Applying a filter to multiple layers


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Applying a filter to multiple layers

Okay, here is a Photoshop trivia question for you. Can you apply a filter to more than one layer at the same time? Well, let's see. I'm going to select these four layers. I'm going to click on the first one, hold down the Shift key, click on the last one. If I go to the Filter menu, all those filter commands are grayed out but there is one that is not. It says Convert for Smart Filters. What does that mean? Well, I'm going to go ahead and do that. I'm going to choose Convert for Smart Filters and what that really means is I'm going to convert this selection of layers into a Smart Object. There you see it consolidates that into a single row inside the Layers panel.

Now, if I wanted to I could have grouped those layers before converting that to a Smart Object. And then I could have them in a group, in a folder, and then convert that folder to a Smart Object, if I wanted to maintain some of that layer structure there. But here I have got them all located into a sing...

Applying a filter to multiple layers
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Applying a filter to multiple layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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