Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Isolating and releasing layers, part of Photoshop CC 2013 New Features.
Now, while you may initially revel in the fact that Photoshop allows you to select …multiple shapes across multiple layers. You're going to find it very frustrating …as well, especially when working inside complex documents because there are no …limitations anymore when working with the arrow tools, which is why Photoshop also …includes a Layer Isolation Mode. So that you can constrain your modifications. …I'm going to go ahead and zoom in on this detail right here, this hand. …What I want to do here. Notice that the bottom of his two hands …doesn't match its shadow. It needs to come down a little bit.…
So I'll go ahead and switch from the black arrow tool to the white arrow tool, …which Photoshop calls the Direct Selection Tool. …And then I'll marquee this bottom hand like so and that ends up selecting all …kinds of path outlines across the various layers. …Obviously this is not what I want. I'm going to go ahead and switch back to …the path selection tool, click off the path to deselect them. …
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- Upsampling intelligently with Preserve Details
- Working with the improved Liquify and Smart Sharpen filters
- Applying Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
- Automating level and perspective correction
- Creating vignettes with the Radial Filters tool
- Isolating and releasing layers
- Painting on 3D objects
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/16/2014. What changed?
A: When Creative Cloud applications are updated, we refresh our training to make sure it covers the latest features and interface changes from Adobe. This update covers Perspective Warp, linked Smart Objects, specialty photography updates for GoPro and HDR images, web asset production, independent round corners, and 3D imaging and printing enhancements.