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One single mask for multiple adjustment levels.

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Old 08-25-2009, 12:20 PM
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One single mask for multiple adjustment levels.

How?
It happens to me to do 2 different masks, one for dodge (or burn) and one for desaturate it.
is it possible to have 1 common mask for all those layers?
i'm so newbie, sorry for that :P

thanks in advance.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:23 PM
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Re: One single mask for multiple adjustment levels

Yes you can use the same mask for multiple adjustment layers
just press alt+option and drag the mask to another adjustment layer
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:29 PM
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Re: One single mask for multiple adjustment levels

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1 common mask for all those layers?
Group them (command G, control G if you are on a PC) and put a mask on the group,
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:29 PM
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Re: One single mask for multiple adjustment levels

thank u very much! ))
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:44 PM
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Re: One single mask for multiple adjustment levels

Markzebra's suggestion of using a mask on a group is a great way to decouple the masking from the adjustments or effects -- great for when you have an effect applied selectively to parts of the image that might need to be redone if there are changes that need to be made below it in the layer stack and that would affect that effect. Redo the overall effect, and then replace the old effect layer with the new one within the group with the layer mask. And you're complex masking is applied to the new effect layer(s).
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:59 AM
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Re: One single mask for multiple adjustment levels

that is just what i needed!
thanks everyone for the quick and useful reply
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:11 PM
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Re: One single mask for multiple adjustment levels

One also can make a clipping layer: Alt/Option-click the line between two layers in the Layers palette. The top layer, which then is shown indented, also is masked by any layer mask of the lower layer, both masking layers below the two.
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