Photoshop :: Applying Adjustment Layers Only To...

Apr 2, 2008

How do I make adjustment layers 1 & 2 apply to all layer below them,
but have adjustment layers 3 & 4 only apply to the indented layers
below them -- layers 4, 5 & 6? That is adjustment layers 3 & 4 should
apply to layers 5 & 6 but, not apply to the background layer.

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Photoshop :: Applying Adjustment Layers

Feb 9, 2005

What method do you guys use in applying an Adjustment layer to MULTIPLE Layers but NOT everything underneath it?

I tried using clipping masks, but I think my solution isn't "the best way".

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Photoshop :: Applying Adjustment To A Group Of Layers

Nov 16, 2005

I'm doing an animation for a progress indicator. Basically I have a set of 72 spokes, and I'm using sub-set of these spokes with varying transparency to show the underlying gray layer through.

I've seperated each spoke into 72 different layers, and I'm then manually adjusting each one for each frame.

The effect works great, but I've decided that I would like to apply an adjustment to all of the spokes to adjust their color balance. I've got an adjustment layer, but this is affecting my gray layer underneath.

I've tried layer sets, linking layers and grouping, but none seem to allow me to apply an adjustment to a group of layers. I'm using Photoshop 7.

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Photoshop :: Apply Adjustment Layers To Multiple Layers That Have Different Blending Modes?

Sep 6, 2013

How to Apply adjustment layers to multiple layers that have different blending modes  and keep the colors the same as the adjustment done?
I work in Animation painting Backgrounds.  My files are sometimes upwards to 200+ layers.I will use adjustment layers to quickly balance colours and constrast on top of those many many layers.
The only way that I know of how to apply adjustment layers it to every single layer  ( by applying I mean I need to get rid of the adjustment layers because we cant use them in production but i need the new colours be applied to all layers underneath ) in a psd is to manually do it By duplicating the adjusment layer 200+ times and  then merging each layer to one of those adjustment layers so that that layer can take the adjustment layers effect permanently.
The issue is that Within Those 200 layers I have some layers set to Multiply or OVERLAY.    IT obviously wont apply the adjustment layer properly to those layers because those layer blend mode affect the layers under them. The colour wont be the same anymore in the spots that had the multiply blended mode.


I have 2 adjustment layers up top.  I need to get rid of them by applying them to each layer! I cannot merge any of the layers. We need all those layers for production.I can apply the adjustment layers manually and this works GREAT for all Layers set to normal.  THey take on the colour change just FINE.
However, The issue is that layer 6 and layer 4 are both set to mutiply and this screws up the colour once i apply the adjustment layers to each layer manually...
How can i apply my adjustment layers to a file like this with some layers being set to multiply while keeping the layers exactly the same configuration  and The new colour taking effect exactly how i looks before i apply the adjustment layers? Now the simple solution is to merge the multiply layers to the layer that it affects HOWEVER I NEED those multiply layers to be separate! 

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I want to add the same 3 adjustment layers to about 20 photos and then in scripts, export layers to files, so that each photo includes the adjustments.

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Nov 11, 2012

How do I create layers in an adjustment layer and transfer  or duplicate those layers in another image ?
I need to transfer the same colour readjustment from one image to several other images ... I have been told to do this in the adjustment layer platform how ever I cannot drag or copy those layers over to the other images I have open and in need of adjustment to the same layers ...
Images shows my layout and what i've done this far

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Photoshop :: How To Merge Adjustment Layers To Several Layers And Export To Files

May 31, 2012

I have now exactly the same problem as below with over 1000 images, I have saved them in .psd that has over 100 layers each. On top of those there is curves and levels layer that affects every layer below. I want to save all images to .jpg for videoedit with those curves at least. I don't want to merge same curves 100 times. Is there a solution in phothoshop cs5 or cs6 available? Would save alot of working hours. All I have got by this far is blank white images of adjustment layers and non adjusted jpg-files.
This discussion was opened in 2010 and I quess this is same problem:
How to merge adjustment layers to hundreds of layers?

Jul 28, 2010 10:38 AMSay I have a photoshop File with 100 layers. 

And say I created 3 adjustment layers on top of those 100 layers to get the adjustments that i want for those layers.   I'm happy with the adjustments but Then I NEED to merge those 3 adjustment layers to ALL those 100 layers.  

