers are Embedded Smart objects that are direct ...


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Converting groups of layers to Smart Objects does improve rendering performance in Photoshop. Once the Smart Object is generated, Photoshop will use the flat bitmap of the group as source for any operation. Therefore, moving objects or showing and hiding is significantly faster.


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Instead of TinMonkey's answer, I would use Symbols to do this. Say you have an object that you've created. In this case, I made a smiley face. With entire object selected, open your Symbols Palette and click the New Symbol button. Configure your symbol's options and click Ok. This adds your object to the palette, as a symbol. You can then drag out as ...


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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 that is linked to the original, choose Layer > New > Layer Via Copy, or drag the Smart Object layer to the Create A New Layer icon at the bottom of the ...


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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 in the Layers Panel and choose New Smart Object Via Copy. What this does is duplicate the original Smart Object but breaks the link with the existing Smart ...


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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. When added to a Smart Object, Photoshop remembers the Warp mesh, and it can be adjusted at any time. You can also use the Perspective, and Distort transforms in ...


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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 will be converted into a group containing the original layers.


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A similar method of creating "Smart Objects" in AI is by using Symbols. Say you have an object that you've created. In this case, I made a smiley face. With entire object selected, open your Symbols Palette and click the New Symbol button. Configure your symbol's options and click Ok. This adds your object to the palette, as a symbol. You can then drag ...


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File > Place did exactly what I wanted to do! Thanks to the user who commented above - I couldn't mark that as the right answer for some reason.


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Yes. Object > Expand Appearance (if available) And Object > Expand --or-- Object > Flatten Transparency and move the slider all the way to the right.


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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 exactly as you described. But if you uncheck the box, it uses the old behavior that you're used to.


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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 code below in a file with a .js extension Open your template file and select the SmartObject Go to File->Scripts->Browse Find your .js file and open it ...


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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 nearest neighbor interpolation. When you press Apply, Photoshop will scale the placed object using bicubic interpolation. You are scaling to a pretty small size ...


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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 profile than the master document will automatically be converted as if it was merged and converted to the color profile of the master document. And everything ...


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In all versions prior to the Jan 2014 update to Photoshop CC that's just the way Smart Objects work, unfortunately. Photoshop CC, as of Jan 2014, allows you to choose between embedding and linking when creating a Smart Object. Linked S.O.'s behave just like linked files in Illustrator or InDesign. If the external (linked) file is edited and saved, all the ...


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You can not. The Smart object opens in the application which created it. Smart Objects are true to their originating application. If the smart object was originally created in Photoshop, there is no way to tell it to open in Illustrator, and vice versa. The Adobe documentation simply means the Smart Object will open in whatever app is appropriate, not that ...


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A more effective way to copy/paste layer style is to set up shortcuts. Edit > Keyboard shortcuts > Application menu > Layer > Set up shortcuts: Copy Layer Style – Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + C Paste Layer Style – Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + V Clear Layer Style – Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + X Select layer in layers panel and press Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + C Select other layers ...


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At the moment I don't believe there are any, but Affinity has it on their list of features to implement. They're both (Affinity Designer [AI Replacement] and Affinity Photo [PS Replacement]) under development and the creators have been doing an excellent job adding new features and fixing bugs regularly. This is the most recent thread on Smart Objects I'm ...


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In the Layers palette, click the right mouse button on the Smart Object and from the context menu choose "New Smart Object Via Copy".


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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 at a size that fits its content, or at the size of the original document if it's turned off. As far as I'm aware you can't do this specifically for smart ...


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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 Smart Object you have by the icon in the layer thumbnail: If you do have Linked Smart Objects you can package all linked files and a copy of the PSD to a folder ...


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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 introducing a rasterization step which is unwarranted. So.. we'll take an photo of a note pad... And some vector artwork... Copy the vector artwork in ...


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