What are Smart Objects in Photoshop?

Skill level
Beginner

You’ve likely heard the term “Smart Objects” when talking about non-destructive editing, but what exactly are they, and how do they differ from traditional layers?

At its core, Smart Objects allows you to accomplish three things
  1. Preserve the data of your original layers
  2. Apply editable filters and adjustments
  3. Update multiple layers at once

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