Adobe Photoshop CC

Linked Smart Objects

Learn how to link to an external file and get the benefit of updating multiple Smart Objects at once. (Try it, 10 min)

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Work even smarter with linked Smart Objects.

Using Smart Objects is a great way to work non-destructively. You can embed a Smart Object directly in a Photoshop file or link to a separate file and update it and reuse it in multiple projects.

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Understand linked vs embedded (0:28); Place linked Smart Object (2:42); Change multiple linked Smart Objects (3:57)

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Andy Anderson

Andy is a graphic designer, marketer, motivator, and has been in the industry for over twenty-five years.