How can I duplicate smart objects and make them separate in Photoshop CS6?


In Photoshop I can copy and paste Illustrator paths as a smart object, and then double click this smart object to edit it in Illustrator.

When I duplicate this smart object (say to change the colour scheme of a logo I'm designing and offer a client multiple colour schemes) and edit the newly created smart object, BOTH objects change.

It's one of those Adobe quirks where I'm not quite sure if it's a feature or a bug :)

Anyway, in order to offer separate colour schemes of a logo in one .psb file, I'd like to know how to edit derivative smart objects independently of each other :)

6/18/2013 6:17:00 PM

  1. Right click on smart object layer
  2. Click "new smart layer from copy"

The new layer that's generated can be edited independently of its "parent".

6/18/2013 6:15:00 PM