I have several smart objects I want to duplicate and preserve the layer style. However, when I modify one of the objects it also changes every copied smart object to match the modified one. Is there a way to use the shortcut Ctrl+J and another shortcut to remove the link so each smart object will have its own editable capabilities? I am trying to prevent having to copy all the layer styles and add them to each smart object. Per search the only reference I found was this but it covered how to and that is not what I need.

4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

Accepted Answer

At this time the only option is right click > New Smart Object via Copy but since I needed to do this several times I created a custom shortcut in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts or Alt+Shift+Ctrl+K. To modify the New Smart Object via Copy look under Layer > SmartObject>.

NOTE: If you duplicate a folder with several of the smart objects inside it will still link all smart objects to the original copy.

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6/8/2013 10:33:00 PM