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

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Dec 15, 2008
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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?

Thanks.

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Ragnar
Dec 15, 2008
"Evan Deez" wrote in message
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?

Thanks.

Look under Layer / New Adjustment Layer and have fun.
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Gary Edstrom
Dec 15, 2008
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:29:38 -0500, "Evan Deez" wrote:

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?

Thanks.

Layer / New Adjustment Layer
or
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
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KatWoman
Dec 15, 2008
"Evan Deez" wrote in message
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?

Thanks.

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 rest

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
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nomail
Dec 15, 2008
Evan Deez wrote:

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?

You’ve been using Photoshop for 15 years and you’ve never noticed the menu ‘Layer – New Adjustment Layer’? You’re kidding, right?


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.com
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Roy G
Dec 16, 2008
"Johan W. Elzenga" wrote in message
Evan Deez wrote:

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?

You’ve been using Photoshop for 15 years and you’ve never noticed the menu ‘Layer – New Adjustment Layer’? You’re kidding, right?


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.com

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
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Smurfy
Dec 16, 2008
"Johan W. Elzenga" wrote in message
Evan Deez wrote:

You’ve been using Photoshop for 15 years and you’ve never noticed the menu ‘Layer – New Adjustment Layer’? You’re kidding, right?

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.
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nomail
Dec 16, 2008
Evan Deez wrote:

"Johan W. Elzenga" wrote in message
Evan Deez wrote:

You’ve been using Photoshop for 15 years and you’ve never noticed the menu ‘Layer – New Adjustment Layer’? You’re kidding, right?

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.

Not really, but I felt for a moment that you were perhaps trolling.

A good way to learn to use an application is to go through all the menus to see if you understand what they do, or to simply try what they do.


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.com
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KatWoman
Dec 16, 2008
"Johan W. Elzenga" wrote in message
Evan Deez wrote:

"Johan W. Elzenga" wrote in message
Evan Deez wrote:

You’ve been using Photoshop for 15 years and you’ve never noticed the menu ‘Layer – New Adjustment Layer’? You’re kidding, right?

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.

Not really, but I felt for a moment that you were perhaps trolling.
A good way to learn to use an application is to go through all the menus to see if you understand what they do, or to simply try what they do.

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 WTF


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.com
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nomail
Dec 16, 2008
KatWoman wrote:

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.

Not really, but I felt for a moment that you were perhaps trolling.
A good way to learn to use an application is to go through all the menus to see if you understand what they do, or to simply try what they do.

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.

I do it with every update…


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.com
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Smurfy
Dec 18, 2008
Thanks for the info!

"KatWoman" wrote in message
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 rest

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
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KatWoman
Dec 18, 2008
"Evan Deez" wrote in message
Thanks for the info!

YW

"KatWoman" wrote in message
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 rest

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

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abe slaney
Dec 27, 2008
On Dec 16, 5:45 pm, "KatWoman"
wrote:

EVAN you responded to above answer but not to my very detailed explanation WTF

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.
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KatWoman
Dec 28, 2008
"abe slaney" wrote in message
On Dec 16, 5:45 pm, "KatWoman"
wrote:

EVAN you responded to above answer but not to my very detailed explanation
WTF

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.

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 alt.graphics.Photoshop

never will understand or forgive the hostile misogynistic nasty responses I got for helping people for free
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BadBoy
Jan 4, 2009
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:42:50 -0500, "KatWoman" wrote:

I quit the other group of thankless rude and hostile posters over at alt.graphics.Photoshop

never will understand or forgive the hostile misogynistic nasty responses I got for helping people for free

Some men enjoy breaking women exactly the way they broke you. It’s predictable, really, once you let them get to you. If you had ignored them, the outcome would have been different. No crime in having a heart… But ng’s are like the street — you have to watch who you reveal your heart to, knowing that there are people who only get pleasure from stomping on it.

If you can’t control it, don’t start it.

CC:)
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KatWoman
Jan 4, 2009
wrote in message
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:42:50 -0500, "KatWoman" wrote:

I quit the other group of thankless rude and hostile posters over at alt.graphics.Photoshop

never will understand or forgive the hostile misogynistic nasty responses I
got for helping people for free

Some men enjoy breaking women exactly the way they broke you. It’s predictable, really, once you let them get to you. If you had ignored them, the outcome would have been different. No crime in having a heart… But ng’s are like the street — you have to watch who you reveal your heart to, knowing that there are people who only get pleasure from stomping on it.

If you can’t control it, don’t start it.

CC:)

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
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Voivod
Jan 5, 2009
On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:02:35 -0500, "KatWoman" scribbled:

wrote in message
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:42:50 -0500, "KatWoman" wrote:

I quit the other group of thankless rude and hostile posters over at alt.graphics.Photoshop

never will understand or forgive the hostile misogynistic nasty responses I
got for helping people for free

Some men enjoy breaking women exactly the way they broke you. It’s predictable, really, once you let them get to you. If you had ignored them, the outcome would have been different. No crime in having a heart… But ng’s are like the street — you have to watch who you reveal your heart to, knowing that there are people who only get pleasure from stomping on it.

If you can’t control it, don’t start it.

CC:)

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

We at least agree on that.

no amount of blocking blocks them
as it is their hobby
your smart mouth assumption that I "started it"

You certainly enjoy continuing it.

leaves me little choice but to believe you are most likely the same person just followed me here to taunt

So Photoshop’s not the only major ignorance in your life, good to know.

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

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!
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BadBoy
Jan 5, 2009
On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:02:35 -0500, "KatWoman" wrote:

your smart mouth assumption that I "started it"

I’m not assuming that you started "it" (meaning the flame war). But you did start your *response* to "it," which was a mistake in my opinion if you didn’t think it out several steps ahead. You know, like a chess match.

If you had just left "it" alone, "it" would not have been an issue —
i.e. "don’t feed the troll." But by responding to "it," thinking your
response was going to finish "it," you surrendered your center (as the Japanese say), and found yourself frustrated by something you obviously couldn’t finish.

true I cannot control another’s behavior
but I can choose mine
and I CHOSE leave

You chose retreat.

Listen, I like you. You’ve helped me alot through your posts. I’ve subscribed to adobe.photoshop.windows so I can continue to read them.

I’m just saying, if you go into a flame war thinking one step at a time, you’re gonna lose every time.

So like I said, if you can’t control it, don’t start it. (Observe example below, to which there WAS no further response.)

BB:)

On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 19:55:06 -0500, Voivod wrote:

I’m always amused when people snip out the bits that make them look like fools.

Then you should be very un-amused with yourself.

CC:)
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jjs
Jan 5, 2009
wrote in message
On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:02:35 -0500, "KatWoman" wrote:

your smart mouth assumption that I "started it"

I’m not assuming that you started "it" (meaning the flame war). But you did start your *response* to "it," which was a mistake in my opinion if you didn’t think it out several steps ahead. You know, like a chess match.

This is not a chess match. It’s just another pissing contest. Stop it.

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