How do you create a non-destructive Hue/Saturation layer?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Evan Deez, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Evan Deez

    Evan Deez Guest

    I just opened a multilayer PSD file and it appears someone has managed to
    apply hue/saturation values non-destructively (like a drop-shadow or stroke
    effect). The hue/saturation layer is, well, its own layer. Everything
    beneath it is affected by it. Double-clicking on it in the layers window
    will produce the Hue/Saturation window (with custom values).

    I've been using Photoshop for over 15 years and didn't even know you could
    do this. So the next logical question is : how? ;) How do I create this
    non-destructive hue/saturation layer?

    Evan Deez, Dec 15, 2008
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    Ragnar Guest

    Look under Layer / New Adjustment Layer and have fun.
    Ragnar, Dec 15, 2008
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    Gary Edstrom Guest

    Layer / New Adjustment Layer
    Click on the half-moon icon at the bottom-middle of the layers panel.

    It's interesting how some features of a program can go unknown for long
    periods of time. I myself learned of the adjustment layers feature in
    the 2nd meeting of a beginning Photoshop class.

    I'm curious what features there are that I won't learn about for years!

    Gary Edstrom, Dec 15, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest

    If you want a adjustment layer to affect only the layer below it and not the
    rest under that one

    hold alt key and hover over the line between the layer to be changed and the
    adjustment layer
    the cursor will change shape to two moons
    CLICK the line
    that will lock the adjustment to only the layer below it but not affect the

    a good work method is make the adjust layer but don't create any changes
    with sliders
    then link them as above
    the go back to the adjustment layer and move sliders

    you seem to be confusing layer effects symbol (small f in layer palette)
    (drop shadow, glows, bevel) with adjustment layers (hue sat, contrast etc)
    layer palette>> half moon
    KatWoman, Dec 15, 2008
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    Roy G Guest

    I don't find that fact at all strange. He could very easily have always
    used one of the shortcuts and never gone to the "Layer".

    Even if that was not the case, many people don't even seem to notice
    dialogue boxes, or rather don't seem to read them and just click OK.

    They think they have saved an image as a Tiff, but it actually ends up as a
    Jpeg or Gif, because the last user had been doing something different.

    I am not just talking about beginners, but many fairly experienced users. I
    know because I used to be the custodian of the Camera Club computer, (when
    they were rare and expensive), and got asked "Why" when things went wrong.

    Roy G
    Roy G, Dec 16, 2008
  6. Evan Deez

    Evan Deez Guest

    If you're asking whether or not I've gone out of my way to click on every
    menu Photoshop has to offer, and every option all of those menus contain,
    just for the sport of it... the answer is no, I have not done that, even
    after 15 years.

    So please, feel free to condescend. Surely I somehow earned it.
    Evan Deez, Dec 16, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest

    I did that the first time I got PS in ver 4.0 also highly recommend it
    learned some creative things I never knew I could do

    EVAN you responded to above answer but not to my very detailed explanation
    KatWoman, Dec 16, 2008
  8. Evan Deez

    Evan Deez Guest

    Thanks for the info!
    Evan Deez, Dec 18, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest

    KatWoman, Dec 18, 2008
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    abe slaney Guest

    Well, that was a trick I never knew, so thanks! Whenever I"ve wanted
    an adjustment layer to only affect one layer, I've made the original
    layer a selection by command-clicking the layer icon, then doing the
    adjustment layer. I like your way better.
    abe slaney, Dec 27, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest

    thanks for saying thanks
    I am glad you cross posted so I saw it here on adobe
    I quit the other group of thankless rude and hostile posters over at

    never will understand or forgive the hostile misogynistic nasty responses I
    got for helping people for free
    KatWoman, Dec 28, 2008
  12. Evan Deez

    KatWoman Guest

    I don't allow the people who pay me for my work to abuse me
    and I certainly am not going to stay and put up with those trolls
    I did stay over 2 years longer than I should have
    no amount of blocking blocks them
    as it is their hobby
    your smart mouth assumption that I "started it"

    leaves me little choice but to believe you are most likely the same person
    just followed me here to taunt
    I am neither naive nor stupid and certainly not "BROKEN"
    & in no need of your advice
    or mantra

    true I cannot control another's behavior
    but I can choose mine
    and I CHOSE leave
    KatWoman, Jan 4, 2009
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    Voivod Guest

    We at least agree on that.
    You certainly enjoy continuing it.
    So Photoshop's not the only major ignorance in your life, good to know.
    And yet, you're back, posting into the same group you kicked your heels,
    stomped your little feet and stormed out of. Make me laugh some more!
    Voivod, Jan 5, 2009
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