How to make an adjustment layer for a selection or layer set

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Jurgen Nijhuis, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. I am working on a web design. The header has turned out too dark in
    comparison to the rest of the design, so I want to lighten it. When I
    create an adjustment layer for Brightness/Contrast, it affects all
    layers beneath it in the Layer Panel. That is not what I want, because
    that way the rest of the design is affected. How can I link the
    adjustment layer to the header only? I can not move layers, so the
    layer set for the header must stick on top of the rest. I know I can
    merge the header layer set with the adjustment layer, but I want to
    keep all layers and not merge them.

    Regards,
    www.tiptoptemplates.com
     
    Jurgen Nijhuis, Jan 25, 2004
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  2. Jurgen Nijhuis

    wes Guest

    If you have what you want to change on its own layer, just use
    Brightness/Contrast from the menu
    (Image>Adjustment>Brightness/Contrast). It will only work on that layer.
    Unless I am wrong, adjustment levels will affect the entire image. I am
    sure someone will correct that statement if I am wrong.
     
    wes, Jan 26, 2004
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  3. Jurgen Nijhuis

    edjh Guest

    For a selection use the selection to make a mask on the Adjustment Layer
    (or fill one with black or white as needed).

    For a single layer only, Alt-click on the line between the Adjustment
    Layer and the layer to group them.

    For a Layer set just put an Adjustment Layer inside the set at top and
    change the set's Blend Mode from Pass Through to Normal.
     
    edjh, Jan 26, 2004
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  4. Make adjustment layer. Comm (cntl) - g or Option (alt) - click between
    adjustment layer and the next layer. I'm assuming you're putting the
    adjustment layer directly above the one needing adjustment.

    Steve

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    Monty Jake Monty, Jan 26, 2004
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  5. Jurgen Nijhuis, Jan 26, 2004
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  6. Yes, that's correct. But then underlying layers are affected and that
    is exactly what I didn't want :)

    Regards,
    Jurgen Nijhuis
    www.tiptoptemplates.com
     
    Jurgen Nijhuis, Jan 26, 2004
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  7. Yes! That was exactly what I was looking for. I didn't know the
    difference between Pass Through mode and Normal mode. Cool :)
    Thanks a lot.

    Regards,
    Jurgen Nijhuis
    www.tiptoptemplates.com
     
    Jurgen Nijhuis, Jan 26, 2004
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