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Greg Neumayer
Duplicate Smart Object AND duplicate the linked file?
on Feb 1, 2008 at 8:19:04 pm

I've got a text area I'm building in Photoshop, and I've imported some Illustrator formatted text as a smart object.

Now, I'd like to make a slightly different duplicate of that text area. So, I duplicate the smart object, but as expected, making a change to either results in both being identical, since they're both linked to the same file. How do I take that smart object and make a second text area without re-building the text area in Illustrator? Can PS do this?

The only solution I can think of is to start again by making a duplicate AI file, make my slight changes, then import it to the PSD. Not a huge problem, but I'm afraid something will get goofed along the way.

Any better PSD-centric solution to this? Basically I'd like to duplicate a layer AND the linked file so they both have their own identical yet separately linked smart objects.

Thanks,
Greg


Antifreeze Design
http://www.antifreezemotiongraphics.com


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ekim wahs
Re: Duplicate Smart Object AND duplicate the linked file?
on Feb 1, 2008 at 9:21:00 pm

Use the command New Smart Object via Copy from the Layer context menu or Layer/Smart Objects/ menu to create a separate instance of the Smart Object

Mike Shaw
Photoshop QE


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Greg Neumayer
Re: Duplicate Smart Object AND duplicate the linked file?
on Feb 1, 2008 at 11:47:55 pm

Ah, so THAT'S what that command means.
Thanks! I'm glad they already thought through this process.
-Greg


Antifreeze Design
http://www.antifreezemotiongraphics.com


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