Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a Smart Object from existing layers, part of Design the Web: Smart Objects.
So now, I want to take this Learn More button here and duplicate it across…the other two promos. But I don't want to duplicate all of the artwork;…I want to use the Smart Object so I can make one modification and change all of them later if I need to.…So in the Layers panel, let's close up the main content area.…Let's open up promos.…Inside here, we have promo 1, promo 2, and promo 3.…Let's open up promo 1.…Inside of here, we have a rounded rectangle shape and a Learn More text layer.…Let's select the Learn More text layer, hold the Command or Ctrl key, select the second…layer. Let's right click and let's choose Convert to Smart Object.…
So again, what we're doing here is taking existing layers in the same composition Photoshop…file and just grouping these in to a Smart Object.…Let's just rename this to button learn more.…Let's open up promo 2 and promo 3 groups.…Let's hold the Option or Alt key, and let's click and drag.…Drag a copy into promo 2. Select the Move tool.…Let's move this toward the right.…
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- Creating Smart Objects from Illustrator
- Creating Photoshop Smart Objects
- Adding effects to Smart Objects
- Duplicating and positioning Smart Objects
- Editing a Smart Object
- Where to go from here
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/26/2014. What changed?
A: Chris added one new movie, "Using linked files as Smart Objects," which is a new feature in Creative Cloud 2014.