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Tue, Jan 12, 2016 11:08 PM

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PHOTOSHOP - layer comp properties of smart objects should be recordable

I love using smart objects in conjunction with layer comps.
The ability to embed external smart objects and define their layer comp in the properties is genius!
The one thing that is missing though is the ability for layer comps of the host psd file to also record the state of the external smart object layer comp properties.

Example:
Create a psd document.
Create a smart object from a layer. (I used a simple shape)
Double click the smart object to open it.
Create 2 year comps within the web object document. Make sure to give them different names.
modify layer style for each layer comp. (2 different colors via layer style works well)
save and close.
go back to host document where the smart object resides.
create 2 layer comps.
select the smart object layer and change its layer comp from within the layer properties panel dropdown menu.
Update the current layer comp of the main document (host)
switch back and forth between the 2 layer comps.
notice that the smart object does not change.

Expected result should be that the layer comp properties would update based on layer comps.

I hope this makes sense. Sorry for the long winded post! whew...

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5 years ago

So you want parent layer comps to record changes in child layer comps? I think there is already a request for that.

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That's a much better and simpler way to put it!
Yes, It's what I want!
:)