3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2017 4:31 PM by tom attix

    Linking Layers [How to link layers within different folders so I only have to update one image?]

    lesrob Level 1

      How do I link layers within different folders so I only have to update one image?

       

      This was previously done, but now two of the image folders are not linked, so now I have to update the images individually.

        • 1. Re: Linking Layers
          Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Which Adobe product or service are you using?  This is the non-technical Lounge for discussions about non-product related stuff.

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          • 2. Re: Linking Layers
            lesrob Level 1

            Adobe Photoshop CC

            • 3. Re: Linking Layers [How to link layers within different folders so I only have to update one image?]
              tom attix Adobe Employee

              Linked layers in Photoshop is a way of connecting layers to make them move as a group and to apply layer effects to as a group. What it sounds like what you want is to have identical layers that update both when either is changed. You can do this by making one of the layers a Smart Object and then duplicating that layer and placing it in the other group. Any Smart Object will update all of it's duplicates when changed (there is no parent/child relationship). To make a layer or group of layers into a Smart Object, select the layer or layers, right-click and select Convert to Smart Object. A Smart Object is essentially a Photoshop file inside the Photoshop file. To edit the Smart Object, double click on it's layers thumbnail in the Layers Panel, it will open as a separate file in Photoshop. Make any changes you want and Save and close the file. The changes made to it will be reflected in the Smart Object in the original file.