Photoshop: Layer Clones (aka Smart Objects)

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Let's say I'm working on the User Interface - a menu with loads of buttons... something like Photoshops Tool Panel.

Imagine I have created one background for all of the buttons, so I have duplicated all the layer groups for each of the button.
Now as it turned out it doesn't work well I want to change something in the background. I'd have to change it in each of the Groups or delete them and copy the corrected group once again.

It would be great help if I could have "Cloned Layers" or something like that, so whenever I cange the "source" of "cloned layer" all the clones changes accordingly...
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Zeeto VGS

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Posted 7 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
This is what Smart Objects were designed to do.

More details on Smart Objects here:

Nondestructive editing/About Smart Objects

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