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In this movie, I'll introduce you to the other filtering criteria that are available when searching for layers inside the Layers panel. So notice, if you click on the word Kind here, you have a list of criteria that are available to you. For example, I could choose Name. And then I get a search field, go ahead and click in the search field, and enter, for example, Ear, since I know that I have a bunch of ear layers. And not only do I see the three ear layers devoted to the left ear, as well as the three devoted to the right, but I also see this hidden text layer, which begins with the word fear.
Which after all, contains ear. So in other words, you're searching for partial words as well. Next you can search for Layer Effect. And by default it's going to be set to Bevel and Emboss. Which is the topmost layer effect, but you can switch it to one of the other ones. For example, I can select Stroke and you can see that this illustration has a lot of stroked layers assigned to it. I could also switch to something like overlay. Now, that's not the blend mode by the way. Overlay stands for color, gradient and pattern overlays.
So if you want to search for any of those interior effects, you select overlay. An interesting thing to note about searching for layer effects, is, that, Photoshop is only going to return those layer effects that are visible. So for example, I'll go ahead and scroll down the list to this layer right there, Arms T, which is this top pair of arms. I'll go ahead and expand the layer effects, and notice that we have three layer effects that are turned on, and in two, inner glow and pattern overlay, that are currently turned off. So the reason that Arms T is showing up in the search is because gradient overlay is turned on.
If I were to click on this layer, just to make clear that it's selected here, and then turn off gradient overlay. Notice that that layer disappears from my search criteria because now the overlay effect is hidden. And we end up with these white arms as well. If I press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on a Mac to undo that change, then the Arms T layer reappears. Next you can search by blend mode, and what I'm going to do here, is I'm going to switch to a different layer comp, so I'll bring up the layer comp's panel, and you can see I've added a layer comp called template to this specific file.
I'll click in front of it in order to switch over to it. And it features that original pencil sketch, set against the photographic background. Now, I'll hide the layer comps panel. And I'll go ahead and switch my blend mode from normal to multiply. And I'll see that I have a couple of layers, one of which is hidden. The other is the sketch, itself, which is called Cartoon. I'll go ahead and click on it to make it active. Now, let's imagine I want to change the blend mode associated with this layer. In which case, you do so by clicking on this blend mode pop up menu here, not the one at the top, but the next one down.
So let's say I change the blend mode from multiply to overlay, not because it's going to look good, just for the sake of demonstration here. Then I end up creating a different effect, as you can see here on screen, and I lose that layer because it no longer fits the search criteria. It would of course, if I went ahead and switched over to overlay, then I'll see that layer once again, and I could click on it and change it back to Multiply. In which case, it's going to not only change in appearance on screen but we're going to lose that layer inside the Layers panel as well.
Compare that to if I switch back to Multiply, click on the layer to select it and then mistakenly, I go up to this first blend mode pop-up menu and change it to overlay. I'm not going to change the appearance of the layer because I didn't affect the layer. Rather, I just affected the search criteria. And I'm making a big deal about this because this is the mistake that I find I make all the time just because these blend mode popup menus are so close to each other. Alright, now let's take a look at Attribute, which gives you access to a bunch of different search criterias.
Notice, by default, it's set to Visible so we're seeing all the visible layers associated with this particular layer comp, which are not very many as you can see. But, I could switch over to something else such as advanced blending. In which case, I'm going to see all these little badges here, these double square badges, which indicate some kind of advanced blending going on which, as you may recall, if I double-click on this Arms T layer once again, in order to bring up the Layer Style dialogue box, means this group of options down here in the lower central portion of the dialogue box.
And in the case of this specific layer, it's this check box right there, which is turned on. By default that check box is turned off. So, that's all the advance blending that's going on. And more importantly notice that Photoshop returns all the layers that have advanced blending associated with them, whether the layers are visible or not. You also have these various not options, so you have a not version of every single one of the criteria. If I choose Not Visible I'm going to see an awful lot of layers subject to this layer comp.
But if I go ahead and bring up the layers comp panel once again, which you can get to by choosing layer comps from the window menu, and I click in front of final artwork then I'll see that just a few of these layers are hidden. Now that leaves just one more group of filtering criteria; color. And I'll show you how that option works and how you cans how and hide entire groups of layers on the file in the next movie.
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