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Map Illustrator Artboards to Photoshop Smart Objects

New Here ,
Sep 12, 2017 Sep 12, 2017

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Is there any way to automatically link/map illustrator artboards to Photoshop smart objects?

At the moment I'm having to export for screens as PNG and have the output linked, but it'd be nice to keep it all vector and have it update automatically.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 12, 2017 Sep 12, 2017
This might be a job for Creative Cloud Libraries. Create a CC Library and drag the artwork from your artboard(s) to the Library. Then go to Photoshop and drag your artwork to your Photoshop document. It'll have a cloud icon which indicates it's linked to that artwork in the Creative Cloud. If you want to make it a smart object, you can right-click the layer and Convert to a Smart Object.

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Sep 12, 2017 Sep 12, 2017

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Have you tried in Photoshop:

File > Place and Link and then select a multi-artboard file?

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This might be a job for Creative Cloud Libraries. Create a CC Library and drag the artwork from your artboard(s) to the Library. Then go to Photoshop and drag your artwork to your Photoshop document. It'll have a cloud icon which indicates it's linked to that artwork in the Creative Cloud. If you want to make it a smart object, you can right-click the layer and Convert to a Smart Object.

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Do you know if this this would have implications if I were to send the file onto someone else to work on? 

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Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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Would they also have access to the CC library?

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Alt dragging from the CC Library embeds it as a smart object, making it independend from the library, but still editable in Illustrator.

Dragging it from the CC Library makes it a linked Smart Object. You may want to check if the other person needs access to the library item.

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