How to Use a layer group Photoshop Layers


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Using a layer group

More often than not, if I want to apply a targeted adjustment to an image, I'm actually going to apply multiple targeted adjustments to that same area. For example, if I wanted to adjust the pebbles in the foreground of this image, I might want to increase contrast, increase saturation, and also shift the color balance. In other words, I want three adjustments for one specific area. You can certainly create multiple adjustment layers, each with their own layer mask, that focuses the adjustment on those pebbles. But it's much more efficient if we create a selection once, and utilize one layer mask for all of those adjustments. Let me show you what I mean.

I'm going to start off by loading the selection that I've already saved with this image. So I'll go to the Select menu and choose Load selection. The pebbles selection is the one I want, and so I'll choose that from the channel popup, and then click OK in order to load that selection. Now, because I only want a single layer m...

Using a layer group
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Using a layer group provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop

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