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Old 02-22-2009, 09:04 PM
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Re: Adjustment layers

One last question on this for now :

Can you use the layer filters (e.g. distort, pixelate, artistic etc) as adjustment layers, i.e. as non-destructive filters? If so how?

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Old 02-22-2009, 11:56 PM
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Re: Adjustment layers

I'm not sure what CS4 offers as enhancements. But, there are at least two simple means of doing so in CS3.
(a) merge your work up into a new layer (ctrl-alt-shft-E) and do the filter work on that layer. It is non-destructive to the previous layers.
(b) also, if you desire to go back and modify the filter settings later, do the same step (ctrl-alt-shft-E), then convert to a smart object. Now apply the filter. You will now be able to go back to the smart object and make changes to the filter if need be.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:17 PM
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Re: Adjustment layers

"Can you use the layer filters (e.g. distort, pixelate, artistic etc) as adjustment layers, i.e. as non-destructive filters? If so how?" -again yes, by grouping all the layers, into a Smart Object and then applying the filter. It creates a merged composite of the contents of the smart object automatically. No merging necessary. So you can apply these 'non destructive filters' to layers or groups of layers. These also respond to masking, opacity and modes.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:19 PM
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Re: Adjustment layers

Again, thanks Markzebra for your clear concise advice.

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