I have several layers in a Photoshop document that I would like to convert to smart objects (I'm going to be doing a lot of resizing). However, when I right click or use the menu command to do so, all the selected layers are flattened into one smart object. Is there a way to batch convert several layers into their own smart objects?

I realize at this point it might be just easier to use InDesign.


I don't know of a way to do this directly in Photoshop.

You can use scripts to do this through Bridge. You can convert files from Bridge to smart objects by dragging them into Photoshop. You will have to export the layers to files first though.

  • This is a good suggestion although I think the reason it's so difficult to batch create smart objects is so we're pushed to use a more appropriate program. I ended up using InDesign for this project. – intcreator Jul 28 '15 at 4:29

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