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I recently cancelled my Adobe CC subscription as the only thing I used it for was putting together vinyl LP mock ups.

 

On Photoshop ,the template I used has smart layers which when double clicked open a separate document and you can easily drop the cover art into, which then places the artwork into the PSD and applies the preset effects. 

 

On both Affinity Designer and Photo I cannot see a way to use these smart layers. Double clicking (as I would do in Photoshop) does nothing, is there another way to work with smart layers that I've missed, or is this feature not available?


 Hopefully the image explains what I am trying to get to work

Screen Shot 2018-01-31 at 21.48.49.png

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Hi alefleaf,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Currently Affinity apps don't support Photoshop Smart objects. They are converted in regular pixel layers on import so it's not possible to edit them as you would do in Photoshop (double-clicking the layer).

You can build similar mockups using Embedded documents in Affinity apps. We do hope to add support for Photoshop's smart objects in a future version later.

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I tried the trial of both Designer and Photo and stumbled upon the same 'issue'. I have hundreds of documents which rely on this functionality. This is also the only flaw i could find so far, but it is a really big one..

 

 

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Hi Timmiej84,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

As far as i know we do intend to add support for smart objects at some point but currently there's no way around it. You can however use Affinity embedded document functionality to achieve a similar effect dragging an afdesign/afphoto file to inside an opened document. Clicking twice on it on canvas will open the embedded document in another document tab for editing.

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On 3/21/2018 at 7:47 PM, MEB said:

Hi Timmiej84,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

As far as i know we do intend to add support for smart objects at some point but currently there's no way around it. You can however use Affinity embedded document functionality to achieve a similar effect dragging an afdesign/afphoto file to inside an opened document. Clicking twice on it on canvas will open the embedded document in another document tab for editing.

Not even close to smart object functions. For example, when i deforming an embedded document, it automatically becomes a pixel layer. 

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