How to Edit Smart Objects in Photoshop

Learn how to edit smart objects in Photoshop! Lesson 2 in my Smart Objects tutorial series.
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Two powerful advantages of using smart objects are that we can edit their contents, and we can even replace their contents, and have our changes instantly appear in the document.

Editing the contents of a smart object is great for when you want to keep the same image inside the smart object and just change its appearance. But we can also replace the contents with a completely new image, making smart objects perfect for creating reusable templates!

To help us learn about editing and replacing a smart object’s contents, we’ll convert an image into a smart object and then place it inside a frame. Once it’s in the frame, we’ll learn how to edit the image inside the smart object, and then how to replace it with a different image! I’ll be using Photoshop CC but everything is fully compatible with Photoshop CS6.

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18 thoughts on “How to Edit Smart Objects in Photoshop

  1. How to do a dual screens smart object???? For ex- If i want to see both photo simultaneously in one frame??? What is the process????? Plz help me out regarding this

  2. I am really need your help!!! Can you tell me how to change the TEXT in this smart object PSD
    Tried everything with no success please helpThank you

  3. Thank you! This is EXACTLY what I needed to learn to do. Thanks for explaining everything so well. Definitely subscribing to your channel. Thanks again!

  4. Hi everyone, Steve here. In this second video in my series on working with smart objects in Photoshop, I show you how to edit a smart object and how to easily replace its contents! We start by converting an image into a smart object and placing it inside a frame (0:49). Once the smart object is in the frame, we learn how to edit the contents of the smart object (4:52), and then how to replace the image in the smart object with a new image (10:00).

    If you're not familiar with smart objects, be sure to check out the previous video in this series ( ) where I cover what smart objects are and how to create them. Please leave any comments, questions or suggestions below, and thanks for watching!

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