Smart Undoing/Redoing option !

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It would be really awesome if adobe can implement 'Layer focused Undo/Redo' or Undoing for only selected objects. (it could be a smart object or a shape)

for tools like Photoshop and Illustrator. or at-least in Adobe XD.
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Najil Ayva

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Steve Lehman

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Hi Najil,

The undo/redo works for any recent works in PSE and Photoshop.  In Photoshop the undo is in Edit>step backward/step forward.   This can be a hassle and I agree that even professionals want the full Photoshop to have this feature back again.   

Steve Lehman, MCSE for Adobe forums   
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>  In Photoshop the undo is in Edit>step backward/step forward.>

Is that what the OP is talking about? Not something more akin to Non-Linear History? It sounds like he'd like to be able to undo something he did several steps back to a layer without undoing the history that followed, but I'm not entirely clear what he means by "layer focused undo/redo."
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if i go to Edit and apply >step backward/step forward.>  it applies to all the layers. but instead of that if we can apply the same 'step backward/step forward' to a selected object/layer whenever we want! :)
(at least before closing the doc)

some times I wish for this option when i work for huge websites or annoying clients. 
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Najil,  

This is a good request.  I had thought of that once or twice myself.  We need a back arrow for layers and then for everything else, and it needs to be an arrow, like elements, even for pros like us.   But I have grown to live with the step back (or arrow-back in elements) for everything.  I just go back a few steps then forward quickly to go back to the same point.  

One thing that may help is this tip:   I save each movement into a file by itself in one folder with all files saved.  That way I can go back to a development I had previously and then start again at a given point.   My customers like it because when they want a change, I can just step back to a file and start from there, make changes then finish quicker.  I never begin over again.   

And yes, I have found that website development can be frustrating to our customers who want changes, which makes it frustrating for us.  This is why I have not wanted to do websites now, and the fact that there are so many website builders.  They want us to use a certain one then we are trained on another.  There should be a common protocol for all website builders to have the same standards in their software.   All of them have the same goals.   

Steve (again)