Is there a way to easily permanently apply the adjustments to each of those layers without having to do it manually? I absolutely need to merge the adjustments to the seperate layers because of how the layers are being used in a seperate 3d program.   
So far what I've been doing is duplicating the adjustment layers for each layer and merging them to said layers separately.. I wish I could just right click the adjustment layer and Tell it to merge to everylayer it affects  or apply to every layer underneath it!

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Jun 5, 2013

I need to merge 2 adjustment layers with 2 image layers. When I do, the look changes. Are there ways to do this without changing the look? I have attached a screen capture of the layers affected. Additionally the "Stars" layer has a "Screen" blend mode. This is on a Mac.

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Photoshop :: Adjustment Layers For Certain Layers

Nov 19, 2004

If I make an Adjustment Layer, I notice that it effects EVERY layer underneath it. Is the only way to apply that adjustment layer to layers you WANT is to drag those layers under the adjustment, and then hold ALT and click the line BETWEEN the adjustment layer and the layer you want affected, thus making it a "Clipping?" layer?

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Jul 14, 2012

Is it possible applying those photoshop filters into After effects layers? I thought the filter worked like layers, so when I import the photoshop files to AE I could drag the filter and apply it on a movie layer! I didn't work! Is it possible?

PS: I'm using Production premium CS5.5!

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Photoshop :: Applying Adjustments To Multiple Layers

Aug 14, 2008

I'm trying to Key some footage in AE but one of my clips has jacked up exposure making it very difficult. I found the easiest way for me to fix the problem without having to re-shoot is to import the footage into PS converting frames to layers and adjust it accordingly then export back to QT mov. On a test layer I found that the shadow/highlight adjustment works the best. The problem is there doesn't seem to be a new adjustment layer that does shadow/highlight. I don't want to adjust every layer individually because there are over a thousand frames and it could take a long long time. My question is, Is there a way to apply the shadow/highlight to each layer at once?

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Jun 16, 2008

I've created a Contact Sheet and unticked flatten layers. So have 8 image layers(as there's 8 photos) and 8 text layers.
I want to create a levels adjustment layer attached to each one of the photo/image layers.
Can I create an Action to apply a clipping levels layer to each image layer

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Jan 8, 2008

I'm working on an image, and I need it to say "The Wedding of Jane Smith."

I have 4 different text layers showing up, and they're all visible. (a real small "the," a much larger "Wedding," a small "of," and a large "Jane Smith.") I like to have the different words on separate text layers so I can move them around and lay them out the way I like.

I got to the point where I wanted to apply blending effects to the text (drop shadow, bevel, whatever). Now, since I have 4 different text layers, what I'd normally do is merge them into one rasterized layer and then do my effects. But I'm wondering if there is a better, more non-destructive way.

I do video graphic design at my job, working with a video editor, and it would be extremely convenient if I could apply effects to multiple text layers without first rasterizing and merging the layers. i.e. when my boss or the client is looking over my shoulder, and I can show him what the text looks like with the blending FX without having to commit to the text placement/size by rasterizing/merging.

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Photoshop :: Applying Effects To Multiple Text Layers Simultaneously?

Jan 8, 2008

I have 4 different text layers showing up, and they're all visible. (a real small "the," a much larger "Wedding," a small "of," and a large "Jane Smith.") I like to have the different words on separate text layers so I can move them around and lay them out the way I like.

I got to the point where I wanted to apply blending effects to the text (drop shadow, bevel, whatever). Now, since I have 4 different text layers, what I'd normally do is merge them into one rasterized layer and then do my effects. But I'm wondering if there is a better, more non-destructive way. Code:

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Aug 13, 2013

I use adjustment layers (curves) to modify the tonal scale of my files.  In CS5 I could command click on the image with the eyedropper and a corresponding point would be placed on the tone curve in the curves window.  When I try this in CS 6 (command click) the curves window collapses.  What should I be doing differently.

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Photoshop :: Adjustment Layers

Jun 21, 2006

I was wondering how you can make an adjustment layer in CS2 only affect the one layer beneath it, not every layer.

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Photoshop :: Adjustment Layers !

Jun 23, 2008

I have a portrait of two persons. They are treated differently
so I have them on separate layers with layer masks.
So the new retouched background gets through.
These layers are:

P1 and P2.

The background is:


I have some color correction adjustment layers.

