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KevinAM 42 posts
Jan 10, 2011
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Linked Smart Object Layers

Mar 15, 2012 11:47 AM

Tags: #linked #layers #objects #smart

This may be a very simple question (or not):


As shown here, I have a Photoshop project that has many layers in it. All of the layers have pretty much the same pictures in it, but with minor differences. I'm trying to find a way to change the color of ALL of the layers without having to go into each individual one.


I want all the layers to have the exact same color different than what is shown.




Any help?

  • JJMack
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    Mar 15, 2012 11:53 AM   in reply to KevinAM

    Try adding an adjustment layer above all the layer that applies to all layers. Like a selective color or hue and saturation adjustment layer

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    Mar 16, 2012 1:06 AM   in reply to KevinAM

    One option (and a pretty cumbersome one) would be to set up a Smart Object for every color and subsequently mask or clipping mask that.

    But JJMack’s advice is valid – depending on the severeness of the correction it may be difficult (or impossible without masking) to implement naturally.


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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Mar 16, 2012 2:40 AM   in reply to KevinAM

    Hello, You speak about smart objects, have you used them in this project?

    If you created the scarf as a smart object, you duplicate it by dragging it on the new layer icon, and if you edit any occurence, by adding an adjustment layer, it will be replicated in all other copies.

    If you right-click on its name in the layers panel and select "new smart object via copy", you create an independant SO, and editing it, or the other one won't replicate changes.

    Useful info: smart objects can contain other smart objects.

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