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Expanding and collapsing all groups and effects

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Video: Expanding and collapsing all groups and effects

In this movie I'll show you how to both expand and collapse every single group as well as every single layer effect in Smart Filter inside the Layers panel. So the idea is this, once you start amassing a ton of layers inside of a document things can get very gnarly here inside the Layers panel. With some groups open and some groups closed and some effects expanded and others collapsed and so forth. And typically, what you do is you just expand and then collapse one item at a time.

Expanding and collapsing all groups and effects

In this movie I'll show you how to both expand and collapse every single group as well as every single layer effect in Smart Filter inside the Layers panel. So the idea is this, once you start amassing a ton of layers inside of a document things can get very gnarly here inside the Layers panel. With some groups open and some groups closed and some effects expanded and others collapsed and so forth. And typically, what you do is you just expand and then collapse one item at a time.

For example, we'll go ahead and scroll up my list here. And I'll click on the little triangle there. To twirl the eye bags subgroup closed. And then I'll continue to scroll up the list and I'll twirl close the eyes group that contains that subgroup as well. Now everything is nice and tidy inside the panel. Now, if I were to expand just the eyes group, then I would reveal the contents of that group, but that subgroup would remain closed because that was its last state. What if instead you want to expand everything? Well what you do is, you press the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on a Mac and you click on one of these triangles for any one of the groups.

And that will go ahead and expand everything as you see here. So every single group is now expanded. And again, that's a function of Ctrl+Clicking, or on the Mac, Cmd+Clicking on the little triangle in front on any one of the groups. If you want to collapse every single one of the groups then you Ctrl+Click or Cmd+Click on any one of those triangles again and as you can see they're now all collapsed. Compare this to, if I go ahead and expand everybody once again by control clicking or command clicking on one of those triangles.

Compare that to expanding and collapsing effects. So if I were to just click on this down-pointing triangle on the far right side of the layers panel. I'd go ahead and expand the layer effects that are assigned to this specific layer. If this were a smart object and it had smart filters assigned to it, I would also see a list of those smart filters. If I click what is now an up-pointing arrow head. Then I'll collapse that single layer. If you want to expand every single layer inside the panel then you press the Alt key or the Option key on a Mac.

Not Ctrl or Cmd this time, it's Alt or Option. And notice if I Alt or Option click that arrow head, now I can scroll down the list and I'm seeing every single layer effect revealed. If you want to hide them once again, you press the Alt key or the Option key on a Mac and click what is now an up-pointing arrowhead in order to collapse every single one of those effects. Now you may wonder well, why in the world is it Ctrl or Cmd+Click for groups and it's Alt or Option+Click for effects and smart filters.

Here's the reasoning. One final keyboard trick that I want to share with you. I'll go ahead and control click or command click on the triangle in front of that clothing group. Although it could have been the triangle in front of any of the groups, for that matter, in order to collapse them. If you press both the Ctrl and Alt keys or Cmd and Option on the Mac and click one of these triangles in front of any one of the folders then you're not only going to expand the groups but you're also going to expand the layer effects and the smart filters.

And then of course if you want to collapse everything so you have the ultra tidy view of your objects here inside the layers panels, then you press and hold the Ctrl and Alt keys or Cmd and Option on the Mac. And click on a triangle, in front of any one of the folder icons. And that's how you expand and contract all groups, as well as all layer effects and smart filters, here inside the Layers panel.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Mastery

