Wondering if anyone else has this issue. I create many versions of smart object label wraps over product images, so brand managers can decide which versions of artwork they want to approve. In order to use the same label warping I indicate "New Smart Object Via Copy" to update my labels, and it has worked perfectly over the years. Lately when I go back into a Photoshop file, I'll double click on one of the copied smart object layers, and although it previews correctly in Photoshop, by the time it opens in Illustrator the file is the first version of the artwork, not the previewed, altered/edited version of artwork. I'm not exactly sure if this is a Photoshop, Illustrator or Libraries (a function which I don't utilize — and I'm wondering if I need to) error. Any thoughts/suggestions?
You should show example of the templates you create. IMO you should have a mockup template for each product that support the replacement of labels that have a particular aspect ratio. Have duplicated template for these products that support a different aspect ration label design. It is easy to use multiple templates then a single template the Support many aspect ratio labels. That template will be complex to create and difficult to populate wite your replacement labels. Keep things simple process your collection X:Y Aspect Ratio Design into your Product mockup templates that support X:Y aspect ratio designs. Batch your X:Y Template collection with your Collection of X:Y designs. Have a batch job for Aspect ratio collections you have. Templates will be small easy to create, maintain and populate with Photoshop automation.
Replacement Designs should not be RAW Files or Vector image files like .svg and .ai files for Photoshop does not support those file types a script cans not change the imags contemnt in any way. Only Replace content could be used with RAW and Vector files. They would have to have exactly the same Aspect Ratio, Size and Print resolution as the smart objects in the templates.
Same goes for smart object in your templates. They should not be Placed RAW files or Placed Vector Files they will not open in Photoshop. A Photoshop can not open these in Photoshop to replace layers current content. Only replace content can be used. Replacements would have to have exactly the same Aspect Ratio, Size and Print resolution as the smart objects in the templates.
JJMack, thank you for your reply, but this is not the issue I'm having. And I can't post any examples here because I have to keep my work confidential. I do appreciate your response, however!
Just wanted to check--what version of Photoshop are you using? And what version of Ilustrator?
Hi Michelle, thanks for your question. I'm using Photoshop 22.20 and Illustrator 25.2.3. I do believe this is a Libraries issue, though I haven't discovered exactly how / why yet. I just turned off the default "add to my libraries" button when importing smart objects into Photoshop and hope this is a fix. I really don't use, nor care to use libraries... Have you encountered anything similar on your end? -Nancy
I have, and I personally have stopped using Libraries because they created more confusion on where my assets were and how to access them when I needed them.
Let us know if this does fix the issue, or if you are still having problems.
Thanks so much for the feedback,
Since I turned off the default "add to libraries" the issues has disappeared.
Yay! I'm glad to hear it. 🙂