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Sat, Nov 18, 2017 4:26 PM

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Photoshop: Ability to convert to selected layers into Smart Objects

Add a context menu item that converts selected layers each into there own smart object. If you have 50 layers and you need them to all be their own individual smart object you have to go through and do each one separately. it would be a great feature to have.

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3 years ago

Here's a script that will do it for only selected layers:

https://adobe.ly/2zfFq9e

I modified the code from here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2285411

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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3 years ago

This script will do that for all layers:

// enable double clicking from the // Macintosh Finder or the Windows Explorer
#target photoshop

// Make Photoshop the frontmost application
// in case we double clicked the file
app.bringToFront();

for (var i = 0; i < activeDocument.layers.length; i++) {
activeDocument.activeLayer = activeDocument.layers[i];

var idnewPlacedLayer = stringIDToTypeID( "newPlacedLayer" );
executeAction( idnewPlacedLayer, undefined, DialogModes.NO );

}

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Option to convert multiple layers to their own smart objects in one go....

Currently, you have to right click on each layer and convert to smart object. I'd like the option to select multiple layers and convert those in their own SO. Also, highlighting multiple smart objects to edit/new SO via copy would save time too.

I've got a few suggestions so not sure if i should post here?

  1. Duplicate layers into a new document needs check boxes so you can duplicate one object to multiple files. 
  2. Increase the new document > print dimensions to include up to A0, currently by default it goes up to A3.
  3. Have the option to save folders in one document that can be exported to jpg. I.e a presentation.