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  1. 1m 25s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      1m 25s
  2. 1h 21m
    1. The many and varied filters in the Filter Gallery
      1m 16s
    2. Introducing the Filter Gallery
      7m 25s
    3. Modifying Filter Gallery settings
      4m 27s
    4. Combining multiple Filter Gallery effects
      7m 28s
    5. The strange power of the Sketch filters
      7m 19s
    6. Converting an image to etched outlines
      5m 58s
    7. Turning those outlines into "digital ink"
      4m 21s
    8. Duplicating a complex Smart Filter sequence
      5m 31s
    9. Customizing a filter effect for a new image
      6m 47s
    10. Tracking Filter Gallery effects by name
      4m 2s
    11. Pencil sketching one image onto another
      6m 26s
    12. Brightening eyes and teeth in a filtered portrait
      8m 46s
    13. Using the new Oil Paint filter
      8m 8s
    14. Customizing an effect with a filter mask
      3m 56s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Shining light onto a photograph
      1m 1s
    2. Introducing the Lighting Effects filter
      10m 3s
    3. Creating a custom, colorful vignette
      4m 34s
    4. Creating an angled watermark pattern
      5m 24s
    5. Lighting a watermark texture map
      6m 22s
    6. Turning text into a soft texture map
      3m 45s
    7. Creating raised credit-card-style letters
      5m 4s
    8. Wrapping an image using a displacement map
      5m 3s
  4. 30m 38s
    1. Magic is a shaky proposition
      1m 32s
    2. Introducing the Shake Reduction filter
      7m 41s
    3. Drawing custom Blur Trace boundaries
      8m 3s
    4. Modifying and comparing Blur Trace boundaries
      3m 1s
    5. The Blur Direction tool and Source Noise
      2m 58s
    6. Adding grain and smoothing color artifacts
      7m 23s
  5. 33m 37s
    1. Correcting barrel distortion and panoramas
      1m 4s
    2. Introducing the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      4m 17s
    3. Drawing polygonal constraints
      4m 10s
    4. Manually straightening a GoPro photo
      4m 45s
    5. Stitching together a seamless panorama
      4m 35s
    6. Correcting a pano with Adaptive Wide Angle
      6m 57s
    7. Aligning constraints and overcorrecting
      7m 49s
  6. 52m 52s
    1. Distorting an extracted image
      1m 24s
    2. Extracting a foreground from a background
      3m 30s
    3. Introducing the Puppet Warp command
      5m 2s
    4. Changing the mode and adding rotation
      4m 58s
    5. Adjusting the Expansion value
      4m 0s
    6. Using Pin Depth and Density
      4m 36s
    7. Applying Puppet Warp to editable text
      6m 41s
    8. Creating an intermediate text frame
      3m 16s
    9. Converting layers into animated frames
      7m 13s
    10. Tweening and animating text
      5m 10s
    11. Exporting a QuickTime movie and GIF animation
      7m 2s
  7. 1h 10m
    1. Why edit video in Photoshop?
      1m 5s
    2. Loading video clips into Photoshop
      5m 57s
    3. Creating gradually fading transitions
      6m 11s
    4. Activating a few painless keyboard shortcuts
      3m 41s
    5. Adding text to your video
      5m 21s
    6. Combining your text into video groups
      4m 57s
    7. Adding motion to text (or any layer)
      5m 33s
    8. Adding soundtracks and voiceovers
      6m 50s
    9. Exporting and examining your video
      6m 14s
    10. Editing an existing video comp
      8m 55s
    11. Adding a video clip to the start of a track
      5m 38s
    12. Superimposing video clips with blend modes
      4m 49s
    13. Applying a Smart Filter to an entire video clip
      5m 30s
  8. 1h 24m
    1. Merging multiple exposures in Photoshop
      1m 52s
    2. Automatically aligning bracketed photographs
      4m 13s
    3. Preparing bracketed photos in Camera Raw
      4m 47s
    4. Introducing the HDR Pro command
      4m 12s
    5. How the HDR Pro settings work
      4m 56s
    6. Dramatically increasing the detail in a photo
      7m 45s
    7. Adding a curve in HDR Pro to heighten reality
      9m 9s
    8. Creating a faux-HDR effect in Camera Raw
      6m 17s
    9. Simulating HDR exposures in Camera Raw
      6m 57s
    10. Merging simulated exposures in HDR Pro
      7m 17s
    11. Creating an authentic HDR portrait shot
      6m 12s
    12. Softening an HDR portrait shot
      4m 29s
    13. Developing HDR in Camera Raw
      8m 53s
    14. Working with a 32-bit channel image
      7m 6s
  9. 1h 5m
    1. Managing the multilayer experience
      1m 52s
    2. Renaming a sequence of layers
      5m 35s
    3. Refining the Layers list using filter icons
      3m 31s
    4. Searching by name, effect, and blend mode
      5m 20s
    5. Color property, hide, show, and lock
      5m 28s
    6. Deleting empty layers; replacing fonts
      4m 34s
    7. Grouping layers by name
      7m 53s
    8. Masking groups and effects in one operation
      5m 28s
    9. Expanding and collapsing all groups and effects
      3m 43s
    10. Introducing layer comps
      4m 4s
    11. Creating a dynamic layer comp
      5m 34s
    12. Applying a mode or effect to an entire group
      8m 55s
    13. Moving many layers without upsetting comps
      3m 28s
  10. 1h 15m
    1. Three incentives to recording actions
      2m 2s
    2. Introducing the Actions panel
      6m 31s
    3. Recording a simple but practical action
      7m 4s
    4. Modifying settings and playing an action
      7m 37s
    5. Creating a dynamically adjustable action
      5m 5s
    6. Adding steps to an existing action
      7m 56s
    7. Actioning a consistent image resolution
      8m 13s
    8. Modifying an adjustment and adding Save As
      6m 21s
    9. Actioning the creation of a flat CMYK image
      5m 18s
    10. Batch processing an entire folder of images
      6m 41s
    11. Saving and loading your actions
      4m 10s
    12. Creating a conditional action
      8m 47s
  11. 1m 20s
    1. See ya
      1m 20s

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