To create an “unlinked” copy of a Smart object, select Layer > Smart Objects > New Smart Object via Copy. This copy will reference it’s own embedded file. If you edit the contents of the Smart Object only that instance will be updated.
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Multiple instances of the same Smart Object can be created by selecting Layer > New > Layer Via Copy or by Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) dragging the Smart Object in the Layers panel. Editing the contents of any of the instances of the Smart Object will update ALL placed instances of that Smart Object.
To Edit the Contents of a Smart Object, double click the Smart Object’s thumbnail in the Layer’s panel.
Quickly select all of your Type layers by targeting one in the Layers panel and then choose Select > Similar Layers. This also works with Adjustment layers, Fill layers, Smart Objects etc.
The Eyedropper has been relocated to the first grouping of tools in the tool box. In addition, it has been refined n Photoshop CS4, allowing you to choose to sample the Current Layers or All Layers (in the Options bar). The eyedropper’s “Sample Size”, set in the options bar, affects the Magic Wand, Magic Eraser and the Background Eraser. Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) click the Eyedropper to select the background color swatch (instead of the foreground) in the Tool panel. In addition, in Photoshop CS4, the Eyedropper can sample a value of a color within a Smart Object. The eyedropper can now sample colors from outside of Photoshop. Make the color visible (on the desktop, in another application etc.). Then click with the eyedropper on the image and then drag to sample the desired color.
April 29, 2008 — The Power Of Smart Objects in Photoshop
Uncover the tremendous power behind Photoshop CS3′s smart objects in this video tutorial (The Power Of Smart Objects in Photoshop). Learn how to add flexibility to your workflow using, non-destructive transformations, and one-click template content replacement.