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I have plenty of those, but it would save me a lot of time time if this were possible.
The Smart Objects are distinct files, so it is not possible per se as far as I can tell.
Like you say, workarounds are possible – with Scripting for example.
I was afraid so.
Maybe I have to get into this whole scripting thing after all. .
May I ask how complex the editing, transformations, color changes … applied to the two SOs are – could you post a screenshot?
Maybe one could recreate the arrangement in a Vector program like Illustrator that might manage linked files differently.
It would be a cool feature though. Rather like Blocks in Autocad. I can feel someone about to say, "What about shapes?" but Blocks are complex, editable objects that you can have by the library full, and share between drawrings, and people and the world. Once in a drawing it exists as a master and can be edited like a Smart object which will update every occurance in that drawring. Not in every drawing in the world that the block was in, coz that would be just plain silly.
Not in every drawing in the world that the block was in, coz that would be just plain silly.
But I think that's just what Mah-kitah is asking for - linkage between documents.
After editing Smart Object D would he not still have to update Smart Objects B and C individually?
That's exactly what I need,
some technical issues prevent it from working in Windows Vista or Windows 7
, I'm on win7
That's no problem. just 2 times a ctrl-s. Takes no time at all
According to some posters it does now work in 7, look at this whole discussion thread: http://ps-scripts.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3045&sid=6dc48e0feb980522f366179484bb5512
Have you seen the can link it panel: (can't see it from here, saw it in the viget comments) http://www.canlinkit.com/
OK, There's a newer version of the script. It works on Win7 too. http://www.canlinkit.com/link-psds-with-canlinkit
just installed it and seems to work fine.
I'm totally happy
PECourtejoie thank you very much.