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Photoshop: Allow a layer mask to be linked to a Smart Object

Dear Adobe Gripe #6042, #1301, #468, #5916 & #1928

"Please make a mask connectable to my smart object!"

"You should be able to link a layer mask to a smart object so they move
together. Otherwise, they're dumb."

"Why can't I link a smart layer and a layer mask?"

"Can't ... link ...mask ... to ... Smart ... Object ... Why?"

"Why don't you let us link smart layers together with its layer mask?
Whyyy?!"

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This feature was added in Photoshop CS4. You can now link a layer mask to a Smart Object layer:

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Dear Adobe Gripes #5725 & #7210

"Can't link a Layer Mask with a Smart Object layer, even with PS CS3."

"I should be able to link a layer mask to a smart object just like any other layer. I don't understand why it would be any different."