Some of these are just for P1:


Some of these iare just for P2:


Some of these are just for B:



I now place my layers this way:

Group1{ C1 P1 (linked as a clipping group)} ,
Group2{ C2 P2 (linked as a clipping group)} ,
GroupB{ CB B }

That works OK.



I also have some color correction adjustment layers
that is for both P1 and P2 but not for B.

How do I place them ?

I do not want to place them both in Group1 and in Group2.

I Want to have them in just one place.

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Jan 26, 2009

how to make an adjustment to a specific Photoshop layer (in this case a tweaking the color on a person extracted from the background by green screen) without affecting the other layers. I have tried Adobe help but can't seem to find the solution.

I am using Photoshop CS4.

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Whenever i try to add adjustment layers on my gifs, the result of the adjustment only comes in effect on the first frame, even when the adjustment layer is on the very top?

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Photoshop :: Two Adjustment Layers In Two Different Groups

Sep 25, 2012

I have a problem with my layers which I can not figure out how to solve.

see picture:

I have a group called: "Hele akvarier" " where I have used "Create new fill adjustment layer" - "Brightness / Contrast" to the layers which are under. (Layer 2, Original Copy, Original).Over is there are two layers named "Layer 3, Layer 1". These layers, I also need to  use the "Brightness / Contrast" to they're going to look right, but the top "adjustment layer" affects all the layers under.
How do I get my layers divided into two groups, each with its "adjustment layer" to use each with its own settings?

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Jun 20, 2012

Suddenly, the adjustment layers I am trying to use have no effect. Moving the sliders has no effect.

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Apr 24, 2012

Lets say I have an area of a picture to which I want to apply a adjustment layer such as Hue/Saturation. I select the area and create a mask. I then apply a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.

The problem is that the adjustment layer affects the whole image rather than the masked area.

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Photoshop :: CS4 Adjustment Layers And History

Nov 21, 2008

I'm having trouble recovering a few things that used to work really well in CS3 and before. How do I do the following in CS4?

1. Control-tab used to cycle through adjustment points in a curve and I could then use arrow keys to move adjustment points around. Control-tab does nothing in CS4 and I don't see a way to set it with keyboard shortcut settings.

2. In CS3 and earlier I could edit the settings of an adjustment layer and clicking OK would save the changes AND add a history entry. In CS4 it seems that adding the history layer is implicit. Is there a better way than selecting some other layer and going back? I can't find a keyboard shortcut that adds a history entry (e.g. hitting enter) that is equivalent to clicking OK. The "reset to previous state" button in the adjustment panel seems to hold only the previous state.

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Photoshop :: Eraser On Adjustment Layers

Oct 12, 2004

I'm not sure if this is an intended feature of PS, but I have relied on it heavily in the past and now I can't get it to work any more!
Basically, when optimising photos, I will make an adjustment layer, levels, curves, whatever, which will globally alter the image.

I forget why I tried, but I found that using the eraser to erase parts of the adjustment layer would reveal the original state beneath, enabling me to make subtle tonal adjustments by feel. Sure there are many ways to achieve similar results with layer masks, history brush, whatever, but this method suits my way of working and is so simple.
Problem is, it won't work any more - nothing to do with updating PS as I have been using CS since it came out.

Messing with layer masks has sometimes brought this feature back, sometimes not, but unfortunately only temporarily and I can't work out what I did anyway!! When it does work, you can see the erased parts in the layer thumbnail and of course in the history palette, but when it won't, you still see the erase step in the palette, but nothing happens to the image.

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Dec 13, 2004

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May 4, 2006

I've never had trouble erasing through adjustment layers (ie a levels or curves layer), but as of today, I am unable to erase through any adjustment layers. The history log shows I'm using the eraser tool, but nothing happens within the layer I'm trying to erase. I don't seem to have a problem erasing through duplicate background layers.

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Aug 29, 2008

I've been working with an image with about a half dozen layers. Some of these are Curves adjustment layers, I've also added a layer, using Soft Light mode, and then paint either in black or white to dodge and burn the image. At some point, when I started painting in this layer, or in the masks of the adjusment layers, instead of seeing my results in the image, I'm see red brush strokes being added to the image. It looks like the red you get when you toggle the "" key and you're seeing what's in the layer and the masks in rubylith.

Also, when I select a layer, it turns light gray, not blue, as with other images.

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