I'm not even sure how to ask this question really, so here goes. I downloaded a .psd file that is a catalog mockup. The document contains a smart object that looks like a catalog lying on a table top and I want to take my catalog art and place it in this smart object so that it looks like I've taken a nice photograph of my design work. That is the easy part!
What I want to do now is duplicate that smart object, put it underneath the original so it is peeking out and tilt it a bit. Then I want to put the back side of the catalog art on it so that it now looks like I've got both the front and back showing. Only problem I keep running into is that now when I click on the 2nd, duplicated smart object and put the different art (back of catalog) on it, it updates the original, first smart object that I want to show the front of the catalog. Frustrating!!!!
Basically I want the two smart objects to not link and update each other when they are in the same document. Is this possible? I can't find anything online so far and am running out of time. I even tried calling Adobe and that WAS A MESS.
Right click smart object (in layers panel) > New Smart Object via copy
This will create a whole new object and won't update the existing one.
Yay! Ok, so I had tried that before and it didn't work, but this time I dissected the layers a bit more and saw that whoever created the .psd file I downloaded had put masks on the catalog images so that is why the bottom catalog smart object that I duplicated wouldn't show anything on it except for where the top one overlapped it. It was driving me nuts. I trashed the layer masks and it worked fine