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Old 08-18-2003, 12:09 PM
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While I can't be sure if this is 100% intentional, Photoshop works the same way. If the current layer is empty and you go to create a new layer, the layer fills with the fill instead of creating a new one.

In any case, you need the result as shown by running the Saturation Masking tool. Whether you achieve it with fill layers or filled layers doesn't much matter.

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Old 08-18-2003, 12:37 PM
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Thanks,

I'm confident now that the steps I'm using (even though they aren't precisely what's layed out in the book) are working to achieve the goal: the saturation mask. I still will be doing it manually for a while so that I fully understand the process. Then I will graduate to using the tool.

Thanks Again, I really appreciate all the feedback!
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Old 08-18-2003, 07:52 PM
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This is a particularly annoying BUG in Elements (and by the sounds of it PS as well). I work around it by creating blank layers after adjustment layers, but every now and again I forget and I get bitten

Paul.
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Old 08-18-2003, 08:32 PM
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I found that what worked best for me in this case, was to just create a new layer, then edit->fill->50% gray. Everything went smooth after that.
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:01 PM
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Thanks Blink! I didn't even realize that option was available (I'm a real newbie to Photoshop Elements 2) By following these steps Layer>New Layer name it Commit Mode 2, then Edit>Fill>50% gray I am now able to have a fill layer with only one thumbnail (a gray square).

In addition, I don't have to simplify the layers now before merging down. Congradulations, you solved the mystery!

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