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Double-click the Smart Object to open it in a new window Highlight all the layers in the .psb (smart object) which opens Choose Layer > Group from the menu Hold the Shift key down and drag from the Smart Object Window to your original document window with the Move Tool. Drag the fx icon from the Smart Object layer to the new Layer Group you just dragged ...


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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 cannot convert a Smart Object to a Shape Layer. The best option is to double-click the Smart Object, which should open it up in Illustrator, then copy it. Jump back to Photoshop and paste it, choosing Shape Layer when the options pop up. Then delete the Smart Object if desired.


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Highlight the Smart Object in the Layers Panel. Choose Layer > Layer Style > Color Overlay. Set the color overly blend mode to "Normal" and 100%. Click the little color box, input your hex value, and click OK twice.


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This is now somewhat possible with Photoshop CS6 or newer. You can place all the layers you wish to apply the style to into a Layer Group. Then apply the layer style directly to the group.


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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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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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Another option is to: Create the layer Add the styles you want Right click the layer and select Copy Layer Styles Hold CTRL/CMD and select the other layers you want to add the styles to Right click one and Paste Layer Styles.


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At this time the only option is right click > New Smart Object via Copy but since I needed to do this several times I created a custom shortcut in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts or Alt+Shift+Ctrl+K. To modify the New Smart Object via Copy look under Layer > SmartObject>. NOTE: If you duplicate a folder with several of the smart objects inside it ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Hate to say it.. but you can't. Transformations, other than scale, permanently alter the SO. You can always double-click to open the SO, then drag-drop that layer to the document again and recreate a straight SO. But I realize this doesn't help when having to export many files.


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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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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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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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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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Unfortunately, smart objects are dumb in that respect. With all the magic that smart layers allows you to do, the negative is that there isn't an easy way to ungroup them efficiently. The only way to bring the contents of that smart object into your Photoshop document is to export the smart object as a .psb file, or edit the smart object and then manually ...


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Smart objects are self-contained. They are treated as a single layer within the parent Photoshop file. Internal blend modes over transparency will have no effect on other non-smart object layers. To solve this issue, remove the 'overlay' drop shadow from the internal smart object layer (just turn off the visibility) and apply the 'overlay' mode drop shadow ...


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Unfortunately and as far as I'm concerned: No. Smart objects are the equivalent of a file that can open in Photoshop or Illustrator. They are always opened as a new document. As a temporary fix, if your object is not too big and you are only using it once, you can drag the layers to the document, edit them and turn them into a smart object again.


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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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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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