Hey there, I am helpless.
I am Using Photoshop CC 2014, always the newest version, on a mac.
Here's the problem: I am usually working in PSDs with many layers, and some smart objects. Inside of the smart objects, I have content that I can change.
So when I save the contents inside of a Smart Object, it also changes them inside of the main PSD.
BUT - since months, I can't save the changes inside of a Smart Object. Photoshop is telling me:
Can't save this document back to its original file format. Flatten layers and discard extra data as necessary and choose File > Save again.
When I flatten the image, the Smart Object has no usage for me, because it's like a rasterized layer.
Someone help me? I didn't find a solution in the internet!
Btw: I already tried reinstalling Photoshop. The issue is still there.
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Did you create the SO by placing an image in a format that does not support Layers (like jpg or example)?
If so I’m afraid you may have to save the layered file as psd, psb or tif, then replace the Smart Object in the containing document (Layer > Smart Objects > Replace Contents).
Oh my. Problem solved. And I thought I was a pro!
Thank you so much!
And not to worry, I think Photoshop is by now (edit: and has been for a while) complex enough that even professional users may not know all it’s functions and intricacies inside out.
what u are taking about photo place already in smart object in photoshop and u say it again make the smart object?
What do you mean?
I recommended saving the layered file and replacing the Smart Object with it (Layer > Smart Objects > Replace Contents) if a file in a format that cannot contain Layers has been placed as a Smart Object.
Can you explain please
• Save the layered file as a new file with layer compatibility (psd, psb, tif)
• then replace the Smart Object with it (Layer > Smart Objects > Replace Contents)
Bless you! You just saved me a ton of time figuring this out 🙂
Thank you for your info.
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If that is not the case please read this with regard to general trouble-shooting, restoring Preferences after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved might be of special interest: