Apply a filter to multiple layers Photoshop CC


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Applying a filter to multiple layers

There might be times when you have multiple layers in your image that you don't want to merge together, but you want to add a filter to all of them at one time. Let's say for example that I want to add a diffuse glow to both of the cactus images. In order to do this, I'm going to select both of them in the Layers panel. And then I'll choose to convert them to a smart object using Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object. Now that they're a single smart object, I can add my filter to them. So I'll select Filter > Filter Gallery, and we'll add the Diffuse Glow filter. I don't want to add quite as much grain.

And I'm going to back off a little on the glow amount and a little on the clear amount. Of course if I wanted to see the lower image. We can go ahead and scroll up or I can use Cmd + 0 or Ctrl + 0 to see them both at once. I'll click OK and we can see that that's now been added as a smart filter. If I want to ad...

Applying a filter to multiple layers
Video duration: 4m 11s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Applying a filter to multiple layers provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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