4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2017 1:12 PM by c.pfaffenbichler

    Symbols

    chirp88 Level 1

      Does anyone know if there some reason that Adobe has not implemented symbols into Photoshop yet?

      It's been requested for over 6 years now (if not more 0 that was just a quick search in the requested feature section). In order to complete with tools like Affinity and Sketch, this is a top priority. It actually kind of boggles my mind that this has not been implemented yet, since it's been in Illustrator for a while now.

      Smart Objects are definitely not the answer.

        • 1. Re: Symbols
          c.pfaffenbichler Level 8

          How exactly are Illustrator’s Symbols more useful than Photoshop’s Smart Objects in your opinion?

          • 2. Re: Symbols
            c.pfaffenbichler Level 8

            Ah, I guess you meant the »Image Hose« functionality.

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            Does anyone know if there some reason that Adobe has not implemented symbols into Photoshop yet?

            I assume (and I know that’s not the same as »knowing«) the cost and the benefit have not been deemed to be proportionate yet.

            23 votes in six years would seem to indicate a modest demand.

            • 3. Re: Symbols
              chirp88 Level 1

              No, I mean a symbol, like in Illustrator, Sketch, Affinity Designer. Image hose is completely different.

              You update one instance of a symbol and all instances update, but on top of that you can edit text to be different and if you stretch an object it won't distort (rounded corners, etc).

              • 4. Re: Symbols
                c.pfaffenbichler Level 8
                but on top of that you can edit text to be different

                Not familiar with that, how do you create instances of one Symbol with different texts in Illustrator exactly?

                Edit: If it should involve using »Break Link to Symbol« it would not be an advantage over Smart Objects in my opinion, what with the way one can use the Layer Comps of a SO in the containing document.

                 

                You update one instance of a symbol and all instances update

                How is that different from SOs updating?

                Or are you talking about being able to edit an SO’s content within the containing document? If so the expectation to be able to do that in a meaningful way in Photoshop is unrealistic for the time being (considering the possible combinations of Color Spaces, bit depths, resolutions, transformations, Filter applications, …) and I think Mr.Cox has explained the reasons repeatedly.

                 

                if you stretch an object it won't distort (rounded corners, etc)

                So you mean 9 point scaling?