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Replace content of multiple Smart Objects

Aug 5, 2013 8:52 PM

Tags: #cs5.1 #smart_object #replace_content

Here's simplified version of my dilemma: (Photoshop CS5.1)


A file contains 3 instances each of 2 unique Smart Objects. Is it possible to Replace Contents of all 6 objects so that they share a common source content?

Seems simple. Doesn't work.

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    Aug 5, 2013 10:21 PM   in reply to Kalow

    You can use replace contents, but the unique instances will remain unique.

    You'd have to re-place or duplicate one of the other layers to make them all share the same file/instance.

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    Aug 5, 2013 10:26 PM   in reply to Kalow

    Just to elaborate on the expert's spot-on reply, remember that the Smart Object is not linked to the original file, but totally and independently embedded as a copy in the image file.

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    Aug 5, 2013 11:32 PM   in reply to Kalow

    The only other thing I can suggest is to post in the Photoshop Scripting forum to see if the scripting wizards there have a script to solve your issue. 


    (I couldn't script my way out of a paper bag myself.)


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