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Searching by name, effect, and blend mode

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Video: Searching by name, effect, and blend mode

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.

Searching by name, effect, and blend mode

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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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Mastery

101 video lessons · 11974 viewers

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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 10s
    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 (CC Only)
      8m 8s
    14. Customizing an effect with a filter mask (CC Only)
      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 28s
    13. Developing HDR in Camera Raw
      8m 53s
    14. Working with a 32-bit channel image
      7m 6s
  9. 1h 11m
    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 (CC 2014) NEW
      5m 56s
    7. Deleting empty layers; replacing fonts (CC)
      4m 34s
    8. Grouping layers by name
      7m 53s
    9. Masking groups and effects in one operation
      5m 28s
    10. Expanding and collapsing all groups and effects
      3m 43s
    11. Introducing layer comps
      4m 4s
    12. Creating a dynamic layer comp
      5m 34s
    13. Applying a mode or effect to an entire group
      8m 55s
    14. 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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