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Photoshop CC Update: Linked Smart Objects

Article Description

Photoshop educator Dan Moughamian brings you up to date on another new feature that’s part of the Photoshop 14.2 update, available to Creative Cloud subscribers. Smart Objects have always been a valuable part of the Photoshop workflow, whether you're a graphic artist or photographer. However, (embedded) Smart Objects can have a downside in that they can substantially increase the file size of your documents. Dan shows you how Smart Objects just got smarter, allowing images to be linked to one another rather than being embedded, providing several advantages.

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Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

As you might imagine, Linked Smart Objects are perhaps most helpful of all in graphic design workflows (for example, designing multiple brochures in Photoshop, which all use the same logo or another graphic, that might go through multiple iterations during the project). Give it a shot and see what you think!