P: Linked Smart Objects enhancement

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 17, 2014 Jan 17, 2014

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First of all, the new Linked Smart Objects feature in Photoshop CC (14.2) is just so cool 🙂

Here my suggestions to enhance Smart Objects:
• Add Import Options to choose which Layer(s) or Layer Comp you want to show in this "instance".
• This instance need to be like a placed PSD inside InDesign, I mean independent to other instances of the same placed PSD.
• Right+Click on the SO layer to edit the options after the importation.
• Regarding Illustrator SO, add the option to select one specific Artboard like in InDesign.

Here a video to explain the details of my request:
https://vimeo.com/84398033 (PW: request)

That could be, for me, a game changer for Graphic Design or Webdesign.

What do you think about that idea?

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Adobe Employee , Feb 23, 2015 Feb 23, 2015
Ah, yes, you are right. The Layer Comp selection of a Smart Object cannot currently be saved as a properties of the Layer Comp in the master doc. We are still looking in to that capability. Sorry for the confusion.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 25, 2014 Aug 25, 2014

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Hi Daniel,
Since this topic in on "implemented", that would be effectively great to open a new thread yes!
Thanks for your support 🙂

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New Here ,
Oct 01, 2014 Oct 01, 2014

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Hi Stephan, I recreated the issue a month ago but haven't heard back from anyone. Did you have an update or any thoughts on the feature? I would use it every day! http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2015 Feb 23, 2015

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Just wondering if Kip's comment/suggestion is implemented or not?

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 23, 2015 Feb 23, 2015

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YES! Kip's suggestion is available in the latest version of Photoshop CC 2014 🙂

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2015 Feb 23, 2015

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Thanks for the quick reply Stephen,

I use PS CC 2014.2.2

so either I'm not used to layer comps or I got the Kip's suggestion wrong! here's what I need/want:

Let’s say we have a master .psd file includes just one instant of a linked smart objects that has itself two layer comps: A and B. Is it possible that in the master file I create a layer comp #1 that when it’s selected it shows comp A of linked smart object and another layer comp #2 that show comp B?

i.e. Could “selected layer comp of a linked smart object” be saved in layer comps of the master psd?

If it's same as Kip's suggestion, can you please guide me to a article/video tutorial?

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 23, 2015 Feb 23, 2015

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Ah, yes, you are right. The Layer Comp selection of a Smart Object cannot currently be saved as a properties of the Layer Comp in the master doc. We are still looking in to that capability. Sorry for the confusion.

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2015 Feb 23, 2015

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Behzad you could kind of do this with the current implementation, but you would need two separate instances of the smart object. Not ideal, but you could have Smart Object 1 to display A in Layer Comp#1, and Smart Object 2 to display B in Layer Comp#2?

Layer Comp#1 > Smart Object 1 > A
Layer Comp#2 > Smart Object 2 > B

Hope this helps 🙂

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Feb 24, 2015 Feb 24, 2015

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Stephen@BanfieldAgency that will be really useful capability. looking forward to see it in next versions. thanks

@Daniel Thanks for your suggestion. I already used it in a small file. but I have a few files with lots of linked layers that doesn't make sense to duplicate them all. will do manual on/off. Hope Adobe implement it soon.

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