Photoshop: Updating (and linking) colors and layer styles in a library

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I would like to be able to 'link' colors and layer styles stored in my collaboration library, so that any changes made to them, will also update all uses of it. Currently this behavior is limited to smart objects and linked files
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pavel villarreal

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  • sad this doesnt work yet

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Kate Killick

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Ditto! Right now I'm not sure how to use all the differing styles/libraries features. e.g. I want to create buttons that I can edit the text and width of depending on the button, apply a particular text style, and if I want to change the button colour it should update all my designs. I can't do this with smart objects. Libraries looked really useful as I can put the style for the button background and the button text in the same place - but it doesn't update existing elements if I change it. I may be able to do this with a mix of styles / character / paragraph styles, but explaining to the other designers how this all sits together may not be worth the effort.
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Max Johnson, Champion

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This. All of this forever.
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Gregory Rosenhan

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I use libraries all the time, but it could be so much more useful if styles could link and also be edited so that I don't have to make a new style and then go through and update all layers if I need to change the font size from 13pt to 15pt.