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Applying Photoshop Adjustment Layers to Multiple and Specific Layers

Applying Photoshop Adjustment Layers to Multiple and Specific Layers

Today I have a quick video tip for you.

Have you ever struggled when working with adjustment layers, and needed to make one set of adjustments effect a range of multiple layers (but not your entire canvas)?

This is an issue that used to really frustrate me, and I know some of you still struggle with this same problem.

Check out the short video below and I’ll walk you through how to apply a single adjustment layer to multiple layers (but not your entire document).

About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. Su Hall says:

    Well, what do you know! I had read something about changing that ‘Pass Through’ mode for printing. I don’t recall much except that you should not leave that mode in place if you are going to print the doc/image.

    I want to try this! I’ve had several situations where changing it changed more than just the group. I’ve always used ‘Shift’, ‘Ctrl’, ‘Alt’ and ‘E’ to get a composite of the layers in the group, then, applied the effects to that. That, too, is limited, tho. Cool!

    Thank you!


  2. J says:

    Very helpful. There are many attempts to answer this question on the web. This one gets it right.

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