Controlling which layers are affected by an Adjustment Layer


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Controlling which layers are affected by an Adjustment Layer

One very important thing, or aspect, about Adjustment layers you need to learn is how to control which layers are affected by Adjustment layers. Let's kind of run through a couple of scenarios, so you can see what I'm talking about. I'm going to add a Black & White Adjustment layer to this image. We'll go ahead to the Adjustments panel and click on Black & White. I'm going to go ahead and go with the default settings here. That's fine for this exercise. You'll see, by default, the Adjustment layer affects every single layer underneath it. So, it's implying and affecting the entire stack.

Now, once you have an Adjustment layer chosen in your Layers panel - see here I have the Black & White Adjustment layer - there is a button at the bottom of the Adjustments panel that lets you determine if that Adjustment layer affects all the layers or just clip it to the layer directly below. So, I'm going to click that button once, and you'll see that...

Controlling which layers are affected by an Adjustment Layer
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Controlling which layers are affected by an Adjustment Layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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